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Book Review | Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce

I am swooning. I am in love, guys!

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Hey everyone! Today I am going to be reviewing my latest of all recent reads- Hot British Boyfriend. It is the debut novel of Kristy Boyce and I honestly cannot wait to read more of her work, that is, if writes more books (I hope she does!)

So, I came across this book in January (on Goodreads, duh) and I was so intrigued by the synopsis, that I added to my TBR immediately. To my disappointment, it wasn’t to release until 9th of February! I decided to read it as soon as it came out.
However, like always, on 9th of February, I was in the middle of another book (that one was fabulous too, mind you) and finally I got to reading this yesterday. And I may or may not have finished this in less than 24 hours.

The cover’s really pretty, right?

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.

First off, the plot. It isn’t exactly unique, we have often seen girls run away to another country to run away from their problems (Yeah, like that would happen in real life). But it does provide a lot of entertainment, when the MC does this, so I am not complaining.
We have also seen a lot of plots wherein the girl falls for the guy she is not totally supposed to- she usually has a different perfect guy in mind.
I also loved the friendship subplot as Sage, Huan, Ellie and Dev are THE perfect four-friend group.

Coming to characters, there were times when Ellie annoyed the hell out of me, but she was a sweet soul. I can totally relate to her not being able to decided what she wants to do in college.
Will was kinda a self-obsessed guy, who did not really care about Ellie’s views and stuff. I am not saying Ellie wasn’t in the wrong, but Will never really too the time to get to know her.
I loved Dev and Ellie’s banter. I laughed out loud so many times!
Sage, Huan and Frank were also really cool side characters!

I also liked the author’s writing style, although I think that if Ellie’s humiliation had been shown in more detail, the novel would have been more fun.
*Spoiler ahead*
I also feel that Dev and Ellie’s romance should have developed in a bit more depth.
*Spoiler finish*

My favourite part of this book was how the author covered so many places. All of them are on my to-be-visited list. First off, the USA, where the novel starts. Second off, England. And there’s even Venice- a place me and my mom aspire to go together. I studied about it when I was a kid, and the gondolas are something I would love to try out!
I also like how Dev is an Indian-American character. After all, being an Indian, I do not read enough of Indian culture and characters.

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I will look forward to reading more of Kristy Boyce, should she release more books. I would recommend this one to all YA and contemporary lovers!

Have you read this book? Will you soon? Let me know in the comments!


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  1. I haven’t read this, I haven’t been reading much at all XD. You know, every time in a book, when the female leads gets a male best friend, there’s always a bit of romance somewhere hehe. I think I’ll read this book after I finish reading my history textbook. The cover’s really pretty and the colours are so wow! I really want to go to Venice too, it seems like a such an aesthetic and dreamy place!

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