Review: The Romeo Club by Rebekah L. Purdy

Review:

The Romeo Club is a fun, lighthearted read. Delyla is a delightful heroine, I love going on her journey with her as she discovers which boy really holds her heart. I love her chemistry with Trey, and I love that their first kiss was hot and awesome!

I was expecting the story to go a certain way, and I was pleasantly surprised when the author took me in another direction. I was again surprised to find out at the end that I was right after all, and that the author had merely taken me on a detour. (sorry, no spoilers)

I would’ve given this 5 stars were it not for the following:

1. Commas are wrongly used (there’s an over abundance of it) and there are several grammatical errors.

2. While Delyla is delightful, as I’ve mentioned, there’s one instance wherein she was insensitive, in my opinion. It’s when her mom was dancing and she fell to the floor. Instead of rushing over to help her up, Delyla was instead horrified that Trey (a friend) saw her mom’s skirt flip up when she fell and maybe flashed him her granny panties, and thereby scarred him forever. Hello! Wrong priorities there, girl. Her mom is not young anymore, and shouldn’t Delyla be more concerned that her mom might have gotten hurt from her fall? She didn’t even go to see how her mom was or help her get up.

3. The book should really have gone for line edits or something, as there were several inconsistencies. Example: Delyla has her own cell phone. So when she needed her mom to pick her up, why didn’t she use her phone, but instead when to the school’s office and use the “big, archaic phone”? The biggie is toward the end, and I’m not sure how I can say it without spoiling it for you, who haven’t read it yet. Anyway, here goes: It’s the elaborate scheme her friends (including Trey) concocted to get Delyla to go to a certain place when Trey (who was in on the scheme) could’ve gotten her there himself if he’d just asked her! So why didn’t he????

Despite the above complaints, The Romeo Club is an enjoyable read.

Rating:

3 stars!!

Summary:

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.