24 February 2010 ~ 0 Comments

The Nerd Who Loved Me by Vicki Lewis Thompson

First a warning, this is not a continuation of the first book in this “series”. It’s a totally different story. I thought it would be the same characters and was utterly confused for the first several minutes until I realized it was more of a formula… nerd lusts after woman, woman ignores nerd, woman gets into trouble, nerd rescues woman, they have lots of sex and live happily-ever-after. Not that I’m saying that’s a bad thing, but that seems to be the formula from just the first two books.

This one’s story was okay, it kept my attention and was a really fast read. I found parts of it to be way too far out there for me, just unbelievable, but then again, it’s fiction, right?

The biggest problem for me was that I don’t think the author did a good enough job of convincing me that Harry was nerd material. They even say in the description that he has “sexy good looks” so the fact that they ended up together didn’t feel too over-the-top.

Worth a read, it’s a beach read, a little bit of romance, some funny moments. But don’t expect a true nerd in this one…

Description:
She’s got the high-kicks…
Lainie Terrell is no ordinary single mother. With feathers in all the right places, she’s one of the hottest showgirls in Vegas. Aside from a hot-tempered ex-boyfriend on her sequined tail, Lainie’s biggest problem is finding a decent babysitter for her son. Lainie’s dilemma is solved when she ropes Harry Ambrewster, the casino’s shy-but very smart and cute-accountant, into the task.

He’s got the low-down…
Inheriting his chemist father’s high I.Q. and sexy good looks, Harry has always been intrigued by Lainie. He isn’t thrilled at the prospect of babysitting, but he’ll do anything to get near the gal who fuels his craziest fantasies. Then Lainie’s dangerous ex comes knocking…

Their option? Run faster than a pair of net stockings…

In disguise and on the lam, Lainie’s masquerading as the perfect wife. Harry’s doubling as the he-man protector. But with a set-up this hot, who’s fooling who? When the lights go down, and the masks come off, a nerd like Harry could be just the right ignition to set a woman like Lainie on fire…

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Book count for 2010: 16

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