A review by bookswrotemystory
Blackmail Boyfriend by Chris Cannon
Just a little torn about this one. The whole "fake relationship" thing is my favorite trope. And for the most part this was a cute story. There were just those few little things here and there that stuck out enough for me that it ruined my overall enjoyment of the book. Most notable the stereotypical "crazy" ex girlfriend. The slut shaming. And a rather distasteful "joke" that didn't play as funny to me. These were nothing more than small moments throughout the book. But they were unnecessary and perpetuate harmful ways of thinking. I have gotten to a point as a reader where they are hard for me to just put out of my mind. I remember them and it effects my overall perception of the book. And it is disappointing because I would have loved this book if not for these little things.