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...
Chastity is a strong and independent woman. She wants to find her Mr Right, settle down and have a family. But most of the time the men in her life consider her "just one of the guys". When she meets a hunky doctor, things seem to be changing. He's a great guy, but she can't keep her mind off Trevor, the guy that she's been carrying a torch for ever since she can remember. And it doesn't help that he's basically part of the family.
When I grow up I want to be like Chas! I love her, she's hilarious, strong, independent, has a great relationship with her family and friends, has no problem embracing her inner geek and she loves her ugly dog. I think her crazy family charming, four fire-fighting brothers, her Captain father and her mother who has issues with cooking. Her parents are newly divorced but are still friends, and Chas is having a hard time (her father as well) with her mother entering the dating scene. So Chas tags along...which is pretty funny when her mother is more popular than she.
I love the way that author told us about Chas and Trevor's previous relationship and how strong their connection was. But I couldn't wrap my mind around Trevor's reason for not following his feelings. Wouldn't you want to take a chance rather than lose the person you love? Maybe it's just me.
Anyway, I was glad when everything was tied up at the end. And I'm kind of sad that I won't be seeing more of the O'Neill family. They have so much potential!
Just One of the Guys by Kristan Higgins (4.5/5) Contemporary Romance; Published: HQN (2008); Books (26);