If only they could both figure out how to not fall for each other... How to Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy (Review & #Giveaway) @chapterxchapter, @amydominy, @entangledteen

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How to Quit Your Crush
By Amy Fellner Dominy
YA Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 270 Pages
May 4th 2020 by Entangled: Crush


Mai Senn knows Anthony Adams is no good for her – no matter how hard she might crush on him. She’s valedictorian; he’s a surf bum. She’s got plans, he’s got his art. Complete opposites in every way. Vinegar and baking soda, they once joked. A chemical reaction that bubbled.

Yeah, they bubbled. Maybe still do.

Good thing Anthony’s got the perfect plan: two weeks to prove just how not good they are together. Whoever can come up with the worst date—something the other will seriously hate, proving how incompatible they truly are—wins.

Like taking a snake-phobe to the Reptile House at the zoo (his idea).

Or a cooking class where they don’t even get to eat the food (her idea).

It’s all about the competition, and it’s meant to help them finally crush their crushes. But it wasn’t supposed to be so hot. Or so fun. And when Mai’s future becomes at stake, will she be able to do the right thing and quit Anthony forever?

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My Review

HOW TO QUIT YOUR CRUSH is a sweet, heartfelt, swoon-worthy romance. The characters are endearing and easy to like, with plenty of charming banter, and a story that pulls on the reader's emotions. A delightfully entertaining read from beginning to end!

These characters were really great! I loved Anthony! Oh, my word! This boy! He made me laugh so much! He was all charm and bad-boy swagger (the innuendo and lines that came out of his mouth!) mixed with this good heart and a serious addiction to Mai. He also had some challenges that he was in denial about and needed to work through. Then there was Mai. The poor girl had issues. I really wanted to shake her a few times to force her to be honest with herself, her parents, and Anthony. I totally understood how she felt and her choices, but it was painful to witness. I also really liked Josie and some of the other characters and felt the author did a good job with them all.

I would say that this book was cute and fun, and it was, but it was also so much more. The romance was just plain delightful, with plenty of fabulous banter and chemistry. Then there were some more serious aspects of this story, parts that really tugged on my heart. I enjoyed how the author balanced all these different emotions... places that were light with humor and romance, and others that were heavier. There were also meaningful moments between family members, friends, and then Mai and Anthony.

I could have done without the swearing and suggestive content, but that would be my only complaint.

In the end, was it what I wished for? If you're looking for a story that is heartwarming, will make you laugh and swoon, and has great characters, I'd recommend this one. It left me with a smile and that great happily-ever-after feeling.

Content: Some profanity and swearing (quite a few s-words), and innuendo/suggestive comments, but nothing descriptive.
Source: I received a complimentary eARC from the publisher through Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Amy grew up loving to read and figured out at an early age that books were magical and necessary. She started submitting her own stories to be published when she was thirteen. Amy is now the award-winning author of nine books spanning young adult, middle grade, and picture books. Titles for Entangled include Announcing Trouble and the companion novel, How to Quit Your Crush. Amy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and a puppy who is training them. Visit Amy online at www.amydominy.com or follow her on Instagram or Twitter at @amydominy.

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