Romancing the Bookworm
Author: Kate Evangelista
Release date: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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, Rony, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she's wrangled into waiting tables with Rony 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 rate Romancing the Bookworm four and one half leaves. This book had me hooked from the very beginning. I think it's because I can relate with the female lead, Tamara. We are both really into our romance books and would rather read than be extremely social. Tamara is a somewhat shy girl, and she isn't 100 percent comfortable with her size-14 body. Xavier is the boy of every girls' dreams. Blonde hair, blue eyes, and a rocking hard body. Not to mention he is a surfer! Tamara and Xavier's story is such a fun one to read. I had a hard time putting this book down. It's definitely one of those... "JUST ONE MORE CHAPTER" books! The secondary characters had a very exciting story as well, and I really hope one day we will have the opportunity to read a bit more of Zander and Ronni's story. I felt like the ending was a little abrupt, but that might be because I really didn't want it to end! I recommend this story for anyone who has a surfer boy fantasy; It will hit the spot.
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. Ms. Evangelista lives in the Philippenes.