The World’s Worst Boyfriend (The Bad Boyfriend series, book 1) by Erika Kelly
Six years ago Fin Bowie made a decision that cost him the love of his life. Now his ex is coming back to town for her brother’s wedding, and he can finally make things right. Except, right before the event, a text he sent goes viral. Overnight, he becomes an international meme. And it’s hard to win your woman back when the whole world’s calling you The World’s Worst Boyfriend.
The last thing on Calliope Bell’s mind is getting back with Fin. Not when her life’s just gone sideways, forcing her to spend the summer in her hometown. She can’t be away from the New York art world this long, so she comes up with the idea to turn the hottest pop culture event of the moment into a museum exhibition.
The two have every intention of avoiding each other—until the county judge sentences Fin to community service…helping her exploit the meme he’s trying to make go away.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
So, this is a new to me author, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, going into this book. I mean, the title and cover kind of just jumped out at me, and grabbed my attention. It sounded like something that was a sure fire way to get me laughing, which was just what I was looking for. Then I started reading. And I was right. There were a lot of laughs in this book. But there were also a lot of serious, meaningful events in there too. It wasn’t just a second chance romance, or a rom com.
This book is about a man, who doesn’t really know who he is in life, except that he just has to keep up with his brothers. And he really loves a girl, that he lost. It’s also about a woman, who is just finishing college, getting ready to start the career of her dreams. But she has to go home for a wedding, which will put her in the same place as the ex that she left behind, the ex that broke her heart and let her down. That sounds like it’s going to turn out great!
This book had me in stitches, and brought me to tears. There were a lot of tense moments, and some very light-hearted moments. It wasn’t exactly what I expected, but was exactly what I needed. It was a fabulous book, and the ending was everything I could have hoped for the main characters. It also ended with a little surprise, that I’m looking forward to finding out all about in the next book!