Friday, 21 February 2014

Book Review | Solving for Ex by Leigh Ann Kopans


Title: Solving for Ex
Author: Leigh Ann Kopans
Pages: 213
Format: Kindle ebook
Goodreads Rating: 4.0/5
My Rating: 9/10


1 crush on your best friend +
1 gorgeous, scheming new girl +
1 Mathletics competition =
1 big mess


Ashley Price doesn’t have much in life after being bullied so hard she had to leave her old school to live with her aunt and uncle in Pittsburgh. But the camera she borrowed from her best friend and secret crush Brendan, and her off the charts math abilities, make things a lot more bearable. Plus, since Brendan is the captain, making the school Mathletes team should be easy. 

But when gorgeous new girl Sofia rolls in and steals Brendan, Ashley's place on the team, and her fragile foothold on the Mansfield Park Prep social totem pole, it’s on. Sofia is everything Ashley left her old school to escape. The only thing Ashley didn’t count on is Sofia’s sexy twin brother Vincent.

Vincent is not only the hottest boy in school, he’s charming, sweet, and he’s got his eye on Ashley. He’s also not taking no for an answer. There's no real reason Ashley shouldn't like Vincent, but with the
battle lines being drawn between her and Sofia, Ashley’s not sure which side he’s on. Or which side she wants him to be on.

She does know Sofia is trouble with a capital T, and she’s determined to make Brendan see it.

SOLVING FOR EX is a YA contemporary romance that remixes Mansfield Park as Clueless meets Mean Girls in a crazy mix of high school society, mathletic competition, and teenage romance.

This book has left me with nothing but smiles. Honestly, right from the start I knew that this was going to be the kind of book I could simply fall into. It's a great book filled with some really fantastic characters. The main character Ashley made a brilliant narrator, and told her story really well.
I liked the nods towards Austen's work as well, because I always like books that have some link to classics. I don't know why, I just really do.
I'll admit that some of the Math stuff did fly over the top of my head, though the notes that I got were really cute and made me smile. However even though there is a bit of Math in this book, you really don't need to understand Math to fall in love with this book.
I think the characters were written so well, and the whole book was just really enjoyable from start to finish. It's the kind of book that I'd easily be able to reread in future.
I'm a fan of this type of love story where one person is keeping their feelings hidden, and you get to see things develop, and this book did that so very well.
If you haven't read this book then you really should, because it's a really easy to read book with amazing characters, an interesting story, and it's written really well.

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