•Title: Hot British Boyfriend
•Author: Kristy Boyce
•Length: 336 pages
•Publisher: Harper Teen
•Read Date: January 14, 2021
•Publication Date: February 9, 2021
•Type Read: Paperback
•Genre(s): Contemporary YA, Romance, Travel
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.
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My Book Review:
Hot British Boyfriend is the story of what happens when the love you are looking for and the love that is looking for you crash into you at the same time. And it is adorable!
Ellie endures an extremely embarrassing public rejection at a party that is caught on film. Not only is that video circulating, but the boy she is crushing on and the friend she thought to be there for her are now posting cute couple photos. It is enough to make Ellie fly to Europe. Considering this girl she thought was her friend just decided to give up her spot in the school’s study abroad program to purse this new relationship, Ellie decides to take that spot. Besides… the best thing she can do to forget her humiliation is to find herself a hot British boyfriend.
Along with a group of other students from her school, she embarks on this interesting new chapter in her life, where she indeed meets a very cute British boy named Will. Ellie is determined to impress Will with her knowledge of certain things he likes, so she turns to her classmate, Dev, someone that she has never really hung out with, but who knows a lot about the things she needs to learn more about. In exchange, she can maybe help Dev win the heart of Ellie’s roommate, Sage.
Things are going really wonderful for Ellie and Will, aside from that nagging notion that she is basing her relationship on lies. Are they compatible enough to stand strong against their differences and their ultimate long distance from each other? Or will Ellie learn along the way that there may be someone else better for her that whom she never took the time to notice before?
This was so cute. While Ellie was annoying at times, I truly thought that her growth through this book was realistic. She spends so much time only thinking about boys and how getting a boyfriend will make her life better, how making time for her boyfriend will make her life better, how getting OTHERS to find romantic relationships will make THEIR lives better… It was a bit superficial when she was actually taking this trip abroad to study. But, I really did enjoy the friendships she makes and the experiences she has while traveling. She learns a lot about herself and about other people during the course of this book and I had so much fun along the ride.
About the Author:
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)