mr. nice guy
Lucas Callahan gave up his law degree, fiancée and small-town future for the Big Apple. He snags an entry-level job at Empire magazine, hoping to become a famous writer. And then one night in a downtown bar, he meets a gorgeous brunette who takes him home...
Carmen Kelly wanted to be a hard-hitting journalist, only to find herself cast in the role of Empire's sex columnist, thanks to the boys' club mentality of Manhattan magazines. Her latest piece is about an unfortunate encounter with a nerdy guy, who was nice enough to look at but horribly inexperienced in bed.
Lucas only discovers that he's slept with the infamous Carmen Kelly--that is, his own magazine's sex columnist--when he reads her printed takedown. Humiliated and furious, he pens a rebuttal and signs it, "Nice Guy." Empire publishes it, and the pair of columns go viral. So the magazine makes an arrangement: Each week, Carmen and Lucas will sleep together and write dueling accounts of their sexual exploits. Mr. Nice Guy is a high-spirited satire about ambition, sexual adventure and the consequences of total honesty.
"The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City--a page-turner that's part sex diary, part coming-of-age story."
--Carolyn Kylstra, editor-in-chief, SELF
"An incredibly funny, fiendishly smart, deliciously NSFW romp you won't be able to put down." --Sascha de Gersdorff, executive editor, Cosmopolitan
"An addictive comedy that captures the heady mix of young ambition and uncertainty that many readers will recognize." --Neil Janowitz, editorial director, VULTURE.COM
"This pitch-perfect take on modern romance is far more than a guilty pleasure. It's also a timely battle of the sexes, taking aim at deep-seated assumptions about who wields power--in the corner office and in the bedroom." --Stacy London, host, What Not to Wear and Love, Lust or Run
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"Witty, sexy, and sweet and utterly engrossing." --Amy Scheibe, author of Fireproof Home for the Bride
"And addictively entertaining and deliciously sexy debut." --Julie Garwood, New York Times bestselling author