Author: Nell Carson


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NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE by Nell CarsonNot Your Average Joe by Nell Carson
Published by Harlequin Enterpises AU on August 1st 2013
Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Miranda

Reality TV just got real in this Cinderella story about a factory worker and a CEO’s son... Jennifer Wright is finishing a long shift on the assembly line at Brickman Foods when she meets her newest trainee, Jason Baxter — only that’s not his name and she knows it. She recognises him instantly as Jared Brickman, internationally renowned playboy and son of the CEO of Brickman Foods, working undercover to film the reality show, Joe Average. Jared is also the father of Jennifer’s son, Chris, although he doesn’t know it. The six years since they dated have been momentous for Jennifer, but it’s clear when they meet again that Jared doesn’t even remember her. Jennifer knew Jared the boy — irresponsible and reckless. Now she has the opportunity to discover Jared the man. She’d like to tell him about his son, but fears his reputation as depicted in celebrity magazines. Is Jared an infamous heartbreaker, or is he the man she sees now: sweet, shy, and dependable — someone who can be trusted in her son’s life...and maybe even her own?

Single mom Jennifer Wright works hard at the town factory to make a living for her and her son.  The last person she ever expected to see again is the father of her son, one-night-stand, playboy Jared Brickman.  It is even more surprising that Jared is posing as an average worker instead of Richie Rich.


Jared Brickman has never been interested in taking over his father’s business like his sister.  However, his father has his own agenda when he sets Jared up for the latest hit Reality TV show.  This brings Jared to the Brickman Foods factory floor where he meets a woman that drives him crazy.


When Jennifer realizes that Jared doesn’t recognize her she decides it is high time she has a little fun.  But will her fun lead her to Trouble or Love?


Nell Carson’s Not Your Average Joe is a romance that pairs humor and love sweetly.  Ms. Carson uses the Reality TV show as a brilliant plot point in the novel.  Jennifer is a strong and smart single mom.  She is really a strong role model for her son.  Jared starts off a carefree guy but soon learns that carefree isn’t always fulfilling.  When Jennifer and Jared are together things get steamy fast!  Everything about Not Your Average Joe is great.  If you are looking for a light afternoon read that will leave you with a huge smile then pick up your copy of Not Your Average Joe today.

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