ARC Review: One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

Posted January 26, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 12 Comments

ARC Review: One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

One of the Guys


by Lisa Aldin
Published on February 10th 2015
by Spencer Hill Press
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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Tomboy to the core, Toni Valentine understands guys. She'll take horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. So Toni is horrified when she's sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, where she has to wear a skirt and learn to be a lady while the guys move on without her.

Then Toni meets Emma Elizabeth, a girl at school with boy troubles, and she volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. Word spreads of Toniโ€™s connections with boys, and she discovers that her new wealthy female classmates will pay big money for fake dates. Looking for a way to connect her old best friends with her new life at school, Toni and Emma start up Toni Valentineโ€™s Rent-A-Gent Service.

But the business meets a scandal when Toni falls for one of her friends--the same guy who happens to be the most sought-after date. With everything she's built on the line, Toni has to decide if she wants to save the business and her old life, or let go of being one of the guys for a chance at love.

4.5 Stars

One of the Guys was fairly predictable and not very original, but it was still so very good! I read this in one pretty short sitting. One tip, don’t start this late in the evening, because it’ll keep you up late finishing it.

Toni Valentine is a tomboy and she understands guys. She prefers horror movies, monster hunts and burping contests over manicures. When Toni is sent to the Winston Academy for Girls, she’s horrified. She has to wear a skirt and learn to be a lady while the guys seem to move on without her. Then Emma elizabeth, a girl at her school, has boy troubles and Toni volunteers one of her friends as a pretend date. When word spreads about Toni’s new service, Toni starts up her own business as a way to connect to her old best friends. What Toni did not see coming is her own changing feelings for one of her friends.

One of the Guys was a very quick read for me and I enjoyed every second of it. I wouldn’t have minded if it was a little longer. I loved these characters! I loved the story and the romance, all of it! Toni is so relatable to me and her new friendship with Emma reminds me of me and my own best friend! She grows a lot over the course of the book and I just love her to bits. Emma was also great, she’s a lot like my best friend, which is so awesome. I loved the guys! I want friends like them! But Loch/Micah is the best one of course. Though Cowboy is adorable too.

The romance is totally predictable but that didn’t make it any less sweet. It builds the whole book because Toni isn’t ready to face her real feelings in the beginning and I loved that! There’s no rushing things here. It was perfect to me. And that end had a total Notebook moment. Seriously. I loved it.

One of the Guys is perfect if you’re looking for a pretty quick, light but still so very sweet story about friendship and love and family. And hot guys. Of course. I recommend it to fans of contemporary, in particular fans of books by authors Kelly Oram and Kasie West. I can’t wait to read another book by this author!

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12 responses to “ARC Review: One of the Guys by Lisa Aldin

  1. I love it when the Author can take a predictable concept and still make you love it somehow ๐Ÿ™‚ There are some story lines that I could read over and over and this is one of them )

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