Not My Boyfriend by Monica Anderson ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

Not-my-boyfriendTitle: Not My Boyfriend

Author: Monica Anderson

Publisher: Samhain

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/08/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


If “I love you” is a lie, why does it feel so much like the truth?

Stuck at a co-workers retirement party, Max prepares himself for a long, boring night—until a guy across the bar with an intense brown gaze and a dangerous smirk offers some mutual gratification in the bathroom. Max had been looking for a forever love, but Karson’s so hot, forever can wait.

Ever since his cheating ex broke his heart, Karson’s had rules. Only pleasure. Never more than once. Never stay the night. Yet long after their romp in the bar bathroom, Karson still wants Max—maybe enough to break his own rules.

As Max and Karson struggle to sort out their complicated non-relationship, Karson’s ex resurfaces in full win-him-back mode. One white lie later, Max attends Karson’s tenth annual high-school reunion as his “boyfriend” to keep his ex away. But pretending is hard, when all Max wants is for the lie to be the truth.

My View:

Max and Karson’s story has been told so many times that I lost interest pretty quickly in this one. Max wants it all Karson just wants a good fuck. However, one quicky in a bar bathroom and neither wants to let the other go. Of course, they can’t admit that to themselves much less each other.

While Not my Boyfriend was well-written enough, it just lacked originality. It was completely formula and completely predictable. I never cared if Max and Karson found true love because they both spent so long telling us that they were not on the same page as the other, and they didn’t really want it. In the end, I didn’t care that they got their happily ever after.

While I wasn’t asking for my couple of hours back, I have just read this same story too many times to really get into it yet again.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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One thought on “Not My Boyfriend by Monica Anderson ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

  1. Ok, I thought I just might read this one. Now I’m not so sure. It does seem to me that I have read a really similar story or stories before. I’ll probably like it, I’m sure but maybe I’ll give this one a miss. Maybe.

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