on August 11, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, contemporary
Source: eARC from Publisher
Reading Challenges: ARC August 2015, Booking Through Summer, COYER Scavenger Hunt
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?
Blackmail Boyfriend is a whole new genre for author Chris Cannon. I love her going down in flames series, and I love contemporary romances, so I was happy to give this one a read. And I did enjoy it! I think I like her paranormal series more, but this was a cute little read. Blackmail Boyfriend starts out with the kind of crazy twisted web of lies, that made me want to run and grab a snack before I went on a little further. Let me set the stage for you:
Bryce has a crazy ex girlfriend that doesn’t get that they are broken up. Bryce hooks up with a popular girl Haley over the weekend and decides to start telling people (I think to send a message to his ex that they are over.) Popular Haley uses another Haley’s name because popular Haley recently got back together with her beefcake on again, off again boy toy, and she doesn’t want him to get mad at her. “Other Haley” (our main character) shows up at school on Monday hearing these rumors that she hooked up with Bryce. Meanwhile, “other Haley” can never find a boyfriend because her older, and majorly intimidating, older brothers scare all guys away. So when Bryce realizes he used the wrong Haley’s name, he tries to set the record straight. But “other (our) Haley” decides to use this to her advantage. She forced Bryce into a fake relationship to make other guys see that even with her brothers she is still datable and approachable. Still with me?
And don’t worry, I didn’t spoil anything because all of that happened in the first chapter of the book. So as you can tell, it was a flurry of fast acting, and yes sometimes immature reactions. I knew I was in for one wild, and fun!, ride. It took me a while to adjust myself to the speedy pace of the book, and to warm up to the characters, but once I did, I really enjoyed Blackmail Boyfriend. Haley and Bryce were cute with each other, mostly because I think everything about the whole situation took them each by surprise. It is a high school ride that completely reminded me of a teen high school soap opera.
Blackmail Boyfriend is great for fans of high school romances. It was at times a little immature, but always a whole lot of fun. So buckle up and get ready for a fast paced good time with Blackmail Boyfriend.#OnTheBlog @BookBriefs #Reviews Blackmail Boyfriend by @ccannonauthor @EntangledTeen #YA #ContemporaryRomance Click To Tweet
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