Solving for Ex by LeighAnn Kopans #BlogTour #BookReview #Giveaway

Solving for Ex
300 pages
Release Date: February 11th 2014
Cover Designed: By Hafsah Laziaf of Icey Designs

1 crush on your best friend +
1 gorgeous, scheming new girl +
1 Mathletics competition =
1 big mess


Ashley Price doesn’t have much in life after being bullied so hard she had to leave her old school to live with her aunt and uncle in Pittsburgh. But the camera she borrowed from her best friend and secret crush Brendan, and her off the charts math abilities, make things a lot more bearable. Plus, since Brendan is the captain, making the school Mathletes team should be easy. 

But when gorgeous new girl Sofia rolls in and steals Brendan, Ashley's place on the team, and her fragile foothold on the Mansfield Park Prep social totem pole, it’s on. Sofia is everything Ashley left her old school to escape. The only thing Ashley didn’t count on is Sofia’s sexy twin brother Vincent.

Vincent is not only the hottest boy in school, he’s charming, sweet, and he’s got his eye on Ashley. He’s also not taking no for an answer. There's no real reason Ashley shouldn't like Vincent, but with the
battle lines being drawn between her and Sofia, Ashley’s not sure which side he’s on. Or which side she wants him to be on.

She does know Sofia is trouble with a capital T, and she’s determined to make Brendan see it.

SOLVING FOR EX is a YA contemporary romance that remixes Mansfield Park as Clueless meets Mean Girls in a crazy mix of high school society, mathletic competition, and teenage romance.


Solving for Ex is such an adorable book. I love LeighAnn Kopans writing style and the book pacing was perfect. I don’t know if I can say enough good things about it.

I loved Ashley to death. I wanted to crawl into the book and punch anyone that was mean to her. I thought it was so cute that she was crushing on Brendan and trying to figure out how to tell him. It made sense that she didn’t ruin their friendship if he didn’t feel the same at the end. She was just so completely adorable through the whole book and I think that she was so dependant on Brendan that she didn’t even realize she is a tough chick on her own. I loved her reactions and how she handled things. Especially at the end, I wanted to stand up and clap and yell you go girl!

I loved when vincent starts pursuing Ashley. I didn’t want to like him and I was suspicious of him, especially since his twin was out for Brendan. I liked how he brought Ashley a little more out of her shell. Her whole life was revolving around Brendan as her only friend. I liked that Vince was able to get her to try doing different things. Even though they didn’t work out as planned and it wasn’t going to change who she was it was like he took her out of her comfort zone. Even though Brendan was a great support to her during her emotional trauma he shouldn’t be the only support. The situation with the twins and him were almost making her stand on her own more. I felt like she needed that. It made me happy seeing her character develop.

Brendan is adorkable of course but I wanted to slap that boy so many times. What are you doing! Why are you so clueless. Hello in there. Which really I think that he was in the same boat as Ashley. Didn’t want to ruin their friendship. He still acted like a total guy though.

With Sofia, well let’s just say she was the chick that I was most ready to roll up my sleeves and rumble with.

Another huge thing about the book that I really enjoyed was the relationship Ashley has with her Aunt Kristen. I like how they are actually super close and Kristen is really supportive. They might be home every second of every day but they are supportive and expect her to be back in her own bed every night. She’s not frolicking around town with no supervision. It’s just nice to see a strong grown up figure in a book every once in a while.

So I loved Solving for Ex book. I consider this one of my favorite contemporaries because it just felt so different and unique to me. If you are looking for something fun and not super heavy. Then definitely read this book.

So this is one of those books that songs popped in my head while reading. So here is my mini playlist

The Very Thought of You by Meiko
Teardrops on my Guitar by Taylor Swift
What Hurts the Most by Cascada

Leigh Ann Kopans’s Biography

Raised on comic books and classic novels, Leigh Ann developed an early love of science fiction and literature.  As an adult, she rediscovered her love for not only reading, but also writing the types of fiction that enchanted her as a teen.  Solving for Ex was born of her love for Jane Austen’s classics, and how they taught her that love stories could be funny and wickedly smart.
Leigh Ann, her husband, and four children live in Columbus, Ohio. When she’s not immersed in the world of fiction, you can find her obsessing over the latest superhero movie or using her kids as an excuse to go out for ice cream (again.)