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The Boyfriend Whisperer

(The Boyfriend Whisperer #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  254 ratings  ·  36 reviews
As President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises, Lexi Malloy is Grand View High School’s undercover Cupid. One problem: She’s stuck in the friend zone with her own dream crush, Chris Broder. She and Chris have been best friends since the third grade, and he doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a member of the opposite sex.

When pretty, flirty cheerleader Lindsay LaRou
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 15th 2016 by Swoon Romance
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Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment*

**I received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

I’ve had my eye on The Boyfriend Whisperer for quite a while. The cover is cute, and the premise is downright adorable. When the author asked if I’d like to read a copy for review, I jumped at the chance. I shimmied it into my reading week—even though I did not have the time, honestly—and could barely put it down.

Lexi Malloy had been in love with her best friend
Rosie Amber
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Boyfriend Whisperer is a young adult American sports themed romance. Lexi Malloy gets good grades and is a top basketball player. Most of her friends are guys, which is okay by her. She’s President and CEO of Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises within which, for $125 per match, Lexi helps bring couples together - anonymously. So far she’s had a 95% success rate, but no one knows who the mysterious Boyfriend Whisperer is. The public face of the business belongs to Abi, who accepts the clients and ...more
Amanda Abram
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
This book was exactly what I was hoping it would be: fun, cute, and very sweet.

Lexi, the main character, is a good narrator. I consistently liked her throughout the book. She's an all-star on the girls' basketball team, and she's also the "President and CEO" of her very own business: Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises. She's sort of like if Veronica Mars and Cupid had a baby, conducting steakouts to spy on boys to find out more about them to feed to her clients. She sends her clients emails, tellin
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
An extremely cute YA high school read about a girl who has found a way to become the cupid of her high school. While Lexi is sporty and relates well to boys she is still a girl and understands that sometimes love just needs a helping hand. But the boy she likes, her best-friend, doesn’t seem to have any idea. I loved this high school romance. The friendship between Lexi and her friend Abi was lovely to read about. Chris’ character was interesting and so blind to Lexi’s situation. Overall, this w ...more
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good read. Cute, fun, and enjoyable, even though I did feel like I was reading a female, high school version of the movie HITCH. I was a little disappointed in the ending. I felt like we built up to this reveal, but it was rather anticlimactic. I definitely was looking for some kind of reaction from him. Something more than a simple, yeah, me too. Then, I felt like it stopped too soon for all that build up we only get a few pages where they're together. Still worth the read though. Another gre ...more
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Boyfriend Whisperer by Linda Budzinski is a fun, young adult clean read! Lexi has made a small business of helping young women gain the attention of guys they are interested in. She calls herself The Boyfriend Whisperer and no one knows it's Lexi, except her assistant Abi. All seems fine until Lindsay hires the boyfriend whisperer to help her get Chris, Lexi's best friend and long time crush. Lexi questions her matchmaking business, her friendships, her future as a basketball player and even ...more
Solasia Graves
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boyfriend whisperer

Very lovely and heartwarming .....I couldn't get enough. I wish there was a sequel as do I wish for all the contemporary novels I read!!!!!!!
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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The Boyfriend Whisperer is a young adult contemporary romance by Linda Budzinski. I have never read any of Linda's previous books, but I will certainly be on the look out for her next one. The Boyfriend Whisperer was a super cute read that was an adorable Cyrano De Bergerac-esque match making romp I loved. I am a big sucker for a cute friends to more story, and I also have a soft spot in my heart for matching romance
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on Daydreaming Books.

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.*

This book was definitely a cute read! It was addictive and I easily finished it in two sittings.

Lexi Malloy is the creator of the Boyfriend Whisperer where she helps those who comes to her to achieve the guy or girl of their dreams by "whispering." She has managed to stay anonymous and continue her work as a cupid. When Lindsay, the popular cheerleader of
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Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Love is but a whisper away.

Lexi is the Boyfriend Whisperer. Running a covert operation in the school, she plays a secret Cupid, spying on love interests, and coaching her clients on how to make them fall in love with them. Being a tomboy that enjoys sports, Lexi has always known how to get a guy's attention, giving her a 95% success rate at matching couples.

"Some days I look around at all the couples I’ve brought together and feel like Cupid himself, but deep down, I know the truth. I’m a fake,
Rufina Roy
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I wanted a two hour read and that is exactly what I got
Things I liked
1.The fact that it was the girl who wanted to have more choices in her career and the guy was not some all knowing god of a person. (Breaking those contemporary rom stereotypes)
2.No tomboy to girly girl cliche
3.Not much of the social hierarchy and the protagonist spoiler did not become "prom Queen" (is it such a big thing in the west really ?)

Things that could be improved (not I'm all high and mighty to judge )
1.Jerod -A pur
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book by this author that I've read, it was fun. Lexi is the matchmaker extronadaire for her high school. Her crush is also her friend Chris, the two have been friends since early school. For someone who knows each other so well, you'd think that Chris would pick up on her crush on him, but nope. Can the selflessness that Lexi has give her best friend to the girl who wants him, or will she hit him upside the head, pointing out her true feelings for him? You've got to give this o ...more
Patricia Solla
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: digital-reads, arc
A tale of teenage angst. As a high school sophomore, Lexi is a basketball phenom with an interesting side job as a matchmaker. Lexi has a best friend, Chris, who treats her like one of guys. Lexi has feelings for Chris but doesn't know what to do about telling him. One of her clients asks to be matched with Chris and Lexi takes the job not sure of how things will work out. At the same time, Lexi, is being courted by collegiate schools to play basketball and she doesn't know how she feels about t ...more
High level teen angst at its best!
This was such a clever and sweet book! I loved the high school matchmaker and her assistant. For Lexi, secretly making love connections for her fellow classmates is easy but putting her own love life in order is impossible. Her crush on her life long best friend is killing her.
This book was great! I read through it so fast - in one sitting- because I couldn't put it down! It just flowed so easily that each chapter flew by and I just didn't want to stop.
Great fo
Melanie Hooyenga
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Budzinski does it again!

Where was the boyfriend whisperer when I was in school? This book is sweet, fun, and utterly charming. Lexi is one of the guys (something my high-school self definitely relates to) and while her own love life may be non-existent, she wants to see others find their true love.

Her best friend Chris is a dream, and the chemistry between them kept the pages turning. (Clearly, since I read this in one sitting.) If you like friends-turned-more stories, definitely pick this up.
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

Lexi is the boyfriend whisperer. She researches guys and helps girls feel more confident in talking to them, also giving tips to help them become a couple. Things are going well until she is enlisted to whisper her best friend, that she is secretly in love with, for somewhere else. She has to choose to make a decision for her business or for her heart.

I enjoyed the book and would read another book by this author.
The Mysterious Reader
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you want a fun romp then Linda Budzinski’s The Boyfriend Whisperer is the book for you. Lexi Malloy is a great lead character and her story was s delightful read. But for the fact that I’m literally dictating this review to my husband from my hospital bed I could go on and on with praises. The book definitely deserves it. Since I can’t do that I will simply note that the book is most definitely one to read, and it is easy to highly recommend. I’m definitely looking forward to The Boyfriend Wh ...more
Melissa Basnight
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Lexi creates a business called the Boyfriend Whisperer Inc in high school where she finds out everything she can about the girl’s crush by researching them and spying on them so she can help the girl make it to coupledom with her chosen guy. The story is kind of like Hitch, but at a much younger level. Lexi has her own crush which she has been friends with for a long time, but doesn’t seem to be able to help herself into a couple status. This would be a cute story to make into a movie for young ...more
Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was just okay. Mostly, I enjoyed reading it but I couldn't get behind the characters as much as I wanted to. First because most of Lexi and Chris's problems were all stupidly self-inflicted. It wasn't just that they were too chicken to be honest about their feelings. They were both pretty much actively working against their own interests. Second, the whole concept of Boyfriend Whisperer Inc is really naive. And her belief that she could franchise is even more ridiculous. I don't blame ...more
Kimberly Hutchins

Lexi is the boyfriend Whisperer, Chris is her best friend who she is in love with.
Lexi Whispered Chris for another girl then had to live with the fact that the person she wants is with someone else.
Then the whole boyfriend Whisperer is exposed and everyone's angry with her. Except Chris, he doesn't stay angry for long and it turns out that he doesn't just see her as just one of the guys.
A great story with excellent characters and a happy ending guaranteed
Courtney Turner
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a such a fun and sweet YA romance. Loved this story from beginning to end. Lexi and Chris, best friends but they can’t figure out to turn the friendship into something more. Being 16 and in High school makes everything harder and their love story isn’t easy. It’s down right complicated till they finally take that final plunge to become more.
Susan Dalessandro
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fun read! I read this book in three sittings and just purchased the sequel. It had everything I love in contemporary YA: a smart, athletic female lead, a sticky situation that has serious consequences and lifelong friendships with the potential for more.
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really cute, clean, sweet teen romance. Very much enjoyed it and would read more by this author. Recommended.
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute clean YA book. Cute concept, not bad writing, cute romance.
R.H. Tucker
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
Cute read. Solid 4 Stars.
4.5 stars Well, that was fun! The Boyfriend Whisperer is a sweet YA romance that left me with a smile on my face. Lexi and Chris are great together!
Swoooon. One of those feel-good lighthearted chick lit.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed watching Lexi and Chris's relationship evolve. Funny, sweet, and full of heart. ...more
Kortney Allen
May 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute little spring read I’ve been meaning to get around to.
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Ive read " the boyfriend whisperer " it was nice i enjoyed it ,, i gave it 3.5 out of 5 ...more
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