Just One Of The Guys book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to be So. Read "Just One of the Guys" by Kristan Higgins available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. From New York Times bestselling. Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to beSo when journalist Chastity O'Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it's time to start working.
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I see other reviewers are disgruntled because we did not get to see them together in a romantic relationship very much.
But you know? It was pretty obvious to me from a few chapters in that he adored Chas, and that he treated her with respect, admiration, tenderness, support, and humor. And those qualities go a very, very long way for me. Even though they were technically not in a romantic relationship, I saw that these two loved each other and treated each other well.
They displayed their love for each other beautifully. That is the forecast for the quality of their future relationship. Even though they did not get a lot of "screen-time" so to speak, they didn't need it. You can already see how they are going to be together from the way they interact in the few short scenes they are in. Quality over quantity. The epilogue was perfect.
It was a happy ending without being sappy or overly-sentimental or fairy-tailish. And I am so, so, thrilled that Chas got such a satisfying and happy ending.
I loved her very much and would have been very disappointed if she had gotten anything less. View 1 comment. Jun 23, Nisha rated it liked it Recommends it for: I wanted to read this book ever since I heard about it on site. It had my favorite theme. Childhood friends who bordered lovers but not quite, because they've been more like family even longer.
Its a cute novel. The humor is always fun as well as her LOTR obsession and the characters were all quite likable I loved her brothers and their asking her for advice and her stiff trauma surgeon bf, oddly. Her family is very amusing though slightly dysfunctional her parents are divorced, but are s I wanted to read this book ever since I heard about it on site.
Her family is very amusing though slightly dysfunctional her parents are divorced, but are still together-ish Now, where was the problem? Let's start with the main character, Chastity and her true love, Trevor. Trevor is a hottie who is stupid enough to accept their 'sibling' relationship, even if it was killing them both and he knew that she loved him.
Chastity is an easy to like and understand heroine. Her confidence is not shot, despite her lack of a love life, and she seems to live somewhat better than competently. The problem is, they never actually try a relationship until the last chapter, and by then it was just a little tedious. We never get to see the dynamics of their relationship, since they are generally trying to avoid each other.
The other problem, was the mom and her new husband. That just made me sad. I know, things like that happen, but it was supposed to be a happy ending for everyone, but it had a bittersweet quality to it. You'll know when you read it. Overall, I loved the book.
It would be even better if Chas and Trev were actually together for bits of it, instead of being engaged to other people. Nov 03, Crista rated it liked it Shelves: This is my first book by the highly recommended Kristan Higgins, and I must say that I am very confused with how to rate this book!
Some parts were so brilliant that 5 stars aren't enough, and other parts of this book really grated on my nerves. I ended up giving it 3 stars because of my confusion. I loved the humor in this book. Humor is very difficult to write well, and Kristan Higgins writes it very well. There are few authors that can make me laugh out loud and this book made me do just th This is my first book by the highly recommended Kristan Higgins, and I must say that I am very confused with how to rate this book!
There are few authors that can make me laugh out loud and this book made me do just that. Although this book has a definite "chic-lit" vibe, I enjoyed getting to know Chas's brothers and their families and the host of other secondary characters that this book introduced.
As I turned the last page of this book, I felt like I had been to a family reunion instead of just finishing a romance novel.
The complexity of interactions between friends and family was a definite "plus" to this book. The parts that frustrated me about this book were mostly due to the fact that Trevor and Chas's romance was very much in the background and past instead of the present.
There was a lot of denial going on, and until the very end, I still wasn't percent sure that Trevor had any romantic feelings for Chastity at all. For the vast majority of this book, Trevor and Chas were involved intimately with other people! I have to be honest, that was something that I really struggled with!!! Chastity is a unique character in that she is very tall, extremely athletic, and very "tom-boyish".
I failed to connect with her character even though she provided me with many laughs. I guess I am just to much of a romance addict and purest to feel truly satisfied with this book.
There wasn't enough steam and not enough romantic time for Chas and Trevor for me to download in to this romance. It may have helped to get a little of Trevor's point of view throughout the book, but this was really Chas's book from beginning to end. The last couple of chapters were sweet and the epilogue was really sweet.
If not for the ending, I would be a very frustrated reader right now, but thankfully the ending was just what I was looking for Nov 12, willaful rated it liked it Shelves: I thought this was a well-written book with appealing characters and a good number of laughs.
I would have rated it higher, but the romance plot seemed really depressing to me. Perhaps if it hadn't been written in the first person and we could've seen the hero suffering a little, as well as the heroine, I would've liked it more.
As it was, reading about someone constantly yearning for a man who is always trying to foist her off on someone else for her own good was a bummer. View all 5 comments.
Trevor es un amor, necesito un Trevor en mi vida. May 04, Limonessa rated it liked it Shelves: Chastity is a tall, big, healthy girl - a journalist, who comes back to her native town of Eaton Falls after a decade of studying and working in New York.
She is also part of a big family of firefighters, the youngest sisters of four equally tall, big and healthy brothers. Chastity is ready to settle down, find a husband and start popping out some kids, but her rather domineering looks do not help in her quest. When she starts dating Ryan - a doctor, perfect husband material - she thinks she's f Chastity is a tall, big, healthy girl - a journalist, who comes back to her native town of Eaton Falls after a decade of studying and working in New York.
When she starts dating Ryan - a doctor, perfect husband material - she thinks she's found her perfect candidate, if not for the constant nagging thought in her mind of Trevor Meade, her childood friend and sweetheart, whom she's loved forever but doesn't seem to be interested in her romantically.
Unfortunately I am not going to do this book any justice. Fate has wanted me to pick this up mere days after having finished Bachelor Boys and they're too bloody similar in so many ways to be objective about it. I'll be honest and say I preferred Bachelor Boys because, aside from being simply chick lit, goes also a bit deeper into the dynamics of family, love and friendship. Don't get me wrong, this is great chick lit. Of the laugh out loud kind. I really had a good time reading this book and never once I put it down groaning because of some dumb scene - well, except at the very end for the sappiness, but I do that with all books that feature said scenes.
It was completely hilarious at times, I even kind of started picturing Katherine Heigl as Chastity, in one of those exhilarating chick flicks she does, like 27 dresses.
The characters are really well developed and the dialogues are witty and fun. The only thing that bothered me - as in Bachelor Boys, by the way - were the premises. The whole plot rotates around the fact that Chastity is desperately looking for a husband in order to reproduce because she is 31 and she feels it's about time. This is a load of old, backward bullshit, sorry to say.
I can't believe an emancipated woman with a master's degree in Journalism who's lived in the big city would actually think like that. That would be me. For this reason I had a few issues empathizing with Chastity at the beginning but, eventually, she came through, because she is extremely funny. If you need to relax and have a good laugh, this is the book for you.
I'll be certainly reading more of Kristan Higgins 's books for therapeutic purposes. Follow me at NightReader I have read somewhere that she is the master of small-town romance.
I agree completely. This piece deserves in my opinion of course three stars for the main romance, four stars for an atmosphere mostly family atmosphere , four stars for the whole Higgins' world and five stars for a story of Chastity's parents.
Dec 07, Shilpi rated it liked it Shelves: Don't know what to make of it. The ending was abrupt and convenient. It was different though. Dec 23, Yodamom rated it it was ok Shelves: This is the second book I've read from her and I did not like it as much as the other.
I felt no connection with the characters I didn't understand their weird relationship or care for how they played the relationship game. It took forever, to finally get together. There was so much unsaid game playing it drove me crazy. Just not the book for the reader. Sep 19, Elle rated it liked it Shelves: An interesting book.
The reader is thrown into her life shortly after she moves back to her hometown. It just so happens that this point in her life includes certain romantic relationships. I always enjoy reading about the day to day life of characters and this book certainly provides that. In this case the emphasis is heavily focused on An interesting book.
In this case the emphasis is heavily focused on certain interpersonal relationships co-workers, family members, romantic interests but these are not always fleshed out. There are also some unnecessary additions to the plot, such as a stalker scare at the work place or the details on the frienemy relationship between Chastity and Lucien. I can only guess that these incidences were meant to provide the reader with a fuller understanding of Chastity and how she relies on those in her life.
However, in reality, other more interesting and holistic sequences do the same such as the EMT training. In my opinion, the is a major flaw in the book allowing for the book to drag on at times.
I loved Chastity, she is refreshing and interesting and I found myself adding this book to my favourites just because of her. Other pluses to the story is that it really fun and lighthearted but also felt relaistic, while containing some great funny moments! Also, I genuinely liked Trevor and the brothers and the dynamic they all shared. There is a time and place for present tense, and it was not in this book. To me the book felt like it had the vibe of a story being told in a lot of key places, not a story in the making.
Strangely, this didn't bother me at all times, just periodically through the book. Another negative was that the book seems to drag on at times and by the end it doesn't feel like there is enough details on the romantic resolution.
I'd read this book again because I enjoyed the characters in it and it had a great vibe but I would definitely skim! It's also likely that I will read another novel by Kristan Higgins in the future but perhaps not right away. The book rating in this case is a 3. A great story, sure, but its lethargic tendencies wore me down from rating it a solid 4.
I loved this book.
Stick with me here. I'm not very good with reviews and the more I like a book, the more I tend to babble, lol. I had been wondering about this author. After getting some opinions on site, I decided to check her out. I started with this one because I've read other books with a similar theme and liked them a lot Her Best Friend's Lover, Seducing Simon. It's true that Higgins leans toward the "chick lit" side of romance.
I wasn't sure how I'd feel about such a G rated book, bu I loved this book. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about such a G rated book, but I could see right away that Higgins has a way with emotions. I went back and forth between laughing and crying the whole time I was reading. Some people mentioned that they don't like how the author uses depreciating humor at the h's expense. I can totally see how that would put some people off, but I don't really mind.
I think it makes for a more emotional read if you're turning red in the face right along with the h. Sometimes it makes it more sad, or even more funny. I've read books that use this strategy before, and I think Higgins does it well. How many times have I read books where the H breaks the h's heart, doesn't seem to notice and then says something hurtful? And every time I read that scenario, I just want the h to haul off and give him a piece of her mind, Until now.
Until this book. I loved that part. Even though Trevor wasn't being intentionally cruel, he still hurt her more than once. I was so happy to see her tell him that it was not ok. This one delivered on that front.
All of the characters seemed so well developed, even the ones who didn't get much page time. The side characters and their issues flowed into the main plot so nicely. Probably because Chastity was such an integral part of everyone's life. It just supported the familial feeling I had all the way through the book.
I can't rave enough about this book, and I can't wait to read the rest of this author's work. Another library find. Chastity O'Neill has returned to Eaton Falls to work as a reporter at the local newspaper. She has five older brothers. Six, if you count Trevor. She's had a thing for Trevor since she was a child and now at thirty she has decided it's time to settle down and start a family.
But Trevor seems more like a brother than the mate she wants. So after being dumped because she wasn't attractive enough, Chastity is having a few confidence issues.
Then her divorced mom decides to hit Another library find. Then her divorced mom decides to hit the dating scene and takes Chastity with her. Finally, Chastity meets the man of her dreams, trama surgeon, Ryan Darling. Or is he? Okay it was a fun read. A bit chick-litish and I didn't like Ryan.
It seemed a bit too much like the last book I read by her, Catch of the Day , only the names were changed. But I got my happy ending, even though I didn't care for some of the turns it took to get there.
I will probably read more books by this author if the library has more but I wouldn't download the books. Jan 17, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: Though some of the antics are positively slapsticky, this was actually really depressing. I normally don't have a problem with first person, but this seemed almost designed to torture readers And, let's be honest, there really wasn't a romance at all, 'til the HEA. And telling Chastity in no uncertain terms that there is no relations Though some of the antics are positively slapsticky, this was actually really depressing.
And telling Chastity in no uncertain terms that there is no relationship between them. Also, the plot point with the parents was actually wrenching too. Three stars seems high, but two is too low. Just One Of The Guys happens to be one of those books where the heroine has always been in love with her first love since the very beginning. It's sweet and I have a thing for that.
Until There Was You. Too Good To Be True. My One And Only. Just One Of The Guys. Fools Rush In. All I Ever Wanted. Book 2. In Your Dreams Blue Heron: Book 4. Waiting On You Blue Heron: Book 3. The Perfect Match Blue Heron: Book 1. Somebody To Love Gideon's Cove: The Best Man Blue Heron: And then there is Trevor Meade, also a firefighter.
An old-fashioned good boy with brown curly hair and soft brown eyes. The honorary O'Neill. Best friend to Chastity's brothers. A real live, walking, talking Vagina Magnet. Trevor is also Chastity's f Being one of the guys isn't what it's cracked up to be. Trevor is also Chastity's first love. The man she never got over after the 72 glorious hours they spent together in college. But she discovers that Travis has gotten over her just fine. In fact, he wants to be her buddy and treats her like a little sister.
Or so it seems. After Chastity returns to her hometown to be close to her family and accepts a job as a journalist at the local rag, she decides it's time to settle down, get married and have babies.
Lots of babies. Just like her brothers. But nobody in town dares to date "the O'Neill girl" and who can blame them? Chastity spends her spare time putting into motion her super-skills at rowing, running marathons, and babysitting her dozens of nieces and nephews while she is husband hunting. We even get glimpses of Chastity at work where a slight mystery takes place.
Eventually Chastity meets Ryan Darling, M. Perfect" while attending a self-defense class that he teaches for women he is also a karate black belt. Perfect, impressed with Chastity's sparring abilities, attempts to demonstrate a chokehold on Chastity. Too bad Chastity's body reacts faster than her brain - she knees Dr. Possibly affecting his ability to father their future children.