Title: THE BOYFRIEND LIST
Series: The Boyfriend #1
Author: Renee Novelle
The Boyfriend List follows twenty-year-old Reagan in her quest for the perfect relationship after a somewhat tragic spring break breakup leaves her disillusioned about love… again.
Reagan had always prided herself on making levelheaded, practical, analytical decisions about everything. Everything, that is, except where guys are concerned. Which was proven to her, once again, when her “boyfriend” opts to take another girl on their oh-so-romantic trip to his lake house. In order to prevent future heartbreak, she creates a checklist of all the qualities she wants in a man, and vows not to give her heart away again until she can determine if they fit every last criteria.
After scouring campus with her two best friends in her tricky journey, her detective work returns a pile of unworthy rejects, and it seems as though her choices are narrowed down to only two options: the hot stranger who’s inspired her new project, and her best guy friend Ian, who she’s always kept at bay due to his perceived playboy reputation.
Reagan gets more than she bargained for with her new set of rules, however, and is surprised to find that love, and the perfect boyfriend, may have been within reach the entire time. But will Ian’s reputation ruin his chances to prove his worth? And can Reagan let go of her insecurities long enough to even give him a chance.
THE BOYFRIEND LIST by Renee Novelle was a fun friends to lovers story to read. I love when a book has sassy characters and witty dialogue that really does make me laugh out loud. I love when the writing is so good I have a true sense of the scenes being set up, the environment and the emotional state of the characters. Ms. Novelle has done all of this with style and charm.
Reagan and Ian have been the best of friends since they started college, both have feelings beyond friendship but have not wanted to rock the boat and risk losing a great friend. Both have been dating others and it’s worked for them, but Reagan’s latest breakup has her really questioning the way she has been choosing her men. She and her other best friend, Petra, cook up this list of what Reagan really wants in a boyfriend and begin to interview the young men on campus. Checking off the attributes and eliminating possible candidates. So funny! But this puts Ian in a bit of a huff out of fear he may miss his chance with the woman he’s been in love with forever. Reagan however is still not getting it. Talk about a more literal slant on love being blind. But amid all the college age emotion, laughter, and flirting is a sweet love story I really enjoyed reading. The Boyfriend List is a quick read that will put a smile on your face. 4 stars.
~Complimentary copy provided in exchange for a honest review~
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