Book Review: Love at First Fight by Maggie Dallen

love at first fight.jpgLove at First Fight

Author: Maggie Dallen
Series: Geeks Gone Wild, book 1
Publisher: self (January 13, 2019)
Kindle edition, 226
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Band Geek vs Quarterback… 

One humiliating photo, a stupid prank, and a hashtag that goes viral. That’s how my senior year goes from predictable to absurd in a heartbeat. This year is supposed to be easy. I’ve finally scored first chair in band, my college applications are done, and all my friends and I have to do is survive one more year of high school before our real lives can begin. Instead, I find myself in trouble with the principal, humiliated in front of the entire school, and fighting with my neighbor—AKA star quarterback, Prince Charming, and nicest guy on the planet.

And that’s just on the first day back at school. Trust me, it only gets worse from there. As #GeeksGoneWild trends on social media, my friends and I are the targets of an online witch hunt. But they’ve picked on the wrong people and retaliation is severe. As the tension escalates, it soon becomes clear that someone needs to step up and put an end to this nonsense. If that means playing nice with the quarterback, I guess that’s what I have to do. Now if someone could please tell my heart that this new friendship is just for show. And the kisses…oh, the kisses. Someone please remind me that they don’t mean a thing.


Rating: 4.5 stars

This review might not be the most detailed because I’m writing it after having read the entire three book Geeks Gone Wild series in less than 24 hours, haha. I finished Love at First Fight and IMMEDIATELY went and sought out the next book in the series, My Virtual Prince Charming. This whole series is so great!

This is such a great neighbors to lovers, fake relationship, opposites attract romance. It’s told in the first person past tense and alternates between Margo and Jason’s POVs. This is a great fluffy YA romance, and is closed door and more sweet than hot.

I love the relationship between Margo and her friends, Suzie and Matt. They’re all different types of geeks/nerds, and I like that they’re a super close-knit group of a band geek, video game nerd, and journalism dork. Then I really appreciate the dual POV because we get to see Jason through Margo’s eyes – he’s her jock neighbor whom she used to be friends with until they grew apart in middle school, and she wants to hate him but he’s so dang nice. And then we get Jason’s POV and he genuinely is a really nice guy, but he’s not just nice to Margo out of politeness, he genuinely likes her and wants to be her friend, but can’t understand why or how they’ve grown so far apart. I am kind of a sucker for a romance where the guy realizes he likes the girl waaaaay before she realizes she likes him and then has to work to win her over. Which speaking of, the next book in the series… 😉

Love at First First is the first book in the Geeks Gone Wild series, and you’re going to want to read this series in order as each book sort of builds on the previous ones (although they could each technically be read as stand alones).

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