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Talk Nerdy to Me

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3.79 rating

Comment 1: Let me just put this out there… a confession (that will be no shock to Nica 40). I like romance novels. As an educated and modern woman, I used to look down my nose at the trashy harlequins, the bawdy bodice rippers, the dime store dishes, the…. Well, you get the idea. But one day a good friend of mine pointed out that I was unduly biased against the romance genre. “How can you claim to be a thoughtful human being, all the while rejecting something you have never tried and know nothing about?” s Comment 2: This is my all-time favorite from this series! It was so refreshing to have the female protagonist be a nerd. Eve Dupree is a fashion model, and no one will allow her to step outside of that role. So she's turned into something of a garage inventor, and someday she plans on proving them all wrong. Charlie Shepherd meets Eve when something explodes in her garage as he's driving home from work. It's an apt beginning - their relationship is nothing short of explosive itself. I especially loved that Comment 3: For "nerds", everyone in this book was really simple-minded. This is my first romance novel and I am hoping for some campy gems but even I have a stupidity threshold. Like, characters who are complete dumbfucks i.e., "who is doing the bad thing? I suspect every single character except for the one person who is doing the bad thing" also "we are grown adults who are attracted to each other, let us make winky faces at each other while we repeat, again and again, the word 'penetration' until the emb

M Is for Mama's Boy

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4.16 rating

Comment 1: Tenia 18 años cuando leí el primer libro de Nerds y de inmediato me encanto , es genial la forma de imaginar a un espía siendo un niño el cual , bueno nadie se daría cuenta de que es un agente secreto así que guarda ese elemento sorpresa además de que todos los agentes tienen un defecto que mas que defecto se vuelve su poder y cuando supe que había salido el segundo volumen no pasaron muchos días cuando lo compre , después note que ahora la historia no era acerca de dientes de lata sino de Pegot Comment 2: The book NERDS M is for mama's boy by Micheal Buckley, adds another adventure for this awesome series. Ordinary kids from Nathan Hale elementary are well...nerds,outsiders but really they're secret superspies for the government! Awesome right! I wish I could have that job,also they get paid!! These kids have um.. "superpowers" that relate to the reason they're bullied. Duncan (glue stick) learns he may be different and have superpowers but,he is still trained like any other person martial art or Comment 3: This book is about a team of kids with special micro computer chips called nano-chips.These nano-chips gave them special abilities. First off is Gluestick. This paste eater has a sticky adhesive come out of his hands to walk on walls and ceilings like a spider!Next we have an girl who is allergic to anything-with her nano-chips she can decipher what those allergic reactions are from.Next off is Wheezer. She has asthma,but her special inhalers help her fly around with one squeeze.This new recruit

Nerd in Shining Armor

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3.62 rating

Comment 1: This was a re-read for me, although it’s been at least four years since the last time I picked it up. Reading it this time around was a bit of an eye-opener, as I hadn’t noticed the first time just how obnoxious Genevieve really is. Genevieve just assumes that Jack is inexperienced sexually without bothering to test his abilities first and constantly berates his lack of outdoorsy skills. Just because someone doesn’t go on a lot of dates or tell dirty jokes doesn’t mean that they don’t know what Comment 2: Nerd in Shining Armour, Vicki Lewis Thompson’s first book in the Nerd series, is set in Hawaii. Jackson Farley finds himself the third wheel on a plane trip to Maui when his boss Nick Brogan takes one of the firm’s secretaries, Genevieve Terrence, for a meeting and an overnight stay. At least, that’s what the plan was. But apparently Nick had other ideas, and suddenly Jackson finds himself trying to land a plane in the ocean near a tiny island. Meanwhile, Genevieve’s mother, Annabelle, is convin Comment 3: This is the first book in the “Nerd” series by this author, which became a fast favorite of mine once I discovered the existence of romance novels during high school. I had a hankering to re-read this one after my recent read A Sudden Crush had a somewhat similar story line and reminded me how much I had originally liked this type of story. This book is about Genevieve Terrence who gets stuck on a remote island with the nerd computer programmer from her firm, Jackson Farley. Jack has had a crush

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

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3.88 rating

Comment 1: One of the better books I’ve read in this genre. It’s got a clever plot, fun characters and quite a few laugh-out-loud moments. This author clearly likes and understands kids. A group of elementary-school outcasts, including a hyperactive sugar addict, a girl who suffers with allergies, and a chubby boy, turn out to actually be spies – part of the National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society. The flawed protagonist is Jackson Jones, one of the cool kids who’s casually callous to the misfits, u Comment 2: Jackson Jones’ life is great. He’s athletic, popular and, he thinks, attractive. Then he goes to his orthodontist and has to get braces and headgear. Now he has no friends and is just another nerd like those he used to pick on and even loses his spot on the football team. With nothing else to do he begins spying on his classmates and learning more about them than he ever knew from being friends and soon stumbles upon the Playground. His elementary school is headquarters to a super secret spy org Comment 3: Jackson Jones, a 5th grader, is popular, athletic and loves to torment the nerds at his school. Unfortunately, fate deals him a shocking blow when he finds out he has to wear braces. His new look costs him his popularity, friends and getting booted off of the football team. His luck changes though as a social outcast when he stumbles onto the “nerd herd”, 5 of the most awkward kids in the 5th grade. Jackson discovers that all 5 of these misfits are super spies and he accidentally discovers their

Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary

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4.25 rating

Comment 1: I started watching this series about a year ago and pretty much fell in love with it from the start so when I saw that my library had this book I had to have it. The book is a great companion to the show. Its filled with all sorts of facts that one wouldn't necessarily pick up in the course of the show, such as the Doctor's body temperature is 59 degrees. Its also a nice refresher for whats happened in the last 5 or 6 seasons of the show. There was a lot I had forgotten about. Its in the regular DK format which I, who grew up with all the Eyewitness books, LOVE. The pictures are awesome. My only problem really is that the book focuses a LOT on the 11th doctor almost to the detriment of the 9th and 10th doctors, though they are discussed a bit. Fans of the classic Doctor Who may be disappointed as they are hardly mentioned at all. There was so much I felt should have been included but I guess you have to draw the line somewhere. All in all, I highly recommend this to all the Whovians. Genre Bingo: Your ChoiceParanormal Scavenger Hunt: Alien Comment 2: I have to admit as much as I love doctor who, and as cool as this book was I was expecting it to be better. This book mainly focused on Matt Smith Amy Pond and Rory which made me mad. I was hoping for more about all the companions and more of the doctors. For example they wasted two pages to describe the town that the ponds lived in where some companions that did not even make it in to this book could have been.However besides that I thought the rest of the book was really cool, and it was put together in a way that makes it very easy to read and visually appealing.

The Villain Virus

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4.28 rating

Comment 1: A virus has infected Arlington, Virginia, where the NERDS headquarters are located, and it’s much worse than the normal flu. Instead of coughing and sneezing, the victims of this dangerous virus are transformed into superintelligent criminal masterminds. Soon nearly everyone including some of the NERDS team is plotting to take over the world. And who’s to blame for this nasty infection? None other than former NERDS teammate Healthcliff Hodges. With more people breaking out into evil crackles eve Comment 2: AMAZING!!!! Usually my best reviews are for books that I have low expectations for and then blow me out of the water. So this is the 4th in a series about nerdy kids that have super powers, the first three are ok, I love underdog stories and the humor is awesome too. But I absolutely loved this one, taking a character no one really cares about almost always taking the backseat in the adventures and then making that character the main character and have to stand out. I love it. And then the endin Comment 3: The NERDS books are always over-the-top fun! The kid agents have moved on to Middle School and encounter a principal and set of teachers who are unknowingly obstructing their missions to save the world! A villain virus has broken out and is spreading across the planet causing average citizens to become criminals wielding cooky machines of destruction. The NERDS must try to stop the chaos and track the source of the virus while trying not to become infected themselves. Each book features one of t

Love Kinection

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3.6 rating

Love, romance, hearts, flowers, cupid…. Rubbish. Abby Fine still hasn’t gotten over the pain of a year-old betrayal and plans to spend this Valentine’s Day drowning her sorrows with a ménage of men named Ben, Jerry, and Riesling. Her plans are diverted when she drops and breaks her new iPhone and gives in to a momentary hormone surge, agreeing to let office hottie and tech god Tom Walker squirm his way into her condo to fix it. Tom shows up with his Xbox, spicy Chinese food, and a habit of stealing kisses every time she lets her guard down. Can a weekend of laughter, video games, and movies change Abby’s opinion of stupid Cupid?

The Romeo Club

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3.67 rating

Comment 1: This book has been on my 2014 book wishlist since the beginning of the year, so imagine my excitement when an opportunity came my way to read and review it! Yep, I was super excited. Going into it I knew that this was going to be a romantic comedy, so I was fully prepared for an astounding amount of candyfloss light and fluffy romance. Still, The Romeo Club managed to surprise me with the number of times I laughed out loud while reading it, and the fact that there was one scene that actually had Comment 2: Yup, stayed up til 2am and read it in one sitting. Super cute read. Had a lot more coming of age of Delyla than I was expecting, but I really enjoyed that....I kept wondering where the Jimbo side story was going, but it was really affecting and showed growth in Delyla. The characters MADE this book....from the leads of Delyla and Trey, to secondaries -- Kenadi was like the quintessential best friend, it was so nice to have a best friend character that fulfills her duties and is the perfect suppo Comment 3: Alright, so I was a bit skeptical when I picked up this book. The premise was a bit odd to me--helping a bunch of nerds change themselves to get girls. WELP, I was pleasantly surprised! It was definitely a cute story. Some of the elements actually reminded me a lot of the How To series by Cassie Mae that I love so much. I guess the whole nerds-are-better-lovers theme!! Really, nerds cannot be discounted in life. They're generally the coolest people--and some of the nicest, kindest that I know. D

Romancing the Nerd

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3.73 rating

Cool guy. Geeky girl. Let the games begin. Dan Garrett has become exactly what he hates—popular. Until recently, he was just another live-action role-playing nerd on the lowest rung of the social ladder. Cue a massive growth spurt and an uncanny skill at taking three-point shots in basketball and voila…Mr. Popular. It’s definitely weird. And the biggest drawback? Going from high school zero to basketball hero cost Dan the secret girl of his dorky dreams. A tuba-playing nerd with an eclectic fashion sense, Zelda Potts’s “coolness” stat is about minus forty-two. Dan turning his back on her and the rest of nerd-dom was brutal enough, but when he humiliates her at school, Zelda decides it’s time for a little revenge—dork style. Nevermind that she used to have a crush on him. Nevermind that her plan could backfire big time. It’s time to roll the dice…and hope like freakin’ hell she doesn’t lose her heart in the process.

Gone With the Nerd

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3.82 rating

Comment 1: I enjoy Vicki Lewis Thompson's books, but I want nothing more than to sit her down and read her dialogue aloud to her. I can forgive some of the flaws, but the consistently terrible dialogue makes me wince.While this is the fourth in the series, it's not necessary to read them in order. They're connected by theme, rather than continuity.Zoe Tarleton is a Hollywood actress, typecast in the sexy love interest role. She thinks she's up to something more challenging, and she's going to prove it by going against type and playing a "nerd," a woman scientist whose life is threatened because she's invented a pill that will help with weight loss, sexual dysfunction, and aging. I was relieved to find out, at the very end, it was meant to be a comedy, but that created more puzzlement: since when are comedy roles well-respected?To research her role, she asks her contract lawyer, Flynn Granger, to spend a weekend away with her so she can observe him. He has a girlfriend, but they both realize while they're negotiating this agreement that they're attracted to one another. They push forward with the plan, anyway, and wind up in a rustic cabin in the middle of a small town gripped in Bigfoot fever. The townsfolk are hoping to prop up the local economy, stalled since the mine closure, by the fact that they've had several Bigfoot sightings.I figured out the mysterious stalker/attempted murderer within 50 pages, but that's not why I read these silly books. I read them for the tension, which was more believable than in previous Nerd books. Flynn thinks he's serious about his girlfriend, Kristen, and initially doesn't want to cheat on her. How he figures some of his actions don't constitute cheating, I'll never know.There are a number of factual and time inconsistencies. Characters go out to have breakfast, talk to people for about a half an hour, get back to the cabin, and are suddenly famished. I didn't get the feeling the author knows a lot about how Hollywood works, though she also sidesteps several clichés. Zoe may be approaching her mid-30's, but she isn't obsessing about her "expiration date" or hunting for wrinkles in the mirror. She's aware her age may become an issue, but it doesn't bother her yet. However, for her age, Zoe is strikingly naïve. It never crosses her mind that her attractive lawyer might have a girlfriend, she calls him a nerd to his face, and she assumes all nerds are alike. I suppose it's to highlight a theme that not all nerds are the same, but it came across clumsily and made her character skirt the Too Stupid To Live line.As with Nerd Gone Wild, the antagonist has a kinky side to show how evil she is. I dislike this tendency of Ms. Thompson's, to associate deviant sexuality with mental illness and a tendency to do harm. Most of the people I know who practice BDSM are moral, sane people. They're not very open about their tendencies, though, just because of this societal attitude that something is wrong with someone who practices BDSM.You may want to skip the last chapter entirely, by the way. It's saccharine sweet, and adds very little except the clarification that Zoe's nerd role was for a comedy. I didn't need to read about Zoe's life a year later to know they'd be happily ever after. It was too much.These books are great for mindless escapism, and an alternative to the alphaholes found in most romance novels. But, I don't recommend going in with the expectation they're well-written, and definitely don't take this dialogue as a good example. I've seen log cabins less wooden.Previously reviewed by Vicki Lewis Thompson:Nerd in Shining ArmorThe Nerd Who Loved MeNerd Gone Wild

Talking Dirty with the CEO

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3.68 rating

Comment 1: Joseph likes to always bring up those pleasant memories, “what? You mean apart from the fact that Liz just introduced you?” Joseph folded his arms. “Well, here’s a reminder. You on the bathroom vanity. Me inside you while you screamed in my ear.” Joseph beloved him, he can be stupid at times but he always realized after awhile his stupidity, “when I said that stuff about me getting bored, that was an excuse,” he said hoarsely. “I don’t think I could ever get bored with you.” I liked this book. Comment 2: Talking Dirty with the CEO was great! It's a geek romance with lots of dirty talking, learning to stand up to your parents, and dealing with mental health! Joseph and Christie meet in a gaming chat room, and because her latest assignment is to write about online dating, she asks "Studman500" to meet. Using common sense, her friend accompanies her to meet this stranger. Christie is shocked that Studman is a hottie rather than a typical nerd, they have a quickie at his place, she runs off, only to Comment 3: Christie St John is a geek! She loves nothing more than playing computer games and going on online tech forums. I did wonder why Christie chose her online name of 'NaughtyGirl' for a tech site though?! Christie is a Journalist for a Tech Magazine, she loves all things tech. I liked Christie. She's very insecure all thanks to her horrible mother who has belittled her most of her life. Christie feels like her mother, father and brother have no interest in her so she rebels a bit by wearing Doc Mar

Nerd Gone Wild

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3.79 rating

Comment 1: This is the third book in Vicki Lewis Thompson's Nerds series. Though they're called a series, there are no shared characters between them, only a concept, that being that nerds need love, too. The heroes of these books are sweet and considerate and smart, and are flying under their love interests' radars.This book breaks the repetition of the last two. Mitchell Caruthers grew up geek, but then he shed that identity to become a member of law enforcement. His current assignment, where he's the bodyguard for heiress Ally Jarrett, has him slipping back into old habits so she doesn't realize he's her bodyguard. If she knew, she'd never put up with him. So long as she believes he's just a harmless nerd, she lets him be, though she chafes at his overbearing presence.Then she runs off to Porcupine, Alaska in the middle of February to photograph wildlife, and secretly meet up with her disowned uncle. Mitchell follows her, and, between an oversexed lodge owner and a small town full of bored Alaskans, Ally and Mitch find themselves pushed together. Not that either of them mind.The build-up to the relationship was a lot slower in this book than in previous Nerd books, which allows for more sexual tension and believable development. Mitch really is attractive beneath the dweeb costume, and Ally's surprise and gratification upon realizing it seems genuine. Their reasons for not pursuing a relationship, and for resisting it within the book, are logical and unique to their situations.The writing showed some improvement from book 2 to 3. I didn't cringe at the dialogue, and characters weren't spelling things out in their internal dialogue that was already painfully obvious. The story flowed well, and, while hardly poetic, I wasn't stumbling over clunky passages.The sexual tension was good; the main characters don't get together until over halfway through the book, and the first 200 pages are a slow simmer. The sex is described in sensual detail, though some of the imagery made me raise an eyebrow. ("Magic wand?" Really?)However, the book paints S&M adherents as depraved, selfish sexual predators. In one scene early in the book, Mitch looks over evidence that Uncle Kurt is into S&M, and nods knowingly, as if that's all the character reference he needs. I happen to know a lot of perfectly well-adjusted, kind people with kinky tastes, and I can't help but scowl at Thompson's naïveté. I know sexual practices are often confused, in romance novels, for character development, but I didn't appreciate the inclusion of the trope.Overall, this was a fun, quick romp. I enjoyed reading it. I highly recommend this series for anyone looking for a steamy romance read featuring a beta male. And, if you start at book 3, you get to skip past the clunkier books in the series. You're not missing much.

My Nerdy Valentine

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3.89 rating

Aspiring psychologist Amanda Rykowsky's schedule is certifiable. Between study, bartending, and an internship with a sex therapist whose techniques would make a Playboy bunny blush, there's zero time for romance. Still, Amanda is flattered to receive an anonymous Valentine…until the messages take a sinister turn. Stockbroker William Sloan swears he's not the one sending Amanda cards, but he suspects the culprit's intentions are more dubious than sharing a box of Godiva. Something about gorgeous, determined Amanda brings out the usually reserved William's inner he-man, and he insists on acting as a decoy boyfriend. With a fake relationship masking some very real lust, it's only a matter of time before William and Amanda give in to the sweetest of temptation­s. And once he's dealt with her secret stalker, William's next mission is to strike Amanda with Cupid's arrow….

The Nerd Who Loved Me

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3.84 rating

Comment 1: This book was crap. I give it one star because, unlike some chick lit, I actually finished it. Otherwise, the story was predictable, even anti-climactic, and the stock characters were too one-sided. Also, the author clearly didn't pay attention the day that subtlety was taught in her writing class. Additionally, it's clear that she's never met a four year old, because even exceptionally smart ones don't act the way that "Dexter" does. (Oh, NB to the author: Showgirls don't name their kids "Dexte Comment 2: Perfectly fine contemporary romance but this book lacked something for me. I can't quite put my finger on it but I liked it while I was reading it but I was certain I would forget about it when I was through. I liked Harry & Lanie but I didn't find Harry to be much of a nerd. And I think we were supposed to assume he was super smart because he was an accountant in the payroll department? Working in a corporate environment I know plenty of accountants and while many are smart it's not really Comment 3: After the first disappointing book in the Nerd series, I thought I wasn't going to read any more, but after acquiring the whole series at a library sale, I had to give it a go. Harry really not nerdy at all. The only thing that made him nerdy was the fact that he was smart and knew how to play chess...and that was it. I do have the rest of the series, and I'm hoping that I see an actual nerd soon. The ending of the book was also quite a let down, it seemed way too perfect.

Human Sexuality: From Cells to Society

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5 rating

Using humor and a contemporary voice, HUMAN SEXUALITY FROM CELLS TO SOCIETY, 1E engages readers to acquire a greater knowledge of their bodies, their values, and their relationships with others. This concise, comprehensive, and up-to-date book emphasizes critical thinking--in both human sexuality research as well as readers' own sexual lives--and is geared to help readers understand the diverse foundations of sexuality, as well as provide skills to evaluate current research and data. Working from a multidisciplinary perspective, the author's approach is accessible to anyone, even without a background in biology or critical thinking, and allows readers to see how human sexuality interrelates with psychology, biology, health, law, media, religion, and other topics that at first glance seem unrelated.

My Nerdy Valentine

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3.89 rating

Comment 1: This was majorly disappointing. I loved Gloria, the woman Amanda interns for. I loved Will as the nerdy hero. I loved Amanda's nosy old neighbors. But the prose was SUPER awkward and Amanda definitely fell into the 'Too Stupid to Live" category. First she's all "I have to focus on my studies" and then she can not keep it in her pants. Why anyone would be interested in this chick, I have no idea. I was super excited about the Geek-romance element, but this book was really stupid. The sex scenes w Comment 2: Neither Amanda or William struck me as particularly nerdy. Amanda was rather single-minded about her schooling and career, and Will wears glasses, a hat with ear flaps, and has a good memory for trivia. In spite of this, I found it very hard to be disappointed with the book. Will makes for the sort of romantic hero I enjoy reading about: intelligent, confident without being arrogant, and a great sense of humour. He's the type of guy who's willing to put his desires aside in order to do what's be Comment 3: Wow, I can't remember the last time I had a DNF. I gave up at page 80. The heroine has to be the biggest bitch I can recently recall reading about. I never, NEVER give up on a book. And I really, REALLY like this authors werewolf series! But I gave up. I have read and liked some of VLT's other nerd titles. But this one? I was hoping Will would give up on her and find another girl who wasn't a complete and total bitch to him. I did skip to the end to see if other minor characters ended up the way

Changing His Game

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3.76 rating

He controls the game, but she’s rewriting all the rules… Marley Lake is no stranger to awkwardness, but getting caught watching a dirty GIF by the company’s hot new IT guy exceeds even her standards. That is, until she realizes he's as turned on by it as she is. But with a big promotion on the line, she refuses to let her current dry spell be her downfall. Maybe. Austin Rivers has no business lusting after the irresistible editor of Gamers Magazine. He's a secret partner in the business—and technically Marley’s boss. One look at that GIF, though, and he’s ready to install a whole lot more than just software…as long as she never finds out who he really is. But reality’s not as virtual as it seems, and when Austin’s identity jeopardizes Marley’s promotion, he has to change his game or risk losing the only woman with the cheat code to his heart.

Close Encounters of the Girl Kind

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3.68 rating

Comment 1: I knew I had to love this, and even though it was quite boy-ish, I really did! It told of Archie, fourteen year old boy who likes to play role playing board games. (You know, the Games Workshop? Oh God, I can't believe I knew that!) Archie was quite sweet but what I liked was how Robb described him as a normal boy who just happened to be a bit geeky. I liked the balance between normal life and his fantasy of role play. And even though I've never been that sort of geek, I completely understood Ar Comment 2: This is one of the funniest books I've ever read, I genuinely couldn't stop laughing the entire way through. Archie is a total geek, think a 14yr old Leonard from the Big Bang Theory and you'll get close to his geekiness. Hidden behind that is a boy who is clever, funny and determined and as the story progresses he really comes into his own, it's a real joy to see his character develop - and cringe at some of his lame attempts to get the girl. A brilliant and relatable book to show people that b Comment 3: While I have given this book three stars, I'd say in reality it would be more like 3 and a half. This book made me buy it as soon as I saw the back with the words 'level 5 mage' due to a personal connection to an online game and it made me giggle. Now, being a girl, I clearly wasn't going to quite get the internal struggle of a 14 year old geek boy, but I could empathise more than most. It's taken me around six months to finish the book, as I started it when I bought it in March, but got a littl

Love Among the Geeks

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2.56 rating

Arden Crisanto, twenty-five, is the only daughter of a wedding gown designer--and a geek. An archaeology student, she dreams of digs rather than dresses and dates, to her mother's disappointment. Under normal circumstances she would never consider getting married to anyone, except maybe her favorite professor. But when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, Arden becomes determined to make her dream of seeing her walk down the aisle in her original creation come true. She considers her sweet but awkward buddy Rob in the role of the groom. He ought to agree to a marriage that won't be for keeps. After all, an unromantic science geek like him couldn't fall in love with her for real, could he?

Playing for Her Heart

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3.86 rating

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint... She wanted fantasy. He's about to make it a reality... Grant Osprey just had the hottest sex of his life. Sure, they were both in costume, and yes, it was anonymous, but he never expected her to bolt in the middle of the night without so much as a good bye, let alone exchanging numbers. Or names. All he's left with are her panties and some seriously X-rated memories...until he meets his business partner's little sister. Only Chloe Talley isn't the bold, sexy vixen he remembers. And she wants nothing to do with him. Cosplay is Chloe's only chance to leave her boring, socially awkward world behind. To forget that she's failing at life and can't be with anyone, let alone a single-father like Grant. But the raw hunger between them is undeniable. With him, she can be a misbehaving maid. A sexy call girl for hire. Each scene pushes Chloe beyond her strict boundaries, until Grant demands the one character she can't play. Herself.

Billionaire on the Loose

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3.63 rating

The New York Times bestselling author of the Billionaire Boys Club novels is back with a sexy, sweet romance that proves opposites definitely attract... Taylor is a genius when it comes to computers, but understanding the opposite sex is beyond her. Because she always fumbles her flirtations, she needs help in finding her Prince Charming. So when her friend, Gretchen, sets her up as a tour guide for a new guy in town, she says yes despite her misgivings. She just doesn’t expect Mr. Charming to actually be royalty... A faction in his country wants him to be king, but Loch has no intention of taking the crown. To keep from being named as the next successor, he hatches a scheme to marry a totally unacceptable American woman. Quirky Taylor seems like the perfect person for the job, until Loch realizes he likes more about her than her ability to keep him off the throne. When Loch’s secret schemes come out, his chance of happiness with Taylor are blown—unless he can find a way to get the nerdy object of his affection to believe she’s truly the queen of his heart...

The Geeks' Guide to World Domination: Be Afraid, Beautiful People

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3.63 rating

Comment 1: This book was really not what I was expecting. Obviously I was wrong, but I was under the impression that this was going to be a typical non-fiction, novel-like guide book, not this chaotic jumble of random facts. Also, any true geek would have started flipping shit when Sundem began talking about Lord of the Rings and said that Gimli actually accompanied Frodo all the way to Mordor and also went with Bilbo to Erebor. Errr, no. I was hoping for more and was sorely disappointed. Comment 2: I should have leafed through this before purchasing at Urban Outfitters, so the rating is because of the gap between my expectations (based on the title) and what I got. I was hoping for a witty approach to a step-by-step guide to how one might hypothetically take over the world...something akin to the Evil Overlord list and "Step 31: How to Create an Evil Robot Army." Instead it was more of a weak imitation of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader...with a slight nerdy edge. Comment 3: Well, I thought I was lord of the geeks – apparently not. While I knew most of the stuff in the book, some was new to me (I didn’t know Fabio had released an Album! OMG). The real shocker was the stuff I knew but didn’t really care about (Klingon is cute, but I don’t understand peoples obsession with a Science Fictional Language – same as I don’t understand Elvish speakers. To deal with that I am about to read covers invented languages)..

Nerds Like It Hot

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3.81 rating

Comment 1: When Gillian McCormick, makeup artist to the stars, witnesses an actor with Mob connections murder another actor, she knows she needs to get the heck out of dodge. Gillian turns to her good friend and former actress Cora Bledsoe, who in turn calls in the big guns - P.I. partners Lex Manchester and Dante Fiorello - to help keep Gillian safe on a cruise for geeks until she can escape to South America. Lex knows he's in for trouble, though, because one glimpse of Gillian leaves him daydreaming of h Comment 2: I'm on a roll with the Nerd romances. I'm 2/3 through my fourth book, with two left to go. It's a marathon! This particular one added a new dimension. I read one that included kink, and this one topped that by including kink and, wait for it...cross-dressing! A transvestite/Mafia/actor commits murder with a stiletto heel, and is witnessed by a "nerdy" makeup artist. She escapes on a cruise to Mexico with some compadres, but "Nancy" also boards the ship. Sparks fly, testicles are taped, identitie Comment 3: I liked this book and love the series but this book just isn't as good as the others. I'm not going to write a plot summary because so many others have already wrote it. However, I will say that the characters didn't really connect. I didn't feel like that were that well developed. I felt that the plot just wasn't that good and there was no mystery about anything. I didn't like how it just wrapped up in a nice little package in about 20 pages. I do still like the concept and will read her next b

How to Tell a Lie

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3.6 rating

Allison Moore does her psychology research from the safety of the internet, where she can study her subjects' lying ways without the need for pesky human involvement. Online games are the perfect place to look for liars and have fun at the same time. Seth Brantley is a fellow professor who can make even economics seem sexy. When he and Allison realize they've been "researching" in the same game, a face-to-face meeting seems inevitable. After all, they're practically neighbors-they've been working in adjacent buildings for years. Fresh from a breakup and afraid to take a risk, Allison wants to keep her affair with Seth strictly electronic... but she can't deny their virtual antics are hot enough to melt their keyboards. Can Seth convince her to give up the safety of cybering and take a chance on passion in the real world?

Cosplayers #1

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3.8 rating

Annie and Verti are two teen cosplayers with too much time on their hands. Annie wants to act, and Verti wants to be a photographer/filmmaker. Together, they embark on making a film starring themselves and featuring an unsuspecting cast of extras they record via hidden camera. What could possibly go wrong? A one-shot dose of humor and melancholy from the creator of New School, BodyWorld, and Bottomless Belly Button.

Trackers: How Technology is Helping Us Monitor and Improve Our Health

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3.77 rating

Comment 1: An easy book to read, the take home message is that motivated individuals can improve their health with tracking devices. There's a shift in health care to take responsibility for your own health and share your health tracking statistics with your healthcare provider. The real challenge is how to bring preventive health tracking to unmotivated populations. Thought provoking and kept my interest throughout. Comment 2: I was surprised by this book. It is not a complete book of Activity Trackers (which is a good thing, as that would make it immediately out of date).

The Cheerleaders of Doom

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4.17 rating

Comment 1: The third installment for the book series Nerds was a good book. Even though it was a good book it wasn't the kind that has you hanging on the edge of your seat. The details were good but they could have been better. The writing was great but didn't have much detail. The strongest part of the book was when the Nerds team fought the cheerleaders of doom. That part was the part of the book with the best detail. When a team of cheerleaders led by Gerdie Baker builds a device that opens portals to o Comment 2: The book Nerds is a really interesting book to read and i have read the third book in the series and i actually find the third book has added some new characters and the way the characters are doing their job really well and i think that in the second book they have done a lot of work to get the reader to really read every chapter and so i think that they have done a great job of explaining of what is happening in the scene and what they are really doing so i think that my favorite book of the s Comment 3: This third installment of the NERDS (National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society) series is my favorite so far. Gerdie, a mathematical prodigy and former member of NERDS, invents a device that allows her to travel to alternate universes and bring things from other dimensions into our own world. This device is causing rips in the fabric of reality, and Matilda "Wheezer" Choi, one of the supertalented kids on the NERDS team, must infiltrate a cheerleading squad in an effort to find Gerdie and

How to Tell a Lie

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3.58 rating

Comment 1: Novellas are a difficult format. The limited length often leaves something wanting: characterization, conflict resolution, plot. Dryden has zero problems with any of these. This was an excellent read, featuring two intelligent characters navigating a new relationship after it turns out they've been playing in the same multiplayer online game for research purposes, Dryden excels at writing acedemics. She doesn't just tell us they're smart. The characters exude intelligence and appreciation of tha Comment 2: Great novella that tells a different sort of story and does it in an unconventional way. The hero and heroine meet within a World of Warcraft-esque MMO and strike up a friendship and mild flirtation. When they realize that not only are they both college professors using the game as part of their research but that they're both professors at the same college, things get complicated. Only four months removed from breaking things off with her fiance, Allison wants to keep their romantic relationship Comment 3: This sexy and fun romance (a re-release of a story first published in 2009) is the story of Allison and Seth. When they meet in an online gaming forum, it's all fun and games - until they discover inadvertently that they are both professors at the same school and are playing the game for research purposes (though truthfully they are having a pretty fun time doing it). Given the chance to meet up in real life, can they take the relationship they've built online and turn it into the real deal?

The Romeo Club

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3.67 rating

What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone's surprise, he actually lands her? And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services? Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation. She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat the next level on their video games. There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this time. But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including sabotage, with a capital S.

Attack of the BULLIES

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4.33 rating

Comment 1: I enjoyed how the NERDS team from the 21st century teamed up with the first NERDS team and how you got to meet Beanpole. ;) It was also a good way to end the series with a bang. It bothered me how fast Heathcliff went from being a good guy to wanting to take over the world to being a good guy again. I felt like it was too rushed. Ms. Holiday being the villain was also a fascinating concept. I also liked how the BULLIES was basically a bad guy version of the NERDS. I didn't really like how Ms. Ho Comment 2: Very action-oriented as usual but the character development and overriding themes were much stronger in this entry in the series. There is a definite message about bullying and becoming empowered against them. Also included is the idea of changing your life and how you may have the ability to make a single decision that will influence the course of the rest of your life. A really strong and surprising element of the story is the love of and need for families--two characters grapple with the loss Comment 3: I really enjoyed this book. The description used in the book had me captivated, and I could not put the book down. The story revolves around Ruby Peet, a middle school girl who is also the leader of the most covert special ops team in the world. The NERDS. In "Attack of the Bullies", Ruby must fight an evil team with similar powers to their own, while fighting against he clock to also save the rest of the world before the Bullies can erase anybody they don't like from existence with their time m

The Villain Virus

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4.28 rating

Comment 1: The NERDS team has moved on to Middle School, with new teachers and a new principal, though Agent Brand hates it and bemoans “Can’t we just flunk the team and send them back to 5th grade? Heathcliff Hodges aka “Agent Choppers” (former NERD) is also in the new school, sedated to keep from harming anyone. But is he having an effect on the team members? It starts with their own “renaming” .. From now on you will call me “Captain Kapow” or “Colonel Cuckoo” or some other ridiculous super villain name Comment 2: NERDS is an amazing book full of adventures and laughter.I gave it a 5/5 because it always had a new adventure every 4 or 5 chapters which kept me from putting the book down.My most favorite part in the book is when after a villain's story was read the book told me to do these silly exercises to become an agent like fight a bear or do like 100 push ups which was hilarious.The end gave me a cliffhanger which i did not really like cause i just could not put the book down!I would recommend this bo Comment 3: In this fourth title in the NERDS series, the sweet-loving Flinch is in charge of the elementary school-based spy team, which means he's often more preoccupied with finding something sugary to eat that on his assignment. Even though Heathcliff is out of commission, there are plenty of other challenges as some sort of virus seems to be turning everyone into their meaner, more violent alter egos. As usual with this author, the action is fast-paced and the dialogue quite witty. It might be best to

M Is for Mama's Boy

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4.15 rating

Comment 1: I came to the NERDs series just as the fourth had been published. I have a hard time with name calling even if it’s supposed to be funny. I know – snap judgments are usually not accurate – but I passed these books by in the bookstore with just a glance. Then Ellie started reading them. “Read from here to here,” she’d say. “It’s funny.” She was right. It was. While she was enjoying books one, two and three, talk of The Sisters Grimm series was filling our classroom. That’s when I noticed they had Comment 2: i thought the nerd series could relate to me because i am kinda considered(to all of the people that think im a nerd: do not i repeat DO NOT blow up the review with coments that agree. if you think inm a nerd keep it to yourself!!!!! even though im a nerd, i deserve respect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). in the first one jackson joens was the main character. now duncan is the main character. the villan? a former teamate. will they defeat him or will the former teamate get his re Comment 3: Not the best. Too long. Not enough action. Super powers were dumb. Super heroes still got heads dunked in toilet by bullies when they were not on the job. Am getting tired of all the over the top bully characterizations. This book might have been easier to take if it wasn't SO LONG-over 250pgs. That was way too long. Confusing character line up as author uses code names and given names interchangeably. I couldn't keep track if what was happening. Have not read book one, but prologue in this book

Nerd Gone Wild

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3.79 rating

Inheriting a fortune means less to Ally Jarrett than fulfilling her real dream: to take off for the wilds of Alaska and photograph animals. Unfortunately she's also inherited her grandmother's personal assistant-an over-protective nerd who couldn't survive a snowball fight.As a PI and bodyguard, Mitchell Caruthers is the perfect man to protect his late employer's granddaughter. However, keeping his geek-masquerade-and the secret behind his real mission-isn't easy when the freeze between Ally and Mitchell begins to melt.Yet all's not well in this sub-zero paradise. Ally's bad seed uncle is staking a claim on the family inheritance with a dangerous masquerade of his own. With Ally's life in danger, it's time for her right-hand nerd to expose the real man undercover, and prove himself to the vulnerable body he's been hired to guard...

Manchester: Pevsner City Guide

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3.75 rating

This guide examines the full range and variety of Manchester's buildings old and new, from the medieval buildings of the cathedral and Cheetham's School to the architecture of the city's Victorian heyday, for example. Also included is Trafford's Imperial War Museum in the North.