The Boyfriend Bet by Chris Cannon
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: 22nd August 2016
What They Say:
Zoe Cain knows that Grant Evertide is way out of her league. So naturally, she kisses him. Out of spite. Not only is Grant her brother’s number-one nemesis, but he has zero interest in being tied down to one girl. She’s shocked—and secretly thrilled—when they start spending more time together.
Zoe’s brother claims Grant is trying to make her his “Ringer,” an oh-so-charming tradition where a popular guy dates a non-popular girl until he hooks up with her, then dumps her. Zoe threatens to neuter Grant with hedge clippers if he’s lying but Grant swears he isn’t trying to trick her. Still, that doesn’t mean Grant is the commitment type—even if winning a bet is on the line.
Each book in the Boyfriend Chronicles series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed our of order.
The start of this book is like doing 0-60MPH in a Ferrari, it’s lightning fast, with Zoe and Grant kissing on like the first page, or at the very latest page two. All to annoy Zoe’s brother, Jack, which is genius and kind of threw me for a second, because it all seemed very insta-love for a minute or two, until Grant very firmly stuck his feet in his mouth, with his not-wanting-a-girlfriend spiel. I mean Grant, get your head together, you idiot. And so starts a thoroughly entertaining read as two people who are totally soulmates fight this at every. single. turn. Yep, every turn. Like, all the time. If Grant isn’t putting his foot into something, Zoe’s blowing up and it’s so entertaining. Like roll your eyes, but love it anyway entertaining because you just have no clue what will happen next. Will Zoe *actually* shoot Grant? WHO KNOWS. But she has guns! So it’s possible…
I’ve just never been so entertained in my whole life. Or in a while at least. This is the kind of book you dive into after a horrible day, and you just get to leave the real world behind for a few hours, and it just completely sucks you in. You just have to keep reading, and it’s amazing, and it just gets better and better and better, because Zoe is absolutely amazing. I loved her hot-headedness, her inability to listen, the way she wanted to irritate her brother Jack at every turn, and Grant was a good foil for her, if a bit stupid a time or two and deserving of a smack, but Zoe never let him get away with it, she always called him on his stupid things.
This was just the absolute perfect read that I needed right in the moment. It’s the kind of book you don’t really want to end, and those are just the best kinds of books. I really, really, really loved The Boyfriend Bet and I am going to annoy Chris Cannon (not really, because that’s weird) to give me a book with Delia and Aiden because oh my God, those two are screaming out to have their stories told. The little tidbits we got of something budding between them in The Boyfriend Bet was NOT ENOUGH. I need more. I crave more. GIVE ME MORE. In the meantime, I shall go and read the first Boyfriend Chronicle book which seems to be completely unrelated to this one? But hopefully just as fun. But read this book, it is ace.