Friday, March 28, 2014

The Romeo Club by Rebekah Purdy [Tour Stop and Giveaway]

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The Romeo Club by Rebekah L Purdy
Release Date: 03/25/14
YA CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Summary from Goodreads:

THE ROMEO CLUB is Hitch meets The Secret of My Success.

What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone's surprise, he actually lands her?

And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services?

Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation.

She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat the next level on their video games.

There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this time.

But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including sabotage, with a capital S.


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Review

If you know anything about me, you know that I'm easily annoyed by female protagonists. That's just how it is and it's okay because it has to be REALLY BAD to interfere with my enjoyment of the book.

Why am I starting with that?

Because I was so afraid that I was going to hate Delyla. Seriously, those first few chapters made me shudder. I was ashamed to be a girl - okay, it wasn't that bad. I was afraid, but I shouldn't have been. Don't be so quick to judge her because she's not what she seems like at first. As I kept reading, I found myself falling for her in a totally platonic way. I empathized with her on a level that was almost scary. I read instead of play video games. I don't spend that much time thinking about what people wear or consider what they "should" wear. But I do understand the joy a sport can give you. I can understand gossiping with your best friend and being super close to a guy. I can understand the kinds of "dirty" jokes you have to make when you're with a group of guys. This is what drew me in. She just seemed so real. Like I wouldn't mind having her a friend, even though I almost wrote her off in the beginning.

Don't write her off in the beginning.

A main part of this book is obviously the romance. I mean, seriously. Read the title. Check out the cover. Read the synopsis. Go back to the title. You get the idea? You don't get the idea. Yes, it's primarily romance. But I like how it managed to squeeze in friendship and real love and neighborly relationships and humor in such unexpected places. None of it seemed forced and it flower rather nicely. I was so into it that I read most of it in a day, even with my super busy schedule. Granted, it's pretty short. But still. A day to read it.

Overall, this was a very entertaining book. At parts I was laughing, snickering, gasping, out loud. Towards the end I was almost in tears. (see: I love when books make me cry or almost cry.) The end was predictably cheesy, but still cute nonetheless. It went with the rest of the book, so it was totally okay. It was definitely worth it. Delyla was, well, a delight. She's cool in her "dorky/nerdy" way.

Rating: 3.5 stars


Recommendation: for those who love contemporary, humor, and fun, light reads

About the Author

Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…

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