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Sometimes even the best laid plans can unravelIt's spring break and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size fourteen body on a beach But her best friend Ronni has other ideas Against her wishes Tamara is whisked away to picturesue Maverick Bay where she's wrangled into waiting tables with Ronni at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick's Surf Invitational There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon the Invitational's organizer and campus womanizer by reputation From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of one of her romance novels all she wants to do is run away from the feelings he inspires in herLittle does she know Xavier has been watching her for weeks now In fact after failed attempts at asking her out on campus he's concocted a crazy plan fabricating romantic situations straight out of her favorite books Xavier uickly realizes that if Tamara gets a whiff of his designs he might as well spell CREEPER across his forehead Yet as they grow closer he's convinced it's a risk worth taking What he hasn't planned on of course is his drug addicted alcoholic stepbrother who decides to join the fun and put a wrench in Xavier’s scheme Spring break is proving hotter than Tamara expected Will her romance novels be able to compete?


10 thoughts on “Romancing the Bookworm

  1. says:

    See I really liked this book but it kind of affected me why? I saw myself in that bookwormI always have my kindle and probably a paperback with me ALL THE TIMEThe heroine pissed me off shockers But it's because I don't think our hero was bad in fact he was indeed very romanticI mean look at my updates 0812 page 9 OMG I CAN'T BREATHE This girl is so damn funny XD0812 page 16 If she doesn't stop her stupidity soon I might pass out too what the heck running from a guy she said looked like a god? Ugh0812 page 31 She slapped Roni I can't believe this bitch She's the one who needs a good damn bitch slap across her face It was weird seeing myself in that characted I'm not kidding the resemblance was scary but I do have a social life and I do spend most of my day at work and even though I read 1 book a day it's because I'm fastNevertheless this book made me realize a lot of thingsWill I still read like the end is here? Yes But this time I won't let other stuff pass by unnoticed Love and Rockets M


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    This copy was given in exchange for an honest review and may contain spoilersTammara would rather spend her time reading rather then going out and being social In fact some days she can finish 3 novels It's her escape Books don't cause her pain they are always there for her when she needs them This is why I'd rather read Real people come with too much bullshit Ronni her best friend decides it's time Tammara gets her nose out of her books and starts living at little And now is the perfect time to do it spring break So being the best friend that she is she convinces Tamara to spend spring break with her in Maverick Bay And it just so happens that the Maverick's Surf Invitational takes place at the same time A surfing competition that is organized by a fellow college student Xavier who's had his eye on Tammara for a few weeks now An eye that she's never noticed because of her getting lost in her booksSo of course I could relate to Tammare being a huge bookworm myself and well I also enjoy the company of the written word over most people But she's a little extreme them me One conversation where she can narrow down a scene in a book by the page number seemed a tad bit much I like how she is the average woman physically and she doesn't try to make herself to be anything but And I have to admit that there was a little bit of creep factor going on I won't lie But it was kinda cute and romantic at the same time But hey if a guy went out of his way for me like that I think it would be pretty darn coolRomancing the Bookworm for me was a very humorous take on all of us crazy readers out there With sayings like sexy times But other then the bookworm aspect I enjoyed seeing Tammara branching out and wanting to do other things besides sit in her room reading


  3. says:

    35 stars Imagine meeting a guy who looked like someone straight out of of the romance books you read interested to get to know you and willing to do things for you to like them Too good to be true right? And then later you find out that all your meetings and scenes were all his doing it wasn't coincidence nor destiny just him wanting you Sure it sounds stalkerish and creepy trying to get to you but I believe that with all the efforts it actually sounds sweet for a guy to make efforts as actions weren't much seen these days Which is why I didn't get Tamara running away and shutting down the guy Xavier that is when she knew it was all planned Surely it wasn't that bad right? Especially when she really has no social life I mean it's all about her ever since the beginning I can sometimes relate to Tam's feelings but I really didn't get that part Anyways this is still a good read if you're looking for a sweet chicklit read


  4. says:

    Review posted on The Eater of Books blogRomancing the Bookworm by Kate EvangelistaPublisher Omnific PublishingPublication Date July 9 2013Rating 1 starSource eARC from the publisherSummary from GoodreadsSometimes even the best laid plans can unravelIt's spring break and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size fourteen body on a beach But her best friend Ronni has other ideas Against her wishes Tamara is whisked away to picturesue Maverick Bay where she's wrangled into waiting tables with Ronni at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick's Surf Invitational There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon the Invitational's organizer and campus womanizer by reputation From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of one of her romance novels all she wants to do is run away from the feelings he inspires in herLittle does she know Xavier has been watching her for weeks now In fact after failed attempts at asking her out on campus he's concocted a crazy plan fabricating romantic situations straight out of her favorite books Xavier uickly realizes that if Tamara gets a whiff of his designs he might as well spell CREEPER across his forehead Yet as they grow closer he's convinced it's a risk worth taking What he hasn't planned on of course is his drug addicted alcoholic stepbrother who decides to join the fun and put a wrench in Xavier’s scheme Spring break is proving hotter than Tamara expected Will her romance novels be able to compete?What I LikedI I don't know what to say for this part There is always some redeeming uality in a book no matter how um AWFUL it is right? But I was so frustrated with this book it's a VERY surprising thing that I finished itWhat I Did Not LikeWhere to start There is so much I want to say I have it outlined in front of me I have my Kindle open for spots in the book that I want to point out HOWEVER I mean absolutely no disrespect to the author whom I adore and love her other two books or to the publishing team that worked hard to make the book a book But these are my thoughts and I'm not going to mince words because I like the author or the publisherI'm going to start with Tamara the female protagonist of the story Not only did I completely NOT relate to her AT ALL but I found her whiny reclusive passive and air headed All Tamara is interested in is reading Now chances are if you're reading this review you really like reading as well So we should understand this right? NO Tamara has ZERO life social life love life whatever She whines non stop when her friend and roommate Ronni drags her off to Maverick Bay to help wait tables AND to have a vacation during spring break Who wouldn't want that bookworm or not?That covers whiny and reclusive How about passive Well I did just say that she whined about having to go with her friend to the beach I also said who wouldn't want to go to the beach for spring break? BUT here's the thing if Tamara had any backbone at all she would have put her foot down and said NO I'm not going to the beach with you If I want to waste away reading books that's MY choice not yours Ronni Well Tamara never says this and she totally lets Ronni do whateverAir headed Oh boy What I wouldn't give to just slap Tamara if she were a real person She and I would NOT be friends I hate air headed people Tamara is so NOT real She has no depth to her personality For a fellow book lover I expected her to be a little intelligent I almost stopped reading at 8% of the book well I almost stopped reading at a lot of places in this book At 8% of the book we meet Xavier in Tamara's point of view Or rather we don't meet him yet She SEES him Check this outThe thought came with a blush the heat of which I felt all the way between my thighs I'd read about guys who were sex on two legs before but to actually be in the presence of one felt unreal If he touched me now I'd spontaneously combustandThe dizzy spell I'd felt building in me since he got out of the water took over now My eyes rolled into the back of my head as my legs collapsed beneath me Oh really? Would you? Are you not human then? And What In The World You're going to tell me that you see some guy that is SOOOOOO hot and you faint? Seriously people I left out most of the descriptions of Xavier He's godlike and perfect and chiseled and oh so yummy and blah blah blah BLAH NO Just NO I don't buy Tamara's reaction to Xavier for one second She's so air headed and ditsy and all she sees is one male who might be remotely good looking and she spins the whole thing out of proportion and faints Do you see how ridiculous that is?And then throughout the book she goes to great lengths great PAINS so she does not have to see him or talk to him WHAT? You think this guy is crazy hot and lick able and then you just shut down and ignore him? Last time I checked that wasn't how it worked If you see a guy that is smoking hot and he's not a criminal or drug addict or some other negatively seen type of person shouldn't you be turning on your girl charm and trying to get with him? Or at least get to know him better? What The HeckSo I hated Tamara I also didn't liked Xavier by association What he saw in her I have no idea Why he went to all those lengths to please her I don't know Doesn't he see that one his idea could blow up in his face and two she's a complete stranger? WhateverI didn't particularly like Hudson or Ronni the siblings Both supporting character were flat and one dimensional and oh my gosh so freaking annoying All Ronni cared about was Zander Xavier's brother who broke her heart and all Hudson cared about was making sure Xavier's plan didn't go wrong and making sure Zander didn't hurt Ronni But Hudson seemed to flat as a character and I did not care about him AT ALLZander is the only passably decent character and it's funny because he is the villain of the story At least he acknowledges the fact that he screws up that he's not perfect that he's not all that though he may act like it He might be the only real character in the book But whatever to him Didn't care enough about him eitherThe next thing that totally irritated me is something that I know is a touchy subject for people don't understand why but it is Tamara is at least a size fourteen female The author makes it known that it clear from the beginning that Tamara is not skinny and that she is a big girl Okay great I have no problem with that What I do have a problem with is in the next breath the author makes Tamara seem pixie light Xavier carrying her with ease Tamara surfing Tamara wearing little tiny clothes I'm sorry but could you be consistent? Pick OneThe plot Oh my gosh the plot Well it starts with Ronni taking Tamara to the beach to live in Hudson's house while vacationing and working Then Tamara and Xavier play cat and mouse Zander comes around and ruins everything they have a big surfing competition the end I still can't believe I finished this book The plot is so pointless and so trivial and so uninteresting I don't make it a habit of not finishing books I have never not finished a book I started but this one was just so awful in plot ALONE that I had a hard time actually getting through the bookThe climax is the surfing competition which really comes down to Xavier and Zander I could not believe my eyes when I saw that was the climax I mean I understood that the surfing competition was one of the reasons why everyone was at Maverick Bay for that weekend But seriously? How anticlimactic I could have cared less is Zander or Xavier or someone drowned while in the competition That would have at least made it interesting Put one of them and me out of my miseryDid I already talk about the romance? Not really Okay so we know that Tamara is attracted to Xavier We also know that Xavier orchestrated this entire week for Tamara because he saw her and watched her for a long time and he finally wanted to meet her First of all what? Who does that? That's so weird Second I couldn't really understand HOW Tamara and Xavier's relationship was developing throughout the book It seemed like Tamara was constantly running away from Xavier and Xavier was constantly saving Tamara from face planting or something And then they'd meet at random and totally convenient times and practically grow steamy chemistry between the two of them The chemistry was just sickeningWell I did NOT find their relationship stable or developed or progressive and I certainly did not find their romance steamy or hot or sexy I kind of just wanted to shake Tamara tell her to go home and forget everything Then kick Xavier where it hurts because he's creepyBut all is well that ends well What a kumbaya let's hold hands and sing ending BarfWould I Recommend ItNONONONONONONO If you read this book and liked it great Good for you I read it and hated it and I wouldn't inflict this on anyone no offense I loved Ms Evangelista's other two books Taste and Reading Me Softly but not this oneRating1 star but I'd give it zero if possible I'm sorry to say that Ms Evangelista's attempt at New Adult contemporary romance was a complete flop for me and I highly doubt I'll pick up any of her other New Adult contemporary romance novels Paranormal books? Sure She's good with those But not New Adult contemporary romance


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    Read this if you've ever wanted to be transported into your favorite romance book I have to admit that the title is what originally drew me to this book but then the synopsis intrigued me I had to read this at some point and I am so glad I read this when I did I was burned out on other stories and didn't think I would ever find one that captured my attention and reminded me why I started reading in the first placeWe meet Tamara our heroine and fellow avid reader as she and her best friend Ronni go to Maverick Bay to help Hudson at The Shack Hudson being her best friend's brother Tamara gets off the bus meets Hudson and asks if he's for real If I was met with all the gorgeousness that is Hudson I may have asked that uestion myself But he isn't the hero in this story Xavier is Xavier is perfection on two legs He is gorgeous smart funny and an amazing man on top of it all Do I want an Xavier for my own?I love Tamara and Xavier's interactions They are hilarious honest sweet adorable and just a heaping pile of sugar on top of a candy store of sweetness The first time Tamara sees Xavier he is view spoilerrising from the sea the way James Bond waded out of the water in Casino Royale hide spoiler


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    This was my sort of read so I gobbled it right up A really great chick lit beach read The character of Tamara is loveable with a capital L I know that if this is your genre she will get an A for character creation Amen A girl who loves to read and has her nose in a book I think millions of us can agree that is relateable I think it helped from the start to identify with TamaraThe part of the story focusing on surfing was cool I love to watch it and being in California it is everywhere So I adore something I can relate to Tamara is not the sexy I need a little mascara and lip gloss girl She is a typical average sized woman So it has a few good men namely Ronni Zander and Xavier They are all eually loveable They make you shut down and enjoy There really is nothing better than good characters that engross you Xavier and his plan were one of my favorite parts of the book I won't give away any of that but he wants someoneOverall this was a really great summer beach read There were a few naughty parts but nothing over the top We all want sex but for the story purpose of course LOL So grab it and enjoy something light romantic and fluffy If you have friends like Tamara say a little thank you and value them


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    When I first read the synopsis for this book I knew I had to read it A love story about a bookish girl and a hot surfer guy? Count me inTamara always has her nose stuck in a book She is curvy and not ashamed of that fact which I really admired She didn’t obsess over her weight but she did know that she wasn’t completely comfortable flaunting her curves on the beach in a bikini Tight clothing made her uncomfortable and tried to hide behind flowy loose fitting dresses and clothing I really liked that her best friend Ronni had confidence in her and wanted her to show off her body She told her to stop hiding because she really did look good And Xavier? He found her to be beautiful and didn’t bother hiding his lust for herTamara was a somewhat complex character I liked her but most of the time I wanted to throttle her At times she acted uite ridiculous and was definitely a bit of a spaz around Xavier At the beginning she is constantly referring to scenarios in her romance novels she doesn’t see the point in bothering with the real thing because what happens if it doesn’t satisfy you? At least with her books she will never be disappointed and can take care of the “job” herself She tends to get so lost in her books that she doesn’t focus on reality She inadvertently shut out her best friend when she needed her to pay attention to her and even though her friend didn’t outwardly show it it really did hurt her feelingsXavier on the other hand is a surfer who from the get go makes it clear he’s interested in Tamara He knows about her obsession with books and therefore concocts this whole big plan to reenact romantic scenes from her books to get her to notice him However nothing ends up going his way and he’s afraid that the plan is going to fail because he can’t seem to get his act together around her Hudson Xavier’s best friend and Ronni’s older brother is also in on this plan to get Tamara to notice him I have to admit the beginnings of their relationship are so awkward you don’t know whether to laugh or groan I felt so bad for Xavier He’s a good guy he’s attracted to her and really wants to get to know this girl without coming on too strong Tamara is so oblivious to everything but it’s not lost on her how hot he isWhat I really struggled to understand was why Tamara was so paranoid around Xavier Clearly this guy is interested in you why are you freaking out? Sure I can understand the first few times but after awhile it did become a bit irritatingRonni as I said is Tamara’s best friend and desperately wants her to come out of her shell She sees how beautiful Tamara is and she doesn’t want her friend wasting her life away hiding in her books She’s completely missing out on life building friendships exploring relationships Ronni wants to change that and so she thinks this spring break trip could be the game changer for TamaraOne major point of conflict is Xavier’s stepbrother Zander Zander is reckless his drinking and drug use have gotten him into trouble before and Xavier is not happy that he showed up to surf in the Invitational Xavier feels a responsibility to his stepbrother which is why he hasn’t completely said the hell with him Zander knows exactly how to push his brother’s buttons and is not afraid to do so multiple times throughout the book Zander is the one person Xavier loses control with and I hate the tension between these two Zander also broke Ronni’s heart and is still a sore spot for her She is constantly sucked back into his web even though she knows it won’t end well despite her secretly wishing it wouldI really felt that Evangelista did a good job with pacing I read through this uickly and felt it flowed uite well Overall I found it be a likeable read minus a few issues with the characters’ behavior and the rather abrupt ending I did feel the book ended at an awkward point and I would have rather seen a bit plot resolution This was the first book I’ve read by Evangelista and am interested in checking out some of her other booksReceived a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review


  8. says:

    Bookworm Tamara Winters reluctantly agrees to accompany her best friend Ronnie to Maverick Bay for the summer Little does Tamara realize that Xavier Solomon a man whose reputation for being a player has set the wheels in motion for her visit Xavier has a plan to woo Tamara just like the characters in her books Everything is falling into place or perhaps not Xavier seems to put his foot in his mouth freuently his heroine faints misunderstands and has one of the most unusual reactions to a kiss he has ever witnessed When his unruly brother enters the scene his plans continue to unravel as his focus cannot solely be on the girl of his dreamsCharming story this is a must read for romance lovers I thought this was fantastic and the ultimate romantic book lover read Xavier has a plan to get Tamara to notice him she does but not in the way he is wanting It was like every misstep you could take Xavier raised his hand high to accept Highly entertaining


  9. says:

    I read the blurb and had to read this which got my hopes up which was failed shortly 'cause the book sucks no matter what the numerous reviewers sayIt's supposed to be a new adult one but the guy seemed mature and the girl childish than their respective ages That girl is stupid and that guy is creepy There were so many flaws that I almost lost my footing in the acknowledgments part when the author stated that this book is way too different than her first draft and is in its best possible shape I wonder how horrific that first draft was and show my condolence to those who had to read that Got a problem with my harsh review? Move your lazy ass and suck it to somewhere else


  10. says:

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI was pretty excited to read this book after seeing the description since the main character is a major bookworm and it seemed a bit different from the new adult books I've readMy feelings after reading this book I liked the storyline but I didn't like how vague the author was about key things in the book for the majority of the story I felt like some of secretsplans needed to be known a little earlier Overall this book is great if you're looking for a light read because it's a fast read The one thing I hated about this book was the ending It was so abrupt out of no where and really didn't provide much closure