And the next Thing You Know . . .

And the next Thing You Know . . .

by Chase Taylor Hackett

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ISBN-13: 9781516104468
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Series: Why You? , #2
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 115,478
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Chase Taylor Hackett was raised on a farm in the Midwest among hogs, ponies, corn and soybeans – far from his current home in New York City.  He has written most of his life, nearly all of it in musical theatre, and was a member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.  His theatrical career peaked when a musical for which he’d written the book and lyrics opened on Broadway. Unfortunately, two weeks later it closed on Broadway.
One morning he woke up and found that he had a couple characters in his head, who, try as he might, refused to become a musical comedy. He wondered if he could possibly work them up into a novel, but, never having tried to write one before, he didn’t have a clue where to begin. 
And thus came his first novel: Where Do I Start? 
He lives in upper Manhattan with his partner Travis, and a Scottish terrier named Watson.

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And the Next Thing You Know . . . 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Teresa Payne 3 hours ago
I absolutely adored this book!!! Would give it more than 5 stars if I could. It has easily become one of my favorites. I thoroughly enjoyed the humor and the banter/snark/wit between the characters. Some of the best I've read, to be honest. I actually have a slight book hangover after reading this...couldn't seem to get enough of the interactions between Theo and Jeffrey. I'll gladly read anything this author chooses to write!
Anonymous 11 months ago
I read "Where do I Start" and enjoyed it so much I wanted to read the follow-up. When I got into this book and found out it centered on Jeffrey, a character I hated in the previous book, I was not pleased at all. However, Jeffrey does mature in the book and turns out to be a pretty decent guy. It doesn't make up for what he did and said in the previous book though. Hackett has a wicked sense of humor and a wonderful sense of character. The brunch scene in this book is downright hilarious, and I will long remember it. There is much stylistically and character-wise that is similar int he two stories, including the character that does unexpected, sometimes outlandish things for the man he loves. Hackett is great with dialogue, which is not often very good or realistic in most of the m/m novels here. I think you'll enjoy the story of Theo and Jeffrey if you can get over what an unpleasant person Jeffrey was in his first Hackett incarnation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this author's work.
Trio More than 1 year ago
What a fantastically talented new author! I can't wait to see what Chase Taylor Hackett comes up with next. The characters were so beautifully developed and I loved watching them emerge throughout the story. The chemistry between Jeffrey and Theo was so realistic, this was the perfect enemies to lovers story. Seriously, I found myself laughing out loud (embarrassingly often) at all the clever situations Hackett contrives for these guys. Amazingly fresh and creative, I truly couldn't guess what would happen next and it was a blast. Also, I've gotta say, as a NYC resident it is so much fun to read stories that take place here and it's clear Hackett enjoys this unique place as much as I do. As a transplant from Minnesota I could completely identify with Theo - we mid-westerners really do smile and talk to strangers and most New Yorkers are very welcoming and receptive when it happens. That brunch scene, the description of the tables basically on top of each other and all six diners having a conversation...! Some of the most interesting people I've met have been just waiting on line or riding on trains. I've got to go back and read Where Do I Start?, I'm sure it's fabulous. Clearly you can read And the next Thing You Know . . . as a stand-alone since I just did, or read them out of order as I shall. Huge kudos to Chase Taylor Hackett, great job!
whatsbetterthanbooks More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, passionate, and laugh-out-loud funny! And The Next Thing You Know … is a charming enemies-to-more romance featuring the quirky, fun-loving Theo who’s determined not to fall for any slick, pompous lawyers, and Jeffery the sexy, arrogant suit who may just find everything he wants and needs in the one man he least expected. The characters are bold, amusing, and supportive. The writing style is a unique mixture of inner monologues and narration. And the plot sweeps you away into a push-pull storyline filled with tension, humor, witty banter, shameless flirting, friendship, heartbreak, and love. And The Next Thing You Know … is a lighthearted, enjoyable read, and even though there are no sex scenes at all in this novel, which I usually love, I have to admit that in this case less is more and the palpable chemistry and attraction is more than enough. And The Next Thing You Know … is the first novel I’ve read by Hackett and even though it’s the second novel in the Why You? Series and can be read as a standalone I would suggest you check out Where Do I Start? (Book #1) first.