Review ~ Book Boyfriend ~ Claire Kingsley

Posted 15 August, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments

Review ~ Book Boyfriend ~ Claire KingsleyBook Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley
Series: Book Boyfriends #1
Published by Selfpublished on April 4, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 226
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Unlimited
4 Stars

He's too hot for words.


Alex Lawson might as well be the hottest book boyfriend imaginable. A fun, romantic, possessive, panty-melting man. And the best part?

He’s real.

For a girl like me—a slightly awkward book addict—Alex is a dream come true, straight off the pages of my favorite romance novels. But our story is turning into a whirlwind romance—the kind that only exists in books.

And I wonder if we’re heading toward our own happily ever after, or if he’s too good to be true.


Here’s the thing. I’m not a bad guy. Lying to Mia wasn’t part of the plan. Finding success as a romance author using a female pen name wasn’t part of the plan either. But sometimes life takes unexpected turns. Like realizing the woman you’re falling for is your alter-ego’s online best friend.
Online, she thinks I’m a woman named Lexi. In person, she knows I’m all man. I want to worship her body and claim every inch of her.

But if she finds out the truth, I could lose everything.

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The premise of Book Boyfriend resonated with me. Finding a boyfriend in real life that equally as fabulous, if not more so, as those we find in books? Yes, please! Amiright? I was so happy that Book Boyfriend delivered on its promise.

Mia is the quintessential bookworm. Someone I’d be friends with due to our love of perusing bookshops for hours, discussing books, and, of course, arguing over book boyfriends. 😉 She’s a closet book blogger, with not a small amount of success and has forged many online friendships with readers and authors. These friendships, one in particular, are lifelines when she wants to discuss things like books or bad dates because her family doesn’t really get her.

Alex left a droll job as a computer programmer when it was no longer able to pay his bills along with the ever-increasing medical bills of his father. He found a much more lucrative career, one he’s really good at, as a romance writer. Yep. Of course, his identity is super secret because who would understand how fulfilling it is to write romances? As a man?? Oh, no one but his sister. As an author, he’s made many wonderful connections with readers, but non quite as special as a certain one.

What happens when these two have a meet-cute in a bookstore, not knowing they’re best friends online, under aliases, was a blast to witness. Oh, it wasn’t all fun and games, especially once Alex realizes who Mia is. But their romance was straight out of a novel. Quirky heroine. Hot, possessive hero. I delighted in every moment even if I wanted to shake Alex on occasion for his decision-making.

The character development was fantastic and I was swooning right alongside Mia at many of Alex’s antics. Meeting Mia’s and Alex’s families only added to the depth of the story as well as playing well into the next books in the series, which involve Alex’s siblings. And don’t get me started on Mia’s cat, Fabio. I was busting a gut during a particular scene where Fabio effectively cock-blocks Alex. LOL

I had a really good time with Book Boyfriend. It was the perfect reprieve from the heat of Dallas (I started this book while at Book Bonanza) as well as just being a feel-good read. I look forward to continuing this series with Alex’s sister, Kendall, as well as reading more from CKingsley.


Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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8 responses to “Review ~ Book Boyfriend ~ Claire Kingsley

  1. WendyW

    This sounds wonderful! I think we all want to meet our book boyfriends! What a fun premise

  2. This was the first Kinglsey book I read, and I didn’t love it. I liked it, but I can’t remember what was missing for me. That being said, I’m a HUGE fan of her Bailey Brothers series. Great review!

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