Happy Friday Loves!! Are you excited for the weekend?!? I know I am and I’m also relly thrilled to be part of this Blog Tour for The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. If you’re looking for a sweet and fun escape this weekend, then I highly suggest you pick this book up. It’s the perfect summer beach read — light, fluffy, easy to read, romantic, humorous, and swoony. Anyway, hope you enjoy reading my review and remember to join the giveaway!
The Boyfriend Bracket
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 19th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
The only way to get over a hopeless crush is to find someone new…Enter: The Boyfriend Bracket!
Putting a new spin on a classic trope, Kate Evangelista explores family bonds, changing relationships, and senior year as our heroine tries to get over her brother’s best friend.
Stella has had a hopeless crush on Will, her older brother’s best friend FOREVER, but now that Cam and Will have graduated and are going off to college, this year is her chance to really strike out on her own. Without her overprotective brother and his sidekick around to distract her, she can focus on having all the typical high school experiences that she’s always dreamed of―starting with finding a boyfriend! With the help of her best friend, Franklin, she comes up with the perfect plan to have a boyfriend by Christmas: The Boyfriend Bracket.
Or it seems like the perfect plan . . . right up until Will starts showing up again. How is she supposed to find the perfect boyfriend when none of her dates measure up to the one boy she can never have?
The Boyfriend Bracket puts a new spin on a classic genre in a fun, unforgettable way.
A lighthearted, delightfully sweet and charmingly cute story
This was such a delightfully sweet, super cute, and absolutely charming book. I smiled and swooned so much reading this and had such a great time.
The Boyfriend Bracket by Kate Evangelista is a wonderfully written story about love, family, friendship, and being brave enough to do what truly makes you happy. It’s fast-paced, hilarious, and entertaining. I thought the writing was really good — light and fluffy, but also genuinely heartwarming. The plot was well-written, engaging, and really fun. Being Filipina, I also loved the cultural references and could totally relate. Oh and be prepared to get hungry…cause I certainly did. Definitely craved some delicious home-cooked adobo and sinigang.
The characters were witty and lovable. Also, I just have to mention that it was incredibly refreshing to read a story with a strong, talented, and sassy Filipina MC. I truly admired Stella’s determination and passion. Will frustrated me a few times, but he did win me over. Not going to spoil anything, but I was definitely charmed by Will. Franklin was an awesome best friend and my absolute favorite. Cam was the annoyingly overprotective brother, but his intentions were good and as much as I would like to say I didn’t like him, I can’t fault him for trying to be the best big brother to Stella. And Nana… loveeeed her to pieces.
The romance, while a bit slow burn in the beginning and a little cheesy at times, was adorably cute and just swoontastic! There were many moments that gave me butterflies and even if the brother’s best friend trope has been done plenty of times, it’s still one of my favorite and this one did not disappoint. The romantic gestures, no matter how big or small, made me smile and melted my heart. Will and Stella just fit so well together and I totally shipped them!
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to read, lighthearted and beautifully affecting. The unique and fun storyline, adorable characters, endearing relationships, and the heart-melting moments had me wanting more. And the ending… so pleasantly satisfying and left my heart full and bursting with so much happy. If you’re looking for a sweet and entertaining YA contemporary romance, then I recommend you check this out or add it on your TBR.
I recevied an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher, Xpresso Book Tours and Kate Evangelista via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University – Manila with an Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full time and is based in the Philippines. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at http://www.kateevangelista.com or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista
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