Saturday, February 16, 2019

Book Boyfriend (Book Boyfriends #1) by Claire Kingsley ~ Review

Book Boyfriend (Book Boyfriends, #1)Source: KindleUnlimited.

Book Boyfriend (Book Boyfriends #1) by Claire Kingsley

He's too hot for words.


Alex Lawson might as well be the hottest book boyfriend imaginable. A fun, romantic, possessive, panty-melting man. And the best part?

He’s real.

For a girl like me—a slightly awkward book addict—Alex is a dream come true, straight off the pages of my favorite romance novels. But our story is turning into a whirlwind romance—the kind that only exists in books.

And I wonder if we’re heading toward our own happily ever after, or if he’s too good to be true.


Here’s the thing. I’m not a bad guy. Lying to Mia wasn’t part of the plan. Finding success as a romance author using a female pen name wasn’t part of the plan either. But sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Like realizing the woman you’re falling for is your alter-ego’s online best friend.
Online, she thinks I’m a woman named Lexi. In person, she knows I’m all man. I want to worship her body and claim every inch of her.

But if she finds out the truth, I could lose everything.

After weeks and weeks of scrolling across this book while browsing KindleUnlimited titles, I finally caved and gave it a shot. The premise is stellar, and I was so here for some cute fluff. And honestly, Book Boyfriend did deliver...but not quite as much as I'd hoped.

I think part of my issue here is that my expectations were too high. I picked up this book ready to have a great time reading it, anticipating that I'd fall in love. And while I did like the book, it definitely wasn't one I got super into and fell head over heels for. That said, part of the reason I didn't love Book Boyfriend is because of the way it was written. I guess it just didn't drag me in deep enough so I was left wanting MORE. More investment, more feels, more of everything.

And that leads me to my next point: Book Boyfriend really does deliver on pretty much all fronts. It's cute and fluffy. There are swoons. There are funny moments. And I really loved the characters. Especially Mia who was shy and quirky and awesome. But even with all of that, it wasn't ENOUGH. I wish it had gone deeper.

All that said, the book was easy to fly through. I started and finished it in less than a day without breaking a sweat. The beginning of the book does a particularly good job of setting up the story in a way that makes it easy to get pulled in enough to continue straight through.

Overall, Book Boyfriend is a quick, fun, fluffy romance. Unfortunately, it all fell a little short for me. I loved the premise, liked the book, but was left wishing for more.

3 stars - A fun, fluffy romance that fell a little short for me.


  1. This one does sound very cute and fluffy, shame it falls a bit short. Great review!

  2. What a cute premise for a book. Thanks for the review, SIB/Jessica.