My absolute favorite thing about this book is the narration Andie J Christopher s writing style is snarky, quirky and hilarious and it speaks to my SOUL More to come closer to release date ARC approved Thank you to the publisher via Edelweiss for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. How To Lose A Guy In Days Gets A Millennial Makeover In This Romantic Comedy By USA Today Bestselling Author Andie J ChristopherJack Nolan Is A Gentleman, A Journalist, And Unlucky In Love His Viral Success Has Pigeon Holed Him As The How To Guy For A Buzzy, Internet Media Company Instead Of Covering Hard Hitting Politics Fed Up With His Fluffy Articles And The App Based Dating Scene As Well, He Strikes A Deal With His Boss To Write A Final Piece De Resistance How To Lose A Girl Easier Said Than Done When The Girl He Meets Is Hannah Mayfield, And He S Not Sure He Wants Her To Dump HimHannah Is An Extremely Successful Event Planner Who S Focused On Climbing The Career Ladder Her Firm Is One Of The Most Prestigious In The City, And She S Determined To Secure Her Next Promotion But Hannah Has A Bit Of An Image Problem She Needs To Show Her Boss That She Has Range, Including Planning Dreaded, Romantic Weddings Enter Jack He S The Perfect Man To Date For A Couple Weeks To Prove To Her Boss That She S Not Scared Of FeelingsBefore Jack And Hannah Know It, Their Fake Relationship Starts To Feel All Too Real And Neither Of Them Can Stand To Lose Each Other scored an ARC woo woo lets fake date and no loving i dont need love and i oop i ended up falling in love im sorry angstangstangst oh you love me too yay happy ending tropehere i come. e arc provided by netgalley and publisher in exchange for an honest review I m gonna start this review by saying I ve been looking forward to reading this book since it was first announced Not the Girl You Marry captures modern dating in such a raw, realistic light that I couldn t help highlighting multiple passages and pausing my read through to either yell or sigh If you love genuinely funny and relatable rom coms with a sexy ass all hell hero and a kickass heroine, this is your catnip Dating is hard on all of us but it s particularly hard on women of color Hannah, our heroine, is a biracial woman in Chicago who s lost all hope on dating and cis, heterosexual men Isn t that the biggest mood of the year A lot of people will box her in as simply unlikeable but Hannah has got to be the most relatable heroine I ve read about in a long time Her anger at the dating scene and the vulnerability she holds in so tightly after countless disappointments hit me so HARD I was tearing up a lot during her internal monologues I was also laughing my ass off because she s so whip smart and funny without even trying.Jack is a fantasy of a man but he FUCKS UP majorly and I was all in for it His self awareness was refreshing and though he does behave like an asshole on purpose, it s literally the point of the book it never feels like he s actually an asshole, if that makes sense The author did a fantastic job at building up his character so I didn t feel the need to throw stuff at him every other page He s too good y all, he ll sneak up on you Ask Hannah.I don t want to reveal too much about the plot because my favorite part about this book was seeing Jack and Hannah blunder their way towards each other Plus, the epilogue is a delight and I want all of y all to read it and then immediately DM me This is definitely a release to look out for i really enjoyed this book, i relate to the main character hannah a lot, not being able to stay in a relationship and people not viewing her as classy i m so vulgar and seeing a character like that but also the fact that she s black makes me, a black reader, so happy i love how to lose a girl in 10 days and i think this gender switches version does it such good justice in the book jack always calls hannah dutches and at first it was weird because he had no real reason behind it but i actually liked it i think it s cute when characters come up with cute nicknames for each other this book read like a rom com and it made me laugh i also like how it has smut and it has dirty talk because that s something most rom coms don t put in their movies which is understandable but i think having it also just makes it realistic. 4.5 starsI knew from the moment I first heard about this book that it would be a winner and I m so glad that my instincts were right This book gave me everything I ever needed from a romantic comedy and the fact that it has a biracial heroine finally a heroine I can truly relate to was honestly icing on the cake So many of the things that Hannah, our heroine, talked about were things that I had felt so much growing up and even now and having her talk about those things was honestly so validating I loved that this was a twist on How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and I love that this book had the fake dating trope, except they were both fake dating each other without telling the other and that was so hilarious and fun to read My one complaint is that I wish that the fake dating plot didn t last the entire book I was really hoping that we d get to see them as a couple minus the faking it part for than a chapter I wanted to see them get through the angst of lying to each other and then work towards just being together in a healthy relationship, something both of them haven t successfully done before in previous relationships Irregardless, this was a definite win for me and I think that fans of contemporary romance will love this one for sure arc given in exchange for an honest review With its great cast of characters and laugh out loud moments, this book had me grinning from page one. Find all of my reviews at StarsThere was part of me that was really having an internal struggle about rating this so high because it was clearly a remake of But then I thought how many freaking PP retellings have I read answer infinity and it never seemed to bother me with any of those that they were based on another story so this one is getting nearly all the Starzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz because it was exactly what I wanted it to be.As I said before, this was How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days and thankfully is being marketed as just that It s just been turned on its ear a tad where leading male Jack is the one with one final How To assignment in hopes of propelling his journalism career to the next level where he ll be writing some meatier stories Hannah is his female counterpart and is an event planner who gets told by her boss she might want to, you know, at least have a boyfriend if she thinks she s going to move into the wedding arena and make partner in the company Both have two weeks to achieve their goal him to do everything from sending dick pics and introducing her to the parents nearly immediately in order to make her dump him her to ignore his manbearpig and Stage Five Clinger tendencies in order keep him on the line at least until the firm s big Halloween party Oh, and there s one other little tidbit Instead of our leading lady looking like She looks like REFRESHING Another difference This is like the third time in recent history I picked up a book I was just suuuuuuuuuure was going to be PG 13 that instead ended up steaming my glasses Trust me, I m not complaining If you are anything like me, this little book will have you going I m just sorry you have to wait until November for it to be released ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Fake relationship trope written by a POC author, yessss and like, the whole paragraph below is goals Christoper tells EW she was inspired to write the novel after rewatching the 2003 rom com and thinking about the film in light of shifting gender dynamics and dating practices I decided to gender reverse it because a lot of the things guys do are things that put women off now, and there s been a slight shift in millennial dating, she says Women aren t doing that as much They re not thinking that way, like, I have to be the cool girl to keep the guy We re likely to say, Hey, guys, please stop sending dick pics because we will never date you if you do this I wanted to play with how things might have changed since the early 2000s Source
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- Not the Girl You Marry
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