The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Boyfriend Whisperer is a young adult American sports themed romance. Lexi Malloy gets good grades and is a top basketball player. Most of her friends are guys, which is okay by her. She’s President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises within which, for $125 per match, Lexi helps bring couples together – anonymously. So far she’s had a 95% success rate, but no one knows who the mysterious Boyfriend Whisperer is. The public face of the business belongs to Abi, who accepts the clients and liaises in secret with Lexi.
Despite all her matchmaking, Lexi is single. Recently her feelings for her best friend Chris Broder have changed, but how is she to get him to see her as a girl rather than a mate? A basketball weekend away match at Virginia Beach may hold the answer. Perhaps Lexi can get Chris’s attention over hot chocolate by a roaring fireside? Alas, cheerleader Lindsay has other ideas, and presents herself as the latest client for the Boyfriend Whisperer, with her sights set on Chris. Can Lexi treat this as a business match, or will seeing Chris go out with another girl push her over the edge?
This is a fun quick read and fits the young adult genre well. It is full of sass, hope, teenage anguish and raging hormones, as the characters teeter on the edge of adulthood.
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As President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises, Lexi Malloy is Grand View High School’s undercover Cupid. One problem: She’s stuck in the friend zone with her own dream crush, Chris Broder. She and Chris have been best friends since the third grade, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a member of the opposite sex.
When pretty, flirty cheerleader Lindsay LaRouche hires Lexi to whisper Chris, she has to decide whether to place her commitment to her company—and Chris’s happiness—before her own heart’s desires.
About the author
My young adult novels, THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER (2016), EM & EM (2015), and THE FUNERAL SINGER (2013), are all published by Swoon Romance YA.
THE BOYFRIEND WHISPERER received the Romance Writers of America Young Adult Chapter’s 2015 Rosemary Award and the Virginia Chapter’s 2015 Fool for Love Award. EM & EM was named a “Must Read for Teens” by Your Teen Magazine and has been optioned for development as a TV series.
I live in Northern Virginia with my husband, Joe, and our feisty chihuahua, Demitria. I’m a sucker for romance and reality TV and have been known to turn off my phone’s ringer when watching “The Bachelor.”
My favorite flower is the daisy, my favorite food is chocolate, and my favorite song is “Amazing Grace.”
When I’m not writing, I work part-time in nonprofit outreach and communications and am active with my church’s youth group.
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