Afternoon Delight: My Boyfriend’s Back by Chrissy Olinger

Posted September 9, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 6 Comments

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Afternoon Delight: My Boyfriend’s Back by Chrissy Olinger
My Boyfriend's Back

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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on February 11, 2011
Pages: 67
Format: eBook
Source: Free Book
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The Delight

I dug back to my dustiest shelf for this one and decided to give it a go.  And, the verdict is in.  A quick, humorous, and heartwarming sweet heart of a novella involving a nerdy angel, a class reunion to remember, and a body swap that complicates it all.


Norman the angel gets his first assignment and he is confident that he’s got this one.  How hard can it be, right?

John showed up for his 20 year class reunion after getting fired from his last job for sexual harassment.  He just needs to convince the nerdy guy he once bullied to hire him for one of his TV studies.  No sweat!

Jack is going to his class reunion for one reason and one reason only.  And, its not to give a success speech to all the people who used to torment him.  Rori, the girl he has unfinished business with.

Rori was shy and lacking confidence back in high school so she let the guy she really liked get away.  But, she’s going to the reunion and ready to tell him the truth this time.  She’s got this.

Well, well, like so many plans, these folks get a surprise when fate laughs and twists it all up.

This short novella-length story was a quick read and rather well-developed for the page length.  It was simple and cute if a little cheesy, too.  I enjoyed the twist in the romance when Jack ends up in John’s body with only the length of the reunion to get Rori to see him and not John.  And, he can’t tell her the truth.  She has to figure it out for herself.  Convincing her is a tough sell because John was the popular kid and class bully who hurt both Rori and Jack.

The angel element was the comedy part.  Norman was great.  He fumbled and bumbled his way along with his assignment to help Jack with his second chance with Rori.

All in all, it was a fun afternoon interlude and I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed  the quick little paranormal body switch romance.


Romance Roundabout #276 PNR
Mt. TBR #98
Let’s Read Indie #90
Books N Tunes #39 American Dream’s My Boyfriend’s Back Tune:




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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Mary Kirkland
3 years ago

That sounds fun. The angel element intrigues me as well as how this quick read had all it needed to be a good read.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I cracked up practically the second Norman opened his mouth. He was a hoot the way he kept thinking he was on top of things and yet it was a disaster in the eyes of everyone else.

Kimberly Caffeinated Reviewer

Oh wow, I did not see paranormal with the cover, but this sounds like fun one. Go you for dusting off the archives!

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

Yeah, no angel wings or magical implications to clue you in.

This was one of my COYER oldies and I had a good time getting to several of them. 🙂

Carole's Random Life
3 years ago

This sounds like a fun quick read. I wouldn’t have expected the Freaky Friday twist but it sounds like a nice read.

Sophia Rose
3 years ago

I think I knew that about it back when I picked it up, but its been over five years and I couldn’t remember much about it. It was a fun surprise to see Jack trying to hard to convince her he wasn’t John without breaking the rules and just telling her.