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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Susan Mowdy

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book that I have read by Molly Zenk and I enjoyed it. Operation Boyfriend is a New Adult romance story about Glynnis who has had zero luck in the relationship department. We see her navigate through her college life and the ups and downs of social media. Two guys come into her life that throw her for a loop. One is quirky and awkward while the other is smooth and successful (just her type) but not everyone and everything is as it appears. Who will she pick?

I loved this story. Before diving into it I thought it was going to be a clear cut and dry story, like I knew exactly what would happen. Miss Zenk definitely threw in some twists and turns I didn’t see coming. This is definitely a must read and I look forward to reading more from this author.

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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk is a young adult romance story that I have a love hate relationship with. The story is well written but I did not like the main character or her best friend. The MC is one who really wouldn’t think for herself and let others make her decisions for her in all aspects of her life. Her supposed best friend I would have given up if she was my friend. There is so much angst that many times I went to put the book down and give up but for some reason each time I pushed on. The premise of the story was good and there is some interesting twists and I loved the character, Corin, he found his way into my heart. There is a little humour in the story that made reading it a little more fun.

If you like a story that is full of young adult angst then I am sure you will enjoy this story.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Michelle Austin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Operation Boyfriend was good 4 star read.

We meet Glynnis who has a bad history with dating and her mother doesn’t fail to ever remind her of that. She is pushing her to find the one and get married. She has sworn off dating until her best friend convinces her to get back out in the dating world.

She meets Corin, a nerdy shy guy who has been watching her for two months trying to get the nerve up to talk to her. Thanks to his sisters encouragement he finally did. She also meets Daniel a successful and confident man. There is something that she likes about each of them.

There are some other strange twists that occur and makes you question some things. Are things really as they seem? Overall I enjoyed the book and the characters. I had my favorite and had fingers crossed he would be the one. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Reviewed by @mab54615
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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Maura Harper

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is one of those books that as i was reading, i was highlighting a bunch of quotes because they offered terrific advice or would be a great motivational poster. There is a lot of good in this book and then there is the main female and her supposed best friend. As I read further into the story, I wanted to hang the quotes and posters in their apartment.

This is a clean story that has a religious undertone, family values and sibling love.

The story started out very strong for me. I liked where the story was heading and how it was going to get there. I thought unless everyone turned into zombies, it couldn’t go wrong. I was wrong. Somewhere along the way it took a hard left turn and it felt like someone else began writing the story. At the end, there are a lot of elements that come into play which need to be tied up before “the end”. The last 3% of the book felt super rushed and left me feeling disappointed.

The good outweighs the rushed so that I’m able to keep my review to 4 stars and keep it on my “I would recommend” list.

Review by @mauraharper

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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Gail Guerrero

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Four Stars

Stupidity should never be a redeeming quality. Blindly following what other people want with no regards to your needs crazy. I don’t know how Glynnis survived the way she did. Who trusts someone that they hardly know as much as she did. I’m truly upset that the lead character was so awful. Is that how some people truly are? I rated it four stars because the author wrote an interesting story. The moments where we find out about the axe murderer and Corin are my favorite parts. I really liked Corin. He wasn’t traditionally handsome or build with muscle. He is a normal guy if a little stalker-ish. I actually liked how he wrote everything down. I makes you feel better and it almost takes a weight off of you. He was super adorable for being shy like there are no shy guys anymore. I thought he was very alpha male when he went after Glynnis. I liked the story but could do without Glynnis. The story was really well written and I would read more by this author. Hopefully all the leads have actual personalities that they developed from learning about themselves and not what others think their personality should be. Also we need to redefine the term best friend. Because Kenley was not it.
Review by @gguerrero89

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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Kerry Baker

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk is a great new adult book that is well written with engaging characters. This is the type of book that you can easily lose yourself in for an afternoon as you fly through the bool quickly and easily.
I always enjoy this type of story as it is exactly what I like from reading in general. It allowed me to switch my brain off for a few hours and to just sink into a story that is interesting. I found the characters to be really relatable, it was so easy to imagine yourself in their situation.
The story flows well on this book. It has a great pace about it and the writing is strong and consistent. I very much enjoyed this book and will be sure to check out more from this author in the future.

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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Operation Boyfriend
By Molly Zenk
Rated 5 stars

Wow! What to say! This ran me through a gambit of emotions. I went from love to hate on so many of the characters it was crazy. Glynnis is so insecure about herself and all of her decisions. I’m not gonna lie…at time it was annoying. Just once get a backbone girl! This starts off wonderfully and goes on from there. A little tedious at time but Corin more than made up for it. I really can’t say enough good things about him. He is so sweet, nervous and unassuming. Not your typical book boyfriend. No Alpha at all. But dang he has all the adoration for her that would be required. I love how he calls her his “dream girl”. He was definitely my fav character.

One of my favorite scenes is when he talked to her on the phone for the first time. He is so nervous and unsure. It’s weird to read about a guy who isn’t completely confident. Maybe all guys aren’t but they sure act like it. Corin doesn’t. Don’t get me wrong..I love it and it makes him all the more endearing to me.

Her BFF and her parents are different. At times they are more than a bit weird and irritating. The ending seemed a bit abrupt. I guess I wanted a bit of groveling or something to make the relationship seem like it was now going in the right direction.

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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Sheri Schrader

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk is a young adult romance. What does a young lady do who has been burned by love? She meets not only one but two young men who could capture her heart. Corin is one who captures her heart and Daniel who captures her head. Which should Glynnis choose?
This is a sweet romance that reminds us that love in youth is complicated. I like the characters and the story is relatable. I was hoping that Glynnis would choose the best young man for her and have her happily ever after. I enjoyed the story and the characters and hope to read more from this author in the future.

Review by @sherimichelle1

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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Bobbi Wagner

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a new age story that is creative and engaging. I enjoyed how this story was able to pull me in right from the beginning. I found that I was easily able to connect and relate with the characters. This is a story about a young woman who feels that she will never find the right boyfriend. But then she meets Daniel and she meets Corin. She finds herself with options but which one will her heart chose and will she agree? I highly recommend reading this book to find out.

Review by @bjwagner
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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk is a new adult romance story with a little drama, some angst, emotion, hidden agendas, revelations, danger, revenge, friendship, humour, surprising developments, and a love triangle. I initially thought the story was going to be a little predictable, but Ms. Zenk added a twist that definitely gave some excitement to the story. This is also my first read by Ms. Zenk.
Glynnis hasn’t had much luck when it came to her love life. Her long-term boyfriend leaves her- for another GUY! And when she finally decides to get back out there, she has one disastrous date after another. We follow along as Glynnis traverses college life, social media, and dating. She meets Corin, and then Daniel is added to the mix. One is quirky, goofy, and awkward- while the other is suave, confident, and successful. Glynnis has a dilemma, head vs heart. What will she decide? But not everything is as it appears…
The story contains some humour and emotion which help to give the story balance. But there was also a lot of texting/social media posts/and blogging scenes- but I’m not sure that there needed to be quite so much of it as I felt that it interrupted the flow of the story at times.
If you like angst, new adult romance, realistic and believable young adult characters, and a twist to your storyline- then this is the story for you!

Thank you, Ms. Zenk!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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