Review - Not Dressed by Matthew Hanover

By Carmen, 18 February 2020
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2020

Genre: Contemporary laced with Chick Lit


Jake, an architectural designer pushing thirty, is stuck in a job he hates. He’s spent the last two years overworked and underpaid in the dark basement of Burnham & Modine. He and his coworkers get through the day pulling pranks and gambling on how long interns will last.

Lindsay loves her job as the producer for a talk radio show. She jumps at the chance for a better time slot, even though it means she and Jake are now working different hours. Worse, she expects Jake to teach her what he learns in a ballroom dancing class she can no longer attend just so they'll look good at his sister’s wedding. Already hurt by Lindsay's prioritization of her career over their relationship, Jake feels betrayed when he accidentally discovers that to help pay the bills she's been moonlighting—as a nude model.

Kaylee is Jake’s new partner at dance class. She’s a cute and free-spirited Trekkie geek who's trying to figure her life out after going from high school valedictorian to college dropout. Soon Jake and Kaylee are spending more time together off the dance floor than on it … and the state of being ‘not dressed’ just might be contagious.

About the Author:

Matthew Hanover has been reading books all his life and is now writing his own. He hopes to one day be able to quit his day job and write full time. He is the author of 'Not Famous,' which was published in January 2019, and 'Not Dressed,' which was published in February 2020.

Connect with the Author:

Facebook: Matthew Hanover Facebook

Twitter: Matthew Hanover Twitter

Author Website: Matthew Hanover Author Website

Buy the Book:

Amazon: Amazon Purchase Link

My Take on the Book:

Even though Kaylee was one of those who seemed to have a lot of life in her – she had her irritating moments as well; even some juvenile ones. One example of this is the conversation that was done at dinner at her parents place: it was one that I feel should have been done in private.

One thing I liked about this book was the later part of Jake and Kaylee’s relationship near the end of the book, which I think was done well. I ended up giving this book a three star rating and got an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

This book had an interesting concept and it was one that I thought I’d really enjoy; unfortunately the book wasn’t quite what I thought it would be – most likely due to personal preference and how I thought the book itself would read. But for those who enjoy light contemporary that has a very light, comic and slightly geeky tone and setup should give this book a try.