But Jodi’s friends think she’s turning into a lonely workaholic. They try to fix her love life, buying her a copy of the bestselling relationship guide that claims women can find true love by channeling the wisdom of famous storybook heroines. Jodi thinks it sounds crazy—no way is she acting like Jane Eyre or Lizzie Bennet to find a man! But when Levi suddenly grows distant and Jodi’s chances with him seem to fizzle before her eyes, she wonders if her friends might have a point after all. Disheartened and lonely, she decides to give the so-called relationship guide a whirl, with unexpected consequences.
Before you can say ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Jodi is up to her neck in handsome, brooding men that seem too much like fictional heroes to be true. Her attempts to think like the greatest heroines in romance lead her to meet everything from a modern Mr. Rochester to an angsty Heathcliff, and even a Darcy-esque novelist. But when a former crush re-enters her life in the form of a modern day Romeo, Jodi wonders if there might be something to this ‘inner heroine’ thing after all. Now, if she could just stop thinking about Levi, then maybe her happy-ever-after will fall into place…or is something still missing from Jodi’s storybook romance?
Boyfriend by the Book is a perfect feel good read for curling up with on a rainy day or a summer afternoon, with lots of laughs and surprises to keep the reader turning pages!
This is what I would call a fluffy fun book. It's not to be taken too seriously and doesn't deal with any major life issues. It's a surface read meant to make you smile and provide a couple hours of distraction. At least, that's what it did for me.
The blurb sums up the book and then some so by reading it, you will get the whole idea of the book. And what you read is exactly what you get. Jodi works a lot and doesn't date much. Her friends are all up in her business, trying to get her to date. So, they buy her a book and once she starts reading it, the trouble begins.
Dating then becomes a comedy of errors for Jodi. If you haven't read the classics like Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, you will probably miss a lot of the references in this book. I liked them even though it was a bit unrealistic for Jodi to read a chapter and meet the very kind of guy described. Still, there is a lot of fun to be had in this book. I enjoyed it.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review