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The Boyfriend Bet

(Boyfriend Chronicles #2)

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  1,122 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains multiple PDAs, after-school detentions, and gambling on the side. Warning: betting on a boyfriend is bad for your health.

Zoe Cain knows that Grant Evertide is way out of her league. So naturally, she kisses him. Out of spite. Not only is Grant her brother’s number-one nemesis, but he has zero interest in being tied down t
Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published August 22nd 2016 by Entangled: Crush
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Jacob Proffitt
This is second in a series, but it takes place in a different town; and characters from the first are only present in cameo. So you don't really need to read these in order if you don't want to.

This was kind of awesome. Zoe and Grant are the kind of complementary opposites that make for sparkling banter and fun conflict and a relationship that you can see being important and meaningful to both. Cannon has a great hand with that teen age so you get the impact but without having to deal with the m
My thanks to Entangled Teen Crush via Netgalley for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book as much as I'd hoped to. There were a few things I liked, and the potential was there, but with more attention to detail and some actual chemistry between the two main characters, it could have been a lot better.

The one area where this book really excelled is with the banter between Zoe and Grant. Chris Cannon wrote some
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

3 Stars

Young Adult age-range: 13+ due to kissing.

The Boyfriend Bet is the second title in the Boyfriend Chronicles series. Its connection to Blackmail Boyfriend is via Jane- Zoe's cousin.

There was a lot to love in the Boyfriend Bet. It started out sassy, take-no-prisoners, with quirky characters from young adults to the grandparents. I appreciated the addition of two introverts, one young and one a parent, but not the implicat
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment*

**I received an eARC via NetGalley from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review**

My Entangled Teen obsession might start to become a problem. All of the books from their House are adorable and tell a story that I love reading. Don’t expect them all to be light, but The Boyfriend Bet had that wonderful quality.

Remember Nathan Scott from Season 1 of One Tree Hill? Grant Evertide was basically Nathan Scott from the first two episodes—the on
Sofia Lazaridou
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Zoe, this books heroine, is the reason I stopped reading YA books. I can't stand heroines like her. She was an immature drama queen who had so much potential at first but ruined everything in the process. She was trying to do something good like being mad at Grant, but her eyes were searching the room for him and he was making her melt. I don't like heroines who forget everything because a guy is hot. She should have gone and get rid of him, but nooooooooooo she was too weak to resist him. Girls ...more
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Original review can be found at
3.5 stars

** I received an advanced readers copy from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

The Boyfriend Bet is the second book in The Boyfriend Chronicles but it can be read as a stand alone. I did not have the opportunity to read the first book and in no way did it affect my enjoyment of this one.

This book tackled the ever confusing and complicated issue of high school dating. You know...where rumour
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you liked or loved Chris Cannon's Blackmail Boyfriend, then you'll like or love this one, too. While some of the tropes used in this book are different from those of her earlier romantic comedy, there are several similarities. First, while this book takes place about 45 minutes away from the setting of the previous book, it is in the same world. You'll even catch a glimpse of one of the main characters because she is Zoe Cain's cousin, and they hang out together.

In addition, like Haley and B
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copies, arcs
*Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
This was my first read by Chris Cannon and I enjoyed it a lot! This book follows Zoe and Grant as they experience high school while battling their different views on relationships.
Zoe is the type to speak her mind no matter what and can be impulsive at times. Usually, when a heroine is impulsive, I tend to roll my eyes at her a lot and ignore her but that wasn't the case here. I honestly can't remember the last time I enjoyed the hero
Aug 29, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish
~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

The Boyfriend Bet was the first book by Chris Cannon I've read. In fact before reading it I haven't even heard of Chris Cannon.

I was really excited when I started The Boyfriend Bet. The synopsis sounded promising and the first two-three chapters where actually interesting, but then I noticed how whiney both the main characters were. Zoe was constantly like He won't like me, because someone else is way prettier and Grant was whining a
Melinda Howard
*This book was received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

I really liked the premise of this book and was excited to read it. I was disappointed however because the main love interest Grant was a jerk who continually mistreated Zoe yet she continued to forgive him. He not only checked out another girl on their date but admitted he had not specified they were dating exclusively so he was free to date other people. Now I don't know about you but if a guy asked me out I would just assu
Genesis Reyes (Whispering Chapters)
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, earc
This review was originally posted on Latte Nights Reviews.

Zoe doesn't like being told what to do. When her brother, Jack, tells her she shouldn't even consider Grant as boyfriend material, she sets out to prove him wrong. Grant was immediately roped into Zoe's antics, which he totally didn't mind. Both of these characters were in for more than what they bargained for.

"Grant, do you have a girlfriend who would mind if you kissed me to piss off my brother?"
In answer, he leaned down and pressed his
Sep 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
I tried, I really did... But this is just crap

I'm not sure what agegroup she's targeting, but I'm thinking >12 years.

The story is about a couple from different classes in society with different goals and her brother hates him and....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sorry, I feel asleep typing that. Just figured I was describing all the other YA novels I had already reviewed.

The characters are boring as hell and the book feels like she had written both povs seperatedly then put them together hoping it wouldn't s
Lenore Kosinski
Aug 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley

3.5 stars -- I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

Well...huh... So I started this book and I was just thrilled!! I was LOVING it! I thought Zoe was so sassy and snarky, and I loved the bantering interplay between her and Grant. Honestly I was smiling and laughing all the time. I know Zoe was a bit dramatic, but honestly I just thought she had a bit of a temper and was a bit over the top. She and her
Right from the start this story is totally engaging and packed with laugh out loud moments! It has great characters and a very feisty female lead in Zoe Cain. Zoe is about to start at Wilton High School, which her older brother, Jack, already attends. The students there tend to be divided into two cliques according to their family background - the snobs or geeks and the hicks or farm kids. Zoe and her brother are in the latter group, they live on a farm with their mother and grandmother. Jack ha ...more
***I had to edit my review after reading the second book in the Boyfriend Chronicles Series from Chris Cannon. Now I'm definitely up to 5 stars again, because all my questions for the other characters in the book (besides the main characters) are now answered. Love that the story kind of continues with new main characters that were already introduced! ;)***

Chris Cannon is one of my current two favorite authors. (I only call them favorite when I've read all their books and loved them)

I really lik
Aug 17, 2016 rated it liked it
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free for an honest review. Thanks to NetGalley, Entangled Publishing, LLC, Entangled: Crush and Chris Cannon.)

Time isn’t as important as the people you spend it with.

It was a cute YA book. Even though I didn't love it as much as the first one, I still enjoyed it and laughed while reading it.

First of all, THANK YOU for bringing Nathan and Jane here, thank you so much, they were as cute as ever. I am glad that they were still together AND that Na
Soooo....this was the definition of an unhealthy relationship. And that's saying something coming from me since I also read romances with trigger warnings.

Zoe is a doormat manic pixie girl with violent tendencies that should come with a future stalker warning. Grant is a slimy arrogant douchebag who treats his date like shit more than once because other girls rate higher than her and gets offended when she doesn't trust him.

So problematic storyline right there. Wasn't a fan of the dialogue or th
Kelly Akemann
Aug 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love the book. I thought it would be a cheesy book about a silly bet just like all those teen movies from the 90s. But it had strong characters and a few twists and turns. It was sweet and a quick read. Well written and enjoyable. A great book to read on a hot night.

I was given this book to read and review from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Kate (VerbVixen)
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked it; not as much as the first book, but it was an extension of that story with a minor character overlap too. It was a good beach read. A simple but HEA rom com contemporary.
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Boyfriend Bet, Chris Cannon’s second contemporary romance, is a light, airy, funny read. I read it over the course of two evenings, and it was such a nice break from the heavier YA paranormal I usually read.

Zoe Cain is brash, somewhat unsteady, and very stubborn. So when her brother warns her away from Grant Evertide, Zoe does the only logical thing she can think of: she kisses him. Because, who wouldn’t, right? And of course she likes it because, again, who wouldn’t, right? What follows is
You guys! I have found my new favourite book and this is it! To prove to you how good it is, let me tell you this: I started it in the bath, and finished it before bed on the same night. I literally read it in two sittings, because I just couldn’t put it down. Very, very rarely does a book do that to me, but it did! And I loved every page, and more often than not I wanted to bash Zoe and Grant’s heads against one another because never before in the contemporary YA universe (seriously, I challeng ...more
A Leisure Moment

Remember Nathan Scott from Season 1 of One Tree Hill? Grant Evertide was basically Nathan Scott from the first two episodes—the one that flirted with all the girls, had some questionable choices, and dark hair and amazing eyes. I tried to figure out why I liked him so much from the beginning, even though he had the tendency to be a jerk, and that was why. I saw the redeemable side of him, so did Zoe Cain. Grant told half of the story, and being inside of his head, figuring out how he navigated t
Grant sets his sites on his nemesis's sister, Zoe, as a way to aggravate him. Zoe is his total opposite, but the more he gets to know her the more he finds himself liking her. Zoe is a sassy, impulsive girl who finds herself falling for Grant, despite the warnings her brother gives her about the kind of guy Grant is. Can Zoe and Grant find love when Grant's a player afraid of commitment and Zoe is looking for her own HEA?

I am so glad we got Grant's side of things. If we hadn't, I don't know that
Samantha Bilodeau
This was fun at times, and very appropriately YA Romance, but I had a hard time buying the relationship between Grant and Zoe. Zoe was a seriously melodramatic drama queen who went crazy over the smallest of things. At the beginning of this, I loved her confidence and sass, and the banter between her and Grant. But then, all of that confidence disappeared.

And Grant was great... until he just kept being annoyed and frustrated about Zoe wanting more. Usually, with this type of romance, the "I don'
Jordan Marie
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
***I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.***

I didn't read book #1 in the Boyfriend Chronicles, but I personally felt like book #2 could be read as a standalone book. From what I understand The Boyfriend Bet takes place in the same world as the first book in this series, but with new characters, which made it easy to follow.

Zoey Cain is a local girl who just transferred to the private high school in her area. She immediately meets Grant, who just happens to be h
Keanna (JustKey)
The Why:
Dentention, dinner, PDA & sassy grandmas to keep me turning the pages.

Zoe: Kissing her brother's rival wasn't something that she planned, but it seemed to get Grant's attention. With a short temper and a best friend who has her back, she's quire the sassy girl. Getting detention with Grant, she realizes that he's a jerk. But if she didn't jump to conclusions, a lot of things could've been avoided. But when she and Grant tried to patch things again & again; I just wanted them
Suba Wijesinghe
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
5 Star Rating
"An Advanced Review Copy Provided by the Publisher Through NetGalley in Exchange for an Honest Review."

A Sweet little love story with unpredictable plot movements!
This is the first time I read Chris Cannon's book; I'm really glad to found out this novella as very enjoyable and more adorable one. This cute love story guided me to be a fan of Chris Canon's forever, without hesitant. And I believed the most significant thing in the story was author's clever and skillful way of
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you want a quick and adorable read - this is it.
Set in high school, Grant and Zoe start a relationship that will knock you off your chair laughing.

Perfect for teens who want to have a good laugh because it was hilarious , from the grandmother to the extra characters- there was never a dull moment.

I am looking forward to the next installment, hopefully it is Aidan, Dalia and Zoe's brother in that next book. ;)
Sep 05, 2016 rated it liked it
3 Stars

All the back and forth between the couple was super annoying. I don't think they got together until 94% because Grant didn't want to commit...And the bet wasn't even a big part in the plot at all.
Kristiana S
Oct 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, romance-rc-2016
Dibaca untuk Romance RC 2016
Tema : School's Day

I like the idea of the Art of Tea. A place that Zoe and friends use to hang out.
And i like Food Class that Zoe and Grant take.

Hmm.. buku selanjutnya, tentang Aiden dan Delia mungkin ya? Atau Delia dan Jack?
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Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series, the Crossroads Chronicles, the Boyfriend Chronicles, and the Dating Dilemma series. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.
She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or roman

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