Author: Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “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.Oh. My. Sweet. Holy. Gods. You guys. THIS BOOK.
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 arch-nemesis. 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.~Goodreads.
I can’t. I can’t even.
I absolutely could NOT put this book down. There is not a single thing I didn’t adore about it. Alex, Approximately was the epitome of a perfect contemporary.
Bailey’s point of view was relatable, engaging, and over all just freaking awesome. This girl has an epic sense of style, she’s sassy as heck and she’s a total movie buff, it’s impossible not to like her! I LOVED how she had to get a summer job, not this whole, “girl moves to beach, spends all her time at the beach, never has to work” kind of business. Her job?! The Cavern Palace, was so freaking cool.
Then, there is Porter. Guys. YOU GUYS. This boy!!! He is SO damn cocky. And it’s so damn sexy. NOT TO MENTION, he is smart as hell, talented as eff and built like a sun-kissed, God. The boy is a surfer AND a security guard, can you say TOTAL SEX POT?! He is hardworking, loyal, patient and OH MY GOD. JUST. I CAN’T. I loved how layered he was.
Put him and Bailey together—BAM—MAGIC. Sexually charged MAGIC. Watching their relationship develop was the most frustrating/satisfying thing I’ve ever experience in my whole entire reading life.
This book isn’t a must read. YOU GUYS. It is a NEED TO READ. If you don’t you pick this one up you are denying yourself unfathomable pleasure. No exaggeration.
45 stars out of 5!!