Wednesday, March 12, 2014

REVIEW - Romancing The Bookworm by Kate Evangelista


 Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can unravel.

It'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 picturesque 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 her.

Little 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 quickly 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?

I received this book in exchange for an honest review through YA/NA Fanatics Group!

I love this fun and smexy side to Kate Evangelista. She is rapidly becoming one of my very favorite authors!

I really liked these characters and the whole beach scene was cool!
My big brother is in fact a surfer and right now he is living the dream living in sunny Hawaii! The whole Maverick Bay thing was pretty awesome!

I liked the quirkiness that the MC brought to the table on this. I can only imagine myself in her place if I were single without kids. I can completely block out the world when I read and be perfectly happy within myself with no real interaction with others. I realize that does sound a bit crazy but it's true nonetheless.

She was oblivious and pretty vulnerable actually and I thought it was cute. But she was also quite stubborn but really change scares the crap out of some people and sometimes a safe fantasy seems better than a risky reality. But what would life be like without those butterfly inducing risks!?

I felt like we got a great background and character build for the swoon worthy guys in this book and a mild introduction to the ladies but I didn't mind at all. ;p

"I never thought I'd ever want to lick someone dry before, but there was a first time for everything." - Tamara
What a first impression! LOL!

I thought it was sweet, all the trouble that Xavier was going through even if it was a bit creepy but really it was romantic, thus the title... Yeah I loved alot about this book and laughed a lot during my read at Tamara's quit witted and most of the time not meaning for it to be funny humor.

The fact that Xav was freaked out too was pretty great as well. I don't want to give too much away but I will say that this story was more than just some romance. This book had substance in the Solomon brothers story and it had a great background and a pleasant plot that moved at a great pace. I personally fell in love with the story as it surrounding me overtaking my imagination! Satisfied customer here! LOL!

I would read it again actually AND recommend it highly as a great Spring Break NA Romance Read!!!

 5 of 5 stars!


When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today she lives in the Philippines and writes full time.


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