Review: The Accidental Boyfriend by Maggie Dallen

May 21, 2016 Review 0

Review: The Accidental Boyfriend by Maggie Dallen

What do you do when Mr. Right seems oh-so-wrong?

Holly Sinclair is ready to have it all. She's even found her Mr. Right--a steady, reliable guy who just needs a little convincing. Now all the former wild child has to do is free herself of her very inconvenient attraction to Jack Everett. Not only does the notorious playboy and tabloid king seduce her at her sister's wedding, he follows her to Paris! Suddenly, Holly is alone with Jack in the most romantic city in the world--and his family is leaping to the wrong conclusions…

The world's most infamous bachelor has finally met his match. If Jack was the type to settle down, Holly would be the woman of his dreams. There's just one hitch: Holly actually believes she wants to marry Mr. Oh-So-Boring. Intent on proving that she deserves someone better, Jack finds himself playing the role of the perfect boyfriend…a little too well. If he's not careful, he might just lose this game--and his heart.

Title: The Accidental Boyfriend
Author: Maggie Dallen
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Accidental Elopement
Series: Chance Romance #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Accidental Elopement
Published by Kensington
Source: Publisher
Published: May 24, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 156
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Stars: two-half-stars
Flames: two-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Holly Sinclair aka Holiday is not one for committing or staying in one place too long; hence the nickname everyone gave her. Yet when tragedy strikes Holly takes a good, long look at her life. She now wants nothing more than to settle down and start a family. However, the man she has chosen will never see her as more than a friend.

Sounds quite contradictory, right? Do not get me wrong there were many great things about this book that had me turning the pages. Then there were other points that could not be looked over and affected the book as a whole. Oh, and by the way, this is part of a series but it is not really mentioned. So it can be read alone as the first book is recapped in The Accidental Boyfriend but it would have been nice to know before I jumped into it.

Pros: An adventure seeker, Holly, who is not afraid to live life to the fullest. A loyal and carefree business man, Jack, will do anything he can to see Holly smile and experience life the way she is. He needs Holly to see herself as perfect the way he sees her. There is a fierce connection between all the characters that is hard to find in real life. You can’t help but feel like you want to be a part of their fold. Plus it is set in Paris!

Cons: Holly wants Benjamin because he seems stable, reliable, and they have history: in the eighth grade. He has always treated her as a best friend but someone who tends to be flighty. She knows this yet tries to change everything who she is for him. She is constantly berating herself because she wants Benjamin but will fall into bed with Jack easy peasey. Then there is the fact that Jack is once again lying about someone being with him.

Overall, it was a quick, sweet read. A contemporary romance at its most endearing but sadly it did not hook me the way I wanted it too. Plus, it seems with this series it is a constant mistaken identity. First, Ivy is Jack’s fiancée (The Accidental Engagement), then Holly is Jack’s girlfriend (The Accidental Boyfriend), and the third one that’s coming out (The Accidental Elopement), Lucia is mistaken for an illegal in need of work with no ties to her grandfather’s fortune.

I was gifted a copy of this book from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. The opinions and ratings are solely my own.

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