The Accidental Boyfriend
Holly Sinclair is ready to have it all. She's even found her Mr. Right--a steady, reliable guy who just needs a little convincing. Now all the former wild child has to do is free herself of her very inconvenient attraction to Jack Everett. Not only does the notorious playboy and tabloid king seduce her at her sister's wedding ...more
Holly is ready to face life by making her best friend fall in love with her. She jumps on a plane and sets out find him on a business trip in Paris, France. It just so happens her friend/hopeful Mr. Right is in Paris Texas leaving stuck in the city of love alone.
Jack has a thing for Holly but he has a serious condition of commitment-phobia. On the request of his friends and Holly's family, he jumps on a p ...more
And for someone who whats to have a real relationship with her "Mr. Right", Holly sure didn't think about him while she was hooking up with Jack.
RATING: 2 out of 5
**I rece ...more
I found out after I read The Accidental Boyfriend that there is actually a book that comes before it. I had no idea that it was in a series! It's certainly not touted as one on Goodreads or Amazon for that matter. That would have been good to know! While this one is a stand-alone, I'm sure that the story would have been amplified if I had read the first one. I would suggest that if you're interested in this one that you read The Accidental Engagement first. Just a thought.
The Accidental Boyfrie ...more
Holly Sinclair aka Holiday is not one for committing or staying in one place too long; hence the nickname everyone gave her. Yet when tragedy strikes Holly takes a good, long look at her life. She now wants nothing more than to settle down and start a family. However, the man she has chosen will never see her as more than a friend.
Sounds quite contradictory, right? Do not get me wrong there were many great things about this book that had me turning the pages. Then there were o ...more
The book is about Jack and Holly, and their struggle with their inability to
commit to a relationship.
The book is about Jack and Holly, both are unwilling to commit. Jack
acknowledges it bravely. Holly, however, comes up with a plan to find the
person to settle with (her best friend Benjamin) and make him realize that they
are made for each other. Great plan, right?
Of course not.
She chases Benjamin to wrong Paris, where Jack comes to rescue, coz Holly
has an over-protective fami
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is May 24, 206.
This story is part of a really cute series however can be read as a stand alone. I did have the opportunity to read the previous story The Accidental Engagement so I was excited to read this one.
This story is every girls guilty pleasure. What can be better than a love story that take p ...more
Holly w ...more
A story set in the city of love, and I'm talking about the France kind, not the Texas ;)
A world-wind romance set in two of the most romantic cities, Paris and Tuscany. I could almost imagine the whole scenario playing out and I so badly wanted to be in Tuscany or Paris while reading it. My dream to go to Paris doubled over while reading the story.
Holly and Jack were a cute couple. Their attraction was palpable from the begi ...more
A quick, adorable read...even if I wanted to knock some sense into Holly a few times. She has it set in her mind that she should settle down and has the perfect guy in mind...and he's nothing like Jack who is a total playboy. Fate keeps throwing these two together though, and before you know it, the chemistry is more than Holly's best laid plans can contend with.
Cute with a touch of heat and you get to know enough about the characters to really care about the ...more
Her family as well as her best friend not to mention her ex-boyfriend never approved ...more
I just recently got home from Paris, so I was super excited to read the latest from Maggie Dallen, The Accidental Boyfriend, book two in her A Chance Romance series. It was fun to revisit the sounds and smells of this romantic city as Jack Everett and Holly Sinclair found that sometimes what you think you want and what you need are two very different things. And, while The Accidental Boyfriend revisits characters and events from book one, The Accidental Engagement, Dallen does a nice jo ...more
This story has one of my favorite type of male leads: the guy who sells himself short and doesn't realize how awesome he is. I s ...more
I read Maggie Dallen's first book Accidental Engagement and I enjoy that book.
I remember reading about Jack as playboy and Holly, Ivy's free spirited sister.. I enjoyed reading about Jack and Holly.
Jack and Holly are afraid of commitment. Both loves to live at the moment too much to settle down. Holly and Jack were photographed kissing each other and it landed on gossip page. Both met at Ivy and Daniel's wedding and they had a wonderful time and sh ...more
This is the second book in the Chance Romance Series. I haven't read the previous book from the series, but I was able to follow the story pretty well. The characters from the first book Ivy and Daniel do make an appearance in this book, as well.
Now, I requested the book after seeing the cover and fell for the description - who doesn't love a ...more
*I received an ARC of this book free from Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Holly is fun and caring, but she definitely has something wrong with her head because the scenario she's mapped out as her wannabe life is just plain insane. I mean it's like she's trying to put the square peg in the round hole. She may want the two point five kids and the white picket fence, but sometimes things happen on their own and cannot be forced no matter how har ...more
I liked Jack. He's the quintessential carefree bachelor who's finally met the one woman who makes him consider giving up his current lifestyle because he knows what they could have together would be infinitely better. He sees nothing wrong with Holly. Her free spirit appeals to him.
Holly has impulsively jetted off to Paris, France in an effort to surprise Benjamin, the man she believes she should spend the rest of her life with. The problem is, he is at a conference in Paris, Texas, not France. When her sister Ivy realizes that Holly is in Paris with no phone or agenda, her friend Jack volunteers to go to Paris and track down Holly so that he can get her the me ...more
Holly wants to settle down and be stable. She believes her best friend Benjamin is the man for her. He doesn’t seem to be inclined to jump in that direction anytime soon. So Holly decides to take matters into her own hands. She follows him to Paris.
Jack can’t get Holly out of his mind. He volunteers to go the Paris to find her. It doesn’t take long to find her. She is shocked to see him and is confused about why he is here. They both believe ...more
This book was definitely a good read and I enjoyed it.
I haven't read the first book in this series but you get the gist of what happens in the first in regards to Holly and Jack sharing an intense, passionate moment. Holly is drawn to Jack but she wants Ben who is her best friend.
When Ben says he's going Paris, she attempts to make a romantic gesture by flying out to Paris. However, she ends up in the wrong Paris. Jack comes to find her and ...more
Review: The Accidental Boyfriend was a rather difficult read for me. I had to push myself a few times to keep going. It was hard to connect with the characters, especially the female lead. I did not like her wish washy tendencies. It seemed like she was so busy trying to prove herself that she lost who she was. She came across as inconsistent and flaky. Regarding Jack, I could not see how someone so brilliant could be so clueless when it came to knowing self.
Jack and Holly had met in book one, and already had an established relationship in book 2.
Holly wants to be married and have kids with the perfect man, and it is not Jack. Her choice is her old boyfriend. She is convinced they would be together ...more
I was pleasantly surprised to realize that I had read the author's first book before this one. Everything from the first story, about all of the characters, came flooding back and made it all the more fun to read. I should point out, however, that the reader does NOT need to read both books to have an understanding or an appreciation of this one! It's perfect as a standalone and can be enjoyed as such.
Jack and Holly were so c ...more