Review: The Girl He Knows by Kristi Rose

The Girl He Knows by Kristi Rose

Date of Publishing :August 18th, 2014

Publisher: Kensington Books

Genres: Romance, Adult

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My Rating: ★★


Waking up naked next to a good looking man is not a bad way to start the day. Especially since Paisley missed all those opportunities in college, when she was too busy supporting her no good, thankfully now, ex-husband. The problem? This hottie is Hank, her best friend’s older brother, a guy she’s known her entire life.

Stopping after one night is the right thing to do. Being with him clearly breaks the best friend code, and from his career as a Naval officer to his Boy Scout reputation, everything about him screams monogamy and commitment. Two things Paisley has had enough of.

When Hank presents a “no strings attached” offer, it’s too good to be true. She can enjoy him while still embracing being single. But, poor choices force her to confront old fears of love and loss, and Paisley has to decide if Hank is worth the risk. The alternative is never experiencing the real deal. Or far worse, settling for less.

My Review


See, now this is exactly the type of book I want to avoid, but end up reading. It makes me want to tear my hair out and scream that I never seem to learn how to select books. Like, seriously? When will I fucking learn?

In my defense, the premise of this book was really good. And I have hair like the model on the cover so maybe that justifies it?


Oh well.

This is one of those books. Ones that don’t even need explaining. You read the premise and you get the general idea of the book. And I was looking for a light read so eh, why the hell not, right?

It was a light read. It was mindless fluff. But the problem is, I’d expected much more.


Paisley is a doormat. No seriously. She’s a spineless Mary Sue and my God, it shows in every word she says. She’s just gotten over a divorce from her life-sucking ex-husband but it seems like she’s learnt absolutely nothing from him.

She will get on your nerves. She will stomp all over your expectations. You will want to just finish the book already.

I did, however, discover her greatest problem.

That’s right. Our beloved MC thinks too much.

The saddest event of her life is waking up beside Hank—her best friend’s brother—who rocked her world. And if the sex was as good as she thought it was, instead of sneaking out the fucking window, I’d give him the keys to my HOUSE.

She freaks out and freaks out and guess what? She freaks out some more. What I don’t understand is this—They’re both adults who engaged in consenting sex. Dafuq is the problem?

I get that it might be awkward with Hank’s family but you will not believe the lengths Paisley went to, to keep the secret.

Let’s finish off this Hank character now.

This guy is confused. He really needs to get his shit together before falling into bed with a neurotic woman.

Picture this: Huge, hot sailor guy. Does not curse. Wants a no strings attached relationship. Gets sad every time Paisley goes on a date. Tells her that he loves her, then leaves. Ignores her when she tells him she loves him, and then tries to leave.

You need help, son.

I really didn’t appreciate the way too many issues were cramped into one book. And everything gets solved, as if by magic. Especially the way Paisley gets her HEA.

Poof, Hank is being a jerk.

Poof, Hank is in love with me.

Poof, Hank has always been in love with me.

Poof, I’m in love with Hank.

Poof, Rhea is now dead.


And for your viewing pleasure, here’s a little bonus:

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About the Author


Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. Today, she’s a proud military wife and a mother. She’s been lucky enough to travel the world and has lived by an active volcano, almost fallen off a German Alp, and eloped in Arkansas. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wonders about their story. That’s what Kristi writes about: everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey. Kristi is a member of RWA. The Girl He Knows is her debut novel


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*I was provided a free ecopy of this book in exchange of an honest review*


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