The Boyfriend List

The Boyfriend List

by Renee Novelle

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Book #1 in the Boyfriend series.

The Boyfriend List follows twenty-year-old Reagan in her quest for the perfect relationship after a somewhat tragic spring break breakup leaves her disillusioned about love... again.

Reagan had always prided herself on making levelheaded, practical, analytical decisions about everything. Everything, that is, except where guys are concerned. Which was proven to her, once again, when her “boyfriend” opts to take another girl on their oh-so-romantic trip to his lake house. In order to prevent future heartbreak, she creates a checklist of all the qualities she wants in a man, and vows not to give her heart away again until she can determine if they fit every last criteria.

After scouring campus with her two best friends in her tricky journey, her detective work returns a pile of unworthy rejects, and it seems as though her choices are narrowed down to only two options: the hot stranger who’s inspired her new project, and her best guy friend Ian, who she’s always kept at bay due to his perceived playboy reputation.

Reagan gets more than she bargained for with her new set of rules, however, and is surprised to find that love, and the perfect boyfriend, may have been within reach the entire time. But will Ian’s reputation ruin his chances to prove his worth? And can Reagan let go of her insecurities long enough to even give him a chance?

The Boyfriend List is a light, New Adult romance about friendship, trust, and learning to let go in order to embrace what real love can offer.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045602204
Publisher: R.S. Novelle
Publication date: 02/10/2014
Series: Boyfriend Books , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 322 KB

About the Author

Formerly a freelance journalist, Novelle has found placement of her pieces in both online and print publications since 2008. Additionally, she has written multiple screenplays, and contributed her writing to many non-profit and for profit organizations. She has launched several blogs over the years, which garnered international attention.

In 2013, Novelle returned to her first love – fiction. Writing under the names Renee Novelle and R.S. Novelle, she has a publication schedule that includes Psychological Thrillers, Suspense, Paranormal Fiction, Contemporary Women’s fiction, Chick Lit, and New Adult.

Though she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Communication, summa cum laude, she considers herself a constant student of the written word. She’s an avid reader, an enthusiastic quote poster, and rarely takes “no” as a final answer. She has an unhealthy obsession for theater, dance, music and art, and strongly believes that wine is simultaneously the beginning of, and resolution to, all of life’s problems. She believes in following dreams, and that in the end, you always end up where you're meant to be.

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The Boyfriend List 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
The Boyfriend List by Renee Novelle is fast paced and funny. I read it in a couple hours. It is interesting and seems to be a good starting point for a new series. I liked the characters and would love to see what comes next for some of the side characters. The story line is well worn, but very well told. It had a few editing issues, but otherwise, a terrific read.
slz52 More than 1 year ago
Cute story.........................I usually go for the books that have a beginning, middle and end, this one covers roughly a weeks time, although there's very little back ground it's still a good story. I like Reagan's sense of humor and Ian is a sweetheart.
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
THE BOYFRIEND LIST by Renee Novelle was a fun friends to lovers story to read.  I love when a book has sassy characters and witty dialogue that really does make me laugh out loud. I enjoy a book so much more when the writing is so good I have a true sense of the scenes being set up, the environment and the emotional state of the characters.  Ms. Novelle has done all of this with style and charm.  Reagan and Ian have been the best of friends since they started college, both have feelings beyond friendship but have not wanted to rock the boat and risk losing a great friend.  Both have been dating others and it's worked for them, but Reagan's latest breakup has her really questioning the way she has been choosing her men.  She and her other best friend, Petra, cook up this list of what Reagan really wants in a boyfriend and begin to interview the young men on campus. Checking off the attributes and eliminating possible candidates. So funny! But this puts Ian in a bit of a huff out of fear he may miss his chance with the woman he's been in love with forever. Reagan however is still not getting it.  Talk about a more literal slant on love being blind. But amid all the college age emotion, laughter, and flirting is a sweet love story I really enjoyed reading.  The Boyfriend List is a quick read that will put a smile on your face.  4 stars.  ~Complimentary copy provided in exchange for a honest review. 
Book_worms77 More than 1 year ago
In this book we meet Reagan and her life is not what she would like it to be. She is in college and struggles (probably like a lot of college students). Where she really struggles though is in her relationships she seems to always pick the same guys that do the same thing. After her recent boyfriend cheats on her she decides she is making a list and she is going to follow it to find the perfect boyfriend. What she doesn't see is that her best friend Ian is right there in front of her and wanting to take things to the next level. She is a little bit insecure and not sure why Ian would want to be with her when he could have any one he wanted. What will she do when she figures out that the one she wants has been right in front of her all along?  Ian is a sweet, wonderful, beautiful man. Who is totally fallen for Reagan. I loved this story.. It was sweet and heart warming and still kept me captivated. How will Ian show Reagan that he is the man for her?   I cannot wait for book two. Thank you so much for  a wonderful story Renee ! ! ! <3 
csingh More than 1 year ago
My initial impression on finishing this book was: sweet and cute.  I'd hoped for something with a little more heat, but in the end, this book was pretty great as is.  I'd say I chose my first book by Renee Novelle well. I liked Reagan a lot.  I could see a lot of myself in her and how she reacted to situations.  It's hard enough being in a relationship, but being friends with the campus hottie and trying to figure out where you stand with him can be exhausting.   Ian was hot no doubt, but also very likable.  I love how he was patient with Reagan in all aspects. He treated her like a queen.  Of course since we can see a little into his head, I knew his intentions, but it was still great to see how he wasn't sure where things with Reagan were going. I think this book is perfect for readers new to new adult who aren't looking for crazy hot sex in their books.  There are some scenes that are hot, but the book is definitely PG-13 and so sweet!  I'm really looking forward to reading more books by Renee and excited to see what happens to Reagan and Ian in The Perfect Boyfriend.  Hopefully she'll be gentle with them!  
WordForward More than 1 year ago
The Boyfriend List isn’t in the usual genre that I read. The summary of the book caught my eye however and I was really intrigued by it and really wanted to read it.  I am so glad I did!  This was such a nice story. This is a YA story where the main character is down to earth and trying to protect herself from being hurt…again.   Reagan makes lists for various things in her life so why not one that would narrow down the perfect boyfriend?  Her best friends think this is a crazy idea but go with it in order to help her out.  Through the story, the reader knows whom Reagan should be with but, like Reagan, we are hesitant to have her pursue it.  Then there is the really hot stranger that we would like to know more about and we end up being just as torn as Reagan.   On top of being curious as to which guy would make the best boyfriend, there is an issue near the end that had me almost yelling at the main character.  During this part, I found myself reading faster so I could see the final outcome of the situation.  I do not want to say any more about this part because I am afraid to give anything away.  You will enjoy though! Once the book was over, everything was tied up nicely.  I found myself wishing here was more because I came to really like the characters.  When I found out that there is a second book that picks up where this on left off, I was completely psyched.  So look for a review for the second book! As someone who mainly keeps to Paranormal, Horror, Scifi, I  was surprised that I really liked a YA Romance.  This is a quick, light, read that will leave you smiling.
ShaynaVaradeaux77 More than 1 year ago
A Very Good NA Romance Filled With Wit And Charm! I received this book in exchange for an honest review by the author. Reagan is jilted and actually taking it sort of okay. Her and her best friend slash roommate Petra have a stroke of genius that is really great for a laugh as far as I'm concerned. The boyfriend list is a story about finding love where you least expect it. It was an overall good read. If you like Contemporary Romance this is a good book for you to check out. I liked the characters especially Ian... duh. Petra is a great best friend and Justin and Isabelle are good in their roles as well. The concept of Brett was great I just felt like maybe it should have been explored more. I also liked Reagan's sister's character but felt like she was not well explored and established as a character in this story, I would have liked more Brett and more of her as well but that's just me. It's a fairly unique storyline and the plot is good although I felt like I was finished reading it way too soon. I would have liked to see where things went after the last outcome of the book. The pace is great and I laughed and swooned, always good signs. I rated this book a four because I really liked the characters concept and storyline. It was an overall good read!
Rose-butterscotchbubbles More than 1 year ago
For most of us girls, we've had our hearts broken once or twice, at least. We can relate to Reagan's pain, and her frustration with finding the perfect guy. It kind of makes sense: make a list of the pros, and don't date anyone who doesn't have them. Simple, easy to remember, heart-ache free. Reagan does just that, playing to her organized and list-making personality trait. She has a sympathetic best friend in Petra to help her in her plan to interview the guys on campus, and see if any are worth dating. She has another best friend, who's finding her situation and plan amusing while he helps her regain her confidence. What she doesn't know, is that he wants a chance with her, and it just so happens, he's one of the last possibly date-able guys on campus. Throw together emotional girls, college guys, margaritas, a huge blowout party and hot cars, and you're bound to have a very memorable time. I think the biggest surprise for me with this book, is that all this happened in one week! It's enough to make anyone crazy, to have one's whole life flip-flop so much in a short period of time. Reagan's feelings are relatable, I think, and you want to support her and see her happy. I also love the fact that Petra is such a great best friend, supporting Reagan in her crazy plans, all while knowing what will make her truly happy. The only reason I took off a star, is because the POV changed between characters several times without warning, making it somewhat confusing to read. The writing also switched from first person, to third person, to narrative several times, and wasn't very consistent. Overall though, this is a very good read, for any New Adult, Light Contemporary Romance, Chick-Lit fans. It's clean, humorous, and inspiring, and with just enough twists and turns to keep you biting your nails, desperately hoping it'll work out well for Ian and Reagan. It's a quick read, and one I would definitely recommend. *I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review. ~Rose @Desert Rose Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How wonderful to read a new adult fiction book that is actually true to the genre! I am so tired of skipping over all the erotica in so many of the books recently published as new adult. This book is a fun ride through the twists and turns of finding that first true love. I really enjoy how well the characters are developed and play off of one another with such ease. The author takes you along for this well written journey with such seamless effort that you forget you are reading a story about fictional characters and feel just like you are reading a nice long catch up letter from your best friend you haven't seen in weeks! If true new adult fiction is your favorite genre, you are really going to love this book. A page turner instead of a page skipper!