• Never Fall for Your Back-Up Guy

  • It's Complicated, Book 1
  • By: Kate O'Keeffe
  • Narrated by: Holly Warren
  • Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Three things I’ve learned this week:

  1. Never fall for a client
  2. Never fall for your best friend
  3. And most importantly, never fall for your back-up guy

…especially if they’re all the same person.

I’m the queen of dating disasters - I’ve had more rotten dates than you can shake a long-stemmed rose at. After years of one disappointment after another, I’m beginning to feel like I’ll never say “I do.”

So after being dumped one too many times, I do something stupid: I make a pact with my best friend Asher. If neither of us is married by 35, we tie the knot. That’s five full years of searching for The One.

I’ve got to meet Mr. Right by then, don’t I?

But when I take a job redecorating Asher’s bachelor pad, I realize he’s a lot different from the guy I thought he was. Against all odds, I find myself falling for my best friend. Maybe my back-up guy could be The One after all?

Except there’s only one problem....

My back-up guy has a secret that could ruin everything.

Never Fall for Your Back-Up Guy is a clean, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with a smart and sassy British heroine and a swoon-worthy American hero.

©2021 Katharine O'Keeffe (P)2021 Katharine O'Keeffe

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Loved it!

I enjoyed the story so much! Loved the humor, and the romance was swoony! It reminded me of a Sophie Kinsella book. The narration was excellent!

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It is Cute

The story is clean. I loved the narrator. Some moments were cute and made me smile but I would like more depth to the story. Very nice though

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Poorly written and developed

I know this is only predictable, formulaic fluff, but it's not entertaining fluff. There are so many others out there that the reader can connect with the characters.

The protagonist, claimed to be so kind by other characters, was not. After "the twist" she seemed more interested in telling other people what she knew (i.e. gossip) than the feelings of the person the twist was about--her "friend". She also seems to have zero personality as did the characters, so there was no one to care about in this novel.