How to Build a Boyfriend from scratch by Sarah Archer #Review

Here;s a great welcome to a romcom with a difference- Sarah Archer's How to Build a Boyfriend from scratch. It was published in paperback by Harper Collins on 19th March.

Dating is hard. Being dateless at your perfect sister's wedding is harder.  

Meet Kelly. A brilliant but socially awkward robotics engineer desperately seeking a wedding date.  

Meet Ethan. Intelligent, gorgeous, brings out the confidence Kelly didn’t know she had and … not technically human. (But no one needs to know that.)  

With her sister’s wedding looming and everyone in the world on her case about being perpetually single, Kelly decides to take her love life into her own hands – and use her genius skills to create Ethan.  

But when she can’t resist keeping her new boy toy around even after the ‘I do’s’, Kelly knows she needs to hit the off switch on this romance, fast. Only, when you’ve found (well, made) your perfect man, how do you kiss him goodbye?

My Thoughts

 This is a witty and enjoyable read which takes a slightly quirky look at relationships. Kelly is a bright and independent young woman who actually finds personal relationships and reading human behaviour a skill too far. She has retreated behind her Science and tried to keep control of every aspect of her life. She has some issues to work out with her family and you come to realise that her relationships within her family are complicated. The middle child, Kelly has always tried to conform, to please.

    Ethan turns out to be the perfect partner but through him, Kelly begins to question her needs in a relationship. This story is full of humour but there are also some serious issues under the surface. In many ways, Kelly is a lonely figure but she keeps your sympathy. If you want a read which will keep you amused and has an original plot, you will enjoy this romcom.

In short: Don't believe everything you see!

                                                                              About the Author

Sarah Archer is a Black List Screenwriting Mini-Lab fellow who has had material produced for Comedy Central and published short stories and poetry in numerous literary magazines. After living in Los Angeles, where she worked in literary management and development on projects including House, Concussion, Roots, and Girls Trip, she currently lives in Brooklyn

 You can follow Sarah here: Website  |  Twitter  |  Instagram

Book link: Amazon UK 

Thanks to Sarah Archer and Rebeca Bryant of Harper Collins for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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