Monday, September 14, 2015

Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon Book Review

Blackmail Boyfriend
Chris Cannon

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 10, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Crush)

ISBN: 978-1943892037

Pages: 267

Goodreads Rating:  3.47
My Rating: 5.0

Book Description:

Sometimes, blackmail is the only weapon a girl has…

Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But when she hears a rumor that he hooked up with her she gives him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month to show other guys that she’s dateable—despite her overprotective and very intimidating brothers—or deal with the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up with.

Bryce didn’t know the other Haley even had a boyfriend. He was just trying to get his ex off his back. And now, not only is he being blackmailed, he's being blackmailed by an honor student. His new “girlfriend” has two three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she's…well, difficult. And different.

Can something so fake turn into something real?

My Take:

That was super cute! I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. The sweet little story with not much in terms of conflict just minor hiccups, nothing really earth shattering or defining. But what the story did have was a lot of laughs. This was by far one of the cutest and funniest books I've read in a while.

The interactions between each character were very realistic. The chemistry between Haley and Blake was a great. They're teasing and their banter, even their pestering was cute and flirty and really funny. But by far I think I enjoyed Jane's character the most. She was a great best friend and honest - maybe to honest. It was really great to see her get her happily ever after.

One of the best things about this story, was how the girls were portrayed. They aren't weak, they aren't fake and they most definitely aren't stupid. Sure they have your typical moments of weakness but all in all they're pretty strong and fierce female characters. I love their ability to snark back to any character that tries to bring them down.

5 Quills

If you're looking for a cute, fun read with strong girls and an adorable romance then this is the book for you. The characters will worm their way into your heart, make you laugh and genuinely hope for the best for them. The characters are well developed and their chemistry believable. This is definitely a light romance, in the sense that there isn't any huge drama aside from a crazy ex-girlfriend, a domineering father and a healthy dose of wacky and opinionated family members and animals.

About The Author

Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures and snarky contemporary romance.

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