2024 Reading Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

REVIEW for Just One of the Guys

A big THANK YOU to Adam at Harlequin for sending this great author my way!

TITLE: Just one of the Guys

AUTHOR: Kristan Higgins

GENRE: Contemporary Romance

RATING: 3.5 stars

I had never read Kristan HIggins before and was so pleased to discover a new author. I am a big fan of chick lit and although I might qualify this as more of a contemporary romance the storyline was so funny and engaging that it was a breeze to read this book. I knew I would instantly bond with this author as soon as I read the first page.

Our main character Chastity (or Chas) is being unceremoniously dumped by a loser and as she is listening to him drone on, she chokes on a mushroom - ensues a hilarious little bit that I adored (and yes, I would definitely have spit the mushroom at him). Chas is a girl - but she plays with the big boys - and this is a bit of a problem as the big boys can't handle it. To make things even harder - now that she is newly single (again!) she comes face to face with the guy who got away. What to do? and how to deal?

I loved the funny writing (this author does not take anything too seriously) which goes a long way for me - especially if we are talking about matters of the heart. The main character is flawed but fun and I even sort of kind of liked the male main character. This is a great story and I am planning on reading more of Kristan Higgins - her humor, to me, is one of the best things about her books.


Wall-to-wall books said...

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Alea said...

This one sounds fun!

Emily said...

I LOVE Kristin Higgins. This is her third out and although I really enjoyed it, I have to say it wasn't my favorite. The ending seemed a little rushed to me (though sweet). Of her three, I prefer Catch of the Day. She has a new one out in Feb 09, can't wait!


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