Boyfriend: A Moo U Hockey Romance

· Tuxbury Publishing LLC
55 reviews

About this ebook

The dreamiest player on the Moo U hockey team hangs a flyer on the bulletin board, and I am spellbound:

Rent a boyfriend for the holiday. For $25, I will be your Thanksgiving date. I will talk hockey with your dad. I will bring your mother flowers. I will be polite, and wear a nicely ironed shirt…

Now everyone knows it’s a bad idea to introduce your long-time crush to your messed-up family. But I really do need a date for Thanksgiving, even if I’m not willing to say why. So I tear his phone number off of that flyer… and accidentally entangle our star defenseman in a ruse that neither of us can easily unwind.

Because Weston's family is even nuttier than mine. He needs a date, too, for the most uncomfortable holiday engagement party ever thrown. 

There will be hors d'oeuvre. There will be faked PDA. And there will be pro-level awkwardness…

Boyfriend is a full-length book for Weston and Abbi! 


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Storylines in this book: fauxmance, fake boyfriend, holiday dating, holiday romance, pretend boyfriend, college romance, new adult romance.

Ratings and reviews

55 reviews
Margaret Hughes
October 15, 2021
Another wonderful story from Sarina Bowen! I loved the entire premise of this book, watching the fake relationship turn into a slow-burn romance that kept the drama to a minimum but produced so many sigh-worthy moments! I loved watching Weston and Abbi interact with each other’s families as they have their fake dates and develop a friendship that was real and solid, which was something that neither expected. There was such an attraction between these two from the start and when they finally give in to it the heat just poured off the pages. What I loved most what how these two just instinctively knew what the other needed, especially as it came to navigating some very interesting family dynamics. Watching Abbie tell Weston’s father some truths he needed to hear was one of my favorite scenes in the book. And I just fell in love with Weston a little harder as he was always there to protect Abbi, no matter the situation. Once again, I can’t say enough about Sarina Bowen’s writing style, her dialogue, and her characters. Even though this is a college romance, the characters were written with a realistic maturity that made them likeable but not acting too out of their age range. Sarina Bowen brings lots of swoon-worthy moments, the right amount of heat, and keeps the drama to a minimum, which all adds up to another 5 star read! Definitely one that anyone should enjoy!
Lenore Kosinski
October 12, 2021
4 or 4.5 stars — Dudes, I seriously enjoyed this book, and yet this review is going to be subpar. I’m still in one of those modes, you know? I can’t even decide how to rate this one…I hate these book moods. Honestly though, the book can be summed up as deliciously cute. Weston was adorable, strangely dorky and sexy at the same time. I thought it was spot on when Abby observed he put on a happy face to help cope with his family shiznit. Abby was the perfect amount of self-deprecating without going over the top. She was so caught up in trying to survive, I don’t think she saw herself quite clearly, or gave herself enough credit. There was a great connection between the two of them, it was palpable. I felt their mutual attraction, but I liked seeing them connect on other levels first. It was wonderful to see how comfortable they were with one another after such a short period of time. And when the steamy stuff started? Hells yes! I loved the little bits of Moo U hockey we got to see, including characters that have their own stories later in this series. I still really want Cooper’s story, even more so now. I’m not sure if I was satisfied with how the Price stuff worked out. I knew it was coming, and maybe I wanted Abby to go guns blazing…but this was more realistic unfortunately. Actually, mixed with all the cute there was a lot of very real moments for both of them — dealing with family drama of all kinds. See? Subpar review for what was an adorable story. Ah well. You get what you get!
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Jenn Hasted
October 15, 2021
Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen is a complete standalone written in her World of Truth North and takes us back to Moo U. This story hits a bunch of my favorite tropes. Hockey romance, college romance and fake dating. From the moment I started listening to this book I could not stop until I finished as I was completely captivated by the characters. Sarina Bowen has written a beautiful, heartfelt story laced with her signature humor and heat and I fell for Weston and Abbi so hard! Abbi waitresses at the Biscuit in the Basket, the hockey teams regular hang out and she has been crushin’ on Weston for quite some time. When she she sees his ad to rent himself out as a fake boyfriend for Thanksgiving she cannot pass up the opportunity. Awkward PDA and all Weston and Abbi had such fantastic chemistry. I throughly enjoyed their flirty text exchanges as well as the scenes where they are fumbling through their fake dates all while trying hard to resist their growing feelings for one another. The more time they spend together the harder that becomes. Weston is a fun loving, easy going guy. He has never easily committed to relationships but it becomes so effortless with Abbi. Abbi is not used to having people in her corner. She has suffered unimaginable grief by loosing both her parents and is also dealing with some unwanted harassment from her step-brother, Price. I adored Weston’s protective side and the way he easily steps in.

About the author

Sarina Bowen is the nineteen-time USA Today bestselling author of over thirty romance novels. She writes sports romance, billionaire romance, small town romance, contemporary fiction and YA fiction. She loves Vermont, hockey, and fine stationery. Visit for more.

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