Thursday, 27 March 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Romeo Club by Rebekah L Purdy

I received a copy of The Romeo Club in exchange for my review.

Delyla has the looks, the popularity and the boyfriend, meaning she has everything that can help her brother, Drake, get the girl he wants, if only he de-nerdifies. Though Delyla has something she's hiding too, that she is just as big a nerd as her brother and his friends. When Drake lands the girl, his friends want help too, and Delyla forms the Romeo Club, with the aim to teach the boys how to talk to girls, how to dress and what to say. But despite Rex, Delyla can't help but notice how things are between her and her brother's best friend (and her friend) Trey, and how much the two of them have in common, and she finds herself going further than she would consider with the other boys to help him...not that she has her own motives or anything!

The best way I would describe this book is across between Clueless (the film) and The Big Bang Theory with a little High School thrown in. And for the record, I love both of those, almost as much as this book (because everyone knows I prefer reading!) The book was funny, realistic and sweet, as well as being just that tad nerdy in places.

Delyla, the main character, was so relatable. I'm the first to admit that I do have a kind of nerdy side (especially considering how many books I read!) but I also have a very girly side as well, what with the dressing up and make up etc. And that is exactly what Delyla was, not just about the nerdy stuff, but not just about the dresses either. I mentioned the Big Bang Theory above, and I really do mean it, Delyla reminded me slightly of Penny.

The chemistry between Delyla and Trey was so obvious early on, and there were so many times when I wanted to call them idiots for not realising they liked each other, and that Rex and Porita were wrong for each other. Though saying that there was a moment where I considered that Carter may be a better fit for Delyla but I changed my mind!

But the absolute main best thing about this book was the friendships. They felt so real with the teasing and the banter, particularly the Romeo Club/Nerd Herd boys. There was also the friendship that Delyla has with her best friend Kenadi, which was exactly like what a best friend relationship is at that age, they told each other everything.

I honestly can't think of anything bad in this book, definitely worth checking out if you want a funny, light romantic read!


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.


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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Blog Tour Schedule:
March 25:
Living in a Bookworld - http://livinginabookworld.blogspot.gr - Review
Movies, Shows & Books - http://moviesshowsnbooks.blogspot.com/ - Promo Post
Mom With A Kindle - http://momwithakindle.blogspot.com – Promo Post
Behind Closed Covers – www.behindclosedcovers.blogspot.com – Review
Sizzling Hot YA Books - http://sizzlinghotyabooks.com – Promo Post

March 26:
Every Free Chance Book Reviews - http://everyfreechance.com/ - Promo Post
BrigitteWhoa The Book-A-Holic - http://brigittewhoareviews.blogspot.com/ - Review
Books and Iced Coffee – www.booksandicedcoffee.wordpress.com - Review
The Cover Contessa - www.thecovercontessa.com - Promo Post
V's Reads - http://vsreads.com – Review
Watcha Reading - http://karinaromano.blogspot.com/ - Review

March 27:
Feed Your Fiction Addiction - http://feedyourfictionaddiction.blogspot.com - Review
Paulette's Papers - http://paulettespapers.com/ - Promo Post
Total Book Geek - http://totalbookgeek.blogspot.com/ - Review
trips down imagination road - http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-lives.blogspot.co.uk – Review
sweet treat reading reviews - http://strreviews.blogspot.com/ - Promo Post

March 28:
Bittersweet Enchantment - http://www.bittersweet-enchantment.com/ - Promo Post
A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books - http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/ - Review
Book Briefs - http://bookbriefs.blogspot.com - Review
I Heart YA Books - http://iheartyabooks.blogspot.com/ - Promo Post
Books4Tomorrow - www.bookstomorrow.blogspot.com – Review
Writer Person - http://writer-person.blogspot.com - Review

March 31:
Reading and Things - http://readingandthings.blogspot.com - Review
StuckInBooks - http://stuckinbooks.com - Review
Enchanted Scroll - http://enchantedscroll.blogspot.com – Review
kimberlyfaye reads - http://kimberlyfayereads.wordpress.com - Review
Little Pieces of Imagination - http://littlepiecesofimagination.blogspot.com/ - Review
Book Angel Booktopia - http://www.bookangelbooktopia.com – Review
Once Upon A Dream Books - http://adreamfrommyheart.blogspot.com – Review
The Reading Obsession - http://www.thereadingobsession.blogspot.com – Promo Post

April 1:
Living in a Bookworld - http://livinginabookworld.blogspot.gr - Review
Ebook Escapes - http://ebookescapes.com - Review
The Lovely Books - Http://thelovelybooksbookblog.blogspot.com - Review
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club - http://theunofficialaddictionbookfanclub.blogspot.com - Review

April 2:
Live a Thousand Lives - http://kookiekrysp.com/ - Review
Singing and Reading in the Rain - http://eileenlisblog.blogspot.com - Review
Pretty In Fiction - www.prettyinfiction.com - Review
My Crazy Corner - www.mycrazzycorner.blogspot.com - Review
the NerdHerd Reads - http://thenerdherdreads.blogspot.com – Review

April 3:
23 Review Street – www.23reviewstreet@blogspot.co.uk - Review
The Shadow Realm – www.xtheshadowrealmx.blogspot.ie - Review
Musings In Fiction Alley - http://musingsinficitonalley.blogspot.com - Review
Two-Tall-Tales - http://two-tall-tales.blogspot.com - Review
The Rest Is Still Unwritten - http://rachybee-the-rest-is-still-unwritten.blogspot.com.au/ - Review
Justified Lunacy - http://justifiedlunacy.blogspot.com – Review
The college crawl – www.thecollegecrawl.blogspot.com – Review
Lavender Gray - http://lavendergray.blogspot.com/ - Review

April 4:
Nick's Book Blog - http://nicksbookblog93.blogspot.com – Review
We Live and Breathe Books - http://weliveandbreathebooks.blogspot.com – Review
Fic Central - http://www.ficcentral.com – Review
The Girl Bookaholic – www.Thegirlbookaholic.blogspot.com – Review
books are love – www.hello-booklover.tumblr.com - Review
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