Mini Reviews are for books I read recently but enough time has past to not remember key details of the story, or I felt there was not enough to talk about for a full in depth review. These will be short and give a general feel of the book in terms of recommendation.
Title & Author: Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon
Genre: Young Adult- Cotemporary, Romance
Release Date: August 11th 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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?
OVER ALL THOUGHTS
Honestly I read this book so quickly I couldn’t think of a lot to say when I was finished. It was a basic contemporary book with a happy ending. Pretty much the equivalent to cotton candy. Its nice and fluffy but not very filling and not enjoyable to read all the time.
Verdict: Nice fluffy read
Basically This book was a super quick fun read. I finished it in one sitting and had a hard time putting it down. The story moved quickly and although the ending left a few things still open to interpretation I enjoyed it immensely. Haley was overzealous at times but it was easily overlooked given this was her first (if not fake) relationship.
And by overzealous I mean she would flip out at just about every little thing. Like seriously Haley, give the guy a break.
The only thing I didn’t enjoy was a Haley’s attitude/views on some things. When she found out her brothers are her half brothers it was like the end of the world. Also, she makes a transgender comment that was pretty insensitive and very immature. (She makes a comment in her head about wanting to tell the girls that are hitting on her fake boyfriend he is a transgender, pretty much only to watch them run away from him. Like I said, basic immature/bitchy things Haley does/thinks.)
I didn’t really view it as a big NO-NO, just someone who does not put others view/feeling in front of her own. Her character seemed pretty single minded and spoiled in that way. But again, the book overall was really good and went by quickly. Those were the only things I could think as a dislike after I finished it.
What I did like was seeing the slow growth in Bryce as he turns into this nice caring person instead of the snobby rich boy from the beginning. Also, the love of animals and how Haley volunteered at the adoption home. Haley’s friend bribed Bryce’s friend with cupcakes/sweets until he warmed up to her and I also found that really cute.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quick fluffy contemporary read.