Blog tour + Book review: The boyfriend bracket by Kate Evangelista (4.5 stars)

(I received a free review copy from Xpresso book tours in exchange for an honest review)


The Boyfriend Bracket
Kate Evangelista
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 19th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

The only way to get over a hopeless crush is to find someone new…Enter: The Boyfriend Bracket!

Putting a new spin on a classic trope, Kate Evangelista explores family bonds, changing relationships, and senior year as our heroine tries to get over her brother’s best friend.

Stella has had a hopeless crush on Will, her older brother’s best friend FOREVER, but now that Cam and Will have graduated and are going off to college, this year is her chance to really strike out on her own. Without her overprotective brother and his sidekick around to distract her, she can focus on having all the typical high school experiences that she’s always dreamed of―starting with finding a boyfriend! With the help of her best friend, Franklin, she comes up with the perfect plan to have a boyfriend by Christmas: The Boyfriend Bracket.

Or it seems like the perfect plan . . . right up until Will starts showing up again. How is she supposed to find the perfect boyfriend when none of her dates measure up to the one boy she can never have?

The Boyfriend Bracket puts a new spin on a classic genre in a fun, unforgettable way.

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Author Bio:

When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University – Manila with an Bachelor of Arts in Literature. She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two. Currently she writes full time and is based in the Philippines. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista

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“We don’t always see who we are, it’s only when those closest to us reflect who we are do we understand the truth.”



The boyfriend bracket by Kate Evangelista

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 4.5 stars


(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)

Stella has had a crush on her older brother’s best friend, Will, for years. When both her older brother and Will are graduating this year, she can finally break away from her over-protective older brother and really go out to date. With the help of her best friend, Franklin, they create the boyfriend bracket. But Will keeps popping up everywhere as Stella is trying to get over him.

Franklin and Stella’s friendship is so cute and I would love to see more of these types of friendships in books! I also LOVED the asian representation in this book!

This book is really cute and pretty fast paced. It was addictive and I literally could not put it down and didn’t want this book to end. I really liked the ending and felt that Stella had a pretty good character arc.

I really enjoyed The boyfriend bracket as it was raw, realistic and a beautiful story.



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  • Print copy of The Boyfriend Bracket

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Have you read this book? What are your thoughts and opinions? Leave a comment down below! 🙂

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