Published by Berkley on April 14, 2020
Genres: adult, Romance, contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Source: ARC from Publisher
An office attraction becomes something more when they're off the clock in this delightful romantic comedy by the USA Today bestselling author of Not the Girl You Marry.
State attorney Bridget Nolan is successful in all aspects of her life--except romance. After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, she's been slow to reenter the dating scene. To be honest, she has more important things to do like putting bad guys behind bars. But with her brother's wedding right around the corner, she suddenly needs a date and fast. Lucky for Bridget, the legal intern is almost done with his program.
Matt Kido is dumbstruck by Bridget--total love at first sight--but there's one problem. She's totally off-limits while she's his boss. But the moment he no longer reports to her, Matt asks her on a date. An impulsive decision takes them to Las Vegas where, as the saying goes, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Unless you put a ring on it.
Not that Kind of Guy is a romantic comedy standalone by author Andie J. Christopher. I thought this book was super cute and a ton of fun. I read it in an easy afternoon and I have to say I had a great time while reading it. I love books written by attorneys or about attorney main characters. Not that Kind of Guy features the second kind. Our main character, Bridget is a state attorney and her eventual love interest starts out as her summer intern. I loved that it was a male intern to a hotshot, bad A** prosecutor. I loved all of the characters, and the plot line was pure fun.
Bridget is a boss at work, and she works hard to maintain her hard exterior, and strict no nonsense attitude, but in her home life she is a lot softer. I loved seeing both sides to her personality, and I loved that Matt did as well. Matt is smitten with Bridget from the first moment he meets her at his summer internship. Matt is a rich trust fund kid, who everyone thought would go the private big law summer associate route. But Matt wanted to break free of his families mold, and he does so wonderfully. I loved that neither Matt nor Bridget are just what they seem at first glance. Andie J. Christopher did a great job developing their characters and personality nuances as the romance also progressed. But the romance was not the only fun element of this book. I loved the role that families played in Not That Kind of Guy.
Bridget starts out this book still reeling from a big break up from a complete jerk. He ex- was the most one dimensional character in the book (likely on purpose) but I would have liked to see his role expanded on just a bit so he was more than 100% jerk. When Matt and Bridget find themselves going to Vegas together for a wedding (Jack and Hannah from Not the Girl You Marry) we get to see the whole Nolan crew…along with Bridget’s jerk of a ex. What comes next is plenty of hilarious scenes, and yes a really cute romance. I loved seeing how complimentary Matt and Bridget were, especially since they seemed to be complete opposites upon first introductions. Or should I say, not suited for each other. But as I got to know them, I loved the idea of them as a couple more and more. If you are a looking for a fun romantic comedy featuring fake dating, light boss/employee tropes, jerky exs getting what is coming to them, and plenty of family involvement, then Not That Kind of Guy is a great book for you to pick up. It was a fun read.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
- Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020