Hot British Boyfriend
Author: Kristy Boyce
Pages: 336 pages
Genre: YA Contemporary/Romance
Published: 9th February 2021
Rating: 5 stars!
After a horrifying public rejection by her crush, Ellie Nichols does what any girl would do: she flees the country. To be more precise, she joins her high school’s study abroad trip to England. While most of her classmates are there to take honors courses and pad their college applications, Ellie is on a quest to rebuild her reputation and self-confidence. And nothing is more of a confidence booster than getting a hot British boyfriend.
When Ellie meets Will, a gorgeous and charming Brit, she vows to avoid making the same mistakes as she did with the last guy she liked. Which is why she strikes up a bargain with Dev, an overachieving classmate who she’s never clicked with, but who does seem to know a lot about the things Will is interested in—if he helps her win over her crush, then she’ll help him win over his.
But even as Ellie embarks on a whirlwind romance, one that takes her on adventures to some of England’s most beautiful places, she still needs to figure out if this is actually the answer to all her problems…and whether the perfect boyfriend is actually the perfect boy for her.
Kristy Boyce lives in Columbus, OH and teaches psychology as a senior lecturer at The Ohio State University. When she’s not spending time with her husband and son, she’s usually writing, reading, putting together fairy gardens, or watching happy reality TV (The Great British Bake-Off and So You Think You Can Dance are perennial favorites).
I received a copy of this book from TBR and Beyond Tours, Kristy Bryce and HarperTeen as part of the TBR and Beyond Tour. You can check out the rest of the tour schedule here.
This was another book that I could not put down! I read it within 24 hours and if I had not had my dissertation to do, I would have stayed up reading it as I was hooked! I really loved this book and it was a great YA romance. All I wanted to do was read this book and I’ve even reread the ending today as I wanted to experience it again!
‘The only girl he ever talks about is you.’
At the beginning of the book, Ellie judges a situation completely wrong and gets rejected in front of a massive group of people. Despite loving this book, I really struggled to read the first chapter as I had major second-hand embarrassment and it felt quite cringe-y, but this went away very quickly. Although Ellie uses the study abroad trip as a chance to flee her situation instead of face it, I really like how she took up the opportunity to do something she had always wanted to do. I admired her character from the very beginning.
‘Stop thinking about what everyone else wants from you and concentrate on what makes you happy.’
Ellie meets Dev when she first gets to the manor they are staying at and she strikes up a friendship with him, Huan and Sage. Ellie is a new student to their high school and didn’t really have any close friends there, so I really liked how her relationships with all three of them developed. It wasn’t until Ellie met Will that I started to get frustrated with her as she had help from Dev to learn more about Will’s interests. Despite this, I still liked her character and I love the development she makes throughout the book as she learns to love herself for who she is.
‘Nothing compares with the look on someone’s face when they realise you love them as much as they love you.’
I could tell how this book was going to end up, but that didn’t matter to me as I was hooked in by the plot and the characters. Will is a cute and charming British boy and I really liked him, and I also loved Dev, who was adorable and American. I won’t say too much as I don’t want to spoil it but I really recommend this book if you want a quick, cute read!
If you’re interested in reading this (and I really hope you are cause I loved it!) then you can check out the rest of the posts on the blog tour here. And also enter the giveaway below!
Giveaway! (US Only)
One reader will win a finished copy of Hot British Boyfriend. The giveaway starts on February 8th and ends on February 15th. Click the link below!
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