Published by Swoon Romance on 8th April 2014
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
THE ROMEO CLUB is a sweet, cute YA romance with plenty of laughs and swoons to melt even the Grinch’s (i.e. me!) heart.
In THE ROMEO CLUB, sporty and popular Delyla is approached by her brother Drake to help him woo his crush. A self-confessed nerd, Drake lacks the confidence he needs but Delyla gives him some tips and before he knows it, Drake has a date! When his equally geeky friends recruit Delyla to help them land dates with their own crushes, The Romeo Club is born. As Delyla spends time with the boys, she realises she has more in common with them than her popular classmates and boyfriend and one member of the club in particular Trey, her childhood friend is someone she connects with the most. Before long Delyla is panicking that helping Trey date his crush mightn’t be the best idea after all and joining forces with her friend Kenadi, Delyla plans some serious sabotage. Will it all work out or will Delyla’s “good deed turned bad” backfire on her once and for all?
This was such a fun book to read and is perfect if you’re in the mood for something light and fluffy with plenty of laughs and memorable characters.
I loved how the book took the theme of superficiality and turned it on its head with a great message of what’s important. I liked how Delyla grew as a character realising that being yourself is the true path to happiness. The message to look past image and find what really makes people connect comes through strong.
An entertaining story that’s cute and fun to read, with PG content and clean language, it’s a perfect book particularly for the younger YA audience.