Tuesday, February 6, 2018

And the Next Thing You Know by Chase Taylor Hackett

Title: And the Next Thing You Know
Author: Chase Taylor Hackett
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Why You? #2
Main Characters: Jeffrey and Theo
Release Date: February 2018
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Not the one you’re waiting for . . .

Jeffrey Bornic is getting over his ex. Really. So what if the rising-star attorney is angrily sleeping his way through most of Manhattan’s male population? When the time is right, the perfect partner will show up. And Jeffrey knows exactly what he’ll be like: an ambitious, polished professional who’ll make the ideal other half of a fabulous power couple. 

Theo McPherson is definitely not that guy. He’s a short, fiery red-head who works in the arts and wears sneakers held together with duct tape. If it weren’t for the fact that Theo is his best friend’s little (literally) brother, Jeff would be crossing the street to avoid him. Theo, meanwhile, has nothing but contempt for guys in suits, and seems to have deliberately set out to make Jeff’s life miserable, all while grinning at him in that exasperating way that he has. 

At least it’s hard for Jeff to keep moping over his ex when he’s butting heads with Theo—and suddenly wondering if the last guy he’d ever fall for might be exactly that . . .

My Review:
This book is totally different than most romance out there. I'll admit that for a long time, I wasn't sure that I liked it and then suddenly (about half way through the book) I settled into the characters and began to really enjoy both the characters and the romance. (And honestly up until that point, the two main characters were pretty sure that they didn't like one another...at all...so there was a lot of conflict in the book up until that point.)

Okay, so the premise...Jeffrey has a set way to go about his life. He's a lawyer...so, enough said. He doesn't like chaos at home or at work. 

Theo thrives on chaos. In fact, he's a really odd character. He truly sets out to cause chaos in the world. He's the antithesis to EVERYTHING Jeffrey is attracted to.

But these two have one single, solitary thing in common...Rebecca who is Theo's sister and Jeffrey's best friend. In a weird set of circumstance, they both end up couch-surfing in her living room at the same time. Two full grown men, sharing an uncomfortable fold out couch, who truly drive one another mad with how much they annoy one another. It sounds like a romance made in heaven, doesn't it? Yeah...no. And they totally do NOT work together...at all...until suddenly they do. 

In the end I enjoyed the book. I found myself enchanted by the two main characters and watching them fall for one another. I'm so glad I stuck it out on reading this one when I doubted whether I should. I honestly don't think the book will work for everyone. There is so much antagonistic emotions between the two guys at first, a lot of people won't be able to get past that. But for ME, it worked and I did fall in love with them. 

It was a fun book and story.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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