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The Romeo Club – Rebekah L Purdy
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.
Delyla Denson seems to have it all. She’s popular, has a gorgeous boyfriend, gets straight A’s in all her subjects and is absolutely amazing at playing soccer. Sporty, successful and sweet, Delya’s life seems perfect.
However, things start to change for her when she agrees to help ‘de-nerdify’ her brother, Drake, in order for him to get a date with the girl of his dreams, Chloe. Delyla sets about sorting out his hair, his Harry Potter-esqe glasses and instructing him on exactly how to act and what to say around girls.
Unsurprisingly to Delyla, Drake’s transformation in a success; which then leads all of Drake’s friends seeking help from Delyla with their own non-existent love lives. When they offer to pay her for her advice, Delyla can’t refuse, especially as she has her eye on a rather expensive prom dress...
Delyla sets about transforming ‘The Nerd Herd’ as she affectionately calls them, which leads to the birth of the Romeo Club.
Sounds simple, right? Well, things are about to get a lot more tricky when Delyla finds herself falling in love with one of The Nerd Herd, Trey, who also happens to be her brothers best friend, her next door neighbour and also, quite importantly, in love with somebody else.
Falling for Trey causes Delyla to take a closer look at her own life and realises that things aren’t quite as simple as they seem. Nobody knows that she loves video games; she doesn’t want to talk about sport all the time and...gasp!...she’s really a bit of a nerd! Trey seems to be the only one that Delyla can really be herself around, but is she too late with admitting her true feelings and discovering that looks aren’t everything, but it’s what inside that counts...
The Romeo Club is a sweet, fun-filled YA romance. I thought that the idea made for a fantastic story, with Delyla’s seemingly innocent agreement to help out her brother ending up being the start of something that would end up changing her own life...
You could tell that there was something between Delyla and Trey right from the off; and I loved how they could both be their selves around one another and both liked the same nerdy things. Saying that it is not a foregone conclusion that they will end up together, keep reading and you will see what happens! There are plenty of twists in the story to keep you hooked and it’s in no way predictable.
I loved Delyla. She is definitely one of my favourite fictional characters. She’s feisty and confident, yet caring and sweet. I loved how she is fashionable and girly, yet she excels at soccer and has this secret geeky side where she’s obsessed with video games.
The only thing I wasn’t so keen on was when Delyla decided to sabotage Trey’s dates with his new girlfriend, Portia. It just seemed a bit out of character compared to how she is in the rest of the story, although I guess she can’t be completely perfect, hey?
She is exceptionally funny, especially when it comes to one of the toughest Romeo Club members, C. C. She has some brilliant dialogue with him and produces some hilarious one-liners.
I loved The Nerd Herd. They were such a strong group of loveable characters that you couldn't help but like & I’d choose to hang out with them any day, they’re adorable.
I think that The Romeo Club sends out a great message about what’s really important in life. It’s brilliantly written, light, sweet and funny. Perfect for YA and adults alike, you’ll find yourself transported back to your high school years and I love the underlying message of discovering who you really are.
Huge Thank You To Swoon Romance For Letting Chicks That Read Swoon Over The Romeo Club. Also A massive Thank You To Holly For Writing Such A Fabulous Review.
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