“May the worst date win.”

rating: ★★★★☆
title: How to Quit Your Crush
author: Amy Fellner Dominy
release date: May 4, 2020
setting: Arizona
publisher: Entangled Teen
genres: contemporary ya romance

I received a digital arc of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This book blew me away. I wasn’t expecting to love it so much!

This was a little tale of opposites attracting in the cutest way. Maya, aka, Mai, is a type a personality. She has a plan for her future. A future that doesn’t have room for high school baseball star, Anthony. But for some reason, the two of them can’t stop thinking about each other.

“If you weren’t such a pain in my ass, I’d kiss you right now.”

“If you weren’t such a pain in my ass, I’d let you.”

It started during spring break of senior year. They hung out for a while on the down low, but Mai breaks things off because they are too different and won’t work… but during graduation, they meet up again and sparks fly. Neither of them can let the other one go… So, when they both volunteer at the same two week event, they decide to get it out of their system… They will hang out in secret and go on the worst dates possible, hoping that the attraction will die out and they can happily go their separate ways. They don’t expect that two weeks of time to bring them closer.

Mai is terrified of letting her parents down. She knows they won’t approve of her relationship with Anthony. That made me so mad while reading this. Anthony is this great, really sweet guy and deserves a chance, but Maya cannot get past her fears.

Ultimately, I LOVED this book! It was funny and sweet. You will definitely root for Anthony and Mai throughout this book! This was an adorable, wholesome ya romance.


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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