Two great books that tell the story of Reagan and her quest to find true love.
The Boyfriend List: Book #1 in the Boyfriend series.
The Boyfriend List follows twenty-year-old Reagan in her quest for the perfect relationship after a somewhat tragic spring break breakup leaves her disillusioned about love... again.
Reagan had always prided herself on making levelheaded, practical, analytical decisions about everything. Everything, that is, except where guys are concerned. Which was proven to her, once again, when her “boyfriend” opts to take another girl on their oh-so-romantic trip to his lake house. In order to prevent future heartbreak, she creates a checklist of all the qualities she wants in a man, and vows not to give her heart away again until she can determine if they fit every last criteria.
After scouring campus with her two best friends in her tricky journey, her detective work returns a pile of unworthy rejects, and it seems as though her choices are narrowed down to only two options: the hot stranger who’s inspired her new project, and her best guy friend Ian, who she’s always kept at bay due to his perceived playboy reputation.
Reagan gets more than she bargained for with her new set of rules, however, and is surprised to find that love, and the perfect boyfriend, may have been within reach the entire time. But will Ian’s reputation ruin his chances to prove his worth? And can Reagan let go of her insecurities long enough to even give him a chance?
The Boyfriend List is a light, New Adult romance about friendship, trust, and learning to let go in order to embrace what real love can offer.
The Boyfriend List
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love lists, they provide order and control in our lives...but a list describing the perfect guy? Is that just setting us up for disappointment. Can any person match up to the expectations of a list?
Well Reagan certainly believes so. That's how her life works...order, precision and predictability. After finding out her boyfriend spent the holidays with another girl, Reagan is very disillusioned about love and relationships.
So with list in hand she seeks the perfect guy with the attributes on her list. After a couple of mediocre dates Reagan soon realises all that she has been right in front of her the whole time...her best guy friend Ian.
When they both finally give in to their feelings for each, things start to really fall in to place them...things are going perfectly...until insecurity and a boyfriend stealing nemesis is back for more.
Gorgeous characters that are easy to fall in love with. I can't wait to see what Ms Novelle has in store for book 2 in the series...
The Perfect Boyfriend: Book #2 in the Boyfriend series.
The Perfect Boyfriend picks up right where we left Reagan and Ian in The Boyfriend List.
As their friendship blossoms quickly into a steamy romance, Reagan and Ian have to learn to navigate their shifting relationship...and everything that entails. But their newfound bliss doesn’t come without a few unexpected challenges.
In the midst of realizing just how sweet the romance can be between them, and all the benefits of their new dynamic, Reagan is informed that her ideal situation has changed. Not only will she need to begin taking on more classes to speed up her graduation date, but she’ll also have to start looking for a job to supplement her fading income. Meanwhile, Ian has chosen to pull out of school once his father is diagnosed with a terminal illness in order to help manage the family business and spend time with him while he still can. But he wrestles with the guilt of leaving Reagan behind, and the pressure of his new responsibilities.
As the two meet their new challenges head-on, they’ll be forced to discover whether or not they’re as compatible as lovers as they were as friends. With their focus pulled in so many directions, will they have what it takes to keep a long distance relationship alive? Can Ian prove that he’s still be the perfect boyfriend, or will they fold to statistics under the growing tensions of their lives? Throw in some manipulative exes, a new boss with an inflated ego, and a co-worker from hell and the two have a recipe for either a fairy tale ending, or a complete disaster.
The Perfect Boyfriend is a New Adult Romance about trust, love, and discovering the true depths of personal strength.
The Perfect Boyfriend
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So after a misunderstanding is cleared up, Ian and Reagan begin their relationship again, taking it slowly, both of whom are determined to make it work.
Though life gets in the way. Ian's father is gravely ill and so Ian quits college and heads home, but promises Reagan that things will be fine between them.
Meanwhile, Reagan realises that she will need to get work in order to take care of her living expenses leading up to graduation. After one dodgy employment experience, Reagan gets herself the ideal job to compliment her studies...however it comes at a cost.
Between the long distance relationship, work colleague from hell and everything else in between...can Ian and Reagan really make it work? DO either of them have the energy to finish what they started?
As always, a fantastic story that has just enough passion, angst and love to keep you intrigued to the very last page!!!
About the author
Renee’ Novelle is Preceded by a long line of published family members, including Pulitzer Prize nominated author and Poet Laureate of Kentucky Jesse Stuart.
As a child, Novelle was already gaining recognition for several of her works, and in her formative years, she continued this trend by earning local awards for her short stories and poems.
Inspired to cultivate her talent, Novelle pursued freelance journalism and has found placement of her pieces in both online and print publications since 2008. She's worked on topics that included, but were not limited to – travel, health & fitness, people profiles, history, food & cooking, social issues, reviews, parenting & child, writing advice, college advice, current events. Full listing of published articles, including sample clips, available at www.ReneeNovelle.com. Additionally, she has written multiple screenplays, and contributed her savvy, effective writing style to many non-profit and for profit organizations. She launched several blogs over the years, which garnered international attention.
In 2013, Novelle returned to her first love – fiction. She writes psychological and paranormal thrillers, as well as contemporary fiction and new adult fiction. For a complete schedule of upcoming releases, please visit www.RSNovelle.com
Though she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication, Summa Cum Laude, she considers herself a constant student of the written word. She’s an avid reader, an enthusiastic quote poster, and rarely takes “no” as a final answer. She has an unhealthy obsession for theater, dance, music and art, and strongly believes that wine is simultaneously the beginning of, and resolution to, all of life’s problems. She believes in following dreams, and that in the end, you always end up where you're meant to be.
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