Not You It's MeJulie Johnson

Not You It's Me

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Not You It's Me by Julie Johnson Book Summary

Gemma Summers is unlucky in love.

She’s known it since third grade, when her first crush blew a spitball into her hair, and a decade-long string of bad dates, boring sex, and abysmal morning-afters has done nothing to improve her prospects.

When a random radio contest lands her courtside tickets to the hottest playoff game of the season, Gemma thinks her luck may finally be on the upswing — at least, until the dreaded jumbotron kiss-cam lands on her and her date, who’s too busy ignoring her to notice…

Thankfully, the sexy stranger sitting next to her is more than willing to step in.

One kiss.
Two strangers.
No strings attached.

Or… so she thinks. Turns out, kissing Chase Croft — Boston’s most eligible bachelor — may be enough to convince even a girl who’s given up on love to let down her guard one last time...

NOT YOU IT’S ME is a full-length, comedic contemporary romance about a girl who doesn’t believe in love… and the man who changes her mind. It is the first installment of the internationally bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series and can be read as a complete standalone. Due to sexy-times and strong language, it is intended for readers 17 and up.

Not You It's Me (Julie Johnson) Book Reviews

The best love story everI’m so in love with this book Gemma and Chase I love them in this book I’m so looking forward to the next book in the series..Score: 5/5

Such an amazing book!!!I am IN LOVE with this book and I’m so sad it’s over! I’ve been reading it for about a week and just finished it and I am so glad I decided to give it a chance. This book is not what you think it will be. I swear each chapter it’s like a new genre. But this is a good thing, it keeps you on your toes and keeps the story from getting dull! I am in love with the the two characters chase and Gemma. I literally have nothing bad to say about this novel! And I intend to read some more by this author. :). Thank you for making such a good book..Score: 5/5

Not You It’s Me - Loved It!This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I’m so glad I was able to download a free copy to sample, and truly enjoy, her work. I loved this book for its sassy heroine, interesting twists and turns, and the great dialogue that had me laughing all the time. Yes, there’s even a sappy HEA ending so no worries it will end in a cliffhanger. In my opinion, this romance is a page turner that I would recommend. I’m looking forward to reading more by this author..Score: 5/5

What a romance!Fell in love with these two characters.Score: 5/5

Not You It’s MeLoved the humor and supportive friendships. Good storyline on the attraction and hesitancy between Chase and Gemma due to their personal issues. I am pretty quick to figure out the plot leading to the ending but this one caught me by surprise. Have not read this author before but I will definitely read more of her books. Especially like the fact that the sensual moments were romantic and not explicit and full of crude language. EHomar 5/21.Score: 5/5

It’s not me it’s youFun, quirky, happy, not too much violence, great love scenes.Score: 5/5

Loved it!!!!!!!!!Amazing. The suspension and the quirkiness about Gemma is so amazing. Great way to end. Very few things make me cry and I’ll glad to say that this is one of them. 🥲.Score: 5/5

Wow. Pleasantly surprised 😍So much more to this story than the blurb! Absolutely loved it. Must read. It was a little wordy in places, and I did get frustrated with Gemma sometimes (she could be hella annoying and whiny), but overall was so good..Score: 5/5

Good read!!I really enjoyed reading this book!! The characters were especially delightful and funny and all had different personalities! It is not the best book I have ever read but it was good enough to keep me reading it for long periods at a time. A book that I could get into and believe I was in another place and all my cares and worries went away!! A nonsense kind of story that was fun to read!!!.Score: 4/5

Not you, it’s me!I am so glad I stumbled across this book and author! Can’t wait to read the next one in the series!!!.Score: 5/5

Sweet Love Story, Fast Paced & EntertainingI ended up reading the 5th book in the series first & really enjoyed. I enjoyed it so much that I circled back and started at book 1. I enjoyed it and have no read all of them in the series..Score: 5/5

Cute!Cute little love story set in Boston. Quick read with great characters..Score: 4/5

Over the top dramaBoy, I don’t think any more action could have been crammed into the ending of this book! I liked the characters, but a few things bothered me. Badly cut knees, but no one cleans them up; I was beginning to wonder if she was ever going to take a bath or shower; & his not noticing she wasn’t wearing underwear with her dress until they were having sex for the second time. It was like the writer wrote, but didn’t go back and reread before publishing. Still, I enjoyed the story..Score: 4/5

Not you it’s meGreat read.Score: 5/5

Sexual encountersTo the people who doesn’t think the sex is enuf…. Have your own because I happened to think it was refreshing to read without it being so overbearing!.Score: 5/5

Not You It’s MeJulie Johnson is a new author for me. Once of the best detailed characters and stories I have read in my life. A little wordy in places, but Summer and Chase are great together, maybe because of trials and tribulations. Summer’s circle of friends, quirky but real. Chase’s enemies scary real, but his staff loyal and work to keep loved ones safe. Making my surgery recovery a little easier, so thanks for a great book..Score: 5/5

Not you it’s meI never leave reviews. But I truly loved this book! What an awesome story teller..Score: 5/5

ExcellentHad me by the seat of my pants kind of book...Score: 5/5

Too corny and unrealistic for my tastesIf you like corny and I don’t know “unrealistic” love stories than this is for you. It’s just a bit too heart on the sleeve, emotional for my tastes. The storyline has potential, but it’s yeah, not for me..Score: 3/5

Fair to goodMy fault for reading another tortured billionaire story. Chase is stereotypical and not well developed. Our heroine Gemma has a whole lot of baggage. Toss in an ex who wants to kill her step siblings who may or may not know, and pregnant & potty mouth friends basic plot line covered. Not a bad read and was free however do not see myself continuing series..Score: 3/5

Not You It’s MeRealistic dialogue moves the story along at a good pace. Had a hard time putting it down. Read it in two days. Characters are realistic and there aren’t too many to keep track of. Very enjoyable..Score: 5/5

Great readI loved this book, it had the romance and some suspense and of course the perfect ending!!.Score: 5/5

I laughed, I cried, I made popcornGreat fun book, excellent characters and storyline. Can’t wait to start next book in series..Score: 5/5

👍🏻It was worth the read..Score: 3/5

Love it!Absolutely fantastic! This is one book that under promised and over delivered..Score: 5/5

So goodI was actually smiling throughout most of this book her inner dialogue is hysterical and who can’t love Chase..Score: 5/5

Not You It’s MeSo good. Couldn’t put it down. Fast paced, funny. Just loved it..Score: 5/5

Not impressed (glorifies abuse)The meet-cute in the in the first few chapters was cute! But that’s as good as this book gets. The entirety of this book is based on a one sided relationship where the man takes no notes to the wants and needs of the woman in the relationship. He ends the lease on her apartment behind her back to force her to move in with him! *Manipulative with a capital M. And it’s supposed to be cute when he goes “caveman on her”? Not impressed.Score: 1/5

Could be a five but....I was enjoying the story and funny dialogue, but then the author just HAD to throw in a gratuitous insult to Donald Trump. It had nothing to do with the story line. Just a random slam. Well, guess what? Not everyone shares your politics, and why you choose to alienate half of your audience is a mystery. I’ll certainly not buy any of your books. Authors, musicians and actors: just entertain us and keep your private politics out of it..Score: 3/5

WonderfulI’ve read 110 books since 1-1-22and this is the best yet great author.Score: 5/5

Great storyline and great charactersIt was a great book from beginning to end.Score: 5/5

Fast action, fun storyGreat read! Writing like this can sometimes be cringey, but the author did a phenomenal job. It was fitting to the character, and the plot was nothing predictable or slow. Loved the book!.Score: 5/5

RECOMMEND!This is the first book I’ve read that wasn’t all steam. It had a great plot and I fell in love with the characters and their relationship. It literally made me smile at the with teeth. But yeah, this book is so great I recommend it to anyone. The plots deep and interesting and funny too. It’ll have you wanting more, which I do!.Score: 5/5

Horse murder in graphic detailFree for a reason. This author has funny moments but the author mainly fills space in the book with a characters thoughts, she forgets to move the story forward. Unnecessary graphic horse murder descriptions to create a “tortured” male character that does not accept no from the main female character and forces her to make out with him -detailed sexual assault that is excused away by the females characters lust. Don’t try the other books either based on someone else’s literary work, save yourself the trouble..Score: 1/5

EntertainingWonderful book! Kept me up at night, couldn’t put it down kind of book. Looking forward to the rest of the series..Score: 5/5

AbuseThis is what’s wrong with women, promoting abusive relationships & behavior. Disgusting. I couldn’t finish it. Every turn of the page, even when the main character thinks it’s wrong, the author introduces another character to make excuses for it & convince the reader how endearing it is. Don’t waste your time, unless your purpose is to understand how/why women enter such horrific relationships so you can educate others against it. The author should be ashamed!.Score: 1/5

Entertaining but LackingIt was a fun adventurous read with a sassy and likable main character. The love interest was horrid. He was too much of an “alpha male” - protective but way too controlling and bossy..Score: 3/5

Funny, corny, awesomenessWhat a great read. Funny, sexy, mysterious. Excellent grammar, storytelling, and climax building. More sexy but it was just right for this book. I’ll be watching for this author. Very good book. Found this on BookBub!.Score: 5/5

Soooo good!!Love this book! Loved the characters and the relationship between Chase and Gemme. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster that you don’t want to get off..Score: 4/5

Thoroughly enjoyableI thought this was a fun read. I love the humor! It’s just what I needed. I am looking forward to reading more of the Boston series..Score: 4/5

So good!This book had me devouring pages faster than I have since I was a teen. It has wonderful character development and is so cute! It was just what I needed..Score: 5/5

AmazingThis book is relatable. I honestly could not put it down. “Sunshine” is like as a relatable character as they come. Would love to read more about this couple and there crazy life together. The characters really come to life. I have become a fan of the author!!!.Score: 5/5

.The only thing I did not like about this book which is petty but being a Celtics fan, actually a Larry Bird fan the number 33 was retired February 3, 1993..Score: 5/5

Cutesy drama-ramaRight from the beginning my interest was piqued. The storytelling was so fun and intriguing. Being in the female protagonist was so fun. Really enjoyed it. The fam drama was a bit meh but still overall great to follow for the main couple. Also the friends were also really great..Score: 4/5

Loved it!This is a great book. I love her writing style..Score: 5/5

It’s you.Adorable & complicated life relationship & events that plague Gemma. Succeeding is not avcvomolished without trying. Love this book had some real life events and personality in the people showed true feelings of the characters..Score: 5/5

Great beach readCute, funny, fluffy fun read that will leave you smiling. Lovely book!.Score: 5/5

👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👏🏼A Great story and płot. Loved it..Score: 5/5

This is a book that romanticizes abuseThe love interest is a controlling, love-bombing, narcissist who never listens to main character’s wishes and is constantly gaslighting her into believing she wants what he’s offering because she finds him sexy. Her friends convince her his psychotic behavior is normal and endearing??? He physically manhandles her when she’s asking him not to and doesn’t stop, he moves her out of her beloved apartment and into his without permission, he is a psycho and this was so uncomfortable to read..Score: 1/5

Good StoryGood characters, good story, sex scenes were eehh not so hot. Not as hot I thought it could have been..Score: 4/5

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I really enjoyed this book, it was a fun easy read. I’m planning on finishing the series.Score: 4/5

WorthwhileThe writing is generally good, and there were a couple surprises in the plot. The characters were predictable, and everyone had a tendency to monologue, but there were some clever lines. If I were this writer’s editor I would tell her to cut half of just about every chapter, and maybe read a book about comma placement..Score: 3/5

Strap in for a super fun ride!First of all I have to start by saying that Julie Johnson is one of my favourite authors and I was lucky enough to enjoy an ARC so I could read this book early! She seriously can do no wrong and has proved that again with Not you It’s Me! As soon as you meet Gemma you fall in love with her quirky lovable babbling self. She is someone that you want to be best friends with and is very relatable. As much as you love Gemma right away, you want to punch Ralph in the face and you immediately can’t wait for him to get lost. Enter Chase (give me a minute to swoon) mmmmm good minute  Hot, mysterious, chivalrous, and alpha….you will soon be swooning too. There is an immediate easy rapport between the two and there is a great game they play to get to know each other. Once we get to know Chase we come to see that there are reasons for him being mysterious. It is so much fun to see Gemma trying to navigate Chase’s alpha male ways; she is by no means a push over but (like the rest of us) she doesn’t stand a chance against Chase. There are deeper issues that try to keep these two apart and these challenges help build a great relationship between the couple. Even though there is drama in the book I have to warn you that your cheeks will be hurting from smiling so much as you read. While this book is fun and entertaining, it is still a Julie Johnson book so the level of writing always high. This book is intelligent, witty and engaging. This may be fun but it is by no means fluff. If you like Kristen Ashley books; you will definitely enjoy this book. Julie Johnson never lets us down!.Score: 5/5

It’s not you it’s meFunny read. A little rambley sometimes. All I all entertaining. Enjoyed this one..Score: 4/5

Two thumbs up and a footI read this book cause i was bored and had nothing to do but this was an amazing journey.Score: 5/5

Loved it!Can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Thank u for the freebie ❤️.Score: 5/5

Fantastic!Such a great read..Score: 5/5

Laugh out load!I giggled throughout. A great read!.Score: 5/5

Excellent!Loved this book. Could not put it down!.Score: 5/5

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Loved itThe witty dialogue had me hooked from the start.Score: 5/5

Loved itA very enjoyable read... Lots going on in this story great characters and an interesting story line.. Nice to see a billionaire can be normal for a change and not have the need to tie someone up or have any kinky stuff going on... Refreshing Will look for more by this author.Score: 4/5

GreatThis book was really enjoyable. I loved it. I hope there are more books in the series, if like to read more about Gemma and Chase and hopefully there will be a book about Phoebe too..Score: 5/5

Great ReadThoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish, not to be missed!!!!.Score: 5/5

Not badNeeds editing- drove me nuts that there was no capitalisation when he use “sunshine” as a name..Score: 2/5

Good readAnother good read by this author. Looking for next one.❤️.Score: 5/5

Happy readerExcellent story and very well written..Score: 5/5

Just amazing Beautiful,love storyChristine 67 I couldn't put in down it was just capturing it's Cinderella meets her prince I was just so sad it ended I want more Now it's time for phoebe s story I truly hope that the story continues with her getting to know her sister.Score: 5/5

Loved it 😍Funny✅ romantic✅, drama✅- nailed it ALL - could not put it down until I finished it..Score: 5/5

Perfection!Witty banter, imperfect people, friendships, action, doubt, trouble, family drama and love…this has it all in an upbeat style easy to fall into and bliss the day away. Definitely adding to my favorite author list!.Score: 5/5

Sunshine in a bookI raced home from work every day just to immerse myself with the characters once more. Julie has a wonderful way with words that draws you right in and makes you want to have what the have. You laugh with them. You cry with them. They are just real. I hate that this book has come to the end. I want to keep living their lives..Score: 5/5

It's You..... It's YouEchoing others sentiments I loved this book. The humour and wit was great and underneath a great love story..Score: 5/5

Lovely little read!I got lost in this story... even though it, at times, gave off a 50 shades of grey vibe. Regardless of the typical quirky basic girl falling for the billionaire, the story is well-written and has a lot of heart! ❤️.Score: 4/5

Great storyI really loved the characters and their banter, very funny, the story was well paced and well written. It just needed a bit more sexy ! The love scenes were a little too PG . However, would love to read Phoebe's story next..Score: 4/5

Great read!This was such a hilarious read, I couldn't put it down. Great characters and well written..Score: 5/5

Wanting to read more!!Words don’t explain how good I thought this novel was. Definitely has made me want to read the next book!!.Score: 5/5

MehIt’s very fifty shades (spelling errors included) Not with the money. Storyline not original, predictable..Score: 1/5

Inot you, it's itWas great, loved every minute of this. Love Chase..Score: 5/5

Not worth your timeTries too hard..Score: 1/5

.Read quickly..Score: 5/5

ThanksGreat writing put to use in this book. Thank you.Score: 4/5

Fun readLots of fun, laughs and plot twists that kept me reading. A lovely escape book. I really didn’t want to put it down..Score: 2/5

Excellent readLoved the story line. Strong characters and mixed with humour, fun and romance. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.Score: 5/5

Not you its meReally enjoyed this book hope you continue with phoebe story and then Parker.Score: 5/5

Not You It’s MeJust the most incredible book I have read for a long time. I have laughed and cried all day along as I couldn’t put book away until I finished it. Just about to get next one.....Score: 5/5

Loved itLoved this book so much. I wish it was a series I miss the characters already :(.Score: 5/5

A really really cool book!!!Loved it..Score: 5/5

It’s not you it’s meLoved the book. Funny witty it has everything. Can’t wait to read more.Score: 5/5

I laughed....I cried, I cheered and my heart stopped. What a ride. Thank you..Score: 5/5

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GET IT….YOU WONT BE SORRYAbsolutely loved it. Great read.Score: 5/5

BrilliantI get so bored of these romance novels where two people who never say a word apparently fall in love. I could actually feel the connection between these two and loved their banter. Had good fun reading it!.Score: 5/5

Fantastic read!This book has quickly got me worked up and in need to know what’s going to happen next. Very good ready for all helpless romantics with a bit of spice !.Score: 5/5

Wishing the book was longer!Great book that had many different twists and turns, I loved all of the characters and the different personalities that they all portrayed..Score: 5/5

Far fetched but enjoyable in partsI thought this book had nice moments of friendship and humour, and an interesting plot for a casual beach read, but the ending was too far fetched based on the characters and what they seemed capable of, leading up to the finale. The overuse of the nickname “sunshine” really started to grate on me after a while!.Score: 3/5

Couldn’t put it downThe story was exhilarating from the start really enjoyed the characters and griping story line..Score: 5/5

Amazing readI got completely lost in this book and was so disappointed when I came to the end as I wanted more. The best book I’ve read!.Score: 5/5

Loved itDidn’t want to put it down.Score: 5/5

Ok book but Very long windedExtremely long and unnecessary. Ok book that passes the time but scan read a lot through room, people and clothes descriptions..Score: 3/5

Chase and JemmaOne of the best books I’ve read in the longest time. I love the way you integrate humour in this novel through Jemma, I was smiling like a loon the whole way through! ❤️.Score: 5/5

Great read!Absolutely loved this book!! Couldn’t put it down!!.Score: 5/5

Loved itSuch a good read and so romantic with abit of drama loved it !!!.Score: 5/5

Brilliant BookI really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down! I love Chase and Gemma! I'd love to read the story from Chase's point of view..Score: 5/5

Amazing10/10 captivating, thrilling book. Read it in a few hours. Loved every single minute..Score: 5/5

LOVEGUYS I HAVE FOUND A NEW AUTHOR I LOVE - I stumbled across this book on the free section on Apple Books and my god it was amazing! I can’t believe I hadn’t ever heard of her before or come across any of her books! It starts off with Gemma feeling like the most unluckiest girl when it comes to love. After winning court-side tickets from a random radio station, she thinks this is the perfect opportunity to get things a bit more exciting for her and her current boyfriend - until the beloved kiss cam is pointed at them, but he’s too busy ignoring her to notice. Luckily the sexy stranger next to her is more than willing to step in. That one kiss sets Gemma up for a whirlwind of events that happens next!! Some funny, some scary and some heart warming moments, I PROMISE YOU you will want to read until your eyes pop out! You will either want to be Gemma or be best friends with her after you’ve read this book..Score: 5/5

Good bookThis book is well put together and well written ! The humour comes through strong at the right moments. Good read would recommend!.Score: 4/5

BrilliantOne of the best books I’ve enjoyed reading in a long time. I laughed and even cried once wish there was a second part to it.Score: 5/5

Lovely storyI enjoyed this book from the very start. Couldn’t put it down..Score: 5/5

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