Each week, two people sleep together and then critically review each other's performance in a magazine. Things get messy.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Lucas Callahan gave up his law degree, fiancée and small-town future for a shot at making it in the Big Apple. He snags an entry-level job at Empire magazine, believing it’s only a matter of time before he becomes a famous writer. And then late one night in a downtown bar he meets a gorgeous brunette who takes him home...
Carmen Kelly wanted to be a hard-hitting journalist, only to find herself cast in the role of Empire's sex columnist thanks to the boys' club mentality of Manhattan magazines. Her latest piece is about an unfortunate―and unsatisfying―encounter with an awkward and nerdy guy, who was nice enough to look at but horribly inexperienced in bed.
Lucas only discovers that he’s slept with the infamous Carmen Kelly―that is, his own magazine’s sex columnist!―when he reads her printed take-down. Humiliated and furious, he pens a rebuttal and signs it, "Nice Guy." Empire publishes it, and the pair of columns go viral. Readers demand more. So the magazine makes an arrangement: Each week, Carmen and Lucas will sleep together... and write dueling accounts of their sexual exploits.
It’s the most provocative sexual relationship any couple has had, but the columnist-lovers are soon engaging in more than a war of words: They become seduced by the city’s rich and powerful, tempted by fame, and more attracted to each other than they’re willing to admit. In the end, they will have to choose between ambition, love, and the consequences of total honesty.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!! It totally messed up my week, it messed up my deadlines, but I absolutely loved it.” ―Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians
"In Mr. Nice Guy, one brave couple does what most of us would never dare: give brutally honest feedback about last night's sex. The result is an incredibly funny, fiendishly smart, deliciously NSFW romp you won't be able to put down." ―Sascha de Gersdorff, Executive Editor, Cosmopolitan
“The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City―a page-turner that's part sex diary, part coming-of-age story." ―Carolyn Kylstra, editor in chief, SELF
"In their addictive comedy, Miller and Feifer have captured not just the heady mix of young ambition and uncertainty that many readers will recognize, but also New York City in a precise moment of transition, when one generation is fading but the next isn't quite ready (or willing) to take its place. We can all find a bit of ourselves in Mr. Nice Guy. For better or worse." ―Neil Janowitz, Editorial Director, Vulture
"This pitch-perfect take on modern romance is far more than a guilty pleasure. It's also a timely battle of the sexes, taking aim at deep-seated assumptions about who wields the power―in the corner office, and in the bedroom." ―Stacy London, host, What Not to Wear and Love, Lust or Run
"A juicy insider's tryst through the ever-shifting world of the glossy magazines." ―Jo Piazza, author of The Knockoff
“Witty, sexy, sweet, and utterly engrossing, Mr. Nice Guy stakes out fresh battleground in the war of the sexes. With its twisty plot and fizzy cast of characters, this is a joy ride you can’t predict nor put down until the surprising end.” - Amy Scheibe, author of Fireproof Home for the Bride
"An addictively entertaining and deliciously sexy debut." ―New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Yeah, a married couple wrote this book together. We can't believe it either! Jennifer Miller is an author and journalist. Her debut novel, The Year of the Gadfly, was called "entirely addictive" (Glamour) and a "darkly comic romp” (The Washington Post). She writes frequently for The New York Times Styles section. Jason Feifer is the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, and host of the podcasts Pessimists Archive and Problem Solvers. They live in Brooklyn.