The Nice Guy - Sarah A. Denzil

Reading Challenge Category: Free ARC from NetGalley

Official Blurb:

Laura thought she’d found the one nice guy in New York City.
When Ethan saves her from a crushing crowd on Brooklyn Bridge, their connection is dazzling. Worthy of a heat-filled passionate night.
Laura falls pregnant from their one-night stand—a miracle considering her past fertility issues. Ethan is attentive and wonderful at first. She hopes he will be the kind of father she’d always wanted for herself.
Until his attentiveness turns to obsession. His questions become demands. Why didn’t she answer her phone or respond to his messages? Why won’t she move in with him and his rich mother?
Soon Laura realises the father of her child is a controlling sociopath. And there’s no telling the lengths Ethan will go to in order to keep baby Christopher for himself.
Laura will stop at nothing to save her baby boy.
But is she too late?

My Thoughts:

The Nice Guy by Sarah A. Denzil is a thrilling read that had me hooked from the start. The author does an excellent job of building suspense and creating an atmosphere of unease that had me on the edge of my seat. The beginning of the book was particularly gripping and set a high standard for the rest of the story.
However, the middle of the book did slow down a bit, which made it harder to maintain the same level of engagement. That being said, I still found this section interesting, as it helped build the story and set the stage for the thrilling conclusion. It even kept me gripped while in hospital for the day. I was able to ignore all other distractions and read, something I usually struggle with.
Parts 3 and 4 of the book were absolutely fantastic, and I couldn't put the book down. The pacing picked up, and the tension increased, which kept me invested in the story until the very end.
While Laura, the protagonist, wasn't the most likeable character, I did find her journey to be compelling. She was quick to judge, which could be frustrating at times, but her eventual validation made for a satisfying conclusion to her character arc.
Overall, The Nice Guy is a great read that will keep you entertained and engaged. While there are some slow parts, the thrilling ending makes it all worth it. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good suspenseful story.

The Nice Guy
by Sarah A. Denzil
Date Started
5th May 2023
Date Finished
7th May 2023