Gemma Summers is unlucky in love.
She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her prospects.
But when a random radio call-in contest lands her courtside tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season, Gemma’s luck may finally be on the upswing — even if it doesn’t exactly seem like it when the dreaded jumbotron kiss-cam lands on her and her date, who’s too busy ignoring her to notice…
Chase Croft doesn’t date.
Despite ample opportunity as Boston’s most eligible bachelor, the reformed bad-boy would rather put his energy into taking over the family business than weed through a world of gold-diggers to find an honest woman.
But when the beautiful girl in the seat next to him becomes a courtside spectacle at the hands of her loser boyfriend, he can’t help but step in and save the day.
One kiss. Two strangers. No strings attached.
The only problem is, Chase is used to getting whatever he wants. And after kissing Gemma once, he knows one thing…
He wants more.
NOT YOU IT’S ME is a full-length, standalone contemporary romance about a girl who doesn’t believe in love… and the man who changes her mind. Due to sexy-times and strong language, it is intended for readers 17 and up.
I read my first Julie Johnson book about two weeks ago as the last book I brought before going on holiday. Say The Word kept me captivated the entire way through and I just knew my next Julie Johnson book would be amazing as well.
Not You It's Me certainly did not disappoint. Gemma is a really fun character and never feels too perfect. Every choice she makes is entirely understandable not because she is perfect but because Johnson has really allowed her character's personality to shine through. Without it being said, I'm fully aware that Gemma has her own coping mechanisms that she's aware she has to deal with, and that going through the process is okay. Gemma is proof that your main character doesn't have to be perfect and that her love interest doesn't have to place her on a pedestal to make us believe she is worthy of love.
Chase is probably one of the more ideal male characters I've read, I'm not that big a fan of the "alpha male" character because 9 times out of ten it goes straight into asshole territory so I was glad that Chase was not. Chase's issues are a great accompaniment to Gemma's story line which definitely helped this book be even better.
Gemma's best friends were honestly the best; they were so supportive and not afraid to tell Gemma when she had messed up which to me is a real sign of friendship. Most importantly, I think that more recently with more and more people moving farther away from their parents be it for university/work, they are Gemma's family away from her family.
Overall, I thought this was a very humorous book and it kept me on my tiptoes right until the very last page. A great read.
Recommend to: a great summer read, fans of NA, fans of romance
Rating: 4 stars