Inked Avenue Reviews… “Not You It’s Me” by Julie Johnson

//Not You It’s Me by Julie Johnson//


Julie Johnson = The master of contemporary romance!!! Not You It’s Me is the perfect combination of contemporary romance and Romantic Comedy!! I did not want it to end but I had to know what was going to happen next and ended up finishing it in one day! 😮 I could not put it down!! I received NYIM from the author as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Right from the beginning NTIM captures your attention from the neurotic, goofy, fun loving Gemma and her hilarious best friends Chrissy and Shelby. To the sexy and swoon worthy reformed bad boy, Mr. Chase Croft. <– Meet your newest book boyfriend, ladies!!! 😉

Gemma Summers has always been unlucky in love ever since the third grade, and after a decade of bad dates and less than stellar sex she is determined to turn things around with her current relationship. So she calls into the local radio station hoping to be caller 100. What does caller 100 win you ask? Well I’ll tell you. Two court side tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season!! Luckily she wins and takes her boyfriend along hoping it will make him happy, but all he does is ignore the game and criticize her. Despite his crappy mood Gemma is determined to have a great time and enjoy something she didn’t think she would like in the first place. However, things only get worse from there. The kiss-cam lands on her and her asshole boyfriend during a break in the game but he is too busy talking on his phone to notice. Little does she know sitting in the seat beside her is the most eligible bachelor in all of Boston. Chase Croft is instantly taken with Gemma from the moment he saw her and is all too willing to step in and help her out when the camera falls on her. That, my fellow booklovers, is only the start of their adventurous love story. Not You It’s Me is a sexy, sweet, passionate, swoon worthy, intense, and HILAROUS contemporary romance. OH! And don’t forget that dangerous suspenseful twist. I mean it wouldn’t be a Julie Johnson book without it! ❤ I was laughing throughout the entire book from reading Gemma’s inner dialogue and her actions while swooning over Chase Croft. Out of all the other characters Julie has written about Gemma is by far the one I relate to most. She is definitely the modern day independent single girl looking for love.
One of the many things I love about Julie Johnson’s books are the original storylines and the way she is able to create an amazing novel with complex characters that are so real and each so different. I can honestly say I have never read books like the ones Julie writes. Each so unique and original you can’t help but get pulled into their world. When I read one of Johnson’s it’s like I am that character I feel what they feel and laugh when they laugh, or cry when they cry. That is how powerful Julie Johnson’s writing is. It consumes you and I love every bit of it! Not You It’s Me does not stray from her style and is definitely one of her best!! Do not pass up the chance to read this novel. I mean, it would be a shame if you couldn’t call Chase Croft your newest book boyfriend. ❤


Gemma Summers is unlucky in love.
She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her prospects.
But when a random radio call-in contest lands her courtside tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season, Gemma’s luck may finally be on the upswing — even if it doesn’t exactly seem like it when the dreaded jumbotron kiss-cam lands on her and her date, who’s too busy ignoring her to notice…

Chase Croft doesn’t date.
Despite ample opportunity as Boston’s most eligible bachelor, the reformed bad-boy would rather put his energy into taking over the family business than weed through a world of gold-diggers to find an honest woman.
But when the beautiful girl in the seat next to him becomes a courtside spectacle at the hands of her loser boyfriend, he can’t help but step in and save the day.

One kiss. Two strangers. No strings attached.
The only problem is, Chase is used to getting whatever he wants. And after kissing Gemma once, he knows one thing…
He wants more.

NOT YOU IT’S ME is a full-length, standalone contemporary romance about a girl who doesn’t believe in love… and the man who changes her mind. Due to sexy-times and strong language, it is intended for readers 17 and up.

//Author Bio//

JULIE JOHNSON is a twenty-something Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome. When she’s not writing, Julie can most often be found adding stamps to her passport, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and Instagramming pictures of her dog. (Follow her: @authorjuliejohnson)

She published her debut novel LIKE GRAVITY in August 2013, just before her senior year of college, and she’s never looked back. Since, she has published five more novels, including the bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series. Her books have appeared on Kindle and iTunes Bestseller lists around the world, as well as in AdWeek, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.


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