Thursday, April 3, 2014

Book Shelf: The Romeo Club by Rebekah L. Purdy

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.

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The Romeo Club by Rebekah Purdy is a really cute and easy read, full of endearing friendships, humor and romance.

The premise of The Romeo Club is really quite simple; pretty, popular sixteen year old Delyla Denson has it all; awesome friends, hot-as boyfriend and is quite happy with her life....until she gives her geeky older brother a makeover to help him catch the girl of his dreams and then quickly gets roped into making over his friends as well. Welcome to "The Romeo Club" where Delyla teaches the guys how to act, talk, and be cool around girls. What entails is a lot of fun, laughs and disaster as this teen girl who harbors a secret "nerdy" side finds herself falling for her brothers best friend Trey, a guy who is also currently using his new found self to win over the beautiful girl of his dreams.

The idea may be simple, but there's no denying The Romeo Club is extremely catchy! The writing is basic but fitting and as a closet nerd, Delyla is a real nice heroine to read about; easy to like and follow. I may not have always appreciated her methods--hello sabotage--but I certainly appreciated Delyla's desire to admit her feelings and then fight for the guy she loves. I like the idea that the popular girl fell for the geek.

The guys in this book are just so sweet and geeky that you can't help but love them--from Delyla's sweet older brother Drake to nerds Kevin, C.C and of course Trey; all will make you smile with their "geekiness" and just want to give them a hug. The romance between Delyla and Trey is lovely and sweet, and I did feel their chemistry with their friendship a solid foundation that Purdy perfectly builds on.

Overall The Romeo Club is just a good wholesome read. The book isn't necessary long and once you start you be hard pressed to stop before you reach the end; quickly racing through this really fun and cute tale.

Source: Sent for review by YA Bound Book Tours and the author (Thanks Nereyda and Rebekah!)
Format: Kindle ebook
Buy it:  Amazon (Kindle) | Kobo
My Recommendation: Fans of quick, fun and quirky contemporary will love this.
Cover: I think it's very cute and fits the story perfectly!
Will I read sequel/continue with series: As far as I know this is a stand alone but I'd definitely read more from this author in the future.


  1. ((HUGS)) and thank you for taking part in the blog tour! Also want to thank you for taking time out to read and review The Romeo Club!

  2. This sounds like a good, fun read. I'm excited to read it. Awesome review!


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