Not So Nice Guy
by R.S. Grey
“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.
I think I just found my favorite / best romance book of 2018!! Ian Fletcher and Samantha Abrams got that chemistry that sparks, sizzles and frizzles and hits all the charts. From start to finish, this bestfriends turned to lovers got me swooning and gushing with hearts in my eyes and all kinds of emojis I can think of.. *hearteyes* *redheart* *pinkheart* *brideemoji* *groomemoji* babyemoji**babyemoji* *kissyface*
OKay, I am getting carried away.. Sorry…
Anyway, back to Not So Nice Guy…
Ian and Sam had been friends for three years since they both started teaching in Oak Hills high school. Everyone thought they were an item, until Sam let it slip to a new sub teacher that Ian was single and available. Now every girl wanted a piece of him.. and every guy wanted to date Sam. Their supposedly platonic relationship just got more complicated than ever, and Ian badly needed to rectify the situation by admitting his feelings for her..
But was Sam on board with her own feelings in the first place? What happened to their friendship and West Wing Wednesdays? Seemed like Ian wasn’t really that nice guy after all..
I wish I could tell more about this book, but it is best if you’d read this yourself. There are a lot of Laugh-Out-Loud moments in the story, some that involved bananas, Cupid deliveries, a mad shower dash, possible food poisoning, a 72-hour wait, stolen dinnerware, a rabbi and security guards… Man, that was a lot! And that’s only scratching the surface!
Ian Fletcher is the kind of teacher I’d be willing to stay in detention with, as long as he’s the one watching over me. Sam is the kind of friend I’d want to talk to every vacant period, so we could share stories and dye our hair blue and watch West Wing reruns. I love both these characters so much, I can’t stop thinking about their banters and late-night phone calls and cheesy innuendos.
I don’t know what else to say right now, except – RS Grey just gained another fan in her wings. I am so in love with her writing and her characters and everything else that she’d incorporated in this book. And this is my first book by Grey and I’m quite disappointed with myself for not having read her previous books before. I am such a dork! Now I want to start reading all her books and I don’t know if I could ever stop myself. I think I’m gonna need help from Mr. Not So Nice Guy himself! Yay!