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Standalone Sunday: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Standalone Sunday is a feature created by Megan over at Bookslayer Reads where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend!


Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

30312700Description: The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.


I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book. Some of my most trusted book bloggers have given this raving reviews and I feel that Alex, Approximately looks like the perfect summer read. This sounds like a good enemies to lovers type romance and that is always right up my alley. I haven’t read anything else by Bennett but this seems like a good starting point.

Have you read Alex, Approximately? I’d love to know what you thought of it!

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