Series: Big Girls Panties #1
Author: Carter Ashby
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 304
Published: November 18, 2014
For Zoey Odell, the definition of family is her two best friends, Maya and Addy. So when Maya makes the decision to leave her abusive husband, Zoey is only too happy to lavish her with support and a temporary home. Unfortunately, taking in her best friend also means seeing more of that no good do-gooder, Kellen Bradley.
For Kellen, the definition of family has just been shattered. After finding out that his brother is an abusive monster, he can’t help but question himself and his parents. The one thing he knows for certain is that he’ll do anything to take care of his sister-in-law and her children. For them, he would walk into gunfire, pass through the flames of hell…even go head-to-head with Zoey Odell.
Zoey has no intention of letting him in, but Kellen is done taking her crap. Life has just gotten real and he’s more than ready to shed his nice-guy image. When he finally stands up to her, Zoey starts seeing him in a new light. As the attraction turns mutual, she finds it more and more difficult to hide behind her carefully formed walls. And Kellen is finding himself more and more driven to tear those walls down.
Zoey and The Nice Guy is a story about a young woman named Zoey who has a job, a place of her own, two best friends since high school, and Kellen, aka The Nice Guy, who is a young man with his own freelance job, his own place, his own one friend and sister in law. When I read the synopsis of this book-and what can I say, when I looked at the cover- I had such high expectations. I expected a funny, bickering, enemies to lovers story but I’m very sad to say that I got none of that. This book had touched so many real life issues but completely failed to give them the necessary attention and care that they needed. A woman’s physical and sexual abuse was swept under the rug for the sake of Zoey and Kellen’s romance, a terrible mother and her daughter’s abandonment issues were laughed off, and as much as they were made out to be, I saw no real friendship between Zoey and her two best friends, at least not my idea of friendship.