Review of Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Review: I could not stop myself from picking up this book that I had been eyeing on my sister’s bookcase for awhile now and she gave in and let me borrow it!

I had a lot of fun reading this book, although it didn’t really have that much of a crazy spark to it to have me gasping for breath. It was still a nice summer read that I enjoyed.

And I think the relationship between Bailey and Porter was my all time favorite thing in this book just because of the tension and banter. Because good banter is always great for two main characters to have between them to lead to a really interesting romance you all love to read, I know I do.

Another great thing about this book was the character depth of Porter and Bailey, the author didn’t give everything up in the start of the book nor all at once, which I like. It was just nice to have a good flow of information of theses two characters and to see how they interacted with each other after this information was shared between them.

Now to get to the one part of the whole book I didn’t like- the ending. The end of the book kind of threw me for a loop because it was not at all what I thought was going to happen to the two main characters after their summer. The book just ended up going in a bit of a weird direction then I thought it would.

Favorite Quote: N/A

Would I? Buy this for myself? Yes. Do a reread? I don’t think so…

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Edition: Hardcover, 391 pages.

Young Adult. Romance. Contemporary.

Published April 4th 2017 by Simon Pulse.

SummaryThe one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

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