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Summary

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?

©2018 Claire Castle (P)2021 Claire Castle

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Fake boyfriend or is he.

Carson gets invited to his ex-boyfriend's wedding in Greece. Without thinking, he tells his ex that he had a plus one called Sam.

Sam, brother to Carson's best friend Sloane, and super hot and gay. Carson convinces Sam to be his fake boyfriend for the upcoming wedding.

But are they getting closer because of the wedding, or is there something between them and developing into an actual relationship?

Great characters and the story develops nicely, and we get a wonderful HEA. Jack Watson does a great job of narrating the book, although I sped up to 1.50 on audible as usual.


Boyfriend or Bust
By: Claire Castle
Narrated by: Jack Watson
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins

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  • Bonnie Blackwell
  • 19-07-21

Enjoyed the story...

I originally read this book back when it was first published for the Kindle. I thoroughly enjoyed the fake boyfriend to blossoming romance trope. I still enjoyed the story as an audio. However, to me, the narrator didn't fit the story. There were a lot of parts where, as he voiced Carson, I felt he tried too hard to make the voice sound different & it came off as too harsh & guttural sounding. I think with the right narrator, this could be a stunning audio.

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  • Vania
  • 16-07-21

Cute, romantic, sexy and funny!

The perfect book to put you into vacation mood! Sam and Carson may start as fake boyfriends, but their connection is both explosive and profound and I love that they really take the time to get to know each other, and they progress from a fake to real relationship almost flawlessly, with no grand gestures or big drama moments!
The thing I love best is how they present a united front, always being there for each other o listen, support and cheer up!
Jack Watson’s narration took me a bit to “adjust” to. It’s a bit over-the-top, or “dramatic”, you know, and I am more used to a more … sedate kind of narration, but in the end it’s really good and it brings you INTO the story, you laugh, cry and snort out laugh together with the characters!

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  • Grace Stafford
  • 10-08-21

Distracting narration

The voice for Carson is distracting. Either needs a different narrator or two readers for each male lead.

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  • Kelly 1112
  • 12-07-21

Awesome book!

Carson and Sam's story is a happy-ever-after story that will make you laugh. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was good allowing a person to easily tell who was talking at any given time. I will definitely read more of Claire Castle's books!