Book Review: Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory

Posted January 20, 2015 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee MalloryHer Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory
Published by Entangled Publishing, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Entangled: Bliss on January 19th 2015
Format: eARC
Source: Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery
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One little white lie leads to more than she planned…

Straight-laced lawyer Kate Matthews always plays by the rules. But when her ex gets engaged and a big promotion is on the line at work, she blurts out that she has a new boyfriend. And now that she's proved she “has a life” outside of work, everything is perfect. Except for one teeny little detail―there is no boyfriend. And now Kate's liable for her little white lie...

Dominic Sorensen is hot, charming, and very definitely not Kate's type. But not only does Dominic want to help Kate renovate her home, he's also willing to play “boyfriend.” All he wants in return is a little pro bono work for his sister. Now instead of Mr. Right, Kate has a delectable Mr. Fix-It-Right―and some unbelievable sexual chemistry. And if falling for Dominic is a breach of contract, Kate is guilty as charged...

“Her Backup Boyfriend” by Ashlee Mallory was a very fun and very cute read. Kate is a lawyer and she just recently broken up with by her lawyer boyfriend Michael. They had been dating for three years prior to breaking up. The main reason Michael broke up with Kate is because his parents didn’t approve and they thought Kate was more ‘white trash’ than anything else. Kate becomes one of the top lawyers and has a new project on her hands a house that she bought that needs a desperate remodel.

Dominic is helping out his aunt Mrs. Sorensen, who happens to be Kate’s neighbor. Mrs. Sorensen has been wanting to set up Dominic and Kate for awhile. Dominic ends up helping Kate remodel her house until the figure out another deal they can make. Dominic’s sister needs a lawyer for free to help with a divorce and Kate needs a date for several events so that she can make partner at the law firm she works at. On top of everything Michael proposed to his new girlfriend.

What Kate and Dominic didn’t plan is to fall in love with each other and they especially didn’t plan on being miserable once they broke off their fake relationship. Will these two end up together in the end or will it be just another failed relationship for the two of them?

I really liked “Her Backup Boyfriend.” I thought it was a very  fun and cute read. The characters were fun to get to know. I love the Sorensen family. They were the sweetest family. I love how they were always there for each other. I have to say that my favorite part of the story are the fake relationships. Fake relationships are definitely fun to read about because they are people who very little to nothing to do with each other and then in the end they fall in love. Who doesn’t love a romantic story like that? I love bliss books because they are so fun and light to read.

Mallory is a great writer. I think she did a great job with Kate and Dominic’s story. It is a very cute story and very well written. I look forward to seeing what else Mallory comes up with. I hope she continues to write more bliss novels. “Her Backup Boyfriend” is definitely a cute read if you are looking for something fun and light to read.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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