Published by Simon Pulse on April 4, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.
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.
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.
I barely had to finish the first sentence before I was in. The late 90’s film YOU’VE GOT MAIL, is a clever example of how important and deep falling in love with someone’s mind is. This book sounds romantic, fun, and above all uplifting. I am constantly on the lookout for new authors, and contemporary romance is my fave YA sub-genre. The best finds are sometimes random, and I cannot believe I have not come across this author in my travels, if this blurb is any indication, I will have to be looking for Jenn Bennett’s backlist ASAP. Friends to ‘more than friends’ is my hands down favourite trope. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one. I urge you all to add ALEX APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett to your TBR list immediately!