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The Goodbye Guy

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3,5 stars
Cute but predictable story of a HFTV star who comes home again. Had to work with the man who made her leave town  Rachel and Beckett were ok. I didn't love either character. They both seemed a little annoying and immature. I didn't get why Rachel thought she had to leave in the first place. The reasoning was lame. 

Beckett's daughter was the best part of the book. I wished she was in it more!
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The Goodbye Guy by Natasha Moore a five-star read that will bring brightness to your life. I loved Rachel and her flair for design, I can also see where she is coming from about having it all, and how life just isn’t always like that. Beckett was sweet and stubborn, who wouldn’t want to be able to check out what is happening, and old habits and hurts do take a long time to heal. This was a little over done in places, but it was also very sweet, at times overly so, but I went for a five overall as I enjoyed reading it. It was nice to sit and sink in and just picture all of the beautiful work and the great setting.
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**I received a copy of The Goodbye Guy from Entangled Publishing and Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review. My opinions below are mine and not solicited in any way**

The Goodbye Guy by Natasha Moore was a fun story about a HGTV interior designer Rachel Bradford and Beckett Colburn whom she knew in high school (and parted with angry words) . She has to do a make or break episode creating his bar in her home town or her shows canceled. What ensues is a clash of wills between both of them with Beck's daughter in between (Who already loves Rachel). Will they both get beyond their anger to find their true feelings of love? Beck will have to mend bridges with his own family and his best friend Davis will give him the pep talk and set him straight.

This book was true to life with social media influences to keep her ratings up with the network and what it will take to prove to his parents that he can make his own way in their families salvage business. With all that's going on now this was a refreshing story to read and worth all 4 stars.
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The Goodbye Guy is about two successful adults who reconnected after they got into an argument way back in high school. Rachel is an upperclass lady who has her own home improvement show. Beckett is a single dad who wants to open a bar next to his family's salvage business. The two are thrown together for an episode for Rachel's show, to turn an old firehouse into a new bar.. Although they're supposed to hate each other, their chemistry is evident from Day 1 and, at times, hinders their working relationship.
The only reason I did not give The Goodbye Guy 5 stars is because Rachel and Beckett acted more like they were in their 20's, trying to find their way in life, instead of as successful 40 year old adults.
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Cute, readable, and enjoyable. The characters were well drawn and the story seemed feasible (in romance land.) liked the book.

Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.
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This book is a second chance romance sort of. Beckett and Rachel grew up in the same small town however her family is snobby and his is laid back. They were not friends in high school and words were exchanged that changed their lives forever. Now years later Rachel is being forced to come back to town. Her show is falling and what better way to spike ratings then back to the roots show? 

Beckett is still struggling with life choices. But Rachel coming back isn’t what he wants either. Past words need to be addressed, hurts, expectations, and a chance at love. Dreams can come true but they can also change.
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The Goodbye Guy reminded me of a Hallmark movie, which isn't a bad thing. Especially during the Christmas time I binge watch anything the Hallmark channel shows.

Rachel is a HGTV star with her very own show. When ratings are dropping, her producer wants her to return to her hated hometown and work with her childhood nemesis, Beckett on a renovation. Neither Beckett nor Rachel are happy about working together and make that clear right away. When the two of them start to spend more time together away from the public eye, they realize that neither one is the same person they were in high school. Both get sorta lost in each other, ignoring the fact that Rachel isn't back for good.

"Sometimes dreams change."

The small town setting was great and reminded me of my own town. Rumors spread so fast and people are always in each others business. That being said, I am not sure I quite get why Rachel is so hateful towards her hometown. It causes so much unnecessary drama with Beckett. I found Rachel to be too hung up on the past and sometimes just rude. She is very set in her ways, thinking that she can't have a relationship in her hometown and be happy. I really liked Beckett, he is nothing like the person he was described as in high school. Now a single dad, he really matured and is an amazing father to Holly. 

All in all, this was a fun read. I liked the whole renovation aspect and the little bantering between the MC's. 

I received a free advanced copy from the author/ publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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Get through the first 1/4 of the book and you'll likely be hooked. This book is HOT and it would be perfect as a TV Movie. My only real cringe moment was right near the end and involved a tattoo.
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Natasha Moore’s ‘The Goodbye Guy’ is a sweet, entertaining romance with fairly low stakes. It does get bogged down in some places by the heroine’s frustrating outlook on what “having it all” means, but overall, it’s a quick and enjoyable read. 

Interior Designer Rachel Bradford made one promise to herself when she left her hometown: that she’d never, under any circumstances, return. But as her home improvement show’s rating’s tank, her only option is to return to the small village where she grew up to help the man who ran her out of town in the first place. Beckett Colburn has big plans to renovate the town’s old fire station into a neighborhood bar. The last thing he needs is to work with his former nemesis. But, when his family goes behind his back and makes a deal with Rachel’s show, he doesn’t have a choice but to play nice. 

I thought the premise of the book was fun, and think that Rachel and Beckett’s chemistry translates nicely to the page. There could have been more character development and a little more insight into why Rachel feels the way she feels about having a work/life balance, but if you’re looking for a light and breezy read, you’ll find this novel fits the bill just fine. 

An ARC was generously provided by NetGalley and Entangled Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
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4/5 stars

I received a copy of The Goodbye Guy through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

The Goodbye Guy revolves around Rachel, an interior designer with a tv show, and Beckett, a single dad opening a bar. Rachel’s reality show is dropping in the ratings and in order to try to drum up hype the producers send her back to her roots and Lakeside, her hometown she left twenty years ago. Rachel gets set up to decorate Beckett’s bar, but the history they share gets in the way. Both Rachel and Beckett are stubborn and can’t let go of the past. What starts as hate, turns into something more. They always say there’s a thin line between love and hate, nothing could be more true for Rachel and Beck.

I really enjoyed The Goodbye Guy. It is a well written romance and held my attention all the way through. I liked the tension and past between Beck and Rachel. The duo sometimes reverted to their teenage antics/insecurities, but then they would find themselves again. Overall, The Goodbye Guy was a good romance with an entertaining premise.
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Rachel and Beckett’s stories are great! Rachel left home to pursue her talent for design and hadn’t been back in over 20 years. Beck also left home, but had since moved back as a single, ambitious father. Rachel’s successful job brings her back home to help her arch-nemesis with his new business venture. Will they remain enemies or have a different sort of relationship? 
This book was great and kept my attention wanting to know what happens next. Would definitely recommend to all!
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This romance was not completely enjoyable.   The female character was too much of a spoiled rich woman , I really didn’t like her and cheered for the male. To not waste his time and self respect to try to have a relationship with her
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I had a lot of high hopes for this book but it fell flat way to fast.
I love the whole interior design show thing it reminded me so much of Flip or Flop or Property Brothers.
What made everything fall flat was Rachel and Beckett acted like they where 12 instead of in there late 30’s early 40’s
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Good book! I enjoyed reading this one! The story flowed seamlessly, it was low drama definitely had some steam to it and it was very well written! All and all it was a good read! Thank you NetGalley and the publishers for sharing this book with me!
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