“OMG this book was bloody hilarious; I laughed till I had to cross my legs and run to the loo (you’ll get this if you have kids like me)My other half thought I was losing the plot and kept giving me concerned glances with the strange noises that were coming from my corner of the lounge.” – Beckie Bookworm
“This book is every bit as entertaining as every other review is going to tell you, and I highly recommend this as a must read! You just have to, you won’t be sorry. 5 wet myself laughing Stars.” – Marnie
“‘THAT GUY’ gets a phenomenal 5* from me. I really cannot recommend this highly enough. I do know that if you are a fan of RomComs or Ms. Brooks .. this book needs to be read for the full effect.” – Trish Brown
My ARC Review:
This was my first read by Belle, and I found it a joy and a pleasure to read, very very funny in many places, witty, romantic, yet very down to earth and relatable, a great all round read!!
Mindy is clumsy and socially awkward, having been bullied and ridiculed growing up, she has a bad opinion of herself and just finds it impossible to speak to men. Thank goodness for Chris, her gay best friend, who is full on team Mindy, always there for her, loyal, protective, crazy, this man knows no such things like personal boundaries!! I loved him, everyone needs a Chris in their life.
Chris tries to set her up with online websites, trying to get a man in her life, this does not go too well!! Arlie appears in her life via the Chinese takeaway, a man she can actually talk to, somewhat lol. He’s lovely and sweet and she really likes him, but after bumping into her once more and taking her phone number, he never calls back.
Mindy wins the chance to find her perfect man on a tv show after answering a load of random questions and being paired with someone on an island getaway. That someone turns out to be Arlie. They have questions and certain tasks to complete every day for the tv show – let the hilarity commence!!
I really loved the story line, Mindy and Arlie are perfect for each other, with Arlie trying hard to win her over, but hiding some rather large secrets whilst doing so!! Highly recommended reading.
Born in Australia, Belle Brooks has always had a passion for books and creative writing. She loves exploring the different ways stories can be told through the use of text and in-depth characters. Since she was a child her strong talent and interest in creative writing was evident, explaining that her favourite class in school was English. Despite her love for all things books, she decided the world of advertising and marketing was where she could put her talents to use in the business realm, well that is until now. Belle enjoys creative writing and creating fictional stories that leave a valued message inside the pages.