Review: Just One Of The Guys by Kristan Higgins

Summary of Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins:

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: #1—she’s five feet eleven inches of rock-solid girl power, and #2—she’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 over—although 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…(Source:Goodreads).

My Review of Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins:

The wonderful Lauren Willig mentioned Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins on her blog a few days ago, and I happened to be between books at the time so I decided to pick up a copy on a whim. It quickly became clear as I was reading that I had found a new favorite. Not only a new favorite book, but a new favorite author!

Chastity O’Neill is not down with being considered “just another brother” by close family friend Trevor Meade. The question is, what is she gonna do about it? She is such a great character – certainly not a weak female in need of a man! She has beefy(ish) arms and shoulders as she is a rower, a massive Lord of the Rings obsession, and a fierce independent streak.

You will be rooting for her like you have never rooted for anyone, and this even leads to a few slightly emotional moments because you’ll be so involved with her character. Another character you’ll love is her (ugly) dog Buttercup. They have some great moments together as well.

No, not much about the main plot of this book is terribly original. But who cares? When you pick up a novel with a romantic plot, what you hope for is dynamic characters and a story worth reading, and this book will give you more than you could hope for in that regard. The dialogue is wonderful and constantly infused with very snarky humor. Seriously, you’ll spend a lot of time laughing.

Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins is a fantastic book, definitely a must read for any romance/chick-lit fans.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Sabrina @ about happy books June 26, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Great review. I also enjoyed this book a lot.

  • Jen the bibliophile June 26, 2010, 8:29 pm

    This book looks very intriguing. I always love a powerful female main character. I am going to add it to my TBR list. Thanks!

  • Tiger Holland June 26, 2010, 10:05 pm

    I liked this one, too. It's light reading, but very funny and good-hearted.


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