Friday, August 14, 2015

Blog Tour and Review: Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon @ccannonauthor @entangledteen


Welcome to the Blackmail Boyfriend book tour!

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Title: Blackmail Boyfriend
Author: Chris Cannon
Published: August 11th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Young Adult Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
Sometimes, blackmail is the only weapon a girl has…

Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But when she hears a rumor that he hooked up with her she gives him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month to show other guys that she’s dateable—despite her overprotective and very intimidating brothers—or deal with the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up with.

Bryce didn’t know the other Haley even had a boyfriend. He was just trying to get his ex off his back. And now, not only is he being blackmailed, he's being blackmailed by an honor student. His new “girlfriend” has two three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she's…well, difficult. And different.

Can something so fake turn into something real?

My Thoughts:

I love to divert myself with a little bit of young adult every now and again, and the Entangled Crush line is where I turn to for some sweet, innocent romances. I picked up this one the other day and kept on reading because it was so cute. Bryce and Haley are two people who are stuck in a very bad position--Bryce because he hooked up with a girl who has a boyfriend and Haley because the girl he hooked up with shares her first name. Since he doesn't want to get beaten up by an angry boyfriend, he pretends it was her instead of the other girl. Haley isn't too thrilled about the school thinking this is true, so she blackmails him into being her boyfriend temporarily so that people won't think she's that kind of girl. As they spend time together in this fake relationship, they get to know the other person and care for them. When that caring grows into something more, will they be able to be honest about how they really feel?

Blackmail Boyfriend was a cute little tale with a sweet ending. I loved how the story incorporated Haley working at an animal shelter and how animals were featured throughout. Also, I enjoy how the families aren't perfect, and how the children choose to handle the things they learn and have to deal with when it comes to issues that arise. It burns me up the way Bryce's family treated his life, trying to take his choices away from him, but he steps up to be a man. It was great. Really enjoyed this story by Chris Cannon!

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About the Author
Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shih tzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or snarky romantic comedies.
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Excerpt

“We need to talk.” Bryce gave an exaggerated sigh.

“Okay.” I opened my bag of chips.

“I’m sorry, but there’s someone else.”

He wanted to break up with me in the cafeteria? Fat chance. I leaned toward him and touched his arm in a girlfriend sort of way. “If you planned to stage a public breakup with me, you can forget it.”
 
Amusement showed in his hazel eyes. “Think you can stop me?”

“Yes. First, I’m going to appeal to your sense of decency. I’m not a hook-up kind of girl. Thanks to you, the entire school thinks I am.”

He snagged a chip and popped it in his mouth. “Do you even date?”

Ouch. It’s hard to have an active social life when you have two older brothers who chase everyone away, which is why I need you to stick around and stop that cycle.”

“Sucks to be you.” He stole another chip.

“If you don’t go along with Operation Boyfriend Bait, I’ll go with plan B.”

His brows came together. “Ratting me out to Denny?”

“After he pummels you into the ground, people will definitely believe you slept with his Haley and not me, so doesn’t it make more sense to play this my way? We both win.”

Jane came back and took her seat. “What did I miss?”
 
“He’s trying to break up with me. I gave him two options.”

“You or dismemberment by Denny?” she guessed.

“Exactly.” I crossed my arms over my chest. “What will it be?”

“I pretend to be your boyfriend for a week, and you keep your mouth shut.”

“Two months,” Jane chimed in.

Bryce grabbed another chip. “One week and you can keep the Homecoming tickets.”

“Five weeks and you can have the Homecoming tickets back,” I countered.

“Two weeks,” he said. “And I don’t want the Homecoming tickets.”

“Four weeks.” He reached for another chip and I smacked his hand.

His mouth dropped open, and then he laughed. “That was not good girlfriend behavior.”

I pulled the bag of chips closer. “Landing me in detention was not good boyfriend behavior.”

He grinned all-knowingly. “You didn’t mind at the time.”

My face heated. “Whatever. I want four weeks, the Homecoming tickets, and a double date with Jane and Nathan.”

“Thank you.” Jane bounced in her chair.

“Thought I’d share the wealth.” I smiled at Bryce.

“And this should go without saying, but I expect you to play my monogamous boyfriend. When this is over, we’ll do a mutual breakup with no one to blame.”

He sat back and seemed to weigh his options. “Three weeks, keep the tickets, one double date, and a no-fault breakup. Deal?”

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2 comments:

  1. This one sounds so super cute and I adore the cover. I tend to lean towards a little bit more innocent romance so I'll definitely be checking this one out.

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    1. This is definitely an innocent YA, and very sweet! :)

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