After a horrifying public rejection by her crush, Ellie Nichols does what any girl would do: she flees the country. To be more precise, she joins her high school’s study abroad trip to England. While most of her classmates are there to take honors courses and pad their college applications, Ellie is on a quest to rebuild her reputation and self-confidence. And nothing is more of a confidence booster than getting a hot British boyfriend.
When Ellie meets Will, a gorgeous and charming Brit, she vows to avoid making the same mistakes as she did with the last guy she liked. Which is why she strikes up a bargain with Dev, an overachieving classmate who she’s never clicked with, but who does seem to know a lot about the things Will is interested in—if he helps her win over her crush, then she’ll help him win over his.
But even as Ellie embarks on a whirlwind romance, one that takes her on adventures to some of England’s most beautiful places, she still needs to figure out if this is actually the answer to all her problems…and whether the perfect boyfriend is actually the perfect boy for her.
Title: Hot British Boyfriend
Author: Kristy Boyce
Publication Date: February 9, 2021
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
This book was fun, funny, and had a great lesson on being yourself even when that’s the hardest thing to be.
The start of this book was hilarious. A little sad as well, but mostly hilarious. The main character, Ellie, embarrasses herself in front of what feels like the entire school. And worse, her embarrassing moment is caught on film for all to relive. So she ditches the States for greener pastures, namely England. Ellie’s thoughts throughout this whole thing are quite funny. Really throughout the whole book, but her hilarious thoughts are what stood out to me right from the beginning.
Ellie in general is a great character that I’m so glad I got to know. She’s fun and adventurous but has a lot to learn throughout the book. I loved the lessons I learned from her and those around her about being yourself and loving yourself. Once Ellie embraced who she was and let others see that, she was able to live without the burden of being someone else around people who didn’t really care to get to know her.
I also really liked being able to travel to different parts of England and to another part of Europe. Since we can’t travel right now due to pandemic restrictions, it was nice to travel vicariously through Ellie and her friends.
Lastly, the romance in this book was excellent! Slow burns are my absolute favorite and this was a true blue slow burn. I loved it! All those “almost” moments had me going mad, but I secretly loved them.
Overall, this was such a wonderful read full of fun study sessions, dreamy England, and even dreamier guys. Big thumbs up from me!
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Kristy Boyce lives in Columbus, OH and teaches psychology as a senior lecturer at The Ohio State University. When she’s not spending time with her husband and son, she’s usually writing, reading, putting together fairy gardens, or watching happy reality TV (The Great British Bake-Off and So You Think You Can Dance are perennial favorites)
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