Thank You, Next
by Andie J. Christopher
Publication Date June 11, 2022
Published by Penguin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy, Fiction / Women
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
Alex Turner is never The One--but always the last one an ex dates before finding love--and now she's determined to find out why in this hilarious new rom-com.
Single divorce attorney Alex Turner is watching reality TV when she sees her latest ex's new fiancée picking out her wedding dress. Yet again, the guy she dumped went on to marry (or at least seriously commit to) the next person he dates after her. Fed up with being the precursor to happily ever after, she decides to interview all her exes to find out why.
Up-and-coming chef Will Harkness mixes with Alex like oil and vinegar, but forced proximity growing up means their lives are forever entwined. When Will learns Alex and her friends are going on a wild romp through Los Angeles to reconnect with her ex-boyfriends, he decides to tag along. If he can discover what her exes did wrong, he can make sure he doesn't make the same mistake with Alex.
On this nonstop journey through the streets of LA, Alex realizes the answer to her question might be the man riding shotgun...
Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher is an emotional look at one woman’s desire to find out more about herself by visiting her ex-boyfriends. I enjoyed this light and a somewhat steamy book about finding your strength.
Alex Turner is a single divorce attorney. Her life and her job have made her a bit cynical about marriage and she knows she’ll never marry. But, when she watches a reality tv show about wedding dresses, she sees her ex-boyfriend’s new fiance saying “yes to the dress” and she starts to wonder why her ex-boyfriends always seem to find “the one” right after they break up with her.
She runs into her nemesis from High School, Will Harkness who is almost family, but not quite. Will and Alex don’t get along at all and share a healthy dislike for each other and normally they don’t spend any time together. But when Alex decides to go and interview all her old boyfriends, he wants to tag along. Will is an up-and-coming chef, and it’s clear that his dislike for Alex, is turning to like and a whole lot more.
I loved Lexi, Alex’s grandmother, she really added some warmth and humor to the story. She’s a talented, intelligent, and powerful woman, and it’s clear that Alex inherited these traits from her.
The romance between Alex and Will was realistic and steamy. They had a strong attraction, but it took a while for them to figure out it was more than just a physical attraction. But the real story is Alex’s journey to learning more about herself and how her past is dictating the way she interacts with men.
I recommend Thank You, Next to anyone who enjoys romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.