Mini Review: Gone with the Nerd by Vicki Lewis Thompson

June 6, 2014 Reviews 2 Comments

Mini Review: Gone with the Nerd by Vicki Lewis ThompsonGone With the Nerd by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Series: Nerds #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by St Martin's Press on 2005-08-02
Pages: 400
Reading Challenges: 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
One StarOne Star


Mini Review Alert! Lots of things good things come in small packages like truffles, chocolate, vanilla slices, cookies and baklava. While you can’t eat this review, hopefully you will enjoy it.

Bombshell Zoe Tarleton is sick of playing dumb but pretty lead roles in movies and jumps at the chance to play the role of a geeky chemist. The only problem is that she doesn’t know how to channel her inner geek. Enter her geeky lawyer Flynn Granger from stage left. She convinces him to travel to a rural cabin and train in her in all things geekdom.

Read it for…

The bigfoot that might or might not exist.

This book is a clear satirical take on the romance genre. Thompson throws in as many romantic tropes as she can from the incredibly handsome lawyer who doesn’t know how to dress well to the gorgeous woman who just wants to be taken seriously. Zoe is fairly self-absorbed and genuinely unable to consider other people’s points of view. There isn’t much more depth to Flynn as he forgets his place-holder girlfriend that he was considering marrying obscenely quickly. The plot is wildly improbable and chock-full of contrived situations but luckily enough had just enough humour thrown in for me to keep reading. If you are looking for a sensitive and thought-provoking contemporary romance, then you really should look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you want something light, you could enjoy playing ‘lets spot the trope’.

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