Friday, August 14, 2015

Review Blitz: Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon


Sometimes, blackmail is the only weapon a girl has…

Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But when she hears a rumor that he hooked up with her she gives him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month to 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, not only is he being blackmailed, he's being blackmailed by an honor student. His new “girlfriend” has two three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she's…well, difficult. And different.

Can something so fake turn into something real?

My Thoughts:

This was, all  in all, a sweet romance. But it was rather predictable, so it wasn't a great read, just a fair one. The main characters were all interesting in their own right, even though Bryce seemed a little fickle for no reason, but some of the secondary ones were like cardboard cutouts. Such as the ex-girlfriend who had a hard time accepting the breakup; she was so bad, she was almost campy - it was a fine edge with her. I did like the best friends, though, so they made up for her stereotypical character.

As for the story itself, like I said, it was sweet, but that's about it. There was very little tension, very little actually happened in the story, and it's already fading in my mind. I'm glad I read it, but I doubt I will remember it a month from now. It doesn't stand out from others like it. I could tell from the beginning how it was going to turn out and there were no surprises along the way. I could've predicted just about everything that happened in it or was going to happen.

So the verdict is: it was a sweet book, just not very memorable.

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. Going Down In Flames is the first book in Chris Cannon's shape-shifting dragon series.  

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