Title: Blackmail Boyfriend
Author: Chris Cannon
Published: 11th August 2015
My Rating: 4/5
Sometimes, blackmail is the only weapon a girl has…
Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But when she hears a rumor that he hooked up with her she gives him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month to show other guys that she’s dateable—despite her overprotective and very intimidating brothers—or deal with the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up with.
Bryce didn’t know the other Haley even had a boyfriend. He was just trying to get his ex off his back. And now, not only is he being blackmailed, he's being blackmailed by an honor student. His new “girlfriend” has two three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she's…well, difficult. And different.
Can something so fake turn into something real?
I received this book in exchange for a honest review, thanks to YA Book Tours and Netgalley
Ahhh!!!! This book!! *gets excited* I love the cover ALOT! Can you tell I am a cover lover? (that rhymed lol) *gets funny looks* Okay I will be quiet now.
Hayley, Hayley, Hayley! Where do I start with this girl? Such a fiesty and doesn't deal with no BS kind of person. I loved her character from the beginning, she is one smart llladddy ;). I really like the mixture Cannon put in with a honour student and a fiesty, stubborn, intellectual, sweet, loyal and funny person. There was no way you could not fall in love with Hayley, the way she blackmails her way in a relationship with Bryce is purely genius- you will have to read the book to find out how! :), I really did feel sorry for Hayley, it is very difficult to put up with older siblings who are overprotective of their sisters (so they say!) and make their life a hell. But she turned the situation around to make it work to her advantage rather than against her, the real story then comes along the journey of this fake relationship takes.
Now, Bryce. I can tell you one thing from the very beginning her is a jerk, a big fat JERK! He is such a coward for making up the rumor about him and Hayley just to get away from an ex clingy girlfriend. What I liked most about this book was the two POV's, it really did help to see from his perspective and once you get in the book you see why Bryce is the way he is (it's not his entire fault). The one thing I disliked about Bryce very much was he wasn't oblivious to what was happening around him but he certainly did act it which more often than not landed him in trouble, and by that I mean yep, you guessed it right with Hayley! It was definitley a good moments like the dog scene when you see sparks of the real Bryce who does not have his head in the sky but his feet on the ground and you see a window through his soul!
Bryce and Hayley do not get along at all, especially since they come from two different backgrounds so their mentality, perspective and everything else is constantly clashing.
Nathan and Jane were antagonists who predominatly played supporting roles to each of the main characters which certainly added an interesting element to the book. Jane was a half glass kind person and got excited about little things like a toddler and has a very sweet tooth! Nathan, on the other hand....well he was a bit of idiot purely because at the beginning he blames Bryce for his date with Jane, which is true but come on did you have to shove it in his face every opportunity you get? Which made me dislike him as he was a bigger jerk than Bryce and is shown to be super rich who wants to be perfect and has expensive taste! It is nice to see a subtle change in him when he does begin to hang out with Jane a lot more which is good
(spoiler alert: you find out a very shocking truth about Hayley's brothers which I did not expect at all- you will have to read the book to find out!)