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The Boyfriend List

(Boyfriend #1)

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Book #1 in the Boyfriend series.

The Boyfriend List follows twenty-year-old Reagan in her quest for the perfect relationship after a somewhat tragic spring break breakup leaves her disillusioned about love... again.

Reagan had always prided herself on making levelheaded, practical, analytical decisions about everything. Everything, that is, except where guys are concerned.
Paperback, 252 pages
Published February 10th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published February 3rd 2014)
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Jamie Roberts
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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***This book was kindly given to me in exchange for an honest review***

The Boyfriend List was a pleasant surprise! I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this story because I just started reading it without even checking out the blurb before-hand. Many authors out there are constantly categorizing their books as “New Adult” when they really are not within the boundaries of this specific genre. The Boyfriend Li
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Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
So so fun. This is a fun light read that will have your sides hurt from laughing at Reagan's misadventures to find out how many checks on her perfect boyfriend list she can check off about Brett, and smiling so hard at her and Ian that your lip muscles will ache.

Reagan has a horrible spring break when her boyfriend cheats on her. She keeps this hidden all week from everyone until her friend comes home. They go get dinner and she spills. while at dinner she sees a stranger and is attracted but i
Taryn Lee
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-romance, arc, review
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I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What a super cute, easy read! I totally enjoyed this light read!

Reagan is a college student with the WORST history when it comes to men, so she's decided to build a list with her best friend. If a guy doesn't fit onto this list then he's not meant for her. But of course it's the guy next door Ian who Reagan forces into the friend zone because she just won't give her heart another chance.

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For most of us girls, we've had our hearts broken once or twice, at least. We can relate to Reagan's pain, and her frustration with finding the perfect guy. It kind of makes sense: make a list of the pros, and don't date anyone who doesn't have them. Simple, easy to remember, heart-ache free.

Reagan does just that, playing to her organized and list-making personality trait. She has a sympathetic best friend in Petra to help her in her plan to interview the guys on campus, and see if any are worth
Melissa Cushing
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
I give The Boyfriend List by R.S. Novelle 4 of 5 STARS! I loved this amazing new adult read and really was drawn in from the beginning. I could NOT put this book down and I loved every minute of it! The author did an amazing job for me at developing her main characters and I found myself in love with each of them. Reagan, Petra, and Ian truly made the story what it was for me. I loved the overall plot of the book and I found that I really had to know what was going to happen next and could not a ...more
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
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***This book was kindly given to me in exchange for an honest review***

The Boyfriend List was a pleasant surprise! I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this story because I just started reading it without even checking out the blurb before-hand. Many authors out there are constantly categorizing their books as “New Adult” when they really are not within the boundaries of this specific genre. T
Everything Marie
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
***I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

From the very first chapter I was hooked. Renee Novelle does a fantastic job with grabbing the reader's attention and exploring the complexity of each character. And she has no problem with diving right into the plot. The story starts off with Reagan, a college student who just found out her boyfriend cheated on her with the top skank. So, her and her best friend Petra, decide the best and more logical way to find the perfect man is to cre
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Boyfriend List isn’t in the usual genre that I read. The summary of the book caught my eye however and I was really intrigued by it and really wanted to read it. I am so glad I did! This was such a nice story.

This is a YA story where the main character is down to earth and trying to protect herself from being hurt…again.

Reagan makes lists for various things in her life so why not one that would narrow down the perfect boyfriend? Her best friends think this is a crazy idea but go with it in
The Boyfriend List by Renee Novelle is a book I'd classify as a sweet college age contemporary romance. It was a quick easy read, and I thought it flowed well from the beginning to the end. There were also moments I laughed out loud as I was reading.
I think part of what drew me into the story and made it such a fast, yet entertaining read were the characters. I wanted to continue reading to find out what was going to happen next. The day I started the book, I found myself half-way through befor
Raven Reviewer
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: New Adult readers
Recommended to Raven by: author
Reagan Carter was cheated on again. Her roommate helps her get back in the game and aids in creating a list to sort and measure potentials in her quest to find the perfect man, someone she might already know.

Fun and carefree, this is the kind of novel where you knew what was going to happen but wanted to read the how of it anyway. A cute story to read on a lazy afternoon, I enjoyed every page and did not want to stop. If it were made into a movie, it would be a cute, feel-good romantic comedy.
Kerri’s Reading Corner
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Reagan is a college student who has just had heart heart broken again over spring break. She has a bad track record with boyfriends and after this disastrous break up she is left disappointed and frustrated again. That is when her best friend Petra steps in and the two come up with the idea to make a boyfriend list. the list contains all of the qualities that she looks for in a guy and if he doesn't meet all of the qualities on the
Jessica Leonard
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing

There is a magical moment when you get a book that is the perfect combinations of drama, comedy, romance, angst, and a perfect ending; The Boyfriend List is JUST that!

I know some would expect a steamy explicit read, but this is not that. What you can expect is a love story and what people go through to find it. The good, the bad and the HILARIOUS moments that our craziness takes us through when trying to find Mr. Right.

Reagan and Petra are quite a pair and those two are
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Boyfriend List is a great book. In the beginning, Reagan's boyfriend cheats on her. To help her find a new boyfriend she decides, with the help of her friend Petra, to come up with a list and check system for the guys on campus. I loved her list. For Reagan the perfect boyfriend has these qualities: "Attractive, athletic, smart, sense of humor, easy going, extrovert, romantic, a good kisser, honest, a good connections, and most important of all-faithful."

I loved the reading how far they woul
Shayna Varadeaux
Reagan is jilted and actually taking it sort of okay. Her and her best friend slash roommate Petra have a stroke of genius that is really great for a laugh as far as I'm concerned. The boyfriend list is a story about finding love where you least expect it. It was an overall good read. If you like Contemporary Romance this is a good book for you to check out.

I liked the characters especially Ian... duh. Petra is a great best friend and Justin and Isabelle are good in their roles as well. The conc
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Boyfriend List is the perfect example of a sweet NA romance that doesn't need a bunch of sex scenes just to tell the story. Instead, you'll find an engaging set of characters, clean and well written scenes, and a friends-to-couple story that will have you rooting for Reagan and Ian from the start.

I found Reagan to be a bit timid and reluctant, and kept hoping that some of her friend Petra's personality would rub off on her. But Reagan's personality seemed to be like it was so she could prote
Feb 16, 2014 added it

Reagan just had her heart crushed when she found out her boyfriend cheated on her. To get over the break up Reagan and her best friend Petra make a list of all the qualities that would make the perfect boyfriend. The more traits they add to the list the more Reagan begins to wonder if what she wants has been there the entire time in the form of her hot best friend Ian. Is she willing to risk their friendship? Can they make it work?

Ian has been in love with Reagan since he met her and he has seen
Jan 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story was fun and sweet and very enjoyable.... I'm crossing my fingers that maybe it will turn into a series. ;)

Reagan and Ian are such a great combo of... friends. But you can tell right from the start of this story that it's pretty obvious that these two care a lot about each other, on any level, be it friendship or more.

After Reagan gets her heart broken by her ex, she's on guard. Thus, "the list". It's a seemingly sure-fire way to be certain that she'll find the perfect guy for her, she
Chicks Looking For A Book Fix
Jul 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reagan Carter feels all her luck has ran dry. Having the worst week of her life and finding out her boyfriend was cheating on her. Her best friend Petra and her decide to come up with a checklist that a guy would have to meet all the criteria to be considered perfect by Reagan’s standards. She will not be heartbroken again.

Ian, her best guy friend that she has kept in the friend zone for years, and for good reason because she doesn’t want to jeopardize losing him or being hurt by him also helps
The Book Fairy Reviews
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I live in a warm environment. I traveled for work to NY, yes ladies I said NY! Needless to say I was freezing!!!! So what did I do? I read a book. This book warmed my heart. It warmed my heart and soul. A beautiful story that is about seeing what is right in front you. Looking for the one that you are meant to be with but take for granted the one you have. Why does that happen?? Well fear plays a big part. Fear of losing what you have already. Losing a comfortable thing... I mean why rock the bo ...more
Kendra Lola Kay
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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A really cute fast paced story that easily swept me away into the life of Reagan and her adventure to find the perfect boyfriend. I repeatedly found myself laughing out loud from all of the happenings. The plot is really cute and honestly kept my attention right from the start.

The characters are easy to get wrapped up in. Reagan to me was adorable even with all her insecurities. She and Petra would be the type of girls that I would have loved to gone to college with. Petra was a hoot. She's the
Susan Johnson
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
How wonderful to read a new adult fiction book that is actually true to the genre! I am so tired of skipping over all the erotica in so many of the books recently published as new adult.
This book is a fun ride through the twists and turns of finding that first true love. I really enjoy how well the characters are developed and play off of one another with such ease. The author takes you along for this well written journey with such seamless effort that you forget you are reading a story about fi
It took we a little while to get into the characters and their story. I even thought about putting it down at one stage, but I'm glad that I didn't no.

Turned out to be a really enjoyable read and something a little different in the new adult genre.

The characters are lovable and the story line really flows very nicely. There were some surprises along the way which is always nice. I don't really like it when I can see what's happening from a mile away. No point reading it then.

I was surprised see
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a really lovely heart warming fun story. I found it a quite refreshing read.
The main character Reagan's boyfriend has cheated on her. She decides along with her friend Petra that the best way to find her ideal man is to list what each should possess.
I really loved reading about Petra. Ian is Reagan's clever hot friend who tries to prove that he should be her choice.

If your looking for a lovely cute story then this is the one!!!
Received in return for an honest review.
Amanda Smith
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved the narrator and the writing style, but there were too many sexual references for my taste.
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
a great book that shows a different perspective of a girl's life.
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The Boyfriend List by Renee Novelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: February 3,2014
Print Length: 253 pages
Format: eARC
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Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars

The Boyfriend List is a cute and lighthearted romance. To me it almost read like a YA or Mature YA instead of a New Adult, but that’s just me being picky and really beside the point. The point is I liked it for the most part and overall it was a pretty decent story. If you are looking for a sweet and ea
Romance Readers Retreat
The Boyfriend List is book one in Renee Novelle’s Boyfriend series, written in the third person to me something is taken away from the story. I feel like you can’t make the same emotional connection as you can when a book is written in the first person. The writing is good but with a little editing it could be great. The mistakes were small ones like mixing up ‘where’ and ‘were’
and a couple of sentences repeated themselves, but other than that it was good.
This book takes place in the space of a
Shirley Frances
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
It is always a nice to encounter a New Adult read that is not angsty or packed full of sex. Yeah, I enjoy those (A LOT!) but sometimes one needs a change of pace. The Boyfriend series did that for me.

I admit, Reagan took some getting used to. Her train of thought was hard to follow at times since the had a tendency to ramble. However, I soon found that it was her way of working through her problems. She analyzed, questioned and pondered her way through the story. She made a list of the traits a
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, reviewed, own
THE BOYFRIEND LIST by Renee Novelle was a fun friends to lovers story to read. I love when a book has sassy characters and witty dialogue that really does make me laugh out loud. I enjoy a book so much more when the writing is so good I have a true sense of the scenes being set up, the environment and the emotional state of the characters. Ms. Novelle has done all of this with style and charm.

Reagan and Ian have been the best of friends since they started college, both have feelings beyond frie
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is book one in the boyfriend series
I gave this book 5 stars.

In this book we meet Reagan and her life is not what she would like it to be. She is in college and struggles (probably like a lot of college students). Where she really struggles though is in her relationships she seems to always pick the same guys that do the same thing. After her recent boyfriend cheats on her she decides she is making a list and she is going to follow it to find the perfect boyfriend. What she doesn't see
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