Monday, August 18, 2014

Boycotts & Barflies

Book: Boycotts & Barflies
Author: Victoria Michaels

After an endless string of bad dates and a generally pathetic love life, Grace Park and her friends decide to boycott men for six weeks. With a fantastic pair of shoes on the line for the woman who makes it to the end without breaking any rules, the competition gets fierce. Sparks fly a few days into the bet when Grace and her friends cross paths with a sexy bartender named Michael Andris who happens to have a little bet of his own going with his friends.... In this hilarious debut novel, Victoria Michaels brings us a colorful and relatable cast of characters. She sends them on a sweet and sexy escapade as they sidestep one booby trap after another, manage the best of misguided intentions, and exert a whole lot of willpower and self control as they race down the path to true love. Winning isn't everything...or is it?-Goodreads

Review: Three best girlfriends meet three best guy friends: they are all beautiful, fall into pretty much instant love but cannot officially date or even french kiss because the girls are boycotting boys for a few weeks due to a bet. So, what do they do? They pretty much date (find work-arounds to not call them dates) and try not to jump each other. I really wanted to like this book and I was hoping for a funny read but that was not the case. This is poorly written and the characters are completely flat.  I had zero connection to any of them because (other than Grace's self esteem issues) they were pretty much perfect and devoid of real personalities. There was no real plot or obstacles in the way of any of the couples. They all fell pretty much instantly in love and the main story arc was which girl would win the bet. The bet being a pair of shoes, this just wasn't a strong enough story line to keep the book going. And this book was long for such a thin plot-I feel like at least a 100 pages could have been edited out. 

Skip this one. 

Grade: 1/5

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