""Not the one you're waiting for . . .
Jeffrey Bornic is getting over his ex. Really. So what if the rising-star attorney is angrily sleeping his way through most of Manhattan's male population? When the time is right, the perfect partner will show up. And Jeffrey knows exactly what he'll be like: an ambitious, polished professional who'll make the ideal other half of a fabulous power couple.
Theo McPherson is definitely not that guy. He's a short, fiery red-head who works in the arts and wears sneakers held together with duct tape. If it weren't for the fact that Theo is his best friend's little (literally) brother, Jeff would be crossing the street to avoid him. Theo, meanwhile, has nothing but contempt for guys in suits, and seems to have deliberately set out to make Jeff's life miserable, all while grinning at him in that exasperating-some might say irresistible-way that he has.
At least it's hard for Jeff to keep moping over his ex when he's butting heads with Theo-and suddenly wondering if the last guy he'd ever fall for might be exactly that . . .
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
Great book !
Love this author's work.
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!
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.