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Not the Girl You Marry
Not the Girl You Marry | Andie J. Christopher
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Jack Nolan is a gentleman, a journalist, and a would-be investigative reporter. Due to a combination of good looks and lucky (or unlucky?) breaks, he's become the how-to guy for a buzzy, internet media company instead of covering hard-hitting politics. Fed up with his fluffy job and the app-based dating scene as well, he reluctantly agrees to write an article on how to lose a girl in two weeks. Easier said than done when the subject of his experiment is Hannah Mayfield, and he's not sure he wants to lose her... Hannah is an extremely successful event planner who's focused on climbing the career ladder. Her firm is one of the most prestigious in the city, and she's determined to secure her next promotion. She's made a name for herself as the go-to Girl Friday for any event that's likely to get raucous. But the somewhat prickly Hannah has a bit of an image problem: she needs to prove to her boss that she has range, including dreaded, romantic wedding receptions, if she wants a corner office. When she meets Jack, he seems like the perfect man to test her romance knowledge on. Little does she know, he also has an ulterior motive.
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Pigpen_Reads
Not the Girl You Marry | Andie J. Christopher
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#ManicMonday #LetterN @CBee

Today's picks are:

📚: Not the Girl You Marry
✒️: Nora Roberts
🎬: New Moon
🎤: New Kids on the Block
🎶: No Surprise- Theory of a Deadman

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5280reader
Not the Girl You Marry | Andie J. Christopher
Mehso-so

How to lose a guy in 10 day redux. A little cute, a little crude. I guess I like my rom coms a little more flirty cute than hot and sexy…

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5280reader
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When the camping flies are too pesky you read inside the hammock!

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TorieStorieS
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Mehso-so

I was expecting familiar vibes from the movie How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days- but this really aligned closely to it! There is the gender swap- this time the man is the journalist assigned to lose his girl, and event planner Hannah is mixed race, but that‘s about all that set this apart... The sexy stuff felt awkward to listen to and some of the slang made me grimace more than grin- I guess I wish I had just watched the movie again! #AudioColoring

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eram10
Not the Girl You Marry | Andie J. Christopher
Mehso-so

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

Cute romcom which was basically how to loose a guy in 10 days.

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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

An enjoyable romance, but did not love-love as much as other romances I have read recently. This one is a riff on How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, but here it‘s the man who‘s a journalist at a lad mag and the girl is an event planner who wants to be taken seriously. To be honest it mostly made me want to go re-watch the movie.

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BookishGirl06
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#animaloncover #magicalmay some kind of dog I think. Looks like a cute contemporary I‘ll read someday

Eggs Great choice 👏🏻🤗 3y
jessinikkip Aww a French Bulldog ☺ 3y
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robinb
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Panpan

I read this one as a #LMPBC pick back in December, but unfortunately it was just not for me. I did not care about either of the mains (too self-absorbed and immature), and the language was simply too crude for me (unnecessarily so).

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Readinginfairyland
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Panpan

Disappointing gender swapped redo of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days that just seemed mean spirited.

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Expandingbookshelf
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Panpan

Listen. LISTEN. I love romance hijinks as much as the next person. But when the two protagonists are dumb dummies whose problems would be fixed if they simply talked to each other, I just...lose interest. “Not the Girl You Marry” is a stupid retelling of “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Just rewatch the movie-it‘s better

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FeatherV
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Pickpick

For anyone who loved “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days“ you will like this book, fast forwarded a few years and with a different twist but the same basic plot line and happy ending.
For my full thoughts see https://heartandsoulbooks.blogspot.com/2020/02/a-heart-to-heart-and-happy-ending...

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Sharpeipup
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This book reminds me of “How lose a guy in 10 days”

Anyone else get that vibe?

hes7 I think it‘s supposed to be a retelling. 3y
SincerelyWinona Ooh I hadn‘t noticed the cover similarities until I saw this! 2y
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YummyLibrarian
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Pickpick

Reminded me of Bet Me, so of course I enjoyed.
Bonus points for the Chris Evans reference.

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khooliha
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Pickpick

A bit of a creaky hand rec - the whole thing is sort of irritating but hey I had fun and that's worth something!

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wonderkales
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Pickpick

I thought it was a fun book, it followed a lot of tropes though so I wouldn't say it was shocking. However, I wanted something lighter and this was a good fit.

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Julsmarshall
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So much fun! Enjoyed it so much, I read it in a day 😄 Works for a couple challenges, too. #Booked2020 #millenialauthor @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage and #ReadingWomen #20 Read a feel good book.

Cinfhen Yay!!! Looks like a fun read 💜 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job! 📚♥️👊🏻 3y
alisiakae Cute photo! 3y
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Brookebickel
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I was so excited to dive into this one. Sad to say it just didn‘t work for me. #bummed

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xxjenadanxx
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Mehso-so

#wintergames #slaybells @MidnightBookGirl

This one was on my TBR for ages so I was excited to finally get around to it but man, WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT. This is essentially How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days but in reverse. Not a bad place to start honestly but throw in a grossly insecure female and the authors propensity to overuse the phrase "dipping their wicks" and it's derivatives in reference to sex and you've got a hot mess.

MidnightBookGirl Eek! 16pts! 3y
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TheAromaofBooks
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This is an #LMPBC post!!

#GroupR - @hes7 - I mailed Mariana to you today!
@Robinb - Happened to receive Not the Girl You Marry today as well!!
@Lovesbooks87 - just keeping you in the loop! 😁

#GroupC - @lover.of.the.classics - Call of the Wild is heading your way!
@bookwormjillk @lele1432

Both books went media mail, so they may take a week or so to arrive. Let me know if you need tracking info!

lover.of.the.classics Alrighty! Thank ya much! 3y
robinb Happy it arrived safely! 👍😊 3y
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robinb
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@TheAromaofBooks I just finished my current #LMPBC...is it too soon to mail off to you? Would you rather I wait until after Christmas?

@Lovesbooks87 @hes7
@suvata
#GroupR

PS. In an effort not to give anything away or influence anyone, I‘m planning to put out my Litsy review when the round is finished. 😊

TheAromaofBooks Whenever works for you is totally fine with me, Robin!! I just stick a post-it note on the front when I get it with the date I'm supposed to mail it so I keep them straight! :-D I just started Mariana yesterday and it is soooo good!!! 3y
robinb @TheAromaofBooks OK, I might try to go ahead next week and send it off via media mail...that will slow it down a little. 😂👍 Glad you‘re enjoying Mariana! 😊 3y
TheAromaofBooks haha yes, especially this time of year I think the media mail gets quite un-prioritized, so that should work fine. 3y
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eanderson Did you like this book? I just finished One Day In December and saw this on Amazon... worth getting? 3y
robinb @eanderson It really wasn‘t my thing, that‘s why I held off rating it here until later. I want the rest of my #LMPBC to read it for themselves. If you want more details, just drop me an email. 😊 3y
eanderson Email sent! 😋 3y
robinb @eanderson just responded! 😉 3y
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robinb
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About to jump into my next #LMPBC #Group R book! Looking forward to it! 😊

@TheAromaofBooks @hes7 @Lovesbooks87
@suvata

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Kaylamburson
Not the Girl You Marry | Andie J. Christopher
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Mehso-so

Going into this I knew nothing except that it looks like another cute rom-com, and I wanted to read it since I almost always love them all. Little did I know that it was a gender-swapped version of my favorite movie, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Most books that are comped to big name books and movies have relatable elements, not a rewrite of the exact same plot. This felt like a wannabe fanfic. How is this even legal? 👇🏼👇🏼 Rant continues..lol

Kaylamburson I can't imagine this is covered under parody law because it's not a parody. Don't you have to wait for copyrights to expire before you can freely do a retelling? There is nothing new or innovative to make this story deserving of a retelling. It replaced many of the humor elements with erotic scenes instead. I always enjoy steamy books, but the number of scenes felt excessive to me and repetitive.
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Kaylamburson Ugh, this just made me so mad that the author could not come up with a creative storyline and it's calling this her own, regardless of the law. But I would have enjoyed this had I never heard of the movie, hence why it's a so-so and not pan. 3y
Kaylamburson A wrote a more cohesive and *slightly* more professional review here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44082130-not-the-girl-you-marry 3y
mabell Well, I agree - it‘s sad when a plot feels to be a blatant rip off. At least Clueless waited 400 years. 😆 But I enjoyed your review! 😄 3y
Kaylamburson Hahaha, thanks @mabell. I've never written a longer review on Goodreads, or a more ranty one, lol. 😂🤣 I have enjoyed The Shakespeare modernization like Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You, but I think 400 years made a difference. An update from the early 2000's doesn't have much to change lol. 3y
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MaggieCarr
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Open door romance.
Christina Lauren reviewed it perfectly and I wouldn't describe it any differently...
"Sharp, smart, sexy- a perfectly executed role-swapped
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days."
Too weird that Kate Hudson plays an Andie and the author of this book is an Andie too???

Soubhiville What is “open door” romance? I‘ve been seeing it lately as a sub genre... 3y
Zelma @Soubhiville graphic sex scenes. Some romances fade to black or move out of the room when the characters have sex, hence referred to as closed door romances. 3y
Soubhiville Ah, thanks @Zelma ! Mystery solved! 🤗 3y
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Lovesbooks87
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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is one of my all time favorite rom-com. So when I heard that this book was a role swap I knew I just had to read it. I don‘t want to give away too much with it being my pick for this round of #LMPBC but I really enjoyed it. I can‘t wait to hear what you all think of it!

AmyG Your book model is adorable. ❤️ 3y
TheLibrarian Look at that cute face! 3y
Dawnrod1970 So cute! 3y
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robinb YAY, two for two so far! 👍😊🎉 I‘ll look forward to reading it! I tried not to give too much away in my review as well. 3y
hes7 I love How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, too! Can‘t wait to read this. 3y
TheAromaofBooks Sounds like we are off to a good start!! I am planning to read my pick this week, so fingers crossed that we end up with another win! :-D 3y
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Lovesbooks87
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Man of man it has been one of those kinds of days. Between the two year olds I teach biting and not keeping their hands to themselves and one of them yelling “bye butt crack” to one of the dads as they left the classroom. I am tired and ready to go home. Here is to some relaxing with my romance pick for this round of #LMPBC.

BookNAround Is it bad that I laughed at the “bye butt crack?” I‘m pretty sure my youngest child had the potential to do something like that when he was small. Good news is that he is almost an adult and is much more appropriate now (at least out loud in public). 3y
Lovesbooks87 @BookNAround I had to turn my back and have a little laugh too before I said something to him about it. My coteacher was laughing so hard. 3y
squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 3y
TheAromaofBooks haha the real questions is whether or not the dad deserved to be called butt crack??

Also totally looking forward to reading that one when it's my turn!!
3y
Bookzombie I laughed too. 3y
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sebrittainclark
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5/5

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is one of my favorite rom-coms, so I wasn't surprised to love this book. It's a great, modern retelling of the story.

I loved all the characters and thought there was a lot of potential for sequels about the side characters, that I would love to read.

#netgalley #romantsy

xxDragonfly I love that film, intrigued about this book now! Thanks for the review, this book is going on my wish list 🤗 3y
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danimgill
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Mehso-so

This book is a present-day gender-flipped How To Lose a Guy in Ten Days and... that‘s pretty much it. While it did add a new diversity element of Hannah being biracial and dealing with people who judge her for that, this didn‘t feel that much more modern or fresh to me than the movie.

Publication date November 15 🥃