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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Review by: Freddie Moonbeam 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)
Review by: Ann Somerville 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)
Review by: Thursday Euclid 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)
Review by: sashu 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)
Review by: Linda Howell 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)
Review by: P. L. Montovna 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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