The Girl He Knows is the second book in the No Strings Attached series by Kristi Rose. I had not read the previous book in the series The Girl He Needs but, I did not feel like I was missing very much. I could easily tell how the characters were connected to each other and what happened previously.
The Girl He Knows follows the friendship and relationship between Paisley and Hank. Paisley is recently divorced and apprehensive about entering a new relationship…and Hank is her best friends brother. Someone who she has known all her life. So when they fall into bed together it seems like the perfect solution for her to get back on her feet. Except things are never as easy as they appear, right?
The Girl He Knows gave me warm, fuzzy feelings but, also left me feeling conflicted a couple of times. Paisley is a likeable character but, she puts herself in situations which could be completely avoidable if she took a step back. She’s also kind of oblivious to the fact that Hank wants so much more than a friends with benefits arrangement. I understood that she had been emotionally damaged because of her previous relationship but there were times when I just wanted to shake some sense into her. Hank is a good guy but, he is not completely flawless. And there were a few times I wanted to shake some sense into him too.
The first half of The Girl He Knows had several laugh out loud moments but, the second half felt a little bit more disheveled. These were the moments when I wanted to shake some sense into the main characters. I also felt like the ending was a bit rushed. I’m a sucker for a happily ever after story but, I think this one could have been put together a little bit better.
Rating: 3 Stars