I’m a bit torn on this one. I liked the premise of a woman reaching out to her exes to understand why they moved into a committed relationship directly after the loose one with her. Alex is a woman who doesn’t want a marriage or children. She’s clearly got some emotional connection issues, and we are set up for a journey of self-discovery.
The pacing of this one was an issue for me. I was interested at the beginning, and the middle, and the end. BUT, it kept slowing down and going into these inner thoughts and self-conversations, and I just kept losing interest.
I think that the author’s writing style wasn’t for me. I found that there were so many spots in the story where I had to go back and read again. I was confused about what was happening or who she was speaking to. I felt like the author was trying to add really sharp, funny moments, but they didn’t execute properly for me, and I just got confused.
Overall, this one was a middle of the road read for me. I wanted to know what happened in the story, but I struggled to stay interested. I think that some rom-com readers will really enjoy this, they just need to connect with the author’s writing style.
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Alex Turner is never The One–but always the last one an ex dates before finding love–and now she’s determined to find out why in this hilarious new rom-com.
Single divorce attorney Alex Turner is watching reality TV when she sees her latest ex’s new fiancé picking out her wedding dress. Yet again, the guy she dumped went on to marry (or at least seriously commit to) the next person he dates after her. Fed up with being the precursor to happily ever after, she decides to interview all her exes to find out why.
Up-and-coming chef Will Harkness mixes with Alex like oil and vinegar, but forced proximity growing up means their lives are forever entwined. When Will learns Alex and her friends are going on a wild romp through Los Angeles to reconnect with her ex-boyfriends, he decides to tag along. If he can discover what her exes did wrong, he can make sure he doesn’t make the same mistake with Alex.
On this nonstop journey through the streets of LA, Alex realizes the answer to her question might be the man riding shotgun…
Just the Facts:
Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pub Date: June 14, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.