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Not So Nice Guy

By: R.S. Grey
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A full-length standalone romantic comedy from USA TODAY best-selling author R.S. Grey.  

"Oh my god. Who is 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 work 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.

©2018 R.S. Grey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Tia
  • 27-01-2019

Perfect

It’s a story that people who have fallen Inlove with their best friend can relate to, just perfect.

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  • being_ericamarie
  • 29-01-2019

Good Humor

Like with the other R.S. Grey books I've listened too the narration is always good and I am guaranteed to laugh. They are sort of my go-to books whenever I've listened to something heavy and need light and fun. This story was no different. Sam and Ian mesh really well in this story. Best Friends who are both secretly in love with the other and although Samantha is scared to take the relationship beyond friends Ian is all for it. Samantha's character is silly and quirky and will make you laugh. I thought it was worth the credit.

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  • StephWeeks
  • 29-11-2018

worth the credit for sure!

I listen to audiobooks everyday. 8-5 while I'm working for the last 6 or 7 years at at least. listening to so many of the same kinds of books really dulls the enjoyment in a been there done that sense. this book was first one in a LONG time that not only made me laugh out loud but also got me hot and bothered. so yeah.. take a listen

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  • Fuzzysaver
  • 15-01-2019

Narration.....

I really liked this story. Predictable HEA but loved it anyway.

The woman was an over-thinker by personality, which is okay, but the further into the book it went it seemed, the more dramatic she became. The more drama there was, the more immature her voice sounded. I went from her sounding like a young, adult professional in the beginning to feeling 3/4 way through that she was a drama teen.

I liked the story well enough to finish but will also be aware in the future when looking at narrators.

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  • yams202
  • 29-11-2018

LOL Moments

Loved this book. It was an easy read with many literal LOL moments. My husband asked multiple times what was so funny because I was laughing out loud while listening to the book with my headphones on. The narrators were perfect in showing each character's personality.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-01-2019

So fun!

This was an adorable book! So romantic and the hijinks were fun. I borrowed this through Kindle Unlimited, but I'm going to go buy it right now!

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  • debbolsen
  • 11-01-2019

Started out great...ending not so much

This book started out interesting and quirky, but quickly went down hill. It became formulaic and predictable with the twist literally being that the heroine has a histerical breakdown - this isn’t even a spoiler, its so predictable.

I was really taken with the characters, there was great chemistry and I really like a ‘friends to lovers’ romance, but then I lost interest when the author once again made the men in the book calm and reasonable and the women bitches, stupid, histerical or unreasonable.

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  • ReadingMad100
  • 24-12-2018

Really nice guy and girl.

Ian is definitely a nice guy, and totally swoonworthy. Sam(antha) is his perfect match. Sometimes friends to lovers novels don’t work for me if the friendship is established off-page before the book begins. However, RS Grey got the formula right here, as she lets the reader feel the deep, loyal friendship Ian and Sam share, plus their frustration because they want more, and their fear of losing what they have. All this is set up with excellent banter and situational comedy.

This novel is for you if you love romance that builds from quick, clever repartees, tongue in cheek humour, respectful, loyal characters with “normal” occupations, slow-burn build-up to the main sexual event – meaning the deep abiding love comes first; and light, happy romance between characters content to live and work in the town where at least one of them grew up.

I listened on Audible. Narrator Luci Christian Bell was a new voice for me, but she carried the youthful, light, humorous tone perfectly for Sam; and Teddy Hamilton was also perfect for Ian. I would like to request more Teddy Hamilton as the hero in audiobooks – his voice is like a honeyed balm. Totally swoonworthy. Together, the narrators were wonderful and gave me a thoroughly enjoyable, romantic experience.

I bought the Whispersync option by first clicking on the Kindle version on Amazon.com, then turning to Audible for the audio version (together, this package is cheaper than the Audible version alone and less than an Audible credit). So worth it to seamlessly switch between reading and listening.

I recommend this novel, especially in the Audible version, but if you can, Whispersync it. It’s a financial and entertainment win-win.

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  • Debbie
  • 26-04-2019

feel good story. not too much angst ,

Cute story, but I realized I found another favorite narrator with Teddy Hamilton. Wow! looking for more stories that he narrates. Smooth and sexy.

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  • PGA26
  • 25-04-2019

First R.S. Grey book

Loved it! I will definitely check out her other books...wait a minute...R.S. is a chick, right? Rebecca Sue? Ronan Seamus? 🤔

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  • Carly
  • 24-04-2019

Another one

Another female narrator that I need to make note to avoid. I like the guy's narration, but something in the pitch of the female's voice grates. The story itself is not terrible, but again the female's voice takes away from it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-12-2018

Cute

Overall it was good story and the narrators did bring it to life as always