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The Boyfriend of the Month Club

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  457 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews

"Romance readers will revel in the Austen-perfect happy ending and the warm friendships among members of the club." Publishers Weekly

This sexy, funny new novel asks: Can a woman find a modern-day Mr. Darcy in Daytona Beach?

At thirty, Grace O'Bryan has dated every loser in Daytona Beach. After the ultimate date-from-hell, Grace decides to turn her dwindling book club into

Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Berkley
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Last summer, I read a book by this author, and thought it a well thought out, non-sappy chick-lit type novel, so when this one fell into my hands with a batch of books I was given to BookCross, I thought I'd read it, too. Despite the fact that the title made me a little uncomfortable to read in public, it was a perfect poolside read. Again Geraci has created some likeable characters, and put them in realistic situations, laced with humor. While I could immediately see the flaws in the idea of a ...more
Jan 27, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing
There are lots of books out there about single women trying to find the perfect man, so I wasn't sure what to expect with Maria Geraci's latest, THE BOYFRIEND OF THE MONTH CLUB. What I found inside the pages was a highly readable and funny tale of a Daytona Beach woman, Gracie O'Bryan, who's juggling her crazy friends and relatives, her rotten love life, and her job managing the family-owned Florida Charlie's, a big tourist stop off a major highway. Gracie's wary of love after a long-term ...more
Slightly dull, the pacing is slow, and some of the characters sure come off as dumb - especially the main character.

Grace had a bad date - the blurb touted it as the worst date she had ever had, but my reaction to it was huh? really? that's it? - so she came up with the idea to change her bookclub into a club that would review boyfriends. Now if this sounds like a good idea to you, to air out your dirty laundry like that in front of others, perhaps you will like this book. As for me, I didn't c
Jun 14, 2011 Rosa rated it it was ok
This book helped pass the time but truthfully i'm tired of books that just pass the time. I want to read something that has me so involved that i can't peel my eyes aways and that I don't notice the passing of time. Shame this book is not one of them. I did like how every chapter seemed like a short story it had a point made and cleared by the end of that specific chapter but thats all the praise i'm giving this book.
the main character in this book is foolish to me and the author truly made her
Dec 18, 2010 Kate rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It kept me reading until way past my bed time. Grace was such a great character and so easy to relate to, although I think if I'd had friends like hers, I wouldn't have been quite so nice and forgiving LOL The idea of a boyfriend of the month club is very appealing and I loved the idea of relating each man to a literary figure, particularly the Jane Austen ones.
The love story really kept me guessing right until the end and I enjoyed how neatly Ms Geraci tied up all th
Heather Stroh
Well, I am somewhat biased, but I thought Boyfried was fantastic. I wasn't able to put the book down for even a minute. Another hit by a great author!!
Amanda (Hootie) Clark
I've been binge reading this author's books for over a month and I have loved every single one I've read. Until now that is. I didn't think it would happen but I wasn't crazy about Boyfriend Of THE Month.

The story centers around Grace O'Bryan, a feisty Cuban American young woman with some bad dating experiences under her garter belt. After a particularly bad first date she winds up bitching to her closest friends at their monthly book club meeting. That ultimately turns into Grace's idea of a bo
Jan 18, 2011 Stephanie rated it liked it
“The Boyfriend of The Month Club” is an average chick lit novel. I was looking forward to reading this book, so I am very sad to say that I was bored by it. All the main characters are very well developed, relatable, and charming. The premise is good. Yet, I could never quite get into the story. It never drew me in. The whole novel felt a bit ambiguous. I kept waiting for that clincher, which would make the entire book an incredible 5 star read, but it never came.

The heroine, Grace, is surround
Feb 12, 2013 Megan rated it liked it

"The Boyfriend of The Month Club" is an average chick lit novel. I was looking forward to reading this book, so I am very sad to say that I was bored by it. All the main characters are very well developed, relatable, and charming. The premise is good. Yet, I could never quite get into the story. It never drew me in. The whole novel felt a bit ambiguous. I kept waiting for that clincher, which would make the entire book an incredible 5 star read, but it never came.

The heroine, Grace, is surround
Nov 26, 2010 Bookaholics rated it really liked it
The Boyfriend Club of the Month by Maria Geraci
Contemporary Romance -Dec. 7th, 2010
4 stars

Grace is fed up of dating losers. After a horrible first date with cute guy, she suggested to her book club that instead of reviewing books, they should the review the guys around Daytona, FL. Then Grace meets two adorable guys - Joe Rosenblum, her sexy dentist who sounds too perfect to be true, and Brandon Farrell, the guy whom she had the disastrous first date with. Between deciding which guy is the One a
Samantha Janning
Mar 14, 2011 Samantha Janning rated it really liked it
Grace O'Bryan is still single, even after dating plenty of bachelors in the Daytona Beach area. During her book club meeting with some of her best girlfriends, Grace has the idea to turn the book club into a boyfriend club. The woman can exchange stories about the men they have dated, warn each other about the bad apples, and hopefully find potential winners through their discussions. But while Grace envisioned just a close group of friends meeting, her friend Ellen takes the club a bit too ...more
Jul 21, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it
Grace is busy running her family's tourist shop in Florida; trying to bring it into the 21st century and solvent financially. She has a group of girlfriends that she started a book club with. They meet the first Sat. of the month in the store. It turns out that Grace doesn't read the book, she sees the movie version. Enter a new man in her life, who happens to be the most eligible bachelor in Daytona. Their first date is set for the area's swankiest, new French restaurant in the area. Only ...more
Julie Barrett
Aug 01, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing
Boyfriend of the Month Club by Maria Gerac
Grace is not having a good day at all. Everything is going wrong: her period came, her dress was a petite, she chipped her tooth, and she finally found her date for the night.
She tracked Brandon down at an Irish pub and she was the only female in the bar.
They had met in zumba class and the guys had fun with that comment.
She works at the Florida Charlie tourist store and her Cuban father and grandmother run the place and she helps.
One of the guys that wa
Lilac Wolf
Oct 31, 2012 Lilac Wolf rated it it was amazing
From Lilac Wolf and Stuff

BooksparksPR had given me Geraci's latest novel, A Girl Like You, to review. I really enjoyed it. Well they had a promotion where if I signed up for 4 books to review, I could choose 3 just for me from their stockpiles. So when I saw her 1st novel, I snatched it up!

I wasn't even planning on reviewing it. But seriously, this book made me laugh and cry. Grace has an Irish father and a Cuban mother, but there's no confusion with heritage. She works for her father at the lon
Jun 11, 2011 Marsha rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-chic-lit
I was looking for a light-hearted summer read, so I picked this book up off the display shelf at the front of my local library. Thank you librarians! This novel satisfied my need to read a good book. Not since Harry Potter have I been attached to many characters or read a book that's good enough to keep me awake until 2 am. I just had to know what happened next! It helped that this book is set in Florida and has references to Gainesville, home of UF and my Florida Gators, bike week and other ...more
Nov 11, 2010 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book centers around Grace, a 30 year old single girl fed up with dating cads. After a first date gone bad - Grace vents to her Saturday night book club which consists of three of her closest girlfriends, Sarah, Penny, and Ellen. During the discussion Grace gets the idea to turn the book club into a women's empowerment group where boyfriends, not books, are reviewed. Ellen devises a system that matches each review subject with his literary counterpart. Grace has already had her Henry ...more
Nicole Galbraith
Dec 11, 2010 Nicole Galbraith rated it really liked it
After a bad date Grace and her friends decide to change their book club from rating books to rating men. With just a few descriptors they can help you decide which literary hero your man represents, good or bad. They're all there: Mr. Darcy, Mr. Rochester, Heathcliff, Colonel Brandon, Laurie, Wickham... The book club soon gets out of hand and they soon discover that life is more complicated than literature.
Anyone who loves classic romances will love this book. Geraci plays off all these books,
Mar 05, 2011 Jamie rated it liked it
Grace and three of her best girl friends meet once a month for a book club in the back corner of a store. One night she is supposed to have a date with a man named Brandon but he changes where they were going to go (a nice french restaraunt) to a dive bar (the Wobbly Duck). There he proceeds to pick fun at her family business, she promptly dumps a beer on his head and walks out. How sad for him that this night so happens to be bookclub night. She rants to her friends and they decide to change ...more
Apr 18, 2015 Elle rated it liked it
It was cute. Gracie has these three friends, Ellen, Penny and Sarah. She is also a single half Cuban half White woman who is having issues with dating, and apparently, so are her friends. Instead of a book club, they decide to have a boyfriend club where they critique men they have dated. It was just supposed to be a few people but it gets out of control. Grace also has issues with her family. She is the store manager for a Tourism store in Florida. I find it surprising the relationship she has ...more
Jul 09, 2012 Sarah rated it liked it
Sometimes you just need to rent a book from the library that you know you'll be able to finish in 2-3 days tops. I picked this book up a couple weeks ago, but only started it a few days ago. This morning, I finished it. It made me cry, it reminded me we are all human, it was sort of a 'romantic comedy' storyline, it's a book I could have written.

- Not just because of the content, but because of the written style :).

Allow yourself to read a few books like this per year! It helps provide the balan
Jan 13, 2011 Mary rated it it was ok
so far - i'm disappointed. I'm about 1/2 way through. My biggest problem is that the author thinks she's WAY more clever than she actually is, so the writing is very boring to read. too bad - it has so much potential. I'm debating whether or not to finish it or start working on something else in my list...

Just finished. Glad to say the book didn't get any WORSE but sad to say it still only gets 2 stars. There were a few parts that moved really quickly - hence the finished book. I felt like it wa
Nov 11, 2011 Lisa rated it really liked it
I really liked the book, it did not take long to finish.

Grace O'Bryan has practically dated every single man imaginable in town and just can't seem to find "Mr.Right". One evening Grace and her friends turn their book club into a social gathering where they review/rate the men they've dated. But then their little club gets out of control when hundreds of women hear about this and join...while these ladies may be providing some insider tips to one another, things get really personal for Grace whe
Melissa Francis
Dec 21, 2010 Melissa Francis rated it it was amazing
Maria Geraci writes another engaging story about friendship and love. The Boyfriend of the Month Club is funny and warm and very smartly written. Follow Grace O'Bryan as she attempts to resurrect her dying book club by turning into a boyfriend of the month club by comparing the men she (and the other women in the group) have dated to literary heroes and villians. Her life becomes a little more complicated as the club becomes the talk of Daytona Beach. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves ...more
Oct 24, 2012 Lea rated it really liked it
Shelves: chicklit-romance
I really liked this story. There were some parts that were a little bit too much drama for me, like the Sarah and Charlie thing got a little "much" in the end. I actually thought there was enough with Joe and Brandon and all Grace's friends and family, and Florida Charlie's that the boyfriend club was extra. It is an interesting concept that I think could have gone a lot more in depth and been a bigger part of the story.
4 stars because I really liked the characters and the romance seemed realis
lilly bear ♡
Mar 08, 2011 lilly bear ♡ rated it liked it
edit: I adored it! Grace was relatable and fun to get to know. More review soon!

Thank you for the giveaway win, goodreads! This book looks terribly cute and funny. I really haven't read too much chick-lit, but one of my new years book resolutions was to expand my genres past my usual comfort zones (YA urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian). To that end, I am looking forward to reading and reviewing this one. And, I must admit, the Florida girl in me enjoys reading books taking place in he
Kathryn Bain
Aug 05, 2012 Kathryn Bain rated it really liked it
I loved the whole idea of this book. Great premise of starting a club where you rate your boyfriends based on heros in books. I was hoping for more humor in this book than there was, but that was more my fault than the authors. I just assumed with such a catchy title, it would be funny.

However, overall the book was good. It held a lot of narrative in quite a few places which seemed to slow the story down in some parts. However, I would recommend this book to anyone who's ever been done wrong by
Mar 17, 2013 Carla rated it really liked it
A great beach/spring vacation read - quick, fluff, and well written. Throw in humor, a fresh voice, and although the situations are predictable you will get lost in the pages.
So it all begins with a horrible first date and Grace O'Bryan has had enough. A brilliant idea of rating the men in Daytona Beach with her friends has turned their book club into a boyfriend club. The club though needs some spice, so they compare the men to those of literary greats (think Mr Darcy). It isn't long before the
Dec 15, 2010 Cortney rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book on a giveaway!! Super excited to read it!! Thanks Goodreads!

I thought this book started out funny and real, you meet Grace, a 30 year old who is dating. Throughout the book you get to know her more as she dates other guys and there's two from the past trying to get her back, and one she just met trying to get to know her too. I thought it ended well and was well wrote, but the middle of the book I got bored. I ended up finding the main character kinda annoying.
Mar 16, 2011 Bianca rated it really liked it
I won this book on the Goodreads Givaway and couldn't wait to start reading it. I really liked all the characters in Geraci’s book. They all had their own unique personalities and little quirks. I absolutely loved Grace and how she interacted with everyone in the book. I couldn’t help but smile whenever she was around or talking about her family. I think that Geraci did a wonderful job and I would definitely read other books done by her.
Feb 28, 2011 Bridget rated it it was ok
Do you know how sometimes when you are reading a book and the characters are doing something so obviously stupid and you know it's going to blow up in their face and you just want to reach into the pages and shake them so that they stop?? Just me? Anyways - I felt like that about 50% of the time while reading this. That said, it wasn't an entirely bad book. The characters are likeable enough and it's a really quick read.
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Maria Geraci was born in Havana, Cuba and raised on Florida's Space coast. She lives in north Florida with her husband and children and writes fun, romantic women's fiction.
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