The Queen B* Strikes Back (The Queen B* #2) by Crista McHugh #bookreview #YA #contemporary #romance

Title: The Queen B* Strikes Back

Author: Crista McHugh

Publisher: Crista McHugh

Publication Date: September 24, 2015

Page Count: 244

My rating:  5 stars

About the book:

Alexis Wyndham isn’t quite sure what to think about her “friendship” with star quarterback, Brett Pederson. Sure, he has more intelligence than the entire football team combined. Not to mention that fact he’s a great kisser. When he asks her to help him with his college admission essays, she isn’t sure if he’s doing it to spend more time with her or if he’s just using her for her brains. But after her nemesis, Summer Hoyt, makes it clear she’s not finished chasing after Brett, Alexis begins realize how hard she’s fallen for Brett. Now the war is on, and the head cheerleader will find out why she should never take on a Queen B*.


The Queen B* Strikes Back by Crista McHugh is the second book of the young adult contemporary romance The Queen B* series. This second book picks up right where the story ended after book one so it’s definitely a series that needs to be read in order to fully understand.

This series is about Alexis Wyndham who is a high school senior who has overwhelmingly earned her title of the Queen B* in her school. Maybe most wouldn’t be proud of this title but Alexis owns it and actually strives to earn it. You see, Alexis was hurt in the past so being the Queen B* allows her to control those that get close to her and keep the others in fear of what she will do to them if they cross her path.

One person in the school Alexis never saw herself becoming friends with was Brett, the captain and star of the football team. However, when the health teacher informs them of a project coupling up and caring for a digital infant doll together Alexis manages to end up with Brett as a partner. When Brett shocks Alexis one time after another as they get to know each other she begins to rethink her image of him.

After this second book I’m still enjoying the fun little young adult contemporary romance series. There are plenty of laugh out loud moments throughout the books but I also can’t help but feel for Alexis with how she had been treated and why she stays away from others. Looking forward to seeing how the series wraps up in the third book soon.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /  Amazon

About the author:

Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She also writes fantasy with a little less kissing and bit more action (outside the bedroom) as C. A. McHugh.

Growing up in small town Alabama, Crista relied on story-telling as a natural way for her to pass the time and keep her two younger sisters entertained.

She currently lives in the Tesla-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children, maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician by day while she continues to pursue writing on nights and weekends.

Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant.

And she’s also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)

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