Title: Wanted – Bad Boyfriend (Island Classifieds #1)
Author: T.A. Moore and Michael Mola (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 28th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
Island Classifieds: Book One
His mother. His best friend. The barmaid at the local pub. Everyone is determined to find Nathan Moffatt a boyfriend. It’s the last thing Nathan wants. After spending every day making sure his clients experience nothing but romantic magic, the Granshire Hotel’s wedding organizer just wants to go home, binge-watch crime dramas, and eat pizza in his underwear.
Unfortunately, no one believes him, and he’s stuck with lectures about dying alone. Then inspiration strikes. He needs the people in his life to want him to stay single as much as he does. He needs a bad boyfriend.
There’s only one man for the job.
Flynn Delaney is used to people on the island of Ceremony thinking the worst of him. But he isn’t sure he wants the dubious honor of worst boyfriend on the entire island. On the other hand, if he plays along, he gets to hang out with the gorgeous Nathan and piss off the owners of the Granshire Hotel. It’s a win-win.
There’s only one problem—Flynn’s actually quite a good boyfriend, and now Nathan’s wondering if getting off the sofa occasionally is really the worst thing in the world.
This is a fake boyfriend romance about a guy who doesn’t want a boyfriend but wants the people around him off his back so he asks the one guy everyone but his mom seems to dislike to play along and ends up falling for him was cute, and had some humor, but ultimately wasn’t my cup of tea.
Michael Mola does a good job providing distinct character voices for each character and the pacing of the audiobook flows well. There are some twists and turns, some tension and light angst, and Mola highlights that tension just as well as the humor in the writing. All in all it was a good listen, but the story didn’t live up to my expectation.
Out of all of the characters in the book I only liked Nate’s mom (who had limited page time), Flynn, and Nate. While I was very happy Nate and Flynn get their happy ending, I honestly didn’t understand why everyone hates Flynn so much. Seriously, why is Flynn Delaney so universally disliked? Dude saves people and fixes things for a living. Sure, he’s blunt and doesn’t let anyone walk all over him, but I…just didn’t understand the reason why the other islanders think the worst of him or all the rumors and gossip that circulate around him.
In the end the open plot points and mysteriousness surrounding why an entire island of people were hateful to Flynn just didn’t work for me, but I seem to be in a minority, and hopefully you have better luck.