Friday, December 22, 2017

Review: Her Book Boyfriend (The Awkward Duckling #1)

Author K.R. Grace
Format e-book
Print Length 144 pages
Publisher Self
Published August 25, 2017

She believes the secret to love is in the tropes of her favorite romance novels. He’s the best friend prepared to prove her wrong.

Then comes the bet.

If she can’t land a boyfriend for prom by recreating the ten popular tropes in her favorite romance author’s books, she has to go to the prom with her.

The glitch?

They’ve been close their entire lives. He’s the rock god and school legend, while she’s the brainy sidekick who does all his dirty breakups. Thus, finding a guy who doesn’t think they’re already an item is going to be a lot harder than she thinks.
Will she land the book boyfriend of her dreams? Or will she be forced to go to prom with her best friend.
The truth is in the pages.

My Opinion

Prom is right around the corner and Macey needs a date. One that she is mildly attracted to, and who can help her street cred. Being a bookworm, and on track to be in the top 10% of your class tends to make her less attracted than other people at school. Well, that and the fact that her bestie is the “Man” on campus. So much so that there are a lot of people that think she is “secretly” dating him. So what is a gal to do but come up with an action plan –Wendi Cooper’s Guide to Catching a Man. 

Macey is an interesting character who often acts like a freshman in high school instead of a senior. She claims to be interested in several different guys and follows her list to try to entrap on of them into taking her to prom. She is often judgmental (especially of the people Cam hooks up with) and at times is annoying.

Cam the “Man” is suppose to be the dumb jock to Macey’s sweetheart nerd. Instead, he is the gentle bestie who just wants to protect his gal. Often misunderstood, it is a wonder to me how his life could be falling apart and yet he never once tells his best friend.

There are a lot of stereotypes in this book: the computer nerd, the foreign student, the closet kid. This takes away from the story, almost as if the author is trying to be too inclusive. This inclusion could be misconstrued as “–ism” for all of those involved.

A quick read for those looking for a friends to lover kinda book, added bonus that it has a list within it. Try not to take it too serious or else the –isms may get to you.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “You deserve someone who will take you out, make you laugh, and return you home feeling like you’re the most cherished person in the world.” 

Other People

Reese- gal bestie to Macey, gymnastic superstar
Morgan- anima loving gal drummer in the band
Wen- foreign exchange student

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