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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Karyn Taylor

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Operation Boyfriend is a young adult romance by Molly Zenk. I’m still confused as to my feelings about this book. On the one hand it’s really well written and there is great depth to the characters. On the other hand I wanted to give the leading female character a massive kick up the backside and I also despised her best friend with a passion.
Glynnis has a disastrous dating history. Her most recent boyfriend is about to have a commitment ceremony with another guy. Her mother is obsessed with her getting married and her best friend is adamant that she is going to find the ideal man for her.
Corin is the geeky nerd who has been watching Glynnis on the bus every day for 2 months before finally plucking up the courage to talk to her.
Corin and Glynnis get on great and are building a great friendship but best friend Kenley will do everything to sabotage their budding relationship.
This story is filled with so much angst and emotion. I loved Corin and thought he was just perfect for Glynnis. As someone who struggles with conflict, I probably should have had more empathy with Glynnis but I really, really wanted to give her a major kick up the backside and wanted her to tell Kenley to butt out of her life. And don’t start me on Kenley, I hated her so, so much. I really struggled to understand how Glyniss could be best friends with her.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book and adored Corin. The facebook conversations with Glynnis’ parents was hilarious too. This added to my enjoyment of the story.

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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Katie Matthews

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Operation Boyfriend was a nice new adult romance read and one that I really enjoyed. When I first read the blurb I did think that the story was going to be a little predictable so I was very pleasantly surprised when it had me guessing a few times! I really liked Glynnis and can imagine many people can relate to some of the things she went through, she definitely had some bad luck when it came to relationships. I could really feel the dilemma she faced with both Corin and Daniel. I liked the twists that the author threw in to the story they definitely made me stop and think at times. The author’s easy writing style meant that I easily become absorbed into Glynnis life and I really did want her to find someone as nice as she was and I felt that she really deserved to be happy.
Overall a good 4 star read and one that I would recommend to other readers. This is also the first book that I have read by this author and I would like to read more from her again in the future.

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Operation Boyfriend by Molly Zenk – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was in the market for something light and easy to read after a string of dark and deep novels and Operation Boyfriend couldn’t have been more perfect for just that. It was a sweet little new adult romance that was fun to escape into for the afternoon. I got quite wrapped up in Glynnis life and found myself finishing up the book in just under a few hours.

Glynnis had quite the messy breakup with her last guy… He left her for another man! So she finally heals herself enough to get back in the dating saddle and we find ourselves along for the fun ride. Not only does Glynnis find one guy who can make her heart skip a beat, but two! What will she do? How can she ever make a decision that could possibly turn out good?

I also found myself a new author with this book. Molly Zenk is completely new to me, but I quickly fell for the unique ways she managed to twist the story each time it would feel as if things could be predictable. I also really enjoyed the way she switched things up with the social media inserts etc. I look forward to seeing what else Ms. Zenk has in store for her readers!

Review by @lizaileen
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Operation Boyfriend By Molly Zenk – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Operation Boyfriend By Molly Zenk is a new adult romance that will pull you in from the beginning and doesn’t let go till the last page.This is my first read by this Author and definitely won’t be my last.i like her style of writing and how her characters are very well developed and you feel like you are apart of the story. This story is about a young woman who has doubts that she will ever find the right boyfriend.What happens when she meets not only one but two? Daniel and Corin.Corin doesn’t have much experience with relationships but then there is Daniel and he is everyone’s pick. Who will she choose? Will she pick with her heart or head? I kept hoping she would find her happiness. Find out what happens next. I highly recommend reading this Book.

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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.

Review by @listersda
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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.
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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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