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The Guy on the Right
by Kate Stewart
Series: The Underdogs
Category: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance
Tags: College, Virgin, Hilarious, Favorites
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This 5 star book hit so many boxes for me that I instantly want to reread it. It had me sighing from the sweet romantic gestures, it had me laughing out loud with its many hilarious moments, it had me fanning myself with its hot bedroom times and overall had me rooting for Laney and Theo’s HEA in this opposites attract, new friends to lovers story.
It Began While Drunk at a College Party
Theo and Laney’s friendship starts with a very honest conversation one night at a college party, when they stumble upon each other in the dark while drunk and reeling from the events of the not so great night.
The night sets them on such a great foundation of friendship that slowly turns into more for these two opposites.
I absolutely adored these two characters and found them to be so fun and original. They were hilarious in their banter, honesty and outspokenness that I was rooting for their happy ending from the start.
Theo is prime boyfriend material, having perfected foreplay for many years without ever doing the deed, and yet he’s the guy who’s often overlooked.
He knows he’s not a stunner like his football player roommates, but he knows what it means to be a good boyfriend.
Because he was burned by his first love, it’s not easy for him to trust what was potentially developing between him and Laney especially since Laney didn’t have the best track record with her past relationships.
Stewart’s writing was so superb in conveying Theo’s struggle with his growing feelings for Laney while also trying to protect his own heart from making the same mistakes of the past if those feelings weren’t reciprocated.
“This is most definitely not a date, not if the word, ‘adorable’ was used when she described me. Adorable translation—my penis will never enter her vagina. But she will use me at her leisure, like a stuffed animal.
I’ll be there for comfort on long, lonely nights; and she will drag my ass around by the arm until I’m filthy, my limbs are ripping apart at the seams from neglect, and my insides are coming out. I’ve most definitely been friend-zoned, or in my case, Teddy’d.”
I loved Laney’s outspokenness and her spunk as well as her ability to lay her feelings out on the line. The scenes with the pot gummy and even the tornado just had me in stitches and the pacing of the story was just right.
I absolutely loved this story and couldn’t put it down (and now I must go binge on all of Kate Stewart’s books!).
It’s rare that a book can make me laugh, cry and just completely suck me in and give me all the feels, and this one did that and more. I highly recommend!
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