Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Review: Boomerang Boyfriend by Chris Cannon

Boomerang Boyfriend
By: Chris Cannon
Release Date: September 11, 2017
Series: Boyfriend Chronicles

Working with her best friend’s brother at Betty’s Burgers, free-spirited Delia starts to see Jack in a new light. Not only has Jack-the-Jerk turned into a hottie, he’s even acting like a niceguy, who rescues dogs and knows how she likes her coffee. But if Jack is into her, then why is he keeping her a secret? Of course, if her best friend doesn’t approve, Delia could lose the only family she’s ever known.
Seeing Delia in her retro waitress uniform throws Jack’s world out of whack. She’s always been just another pain in the butt little sister...not a datable female. But she’s rockin’ the Pie Princess tiara, and even her hot-pink striped hair is sexy. What’s that about? He needs to get his head on straight, because artsy, funky Delia and her nonconformist ways don’t fit in his safe and ordered world.
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains kisses that make the world fall away and snarky humor that may cause you to LOL in public places.
This book was absolutely adorable in every way.  Who doesn’t at some point fantasize about your brother’s best friend?  Sometimes the best things are right in front of you and you don’t even know it.  Chris Cannon did a very good job of showing us this concept in Boomerang Boyfriend.

We meet Zoe and her best friend Delia. Delia is always at their house because her parents are always working, she’s always around her brother too, Jack.  But they have a sister/brother vibe, that is until things change and they begin to see each other in a new light.  Many girls throughout time have always fantasized about their best friend’s brother, especially if he was older and good looking.  But to see these two awkwardly grown into that stage was adorable.

Jack seems like an average kind of guy, going with the flow of things although he is going through some things of his own.  The book wasn’t very serious but I wouldn’t have minded if they touched upon some of those feelings a little more.  I think it would have bought him out more and made him a stronger character.  Jack was definitely a little aloof and well very high school boyish.  There were times I wanted to smack him upside the head for being so dense about things, but again he is just a boy.

Delia wasn’t much better either though at times you wanted to knock some sense into her, although I think this is why I enjoyed the books.  The characters truly seemed like their age, they didn’t pretend to be older, do more adult things everything was pretty innocent and adorable and simplistic.  Yes they all had background issues with family or about family but they didn’t let it rule their lives.  Even the secondary characters such as Aiden had something going for him.  It’s hard keeping secrets for friends but even harder when it starts to disrupt relationships you are trying to grow.

Overall the book was good, I liked it. The characters were believable as high schoolers.  The story was interesting and the read was very quick and fun.  I wouldn’t mind finding out more about Jack’s best friend though, perhaps the next book in the series?

I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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