Jul 19, 2016

Boyfriend by the book

Boyfriend by the Book
by Laura Briggs

Publisher: Laura Briggs
Pub Date: July 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Format:eBook
Source: Author
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon   

Jodi Nichols isn’t the most romantic girl on the planet. She doesn’t get mushy over fictional love stories, or picture herself getting swept away by a handsome hero. She’s much too grounded in reality—and much too busy working as a concierge at the luxurious Regent hotel. Helping customers is Jodi’s passion in life, and while romance may be on the back burner for now, she is nursing a little crush on Levi, the cute and friendly deliveryman for the hotel packages. And unless she’s imagining things, Levi feels the same way about her.

But Jodi’s friends think she’s turning into a lonely workaholic. They try to fix her love life, buying her a copy of the bestselling relationship guide that claims women can find true love by channeling the wisdom of famous storybook heroines. Jodi thinks it sounds crazy—no way is she acting like Jane Eyre or Lizzie Bennet to find a man! But when Levi suddenly grows distant and Jodi’s chances with him seem to fizzle before her eyes, she wonders if her friends might have a point after all. Disheartened and lonely, she decides to give the so-called relationship guide a whirl, with unexpected consequences. 

Before you can say ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Jodi is up to her neck in handsome, brooding men that seem too much like fictional heroes to be true. Her attempts to think like the greatest heroines in romance lead her to meet everything from a modern Mr. Rochester to an angsty Heathcliff, and even a Darcy-esque novelist. But when a former crush re-enters her life in the form of a modern day Romeo, Jodi wonders if there might be something to this ‘inner heroine’ thing after all. Now, if she could just stop thinking about Levi, then maybe her happy-ever-after will fall into place…or is something still missing from Jodi’s storybook romance?

Boyfriend by the Book is a perfect feel good read for curling up with on a rainy day or a summer afternoon, with lots of laughs and surprises to keep the reader turning pages!



My Review: A fun read! Jodi is a grounded person, so when it comes to fairy tales, love stories, the hero saving the day, she doesn't think too much into it. She is defiantly living in the real world. Right now she spends her time working and helping people. She really likes her job, her life and romance isn't at the top of her list right now. However, that isn't going to stop her from having a crush on the cute delivery guy.

Jodi does like Levi and he likes her back. However, she can't see that and it gets to a point where she might lose him before even getting a chance at anything. So she decided to finally give in and look at that book her friends gave her. It's going to either help or just be a time killer. Either way, she needs to try something. 

As reads into it, she starts to think of this great romance and Levi, and things turned in a way I didn't expect but it grabs you and basically makes you love these cute fairy tales and romance. This is a perfect read for just anytime. It's worth the read and the characters are done really well. 


My Rating:
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