Not So Nice Guy by R. S. Grey
Published: August 9th, 2018
Summary: “Oh my god. Who that?”
I get asked this question a lot.
“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”
Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century.
Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.
Just Ian is… just my best friend.
We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at works assumes we’re a couple – that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.
He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.
He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into x-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.
I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always – but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.
I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss – oh who am I kidding?!
Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!
Helloooo mister not so nice guy.
So I really loved this book! I read it in a few days but I didn’t want to put it down! It was so funny and enjoyable and the characters were really amazing!
I loved Sam as a character! She was quirky, funny, and full of life! I honestly wanted her to be my best friend! She was so fully alive and I just loved reading into her mind! She was so different I feel from Grey’s other female characters. I’ve only read a two other of her novels, but she made Sam stand out so much to me.
Ian was just adorable! I liked him instantly! She was caring, smart, and witty! I loved reading about his life and his relationships with his parents and Sam. He was passionate about sports and fitness, and his students as well and it was a joy reading about that.
But I think the best part of the whole novel was reading about Sam and Ian’s friendship and their banter. They were so cute together as best friends and I loved seeing their relationship as lovers grow. I liked that it wasn’t a novel full of like sex and such. I mean don’t get me wrong, I love smutty novels but this one didn’t need it! You didn’t need to see them getting down and dirty every page to really enjoy them and their relationship. I think that I enjoyed seeing them share pretty much everything, and had traditions and such with each other. I just couldn’t get over how cute they both were and I just loved them so much!
I thought that them being teachers was fun too! They had a good work dynamic and the events that happened in the novel during their school time was funny. There was a scene having to do with whipped cream that I thought was hilarious! I couldn’t stop laughing! I couldn’t believe that happened! One of my all time favorite scenes in any of her novels!
If you’ve read this novel you’ll know the scene!
So freaking funny!
I do have to admire Ian that when they were talking about their possible relationship, Ian made sure to bring it up that he didn’t want a friends with benefits type of relationship with her. He wanted the whole thing. And I really appreciate that. He wasn’t looking for a quick fling. And I liked that because he knew her so well, he knew how to handle her during their beginnings of their relationship, when they were trying to figure out how to navigate this. He knew when to give her time, and when to leave her alone and everything. He wasn’t afraid to let her take some time to think things through.
I just respected Ian as a character for being the way he was with her. He knew when to push her to admit things, and knew when to back down and leave her in peace when she wasn’t sure about certain aspects.
Overall this novel is fun, and hilarious, with amazing characters, a good plot, and just witty banter. I love R. S. Grey’s writing and she continues to hook me on her words and characters from page one! I highly recommend this if you’re looking for a fun romantic comedy! You won’t want to put this down!
What is your favorite R. S. Grey novel? I’d love to know!