Friday, February 1, 2019

#ARCReview: The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0 by Linda Budzinski

The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: February 19th, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 
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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, Alicie 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?
The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0 is actually book two in a series, but I think you can read it fine as a standalone as well. I didn't read the first one, and I think it does a good job of filling in the gaps for you. You don't really need to know what happened in the first book to understand what is going on in this one. Although, I do think I'm going to go back and read the first book at a later date.

If you are looking for a cute romcom book, this one is for you! This book was a little on the short side, but I still enjoyed it. Although, I did want to strangle Alicea at multiple times in the book. I just couldn't understand why she was so hung up on Ty! He sounded like he sucked, and I was very happy with Darius came into the picture!

Darius was a cool character and it was sweet how protective he was of his little sister. I think it actually shows that impressions and the rumor mill in high school is awful. I was pretty weird in high school...still kind of am, so I kind of get the social outcast thing that Darius has going. I also liked that he didn't really care what people thought of him. I thought him and Alicea were so cute together!

Alicea makes some mistakes in this one, and it was super frustrating to watch her do it. I just wanted to shake her. Although I did like the side-plot with her matchmaking her friend Maggs.

If you are looking for a book with a happy ending, and you like sweet romance books, I definitely recommend this one.

*I received an egalley from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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