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Just One of the Guys (Hqn) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2010
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Being one of the guys isn't all it's cracked up to be
So when journalist Chastity O'Neill returns to her hometown, she decides it's time to start working on some of those feminine wiles. Two tiny problems: #1she's five feet eleven inches of rock-solid girl power, and #2she's cursed with four alpha male older brothers.
While doing a story on local heroes, she meets a hunky doctor and things start to look up. Now there's only one problem: Trevor Meade, her first love and the one man she's never quite gotten overalthough he seems to have gotten over her just fine.
Yet the more time she spends with Dr. Perfect, the better Trevor looks. But even with the in-your-face competition, the irresistible Trevor just can't seem to see Chastity as anything more than just one of the guys.
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But after this book all I was left with was irrational anger over a fictional couple who had a stupid-wishy washy-push then pull-hide my feelings but silently admit you're the love of my life-frustratingly annoying-relationship. Chastity and Trevor have know each other since they were kids, and he's basically an adopted member of her big boisterous heroic family (whose stories were realistically the only reason why I even finished this book). He's a firefighter (hotttt) just like 3 of the other men in her family and she's a newspaper editor, but is taking EMT classes to overcome her immobilizing fear of blood and gore. She has apparently been in love with Trevor forever, but in 12 years they have only slept with each other a few times over a 72 hour period in college and neither has actually spoken any words about love or a relationship. I mean come on!!! 12 freaking years, thats three presidential terms and nobody can say hey, I love you, lets give this a try?!?! But apparently as this is their love story, how they choose to court one another is to keep mum about their true feelings, sleep with and get engaged to other people, and basically give great advice to those in the family with faltering relationships and divorces and then be completely dumb about their own!
Needless to say though, this still is a romance novel so it's going to have a guaranteed happy ever after. But not before dragging you through 350+ pages of "blah, blah, bleeping blah" that make you want to pull you hair out and fantasize about holding them by their shirts, banging their heads together, and then shaking them until they understand that this is a romance and its supposed to be enjoyable, and obviously they love each other so grow the heck up and have a relationship already!!!!! So after the muttering and the eye rolling, the reader finally gets to see Chasitiy and Trevor declare their undying love, marriage and babies in 1,000 words or less (okay this may be an exaggeration, but it was literally the last five pages on my iPad) and then that's it...the end... and then again...irrational anger.
So, to save yourself time, money, and stressful anger (because nobody needs that) take a pass on this book by this author and instead read her books 'The Best Man' or 'All I Ever Wanted' both of which I would gladly pay 10x as much for is they would remove the memory of this book from my mind.
I adore Chastity, her name alone is hilarious (Chastity Virginia if I remember correctly). She has four older brothers who have strong ties to the fire department, including her dad who is the fire chief. I can't imagine growing up with four older brothers was easy for her dating life, but hey they are good brothers and they love her very much. The family friend is Trevor, and he's just as much as part of the family as anyone else. Trevor is Chastity's first love, and she is still completely in love with him when she moves back to town. Only she's pretty sure it's never going to happen, so she's got to get on with living her life.
Enter Ryan Darling. The doctor. Who is slightly on the arrogant side. And well bland. But on paper I suppose he's a pretty decent dating candidate. I think Chastity knows he ain't her dream guy, but she keeps it going with him all while carrying a torch for her real dream guy Trevor. Of course Trevor ends up with someone else during this period which I'm sure you can understand when Chastity doesn't really love that whole experience of seeing him with someone else.
I love the story of how these two people basically orbit around each other but never seem to be able to come together. Trevor is just too afraid to lose the only real family he knows if things don't go well with Chastity and Chastity just isn't assertive enough to really go after what she wants. But I do love watching the whole thing unfold, and the extreme family dynamics going on in the book. Plus Chastity has some seriously interesting stuff going on at work too, made for some great laughs. I highly recommend this book and really any book by Kristan Higgins.