[Blog Tour] Review: Solving for Ex

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Title: Solving for Ex
Author: Leigh Ann Kopans
Series: Standalone
Genre: YA Contemporary
Format: Paperback, 300 pages
Release Date: February 11th 2014
Publisher: Createspace
Source: eARC copy received by author for honest review

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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.

I am so happy to be a part of this tour. I have been wanting to read Solving for Ex since I saw the cover reveal months ago and i have to say that this book is adorable and a must read for Contemporary YA fans.

Solving for Ex follows a young girl called Ash as she navigates High School and deals with the growing crush she has on her best friend Brendan. What I think I liekd the most about this book was the sexual tension between these two character and the frustrating relationhsip they had. We as readers could tell that they were into each other but they wiuld not admit ot to each other. And honestluy that was what made this book a one sitting read. I wanted to know what would happen to these two and if there would be a happily every after for them.

I will say that this book is extremely predicable and there are really no big surprises in plot but what the plot lack a bit the characters make up ten fold. These characters felt so real to me and their sarcasm was what made me love them even more. I got invested in these characters very quickly and that lead to me wanting everything to work out and I will say that certain parts of the book had me on edge because I could feel all of the emotions of these characters and I wanted to make sure everything was okay.

The math jokes written within this book were hilarious even though, me being math-illiterate, I did not get most of them, there were some where I was laughing out loud because they were so cute and funny. This book has a lot of character in its writing, and even though the story itself is not knew to the YA world, these characters are and they will get into your heart as you read, and you will not help but root for them.

About the Author
Raised on comic books and classic novels, Leigh Ann developed an early love of science fiction and literature. As an adult, she rediscovered her love for not only reading, but also writing the types of fiction that enchanted her as a teen. Her debut novel, ONE, is about a girl with only half a superpower, the boy who makes her fly, and her struggle to make herself whole.

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.)


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