And the next Thing You Know . . . (Why You?, #2) by Chase Taylor Hackett

And the next Thing You Know . . . (Why You?, #2)

Not the one you’re waiting for . . .Jeffrey Bornic is getting over his ex. Really. So what if the rising-star attorney is angrily sleeping his way through most of Manhattan’s male population? When the time is right, the perfect partner will show up. And Jeffrey knows exactly what he’ll be like: an ambitious, polished professional who’ll make the ideal other half of a fabulous power couple. Theo McPherson is definitely not that guy. He’s...

Details And the next Thing You Know . . . (Why You?, #2)

TitleAnd the next Thing You Know . . . (Why You?, #2)
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherLyrical Press
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Contemporary

Reviews And the next Thing You Know . . . (Why You?, #2)

  • ☆ Todd
    Profuse Gushing Alert!I loved this story so freaking hard. Period.Once "Jeffrey" (not Jeff) met Theo for lunch with Jeffrey's best friend, Rebecca, Theo's sister, then immediately proceeded to nip any of Theo's thoughts of future "dates" in the bud, I was sold. That shit was pure comic genius. “... I’ve just come off a pretty bad break-up,” I said with a touch of melancholy in my voice, a carefully practiced sadness in the eyes, “and I...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    *4.5 stars* I unexpectedly loved this book, even with it's flaws.I jumped into And the next Thing You Know . . . totally blind. I've never read anything from Chase Taylor Hackett before, and I didn't realize that it was even part of a series (Where Do I Start? is the first) when I requested it. And the next Thing You Know . . . started off a little weird for me as well, with its running internal-monologue sort of style. It was rambling, and I was...
  • Fabi
    ETA: It's out today, 2/6/18. Don't miss out. It's so good!*********************************************4.5 stars!!!I had so much fun reading this story!These guys were hilarious. Enemies to lovers at it's best.Jeffrey is a pompous, hot-shot, up and coming lawyer. Recently dumped by his boyfried, Jeffrey is just a little angry and whole lot self-important.Theo is 5'6" and maybe a 100 lbs soaking wet. He's an artsy type who could care less about we...
  • Shin Mon Thway
    So obviously, I’m the odd one out here. 😁 5 of my friends loved this, raved about it and savored every part of it. Sadly, not me. 😭 I gave this book everything I have and I had to DNF at 70%. 😕 If you know me and you’ve been following me for long, you must know that I *never* DNF books. I’m the kind of gal who marks the books in “to-read” section again for later if I have trouble reading them. This is the very first book in my ...
  • R * A Reader Obsessed *
    2.5 HeartsUm, don’t mind me over here. In the corner. Hiding. In my box of shame. I so wanted to love this. I really did. Hackett wowed me with Where Do I Start? in how he made fall for Fletch, and I was all ready to be bowled over to do the same with douchecanoe Jeffrey. In a way I did. The guy actually grows a heart, moves beyond his self involved inclinations, all because he falls for someone who he wants to be better for. Luckily, Jeffrey f...
  • Trio
    What a fantastically talented new author! I can't wait to see what Chase Taylor Hackett comes up with next. The characters were so beautifully developed and I loved watching them emerge throughout the story. The chemistry between Jeffrey and Theo was so realistic, this was the perfect enemies to lovers story.Seriously, I found myself laughing out loud (embarrassingly often) at all the clever situations Hackett contrives for these guys. Amazingly ...
  • Zoe
    Entertaining, passionate, and laugh-out-loud funny!And The Next Thing You Know ... is a charming enemies-to-more romance featuring the quirky, fun-loving Theo who's determined not to fall for any slick, pompous lawyers, and Jeffery the sexy, arrogant suit who may just find everything he wants and needs in the one man he least expected.The characters are bold, amusing, and supportive. The writing style is a unique mixture of inner monologues and ...
  • Renée
    So freakin' funny! The snark in this one is worth its weight in gold. I liked the book for that alone. But what held it back for me was that I never grew to like either of the MCs. And no steam :( (didn't deduct stars for this, but I would've liked to at least experience their first kiss).
  • Sandra
    4.5 stars.This was freaking AWESOME!!!!I didn't like Jeffrey (don't call him Jeff) in the first book in this series, because he came across as a pompous ass, and I don't usually have time for the arrogant, cocky, snobby, hot-shot attorney kind of person. But this book was delicious fun - I had a blast watching Jeffrey get cut to size by Theo. Let me set the stage, okay?Jeffrey is best friends and co-workers with Rebecca who is Theo's older sister...
  • Isaiah
    I got an ARC in return for an honest review from NetGalley.This is the second book in a series that I got because there was a dog on the cover of the first one. By the end of that book I really disliked Jeffrey, which is why I almost didn't grab this book because Jeffrey is the main character. This book was so worth it. I can't even express how much this book was the perfect book for me at this exact moment. Jeffrey actually grew on me and he gre...
  • Rohit
    You know when, until now you've only known about one kind of edging (wink-wink) and then, you read a book which makes you stand over the cliff and you're literally just standing there, numb because nothing is happening. Boy was I disappointed! Like their first intimate moment I was almost on the verge of extreme fanboy-ing and was like "KISS! KISS! KISS!", there wasn't even a fucking kiss. Are ya kidding me? Fuck my libido, right? (That's a RuPau...
  • Aeren
    Me hubiese gustado darle las cinco y de hecho, hasta alrededor del 70% del libro, estaba convencida de que iba a por ellas, pero a aunque me he reido mucho y ellos me han encantado (a pesar de que Theo me puso un poco de los nervios) y hay que reconocer que el autor ha hecho un excelente trabajo con Jeffrey, al que en el libro anterior vemos como un absoluto gilipo***s, me es imposible considerarlo un libro redondo porque creo que la resolución ...
  • Santy
    We meet a very different Jeffery here than the one in Book 1 and I loved it. He began as his usual ass self and all but I always knew there was more to him than just being an arrogant, overbearing character and I'm so glad this book showed it. It also showed that he had a good heart hidden underneath all of that and also that he deserved his HEA. Even if it was to be paired with the crazy Tasmanian devil hellcat that was Theo.Theo,Theo,Theo. Wher...
  • Bev
    It's official...I'm in love with this series!! 💟💜💙💛💚 and 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 from fact hell, ALL the stars!! For those of us that love Rom-Coms [and I certainly do, with quite a few sides of snark and some brilliant one liners], this is a classic series!! I would never have dreamt that after meeting Jeff [yep, I went there] and disliking him in Where Do I Start? that the author could make me a) care about what happened t...
  • annob
    Pleasant story with a colourful character cast. Jeffrey the big time lawyer and Theo the carefree songwriter. Oddly, it felt a bit like re-reading the same story as in the previous book. Don't know why when this one focussed on the main villain from book 1, and Theo had a very different personality to Roger in the first book. I did enjoy the snark, bickering, banter and the courting Jeff embarks on to gain the attention of the not so easily impre...
  • Joyfully Jay
    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 starsAnd the Next Thing You Know by Chase Taylor Hackett was a difficult novel for me to review for a couple of reasons. However, I must be fair in saying that none of those reasons actually had to do with this author’s writing style or his ability to tell a fascinating story. If I were to reduce this review to simple nuts and bolts and remove any emotional overtones, I would tell you that this was a very funny, poign...
  • Pjm12
    Just as good as number one, just as much antagonism, just as many laughs.Jeffrey really needs to work to redeem himself. Theo lets him get away with nothing. Lovely ending, and I wanted it to go on and on. Is Tommy next??Also, I should mention, this is totally smut/sex/smex free. But it's not lacking in emotional power or twisty plot.
  • Minerva Spencer
    This book came at a perfect time! I had just finished back to back weepers (see reviews for Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality and Sugar Money) and I really, really needed something that made me laugh and smile. I honestly cannot recall reading a more consistently hilarious romance other than The Hating Game.Chase Taylor Hackett writes laugh-out-loud dialogue. I picked up the book because I was intrigued by J...
  • NP
    Very few books can come up with something new, and that’s fine. I don’t need every book to make me contemplate the universe. This book is very much your average, “boy meets boy” tale. Where it stands apart is the writing. So many books promise the proverbial witty repartee, few deliver. Hackett DELIVERS! This book was delightful. The back and forth was gleeful chuckles all the way to laugh out loud glorious. The inner monologue was colour...
  • namericanwordcat
    4.5 StarsI loved this book. Charming, funny, and so well written. The banter...oh the banter...I really adored how well drawn Theo and Jeffery are. They are both unlikable in many ways and likable.The chemistry between them is amazing. I am not a fan of love hate tropes but this one is the very best. Watching them wrestle into love with each other and become vulnerable to each other was so good.The snappy pacing, wonderful delight and c...
  • Ulysses Dietz
    And the Next Thing You Know…By Chase Taylor HackettLyrical Press, Kensington Publication Corp., 2018Five stars“Wow, it’s just like home. Except no one’s screaming.”Chase Taylor Hackett is a marvelous writer. Funny, sharp, observant, and tender. This follow-up to his wonderful “Where do I start?” had me a bit worried. Hackett shifts his focus onto the bad guy in the first book, the careerist Jeffrey Bornic. How, one thought, could th...
  • MaDoReader
    Bueno, se ha desinflado bastante a partir del 60%, así que lo voy a dejar en 3, el desinterés que me ha provocado el último 10% ha sido mayúsculo.Pintaba muy bien y me he echado unas risas estupendas, hasta que todo se ha reducido a dar vueltas a lo mismo y, para qué mentir, me han acabado cansando.
  • Thamy
    Such a delicious romantic comedy to read, I want to walk around the street distributing copies to everyone who passes by.Ambitious Jeffrey has had a terrible year and now he needs to go through a hell of a reformation in his apartment, which was meant for when he and his ex-boyfriend moved together to conquer the world. Now alone, he's also temporarily homeless when he meets his best friend's younger brother. Theo has his love life going well, ev...
  • Sophie
    "And the next thing you know..." is the sequel to "Where do I start?", Chase Taylor Hackett's debut novel. Basically, if you liked the first book, you will love this one - and I absolutely adored both, even though they are full of things I usually don't like at all. Told from 1st person POV, lots of snark and banter and an overall feeling of "over-the-topness". I would say you have to be in the mood for that sort of thing - but I rarely am and ye...
  • Dmitri Parker
    I think I liked this even better than the first novel. And, I thought this one was funnier. The author captured the energy and unique dynamic of Jeff and Theo very well. The constant bickering and power play, the pointless urban adventures. It was very enjoyable. It reminded me a lot of T.J. Klune's At First Sight series, even before name dropping Helena Handbasket. Which I thought was very cool. Very cool. I thought picking up the somewhat negat...
  • Angelique
    And The next Thing You Know,is a great follow up.I loved the first in this serie and the second is just as great.I liked Jeffrey,a sweet pompous ass,when you have his heart.He will do anything to keep you in his heart and life.Theo is a witty,full of shit and attitude guy.Who need someone to call his protect his tender heart.I did need time to like and love Theo.Jeffrey in my idea did most off the work,the scale was uneven.But they clicked...
  • Karla
    This is a really wonderful romance between two guys - a songwriter and an attorney, who are drawn to each other against their better judgment. Both are smart-mouthed, snarky and sharp. There's plenty of great dialogue (my favorite!) as the two start out trading barbs and trying to embarrass each other. They are enemies forced to share space and soon they are spending time together. I loved the slowly unfolding relationship and that these guys are...
  • Alisa
    3.5 starsI got off to a bad start with the MC's of this book. I didn't care for either of them for the first third of the book. While Jeffrey was probably the bigger jerk, Theo got on my last nerve. I was actually thinking about dnf'ing the book when things started to pick up for me. I'm not sure what happened, I just found myself interested in what was going to happen and how they would ever get past their issues and get together.Overall I ended...
  • Anne-Marie
    Wow, that was a wild ride. In the end not so easy to rate. The positives:1. The humor. There were a fair number of laugh out loud moments. The creative use of language had me marvelling several times. Some of the funniest, sharpest dialogue I’ve read in a while. 2. Rebecca. She was a great supporting character. Exasperated at the boys’ antics (for the love of Mike!) and cracking words of wisdom here and there. She was also very laid back and ...
  • Michael Ryan Webb
    This book is a great balance of humor and romance. The character development is great and by the end had me rooting for characters who I didn't like much in the beginning.