Boring is the New Black by Megan Bryce

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Pages: 204

Series: The Fashionista and the Geek, Book 1

Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Fashion

Publication Date: April 13th, 2016


Nicole is the daughter of famed supermodel Nikita Bissette. Because of this, Nicole has unwillingly lived her entire life in the limelight. She’s learned that in order to keep attention off of herself she’s going to need to rely on her resting bitch face. And never smile. When all she wants is to be normal, Nicole will do anything it takes to stay out of the spotlight.


“There are two kinds of people in this world: gummy bears and Sour Patch Kids.”

Ch. 1, Gia


I’ll be honest, this book was pretty average to read. While I have nothing against a cheesy romance novel – in fact, I quite enjoy picking them up when I’m in the mood for some good cheese – this book had been sitting in my collection for a while now. The reason I picked it up was to complete February’s Buzzword Readathon challenge.

For February, the prompt was “A Colour”. While the semantic part of me wants to point out that black isn’t a colour it’s the absence of colour (based on colour and light theory), I’m not going to go there. For this challenge, black is a colour.

The characters, while pretty two dimensional most of the time, but could be entertaining when the story called for it. The world of fashion is something that terrifies me, so that aspect of this story pretty much lives up to my expectations of this industry. Being a self proclaimed Nerd/Geek, there wasn’t a lot in this story that called to my inner Nerd/Geek. Not that this was the main point of the story (if it was I probably wouldn’t have read it at all as that cliché is over written), but I expected more of it.

That being said, overall it was a cute story. Nothing exceptional happens in it, but it was cute nonetheless.

I’ve read novels that were better than this one, and novels that were worse. And I’m talking all genres here, no hate to romance reads – they get too much flack as it is. As an average, run of the mill romance novel, my normal rating would have been a 3. However.

I would have rating this story higher than I did, except I really didn’t like the ending. To me, the ending fell flat. I can tell that it was meant to be cute, but it was lacking something to me. It had promise to be something, to peek my interest into seeing how the other romances in this world end up playing out. But it disappointed what little hope I had for it. Because of this, I don’t think I’ll end up continuing on with this series.


If I had to choose what kind of person I am, I’d say I’m a Gummy Bear that thinks she’s a Sour Patch Kid.

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