Picture-Perfect Boyfriend (Paperback)
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Two strangers, one tropical island, and lots of lies in this funny beach romance from the author of Love & Other Great Expectations!
Aspiring nature photographer Kenzie Reed just can’t get her straitlaced family of optometrists to take her art seriously. She’s resigned to putting aside her dreams and accepting the depressing life that awaits her at the family business. She even makes up a fake, boring boyfriend—Jacob—to get her parents off her back.
But when the Reeds arrive in Hawaii for spring break, Kenzie is shocked that "Jacob" shows up at the airport—and joins their vacation. Kenzie can’t reveal him as a fraud without confessing her lie, so she’s stuck playing along while trying to find out who he really is.
No way is she going to actually fall for him—because even though he’s funny, nice, smart, and cute, he’s also a liar. Isn’t he?
Filled with warm summer breezes and salty sea air, Becky Dean’s Picture-Perfect Boyfriend will sweep you off your feet into a tropical paradise, sun on your shoulders—where love is just around a palm tree.
About the Author
As a child, Becky Dean wanted to be an author or to study whales. Now, she writes books that sometimes include whales. Still a California girl at heart, she currently lives in Texas with her husband, where their walls are covered with photos from their travels. She can frequently be found drinking iced tea, watching science fiction shows, and planning travel adventures for herself and her characters. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like. She is also the author of Love & Other Great Expectations.
Praise for Picture-Perfect Boyfriend:
"A picture-perfect rom-com! It grabbed me from page one and held on until the satisfying end." —Annie Rains, USA Today bestselling author The Matchbreaker Summer
"Dean’s lush writing has once again ignited my inner-wanderlust. If you seek adventure, Becky will take you on one."—K.L. Walther, USA Today bestselling author of The Summer of Broken Rules
"Picture-Perfect Boyfriend is a glorious romcom vacation with the fake-dating trope taken to the next level. I want to hug and hang with Kenzie, a character full of heart, who made me laugh, and is deserving of her happy ending."—Tif Marcelo, USA Today bestselling author of The Holiday Switch
"Picture Perfect Boyfriend has everything I want in a novel—a gorgeous location, humor, self-discovery, and first love. I couldn’t read this book fast enough!"—Kristy Boyce, author of Hot British Boyfriend
"Picture-Perfect Boyfriend is a delightful, tender-hearted exploration of family expectations versus following your passion. The romance is swoony and banter-filled, and the gorgeous location had me itching to book the next flight out to somewhere warm and beachy."—JC Peterson, author of Being Mary Bennet
“Full of secrets and surprises, Dean once again invites us on a witty and life-discovering adventure. Under the palms of Hawaii, Picture-Perfect Boyfriend draws a line in the sand daring us to cross into dreams, family dynamics, and honest love in this perfect teen rom com.”—Nova McBee, author of the Calculated series
"Hawaii’s natural beauty shines via Kenzie’s tourist eye, and her airy narration and tendency to romanticize the world around her through her camera’s lens read as a love letter to the island. Dean spins an immersive and romantic story about being true to oneself."—Publishers Weekly
"The balmy setting and sweet developing relationship will appeal to teen romance fans."—Kirkus Reviews