I am very excited to be doing another tour with TBR & Beyond Tours! Today, I am reviewing Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce including top 5 reasons why you should read this book! Be sure to head over to my Instagram to see my post over there as well, and be sure to check out the schedule for this tour! There’s also a giveaway for a finished copy of Hot British Boyfriend at the end of this post, so be sure to check it out if you’re interested!
Thank you to TBR & Beyond Tours and HarperTeen for sending me an early copy for review. This has not impacted my thoughts or feelings towards this book and all opinions are my own
Hot British Boyfriend by Kristy Boyce
Release Date: February 9, 2021
Genre: YA Contemporary
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.
This was such a cute read! While the beginning moved quickly, once we got into the thick of the plot, I was invested. Ellie is a bit childish at first, with her only thoughts on finding herself a hot british boyfriend, but watching her grow was so inspiring. After finding her perfect man, she slowly shifts from boy obsessed to Ellie obsessed and watching her cultivate her own interests and focusing on school made me so happy!
Once of my favorite parts about this book were Ellie’s newfound friends. After her only friend ditched for her new boyfriend, Ellie is all alone. And when she takes her friends place on the study abroad trip, she finally finds people who are genuine friends to her. Dev is so funny and a great friend towards Ellie. Sage, while almost obsessed about school, is such a kind hearted person – she genuinely wants Ellie to be happy and isn’t afraid to be honest with her. And of course Huan is so goofy and always ready to make everyone smile.
Then of course we have Will, Ellie’s new hot british boyfriend. I wasn’t a fan of the start of their relationship for a few reasons. The fact that Ellie straight up lies about her interests just to get his attention made me sad. And she skips out on school and her hobbies just to hang out with him. Coming from someone who had a boyfriend in high school, I could never imagine ditching my homework or other responsibilities just because of a boy. But the character change is what saved this book.
Overall, a really cute book that I definitely recommend if you’re looking for great character development and a cute romance! Though the beginning and ending felt rushed, the book was so easy to get into and so fun! I loved Ellie’s romantic and personal journey!
Top 5 Reasons to Read Hot British Boyfriend!
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)
If you’re interested in winning a finished copy of Hot British Boyfriend, be sure to enter the giveaway hosted by TBR & Beyond Tours! One reader will win a finished copy of Hot British Boyfriend. The giveaway starts on February 8th and ends on February 15th. You can enter here: Rafflecopter Giveaway Link