Her Book Boyfriend
(The Awkward Duckling Series #1)
4 ★ – Short, but Super Sweet
Published August 25, 2017
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: Paperback 144
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.
Her Book Boyfriend by K.R. Grace is a light, fun and super sweet YA romance. I was immediately drawn to this book because of the cute cover and the title. Then I read the synopsis and I knew this story would definitely be right up my alley… and it most certainly was!
I didn’t realize how short this would be, but it was absolutely charming. I started Friday night hoping to read just a few chapters before going to sleep. I had planned on stopping before midnight since I was going to Disneyland Saturday… BUT this book obviously had other plans because I could not stop reading. The plot was a bit predictable – the usual friends to lover stories and you just know they’ll eventually end up together. Nevertheless, I found myself swooning and smiling throughout the story. I was having so much fun that I didn’t even realize when I was almost done and I was definitely not ready for it to be over.
Macey and Cam completely stole my heart. Macey is a booknerd, a little quirky, and the ultimate girl best friend a guy can have. She’s smart, caring and VERY patient. Cam is adorable and definitely made my heart melt. He’s the hot boy band player type of guy every girl wants, but really only has eyes for the girl he thinks he doesn’t deserve. Watching Macey and Cam become more than friends was so cute and endearing!! The only thing that irked me was this weird scene towards the end with Macey’s possible book boyfriends. I felt like it was too much and didn’t make much sense or maybe unnecessary…I definitely thought the story could have done without that scene.
I’ve never read anything by K.R. Grace before, but I enjoyed this one so much that I’m excited to check out her other books. The romance is super sweet and adorable. I definitely went to sleep with a dorky smile on my face.
If you’re looking for a quick, fun and enjoyable story with witty and lovable characters, then do pick this up when it comes out!
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thanks for reading loves and have a great day!
Sincerely Karen Jo