Thursday, 27 March 2014
Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Romeo Club by Rebekah L Purdy
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!
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