Review of The Accidental Boyfriend by Maggie Dallen

The Accidental Boyfriend

Mr. Right vs Mr. Holy-Hotness


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 156 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

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.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Holly is fun and caring, but she definitely has something wrong with her head because the scenario she’s mapped out as her wannabe life is just plain insane. I mean it’s like she’s trying to put the square peg in the round hole. She may want the two point five kids and the white picket fence, but sometimes things happen on their own and cannot be forced no matter how hard you try.

Jack is something else. It’s almost like he’s addicted to Holly, but doesn’t want to admit it…not even to himself. He’s the first one to offer to help her, he’s always right there when she needs him, and he’ll make the ultimate sacrifice for her in order to give her exactly what she wants.

“You should be with someone who thinks you’re amazing just the way you are. You should be with me.”

The Accidental Boyfriend is book two and I honestly think that although it can be read as a standalone that you read book one, The Accidental Engagement, first. I personally did not read it first and although I could put the pieces together there’s a lot of references to what happened in the book one that left me wishing I’d read it.

There are some funny situations Jack and Holly find themselves in for the pure and simple fact that they both act first and think later. The interactions Holly has with Mr. Right are awkward and make me dislike her a little more with each one. But the ending moment when everything comes together is both thoughtful and perfect.

My Favorite Awkward Moment: When Holly repays a favor by coming to Jack’s rescue, although her rescue attempt turns into a lot more than she bargained for.

Jenn 3.5 Heart

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.


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