Blurb (from Goodreads):
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: 3 of 5 stars
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This was a YA contemporary romance story involving mathletes.
Brendan and Ashley were both pretty clueless in this book, with neither recognising that the other one liked them as more than a friend.
The storyline in this was pretty predictable really, Brendan and Ashley secretly liked each other, and then Brendan started dating a new girl, and Ashley got sucked in to dating the new girl’s twin brother because she was jealous of Brendon. The story was enjoyable in places, but it was just missing something for me.
The ending to this was predictably a happy one, although I thought that the relationship escalated extremely quickly.
6 out of 10