Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon: Mini Review

Release date: August 10th, 2015

Publisher: Entangled: Crush

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Summary: 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?

Before I begin, I would like to thank Chris for sending me a copy of her book to review. I would give this book 3/5 stars. Here is why:

First off, I would like to focus on the positivities of this novel. Chris has an incredible gift of achieving realism for all characters. Each character had flaws that made them human. Often, authors neglect to add flaws to their characters out of fear that they will damage the. It is nice that Chris took that risk and added a certain uniqueness to her book. Another thing I really enjoyed was the fake relationship trope. The way Chris acted on that trope was amazing!

Now on to the negativities. Unfortunately, I felt that Blackmail Boyfriend resembled other books of similar story lines. Also, I disliked the character, Haley. Mostly because Haley was extremely jealous when it came to Bryce despite that their relationship was fake. Finally, I did not like the change of POVs because it felt as if they were mostly the same character.

Overall, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys Hallmark channel romance movies. It was a fast and fun read.


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