Free Read Friday Review: My Boyfriend’s Back by Chrissy Olinger

Posted January 13, 2012 by Felicia S in 2.50 Wine Glasses, 2012 Read / 5 Comments


From Goodreads: “I bring you tidings of… DAMMIT!”

With those few words, Jack Lynch’s world would change forever. The nerdy guy from Hammond High has returned for his twentieth reunion. He’s rich, successful, and ready to re-claim the girl who got away: Rori McLeary.

There’s just one small problem… Jack is also dead. But with the help of an angel in training, his mom, and the rockin’ body of his former arch-nemesis, Jack is still going to get the girl.

He has three days to convince Rori to love him. He’s got the body he never had, the brains he always had, and Norman the geek angel on his side.

What could possibly go wrong?

Read from January 10 to 11, 2012

** spoiler alert **

Read for Fun!
Challenges: Why Buy The Cow?
Overall Rating: 2.50
Story Rating: 2.50
Character Rating: 2.50

First thought when finishing: The end totally blew the whole story for me *sigh*

What I Loved: The writing in this story was done really well and the plotting/pacing moved at a great pace. For a short read, I felt like it was a complete story.

What I Liked: I really liked the angels and specifically poor well-meaning Norman. He reminded me of a cross between the angel from It’s a Wonderful Life with more of the Hootzpa of the angel from Scrooged!

(Ending Given Away)

What made me mad: Yes I said mad! He did not go back into his body at the end — giving the impression that he was all set in life now that he got the girl, brains, and looks. I am not a fan of the body switching stories that the geek doesn’t get appreciated just for being the geek. She loved him as the geek and I would have loved for them to be together as him. The fact that he is now the geek in the bullying *sshats body just killed the story for me. So as I said in the beginning—the end ruined the otherwise cute story for me.

Final Thoughts:  This story will totally work for some people but the ending just did not work for me.
Chrissy OlingerBook:
My Boyfriend's Back


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5 responses to “Free Read Friday Review: My Boyfriend’s Back by Chrissy Olinger

  1. Missie

    Awe. Bum deal. I guess this is not a warm and fuzzy story about accepting who you are. LOLI hope your next free read is better.