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Hot British Boyfriend
By Kristy Boyce
YA Contemporary
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 336 Pages
February 9, 2021 by HarperTeen


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 Review

HOT BRITISH BOYFRIEND is a story about a girl who has been pretending to be someone else and finds herself and something better across the sea in England. It's a story of friendship and romance with a bit of teenage angst. Fans of YA contemporary romance may enjoy this one.

I honestly had a really tough time with the first half of this story. The protagonist, Ellie, starts off trying to be someone she isn't so guys and popular kids will "like" her instead of being happy with who she is. Some of this makes sense because of her prior experience and also because she hasn't found her people yet - the people who accept her just the way she is. It was just really difficult pushing through this part of the story because I didn't like what she was doing, especially when she downright lied. The second half slowly gets better, although it is still a bit painful to see it all play out. I really loved who Ellie ends up building friendships with. Dev, Sage and Huan are all great characters and I loved all their different personality traits. They're also really good for Ellie, both in accepting her and in pushing her a bit. The trip to Venice was really fun because I felt like the author immersed her characters in the setting more than she did when they're at the school. I loved the ending the most and how Ellie explains things to Dev.

I would have loved more British terms and accents. There also was a lack of banter between Ellie and Will, which made things a bit more awkward. I would have liked Ellie to figure things out much sooner and also find herself sooner.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was a fun story, especially if you like stories set in the UK. I think many girls could relate to the protagonist as she tries to figure out what parts of her she wants others to see and find her own confidence in herself. It has some great friendships, some humor, and a lovely ending.

Content: Some innuendo, a gay relationship, some mild swearing (including a couple of s-words).
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through TBR and Beyond Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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)

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