The Boyfriend Experience by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Published: March 19, 2019

This book was surprisingly delightful. It is a new series by the writing duo Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. Though I’ve reviewed for Carly Phillips before I hadn’t yet gotten the chance to read a book by both of these authors. I am pleased to say that I really enjoyed this novel and couldn’t tell that it had been written by two people. It was that good. I also really like the idea of an app that you can hire a boyfriend. God, that would make weddings so much easier!

Evie has had it with men. After her latest cheater she has decided that she is done with men only she told her family that her boyfriend was coming to the family reunion. Now she needs a boyfriend or else she will have to deal with her, well meaning, but annoying family on her own. When she is asked if she wants to beta test the app ‘The Boyfriend Experience’ she figures she doesn’t have anything left to lose in trying that. Little does she expect to meet Eric on there. He is everything she could have imagined in a boyfriend and the fact that he has the same name as her ex will make everything easier. What she doesn’t expect with this whole ordeal is the instant attraction to him. He wants to be paid in kisses instead of money and she might just go up in flames if all of his kisses are as panty melting as the first one. What she needs to do though is keep her treacherous heart to herself and not hand it over to a fake boyfriend.

Eric has the life he has always wanted. He doesn’t have any attachment to a single woman but is very good at playing the field and has a steady stream of willing partners. But he is the only one in his group not happily married and settled down. So when his friend puts the beta version of his new app ‘The Boyfriend Experience’ on his phone and creates him a profile he is ready to strangle him. Not only that but said friend agreed to meet a potential client and now Eric has to go to the meeting. He has every intention of tell her that it was all a mistake but when he sees Evie he is instantly attracted to her. He wants to get to know her better after their one conversation. So he figures, what could it hurt to be her fake boyfriend for a weekend? Famous last words.

This book was cute and a quick read. I loved the couple so much. They had great chemistry and were hilarious. I especially loved Evie’s parents. They were also hilarious in a cringy sort of way. The book also had some heart wrenching and tear jerking moments when Evie told about her terrible ex-boyfriends and Eric spoke about his sister. I think that’s what makes a well written novel though. Getting all of the emotions involved make you, as a reader, feel more invested in it. Go out and get this novel. You won’t regret it!

—“‘Jesus Christ, look at his arms!’ Garrett went on. ‘They are bulging!’
‘I bet that’s not all that’s bulging,’ Aaron joked around his huffing and puffing as they valiantly tried to keep up.” -Garrett & Aaron about Eric—

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