For my first official Booksday post, I’m posting a book review over # Nerd by Cambria Hebert. This book series has dominated my reading life for just over 8 months now… pretty much since I read the first book last year. I got the Stats for this off of Goodreads. I’ve also linked what I could so that you can find the book, author and series. So without further ado here’s my review!
#NERD by Cambria Hebert
# Nerd by Cambria Hebert
Series: Hashtag #1
Published by Cambria Hebert Books, LLC
Publication Date: November 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult Sports Romance
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Book Synopsis: original can be found here.
Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together…
In more ways than one.
She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship.
But that’s about to change.
It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge.
Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple.
Stick to your circle.
And never fall in love with anyone on the outside.
This is a classic story line that has the popular boy falling in love with the Nerd.
Rimmel Hudson is your stereotypical nerd who gets good grades and tries to go unnoticed. She gained a full ride to Alpha University and moved from her home state of Florida to Maryland where the school is located. She volunteers at the local animal shelter and is studying to become a veterinarian. The only thing that she wants to graduate and to get into Vet school. Then comes the call from the Dean that in order to keep her scholarship she has to tutor the star of the football team. Basically, her worst nightmare. Her plans, make sure she can keep her scholarship by making sure Romeo passes, keep everyone at bay, graduate and get into Vet school. Not on her agenda falling for the popular Alpha male of the campus.
Roman “Romeo” Anderson is your typical Alpha male who is the big man on campus and the one that everyone either wants to be or wants to be with. Romeo is the quarterback of the Universities football team the Alpha U Wolves and as of this semester is rushing the super exclusive fraternity Alpha Omega because to him its the stepping stone that will eventually lead to him making it to the NFL. The only problem with his plans… his grades suck. The solution… Get a tutor. His plans get his grades passing, get into Alpha Omega, and get into the NFL. What he didn’t plan for was falling in love with the Nerd he had to use to get what he wanted.
Overall, I loved this story. To some it may seem a bit cliche but it was amazing and done in a way that it kept you guessing. This book is for the most part very easy to follow, and its not often that you’re stumped about anything in the book. It was also a very easy read, I picked it up and read it in probably less than a day. I felt like I had to keep reading, that I had to find out what was going to happen next. The one thing that I wish was that it was longer, I’m going to admit to a bit of a book hangover when I finished it. But Cambria had the next books out soon enough that I was happy when the next one came out. Now I read the books and have the audible versions that I listen to on long drives.
Now this book is only the first in a series and there are two more books that feature Romeo and Rimmel exclusively with one more coming out soon. This is not a series that I would recommend to be read out of order, but if you happen to pick up one of the other books first, while you might get confused things do tend to be explained where you can follow it until you can read the other books. However, I would recommend this book and its series to anyone who loves a good read. Especially an indie read, from an author and writer who loves her readers and the stories as much as Cambria Hebert does.
***On that note however, I don’t recommend this book for those younger than 15 or 16 due to sexual content. It’s not that explicit in this book but there are several scenes that are touch and go.
You can find everything Cambria Hebert at her website cambriahebert.com
also… if you want to see the book trailer you can find it here.
Well, That’s it for today. Until Next Time!