Author: Chris Cannon
Release Date: August 11th, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen – Crush
Summary from Goodreads:
Sometimes, blackmail is the only weapon a girl has…
Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But then when she hears a rumor—Bryce is telling everyone that he hooked up with her. With Haley’s reputation taking a nosedive, she gives Bryce him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month for a month or face the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up withto 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 doesn’t know what’s more unbelievable, not only is—that he’s he being blackmailed, or that he’s being blackmailed by an honor student. His little “hook up” was supposed to end his problems with girls, not create new ones. Not only that, but his new “girlfriend” has two overprotective brothers, three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she’s…well, difficult. And different.
Besides, everyone knows that perfect boys never fall for imperfect girls…Sometimes, giving in is all a boy can do…Can something so fake turn into something real?
This book was such a fun read. It was a cute and fluffy romance, and let’s face it: sometimes you really need a book like this. When I read Blackmail Boyfriend, I truly enjoyed getting lost in the world of Hayley and Bryce.
The book starts off with Hayley arriving at school to rumors that she hooked up with the school’s rich, popular party boy, Bryce Colton. She didn’t, of course, and when confronted, Bryce doesn’t even know who she is. Bryce hooked up with another Hayley, who has just gotten back with her boyfriend, and who doesn’t want anyone to know that she hooked up with Bryce because it will jeopardize their relationship (oh, and her boyfriend will make Bryce regret it). So Hayley (the one Bryce didn’t hook up with) strikes a deal – he pretends he is her boyfriend, and she will let everyone think they did hook up. This way, people will see that Hayley is dateable, and Bryce won’t have to deal with the other Hayley’s boyfriend.
While Bryce isn’t too fond of the idea (actually, he doesn’t want to agree to it at all), he realizes that it’s only a few weeks of pretending to be her boyfriend, and only at school where people can see them together. So he finally gives in and accepts the deal. I’m sure you can guess what happens from there, right?
Bryce gets to know Hayley, and while he doesn’t really want to admit it – he falls for her. Their “relationship” is a real rollercoaster – one day Bryce enjoys Hayley’s company, and the next he doesn’t even want to look at her. So obviously, Hayley is confused about Bryce’s real feelings, while trying to wade through her own emotions.
This book is a really adorable romance. So if that’s what you’re hoping for, that’s definitely what you’re going to get!
Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or snarky romantic comedies.