The World's Worst Boyfriend

The World's Worst Boyfriend

by Erika Kelly

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The World's Worst Boyfriend by Erika Kelly

Six years ago Fin Bowie made a decision that cost him the love of his life. Now his ex is coming back to town for her brother's wedding, and he can finally make things right. Except, right before the event, a text he sent goes viral. Overnight, he becomes an international meme. And it's hard to win your woman back when the whole world's calling you The World's Worst Boyfriend.

The last thing on Calliope Bell's mind is getting back with Fin. Not when her life's just gone sideways, forcing her to spend the summer in Calamity, Wyoming. She can't be away from the New York art world this long, so she comes up with the idea to turn the hottest pop culture event of the moment into a museum exhibition.

The two have every intention of avoiding each other--until the county judge sentences Fin to community service...helping her exploit the meme he's trying to make go away.

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BN ID: 2940158783685
Publisher: EK Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,911
File size: 605 KB

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The World's Worst Boyfriend 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 10 days ago
Huge Dowser series fan. Beatiful background setting, fully developed charathers and story setting. Wow was not expecting a cliff hanger end. Follow up novella was great behind the scenes filler. So ready to find out what happens
Anonymous 17 days ago
I really enjoyed this book
Jessica62404 24 days ago
This is one of those reads that I got so submerged in that it made me giddy, and I kept thinking about it all day until I could finish. This is one of heart wrenching second chance love stories that gets you all in the feels. These two Callie and Fin are high school sweethearts that have known each other since forever. They made plans to go to college together in NY, but Fin backed out last minute to go with his Dad and brothers on a trip. Fin and his family are Athletic masters, Fin being the youngest made sure to always tag along, all he has ever wanted was his brothers respect. So he drops everything and anything to help out his bros. Callie has moved on and hasn't seen her ex Fin in 6 years, she went from wild child to prim and proper Calliope museum curator, she brings her new boyfriend back to meet her family for her brothers wedding. As the speeches are made Fin,the best man, lets it all out and pretty much still confesses to being in love with Callie . I loved the chemistry and friendship these two had, it was a lot of push and pull and refusing to go down without a fight, and learning to accept yourself. I just loved it.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.25 stars-struggled from start to finish 3.25 stars--THE WORLD’S WORST BOYFRIEND is the first instalment in Erika Kelly’s contemporary adult THE BAD BOYFRIEND romance series. This is twenty –three year old extreme sporting athlete Fin Bowie, and art specialist Calliope ‘Callie’ Bell’s story line. Told from dual third person perspectives (Callie and Fin) THE WORLD’S WORST BOYFRIEND follows the rekindling romance between two twenty-three year olds, whose live went in opposite directions, six years earlier. High school sweethearts Callie and Fin had their lives ahead of them but in an instant Callie watched as the young man that she loved walked away without a backwards glance. Fast forward to present day wherein Fin Bowie, all-star extreme sports athlete comes home to Calamity Wyoming for his best friend’s wedding, hoping to rekindle with the woman he has never stopped loving. Enter Callie Bell, an art specialist, whose love/ hate relationship with our story line hero is tantamount to the emotional upheaval of the seventeen year old she was when Fin walked away. What ensues is the rebuilding love and romance between Fin and Callie, and the potential fall out as Fin renews his previous habits forcing Callie to walk away with another broken heart. Fin Bowie’s life in the public eye is rising thanks to a text that has grown into a world-wide meme of epic proportions. A fellow teammate wanted to destroy a little of Fin’s popularity and in doing so pushed our hero into the spotlight as the ‘World’s Worst Boyfriend’. Growing a life of its own, Callie Bell uses the meme as an art installation hoping to recoup an art fellowship she lost because of secrets from the past. As Callie struggles to move forward with her life, Fin does everything in his power to make Callie his own. The relationship between Callie and Fin is one of second chances but Callie is unable to let go of the past; of the way in which Fin walked away at seventeen years old leaving Callie to move forward without the boy that she loved. For six years Callie redesigned her life towards the woman she would become revealing someone Fin and his brothers no longer recognized. The pain and heartbreak of her broken relationship with Fin left an indelible scar upon our heroine’s soul-a scar she continues to nurture to the present day. The $ex scenes are intimate, erotic and intense without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to Fin’s older brothers-all extreme athletes: Will, Brodie and Gray Bowie, as well as a number of fellow snowboarders including Traci Allen-whose most recent injury sets off a meme that could destroy Fin’s future; Callie’s brother Ryder Bell, her boyfriend Julian Reyes, and her childhood friend and yoga instructor Megan. THE WORLD’S WORST BOYFRIEND was a bit of a struggle, for me from beginning to end: from the back story about the ‘world’s worst boyfriend’ meme, and how jealousy prompted the potential destruction of Fin’s career, to our heroine’s immature reaction towards Fin’s involvement with his family, and his life as an extreme sports athlete. Fin becomes ‘the face’ and star of every relationship heart break known to man, and our heroine exploits the situation to further her own career. The premise is interesting; the characters are colorful but immature; the romance is a second chance at a happily ever after.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was a seriously addicting read! It was an emotional, angst filled, fun and sexy ride. I just couldn’t put it down. Awesome story! Fin and Callie were great characters that I loved and wanted to throttle all at the same time. There was so much tension and animosity between them but this crazy attraction and chemistry as well. I loved learning their history and what happened between them and where they are now in their lives. There were so many ups and downs and mistakes on both of their parts. I loved Fin, I was rooting for him right from the beginning. I liked Callie a lot and understood where she was coming from and why she made some of the choices she made, however took stubbornness to a whole new level which made me stress out. The thing is, for as much as Callie and Fin could frustrate me with their choices, I loved that build of all the tension and angst as they worked through their problems. I couldn't wait for that moment when everything clicked for them. A bit about the title of the book and the meme: I like how it was explained and I love how everything spiraled from the meme and what came out of the it, and what it ended up meaning. I know that's cryptic but I don't want to spoil anything. I just know a lot of the emotion I felt stemmed from this and I really love what the author crafted out of it. That being said, I wish there would have been a bit more closure when it came to the original reason the meme came to life. I really liked the writing, I thought it flowed nicely, and the descriptions were great. It had a very New Adult feel because of their ages and all the angst. NA isn't normally a go-to for me but I really enjoyed it, I was hooked on the story and the build to their relationship. I’m excited to see where the series will go, there was a heck of a teaser at the end of the book that makes me anxious for more! Fantastic series starter! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: THE WORLD’S WORST BOYFRIEND by Erika Kelly Publication Date: April 3, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Cori Rated 5 Stars Loved! Oh my goodness y’all this book gave me all the feels! I haven’t been this excited since I read Erika Kelly’s first book. This new series is going to be awesome. I’m obsessed with the Bowie brothers! Obsessed and addicted! THE WORLD’S WORST BOYFRIEND is the first book in Erika Kelly’s new series that will feature the Bowie brothers. I fell hard for Fin. If you have read Erika Kelly’s Rock Star series you know she can deliver some great heroes and I’ve had some favorites in the past but Fin might be topping my list now. He just tugged at my heart-strings and he never gave up. Fin and Calli’s story is a second chance love story. I loved their story and couldn’t put it down. Go grab this book and fall in love with Fin. If you haven’t read Erika Kelly’s books I highly recommend all of her books. She’s an author I usually recommend if a reader asks me for a feel good romance recommendation because she delivers a happy ending. *Review copy provided by the Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review.
bbarneybooks28 More than 1 year ago
In today’s society, social media can be both a blessing and a curse, and for someone like Fin Bowie, who others emulate and are jealous of, an ill-timed text goes viral, destroying any opportunity Fin has to make amends and win back the girl he should have never let go in the first place. After six years, Fin and Callie find themselves back in their hometown, and while they attempt to avoid one another, leaving their past exactly where it’s meant to be, fate has other ideas for the exes, which leaves Fin hopeful for a second chance and Callie unwilling to settle for anything less than she deserves, which is why Fin’s mission will be difficult but not impossible because it’s obvious that Callie still loves the man who broke her heart all those years ago. Fin and Callie are two flawed characters, which will definitely be a point of contention for some readers. It’s frustrating to stand on the outside and witness the push and pull between them, and while Callie’s attitude and hesitation makes perfect sense given what happened with Fin before, Fin doesn’t seem anything like the young man he was, which seems to only reinforce the fact that Fin’s moniker, infamous meme, and hashtag hold little truth to the man he actually is. Second chance romances is one of my favorite tropes, especially when it’s beyond obvious that Fin and Callie’s feelings for one another are still as strong as ever despite the time and distance between them. But what’s also clear is that Callie isn’t going to put herself in a position to get her heartbroken again without some kind of confirmation that things won’t turn out the way they did 6 years ago, so if Fin wants to win her back, he has his work cut out for him, especially after the media maelstrom that doesn’t seem to want to let up. I do have to admit that I didn’t like how immature a lot of the characters acted, given their ages, and I also didn’t understand the reasons Callie used what she did to advance her career, given the nature of why it was created., even if the effect of the meme actually seemed to have the opposite effect of what was intended, bringing Fin and Callie together instead of pushing them further apart. Fin may have been the one to destroy what the couple had when they were young adults, but his mistakes were the result of being young and dumb; there was nothing malicious about his actions, which is what I wanted Callie to see right from the start, but given that her heart was so invested in what she shared with Fin, that wasn’t going to happen, which is why it takes them a bit to get on the same page as the story plays out, regardless of how much readers want and need their  reunion to speed up. What I found most interesting about Fin and Callie’s story is the fact that Fin is anything but the world’s worst boyfriend…did he have some growing up to do? Absolutely. Did he act without thinking? Most definitely. But the Fin of the past and the Fin of the present are strikingly different, which is what he needs Callie to recognize in order to reclaim the only girl who has ever owned his heart.  4 Poison Apples
Jennifer_e911 More than 1 year ago
So, this is a new to me author, and I wasn't quite sure what to expect, going into this book. I mean, the title and cover kind of just jumped out at me, and grabbed my attention. It sounded like something that was a sure fire way to get me laughing, which was just what I was looking for. Then I started reading. And I was right. There were a lot of laughs in this book. But there were also a lot of serious, meaningful events in there too. It wasn't just a second chance romance, or a rom com. This book is about a man, who doesn't really know who he is in life, except that he just has to keep up with his brothers. And he really loves a girl, that he lost. It's also about a woman, who is just finishing college, getting ready to start the career of her dreams. But she has to go home for a wedding, which will put her in the same place as the ex that she left behind, the ex that broke her heart and let her down. That sounds like it's going to turn out great! This book had me in stitches, and brought me to tears. There were a lot of tense moments, and some very light-hearted moments. It wasn't exactly what I expected, but was exactly what I needed. It was a fabulous book, and the ending was everything I could have hoped for the main characters. It also ended with a little surprise, that I'm looking forward to finding out all about in the next book!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Erika Kelly has a talent for presenting characters that are heavily flawed but likeable nonetheless. Fin and Calliope are like oil and water. At times they don't mix. The back and forth bickering, love, hate, lust relationship and social media all serve as a stepping stone on their road maturity. Mistakes are made, hearts are broken and lessons are learned. With a realism that is humorous, heartwarming and so very tempting.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
With his friends impending nuptials, Fin is looking forward to reuniting with not only his friends but also the woman who stole his heart years ago. The grooms sister just so happens to be his ex-girlfriend, one the he wronged and left brokenhearted, and now he has plans to use this time with her again to right the wrongs of the past, and get his girl back. But unfortunately for him she has no interest in what he has to say... Everything in Callie's life is darn near perfect, she's living in New York City, received her grad and undergrad degrees, and is about to start working at MoCA if all the stars align right. In addition to that she has a wonderful boyfriend, so being around her ex-boyfriend at her brothers wedding should be no problem, he's part of her past, and she intends to keep him there. Problem is he doesn't agree, he wants to be part of her present and future... The World's Worst Boyfriend comes equipped with a story line that's very addictive and some well crafted characters that will steal your heart! I have no doubt readers will love this story, it has moments that will melt their heart, moments that will curl their toes, and moments that will get the emotions swirling. Highly recommend you take a chance on this second chance romance, you will not be disappointed with that you find! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and voluntarily read and reviewed.