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The Boyfriend Bid

(The Girlfriend Request #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Sarah Campbell’s never bid in her high school's charity auction to win a date with one of the school's hottest guys. And she’s certainly not going to start now––when she’s still hurting over a bad breakup. The absolute last thing she’d ever do is bid on Mr. Ego himself, Chance DuPont.

Chance just wanted to help out a worthy cause, not get roped into not one but
ebook, 236 pages
Published April 8th 2019 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Crush)
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Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
The boyfriend bid is an enjoyable easy read. It’s cliche but I liked it all the same.

Chance is a misunderstand jock. He’s popular but still has insecurities. He’s a nice guy.

Sarah is a girl with a broken heart. Her last bf was a jerk and she isn’t looking for a replacement. Her friends want her to get over her ex and take her out to the bidding auction. They have the intention of finding her a safe date.

The dating bid gives Sarah and Chance 6 weeks to get to know each other.

This i
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**The Boyfriend Bid is a young adult contemporary romance by author Jodie Andrefski. The Boyfriend Bid was a really cute romance story from Engalanged Teen's Crush line. I am always happy to pick up a new book by their crush imprint because I always know what I can trust to get out of the story. I always know it is going to be a super cute romance, with great characters and a healthy dose of heart, mostly done in a high school setting. And The B ...more
May 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book.

I was in the mood for something fluffy, and this fit the bill. It probably fits the bill a little too well, because it is over the top cliched and just a little too sweet. Sweet enough it makes my teeth hurt. There is no real barriers or angst to this; anything that seems like an obstacle is bowled away all too quickly for any real problem to arise. If it isn't, then it's forgotten about (Like Sarah's charity work
Susan's Reviews
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was an enjoyable Young Adult read.. Sarah's friends pool their funds to bid on a date with the popular new soccer star at their high school, Chance Dupont.. Sarah, who is of half Italian and African American ancestry, recently broke up with her long time boyfriend after she caught him cheating. Sarah decides to concentrate on her grades, so she can qualify for a scholarship for co
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, read-in-2019
What’s this book about you ask?
It’s about a girl and a boy who are pushed together by their schools “boyfriend bid” which makes them go on 6 dates together, even though that’s the last thing either of them want to do. It’s a story about high school love and all the complications that come with it.

They start off on the wrong foot after an incident involving a car and immediately were weird around each other which I didn’t entirely understand since one person in this pairing in particular could’ve
*I received a free copy of this ebook from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

I'm sorry, but it's maybe 2.5 stars.

The description of this book sounded like something I would like, but there were other elements of the story that bothered me so much I just couldn't get past them to enjoy it more. I started venting in my Notes app while I read, so I'll probably share some of those thoughts in a bit.

Chance and Sarah were fine characters--both likable
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really liked the story of Chase and Sarah. The writing was good. It was my first book by this author but won't be my last.
Mar 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fun-reads, arc
The concept of this book was cute; role reversal on dating bids, but at a high school level for cancer awareness. The plot is a-typical. Sarah is hurt and burdened by an old boyfriend and Chase is too similar at first for her to separate them. Romance that was never supposed to be romance and a couple who is hiding their feelings from each other in a way that may damage their future relationship.

The characters are well put together with back stories that help to understand their potential growt
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: cancer
My full review can be found on the Epilie Aspie Chick blog

Thank you to Entangled Publishing for providing the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is a rapid read at less than two hundred pages, but if you try to keep your reality meter in check - it is highly enjoyable. Sarah is relatable with the breakup and even the friends putting her up for a date makes sense. However, dating your ex's new teammate can make things awkward (and bring up sensitive feelings). Chase's reac
Seema Rao
Mar 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Adorable ~ Mellow ~ Sweet

tl:dr: Bidding can be the path to love unbidden.

Sweet New Adult/ YA Romance with a multi-ethnic girl, Sarah, and school athlete, Chance, thrown together in service of charity. Many of the tropes are familiar (girl dealing with parent's divorce & connecting due to the charity auction), but I found this short book charming. Mostly, it was because the characters were well-developed, and neither fell into easy stereotypes. This book is ideal for someone look
Colleen's Conclusions
The plot of The Boyfriend Bid gave me serious One Tree Hill vibes, which I loved. One of my favorite episodes in that show is when the basketball team on there has an auction for the team and I just love the whole thing so that was what drew me in. This book had soccer players instead and there was a unique spin and someone ended up winning 6 weeks of dates with the main guy character.

I thought the majority of the book was cute, though I admit I wasn’t as hooked as I thought it was.
Courtney Payne
Apr 25, 2019 rated it liked it
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This was a very sweet and simple story that had me rooting for the main characters Sarah and Chance from the very beginning.
Lissa Hawley
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Boyfriend Bid by Jodie Andrefski is the 2nd book in the Girlfriend Request Book young adult romance series, which I really enjoyed. Sarah Campbell is recovering from her bad breakup when her two girlfriends bid on a date for her. The high school had a charity auction, and Sarah won Chance DuPont. Sarah doesn't like Chance, but she now has 6 dates with him, and the dates will be filmed. I really enjoyed this young adult sweet romance book. I love this genre, there is something so innocent abo ...more
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-reads
I mean, who isn't a sucker for a (cheesy, yes, cliched too - but in the best possible way), fantastic and sweet novel about two teenagers stuck together to raise money for charity...I mean, even if it's not the most realistic situation ever (especially given the whole "under public scrutiny because every date is filmed" thing). But ultimately, it comes down to what are you looking to get out of a book like this? What generally, I'm looking for, is something that makes me feel warm and happy insi ...more
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
Every year the school holds a charity auction where the female students get to bid on a date with one of the hottest male students. When Sarah's friends make a bid on her behalf, she wins six weeks worth of dates with Chance. Neither Sarah or Chance wanted this, but they try to make the best of the situation. When the school blog wants to follow Sarah and Chance on their dates and write articles about them, Sarah and Chance decide to fake a relationship to really give them something to write abo ...more
Apr 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, ya-na, contemporary
The Boyfriend Bid is a cute, quick read that only requires a teensy bit of suspension of belief (would grown adults really think a last-minute raffle of a high schooler to a bunch of his peers for a prize of six dates with him is a good idea? How many of those peers would really have $300 left at the end of a charity raffle? And the reality TV/blog aspect of it? Don't get me started...) but their cause is good--though I would have liked to have seen it played up more--the characters are fun, and many of ...more
Jennifer Shanahan
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-giveaways
Super cute love story between Sarah and Chance who meet accidentally first when she rear ends him in the parking lot of their school where they do not hit it off. Sarah has recently broken up with her long time boyfriend and is not interested in dating anyone specifically a soccer player, which Chance happens to be. Then one of her friends enters her in a school bachelor auction to benefit pediatric cancer research, and Sarah wins 6 weeks of dates with Chance. Someone at the school paper has the ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a quick enjoyable read by a new author for me who I would read again. Her characters were engaging and fun and quirky.
Having teens around our house very true to life. Totally something I could see a group of my daughter’s drama friends doing for her.
It had the things you would expect to find. Sarah dealing with parents and family issues. Yet, her dealings with being thoughtful, that money issues with the divorce was hard on her mom, and she was grateful, is a nice thing to h
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a quick and enjoyable read. First time reading a book by Jodie Andrefski and I really enjoyed it. Finished it in a couple of hours.

Sarah is half Italian and half African American. She has had her heart broken. So naturally she has some trust issues. Chance is a popular jock. The soccer star. He has a difficult relationship with his father. He's also really kind and caring.

Sarah's friends end up bidding on Chance for Sarah to date at a bidding auction. But in order for the soccer tea
Joy D. Fanning
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the first things that stood out to me when I started reading this book was how the chapters changed the point of view/character. One chapter would be from Sarah's perspective and the next was from Chance's. I loved this approach as often times in romance stories you only learn/see the romance from one side of the partnership.

Sarah and Chance are both great leading characters and I felt drawn to them both quickly. More Chance than Sarah actually. This story brought me back to high school
Sophia B
Apr 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Was it cheesy? yes, Did I fall for the characters anyway? kinda ;)
This was a cute idea for a YA romance- an auction where you bid on a guy to date, friends sign you up without your knowledge and you win a guy you think you despise- go!
I think it had more potential in theory than was actually executed though.
It was pretty one dimensional with only one story thread holding the whole novel together. The chemistry build up was there but needed more details/depth to the characters.
Melena Torretta
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley-arcs
A sweet story about falling in love with someone you don't expect.

Sarah didn't bid on a date with Chance but she still ended up winning. Chance had just wanted to participate because the auction supported a good cause.

I liked the set up for this story, and while I enjoyed it, the characters and plot just didn't hook me. I think I just didn't see the evolution of their feelings very well from crush to both saying - internally at least- that they were in love.

Ash Sri
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

After reading a large amount of historical fiction and high fantasy novels, I was looking for a fluffy, contemporary read to calm my feels. That was when I noticed I had this ARC waiting for me and I found it to be the perfect opportunity to dive into it! While I will say it was not the most well written novel with fleshed out characters, it was definitely a cute read! If you are looking for a short, adorable and
Sara Oxton
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Boyfriend Bid by Jodie Andrefski a five-star read you would bid on. This was such a great story, my first by this author and I hope not my last, it was sweet and romantic wit twists to keep you interested, there was a drama running along side and that was great, but it didn’t detract from the great story. Sarah Campbell was a great character and one you could get with, you can imagine her heading down the corridor and hammering nails. I love the way the author describes the minor details mak ...more
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sarah and Chance were very likable, especially Chance. I liked the fact that they volunteered and seemed to be well adjusted teens. Story was cute and the dates were great. Now the reason for the 4 star. I hated how the team (Josh, Hannah, Elle) following them for the blog treated them. I must say I hate reality shows like this where drama is put in for the sake of drama. Telling them their dates were boring and to show more "love". was a turn off for me especially dealing with teens. It would h ...more
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a fun and quick read, but I can't say that it impressed me much. I think that the same scenario would honestly work better in an adult book.

The characters weren't very fleshed out and the romance moved in a weird pace. It seemed insta-lovey and then, maybe in an attempt to make it look not as such, they decided that they didn't want a relationship.

It was a book that was, in my opinion, just fine. If you'd like a quick and sweet read, go ahead!
Emma Kiely
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I want to thank Netgalley for providing me an Arc of this book in exchange for my honest review.

I honestly loved this book.
When I read the synopsis for this book I was immediately intrigued.
I loved the writing I felt like it flowed well.
I also loved the characters but chance has to be my favourite.
Overall it was a feel good book which I loved and I would have to give it 4 stars.
Chloe DeVillars
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy! I loved this book so much!! It is such a quick easy read, which is something I am ALWAYS in the mood to read. This book reminded me how much I love YA contemporary/romance! I loved the characters, I loved the writing, some might not like that the book is predictable but who cares?!
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I've been passionate about reading since I was a little girl, which lead to a love of writing. I write YA--especially if it involves at least some kissing.

I have my B.S. in Secondary Education-English from Penn State University, and am also pursuing my M.S. in Mental Health Counseling.

I live and write in New Bern, North Carolina.

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