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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Boyfriend from Hell +Give Away!

I was given the opportunity to review this book by funny and creative author E Van Lowe. The book was a fun and quick read with some drama, love and mystery that made for a good read. Here is an overview of the book:
Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.
“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…”
The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago.
Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships.
But neither of the handsome pair is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him. If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL.

Boyfriend from Hell was an odd assortment of witty humor, awkward teen moments, and a healthy dose of paranormal mystery. Given the nature of the book, and who the intended audience is, there are not actual steamy moments when the relationships develop, however I was expecting more. The love relationships in this story felt a bit hollow. The makings were there for a fabulous teenage romance. The hot new kid, the pretty but awkward mathlete, a little rebellion... it's all there. But I feel as though my book had a huge chunk ripped out, the part where they actually fall in love. One moment Megan is blundering on about high school drop out Einstein and the next they are making out in stairwells and skipping class. I was missing the seduction, the actual falling into love. So as far as romance goes, the relationships fell a little flat.

The relationship between Megan and her mother however was beautiful in it's complexity. Lowe painted a perfect mother-daughter relationship that any girl could envy. Lowe created a world where you felt as though you were living the characters life. You felt the fierce loyalty, the awkward embarrassments, the confused frustrations; this relationship was wonderfully portrayed.

Megan is your average high school girl; she's smart and funny and completely loyal to those she loves. She was a perfect girl for the job of kicking Satan's rear end. I love a book where you can just tell that the author has a fantastic sense of humor, and this book is one of them. I love that he pitted a 15 year-old mathlete against Satan. I love even more that she was able to stand up against him and win.

Overall this book was a fun read, with a few twists that kept the book from becoming predictable. I think we could all use a Megan in our lives to help us out when our boyfriend ends up being from hell. Lol. I give this book 3.5 courageous sheep.


**I was able to get in touch with the author and he has agreed to give away an Ebook of Boyfriend from Hell! Leave a comment and your email address for a chance to win! Remember, double your chances by being a follower!
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  1. Great review. I know what you mean about skipping the falling in love part. I've read other books that did the same thing, but it sounds like the author made up for it with the mother/daughter relationship. I have a 15 year old daughter and I think she could give the devil a run for his money too

  2. Great Review. I've added this to my to be read list!


  3. Thank you for the lovely review today and giveaway opportunity.


  4. The mix of humor, paranormal romance and mystery sounds interesting.

  5. This just looks soooooo good! I would love to have it free!! I think I'd like to have it, free or not, but free is always better!!

    Donna -

  6. Would love to read this, thanks for the giveaway!