A Book Review // Not The Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher

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Synopsis:

Hannah and Jack are both looking for more out of the careers that they’re in and when their bosses require both of them to get into a relationship to further their promotions each of them are forced to remember their “not so lucky in love” pasts.

In order to be taken seriously about his new story involving government scandals, his boss needs him to write an article about how to lose a girl. Hannah’s boss believes that she would benefit from having someone to love and she thinks that her event planning career could use a boost from Cupid, so if Hannah needs to use a guy why not have her cake and eat it too? If these two can somehow manage to keep this train on the rails for two weeks and call it quits without catching feelings then what’s the worst that could happen?

In this romance novel that has been compared to How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days you’ll encounter two people who are willing to use their charms and wit to get what they want within two weeks, but end up with a lot more than they bargained for.

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My Thoughts:

I wanted to love this novel so badly because I saw that a lot of romance readers were enjoying it. When I found it at my library I snatched it up and found myself tearing through the pages because it was fairly easy to get through. It’s clear that Hannah’s last relationship messed her up in more ways than one and she’s tired of not being “wife material” but she’s not going to change for anyone, not even a seemingly perfect guy like Jack Nolan.

I’m just going to get into why I didn’t like it so we won’t waste our time. I found Hannah and Jack’s relationship chemistry to be completely ZERO; their sexual chemistry was on point and I praise the inclusion of sex toys in the bedroom but about halfway through I noticed that while Jack was implementing all of the “Top Ten Ways to Be A Fuckboy” Hannah was eating that shit UP after completely raging against guys that exhibited those behaviors. So while Jack is knowingly doing things that Hannah has told him would hurt her she somehow finds herself “falling for him” and finding all of the things that she USED to find unattractive with other partners, cute when Jack does it. I hated that the author presented this strong independent woman and then just threw her intelligence and persona out of the window for a guy, like really?

So when shit inevitably hits the fan in the book, I found Hannah’s reaction to be completely over the top and hypocritical since she got upset that she found out Jack was lying to her for two weeks just like she was lying to him…Delusion Population: Hannah. The only things these two did not do the whole book was:

• Have sex

• Tell The truth to each other

You can tell the author put a lot of her experiences as a biracial woman of color into Hannah’s experiences because it’s brought up in the book how her past boyfriends either didn’t find her acceptable because of her biracial-ness or found that she shouldn’t be so accepting of it. Now when Jack is blatantly just accepting her for who she is, both black AND White, she’s confused as to why he doesn’t have a problem and won’t stop thinking about it and keeps expecting him to react to her the same way her past partners have. Sis, let it go.

Then we have Jack over here talking about how he’s attracted to the girls he’s been attracted to because of his mommy issues and that he hopes Hannah isn’t a product of his abandonment issues and that was when I was like “Jesus Take The Wheel”. The characters were surface level and one note, the supporting characters if any didn’t add anything to the story. Like the big plot twist didn’t even hit hard because I was sitting there like “is this the same Hannah from the beginning of the book or did she have a complete personality switch and I missed it?” It was just a miss from me.

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Wrap Up:

I rated this book 2 out of 5 stars, the French Bulldog on the cover is the only thing that saved this from a one star.

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4 thoughts on “A Book Review // Not The Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher”

  1. The Frenchie saved it from 1 star 😂😂😂😂😂

    But seriously, you ever have one of those books that everyone is hyping so you feel like you “should” read but you can’t bring yourself to be interested and you don’t know why? Because that was high key this book for me and now I’m grateful af 👀 great review darling!!

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  2. ‪This is a great review. Sorry you didn’t like this. It wasn’t on my radar until yesterday, but at least now I know‬ what to expect if I ever decide to pick it up.

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