Monday, 14 April 2014

REVIEW - The Romeo Club by Rebekah L. Purdy

Title: The Romeo Club
Author: Rebekah L. Purdy
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release date: April 8th 2014
Genres: YA Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads / Amazon / B&N
Source: eARC from publisher

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.


Your brother begs you to give him a make over and help him bag his dream girl. Sounds simple enough right? Well what if his three super nerdy friends want you to work your magic on them too and they are even willing to pay you? You'd do it right? Shouldn't be too much hassle. Well Delyla is gonna find out that even though it sounds like a piece of cake, things are gonna get a whole lot complicated real quick. Especially when she starts to fall for Trey, her brother's BFF. 

This is my kind of book. It was extremely cute and really funny and jam packed with nerdiness. I really liked Delyla. She is a closet nerd and a soccer star and is so fricking funny. Some of the things she came out with were hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion. I loved how close she was with her brother, it was so nice to see such a strong sibling bond. And I liked how she stood up for The Nerd Herd. Those guys were adorable, even if CC was a bit of a perv :P
Trey is your typical guy-next-door, so sweet and adorable. I really loved him. He was so awkward and shy I just wanted to squish him. I really do love the nerdy guy.
The romance was light and fun and totally sweet. Even though it was predictable it was still really fun to read. I'm glad that Delyla's ex didn't turn out to be a complete jackass. It was a nice change from the stereotypical jocks that are normally portrayed in books.

There were a few grammatical errors and some sentences didn't really flow as well as others so this is one reason I reduced a star. Another is that I felt like Delyla went a bit overboard with the whole sabotage thing. I thing she could have handled that a bit better. But other than that I really enjoyed this book. There were even a few tears shed. With a feel-good romance and plenty of laugh out loud moments, this would make a great summer read.

*I received an eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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