From the 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 decides to take a chance. 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.
I read my first Andie Christopher book last year, and while I didn’t love it, I liked it well enough to read another. I think this one is better; I liked it a lot.
Matt was an interesting character of the millionaire type. For some reason, a lot of romances feature millionaire/billionaire men (thank you, Fifty Shades of Grey) and they often are very one dimensional. That is not the case here. I liked this character’s development as a person, more than just the money he had. In fact, the money rarely came up until his mother got involved.
An only child, Matt is a student in law school who has broken up with his socialite girlfriend after she told him she was only with him for what he could do for her. There was more, but you get the idea. So when his summer internship would have put him in daily contact with her, he ditched it and took an internship with the state attorney. Bridget is assigned to mentor him in hopes that his success will lead to her getting a grant from his family’s foundation. It’s a bit messy but real.
Matt is instantly enamored of the strong, brilliant Bridget but quickly realizes that she doesn’t think much of him and his player reputation. But his hard work slowly changes her opinion, not to mention she finds him devastatingly attractive. They slowly form a friendship of sorts, and he agrees to help her out as her date for the upcoming wedding she must attend.
They end up in Vegas for the bachelor/bachelorette parties, and somehow end up married. Matt’s mom is livid and wants an immediate annulment, but their wedding night precludes that possibility.
There is nothing new here in this plot, but the story is told well, with a lot of laughs and a lot of heart. It would make a great movie! On Netflix, not Hallmark, because of the sex. If you want a fun read with a happy ending, look no further.
4/2020 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
NOT THAT KIND OF GUY by Andie J. Christopher. Berkley (April 14, 2020). ISBN 978-1984802705. 336p.
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