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Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together. “But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…” The special bond takes a turFifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together. “But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…” The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago. Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships. But neither of the handsome pair is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him. If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL....

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Boyfriend From Hell Reviews

  • Dana
    2018-11-24 16:11

    2.5/5I am always on the hunt for the mythical gem of a free book. Unfortunately this book did not live up to my hopes. The story took me a while to finish due to lots of slow spots, and it was a real struggle not to skim most of this book. My main issue was the characters, to me they felt unreal and more importantly unrealistic. This made it hard for me to connect to anyone and therefore I didn't really care what happened to the characters.I do think that the plot had potential, and it could have been executed more successfully if the plot had not been so choppy. I felt like this book was trying to do too many things at once and therefore wasn't able to focus properly on any one idea.I don't think that this book is terrible but I also would not recommend this. I wouldn't be opposed to reading more from this author, but I think I will be skipping the rest of this series.Note: This book is often on sale for free, so if you are interested in this wait for a sale. Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict: Bin

  • Cindy
    2018-11-28 11:56

    “I have practiced that seductive smile in the mirror like a zillion times to perfection, and the first time I try using it on a real boy, I wind up looking like the Joker.” -pg. 14“Let us pray. Dear almighty, please cast the satanic forces of evil from this house FOREVERRRR,” I cried, my voice booming. I looked up. Everyone was staring at me. “…Or, umm, we could sing happy birthday,” I mumbled sheepishly.“...we high school girls dump friends over mature stuff like boys, and clothes, and gossip, and popularity.” -pg. 168Megan Barnett lives with her mom, Suze, in Glendale, Arizona.She has 2 best friends. Matt Dawson, who she has known since Kindergarten, and Erin, who she has known since 4th Grade.They are inseparable.Her life is going great. That is, until her mother decides she wants to start dating again.Not cool.How is going to look if her 39 year old mother has a boyfriend and Megan doesn't?She can't let that happen. She has to convince Suze not to go out on dates but somehow make it seem like she isn't against it.How difficult can that be?This book was hilarious! I didn't expect to like it because I'm sick of all the paranormal romance books, but this book wasn't like the rest.It was very funny and get this, the main character ISN'T an idiot. YAY!Megan Barnett: “You’re my quarterback, right?” I smiled back. “Uh-huh.” I sure hope quarterback means girlfriend."“I was a ten-year-old fifth grader, and Danny was fourteen. He was in high school—an older man.”She is main character, mathlete, and trivia junkie.She needs to find a boyfriend. And pronto. “And if he happens to look like Taylor Lautner, so be it.”All right, Megan. do you, girl.Suze: “The dreaded label of easy had destroyed the reputation of many a G.U. girl. Now it had its clutches on my mother.” -pg. 31“Unattractive mother of five seeks man with money.” -pg. 22That is what her ONLY daughter, Megan, wrote on her dating pamphlet.Good thing she has a sense of humor.She and Megan are very close. Suze loves antiques, art, and talking about men's butts. Lovely!Who doesn't want to hear their mother talk about butts?Matt: “Aside from the fact that he was IQ-challenged, Matt was a card-carrying member of our school’s in-crowd, dubbed The Poplarati.” -pg. 9“We’ve been best friends since kindergarten. I’m not gonna desert you, Megan.”“You can come,” Matt called. “You come or I won’t go.” -pg. 185Alright, I really, really liked Matt. I don't know why, I just did.I liked him more than I liked Guy. Call me crazy.Maybe it was because I pictured him as Rupert Grint.God, how I love Ronald Weasley.Every time I read something about him and his girlfriend I got jealous. JEALOUS, can you believe that? I kept wishing he would show up on Megan's doorstep with a dozen roses, propose to her then we could all live happily ever after.But, no.And now I'm sad :(Erin: She is one of Megan's best friends. I used to like her.Now I dislike her. And it's a deep dislike.Tran: ““I’m team captain,” he said, his eyes burning into me.” “Okay. But just remember, I’m captain.” -pg. 48“That’s ‘cause you’re in love with him!” snapped Tran. ... “I see through you, Megan Barnett.”Tran intimidates me. And he's not even real. He is a very scary dude.When you talk to him, just remember: HE is team captain, not you.Guy: “Till tardy do us part.” -pg. 245He's the new bad boy in school.His timing is perfect, 'cause Megan in the market for a boyfriend.Maudrina: “I have two dogs. A toy poodle named Piddles, and a smelly old boxer named Sam.” -pg.91She looooves her dogs. A lot. Like, a lot a lot. But hey, who am I too judge?I love my dog, too. A lot, a lot.She proves to be of good use.Plus, who can't use another friend?You can never have too many of those.Overall, I really liked this book. I needed a good laugh.If you're looking for a great paranormal read, this is it.Highly recommended.

  • Christopher
    2018-11-17 13:06

    I'm the editor and publisher of this book by the author of "Never Slow Dance With a Zombie." E. came to me because he wanted a new publisher and admired what I do. I read his manuscript and LOVED it. I'd never come across an edge-of-my-seat YA paranormal romance with humor before--well, outside of the later Harry Potter books if you count the romance elements. E. helped write and produce "The Cosby Show" with Bill Cosby, and wrote and produced many other sitcoms. He's now turning his talents to books.You'll fall in love with 15-year-old Megan Barnett and her single mother, Suze, as they both begin dating. One of them is dating the devil. This is the first of three books in the Falling Angel series.This book is set to be published September 10, 2011, but the ARCs have arrived, and I'm about to set up a giveaway on Goordreads. Look for it.

  • Booknut
    2018-11-16 14:19

    "What happened to the good old days when mothers wore knee length skirts and spent all their time in the kitchen baking bread? Those mothers didn't care about dating, or questionnaires, or butts. All they cared about was how good their kitchens smelled. I suddenly had a taste for fresh baked bread.She looked at me and smiled. "What do you say?""Sure," I replied weakly. "It'll be...fun. But let's order some cheesy bread."It was as close as I was going to get to the good old days."Every relationship has its highs and lows.But Megan and her mother Suze have the best mother-daughter relationship ever. They confide in each other, sniffle over re-runs of Sense and Sensibility and know each other back to front. There are no surprises in the Barnett household. And no drama. 'Cause who needs a man to be happy?!Until the day Suze announces she's thinking of dating.Which wouldn't be a bad thing, right? Megan's fine with it. Let her mum get it out of her system. Let her realise that no guy is truly good enough for Suze Barnett, single mother and peony lover. Sure, it makes Megan look like a dag ('cause hey - she's 15 and she hasn't got a boyfriend), but there's always the new guy - mysterious Guy, whose very presence makes Megan tongue-tied. She's not jealous. Or paranoid. Or plotting her mother's new boyfriend's inevitable downfall.That is, up until the day 'Armando' turns out to be the Devil himself.And then nothing can stop Megan from looking for a way to banish him from their lives forever. Except for the one tiny little problem...no one believes her. Not even her best friends, Matt and Erin. Everyone thinks she's crazy for stalking Armando, posing as a Girl Scout, mixing holy water into her mother's 40th birthday cake and trying to coax him into wearing a crucifix. But Megan will protect her mother - even if she has to go up against the powers of Hell to do so.

  • Erin
    2018-11-21 09:59

    Ugh, this was painful. I really didn't like this story and had to force myself through it, so I'm not going to waste a lot of time on the review. Quick pros/cons review...Pros:-Among the characters are Satan and an angel -the concept was neat...Satan comes to find a bride and Heaven sends an angel to help-In the last 15% of the book, things FINALLY get exciting and fairly creepyCons:-heroine Megan is a self-centered, whiny, boring character. She may be my least favorite character ever, I disliked her that much.-I was nearly 40% through with the book and still had no idea what the story was supposed to be about-when she started discovering what was going on with her mom, Megan's behavior was beyond obnoxious; the way she acts was so childish I ended up skimming through many scenes -I don't feel like the characters or the plot had any real dimension to them; it was all just kind of laid on the table and not developed-the cover of this book shows Megan with Guy, but he pulls a disappearing act for so long that I nearly forgot he was a character. Their relationship before he disappears didn't amount to much, either, so this romance was pretty much non-existent for me.-Aunt Jaz was introduced far too late and for too short of a time; she could have been a great add-on to the plot with Megan trying to figure things out, but instead it came across as just thrown in to provide Megan the information she needed-the unexpected twist with Matt in the end??? I had to say a big WTF?! on that one, because it made NO sense and I actually thought it was a joke at first!This just wasn't as good as it could have been; I don't like to be hateful in my reviews, so I'm just going to leave it at that!

  • Natalie
    2018-12-12 07:55

    Ok my peeps, we have a new hot book here on our hands and I mean smoking hot. I read this book in a day and a half it was that good, I even got caught at work having a peek into the next chapter, lol no worries though I was on my lunch break. When I started this book I though this would be a read for a younger generation but to my surprise this book totally sucked me in right from get go and didn't let go until I was done. No that's wrong, it still has a hold on me to the point I email Mr Lowe the Author and begged him to please let me be one of the bloggers to be able to read/review the second book in the series. Boyfriend From Hell has the first chapter of the next book at the end of it and I couldn't put it down. He said yes by the way lol so stay tuned for that review. It was an easy book to read but don't read it to fast or you will miss some details that are very important. Megan and her mom are the very best of friends and when her mom says she is going to start dating, Megan has a very bad feeling about this, and not too long after her mom starts dating she is proved right about her bad feeling when her mom meets Armando, a very yummy handsome Italian art dealer...so they think that's what he is. Not long after mom meets Armando, Megan meets Guy a deliciously handsome new student at her school. Now they both have hot new men, but something is just not right about mom's and something about Megan's is a little of kilter as well. Megan's best friends Matt and Erin think she is crazy when she has announced that she thinks her mom's boyfriend is Satan....yes Satan himself. So they give her a week to prove it or lose them forever. As Megan sets out to prove she is not crazy, all hell breaks loose, literally all hell breaks loose. I really liked Megan, at first she come's off as a spoiled brat who is being selfish not wanting to give up her mom's attention or affection, but as the book goes on you start to really like her more and more. I love her strength and persistence trying to save her mom and the love she has for her. I know this feeling as my mom means so very much to me as well. This story will take you through all kinds of paths and just when you think you have this story all wrapped up and figured out the Author sends you down a totally different path you absolutely did not see coming. I loved all the twists and turns and roller coaster ride he takes you on with this book, it was an awesome ride. I will not give anymore away, you will just have to pick up your copy cause if I say anymore I will spoil it for you and we all know I hate being spoiled. This is a total must read. If you would like a preview of Mr. Lowe's book the first four chapters (pdf) of Boyfriend From Hell are available for free right now on my website. Readers can go to http://evanlowe.com/ and click on theBoyfriend From Hell Sample link to get it. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

  • Rusty Fischer
    2018-11-17 11:13

    I must not have read this book's description closely enough; either that, or E. Van Lowe wrote it a smidge cryptically and -- combined with the awesome cover art -- I went into this book thinking it would be the MC's "boyfriend from hell." So... imagine my surprise when, well, I won't spoil it but I was pleasantly surprised by this twist and turn. What's more, the relationship between Megan and her mom was so refreshing. It's easy to get jaded in the world of modern YA, but to read an entire book about a daughter trying to save her mother really touched me. Of course, it wouldn't be an "E book" without the humor that makes him such a standout in paranormal YA, and I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed this book, which while the first in a series stands alone quite nicely and doesn't leave you hanging too badly at the end. The supernatural elements were both fun and creepy, and I loved the mythos and lore of the world E created, which I have a feeling blends fact and fiction in a way that is both seemless and interesting. I'm looking forward to the sequel!

  • Tera
    2018-12-06 13:21

    This was an okay book. I kept wanting to like the book and some parts I did but it just never clicked. I mean the title makes u think there will be some kind romantic connection made. I guess there was but not what I was looking for. There were a couple of good twists thrown in that surprised me but overall the store line was flat and I had to make myself finish. The love interest for Megan which I would have thought was the boyfriend from hell -wasn't. He is supposed to be the good guy - could have fooled me. I didn't see how the story went with the title and it didn't have any of the pull for any of the characters. Hope the sequel is better but I doubt I will read it.

  • Donna Huber
    2018-11-21 10:54

    I really enjoyed this book. I had to put aside some of what I know to be true from my Christian education, but it wasn't so off the mark that it bothered me. Full review http://www.girl-who-reads.com/2011/09....

  • Karla Cabcam
    2018-12-08 08:01

    No le encuentro ni pies ni cabeza a esta historia, por no hablar de los personajes.

  • Saewod Tice
    2018-11-23 09:07

    Book Title: Boyfriend from HellAuthor: E Van LowePublished By: White Whisker BooksRecommended Age: 13+Reviewed By: Saewod Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think AloudRating: 2 Ravens“Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…”The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago.Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships.But neither of the handsome pair is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him. If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL”.The premise of this book drew me in. The idea of your mother’s new boyfriend being Satan was such a nice little spin. Especially for those of us who in our teenage years had a single mother who dated – Every new boyfriend could possibly be ‘the devil’. So, I was immediately enticed.Boyfriend from Hell was a cute, quick read that I think young readers will enjoy. For an adult who likes to read young adult – such as myself, it felt rushed, almost like it wasn’t fully hashed out. Our protagonist, Megan, is funny, but a bit difficult to like. Yes, she’s a teenager and hates the world, but there was something that turned me off from being able to truly like her. Then you have Suze, Megan’s mother. Sometimes her reactions weren’t believable and she often felt disconnected from the character we are introduced to in the beginning.The mother daughter relationship between Megan and Suze was refreshing. Too often you have the neglected teen of a selfish single parent or an overly protective single parent. This was a nice combination of the two. But the relationship seems less believable by mid book. No longer do they have an open, communicative relationship you’re led to believe in the beginning. Now, Megan goes head first into some pretty big secrets and lies. The Mother sort of sides with others over her daughter, instead of being the open minded mother she was in the beginning. Then there were a few other minor elements that seemed unnecessary. The Guy character could have practically been left out of the story. There’s no connection to him for a reader. The ‘best friends’ didn’t have much depth. And Armando was a bit too flat for such a prominent character.At the end, Boyfriend from Hell seemed a bit rushed and unfulfilling. Boyfriend from Hell had the premise and the promise to be great, but just missed it for me.Available at: Amazon & Barnes and Noble

  • Swati
    2018-11-20 12:18

    A SURPRISE, ALBEIT A PLEASANT ONE>The book's title. So true. No?Wait till you are 8 months deep in a relationship and, your boyfriend's idea of romantic outing is lighting up the unused candles from his nieces birthday party ( Thank God there was no leftover cake) while some commentator of XYZ Sports Channel droned on in the background.Yeah. That.OK. Moving on.The story begins when Meghan Barnett, our MC's single mother decides to get into the dating circle. Meghan is not quite on board with this. Imagine her horror when her mother falls for someone who isn't what he claims to be, and only Meghan can see who he really is. With no one ready to believe her, she sets out to drive him out of her mother's life.I wouldn't say outright that it's a laugh riot but the MC IS funny. Initially, with a title like that, I thought it belonged to the horror genre but, it actually combines the supernatural with humour.When I stumbled upon this book, I had n expectations and no idea about this find. For weeks, it sat in my Kindle, ignored. And finally when I did pick it up, I simply couldn't put it down. Rather I found myself finishing it in ONE night.The humour, courtesy the MC, keeps you engaged. I was laughing like a hyena at 2 am in the night.Yes, picture that.Or on a second thought, don't.I have read many books and I usually smell the twist coming from pages away but, I really did not see the twist coming with Meghan's friend. It really took ME by surprise.The authorkeeps you engaged with the humour and hysterics of the MC that you don't expect that twist, at all.The twist with Armando, the MC's mother's boyfriend wasn't a twist though. I mean the title does say it all but it was still fun to find out, thanks again to the MC's sassy nature.Maybe one reason for the reader never seeing THAT twist coming could be that they thought they had it all figured out. We knew about the BF, we knew what the author meant by 'hell' here so yeah, what else could be there? Well it seems, a lot.There is an element of surprise, mystery and my favourite, humour with the MC's sassy as cherry on top.It was after many days that I found a book engaging enough to demand an all-night read. It was definitely worth my while.

  • Liliana
    2018-12-09 14:00

    Review also found here: http://lili-lost-in-a-book.blogspot.c...First of all, I won this book in a giveaway on Goodreads...sooo thanks a ton to the author who sent me the copy, I loved it!Megan and her mother, Suze, have always had a close mother-daughter relationship. Its more than just that...they're friends. So when her mother starts dating (Megan's father left them when she was very young) Megan feels like this guy, Armando, will get between her and her mom. Not only that, but there's something weird going on with Armando. He may not actually be what he seems...While all that is going on, Megan has some other things to deal with as well. For example, her two best friends, Matt and Erin, start taking interest in each other and start dating. It seems like everyone but Megan has found their other half: her mother, and now her two best friends. Jealousy makes her do very stupid things involving her best friends's relationship and especially her mothers relationship with Armando.And then there's Guy, the new guy at school. He is an arrogant, gorgeous bad boy who is on the mathletes. I thought this was a little weird. Bad boy who loves math? Puh-lease! Anyway, Guy starts taking interest in Megan (who is an AP student and is on the mathletes as well), and she really likes the attention. But Guy, too, may not be what he seems.I absolutely loved this book! Right from the start I knew it would become one of my favorite books! :D The story line was simple yet interesting; the characters were diverse and surprising; loved the paranormal aspect; I loved that I couldn't stop laughing or smiling like a crazy person (in some parts) throughout the book; and I LOVED the surprising twists at the end. I really do love ends that are soooo twisty it nearly turns the book into a pretzel...you know, metaphorically speaking lol. Anyway, cant wait for book 2!

  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
    2018-12-06 08:17

    Boyfriend From Hell is one of those stories that captures you from the very beginning. I knew I was going to love it right from the start because let's face it who does not love a story with not one but two bad boys in it. Plus Satan is a riot in this book because he is on the prowl looking for a new wife and he sets his sights on someone and all hell breaks lose!Megan and her mother Suze do everything together. That is what happens when you have a single mother raising her only child. You will do anything to protect her. They are best friends until two mysterious guys come to town. That is when Suze decides she is willing to give dating another chance. She meets an art dealer named Armando and he sweeps her off her feet. This does not sit well with Megan who has never had to share her mother. But on the up side to things there is a new boy in school and for some inexplicable reason Megan is attracted to him.Guy Matson is sexy and dangerous but Megan does not know that. She feels something but she is not sure if she should follow her heart or her gut. As Her mother gets closer to Armando Megan knows something is wrong with him and sh she figures out what it is she will have to fight to protect her mother from Satan because he wants his bride and will stop at nothing to get her.What will Megan do? Will she be able to save her mother? Will she trust Guy? Or will Satan get what he wants?

  • PaulaPhillips
    2018-11-21 10:03

    Wanting a tale about Love and finding it in the wrong places and with the wrong people ? For as long as Megan can remember , it has just been her and her mum Suze. Their close relationship reminded me throughout the novel like Gilmore Girls with Rory and Lorelai. Something that many of us envy. When Suze decides it's time to start dating and getting out on the bandwagon , Megan is repulsed. How can her mum start dating and isn't she supposed to be the one dating as the daughter ? We read as Megan and her two best friends Erin and Matt , help decide what to do in Operation Stop Suze Dating. As the novel gets on we soon discover that Megan and Suze both have dates - Megan's with a new guy from Mathletes and he's WOWZA too - Guy and Suze with art gallery owner Armando. Is this true love and meant to be or is it as we discover something more sinister as the two guys aren't who they seem. One is a Guardian Angel sent to protect Megan and her mother Suze , the other is in fact Satan in disguise and he's on the look to make Megan and Suze an addition to his home in Hell. We also read and discover what happens when hurt and jealousy begins to flood the lives of others in the story.For a fun , supernatural light-hearted romance check out E. Van Lowe's new novel "Boyfriend From Hell".

  • Jessica
    2018-12-15 16:06

    I was excited to get an ARC of this book to read and I wasn't disappointed. It was a quick and fun read! Megan and her mom are great friends! They have been since Megan's father left when Megan was little. As Megan is getting older however, she is finding it harder to talk to her mom about certain things....like boys. Suze however wants to talk to Megan about dating, especially since Suze is starting to date again. Megan tries to be supportive when Suze starts dating Armand but there is soon tension between mother and daughter. Then Megan starts her own relationship with Guy Matson and soon discovers that one of these men is the Devil himself and he is looking for a bride. Megan must find a way to stop him before she or her mom ends up as his bride.Megan is really annoying at first. Seriously, I wanted to smack her more than once but her jealous, childish behaviour works for the story. In the end, I really liked her. This is the first book in a series and it has me wanting to read more. There is no huge cliffhanger at the end but there is enough to let you know that there is more to come. It was a fun book to read and I easily read it in a few days.

  • Paulene
    2018-11-24 16:08

    i I don't know how to express what i feel about this book. The story is weird and crazy. It's not that hard to process. Obviously, demons are involved but I didn't get much on the demons and such. More on Megan and her crazy-full-of-jealousy-insane-out-of-control life. The ending is a bit comical to me. Hell, Satan doesn't look like a bad-ass Prince of Hell here. My brain is turned to slush.

  • Tris Everdeen
    2018-11-29 09:54

    A really different spin (but an awesome.. Badass ((Can I say that?)) version at that!!!)Filled with suspense friend zone and sexy dudes.Like Matt... Or ohmygod... I can't believe I can say this....Satan... Is... Hot! (No pun intended!!)(Does that mean I'm gonna go to Hell for saything that??? Oh crapola.)And Guy... Mhmmm GuyI gotta say, ... Being an inner nerd and wannabe mathlete myself this book was very relatable? Not relatable because I haven't met the Devil (... I think?) nor Candlemas isn't my thing but still! It was so easy to put my feet into Megan's shoes and even try to talk to the... Not so popular kids... Or smelly ones for that matter.

  • Freda Mans-Labianca
    2018-11-20 07:53

    *CLAP* *CLAP* *CLAP*I loved this book! The idea that your mom could be dating the devil is hilarious, and yet frightening.This story was well told, and well played out. I wasn't expecting some of it, and that I really appreciated. Solid characters and a well defined plot make for a really fun read!I hope to get my hands on the second in the series, Earth Angel.

  • Iving
    2018-11-23 10:06

    Do not read.I repeat: do not readI remember I read this when I was like 14 and I was all hyped up about angels and wings and eveything. I read this and it literally murdered my angel-hype. I no longer wanted to read about angels :( It was that bad.Oh, 14-year-old Iving... you were so bad at choosing books. You poor, unexperienced thing

  • vvb
    2018-12-02 10:17

    ooo, this starts out with a false sense of security. The main character, Megan, is so much fun to follow along with. Her sense of humor and dialogue pulls you into her situation. And then, you find yourself in some dark scary shenanigans. LOVED the blend of horror, comedy, romance and YA.

  • Kae Santiago
    2018-11-25 14:16

    Shouldn't have judged the book by its cover.Seeing the gorgeous cover and high ratings, I thought its going to be like Hush, Hush what with the bad boy angel. But nooo, the only thing that's bad with the boy was he skipped classes to make out and he was 90% absent in the book.

  • Renate
    2018-12-15 09:07

    I stopped reading at page 33..just couldnt read any further..

  • Lulu
    2018-12-07 08:52

    I won this book from the first reads giveaways and I am so excited to read it. Thanks.

  • NebraskaIcebergs
    2018-12-12 15:55

    Even though horror is not my typical read, I’ve already started telling my adolescent siblings about Boyfriend from Hell. This book has something for both genders. It has romance, mixed in with the ups and downs of high school friendships and mother-daughter relationships. It has horror and mystery, mixed in with sports talk. Thrown in for good measure are chapters about a math club and competition, along with lots and lots and lots of humor. I enjoyed practically all of Boyfriend from Hell, which means not only am I recommending it but I will also be watching for the sequel.Fifteen-year-old Megan Barnett is a fairly typical teenage girl. She is smart enough to be a straight “A” student and on the math team. At the same time, she’s attracted to the cool, cute new boy at her high school. She has two best friends, whom she’s known almost all her life. She is equally close to her single mom. The special bonds she shares with all of them change when her mother starts to date. Yes, so far, Boyfriend from Hell sounds like a fairly typical teen romance. In a sense it is, with a whole lot of heart and humor combined.If you think about the title, you’ll realize that there’s more to Boyfriend from Hell than meets the eye. E. Van Lowe isn’t writing about the dates where your date puts his foot in his mouth or spills food on your clothes or even about a late or no-show date. He also isn’t writing about the boyfriends who value their cars and ESPN ahead of their girlfriends or even those who put them down and push them around. No, at first sight, the mysterious man who enters her mom’s life acts like the perfect gentlemen. Okay, I know that’s how most bad guys start out. Yet Armando is the worst boyfriend imaginable; He is Satan, literally, and he’s seeking a bride who will also bear him a child. Think “Rosemary’s Baby” and you’ll feel the right amount of creepiness about Boyfriend from Hell.At the start I noted that horror is not my typical read. The nice thing about Boyfriend from Hell is that the horror is subtle and amounts to a whole lot of foreshadowing, as in this example: “She is also one of my best friends. Well…. She was before our lives went to hell in a hand basket. Guess I shouldn’t use that word too freely around here. Hell, I mean.” For awhile, pretty much every chapter has a line like this, to the point that I did start to wonder if the foreshadowing was being overdone . Soon though , Megan discovers Armando’s true identity. Then the foreshadowing clues disappear and instead we’re left with a blood-curdling read as Megan tries to unmask him, confront him, and stop Satan from his evil plan.Another nice thing about Boyfriend from Hell is that E. Van Lowe takes his time to develop the story, the characters, and even the settings. At first, the story is simply about Megan’s angst over her mother’s decision to start dating again. Megan’s closeness to her single mom resembles the one I share with my dad and so their intimacy often made me smile. Megan has known the boy next door since age five when he showed up with his mom to welcome Megan and her mom to the neighborhood. When his mom handed over a dish of her famous apple cheesecake burritos, Matt peeked out and said, “They’re good.” From then on, they were joined at the hip. She has known Erin since age nine when their teacher sat them next to one another. A week later, their teacher separated them but by then they were thick as thieves. These details add depth to Boyfriend from Hell. As does the friendship that Megan ultimately develops with Mariana. The friendship is interesting, because Megan at first only turns to Mariana after Erin and her have a fight. The fight occurs, after Megan accuses her mom’s boyfriend of being bad but initially doesn’t have any specific reasons except that a creepy old lady watches him. The descriptions also sucked me in, starting with this one on the very first page: “I knew we’d be slipping into our snuggies. That’s how Januaries are in the desert….” I love how cozy that image makes me feel.My favorite thing about Boyfriend from Hell is the humor, which is mostly in the situations. For example, as open as Megan’s relationship is with her mother , she has limits. Does she want her mom to confide with her about being French kissed? When Megan thinks about how she can stop her mom from dating, she takes an idea from her friend. Her mom tried to keep her from riding in cars with boys by telling her horror stories. Megan decides to turn the tables by telling her a graphic horror story about some parent at her school who went on a date. Other times the humor is in the dialog. When Megan is having a little chat with Satan, he toys with her: “That was a delightful party. Holy water, crucifixes, prayers. You’re a regular Martha Stewart, aren’t you?” I couldn’t help it. Even though this is perhaps one of the creepiest chapters in the book, I laughed at their banter.As for what I didn’t like, there isn’t much. The battle scenes with Satan bordered on being too violent. Like in typical horror movies, the bruised and bleeding heroines seem to recharge ridiculously quick. Remember, we’re reading about humans; not machines. Otherwise, there were two twists that left me feeling betrayed. As I noted earlier, foreshadowing was strong in Boyfriend from Hell and so prepared me for the revelation that Armando was Satan. Unfortunately, the two twists felt like bombs. I’m not even sure they’re good surprises.Sample chapters of Boyfriend from Hell are already available online. Check them out and then look for Boyfriend from Hell at your local library. Boyfriend from Hell was released a week ago and so should already be on shelves near you. Be prepared to laugh and smile, but also to feel chilled. Be sure to keep your loved one nearby as you flip pages.

  • John
    2018-12-17 14:05

    Review to come.

  • Anjali Deochand
    2018-12-03 10:12

    Interesting storyline yet not the outcomes that I expected. Usually that makes the story better but in this case, it was average. An okay/average read.

  • Loves To Dive
    2018-11-22 16:02

    Fifteen year old Megan Barnett and her mom Suze have been best friends since Megan’s dad left ten years earlier; they love doing things with each other and tell each other everything. At least that was what Megan thought, until one day while polishing silver Suze tells her she has decided to start dating again. Megan doesn’t know how to deal with this, your mother doesn’t date and she most certainly doesn’t tell you about it. Imagine Megan’s surprise when, not only does her mom bring home a mysterious, hunky guy, but also Megan becomes involved with a new guy at school, too. Megan gets a bad vibe from her mom’s beau, Armando, and solicits the help of her two best friends to get to the bottom of the matter. Things go from bad to worse, Megan and Suze’s relationship is tested to its limits. Megan’s friends think she has gone crazy. Megan discovers that being the bad girl is not always what it’s knocked up to be and she learns that kissing is a pleasant past time. What a lot for a girl to deal with, but Megan is up for the task. Boyfriend From Hell is a fun, somewhat tongue in cheek story that starts with a laugh and keeps them coming throughout the entire book. Megan is a smart young lady, she’s in all the advanced classes and along with one of her best friend, Erin, is a true member of the geek squad. Megan is not one of the in crowd, whom she has dubbed The Poplarati. She is comfortable with who she is, but she wouldn’t mind possibly having a foot in the door. Her other best friend is Matt, an outstanding athlete, he actually is a member of The Poplarati, yet has been Megan’s best friend since they were five years old. The three friends do everything together and their bond is unbreakable, or least that’s what Megan thinks. She will find out that sometimes friends aren’t who we think they are, and she will also learn that new friends can come from strange relationships. She is wary of hunky Guy Matson when he starts flirting with her. After all, he is a strange mixture of geek and hunk. Who knew that even existed? I enjoyed Megan. She made me laugh more than once, and her tenacity appealed to me. Like Megan, I was suspicious of Guy in the beginning; he seemed too good to be true. I give him credit for hanging in there though and he did introduce Megan to a whole new world. I would most definitely have been attracted to him when I was 15; he was a great mixture of good boy/bad boy. Who doesn’t like that in a guy? The side characters gave us some good moments, as well. I didn’t like Erin as a friend, and she didn’t seem as loyal as she should have been. I enjoyed getting to know Suze and could feel for her since I was a single mom attempting to have a life of my own at one time as well. I can understand how she was attracted to Armando, who wouldn’t be? He was attractive, there was a bit of mystery about him and he seemed to be successful as an art dealer. Matt was an odd choice of best friend but he and Megan made it work. This was just a fun book to read, it kept me engaged and I read it from beginning to end without putting it down. There is an interesting paranormal element going on that we get a hint at in the beginning and it builds to an exciting end that I didn’t completely see coming. I was a little shocked by the level of kissing that went on between Guy and Megan. I admit it has been a long time since I was 15, but it seemed pretty intense to me. There is no sex here; Megan is only 15 after all, as I mentioned some intense kissing but PG rated. There is a tiny bit of violence, nothing graphic, and what you would expect given the devil is involved (and no I didn’t just give anything away, look at the title). I would recommend this book to anyone, young or old, that enjoys a good chuckle, some demon action, a cute romance and even a tear or two.Reviewed as a Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review team

  • Seirra
    2018-11-18 09:52

    A review copy was provided for an honest review. Boyfriend From Hell was surprisingly entertaining. I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Megan Barnett is a fifteen-year-old mathlete whose mother Suze gets a boyfriend before she does. And it doesn't help that she's practically invisible at school except to her two best friends Matt and Erin who she has known forever. Megan isn't thrilled that her mother is dating because she feels like she's losing the only person whose really ever understood her and now she's drifting away. But there's something not quite right about her mother's new attractive beau and she's determined to get to the bottom of it—even if it kills her. She starts noticing how off things are and what she uncovers chills her bones. Nobody is who they say they are; not even the people she thought she knew.I immediately liked the heroine of the story Megan Barnett—she's driven, independent, and funny. This combination of traits make her very interesting as opposed to some leading ladies in novels who cower and hide while they wait for prince charming to show up and rescue them from danger. That never happens. She's on her own—herself against the world to face off with the ring leader of evil—the devil. She starts out shy and is easily manipulated but becomes a force of nature when she needs to. She takes the initiative because she has to and is completely bold and courageous which makes the book really engaging. I liked that a lot.Then there's two new men in her life Armando and Guy who continue to draw her attention. One of them for the wrong reasons and the other for an inexplicable attraction. Both are charming, seductive, and mysterious which only makes Megan even more fascinated by them. I kept trying to figure out who these men were but in the end I realized I would have never concluded the truth. The mysteries of Boyfriend From Hell take a long while to progress, the first 50 some pages are intriguing and urge you forward but shortly after that you find yourself slowing because nothing much goes on for a long while which was somewhat disappointing, but every once in awhile a scene would pop up to lure you to read on again. Then the last 45 pages are where things start to pick up which makes up for the slow-moving plot. While rating I was going to initially give this a 3.5/5 stars but rounded up to a 4 because I really did like reading this book it held my attention for the important parts which made up for some of its flaws. E. Van Lowe creates a completely compelling story worth unveiling!Some of my favorite characters aside from Megan were Guy—from what you got to see of him, and Maudrina. Guy is the very definition of a bad-boy whose irresistibly good-looking and confident. Normally the rebellious guys are the ones I end up disliking because I feel they are all the same but Guy was in his own way both intriguing and endearing. Maudrina is awkward at first but she grows into a more distinct role and she turns out to be very likeable and her and Megan's interactions are genuinely amusing. I'm excited to see how they develop in the next couple of books; I'm hoping for more depth. Also there was some really comical scenes which had me snickering in the late hours of the night which garnered much love from me. I'm the biggest fan of snarky sarcasm; it's quite literally the best and Boyfriend From Hell has that.The writing is well done which is always an important aspect of reading—at least for me. The story itself was great and it wasn't very predictable which also made this book totally worth it. The ending sets up the next story which seems like it'll be even more interesting especially with more Guy in it which I'm really looking forward to. Overall this is an easy and fun YA paranormal fantasy that incorporates some awesome ideas. A nice beginning to what is sure to be an exciting series!

  • Zachary Flye (Zach's YA Reviews)
    2018-12-13 10:58

    Originally posted on my blog, Zach's YA Reviews (zachsyareviews.com)Review:Characters: The characters in this book seem unreal, and I'm not talking about the good kind either. These characters seem to conform to the whim of the author rather than setting themselves as unique characters with original personalities, instead they change so much that it's hard to keep up with what truly makes them unique and special. It was weird reading from the first person perspective because as soon as Megan, the protagonist, did something that would have been out of character for herself she would acknowledge it and then move on as though by realizing it, it made up for the sudden character change. I know it sounds weird, but these characters had no minds of their own and they seemed to be wholly controlled by the author's plan, no matter how uncharacteristic it may seem.Romance: The romance, seemed not only a bit rushed, not quite an insta-love though, but somewhere in between that and a slow burn. In addition to it's weird growth, the romance kind of fades in and out of the story. There's even a point when the love interest is barely mentioned for a long stretch of time only to come back randomly. There's no real love triangle in this book but there are plenty of hints to a more distasteful one that popped up every now and again.World-Building: The world-building may have been the saving grace, no pun intended, of this book. While I'm a sucker for angel lore books, this one is wholly unique as for most of the book there was no reference or even a hint of foreshadowing to the paranormal, in fact when there was finally a bit of paranormal activity going on it had less to do with angels and more to do with Satan, who yes I know is a fallen angel, but I'm hoping you get what I mean. The description is a bit misleading as implies that both Megan's and her mother's boyfriend are prospectively the devil incarnate, however it's very clear when that plot point is even referenced which one is carrying the pitchfork. Also, some chapters open up with random flashbacks, that have no reason of being there except to be vaguely referenced much later on.Predictability: While I can say that most of this book is predictable, I cannot say that the rest is unpredictable, because that would imply that it made sense. Honestly the parts of this book that caught me off-guard were random at best, things were revealed that not only seemed to come out of no where but didn't seem to fit the character or really the storyline at all. I have to say it was a bit weird to read one chapter and have the next begin with something that seems so ludicrous that I have to read it a few times to realize that I made no mistake in what I read.Ending: The ending was also a bit off, it seemed pretty rushed yet it dragged on for a while after the final confrontation. It tried wrapping things up but it was choppy and didn't really make sense since the events that were taking place seemed so out of place that it wasn't like I was reading an ending but more of a last minute epilogue.Rating:After all that I was sure I was going to rate this 1.5 crests, but in actuality I enjoyed the story a lot. It's kind of like a guilty pleasure, while the writing is ridiculous and the characters are puppets to the whims of the author with no real personalities of their own, the story is addicting and fun to read if only to laugh over the absurd writing and plot.Question: In honor of this series being my new guilty pleasure, What's your guilty pleasure book or book series?P.S. Do you guys like that I'm asking a question at the end of my reviews? I thought it would be a fun way to comment on reviews and a great way to learn more about you guys! :)