Tuesday, July 16, 2013

review: Not Your Average Joe by Nell Carson

Not Your Average JoeNot Your Average Joe ~ Nell Carson
3 of 5 stars
DRC provided by NetGalley

Reality TV just got real in this Cinderella story about a factory worker and a CEO’s son…

Jennifer Wright is finishing a long shift on the assembly line at Brickman Foods when she meets her newest trainee, Jason Baxter — only that’s not his name and she knows it. She recognises him instantly as Jared Brickman, internationally renowned playboy and son of the CEO of Brickman Foods, working undercover to film the reality show, Joe Average.

Jared is also the father of Jennifer’s son, Chris, although he doesn’t know it. The six years since they dated have been momentous for Jennifer, but it’s clear when they meet again that Jared doesn’t even remember her. Jennifer knew Jared the boy — irresponsible and reckless. Now she has the opportunity to discover Jared the man. She’d like to tell him about his son, but fears his reputation as depicted in celebrity magazines.

Is Jared an infamous heartbreaker, or is he the man she sees now: sweet, shy, and dependable — someone who can be trusted in her son’s life…and maybe even her own? (summary thanks to GoodReads)

My Thoughts -
How could he not remember her? OMG I wanted to deck them both.

I thought this was a cute, quick, steamy read. Jennifer is a character with a great sense of direction. She was kicked out at a young age, pregnant on top of that and all by her self. She overcame her circumstances and showed the world that your situation doesn't define you, your actions do. Jared is still a but reckless, but a bit arrogant as well when the story starts - it's nice when that goes away a bit. The connection between Jennifer's son and Jared is special and perfect. The chemistry between Jared and Jennifer is almost instant and sizzlin'.

I really liked this story. I liked how Jared and his sister fought for the Colorado factory workers didn't think moving jobs out of country was a good solution to making more money. I liked Jen and Jared together, they were a sweet couple. Like I said earlier -I thought this was a cute, quick, steamy read. Try it, you'll like it:)


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