Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon
Publish Date: August 11, 2015 by Entangled Publishing: Crush
Source/Edition: Copy provided by publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, eBook (Kindle)
Summary provided by Goodreads:
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?
So this is how you get a boyfriend! Haha! This book was such a pleasant surprise! It had me laughing so much! I honestly, genuinely enjoyed this book so much. I can’t give it 5-stars because it wasn’t perfect but I still really loved it!
The main character, Haley, was very relatable. She was the nerd and was the girl in the background and all she wanted was to go out on a date, have a boyfriend. Then, Bryce comes along and well, she takes her opportunity to get what she wants. Haley is smart, funny, witty, and really good at blackmail. I love her relationship with Bryce. They were always arguing because they are from two opposite sides of the spectrum! They did have their sweet moments and those were just as great. I wish that there were more scenes with Haley’s twin brothers. They were the main source of comedic relief in the book. They were madly overprotective of their little sister, it was so endearing. The other side character of the book were very memorable and some you remember because of how horrible they were — or crazy haha!
The writing was easy to get a hang of and relatively quick paced. It is written in two points of view, Haley and Bryce. I loved that we were able to distinguished between the two voices. I love that we got to see how they truly saw each other and you see where their relationship changes. Sometimes the book can get a bit repetitive but not too much that it got annoying. The book can also get pretty predictable, I’m sure you can predict the end just by reading the synopsis but it’s still a wonderful read/plot. I really liked the concept of this book, I don’t think I’ve read a book where the girl blackmails someone to be their boyfriend. It’s a bit refreshing and it’s quite hilarious.
If you’re looking for a lighthearted, fresh, quirky, and fluffy read, you should really pick this up. It’s a quick read but you’ll for sure laugh! Blackmail Boyfriend will be published Tuesday, August 11, 2015. Be sure to pre-order a copy of it on Amazon or pick up a copy when it is released.