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How to Build a Boyfriend from Scratch

by Sarah Archer

Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Humour (fiction) Relationship Stories Sagas and Romance Sci-Fi and Fantasy

LoveReading View on How to Build a Boyfriend from Scratch

A thoughtful, comical, thoroughly entertaining relationship story with a difference.  Kelly is an introverted perfectionist, she is also a leading robotics engineer. When she feels overwhelming pressure from her family to find a date for her sister’s wedding, it makes complete sense to build her own boyfriend… doesn’t it? I instantly fell into the pages, this is such a delightfully readable tale, made all the more refreshing by Kelly’s family and friends. If this were a film, it would be billed as an offbeat Hollywood romcom. It borders on the quirky (perhaps more than borders with a robot as the romantic interest!). The chaos surrounding Kelly’s decision snowballs, creating smirks, and also intrigue, how on earth was she going to rescue the situation? While Sarah Archer embraces fantastical, she also focuses on legitimate thoughts and feelings, creating a wonderful and original balance. How to Build A Boyfriend From Scratch is a positive, smile-filled, engaging read, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Liz Robinson

How to Build a Boyfriend from Scratch Synopsis

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?

How to Build a Boyfriend from Scratch Press Reviews

From robots to weddings, The Plus One made me laugh, cry, and wonder what dating would be like after I've already created the perfect man. Simply unputdownable! -Renee Carlino, USA Today bestselling author of Blind Kiss

The Plus One is bursting with heart and soul. It engineers thought-provoking questions about what love and humanity really look like. Archer is totally captivating. - Hannah Orenstein, author of Playing with Matches

Prepare to fall in love with The Plus One! Sarah Archer's wildly inventive, laugh-out-loud funny, heart-tugging romance is perfect for our wired world. From the adorably awkward all-too-human tech-genius heroine to the dreamy boy-toy beau she creates, these characters are as alive, vibrant and winning as can be whether flesh-and-bone or bot. If you've ever needed a love life reboot or dreamed of finding (or building!) your soul mate, this whipsmart, witty pageturner is a must-read! -Aimee Agresti, author of Campaign Widows

An endearing and clever story about the crazy things we do to meet expectations. -Anna Yen, author of Sophia of Silicon Valley

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ISBN: 9780008354299
Publication date: 22/07/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Ebook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008354299
Publication date: 22nd July 2019
Author: Sarah Archer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Ebook
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Humour, Relationship Stories, Sagas and Romance, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
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About Sarah Archer

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.

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