“Romancing the Bookworm was absolutely delightful and I thoroughly enjoyed it. When Tamara's friend Ronni dragged her to Maverick Bay for spring break, little did she know what would be in store for her there. She would much rather live in her world of books where she could escape everything and everyone, rather than deal with the real world. Nevertheless, she gives in and agrees to go with her perfect size 2 best friend. The last thing she expected was to find herself in a whirlwind relationship with the uber hottie surfer god, Xavier Solomon, and little did she know this was all part of Xavier's plan. Whether "the plan" helps or hurts Xavier's cause remains to be seen. She soon finds Xavier her mind and senses far more that any hero she has read about in her novels. When Xavier's brother Zander shows up on the scene, it really throws a wrench into things, but sometimes things need to get a little off course to help you see how you really feel.
I loved the premise of Romancing the Bookworm. Kate Evangelista couldn't have written a more entertaining and fun summer read, especially for those of us who are book fans, like Tamara. I really loved Tamara. She wasn't perfect, but I so admired the fact that she was comfortable with herself, and her size. I also liked that Xavier, the hottie that he was, didn't fall into the mold of only liking girls who were bean poles with boobs, and despite everything he screws up, he does truly have the best intentions, so I couldn't help but root for him. Ronni and her brother Hudson were great secondary characters also, and I was even happy to see where things went with Zander in the end. The romance was sweet and steamy, but also had some serious moments, and there was plenty of humor to boot. Overall, Romancing the Bookworm is totally enjoyable, lighthearted, and fun, and if you are looking for the perfect read for the summer, then this is one book you should definitely pick up. ”
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What a wonderful story by Evangelista. It has so many aspects that made me fall in love with the plot and the characters. Tamara was my absolute favorite however. She would have me giggling during her internal monologs and then I would get so embarrassed for her when she would open her mouth and say something insane to Xavier. I would have to put down the book and walk away because I was so embarrassed. There is a time where she is thinking that she would like to lick Xavier dry after he got out of the shower but then he responds and she realizes that she didn’t say it in her head, she said it out loud.
I wanted to worship the ground that Xavier walked on because he was sex on a stick (or a surfboard) but didn’t give into the thought that only beautiful women are size zero. He is very much into Tamara once he gets to know her and immensely intrigued by her. *le sigh* When the book starts out, you know there was a plan hatched to get Tamara there but you really don’t know why until the very end. I was hoping that it was not hatch maliciously and was very pleased when I found out it wasn’t.
The only thing I can say negatively about Romancing the Bookworm is that I wanted a few more chapters at the end when the drama settled down. Also, as a side note, the waxing the surfboard scene was so sexy!~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~”