I went into this book in a bit of a book slump. So, I thought what better way to get out of it then to read a light-hearted romance?! But to my surprise Not You It’s Me was also funny and had a few dramatic moments in there as well. This was my first experience with one of Julie Johnson’s books; but I enjoyed her witty-banter and easy flowing writing so much that I will be reading more from her!
“You’re my karma, sunshine. And I’m pretty sure you were made for me.”
Gemma Summers has pretty much given up on men. She doesn’t trust them, has never been in love, and the one try she gave at a “real” relationship he turned out to be a rat bastard. So, when a sexy mysterious guy saves her from several embarrassing moments at a basketball game she expects him to be like all the rest of the men that have been in and out of her life. Well, Chase Croft is definitely not like anything she has known before!
I loved the banter and funny little games (two truths and a lie was hilarious) that Gemma and Chase played with each other. I also loved the sexual tension between the two of them… talk about fireworks! I did find Gemma to be a bit irritating at times. She is a sweetheart and definitely speaks her mind, but I don’t know that she always thinks before she speaks and then there were times when she had the chance to really lay it all out there and get things off her chest, that was the one time that she had nothing to say (keeping it spoiler free here LOL).
“I’ll stay, sunshine. For you, I’ll stay.”
Not You It’s Me, is a standalone and I don’t know that the author has any plans on continuing these characters stories. However, I would like to put my vote in for Phoebe or even Parker getting their own book. I would also like to see where this characters end up, as the book ended a bit quickly for me with no epilogue (I NEED an epilogue– gotta have an epilogue in a book). Overall this was a book that made me laugh, held my attention, and was an unexpected read.
Julie Johnson is a twenty-three year old Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome and an obsession with fictional characters. When she’s not writing, Julie can most often be found daydreaming, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and stalking Goodreads for new books to add to her ever-growing TBR list.
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