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Boyfriend From Hell (Falling Angels #1)

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Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship-they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together. "But come on, guys, she's my mother... Can I really tell her that while we're snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I'm secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not..." The special bond takes a ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by White Whisker Books (first published August 13th 2011)
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Dana

2.5/5

I am always on the hunt for the mythical gem of a free book. Unfortunately this book did not live up to my hopes. The story took me a while to finish due to lots of slow spots, and it was a real struggle not to skim most of this book. My main issue was the characters, to me they felt unreal and more importantly unrealistic. This made it hard for me to connect to anyone and therefore I didn't really care what happened to the characters.

I do think that the plot had potential, and it could hav
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Cindy
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
“I have practiced that seductive smile in the mirror like a zillion times to perfection, and the first time I try using it on a real boy, I wind up looking like the Joker.” -pg. 14

“Let us pray. Dear almighty, please cast the satanic forces of evil from this house FOREVERRRR,” I cried, my voice booming. I looked up. Everyone was staring at me. “…Or, umm, we could sing happy birthday,” I mumbled sheepishly.


“...we high school girls dump friends over mature stuff like boys, and clothes, and gossip,
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Christopher
Jun 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I'm the editor and publisher of this book by the author of "Never Slow Dance With a Zombie." E. came to me because he wanted a new publisher and admired what I do. I read his manuscript and LOVED it. I'd never come across an edge-of-my-seat YA paranormal romance with humor before--well, outside of the later Harry Potter books if you count the romance elements. E. helped write and produce "The Cosby Show" with Bill Cosby, and wrote and produced many other sitcoms. He's now turning his talents to ...more
Booknut
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
"What happened to the good old days when mothers wore knee length skirts and spent all their time in the kitchen baking bread? Those mothers didn't care about dating, or questionnaires, or butts. All they cared about was how good their kitchens smelled. I suddenly had a taste for fresh baked bread.
She looked at me and smiled. "What do you say?"
"Sure," I replied weakly. "It'll be...fun. But let's order some cheesy bread."
It was as close as I was going to get to the good old days."


Every relationsh
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Erin
Feb 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ugh, this was painful. I really didn't like this story and had to force myself through it, so I'm not going to waste a lot of time on the review. Quick pros/cons review...

Pros:
-Among the characters are Satan and an angel
-the concept was neat...Satan comes to find a bride and Heaven sends an angel to help
-In the last 15% of the book, things FINALLY get exciting and fairly creepy

Cons:
-heroine Megan is a self-centered, whiny, boring character. She may be my least favorite character ever, I dislike
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Natalie
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ok my peeps, we have a new hot book here on our hands and I mean smoking hot. I read this book in a day and a half it was that good, I even got caught at work having a peek into the next chapter, lol no worries though I was on my lunch break. When I started this book I though this would be a read for a younger generation but to my surprise this book totally sucked me in right from get go and didn't let go until I was done. No that's wrong, it still has a hold on me to the point I email Mr Lowe t ...more
Rusty Fischer
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I must not have read this book's description closely enough; either that, or E. Van Lowe wrote it a smidge cryptically and -- combined with the awesome cover art -- I went into this book thinking it would be the MC's "boyfriend from hell." So... imagine my surprise when, well, I won't spoil it but I was pleasantly surprised by this twist and turn. What's more, the relationship between Megan and her mom was so refreshing. It's easy to get jaded in the world of modern YA, but to read an entire boo ...more
Tera
This was an okay book. I kept wanting to like the book and some parts I did but it just never clicked. I mean the title makes u think there will be some kind romantic connection made. I guess there was but not what I was looking for. There were a couple of good twists thrown in that surprised me but overall the store line was flat and I had to make myself finish. The love interest for Megan which I would have thought was the boyfriend from hell -wasn't. He is supposed to be the good guy - could ...more
Donna Huber
Jun 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I had to put aside some of what I know to be true from my Christian education, but it wasn't so off the mark that it bothered me. Full review http://www.girl-who-reads.com/2011/09....
Karla Cabcam
Oct 11, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: paranormal, wtf
No le encuentro ni pies ni cabeza a esta historia, por no hablar de los personajes.
Saewod Tice
Nov 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Book Title: Boyfriend from Hell
Author: E Van Lowe
Published By: White Whisker Books
Recommended Age: 13+
Reviewed By: Saewod
Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud
Rating: 2 Ravens

“Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.

“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco wit
...more
Swati
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
A SURPRISE, ALBEIT A PLEASANT ONE>

The book's title. So true. No?

Wait till you are 8 months deep in a relationship and, your boyfriend's idea of romantic outing is lighting up the unused candles from his nieces birthday party ( Thank God there was no leftover cake) while some commentator of XYZ Sports Channel droned on in the background.

Yeah. That.

OK. Moving on.

The story begins when Meghan Barnett, our MC's single mother decides to get into the dating circle. Meghan is not quite on board with
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Liliana
Review also found here: http://lili-lost-in-a-book.blogspot.c...

First of all, I won this book in a giveaway on Goodreads...sooo thanks a ton to the author who sent me the copy, I loved it!

Megan and her mother, Suze, have always had a close mother-daughter relationship. Its more than just that...they're friends. So when her mother starts dating (Megan's father left them when she was very young) Megan feels like this guy, Armando, will get between her and her mom. Not only that, but there's someth
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Nov 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Boyfriend From Hell is one of those stories that captures you from the very beginning. I knew I was going to love it right from the start because let's face it who does not love a story with not one but two bad boys in it. Plus Satan is a riot in this book because he is on the prowl looking for a new wife and he sets his sights on someone and all hell breaks lose!

Megan and her mother Suze do everything together. That is what happens when you have a single mother raising her only child. You will
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wanting a tale about Love and finding it in the wrong places and with the wrong people ? For as long as Megan can remember , it has just been her and her mum Suze. Their close relationship reminded me throughout the novel like Gilmore Girls with Rory and Lorelai. Something that many of us envy. When Suze decides it's time to start dating and getting out on the bandwagon , Megan is repulsed. How can her mum start dating and isn't she supposed to be the one dating as the daughter ? We read as Mega ...more
Jessica
Jul 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was excited to get an ARC of this book to read and I wasn't disappointed. It was a quick and fun read!


Megan and her mom are great friends! They have been since Megan's father left when Megan was little. As Megan is getting older however, she is finding it harder to talk to her mom about certain things....like boys. Suze however wants to talk to Megan about dating, especially since Suze is starting to date again. Megan tries to be supportive when Suze starts dating Armand but there is soon ten
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Paulene
Nov 14, 2012 rated it liked it
i I don't know how to express what i feel about this book. The story is weird and crazy. It's not that hard to process. Obviously, demons are involved but I didn't get much on the demons and such. More on Megan and her crazy-full-of-jealousy-insane-out-of-control life. The ending is a bit comical to me. Hell, Satan doesn't look like a bad-ass Prince of Hell here. My brain is turned to slush.
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Tris Everdeen
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A really different spin (but an awesome.. Badass ((Can I say that?)) version at that!!!)
Filled with suspense friend zone and sexy dudes.
Like Matt
... Or ohmygod... I can't believe I can say this....
Satan... Is... Hot! (No pun intended!!)
(Does that mean I'm gonna go to Hell for saything that??? Oh crapola.)
And Guy... Mhmmm Guy

I gotta say, ... Being an inner nerd and wannabe mathlete myself this book was very relatable? Not relatable because I haven't met the Devil (... I think?) nor Candlemas isn'
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Freda Mans-Labianca
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
*CLAP* *CLAP* *CLAP*
I loved this book! The idea that your mom could be dating the devil is hilarious, and yet frightening.
This story was well told, and well played out. I wasn't expecting some of it, and that I really appreciated. Solid characters and a well defined plot make for a really fun read!
I hope to get my hands on the second in the series, Earth Angel.
Iving
Jul 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Do not read.
I repeat: do not read


I remember I read this when I was like 14 and I was all hyped up about angels and wings and eveything.

I read this and it literally murdered my angel-hype. I no longer wanted to read about angels :( It was that bad.

Oh, 14-year-old Iving... you were so bad at choosing books. You poor, unexperienced thing
vvb
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
ooo, this starts out with a false sense of security. The main character, Megan, is so much fun to follow along with. Her sense of humor and dialogue pulls you into her situation. And then, you find yourself in some dark scary shenanigans.

LOVED the blend of horror, comedy, romance and YA.
Kae Santiago
Shouldn't have judged the book by its cover.
Seeing the gorgeous cover and high ratings, I thought its going to be like Hush, Hush what with the bad boy angel. But nooo, the only thing that's bad with the boy was he skipped classes to make out and he was 90% absent in the book.
Renate
Mar 20, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bad-books, 2012
I stopped reading at page 33..just couldnt read any further..
Lulu
Aug 25, 2011 marked it as to-read
I won this book from the first reads giveaways and I am so excited to read it. Thanks.
NebraskaIcebergs
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Even though horror is not my typical read, I’ve already started telling my adolescent siblings about Boyfriend from Hell. This book has something for both genders. It has romance, mixed in with the ups and downs of high school friendships and mother-daughter relationships. It has horror and mystery, mixed in with sports talk. Thrown in for good measure are chapters about a math club and competition, along with lots and lots and lots of humor. I enjoyed practically all of Boyfriend from Hell, whi ...more
John
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to come.
Loves To Dive
Feb 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fifteen year old Megan Barnett and her mom Suze have been best friends since Megan’s dad left ten years earlier; they love doing things with each other and tell each other everything. At least that was what Megan thought, until one day while polishing silver Suze tells her she has decided to start dating again. Megan doesn’t know how to deal with this, your mother doesn’t date and she most certainly doesn’t tell you about it. Imagine Megan’s surprise when, not only does her mom bring home a myst ...more
Seirra
Nov 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A review copy was provided for an honest review. Boyfriend From Hell was surprisingly entertaining. I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Megan Barnett is a fifteen-year-old mathlete whose mother Suze gets a boyfriend before she does. And it doesn't help that she's practically invisible at school except to her two best friends Matt and Erin who she has known forever. Megan isn't thrilled that her mother is dating because she feels like she's losing the only person whose really ...more
Zachary Flye (Zach's YA Reviews)
Originally posted on my blog, Zach's YA Reviews (zachsyareviews.com)

Review:

Characters: The characters in this book seem unreal, and I'm not talking about the good kind either. These characters seem to conform to the whim of the author rather than setting themselves as unique characters with original personalities, instead they change so much that it's hard to keep up with what truly makes them unique and special. It was weird reading from the first person perspective because as soon as Megan, th
...more
Meagan
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-paranormal
I purchased this book a while back when it was being offered as a free e-book. (Before I started blogging) I liked the book so much, I went out and bought the series. Of course, then I began blogging and never got the chance to read the rest of the series.

Fast forward to present day – I received word of a blog tour for none other than book #2 of the Fallen Angels Series books from YA Bound. YES! A perfect excuse to read the rest of the series! You can check out my post for Book #2 HERE. Of cours
...more
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E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer/producer who has worked on such TV shows as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys In Outer Space." He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie," was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award. “Boyfriend From Hel ...more
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-Megan Barnett”
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