The Boyfriend List follows twenty-year-old Reagan in her quest for the perfect relationship after a somewhat tragic spring break breakup leaves her disillusioned about love… again.
Reagan had always prided herself on making levelheaded, practical, analytical decisions about everything. Everything, that is, except where guys are concerned. Which was proven to her, once again, when her “boyfriend” opts to take another girl on their oh-so-romantic trip to his lake house. In order to prevent future heartbreak, she creates a checklist of all the qualities she wants in a man, and vows not to give her heart away again until she can determine if they fit every last criteria.
After scouring campus with her two best friends in her tricky journey, her detective work returns a pile of unworthy rejects, and it seems as though her choices are narrowed down to only two options: the hot stranger who’s inspired her new project, and her best guy friend Ian, who she’s always kept at bay due to his perceived playboy reputation.
Reagan gets more than she bargained for with her new set of rules, however, and is surprised to find that love, and the perfect boyfriend, may have been within reach the entire time. But will Ian’s reputation ruin his chances to prove his worth? And can Reagan let go of her insecurities long enough to even give him a chance?
The Boyfriend List is a light, New Adult romance about friendship, trust, and learning to let go in order to embrace what real love can offer.
About the Author
Renee’ Novelle is Preceded by a long line of published family members, including Pulitzer Prize nominated author and Poet Laureate of Kentucky Jesse Stuart.
As a child, Novelle was already gaining recognition for several of her works, and in her formative years, she continued this trend by earning local awards for her short stories and poems.
Inspired to cultivate her talent, Novelle pursued freelance journalism and has found placement of her pieces in both online and print publications since 2008. She’s worked on topics that included, but were not limited to – travel, health & fitness, people profiles, history, food & cooking, social issues, reviews, parenting & child, writing advice, college advice, current events. Full listing of published articles, including sample clips, available at www.ReneeNovelle.com. Additionally, she has written multiple screenplays, and contributed her savvy, effective writing style to many non-profit and for profit organizations. She launched several blogs over the years, which garnered international attention.
In 2013, Novelle returned to her first love – fiction. She writes psychological and paranormal thrillers, as well as contemporary fiction and new adult fiction. For a complete schedule of upcoming releases, please visit www.RSNovelle.com
Though she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication, Summa Cum Laude, she considers herself a constant student of the written word. She’s an avid reader, an enthusiastic quote poster, and rarely takes “no” as a final answer. She has an unhealthy obsession for theater, dance, music and art, and strongly believes that wine is simultaneously the beginning of, and resolution to, all of life’s problems. She believes in following dreams, and that in the end, you always end up where you’re meant to be.
From the very first chapter I was hooked. Renee Novelle does a fantastic job with grabbing the reader’s attention and exploring the complexity of each character. And she has no problem with diving right into the plot. The story starts off with Reagan, a college student who just found out her boyfriend cheated on her with the top skank. So, her and her best friend Petra, decide the best and more logical way to find the perfect man is to create a list of qualities and requirements that each candidate must possess. But there’s Ian; her sexy, hot, smart, and flirtatious friend who will stop at nothing to prove to her that he is her perfect choice.
This is a very sweet and cute love story. I really enjoyed reading about Reagan and her crazy schemes of trying to find the right guy for her. After being hurt and burned by so many guys; it’s hard for her to trust anyone; let alone a new guy. I can understand why she’s so apprehensive about anyone who shows interest; its just a defense mechanism. Petra is great as well. She always says like it is and is never scared to just spit out the truth and smack you in the face with it. Ian…oh Ian…man is he smooth! Loved him!!!
Overall, this was a very nice story and I would have liked to read a little more about Reagan and Ian as I feel it ended a little too soon. I’m hoping there is a novella or even a sequel because I’d love to find out what happens next!! I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quick, fun, and sweet read about first loves and realizing that all you’ve ever wanted, is what’s been staring back at you the whole time.