Boyfriend - Sarina Bowen


By Sarina Bowen

  • Release Date: 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 315 Ratings


The hottest 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…
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! 


  • Great read!

    By Tmanzo55
    Loved this book!!
  • I wish it was longer!

    By Ghelka
    I always enjoy the character development in Sarina’s books. The fun details and Vermont twist. One of these days I actually need to go to Vermont. Great read.
  • Love!

    By cjs9122
    Sarina does it again!
  • SB Never Lets You Down.

    By Laurie_Oh_TLG
    Loved this book! Even though I had read the original short version, Sarina expanded it to even more fabulous results. It is full of her trademark humor and steamy swooniness.
  • Funny, hot and great characters!

    By Pepper's mommy
    4.5 STARS Weston and Abbi are such extremely likable characters. Their banter, inner monologues and conversations made me smile, laugh and feel ridiculously happy. The story was like a soft, warm, fuzzy blanket for my emotions. This authors stories are like comfort food for my mind and soul. I had no problem feeling for the characters. It was so easy to like them, respect them and root for them. The wit and banter is great! The writing is extremely clever. It really was such a fun read! Not over the top, the perfect balance of funny and also emotional. The characters are multi dimensional, they are facing realistic issues in life. They both have complicated family dynamics, it’s what brought them together initially. They see each other’s struggles/complications, and I think it bonds them in a way, makes them really care about each other early on. I love the mix of tropes in this book. It’s fake dating, then friends, then friends with benefits.. hopefully more for that happily ever after ;) These two had incredible chemistry! I loved their interactions so much! The tension and build up was great. They are very sexy and HOT when they get together! They are fun, good people. And that’s not code for nice and boring at all! They are so entertaining, I just love them so much! The secondary characters are great additions and I loved them all as well. The Vermont flavor is always fun in this series and authors books. The sports/hockey aspect is there. It doesn’t take front and center of the story. It’s an incredibly fun, entertaining and touching college romance. I absolutely loved it!
  • A feel good read that will make you smile ear to ear!

    By Lexilooloolex
    Do yourself a big favor and one click this great read by Author Sarina Bowen. I love, love, love Author Sarina Bowen’s writing. I just finished reading Boyfriend and I have an ear to ear smile on my face. I feel happy and fulfilled after reading the latest book from one of my favorite authors. Abbi and Weston are so much fun to read!
  • #1 Fan

    By Laura__F
    I'm really obsessed with all things Sarina Bowen and The World of True North has been nothing short of amazing. Somehow I missed all of the Moo U books though which is an absolute travesty because these characters are AWESOME!! Emma Wilder and Jason Clarke killed it as Abby and Weston. This audio is all the things: funny, emotional, swoony, and engaging. I definitely wanted to abandon all responsibilities and just listen straight through. I'm definitely going to be searching for a book for Weston's brother, Stevie, and adding all the Moo U series to my TBR!!!
  • Love this series!

    By mpatane5
    I really do love this series. This fake relationship storyline will captivate you from the beginning to the end. Weston and Abbi have great chemistry and flirty banter. It’s absolutely worth the read/listen. The narration is fantastic!
  • LOVED!

    By Cddg03
    Moo U Hockey is a college hockey romance series in the World of True North, created by Sarina Bowen. Each novel can be read as a standalone, however the series will feature some of the same characters that you will come to know and love. If you loved reading this book, I would also recommend reading Sarina Bowen’s True North books and the other True North series (Vino & Veritas; Busy Bean Cafe; Speakeasy Taproom; and the rest of the Moo U books). In Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen, it is a well known fact at Moo U that Weston doesn’t do relationships. Abbi knows this, as she’s watched Weston from a safe distance whenever the hockey team frequents Abbi’s workplace for wings & beer. When she spots Weston sticking a “I’ll Be Your Thanksgiving Fake Boyfriend” ad on the bulletin board, she jumps at the opportunity to finally hang with her crush, even if isn’t real. But their fake relationship is much more complicated and real than either can imagine. Sarina does it again! She has such a knack for writing realistic characters who are lovable, yet flawed. Sarina’s stories are beautiful reads about characters who can grow and love over the span of these pages. I can relate to Abbi with her guarded emotions and keeping everyone at a distance because of her life circumstances. And Weston makes an amazing hero: hot, fun, and blissfully unaware of his romantic impact until Abbi. A great story about how love heals in so many different ways. I highly recommend this book! *I have received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) from the author in exchange for an honest review.*