Published by Entangled Teen on April 5, 2016
Series: Nerd #2
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Dan Garrett has become exactly what he hates—popular. Until recently, he was just another live-action role-playing (LARP) geek on the lowest run 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.
Romancing the Nerd is the second book in the Nerd series by Leah Rae Miller. Each of the books can be read as a standalone, and while the first book looks really cute and has been on my TBR pile since its’ release, I have yet to read it. However, I had no problem jumping right in with this book. I think the connection with the two is Dan. He was a minor secondary character in The Summer I became a Nerd. I loved Dan. I really liked Zelda too, but Dan held a special place in my heart.
As is my preference with contemporary romances, Romancing the Nerd is told in dual narrative between Zelda and Dan. This book is cute and really funny read. Zelda and Dan are both nerds at heart, and while Zelda is also a what she would consider a nerd on the outside, Dan is a nerd turned popular jock. They each have had a crush on the other for years, which is adorable. Zelda does come off as pretty mean to poor Dan. Dan never lets that discourage him though, which I loved. He knows that his Zelda is stubborn, and darn nit if he doesn’t like that about her. He is just so enamored with her.
Romancing the Nerd is one big chase full of laughs, bickering and non stop quips. And as much as I enjoyed that, I wanted to see more time for Zelda and Dan to actually be together. I am kind of hoping that we get to see more of them for just that reason. I love their wittiness…and their bantering. I really enjoyed them. And I loved all the nerdy goodness in Romancing the Nerd. I consider myself a proud member of the nerd club, and love it when my books feature fellow nerds. I will say that the whole revenge concept made the book and characters feel a little on the younger side. Still, it was a very, very enjoyable read. I had a lot of fun with this one.
Bottom line: Romancing the Nerd is a great book for younger, young adult readers and readers that like books full of fun and witty dialogue.@BookBriefs gets her #Nerd on with Romancing the Nerd by @LeahR_Miller @EntangledTeen Click To Tweet