From award-winning author Erika Kelly comes her brand new, smoking hot series about four elite athlete brothers raised in the Tetons by their eccentric, billionaire dad and uncle, The Bad Boyfriend Series! Don’t miss your chance to meet the sexy and extreme Fin Bowie in THE WORLD’S WORST BOYFRIEND! Order your copy today!
Six years ago Fin Bowie made a decision that cost him the love of his life. Now his ex is coming back to town for her brother’s wedding, and he can finally make things right. Except, right before the event, a text he sent goes viral. Overnight, he becomes an international meme. And it’s hard to win your woman back when the whole world’s calling you The World’s Worst Boyfriend.
The last thing on Calliope Bell’s mind is getting back with Fin. Not when her life’s just gone sideways, forcing her to spend the summer in Calamity, Wyoming. She can’t be away from the New York art world this long, so she comes up with the idea to turn the hottest pop culture event of the moment into a museum exhibition.
The two have every intention of avoiding each other–until the county judge sentences Fin to community service…helping her exploit the meme he’s trying to make go away.
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.
The World’s Worst Boyfriend was a second chance romance between childhood sweethearts. Fin and Callie broke up when their lives took different directions after high school. Both were left shattered. Fin escaped through spending time with winter sports and his snowboard. Callie ran off to New York to become an artist and reinvented herself. When they both arrive back home years later for Callie’s brother’s wedding, seeing each other sends their worlds into a tailspin.
What I loved most about The World’s Worst Boyfriend was plot. I’m a sucker for second chance romances, and this one was a lot of fun. I loved how the whole meme that got Fin into trouble ended up pulling Callie and Fin closer together. I loved reading the letters people replied to the meme with. They were sad, but funny in a way. I just thought the whole set up of this story was cool.
Fin was my favorite character in this story. Yes, he made some pretty big mistakes, but he never seemed to do it out malice. He was a nice guy who had a lot to learn. I loved the way he didn’t give up on Callie. Callie wasn’t my favorite at first. She was just a little too shut down for me. That made her character seem snobby. The longer she spent at home, the more I liked her, though. I ended up loving Callie and Fin together.
Another thing I loved — the ending! It was a shocking cliffhanger!!! I really can’t wait to read the next book. I need it now!
I do have to admit their were a couple of things kept me from giving this book five stars. First, the pace was slower than I would have liked. I felt like I was struggling through it at a couple of points, which was weird because Erika Kelly is an amazing writer and I liked the story. Second, it was written in third person. Erika Kelly can pull off third person narration like no other, but in this situation it made it harder to connect with the characters.
Overall, The World’s Worst Boyfriend was a cute romance with a fun story line and a cast of characters I’m excited to read more about.
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About Erika Kelly:
Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life–she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she’s lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.