Boyfriend or Bust (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Boyfriend or Bust
Author: Claire Castle
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: August 11th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 231
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


When Carson Turner’s ex-boyfriend unexpectedly invites him to his destination wedding and presumes he’ll be there alone, Carson panics and invents a fake boyfriend to accompany him. That’s what happens when your greatest flaw seems to be to talk first and think later.

How can Sam Bixton say no to his little sister’s request for him to go to Greece with her best friend, who he’s only admired from afar? Who would turn down fun in the sun with the one guy that’s always been off-limits?

Carson and Sam have a lot to learn about each other, and very little time to do it. Will they succeed in convincing Carson’s ex that they’re devoted boyfriends, or is it all about to go bust…

I just love books like this one. It is a fake boyfriend book that turns out to be so much more. There is something about these kind of books that just gets to me. It is how something that starts off fake turns into something real. I just love them. And Claire Castle did a really great job on this book.

Carson has been invited to a destination wedding by his ex. The only reason for the invite is to basically stick it to Carson. Though Carson intends to turn down his cheating ex’s invite, when he gets on the phone with him, he finds himself saying that he will be at the wedding and he will be there with his boyfriend Samuel, Sam.

Now Carson is in a tizzy trying to figure out what to do. He has no boyfriend and he cannot back out now without looking like a loser so he has to come up with someone to fill the role for him. That is when his best friend steps in and gets her brother Sam to fill the role of boyfriend. But what Sloan did not realize is both Carson and Sam have had crushes on the other for a long time now. Neither man knows this.

When Carson and Sam start to spend more time together to prepare for the upcoming wedding, sparks start to fly and the two grow closer. Neither man expected this to happen. But the question remains, can a fake boyfriend turn into a real one or will something or someone come between them in the end?

I really enjoyed this read. I believe this is the first book by Claire Castle that I have read. But nonetheless I will be reading more in the future. This is definitely a recommended read from me to you.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time.

I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books.

Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.

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