The Almost Boyfriend by Christina Benjamin book review

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Synopsis

Sometimes the thing you’re looking for is right in front of you—almost.

Nobody likes Devon James, including Devon James. And why should they? He had it all and took it for granted—money, girls, popularity and a future with endless possibility. Now he’s just a washed-up has-been. Or so everyone thinks. No one knows the real reason the handsome soccer star quit the team and dumped the hottest girl in school, but they’re not about to forgive him for it either. That’s why he’s perfect for Samantha Connors. Sam Connors always follows the rules. But when her father forces her to leave Boston to finish her senior year of high school at a posh prep school in Ireland she has no choice but to rebel. And bad boy Devon James is just the guy to help her break all the rules. Sam is determined to get her life back and return to Boston by any means necessary. Her plan is crazy, but she’s convinced it will work—almost.A Fun, Fast, YA Romance Read. This is a stand-alone novel. Perfect for fans of Gossip Girl, 13 Reason’s Why and Pretty Little Liars.
(Note: Suggested reading age 16+ for mature language and content.)

Review

So book 2 is even better than book 1 if that is even possible! I loved the location setting for book 2. Ireland! *daydreams about sexy Irish guys momentarily* So yes sexy Irish guys with sexy Irish accents are included! (i mean how can you not already love this book). Christina’s writing still blows me away. This is her second book, but both are stand alone’s. I’d also like to talk book covers for a second, I absolutely lover her cover choices so major props to her artist!

And now for the story. She had me sucked in from page one! She mentions Adele and how it is Samantha’s outlet. Who doesn’t love Adele? Second I really love her character. Christina always makes her women in her books so well written. They are independent and while they fall in love, are still strong and don’t NEED the guy.

I’m still swooning over Devon here. Man I thought book 1 had a dreamy guy. Well Devon is just wow! She even writes in an Irish accent. Told ya great writing skills by her. You really can almost hear his voice in your mind as you read. The more you get to know Devon, the more you fall.

The supporting cast is well written too as they grow on you and actually contribute to the story versus just becoming background noise. The plot was amazing and keeps you flipping every page. I stayed for a good while reading this because i simply could not put it down. So again 5 stars from me. Also is there more of these books coming out soon? I NEED them.

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