ARC review: Boomerang Boyfriend by Chris Cannon

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Free-spirited Delia has been the bane of Jack’s existence for more than a decade.  As his little sister’s best friend, Delia and Jack have had their fair share of arguments and prank wars – to the point that Delia refers to Jack as “Jack the Jerk.”  But when they start working together at Betty’s Burgers and spending more time together in their shared art class, Jack and Delia start seeing each other in a different light.

So, you guys know me.  I’ve got some favorite tropes.  I like enemies-to-lovers.  I love friends-to-lovers.  I’m also a pretty big fan of brother’s best friend and best friend’s brother.  Throw in some adorable dogs like this book has, and it’s pretty hard for me not to like it.

The story here kept me entertained.  There was enough tension to keep me on my toes, but not so much that I got frustrated.  The conflicts were believable and I liked the characters.  The problem I had was that the writing just felt awkward.  And that’s the problem with reviewing ARCs.  Did I get the book before the editor did?  I might never know, but I’ll give Entangled and the author the benefit of the doubt.

I also felt like I was missing some key information on these characters, and going to the author’s website told me what Goodreads and Netgalley hadn’t – that this book is third in a series.  I wouldn’t say that reading the first two is required, but I felt like I was expected to know some background information about the characters in order to really connect with what was going on.

Still, the book was good.  I enjoyed the plot, I liked the characters, and while I might have hoped for some more interaction between Delia and Jack, I did appreciate that neither of them lost themselves or their friends in their attraction.  Also, this is a young adult romance and it’s very clean, if that’s a thing you’re worried about.

Final rating: ★★★☆☆

I received a free ARC of Boomerang Boyfriend from the publisher (via Netgalley) in exchange for my honest review.

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