ARC Review: Mr. Nice Guy by Jennifer Miller, Jason Feifer

Posted November 5, 2018 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Mr. Nice Guy by Jennifer Miller, Jason Feifer
Mr. Nice Guy
by Jennifer Miller, Jason Feifer



Released: October 16th 2018
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 400
Format: eARC

“I got to about 28% through and I just lost all interest in his life and didn’t want to read anymore.”
~ Under the Covers

I don’t like to DNF a book. I’m not afraid to do it, but I don’t like it. I know that the book which I’m struggling to read is something the author, or authors in this case, have worked hard on. Sometimes though it can’t be helped. In this case I was completely disconnected to the characters and the story. The main character in this book is a man in his early twenties and recent transplant to New York and work for a magazine as a fact checker. He is clearly ambitious, he wants to leave the dead end of fact-checking and aspires to be a writer/journalist.

I think the issue I had was that I didn’t like him. He was ambitious, he wanted to write. But he had nothing to say. He didn’t want to write topical articles and change the world, or write because he felt passionate about anything. The only drive he seemed to have was to be recognised and go to parties. I just couldn’t relate to him. He was so shallow, desperate and self absorbed. I got to about 28% through and I just lost all interest in his life and didn’t want to read anymore.

In fairness to the book, this isn’t something that I would have picked up on the blurb alone. I picked this up as I adore the podcast The Pessimists Archive, for which Jason Feifer is the creator and host. I would highly recommend the podcast, which manages to be that magical mix of funny, informative and interesting. As for this book? It wasn’t for me.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I hate to DNF and use to just push thru but I’ve finally came to the decision that not all books work for me and I’m not wasting my time on something I’m not enjoying.


Bummer. He sounds like a character I definitely do not want to read about. Thank you

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too bad it wasnt a good read for you suzanne,ty! for your honest opiinion, shared on all my socials!


Sorry it didn’t work for you Suzanne