Monday, February 18, 2019

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0 by Linda Budzinski

Book info:
TitleThe Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0
Author:  Linda Budzinski
SeriesThe Boyfriend Whisperer #2
Genre:  YA contemporary romance
Release Date:  February 19th, 2019
Publisher:  Swoon Romance
Source:  E-galley from Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours with did not influence my opinion
My rating:  4 stars

Alicea Springer was Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises’ top success story. That is, until her dream date, Ty Walker, dumped her a week before prom. Now it’s senior year, and Alicea has taken over the business and given it an upgrade using an automated matchmaking program designed to help her classmates find their perfect match.

Alicea has no interest in using the program herself. She already knows who her perfect match is … Ty. She doesn’t need an app to tell her that (or worse, match her up with someone else). In a moment of weakness, Alicea allows her friends to convince her to give the program a try. To her horror, it matches her with the last boy on earth she'd ever want to date — Darius Groves, the class deadbeat.

When she and Darius are paired up for a class project, Alicea learns there's more to him than his bad reputation. But the more she spends time with Darius, the more she questions their match. They have so little in common. Why did her program match them?

Can Alicea defy the odds and make a match of her own heart’s desire? Or will the matchmaker remained unmatched?

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My Review:
The story started out pretty much how you'd expect a story like this to go, and continued that way for quite a while.  But not in a bad way, in a familiar enjoy this kind of story way.  As much of a bad boy as Darius was supposed to be, there were some really cute things that he did in his wooing of Alicea.  When it came to her ex, Ty, there was a moment or two when I was afraid he was going to go back and try to get her by saying they'd been on a break. And with the way she kept going on and on about how he was really the perfect guy for her, I was so afraid she'd go right back to him. And she did make some questionable decisions about how she handled it. But I liked seeing that it was realistic, that she actually realized how she felt with him, and how she'd come to start feeling about Darius when Ty started trying to get her back.  Towards the end, I thought we were going to have a long time left for our couple to just keep going happily, and I was right. The author threw in one more obstacle in the way.  And it made me sad!  But it also made me very happy when we still got our happily ever after for our two characters.  I want to go back and read the first book, and I'd love to see another in this series as well!

About the Author:

Linda Budzinski is the author of four young adult novels, all published by Swoon Romance YA: The Boyfriend Whisperer and The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0, Em & Em, and The Funeral Singer. When she’s not writing, she works in nonprofit communications and outreach. She lives in Northern Virginia with my husband, Joe, and is active with her church’s youth group. She’s a sucker for romance and reality TV and has been known to turn off her phone’s ringer when watching “The Bachelor.” Her favorite flower is the daisy, her favorite food is chocolate, and her favorite song is “Amazing Grace.”

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