Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen

Posted October 12, 2021 in review Tags: , , ,

Boyfriend by Sarina BowenBoyfriend by Sarina Bowen
Pages: 253

Genres: New Adult
Setting: Burlington, VT
Source: ARC
Also by this author: Us, Bittersweet, Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Speakeasy, Fireworks, Overnight Sensation, Superfan, Moonlighter, Man Cuffed, Heartland, Sure Shot, Lies and Lullabies, Loverboy, Roommate, Bombshells, The Best Men, Shenanigans , Love Lessons , A Little Too Late, The New Guy , Good as Gold, I'm Your Guy, The Five Year Lie
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A new hockey player to steal your heart this fall...
The dreamiest player on the Moo U hockey team hangs a flyer on the bulletin board, and I am spellbound:
Rent a boyfriend for the holiday. For $25, I will be your Thanksgiving date. I will talk hockey with your dad. I will bring your mother flowers. I will be polite, and wear a nicely ironed shirt…
Everyone knows it’s a bad idea to introduce your long-time crush to your messed-up family. But I really do need a date for Thanksgiving, even if I’m not willing to say why. So I tear his phone number off of that flyer… and accidentally entangle our star defenseman in a ruse that neither of us can easily unwind.
Who knew that Weston's family was even nuttier than mine? He needs a date, too, for the most uncomfortable holiday engagement party ever thrown.
There will be hors d'oeuvre. There will be faked PDA. And there will be pro-level awkwardness…
Boyfriend is a full-length book for Weston and Abbi!

Boyfriend delivers all the swoony sighs, butterflies, and all the gooey love! Weston and Abbi are just delightful. Their fake relationship turned real is like a fairytale and I was loving every minute.

Abbi is insanely hard working and trying to finish college in 3 years, while working to pay for her apartment. Her mom died when she was 18, and things have been difficult. Weston is a hockey God who comes from his own dysfunctional family. Because of his parents, Weston never wants a long term relationship that would lead to marriage. So, you know early on that will be the hurdle for this couple!

These two have tragic stories, but they are so well adjusted (except for the ‘no marriage ever’ thing) and so the story stays light even with the darker events. Bowen does a fantastic job of guiding the read to fall in love with these characters as they fall in love with each other. She is one of my favorite authors for a reason, and Boyfriend is one more example of why! If you want new adult romance that isn’t immature, you will enjoy Boyfriend for sure!



The Dare by Elle Kennedy, The Friend Zone by Kristen Callihan, Blindsided by Victoria Denault…then you will probably like Boyfriend!


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About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction. She lives in the wilds of New England.

She is the author of The Ivy Years, an award-winning series set amid the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college. Also, the The Gravity series.

With Elle Kennedy, Sarina is the author of the RITA award winning HIM, and its sequel, US.

NEW IN 2016: Two New Series!

Sarina has begun a new Vermont contemporary romance series, True North. She's also unrolled new hockey novels from Penguin Berkley including Rookie Move.

Sarina enjoys skiing, espresso drinks and the occasional margarita. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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4 responses to “Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen

  1. I honestly can’t wait to get to this one here. I love this author, but my weakness if the fake relationship trope. I love them. Happy to see that this one was such a win for you here.

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