Thu, May 1, 2014

The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris Review

TBT Blog tour

The Boyfriend Thief book cover

The Boyfriend Thief
By Shana Norris
Publication date: March 24, 2014
The Studio – a Paper Lantern Lit imprint, 350 pages
Source: Publisher

Avery James doesn’t believe in romance—she’s studied enough biology to know that love is nothing more than hormones and chemicals. Besides, she has more practical goals in mind, namely saving up for a summer humanitarian program in Costa Rica. But when her Diggity Dog House supervisor denies her a raise and Avery finds herself $500 dollars short for the trip of a lifetime, Avery has no choice but to accept an unexpected offer. The deal? She must steal her arch nemesis Hannah’s boyfriend before prom, giving Avery eleven days to seduce Zac Greeley.

Avery is sure the job will be easy. But a few midnight comedy shows and spontaneous dance parties (not to mention one particularly intimate carwash) later, Avery finds herself questioning everything she’s ever thought about love. Could Zac’s signature cherry-lime Slurpees be causing brain freeze, or is Avery actually starting to fall for him?

Will Avery be able to steal Zac away from Hannah before he steals Avery’s heart?

My friend at Paper Lantern Lit just launched their new, boutique digital imprint — The Studio at Paper Lantern Lit — and I’m pumped to be a part of their blog tour for its debut e-book, The Boyfriend Thief by Shana Norris.

It’s a pretty cute little book. I say “little” because I basically read it in two very short sittings — the train to work and the train home. Okay, so it’s a long train ride and I can speed read…but my point is it’s the type of book you load on your eReader for when you’re on the beach, have a plane ride, etc. It was a good distraction for me on a dreary work day.

It’s a story you’ve seen before to some extent: A girl gets a guy to fall for her under false pretenses, but then falls for him for real, things blow up, etc. But it’s a concept that sucks me in every time. Cuteness! Drama! Unexpected romance! Fights!

Links to check it out are below, and it’s only $4.49 for the Kindle right now — plus…GIVEAWAY!

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More on Norris: Twitter and Website
Available for Purchase Now at: Amazon and iBooks

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: friendship, romance, shana norris


  1. Jamie said:

    I was asked to do this too but I just wasn’t sure it was that interesting to me..because like you’s a story that we’ve heard before. It didn’t stand out enough to me. But I like what you said about it being one of those reads to read quickly like on a plane or beach bc my attention span is bad there. (PEOPLE WATCHER)

    Lemme know if you think I will like this one!


    Anna Reply:

    HAHAHA I can just see you reading on the beach, trying to focus but staying on the same page for 15 minutes!


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  2. Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf said:

    Yeah, this one was cute, but it wasn’t anything really new. I totally agree with you!


    Anna Reply:

    My thing is that sometimes it bothers me and sometimes it’s like…comfortable? Like, “Ahhh, this is just what I thought I was getting with this book!” 🙂


    Posted on: Thu, May 1, 2014

  3. Dana @ The Nerdy Journalist said:

    I read this one a while ago. It’s classic chick-lit: cute and quirky.


    Anna Reply:

    Definitely! And sometimes you are just in the mood for that, right?


    Posted on: Thu, May 1, 2014

  4. Alexa S. said:

    The Boyfriend Thief sounds like a fairly typical story. BUT sometimes, those can be the most fun to read, if you’re in the right mood! Glad you wound up still liking this one 😉


    Posted on: Thu, May 1, 2014

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