I love Kris Ripper’s adorkable, sweet and funny books, and Book Boyfriend was another fun, slightly ridiculous feel-good story full of Kris Ripper’s special humor and possibly with the slowest slow burn friends-to-lovers romance ever.
I loved the premise of this book and the quite unique take to create a story about someone writing a story and how the two parts were joined together.
PK has been in love with his best friend Art since they were in college, but he’s never had the courage to say so. Not even after a drunken kiss years ago. So when Art shows up on PK’s doorstep heartbroken and dripping wet PK thinks it might finally be the opportunity he’s been waiting for. But, instead of just telling Art how he feels, PK decides to make the ultimate epic romantic gesture and write a book about his feelings. Which of course does NOT go the way PK plans…
I really enjoy Kris Ripper’s quirky humor and there were a lot of absolutely hilarious situations in this book. PK as a main character reminded me a lot of Bridget Jones in his awkwardness, his struggles with adulthood, insecurity and potential to screw everything up.
The story is told entirely in first person POV through PK’s perspective, which I enjoyed for most parts, but at times it got a little too much with all his inner ramblings, anxiety and complete lack of communication skills. I would have loved to see him through Art’s eyes too, to better understand both PK and Art and their relationship. As it was now, they both came off as quite immature and we never got to know much more about Art than that PK was in love with him. It was never fully explained how and why they became friends, and getting dual perspectives might also have helped to make the romance a little more believable. I really wanted some more chemistry between the characters and some more interactions, it all felt a little too one-sided just experiencing it through PK’s monologues.
But all in all, this was a really warm and cute feel-good story about friendship turning into something more with great character developments and a lot of hilarious moments. Highly enjoyable!
Thank you so much Carina Adores for the free review copy of this cutie, which I have voluntarily reviewed.
3.5 stars rounding up to 4.
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