Thank you to St Martin’s Press for the review copy via NetGalley!
I’m going to start this review by saying how much I wanted to like this book. I tend to love books that follow the hate to friendship to love path. They’re often gooey and sappy and adorable. Unfortunately, this book really didn’t do it for me.
Mr Nice Guy follows Lucas – an aspiring writer (and current fact checker at a major magazine) who is seeking a way up the corporate ladder. After a random hookup with Carmen (a prolific sex column writer) he finds his personal life is suddenly tabloid fodder. Instead of sitting idly by, he writes an anonymous response and inadvertently starts a biweekly column that starts a media frenzy. Along the way, the two clash and develop from hate to friendship to something more.