Friday 10 February 2017

Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt

UnconventionalLexi Angelo has grown up helping her dad with his events business. She likes to stay behind the scenes, planning and organizing...until author Aidan Green - messy haired and annoyingly arrogant - arrives unannounced at the first event of the year. Then Lexi's life is thrown into disarray.

In a flurry of late-night conversations, mixed messages and butterflies, Lexi discovers that some things can't be planned. Things like falling in love...

Lexi has always been part of the family business, her father has been running conventions for so long that to Lexi, it's just part of life. And she loves it, she's good at it, until Aiden calls her out on hiding behind her clipboard.

I fell completely in love with this, right from the off. It was all kinds of adorable and showcased a love of all things geeky. Speaking of, Sam is my new best friend with her mad cosplaying skills! It also highlights all different kinds of love, for family, for friends that feel like family, and new relationships.

Lexi fell for Aiden's book and his nom de plume, but it's hard separating the pseudonym for the real guy. Their relationship had a slow build up, getting to know each other, peel back the layers and all those other cliches that didn't feel like cliches when you're reading about them. As Lexi's life was dominated by conventions and Aiden was being thrust into the public life of a debut author, they didn't get that much time together. But even with the initial misunderstanding, they were so sweet together! 

From the beginning, I knew this was going to be amazing and I was right: it's one of my new favourite books, it was funny and geeky and romantic, and celebrates all of those things. Lexi and Aiden were perfect together but only because they worked at it, got over the misgivings and confusion, and started to find their place in the world. So very highly recommended. 

Published 1st February 2017 by Usborne. 

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