Book Review: Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher

Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher


Title: Not the Girl You Marry
Author: Andie J. Christopher
Publisher: Berkley
Publish Date: November 12, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: na
Goodreads Ratings: Me 2.0 / Community 3.53


How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days gets a millennial makeover in this romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Andie J. Christopher.

Jack 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 him.

Hannah 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 feelings.

Before Jack and Hannah know it, their fake relationship starts to feel all too real—and neither of them can stand to lose each other.

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A retelling of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, but with the guy trying to lose the girl. Jack comes across as the perfect guy who knows how to treat women. Hannah has sworn off men after getting her heart broken. Jack is a journalist and makes how-to videos for an internet media company. His latest assignment is How to Lose a Girl, and he chooses Hannah as the girl.

Told with the alternating points of view of Jack and Hannah. Jack thinks he’s pretty great, and believes himself to be the perfect boyfriend. When he sees Hannah, he is instantly attracted to her. At first, she’s tough to win over. Hannah has decided men aren’t interested in girls like her, so she has stopped dating and pursuing relationships.

To write his article and get Hannah to stop dating him, Jack does all the things women hate. Unfortunately for him, Hannah has told her boss she has a boyfriend, and she needs to make it work with Jack, at least for a little while. Hannah is an event planner, and with her swearing off men, she doesn’t get assigned to plan weddings. She wants a promotion though, so she has to prove she can be a romantic. Jack and Hannah have a strong physical attraction, but they’re both playing games. They are dishonest with one another, yet they both whine about how great the other person is and how they don’t want to lose one another. It’s a bit ridiculous and repetitive.

A sexy contemporary romance. This book was hard to get into. Mainly because of Jack’s opinion of himself and his views on women and relationships. Mostly lighthearted, but there are moments that are more serious.

I received a free digital copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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