Review: Alex, Approximately

Alex, Approximately

by Jenn Bennett

Simon Pulse, 2017

YA Contemporary Romance

9 out of 11 cups of tea

Summary: Bailey moves to California to live with her dad after her mom and new husband start having drama. She also wants to figure out who her online friend Alex is before she tells him she’s moved to his hometown. To make money she starts working at a mansion museum, which is where she meets Porter who works as a security guard. He becomes her archenemy but there’s more to Porter than meets the eye.

Likes: I loved the characters. Bailey and Porter were the best. Individually they were distinct and funny. Together they were even more funny, especially in the beginning. Their chemistry is also pretty dang intense. I liked the plot. I mostly loved it because I liked watching the different relationships develop.

Dislike: Mom is pretty much absent.

Overall I totally recommend this. This is the second book I’ve read by this author and both feel above average in terms of character and relationship development. If you haven’t read Night Owls/The Anatomical Shape of a Heart, I recommend that for sure.



Language: Medium – liberally sprinkled throughout

Sexual: Medium High – kissing, “petting,” sex scenes and masturbation are not graphically described but basically you know what’s happening

Drug use: Medium – teens at a party drinking, one character repeatedly high, his heroin addiction is also discussed

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