The Other Guy

Rated 4.67/5 based on 6 reviews
When Emory James is dumped at the altar, he takes off, out of spite, on a solo honeymoon to Thailand. There, at least, he can pretend to be someone better than not good enough. In meeting Nate, a fellow traveler, Emory slowly discovers how to stop pretending. More
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About Cary Attwell

Cary Attwell lives in Seattle, Washington, where it rains and rains like the dickens, except when it doesn't. Fretting occurs on a daily basis, and small acts of idiocy are perpetrated with stunning proficiency much more often.

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Reviews of The Other Guy by Cary Attwell

Freddie Moonbeam reviewed on March 24, 2013

This book was surprisingly great. Emory and Nate are great characters, both easy to relate to. A very cute, romantic, and funny read!
(reviewed 37 days after purchase)
Ann Somerville reviewed on Feb. 1, 2013

The only word for this is adorable. Emory is adorably neurotic, Nate is adorably smitten. Even the dog, brief though her appearance was, is adorable.

This is a smartly written, funny, well-edited novel that was a joy to read, and a pleasure to recommend.

And no one has paid me to say any of that :)
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Thursday Euclid reviewed on Dec. 27, 2012

This was stupendous. I don't read a lot of romance novels despite writing them all day long, and it takes something special to grab my interest. This did. I didn't -intend- to get snookered into buying it, but the preview was so good I read all the way to the "buy to continue" page, bought it, and then got on with reading. It's witty, rapid-fire dialogue and snappy protagonist voice much akin to Aaron Sorkin or an episode of Gilmore Girls, but it's also a heart-warming and honest exploration of coming out, the confusion of navigating one's bisexuality, and falling in love with someone both inconvenient and perfect. My lord, the heroes are dreamy, too. I adore them individually and I adore them together. I'd like to buy them both a beer. The author too. Lovely, lovely tale, and very well-edited.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
sashu reviewed on Dec. 19, 2012

A wonderful read, left me smiling with a hard case of the fuzzies.
I'll definitely read the next one by this author!
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
Linda Howell reviewed on Nov. 2, 2012

A very lovely story with clever and likable lead characters. I felt for Emory James - why do bad things happen to good people? In this case it's because if it didn't, he wouldn't meet Mr. Right, a handsome and charming stranger who is everything a sad, lonely and recently dumped Mr. James needs. Cary Attwell has written a sensitive story of being loved and the complications because of this love.There are times this book made me cry - how can someone not love their children unconditionally? When this happens it is painfully well done. I really enjoyed this book and found it genuine, and heartfelt. Also, did I mention how smart and funny it is? Well there, I just did!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
P. L. Montovna reviewed on Oct. 29, 2012

Oft-dumped Emory James, self-esteem in shambles, heart smeared across a church aisle, decides to invent a whole new self by taking advantage of his honeymoon trip to Thailand without the bride-to-be who left him at the altar. His new self increasingly involves a handsome and talented stranger, Nate Harris, but what happens when Emory's new self returns to his old life?

Romance writer, Cary Attwell deftly navigates the after-effects of rejection and public humiliation with a light touch that doesn't avoid the effects of loss and grief. For all the clever dialogue and cute jokes, the characters ring true. A couple coincidences seem a bit farfetched, but they are trifles and the snappy pacing more than makes up for them. Most importantly, verisimilitude shines through with strong, agreeable characters facing realistic dilemmas.

A rewarding read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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