Welcome to my post for the Solving for Ex book tour! I have a review of this lovely book coming up, as well as a giveaway for several prizes that include copies of Solving for Ex. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:
Release date: February 11, 2014
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance/Retelling
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.
My Rating: 5 Roses
Ashley was a lovely heroine. She was kind and very likable. She started off the book a bit timid and wary, because of what happened at her previous school. But, she found her strength over the course of the book and became a totally wonderful character.
If you've read Mansfield Park, you know the roles everyone is going to take, but I'll still try not to spoil anything.
Victor was great...at first. He seemed so sweet and rather adorable. Of course, then he goes and ruins it at the end, but I still thought his character was well done.
We see less of Sofia than Victor, but I also liked the way her character was done. Sweet on the surface, but an utter troll underneath.
Brendan was a sweetie. He was a truly nice guy who only ever had the best of intentions. He as blind to what was in front of him, yes, but he was adorable.
The romance was cute. I liked how, despite any confusion, Ashley always knew who she wanted, but wasn't going to wait on his whim. The romance was so sweet, the kind that just makes you smile from the utter cuteness.
The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. I loved the math humor throughout the book, especially those cute notes at the end of the chapters that had some really cute/nerdy math flirting. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was super sweet.
Solving for Ex was a fantastic YA romance. It was sweet, fun, and just brilliant. YA romance lovers, this book is a must read.
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs are: a "Mathlete" Tee, a "Maths" Tee from Threadless, an equation mug, a signed paperback of Solving For Ex, a "Reading Is Sexy" Tee (all US Only), and 3 e-copies of Solving For Ex by LeighAnn Kopans (INT). All are pictured below. Ends March 2.
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About the Author:
Leigh Ann, her husband, and four children live in Columbus, Ohio. When she’s not immersed in the world of fiction, you can find her obsessing over the latest superhero movie or using her kids as an excuse to go out for ice cream (again.)