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The Boyfriend League

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  6,687 ratings  ·  190 reviews
The Ragland Rattlers

$1 Night

$1 baseball cap with home team logo
$1 program
$1 hot dogs
$1 drinks
$1 popcorn

But how much to get the hot pitcher to notice you exist?
ebook, 336 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins (first published June 26th 2007)
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Avon Bernabe
4.5 stars!

This is the kind of book that gets me into reading more and more and more. I can't seem to put it down. Stopping myself even just for a while to read this may be a kind of sin. Ahhhhhh.

I love the lead female, Dani. She's just so herself. Although she got swayed for a while, but still, she stayed true to herself. And that's what I liked about her. I can relate to her. And I love that she's a girl and a sports junkie at the same time. I am not really for those girls who are so obsessed w
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Maija
Jan 11, 2012 Maija rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA
Well the book is interesting and the plot is good.
I really like that the book is about sports that I don`t know much, because it gave me an insight of baseball and the life of players.
The story is about a girl, Danielle, who loves sports, especially baseball. When she reads an article in news paper about The Rattlers baseball team that needs a place where to live while they play game in Summer for three months, she talks her parents in to take one player in their house. So, there comes Jason who
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Kathy
Danielle loves baseball and boys. This year she is determined to catch a boyfriend when the summer league comes to town. When she sees an ad in the local paper asking for host families for some of the team she talks her parents into letting a player stay with them, on condition that she not fall for that player. Unfortunately, Jason is not only the hottest guy on the team, he is also the only guy that Dani wants to date. What’s a girl to do?

This was a really cute, light read. I enjoyed Dani’s t
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Angela
OMG!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!! YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY READ IT! :D
Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
3.5 stars

A nice read.

I can't really say its the best, but it wasn't that bad.

At first, the idea of just doing this and that for boys made me think that the book would be really shallow and would just be about Dani trying to make a fool out of herself looking for a boyfriend, but its not really. I hanged on, reading and wanting to know what would happen between her and Jason.

I really want to shake her to death because she's really thinking about Mac. And I somehow feel bad for Bird because she ca
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Serena F
"'I'll be okay alone in the backyard.' He stepped off the treadmill. 'I'm going to go shower.'
He waited a heartbeat, like he expected me to say I'd be happy to keep him company in the shower, too."

What a fun read! I loved Daniella and Jason's relationship. Jason was such a shy character, which made me love him even more. Daniella and her craze for chocolate cookie dough ice cream. which I adore as a matter of fact, and her attention to Jason's well being was especially adorable!

Overall, The Boy
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Manisha Rajpurohit
Dani loves baseball, and this year she's looking forward to snagging one of the boys from the summer league as her first boyfriend. When she notices an ad asking families to house players, she immediately comes up with a plan for her and her best friend Bird to board a player for the summer. Thus, she'll have a great "in" with the team -- and first chance at picking the best guy.

Dani and Bird are immediately caught up in the excitement of being surrounded by so many hot guys and Bird quickly fin
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Em-em
Dani has always wanted a boyfriend, with the baseball season just starting and a whole baseball team coming into town she saw her chances. She talked her parents into offering their house as temporary resident to one of the players with the promise that she won't be falling in love with him. She plans on using the resident boy into introducing her to other baseball players. Problem with this promise was she never pictured that Jason would be very good-looking. She struggles to stop herself from ...more
Kayla
This book had a cute and heartwarming ending. And it was corny as hell. Seriously, if you didn't see that one coming, you really should remove your cultural blindfold. This stuff simply does not happen in real life. Parents do not agree to let hot (not to mention single) teenage boys stay across the (convienently isolated) hall from their single teenage daughter. And even if they did, what are the chances he's Mr. Right? I mean, the kids are barely past puberty. All Rachel Hawthorne novels are t ...more
Natshane
This is actually quite a funny book. I loved Dani's humour and what's interesting about this book is that the romance is not overly dramatic. Instead of the usual 'she's my life, he's my life' thing, this book presents itself properly, cute and adorable, that first attraction is well written. Though the plot could be easily guessed, still it's adorable. I remembered laughing at the jokes they've made, and the baseball scenes are prety adrenaline-junking, if you could imagine them just right. One ...more
kenia ivashkov
Lo ame mucho, mucho, mucho, mucho. Lo ame por una única y sencilla razón: amo el béisbol tanto como Dani.
Kacey
I liked this book and the plot was interesting. Dani loves baseball and she never had a real boyfriend unlike her popular and beautiful sister. She and her friend, Bird agree on finally getting a boyfriend. When she sees an ad asking for host families,she decides to get a player from the summer league to live in their house. The rule is that she can't date the guy she is living with so she goes for one of the other guys. But things go wrong when she starts to fall for the wrong guy. I really lik ...more
Chincagaoan
The Boyfriend league
A 4.5 star rate kind of book!!:) If you like to read books that have a light fluffy feeling with a romance and sport concept, it's definitely a book to read.

I read this book via recommendation of one of my friends and since i was into the teen-romance-thing goin' on, i figured ,why not?. And it didn't disappoint me at all. Rachel Hawthorne delivered the story with all the giddy feeling a teen can have.

A chance to get a boyfriend who's not only supposed to be cute but all-spor
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Ivory
It took me months before I continue to read this book. And to think I love Rachel Hawthorne.
Somehow, the idea of giving a shelter for those baseball players just to get a chance of having a boyfriend does not appeal to me.

It was an OK book. With cute moments here and there.
Halyna
Charming, warm, innocent, endearing book! I had a lot of fun reading it, I absolutely loved ALL the characters!Every page of this book is saturated with passion for baseball and the style of writing is light and pleasant! A perfect book for relaxing and having a great time!
Mirela
A cute book that made me smile as I was reading it. I thougth that Dani and Jason had a connection since they first met. I think it was really cute and I could definately read it over and over again.
Nathalia Borghi
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Kacie Bawiec
This is a really cute teen romance. It's very silly and a light, quick read. While I didn't take to main character Dani at first, I grew to enjoy her quirkiness. Jason I loved from the start. Their relationship was adorable and just tense enough to make it an exciting read.

The only thing I can say I didn't like about this book was lack of development in characters like Bird and Mac. Particularly Mac. You really don't learn much at all about his relationship with Dani, and I was curious to know a
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Melissa
Do you remember those all-consuming feelings you had growing up, specifically in high school? When every guy or girl that you dated or had a crush on was probably the one? And one of THE most important things was to have a boyfriend or girlfriend? I’ll admit that I remember feeling that way sometimes, but never really gave into the feelings. I always told myself that the odds of meeting the one while I was in high school were pretty darn slim. I still think I was right.

Rachel Hawthorne perfectly
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Alexa
(Review was originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)

I was hoping to find another interesting young adult chick lit book - and I was sort of disappointed with this one. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either.

The premise was interesting enough - a group of baseball players are coming into town for games and they need host families. Our main character, Danielle, is interested in finding an ideal boyfriend and thinks that hosting a player will increase her odds at doing so.

However, I felt like the
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Brittany
Dani loves baseball with a passion. Quite possibly the only thing she likes more is boys and this summer she has the opportunity to combine the two for a few months of extra excitement. When the Ragland Rattlers Collegiate Baseball team posts in the local paper that they need host families for the players, Dani and her best friend Bird start scheming. If they can convince their parents to be host families to some of the players, they'd have an "in" with the team and a way to meet lots of cute bo ...more
Kari Anderson
The best thing about summer vacation for Dani is collegiate baseball and the Ragland Rattlers. She’s gone to every practice and every game since the team first came to town and this year, she has a plan to date one of the baseball players. She and her best friend Bird both talk their parents into being host families and letting players stay with them. The only rule is you can’t date your host player. That may be harder than it sounds though when Dani’s player is the starting pitcher and the boy ...more
Carly Comtois
Summary of the Story

There's nothing like a lighthearted, funny summer romance novel to brighten your spirits. And so far, Rachel Hawthorne has definitely achieved this feeling in both of the books I have read by her.

In this one, Dani and her friend Bird are huge fans of their local baseball team, and even bigger fans of boys. (view spoiler)
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Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

The Boyfriend League seemed very interesting at first. I thought it would end up being a really great book, but I was somewhat disappointed, it was only okay.
Dani loves baseball and boys. So when she see's an article about her hometown baseball team needing to house players for the summer, she talks her parents into being a host family so she can find a boyfriend. The problem with this is she promised not to get involved with the boy staying in her hous
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Belinda
Hehe. This book makes me feel giddy inside, thinking about first boyfriends, and the feelings you get just before a relationship happens. The first meet, the first talk, the first look, the first kiss, the first date, the first everything... It makes you want to sigh with girly happiness. Anyways this book has all this and more. I was skeptical at first, mainly due to the title. But as soon as I heard it was a combination between sports and teen romance I knew it would be a home run.. I mean jus ...more
GW
Gosh, I'm a sucker for chick lits/romance novels. This was superb, and a fast 2-3 hour read if you don't put it down. Ahh, it is predictable, but it's still good. I wouldn't call it one of those novels that you read more than once though, this is one of those novels that I'd just want as a summer read or something relaxing and quick. (view spoiler) ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

Dani loves baseball, and this year she's looking forward to snagging one of the boys from the summer league as her first boyfriend. When she notices an ad asking families to house players, she immediately comes up with a plan for her and her best friend to board a player for the summer. Thus, she'll have a great "in" with the team -- and first chance at picking the best guy.

Unfortunately, Jason's not only the hottest boy on the team, but the only
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Carly
Such a cute story! Good fluff, very good fluff.

I didn't really like Dani at first because she’s a bit boy-crazy (but funny), just wanting a boyfriend for the sake of having a boyfriend. Though she changes and finds a guy she really likes! Her scheme to get boyfriends with her friend, Bird, was pretty funny.

I had quite a few good laughs from this book! And the romance is so sweet!



Didn't expect any character to surprise me but one actually did! Dani’s sister, Tiffany, is your average beauty que
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Gabby
4.5 stars
I definatley liked it more than I thought I would. It was a very cute quick read. I loved the main character Dani she was down to earth and relateable and I thought the way she loved baseball was really cool I'm not into sports myself but I appreciated the love she had for the sport. Baseball is a big part of the book but it doesn't bore you with random facts and such. Besides baseball there is also her love interest Jason. *sighs* I thought it was definatley swoon worthy. The chemistr
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Corine
I'm a sucker for rom-coms and this is no exception. Dani has a plan to get a boyfriend but her parents have made her promise that it can't be the boy living in the same house as her. So she gets one but she realizes pretty late that its the wrong one.
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“I leaned my head back. "I look worse than I did the night you met me."
"I thought you looked fine."
I rolled my head to the side, so I could see him. Hoping the shadows made it so he couldn't see me. "What are you talking about? I looked like a Cirque du Soleil performer."
"What are you talking about?"
"The black dots around my eyes?"
He shook his head. "I'm lost."
"You were staring--"
"Oh, yeah." He gazed through the windshield. "Sorry about that. I've just never seen eyes as green as yours. I was trying to figure out if you wore contacts."
"You were looking at my eyes?"
"Yeah."
"Not the makeup?"
He turned his attention back to me. "I didn't realize you were wearing any. That night, anyway. Tonight it's pretty obvious."
"Oh." Didn't I feel silly? "I thought--" I shook my head. "Never mind." On second thought...
"You don't like all the makeup?"
"I just don't think you need it. I mean, you look pretty without it."
Oh, really? That was totally unexpected.”
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“I’m sorry. I know how much players have to focus, and I know not to be a distraction. I just got caught up in the moment, in the great game, in your terrific pitching.”

But I felt a need to explain more.

“Look, Jason, I love baseball. I love the crack of the bat hitting the ball. I love the seventh-inning stretch and singing ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game.’ I love eating hot dogs and standing for the singing of the national anthem. I love doing the wave. I love Kiss Cam. I love that the game isn’t over until it’s over.

“I love the thrill of a home run and the disappointment of an out at first. I love the way a batter stands at the plate and the catcher readies himself to receive the pitch. I love watching the pitcher windup. I love sitting in the stands and feeling like I’m part of the game.

“And tonight, watching you pitch, I forgot that I’m only a small part—the spectator. Watching you, I felt like I was in the game, out on that field with you. You’re out there on the mound, living a dream that so few people ever experience.

“I’m sorry, sorry that tonight I ruined the moment for you.”

He was staring at me intently. I’d just bared my soul. Why didn’t he speak? What could he possibly be thinking?

My nerves stretched taut.

“Say something,” I demanded.

“There’s nothing else to say,” he said in that quiet way he had.

Then he lowered his head and kissed me.”
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