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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  8,706 ratings  ·  696 reviews
After an endless string of bad dates and a generally pathetic love life, Grace Park and her friends decide to boycott men for six weeks. With a fantastic pair of shoes on the line for the woman who makes it to the end without breaking any rules, the competition gets fierce. Sparks fly a few days into the bet when Grace and her friends cross paths with a sexy bartender name ...more
Paperback, 422 pages
Published February 16th 2010 by Omnific Publishing (first published January 1st 2010)
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What I LOVED about this book:
1. The humor & antics
2. NO love triangles
3. No female angst
4. No drama to keep the 3 couples apart
5. The couples were able to get to know each other in real situations with out something messing it up
6. The couples didn't try to fight the attraction and/or push each other away
7. MOST IMPORTANTLY this book made me LAUGH and LAUGH and LAUGH and no crying whatsoever was involved

I couldn't put this book down, nor did I want to. Even when I tried to put it down for my b
This was really bad. Really, really bad. With the high rating, I thought it might be a cute book I could flip through easily. Wrong.

First off, this is badly written. I kept thinking this must have been some kind of fanfic that got published because somebody was being nice the day this landed on their desk. Everything was just so sappy and unrealistic.

Did the characters even have any faults? Every person is described as perfect: chiseled abs, amazing body, the opposite sex constantly hitting on
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
I absolutely LOVED this book. There was nothing not to love.

One of the best books I've read so far!

Oh My God, How much I've laughed and laughed and laugh is something!
I literally had a tummy ache and tears rolling down my face by the amount I laughed while reading this brilliant book!

I can thank Jenn M enough for recommending this book to me! Boy was is bloody brilliant!

What I loved about the book was there was no irritating drama! No weird love triangles between the 3girls and the 3guys!

Loved h
Angela Bee Bee
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This is what happens when 13 year-olds are allowed to drink! It's a bit juvenille. Well, it's infantile, but it's all in fun. This is definitely a YA book. Very young.

It reminded me a little of Hanna Montana meets Sex and the City. If you like inuendo and blue balls, this might do it for you. Lots of tension and near misses. Way too many perfect coincidences for my taste.

The first half was so painful for me, but I kept reading based on the rev
Kellie Maddox-Ward
If you are looking for a fun happy read look no further!

Grace, Meg and Bianca (all 24) have been best friends for 4 years after meeting at College. They even live together. They are all unique with different personality’s. . Their relationship was tight and you felt the love they have for each other, more like sisters than friends. They are also freakin hilarious! They were successful in their professional lives but not in their love life’s. After another tragic date the girls save Grace from t
Elena R a.k.a. Lunies R
Fun and Snarky!

This novel had me by my strings! It was loads of laughs, humorous and downright awesome!

Let the games begin!

Grace,Meg,and Bianca, met in college and have known each other for four years and now are the best of friends, they're so close you could consider them sisters. I loved them to pieces! Their characters were snarky,full of enthusiasm and so much fun. The novel starts off with the girls going on lame dates and not finding the right man who aren't what the girls would call
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !!

This was a really cute and fun story... one of those thats so sweet it will give you a toothache ....There is NO ANGST, NO DRAMA, NO SADNESS, NO MISUNDERSTANDINGS, NO EX'S. There is however LOTS OF SWEETNESS, LOTS OF FUNNY MOMENTS, LOTS OF SEXUAL TENSION, LOTS OF HAPPINESS, LOTS OF WITTY DIALOG, and a SWEET HEA! There was ALMOST no sex too.... that didnt come until the very end :( but it fit the story due to a bet the girls had going on. I really enjoyed this
Nina Ardianti
Dec 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult-romance
I've barely given one star to a book.
But I just can't help for this one.

The reason why I started reading this book is because, you know in Goodreads there is a section 'People who like this book also like...' (the column on the right side. See that? Nah.) When I finished Wallbanger and had written the review, I peeked at the right column, saw this book, clicked the title and WHOAAA..!! Its rating is four point something. This must be good!

The first pages were really okay. Funny and hilarious.
Jan 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Charlotte York, and other people who would write "I believe in love" in lipstick on their mirror
I know, like, 50 Koreans and 3 of them are named Grace Park. Seriously. So when I read the summary of this book, I got super excited. An Asian-American lead! In a book that has nothing to do with Kim Jong-Il, the Korean War, or karate! Well, you know what they say about people who assume.

No, no, there's no mention of the Dear Leader, the war, or ninjas -- but there's no mention of any Asians either. Grace Park could easily be Grace Smith and the author wouldn't have to change anything in the sto
Jan 06, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Do people give this book 5 stars because they don't want to hurt someone's feelings? Either that, or all of the readers are 14 and this is the life they dream about. The entire premise is based on which girl can avoid a date/sex with some guy they met less than a month ago. No...really. That's the big bet. The prize is a pair of shoes. A nice pair of shoes, but shoes nonetheless. Really? The down times (between all the sexual angst and frat boy hijinks) are spent sharing intimate details (usuall ...more
Erin VandenBerg
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
The writing and plot were absolutely dreadful. I felt as if I was reading a junior high schooler's novel and there was no bond between the story and author. It seemed as if she just threw up her thoughts on paper and didn't put time and care into making it presentable. The plot was ridiculously impossible, and I literally laughed at the absurdity of how perfect everything seemed to work out. No wonder this book is fiction; it could literally never happen in reality. Not even close. With that all ...more
Ivy Deluca
Aug 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
There is such a thing as too perfect.

Full disclosure - I am not into the super sweet side of romance. I can enjoy a simple romance with little conflict if I can connect with the characters. With this book, I just couldn't. This felt like the Brady Bunch falls in love...with each other. It wasn't completely horrid, and I did laugh at a couple of moments but it was outweighed by the number of times my eyes just about rolled out of my head.

Three girls and three boys are fed up with the dating scen
Grace Park has had a string of bad luck with relationships, dating the same losers time after time. She and her friends decide to boycott men till New Years Eve, with $200 dollars in the pot for a new sexy pair of shoes.
Meanwhile Michael Andris and his friends work at a bar and seem to only attract the brainless barflies that continue to hit on them. Sick and tired of it and wanting to meet nice girls for a change, agree on there own little bet.
What happens when fate deals them a sweet hand? Can
May 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I was lucky enough to receive this book as part of a first-reads contest and thought it was really kind that the author signed it. I wanted to love this book, especially after reading the description. I'm a HUGE chick-lit fan and enjoy 95% of the books I do read.

However, while reading Boycotts & Barflies, I felt like I was a reading a slightly-less smutty romance novel, not chick-lit. The whole thing was just so cheesy...I was waiting for the phrase sheath to be used. About a third of the way t
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️ 1.5 Stars⭐️⭐️

I love contemporary romance novels, but this one really was high on the fluff. It was so sugary sweet my teeth actually ache from it.
Sara (Freadom Library)
If I'd wanted to read the fanfiction, I would have done so. Thank God that's over.

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Plot – 1 out of 5 stars
Everything just got on my nerves. There were too many coincidences to be realistic, it was really cheesy and totally boring. There was a three times case of insta love! Not one, but three couples suffered. It was way too long and there was no real conflict driving the plot. Everything could’ve been resolved in
Sep 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

WARNING: THIS BOOK WILL CAUSE LAUGH LINES. I cracked up throughout this entire novel. Boycotts and Barflies is Chick Lit at its best. If you want a feel-good, laugh out loud romantic comedy then this is your pick hands down.

This book will make you wish you were BFF’s with Grace, Meg & Bianca. They are fun, caring and loyal girlfriends. I want to sit on the couch, eat popcorn and watch a movie with them. You can’t
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Swaleha Ahmed
I was very excited when I started this book, hopeful that this is going to be amazing from all the reviews I went through before starting this but

I'm not going to even rate this book. I'm a huge sucker for good chick-lit romance and this just wasn't it for me. Maybe it's because I've been spoiled by all the amazing romances I've read, written by amazing authors or maybe this was so

I waited, with every page that I read, that this story is going to get interesting somewhere but it just disappoi
Literati Literature Lovers
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about Boycotts & Barflies? You all might know how I’m pretty obsessed with Victoria Michaels and both her books; but this one I could not stop reading even AFTER I finished it. Yep that’s right…I would not be able to go to sleep without reading one of my favorite scenes and then by the time I knew it, I was already halfway through the whole thing! No book has made me do that, keep me up late because I couldn’t stop thinking about it and making me hang out with the gang again. :)

Le Anh
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed the book at the beginning. It got me grinning and laughing like an idiot at times. It had humor, cheesiness, enough romance and a good plot to make it a entertaining book. However, the more I read it, the more I questioned my opinions of the book.
Let's talk about the storyline. There were too many coincidences in the way they all met. I mean the chance of you and your two best girlfriends meet and fall in love with three gorgeous and absolutely flawless guys who also happen t
3.5 ✮ ✮ ✮ ✰

Grace, Bianca and Meg
Michael, Jack and Ryan

I was in book funk when come across this book..
It's funny and romantic.. No heavy drama and no cheating...
I love that this is also about friendship, loyalty and crazy antics like their crazy ways on escaping their dates.. I love how different they are of each other but still compliments one another..

I also love that Grace and Michael has both something in common

One of the feel good books, thumbs up 👍 to Victoria Michaels

Favorite lines from t
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fanfiction
3.5 STARS Only because I haven't laughed so hard in a very long time.

Grace, Meg and Bianca are three best friends and roommates. They are smart, funny, beautiful and in the middle of the bet so they cannot date. Than they meet three ideal guys. Michael, Ryan and Jack are also three best friends and they are intelligent, very sexy and totally adorable. Would be girls able to resist the guys in order to win expensive shoes?

Boycotts & Barflies is very funny and enjoyable story. It is great reading
Mary H
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though this has long been a favorite book of mine, I didn't enjoy it as much as I have in the past. I wonder if that's because I am more aware of its amateur nature. I still love the story, but the technique is not quite where it should be. I would love for this book to go through another couple rounds of edits to tighten things up. As it stands, this may be my last reread because I don't want to end up disliking a favorite. :(
Mar 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
I.. um.. yeah. This was bad. But weirdly enough I had to finish it and maybe I could actually do it because I read it in very small doses. And I tried to give this 2 stars but I just can't bring myself to do it, i'll go as far as 1.5.
I read this when it was a Twilight fan fiction story and loved it, so I'm definitely curious about this version and looking forward to reading it as a full length novel.
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Almost a dnf. Alot of childishness that I couldn't get into. Ended up skimming through the second half.
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided by publisher

Why I Read this Book: Boycotts & Barflies was recommended to me after I had finished reading The Redhead series by Alice Clayton. I was told that this book would be just as funny and it most certainly was! I love reading romance and when there’s humor added to the mix, well that’s just icing on the cake.

What I Liked: The relationships were well established, both between the friends and between the couples, with the limelight shining Grace and Michael. Grace, Bian
Susan (susayq ~)
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I don't know how I missed writing a review for this. Well, I think I do...I was at work when I finished it and I probably ran out of time during the day and then didn't remember when I got home. Anywho....

I originally read this several years ago in another form. LOVED it then! So, when I saw that I could get it in printed form, I was all kinds of happy. Reading through it this time made me just as giggly and swoony as the first time. I'd like a Michael Andris for myself. Usually I go for the alp
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
This is a very enchanting love story and within this book are six outstanding, outrageous and funny characters waiting . It has a witty story and the dialogues are just so hilarious. I pursue reading this just to see who would win the bets i'm kinda obssessed with books wherein the chracters engage in bets. haha.

Not much to say about this but just please, please let me share my favorite part in this for it is really cheesy and it seems to make me tickle whenever i remembered it. So it is when
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Victoria Michaels is a wife and mother of many who lives her life in what seems like a constant state of motion. Kids’ sports, meetings, homework and general family fun take up twenty-seven hours of her day. In her thirty seconds of free time, Victoria likes to read, write and travel the country with her husband.

She most enjoys writing about love and laughter, two things that are central to her ev

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