DNF December Review Blitz — Day 7: I’m sharing my thoughts on some book series that I have marked as incomplete as I have never finished the first novel in the series. Find out why these weren’t for me:
Synopsis for Book Boyfriend (from Goodreads):
What would you do if you ran into a real life book boyfriend?
You might scream or maybe giggle.
You might play coy or maybe stare.
You might ask for a picture or maybe an autograph.
You might call your girlfriends or maybe post about it.
What did I do? I ran. Literally.
Kim was a typical college student with a splash of dorky, a dash of funny, and a pinch of clumsy…well, maybe more than a pinch. After making a fool of herself in front of her classmate Brent, and his friend, Travis, a dead-ringer for one her book boyfriends, she tried to stay away. But after a few hilarious chance encounters, they became fast friends.
And then came the bet. It was Travis versus Brent, but somehow Kim got roped in to help team Travis. He was supposed to find and woo his real life book girlfriend. What could go wrong with a couple of college kids and an innocent bet? Let the shenanigans and laughter ensue! And maybe add in a bit of friendship, fun and most definitely, love.
Author: DC Renee
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Drama
Heat Rating: Unsure
Point of View: First Person, Single
Publication Date: November 19, 2015
Source & Format: Own–eBook
Disclaimer: I stopped reading Book Boyfriend at 12% (Start of Chapter 5). Find out why below…
Why I Picked it Up / My Expectations:
Without a doubt, we’ve all had our share of book boyfriends (or girlfriends) over the years. I even keep a tag of them all so I can remember them when the time comes. So of course, I couldn’t wait to read a book about a girl who seems to have her book boyfriend come to life. That’s why I added it to my 5 Year 5 Book Challenge 2018 for the year 2015.
What I Liked:
What I Didn’t Like:
Have you ever read the first paragraph of a first person POV and immediately know that this isn’t going to work for you? That the idea of spending 3+ hours in this person’s head is going to be slightly torturous? That was my situation here with Kim.
In the attempt to make Kim “relateable” and “funny” with her “dorky” and “clumsy” personality she comes across as a bit of a naive oddball. Her inner monologue was next level quirky and just didn’t work for me. In fact, it annoyed me pretty quickly. She just rambles on and on and I found myself not caring in the slightest or understanding why the guys liked her so much.
And don’t even get me started on the stupid bet. That whole chapter should have been titled “Immaturity”.
Will I Finish It?
Nope. I thought about just pressing through since it is a shorter read but I could only see myself getting more frustrated with the whole thing…
My Rating: DNF
After seeing all the positive reviews on Goodreads, I wonder if I even read the same book as everyone else? This one just wasn’t for me and I wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend it to anyone else either.
Read if You Like: shorter stories, overly quirky heroines, love triangles
Avoid if You: want more polish to your books
- Unintentional Virgin by A J Bennett
Have you read this? Should I return to finish it? Leave a comment!