Review: Blackmail Boyfriend

Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Sometimes, blackmail is the only weapon a girl has…

Haley Patterson has had a crush on golden boy Bryce Colton for ages. But when she hears a rumor that he hooked up with her she gives him a choice: be her boyfriend for a month to show other guys that she’s dateable—despite her overprotective and very intimidating brothers—or deal with the angry, cage-fighting boyfriend of the girl he actually did hook up with.

Bryce didn’t know the other Haley even had a boyfriend. He was just trying to get his ex off his back. And now, not only is he being blackmailed, he’s being blackmailed by an honor student. His new “girlfriend” has two three-legged dogs, her father mows grass at the country club, and she’s…well, difficult. And different.

Can something so fake turn into something real?

Beware spoilers ahead!


When I first heard of this book I thought ‘Why not give it a go.’ It sounded interesting and I downloaded the sample from iBooks before deciding to purchase this. Man am I glad that I did.

The book begins with Haley’s best friend asking her whether the rumors were true. Confused Haley asks what rumors her friend is talking about and she explains that Bryce is claiming that he hooked up with her. Haley says that this is not true.

Before Haley’s brothers find out the two decide to go and confront Bryce. Bryce says that he has never seen her before. When Haley gives a description of the other Haley in their school he says that he hooked up with the other Haley. The other Haley runs into them explaining that she and her boyfriend have made up and he gave her a promise ring. She then says that for some reason people are claiming that she hooked up with Bryce and she doesn’t understand why as she has a boyfriend.

Haley’s brothers come and she explains that is didn’t hook up with Bryce but is dating him. Her brothers are okay with that and they go to class. Bryce makes it clear that he doesn’t date. Haley then explains that it was he sheer stupidity that landed her in his mess in the first place and that he owes her. She continues to explain that she wants to prove that she can date guys without the school worrying about her brothers.

After this conversation Bryce tries staging a break-up during lunch. Haley reminds him again that he is the reason her reputation is ruined and that if he breaks up with her then she’ll tell the other Haley’s boyfriend. He agrees but only because he fears her actually telling the boyfriend and him getting pummeled.

I found this to be a very dumb plot with pretty shallow characters. Why would anyone go around and spread a rumor that he hooked up with so-and-so? Why would some girl need to prove her brothers and the boys in her school that she is dateable? Haley seemed really dumb along with her friend Jane. Oh and lets not forget Bryce. Thus I saw no point in purchasing this because I found it to be incredibly stupid.

Overall this was not a good read. I cannot bring myself to recommend it to anyone.

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