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Not Your Average Joe by Nell Carson

Not Your Average Joe
Reviewed by Nancy Crocker


Six years ago Jared Brickman was a real jerk. Born into a wealthy family, he uses woman like he changed his clothes. One of those women was 17 year old Jennifer Wright. She gave up her virginity to Jared told him she loved him and was on her way to his frat house to let him know he was about to be a father when she caught him in bed with another woman. 

Six years later Jennifer has struggled after that fateful night. She was kicked out of her house by her father and forced to grow up really fast. But she has managed to finish high school, keep a roof over head and is raising her son Chris. She also is going to night school at the local college to become a lawyer. 

Now Jared has gone undercover for a Television show called Joe Average. Where the boss goes undercover and sees what it is like to do mundane jobs. But Jennifer recognized Jared even with makeup and a fake nose etc. He is pretending to be Jason Baxter. And Jennifer decides to show him what it is like to work her job.

I did not care for the Hero's character that much. I don't believe he changed and found it very hard to believe he did not recognize Jennifer "Jenny" Wright. It had only been six years. And the only change in her was her hair was curly instead of being straight. To me it showed just how shallow of a person he was. He told her that he remembered her after she admitted it was her ... That part of the story was just not believable for me. If he had been drunk six years go or it had been a one night stand etc. maybe I would have believed it. But this one of a few flaws that ruined what was a pretty good book. You also had Jennifer, who was studying to become a lawyer, but she was subjected to sexual harassment on the job and accepted it because she needed to keep a roof over her and Chris’s head. It is called, call the cops and file a complaint. I also didn’t care for how fast she hopped right back into bed with Jared again. 

There were good parts to this story and it is worth the read but I just felt it could have been better with a few changes to it. 


3.5/5 stars

I received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.