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Hot British Boyfriend

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  69 reviews
After a horrifying public rejection by her crush, Ellie Nichols does what any girl would do: she flees the country. To be more precise, she joins her high school’s study abroad trip to England. While most of her classmates are there to take honors courses and pad their college applications, Ellie is on a quest to rebuild her reputation and self-confidence. And nothing is m ...more
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Expected publication: February 9th 2021 by HarperTeen
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    Hot British Boyfriend

    Release date: Feb 09, 2021
    After a horrifying public rejection by her crush, Ellie Nichols does what any girl would do: she flees the country with the hopes of finding love, and ...more

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    Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Okay as a Brit, I'm here to say that Hot British Boys are generally a myth (I'm sorry, I wish it wasn't so). They are 100% better in fiction than in reality (literally going to the pub is not like in the movies ;-;) but because this is a book after all . . . we can dream ...more
    rayne ♥ [ IG: rayne.reads ]
    This book is irredeemable.

    It was boring, bland, and everything I don't want in a book. The writing style was so amateur it did not read like a published book and the characters were not developed, they were just given names and bodies and the reader is magically supposed to like them even though they are not memorable. The main character ONLY thinks about boys. BOYS BOYS BOYS. That's all that runs through her mind and it was so bothersome to read. This book was repetitive and brought nothing ne
    Aug 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
    I too would like a hot british boyfriend please...

    I didn't get a hot british boyfriend but I did get an ARC so i'll settle for that
    Lia Carstairs
    I saw British and the name 'Will' and thought of the Will Herondale.

    I need this.
    Lindsay (pawsomereads)
    um this sounds absolutely adorable and THE COVER!!! Too cute, I can't stand it ...more
    Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Reading Hot British Boyfriend is like injecting pure joy directly into your veins. This is a sweet, swoony book about finding love and, more importantly, yourself. Perfect for fans of Anna and the French Kiss!
    Jun 23, 2020 marked it as to-read
    Shelves: 2021-releases
    June 23, 2020: This cover is TOO cute. Too cute.
    Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: edelweiss
    What a cute YA romance. The setting was amazing. What a charming book!

    Hot British Boyfriend is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance. The narrator is high school student Ellie/Elle (1st person POV).

    The story starts in Washington, DC. Something happens to Ellie that changes things in her life.

    Her school is doing a study abroad trip to England. But it's only for honor students.

    There was so much to like about this book. I just loved the friend group that Ellie made (Dev, Sage and Huan). And the whole
    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via Edelweiss. This in no way impacted on my view.

    After embarrassing herself in epic proportions at her crush's birthday party, Ellie Nichols will do anything to get away from the whole incident, and forget that the person she thought was her friend, is now dating the guy she fancied. Because Crystal dropped out of the prestigious study abroad trip to England, there's a free space, and she begs her mam to let her join up. Okay, the trip is rea
    Rachel Solomon
    Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Adorable! Loved the whole friend group, especially Sage.
    Dec 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
    Unfortunately had to DNF this one. Going into it, I was so excited because I was in the mood to read something like this. But the writing was almost middle-grade level, and the characters have absolutely NO DEPTH. It isn't worth anyone's time. ...more
    Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    *I received an e-arc from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

    This was such an adorable, fluffy story! I truly enjoyed this book. Travel, England, tea and scones, fairy gardens, shopping, and hot British boys? Yes, please!

    Ellie has an awful public rejection by the boy she’s been crushing on, and it gets posted to Instagram for the whole world to see. She feels utterly humiliated, and doesn’t know how she’s going to face everyone at school. She finds out that there’s a la
    Jan 15, 2021 rated it liked it
    Shelves: 2021-releases, arcs
    Trigger warnings: (view spoiler)
    Diversity: Indian-American main character, gay main character.

    It's like a 3,5 stars. I'm a bit conflicted about that one. Like I expected from the synopsis, I found this entertaining and fun and very rom-com, so no disappointment there. I enjoyed the travel and friendships in this book, but I expected a bit more from the main character, she felt a little superficial to me for most of the book, unfortunately
    The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
    DNF @ 50%

    I was so excited for this one, so it hurts me to have to DNF it. The characters are all so bland and there’s not enough character development to keep me interested. Will is literally just a hot British boyfriend--that’s it. I also don’t like Ellie enough to care about how she might learn from her mistakes later on in the book. This book feels very MG to me, and I just wish there was more depth to it. Unfortunately, this one is a miss for me.
    Ms. Yingling
    Nov 23, 2020 rated it liked it
    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus

    Ellie lives in Washington D.C. and attends an elite school, even though the tuition is a stretch for her single mother. She and her friend Crystal work at a smoothie shop, and Ellie is super excited to be going to the birthday party of Andy, a schoolmate and customer on whom she has a big crush. She thinks that he feels the same way, so when he starts a big announcement, she assumes it is directed at her. She is wrong, and the resultant social fallout is cruel. Th
    Kera (featherboundbooks)
    Hot British Boyfriend is the story of what happens when the love you are looking for and the love that is looking for you crash into you at the same time. And it is adorable!

    Ellie endures an extremely embarrassing public rejection at a party that is caught on film. Not only is that video circulating, but the boy she is crushing on and the friend she thought to be there for her are now posting cute couple photos. It is enough to make Ellie fly to Europe. Considering this girl she thought was her
    Zaynah Aboobaker
    Dec 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Thank you to Harper360YA and Edelweiss for the advanced digital copy!

    Before doing anything else I just think that Will...😍Ok hear me out, he loves cricket (my all time favourite sport to follow I'm obsessed), he went to Harrow (I live near there), and his dad wanted him to go to UCL (I studied there)!

    Soo to get into the review, this book came at the perfect time for me. I'm in the middle of reading an epic fantasy series, and a cute YA rom-com was exactly what I needed for a bit of a change!

    Alexis (The Book Democracy)
    Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
    4/5 Stars

    ** I received this as an E-ARC from Edelweiss plus and the publisher in exchange for my honest review, Thank you!**

    I had a blast reading this book. It was fun, adventurous, and included travel! Now I will say the adult part of me wanted to caution some of the decisions of the main characters, but my teen self was was cheering her on. I had to laugh at how our main character is in love with the British accent because... well same. The beginning of the book did Kinda give me second-hand
    Samantha (WLABB)
    Jan 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    This really called to the fluffy reader in me. It started off with a big OTT teen rom-com moment, which had me feeling quite empathetic towards Ellie. I know the book was called HOT BRITISH BOYFRIEND, but it was friendships she developed abroad which really won my heart.

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    *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

    Oct 20, 2020 rated it liked it
    3/5 stars!

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and HarperTeen for sending me an A-ARC for an honest review.

    I was super excited to read this book. The synopsis sounded so cute, and I always love a good YA Contemporary Romance. I did end up liking this book, especially the last half of the book, but I didn't really love it. I didn't love our main character, Ellie, but I did like seeing her grow as a person throughout the book. I also really enjoyed all of the side characters in this book and the romanc
    Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: own, arc
    Ellie goes to a party certain that her crush is going to ask her out. She's so certain that she runs right into his arms as he's making his declaration. His declaration that he wants Ellie's friend to go out with him. Not only that, but Ellie's humiliation is preserved on video for everyone to relive, over and over again. But when Ellie's friend decided to forgo her study abroad program for her new boyfriend, Ellie and her mom manage to get Ellie into the vacant position and before she knows it, ...more
    Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: 2020, romance, ya
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the Publisher for the copy of Hot British Boyfriend .

    I really really liked this book. The love story was unbearably sweet and I suddenly wish I could just go to the English country side to study for a bit.

    Ellie is a lovely character. I didn't immediately connect with her and I am pretty sure I would not be friends with her would I know her IRL, but the more I learned about her the more endearing she became. The fact that Ellie has a bit of an unusual hobby and can be
    Carrie Allen
    Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    Travel romance! Ellie gets to spend a semester at a gorgeous English manor-turned-school, tour all the London sights, have a mouth-watering fancy tea, and of course, fall for a Hot British Boy with a sexy accent (I'm jealous on all accounts!) This book is DELIGHTFUL. The kind of delightful that deserves tea and scones and a cozy blanket and a day off to properly enjoy. Perfect for fans of Kasie West and Stephanie Perkins and all things British and royal. ...more
    Sweet, contemporary YA romance, add and extra star if you love all things British. LGBTQIA+ and multicultural characters add contemporary verisimilitude to this HS study abroad to escape a bad situation romance. Perfect for grade 7 and up. A refreshing, fun read.
    Cameron Lund
    May 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
    **grabby hands**

    is it 2021 yet?
    Kirsten Pullen
    Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
    I read this as a Netgalley ARC. YA isn't usually my jam (unless I'm reading with my teen), but this was a super fun read with strong characters and personal growth.

    When I was a teenager in the 1980s, one of my favorite books was Beverly Cleary's The Luckiest Girl, written in 1958. Shelly spent a semester in California, made new friends, gained confidence in her intelligence, visited new place and tried new foods, dated the popular boy, and eventually realized the smart one was "the boy she came
    Aug 29, 2020 added it
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    From the title, this book made me a bit wary. It sounded like it'd be the kind of cheesy that would lean towards cringey for me. But, the cover and synopsis completely changed my thought process. The cover is ADORABLE. It's brilliantly smart. The characters hanging out on a teacup? Amazing. Plus, the synopsis made it sound hilarious and adorable. A girl flees the country, for a travel abroad program, to escape her embarrassment and hopefully find comfort in the arms of a British bo
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    The title 'Hot British Boyfriend' is your best indicator of what you will find here: girl obsessed with boys, harmless romances, somewhat simplified relationships and friendships, and some travel thrown in. No, it's not inventive and certainly not very deep. So yes, it's a Twinkie - sweet but not very satisfying. Something you can read and then promptly forget afterwards. But there is an appeal in that as well.

    Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    What a delight! This book spoke to me as both an educator of young adults and to a former version of myself who came back for a while as I read.

    My students are the same age as the first-person narrator Ellie, dual credit college-bound seniors. Boyce realistically captures the three states of being in that age. Many of the supporting characters who study abroad with the narrator are the driven young adults who already know who they are and have A PLAN. Most of the narrator's friends when we firs
    Starr ❇✌❇
    I received an ARC from Edelweiss

    Coming to a new school can be rough... especially when the only friend you've made winds up ditching you after you make a terrible, mortifying mistake and basically become a social pariah. Then it's really rough. Leaving the country might be dramatic, but it's also probably the best chance Ellie has to escape the ridicule and the complete horror of having to see her ex-friend and her ex-crush together. Now Ellie is allowed to be El- older, more worldly, and datin
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    Kristy Boyce lives in Columbus, OH and teaches psychology as a senior lecturer at The Ohio State University.

    When she’s not spending time with her husband and son, she’s usually writing, reading, putting together fairy gardens, or watching happy reality TV (The Great British Bake-Off and So You Think You Can Dance are perennial favorites).

    Kristy is the social media coordinator for Central and Sou

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