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The Boyfriend Agreement

(St. Mary's Academy #1)

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  498 ratings  ·  86 reviews

Bella French is a high school junior with sky-high grades and a non-existent social calendar. So, when Jake Winstead, the most gorgeous, wealthy, and popular guy in school asks her to be his fake girlfriend, she makes a bold choice. She says, yes.

Now this wallflower is going from invisible to trending.

There's just one prob
Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published September 19th 2017 (first published 2017)
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This was bizzare reading experience. Half of this didn´t make any sense, what kind of high school has russian drug lords. Author should have stuck to making it a simple high school love story instead of trying (and failing) to mix genere...
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Frustrating Heroine on Misguided Journey of Self-Delusion

*This review contains mild SPOILERS*

So to begin, I had great hopes for this book- I love retellings of Beauty & the Beast, and was looking forward to this very different version of the story.

I found this book very frustrating to read, and almost gave up on the book several times because Bella is characterized SO differently from what you would expect from Belle.

To me, Belle has a few qualities that define her character in every retelling.
Jessica Mitchell
The Boyfriend Agreement
Seven Steps

Ever wonder the things that teenagers will go through to get to the popular status? Here's your answer. This book is chock full of drama, romance, suspense, lies and more. Welcome to the world that is Bella French's.

Bella French average invisible teenager going through life of a nobody at school. Yes she has friends, popular no she is not. The mean girls of the school make time to let her that all the time. She may be a nerd on most things and likes to thrift sh
Fake boyfriends are hard work.

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Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Easy to binge read, it’s addictive
Debbie Briggs
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the story. I liked the characters. Cole was a favorite of mine from the beginning. I enjoyed the that the plot was more than just a 'popularity' versus 'non-popularity' theme. Bella did get on my nerves a few times and I had to remind myself that she is a teen girl who lost her mother at a hard age. She did finally change her ways and I was so glad. I liked her 2 best friends and think they keep her a little grounded. Their names remind me of Disney princesses; Bella, Ariel, and Jasmine. ...more
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really like reading about HS romances because they are usually quick reads. That said this book is no exception. What I really liked about this book is that it is not your typical story where the popular guy falls for the lonely girl and they are together forever. It was nice to read a HS story with a twist. It is a definite recommend

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Annie Fitzgerald
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting retelling of beauty and the beast. The only thing I didn’t really care for was the fact that Cole’s brother was more beastly than he was, kind of makes it beauty and the beasts brother.
DarkRaven Reviews
This book made me laugh and cry. It was full of passion, drama, mystery, suspense and so much more. One of the best books I have ever read. Period! I cannot wait to read more!!!
Doris Ware
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was really good.
It was different than other books like it.
Bianca Souza
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
I like the narrator, but the story per se is predictable and sometimes I got really annoyed with the main female characterter.
Lily Cooper
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
1. Love the cover.
2. I need a Cole in my life.
3. I loved the drama.
4. I need the friendship fights to be resolved.
5. I need the next book pronto.
Beth Rodgers
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
'The Boyfriend Agreement' by Seven Steps is definitely a hard one to put down! With a mix of romance, intrigue, and even some violent streaks mixed in, this novel is chock full of page-turning goodness. The author also uses plenty of Disney parallels that keep readers thinking and lends a light feeling to the book even when the themes seem darker than necessary.

Main character Bella French doesn't know it, but she is in love. The problem is that she's falling for the wrong brother. Jake Winsted s
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I liked some of the characters but Bella kinda annoyed me sometimes with her actions. I stayed up late and read this book in about a day. It was a fast read and at some points I couldn't put it down then other times I was getting frustrated that I probably should have walked away from it. Bella annoyed me sometimes when she thought she was doing right by her friends and her father but should have talked to them from the beginning. She se ...more
Adriana Haller
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was a very good book. Possibly one of my recent favorites, but it is a little far fetched.
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, when I was young over 20 years ago we didn’t have Netflix nor where there are already DVDs. We had a big video recorder, and some of those big black videotapes which were quite expensive. Which meant that we just had a few of the Disney movies, beauty and the beast was not one of them. The only time I actually saw the movie was when it was on TV, which didn’t happen a lot. So my memories of the actual story are a bit vague, I think that was why I really liked reading this book. I always love ...more
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, humorous, crime, ya
“The Boyfriend Agreement” the first book in the St. Mary’s Academy series mixes romance and humor with a dash of crime, and begins when Bella French an invisible, nerdy student who fantasizes about being popular and dating the hottest boy in school gets her wish when she makes a deal with Jake Winsted. In return for being his girlfriend for two weeks to make his ex-girlfriend Dana Rich jealous Bella will not only become popular and have a voice in the school but Jake agrees to her kissing restri ...more
Donna Midgley
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing young adult book. I really liked Bella. She was funny occasionally as well as really smart. It was a shame to see her being invisible through high school and of course she would do anything to become popular. Cole is a really great character and i really liked his brooding nature from the start. It was amazingly written and one i couldn't get enough of. ...more
Feb 18, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

The book was quite qood in some areas - namely character development for Bella and a cute romance. BUT I struggled with the authors depiction of popularity, the insistence of the main character to stay with Jake for completely misguided reasons (I can definitely understand the proud, self centered teenager who thinks they can be independently, but it many cases the authors reasoning was unsatisfactory), and the unsatisfactory ending in regards to the non-romantic plot.
This is the first book I have ever read by seven steps, and after reading more into the book, a bright light finally clicked on that the characters are inspired by Disney. I actually saw this recommendation on Booksprout, so I was not aware that these series are Disney inspired, so after I was done laughing at myself, I actually enjoyed reading her inspirations/characteristics of Disney.
So I'm moving on now... The main character is Bella who attends a prestigious high school, and is invisible
Astrid Rudloff
I voluntarily review an ARC.
I had high hopes for this book and actually liked most parts of the story. All characters of this YA romance are reliable. But sadly not the heroine. She is very intelligent, but keeps doing stupid things. She's a very honest person and keeps lying. At times Bella is very unsure of herself, than she stands up against others.
This is not a Belle of a retelling, the story is too far from the original.
I didn't like the continued grammatical errors, this book is in need o
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
DISCLAIMER: I received a free e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own! :D

This was a seriously wild ride of a book. It started off as a sort of rom-com with a bit of angst thrown in, but quickly veered into much more serious territory. I couldn't stop reading once it really got going!

The main character did annoy me sometimes with certain decisions she made, even though her heart was truly in the right place. The book also ended on a bit more of a
-'The girl who wanted so badly for everyone else to accept her that she forgot about her own happiness.'-
-'I knew who I was now. I was a strong, loving woman who no longer cared if other people accepted me. I accepted myself. I was a girl who would fight for herself and the ones I loved, even if it cost me everything. I was a girl who loved a boy and who hoped that, one day, he would forgive me enough to love me back. I was my mother’s daughter. If she saw me now, I knew that she would be proud
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She is a wallflower and she has great grades but no social life. Then he asks her to his pretend girlfriend and she does it. One problem is his twin who she hates. She ends up being paired with them for a project. Now she is torn. What is she going to do? How is she going to choose between them? See what she will do

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I remember liking this one enough to want to read more in the series. It was good but it moved too slow. And I found her too stubborn for my tastes. She wanted the popularity too much and was willing to go almost irredeemable to keep it. She just didn’t evolve enough for me to really want her to succeed.

And while I felt Cole was too mean, I wanted him to succeed more than Bella. But the way he was written, pretending to dislike her but really looking out f
Amanda Lindsey Bursting Bookshelf Blog
I loved this book! I loved that characters from other books are hinted at and the princess names and hints of their lives are in the pages. Such a great story and plot. Popularity and high school are so overrated and especially at an ivy league private school. Who knew that a boyfriend agreement would take so many life changing turns for many involved including the main character Bella. A simple thing had so many rules and disastrous complications. I loved Cole. He was my face character. Bella's ...more
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While there are parts that make you laugh, there are also parts that are tear worthy as well. The story moved along and kept me engaged (I would sit down to read for a few minutes, look up and it was an hour later!). As an adult, I enjoyed it, but I really wouldn't recommend it for a younger teen. There are some pretty heavy topics covered, which fit in perfectly well with the story, but a less mature teen would probably not enjoy it. I liked the little nod to Disney the author had (Ariel being ...more
Linda Buzard-Moffitt
Bella French will do almost anything to be Jake Winsted's Girl and to be popular. Now she's been given that opportunity and also the chance to help out one of her Bestie's Ariel. It didn't work out as planned but now she's stuck, lest she hurt Ariel. Will she become invisible all over again?
I was given an ARC to read that was NOT PROOFED a final time yet. I was not compensated or persuaded to give a review, let alone a positive one.
Janet Graham
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be Careful What You Ask For – You Just Might Get It!
This is a very good teen romance mixed with humor, crime and the woes of popularity. The plot is very interesting and well performed. The characters and their interactions seemed very realistic and true. There is a nice examination of the good and evil in people and the angst we all go through as we travel the teen years. I received a free copy of this book and voluntarily chose to share my honest review.
The Boyfriend Agreement (A St. Mary’s Academy Novel) by Seven Steps

If you enjoy seeing life through a teenager, then this story may be for you. It was just okay for me. Too many things going on. I felt the story was too long. It just didn’t keep my attention.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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