2 not quite the boyfriend for me stars!!
He’s too hot for words.
Alex Lawson might as well be the hottest book boyfriend imaginable. A fun, romantic, possessive, panty-melting man. And the best part?
For a girl like me—a slightly awkward book addict—Alex is a dream come true, straight off the pages of my favorite romance novels. But our story is turning into a whirlwind romance—the kind that only exists in books.
And I wonder if we’re heading toward our own happily ever after, or if he’s too good to be true.
Here’s the thing. I’m not a bad guy. Lying to Mia wasn’t part of the plan. Finding success as a romance author using a female pen name wasn’t part of the plan either. But sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Like realizing the woman you’re falling for is your alter-ego’s online best friend.
Online, she thinks I’m a woman named Lexi. In person, she knows I’m all man. I want to worship her body and claim every inch of her.
But if she finds out the truth, I could lose everything
This book had the perfect set up to be everything any book worm could every want in a book. It just fell a little short of everything for me. I thought it was really cute how Mia was a book blogger and I was like yay something to relate too, and we had a little glimpse at that but not really a lot. Then Mia was awkward and I was kind of like yay but she was way too awkward and the awkward was rubbed in our faces a lot. Okay I get it she spills stuff and trips, I do this daily, but I don’t think it makes her who she is. She could’ve been so much more. I guess maybe I was hoping to relate to more to her and she kind of fell flat for me. I really started to like her a little more towards the end with her sister and niece. I really enjoyed her interactions with Alex’s father and sister.
Alex was to be the greatest thing since sliced bread and on paper he was I guess but I wish he would’ve been just a little humble about it. Everything he found cute about her seemed a little cliched for me. You knew from the beginning what the secret was and that it was going to come out. I really enjoyed how that problem was solved in the end.
I don’t know maybe it was a lack of connection to the characters for me in this one? It has really good ratings everywhere else. I really enjoyed the ending of the story just not the beginning which is problematic for me. I always give authors at least two tries so I will try this author again 😀 Do you know this author do you have any suggestions?
About the Author…
Claire Kingsley writes sexy, heartfelt romances with sassy and quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, and all the big feels.
She can’t imagine life without coffee, her Kindle, and all the sexy heroes who inhabit her imagination. She’s living out her own happily ever after in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, affectionately known as Mr. Arm Porn to her readers, and their three kids.
3 thoughts on “Book Boyfriend (Book Boyfriends #1), Claire Kingsley”
Huh, a man who poses as a female writer in order to put himself down as the perfect lover? For writers of romance nothing is alien enough to become a recipe for a love story. My major squabble with the genre is that the predictability of the outcome is part of what their readers want the authors to deliver. This writer has like some 20 romances on her name and almost all of them are rated at 4,5 on Goodreads. Only this one you reviewed seems to score a little below the average with 3,98 stars.
If I remember correctly he didn’t write to come off as the perfect lover, but I can see how the blurb would lead you to believe that. He wrote to provide for his family, which would be part of the push and pull of the story. I know romance isn’t for everyone and that’s fine 😊 some of them can be quite predictable depending on which genre and author of romance you pick, however sometimes that is just what I need, just a light fluffy read to get lost in. This book was in my suggested section on kindle so I was unaware of the ratings on good reads I tend not to look at them as they are based on reader opinions as is my review 😊 I always give an author at least two try’s before not reading them again so I will try this author again 😀
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I’m not a fan when awkwardness is rubbed in our faces. This one sounds like it had such potential! I’m sorry it didn’t live up to it!
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