Romancing the Bookworm

Romancing the Bookworm

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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?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 309 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 376g
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1623420571
  • 9781623420574
  • 1,838,850

About Kate Evangelista

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. She is the author of Taste, Reaping Me Softly, Til Death, and Impulse. To learn more about Kate, please visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @KateEvangelista
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Rating details

850 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 22% (183)
4 36% (308)
3 26% (219)
2 11% (97)
1 5% (43)

Our customer reviews

Wow Amazing book! Kate totally rocked it with this romantic story I couldn't put it down! the characters where witty and charming and more then once I found myself laughing out loud to their antics and comments. I was immediately pulled into the story and from the first page and loved every minute spent with the characters. Tamara Winters loves nothing but curling up with a good steaming romance novel, why? because real life is just to hard some times and after the death of her mother Tamara just finds life in a book so much simpler. That is until her crazy friend Ronnie decides to kidnap her and drag her to Maverick Bay for spring break, where she will be waiting tables at Ronnies brothers Snack Shack.As Tamara contemplates the disparaging summer ahead of her out of the water walks the most gorgeous and dreamy man she has ever laid eyes on outside of a book! Xavier Solomon is anything but perfect but he has concocted the perfect plan to get the beautiful and stubborn Tamara Winters to Maverick Bay. After all his plans on Campus to get her to notice him have failed he just knows that the Solomon Invitational Surfing competition and all its amazing events are sure to get her to notice him. What he wasn't planning on however was his past and his brother getting in the way. will he ever get a chance to show Tamara what he is really made of? I loved this book! I loved each and every one of its characters and I especially have a big old soft spot for Tamara! she was shy but at the same time could still give you what for if needed and she loved herself for who she was. I loved that she always had her nose in a book she reminded me of me that I too read way too many books and sometimes it takes me away from other things. Kate you did a wonderful job on this book and I commend you for it! it was amazing, honest and heartwarming. It made me laugh, cry and laugh and cry loved every page! Brilliant work Kate! A must read for all you summer sizzler readers out there! for there are some steamy scenes in this one...lolshow more
by Amanda Masters
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