Romancing the Bookworm

Romancing the Bookworm

Kate Evangelista / Feb 21, 2020

Romancing the Bookworm 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 fri

  • Title: Romancing the Bookworm
  • Author: Kate Evangelista
  • ISBN: 9781623420277
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 foSometimes, 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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      • Kate Evangelista

        When Kate Evangelista, author of No Love Allowed and No Holding Back, 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 and never looked back Today, she is a graduate of De La Salle University Manila with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature She taught high school English for three years and was an essay consultant for two Currently, she writes full time and is based in the Philippines.


    1. See, I really liked this book, but it kind of affected me, why? I saw myself in that bookworm.I always have my kindle, and probably a paperback with me, ALL THE TIME.The heroine pissed me off, shockers. But it's because I don't think our hero was bad, in fact, he was indeed very romantic.I mean, look at my updates:08/12 page 9 "OMG I CAN'T BREATHE!! This girl is so damn funny!! XD"08/12 page 16 "If she doesn't stop her stupidity soon I might pass out too, what the heck, running from a gu [...]

    2. Read this if you've ever wanted to be transported into your favorite romance book.I have to admit that the title is what originally drew me to this book but then the synopsis intrigued me. I had to read this at some point and I am so glad I read this when I did. I was burned out on other stories and didn't think I would ever find one that captured my attention and reminded me why I started reading in the first place.We meet Tamara, our heroine and fellow avid reader, as she and her best friend, [...]

    3. *This copy was given in exchange for an honest review, and may contain spoilers*Tammara, would rather spend her time reading rather then going out and being social. In fact some days she can finish 3 novels. It's her escape. Books don't cause her pain, they are always there for her when she needs them.This is why I'd rather read! Real people come with too much bullshit.Ronni, her best friend decides it's time Tammara gets her nose out of her books and starts living at little. And now is the perf [...]

    4. This was my sort of read so I gobbled it right up. A really great chick lit beach read. The character of Tamara is loveable with a capital L. I know that if this is your genre, she will get an A+ for character creation. Amen! A girl who loves to read and has her nose in a book. I think millions of us can agree that is relateable. I think it helped from the start to identify with Tamara.The part of the story focusing on surfing was cool. I love to watch it and being in California, it is everywher [...]

    5. 3.5 stars Imagine meeting a guy who looked like someone straight out of of the romance books you read, interested to get to know you, and willing to do things for you to like them. Too good to be true, right? And then later you find out that all your meetings and scenes were all his doing, it wasn't coincidence, nor destiny, just him, wanting you. Sure, it sounds stalkerish and creepy trying to get to you but I believe that with all the efforts, it actually sounds sweet for a guy to make efforts [...]

    6. Bookworm Tamara Winters reluctantly agrees to accompany her best friend Ronnie to Maverick Bay for the summer. Little does Tamara realize that Xavier Solomon, a man whose reputation for being a player, has set the wheels in motion for her visit. Xavier has a plan to woo Tamara, just like the characters in her books. Everything is falling into place or perhaps not, Xavier seems to put his foot in his mouth frequently, his heroine faints, misunderstands, and has one of the most unusual reactions t [...]

    7. A really sweet beach read! I love that the heroine is a size 14, not a size 4. And I think we can all relate to just wanting to stick our heads in a book for the rest of our lives, but it's great when we have friends to pull us out from time to time. And if a hottie surfer wants to re-create some of our favorite books in order to woo us? All the better. Kate does a great job making the sport of surfing seem dangerous and sexy and exciting. I was on the edge of my seat during a few scenes! This i [...]

    8. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Romancing the Bookworm by Kate EvangelistaPublisher: Omnific PublishingPublication Date: July 9, 2013Rating: 1 starSource: eARC from the publisherSummary (from ):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 Mav [...]

    9. When I first read the synopsis for this book, I knew I had to read it. A love story about a bookish girl and a hot surfer guy? Count me in!Tamara always has her nose stuck in a book. She is curvy and not ashamed of that fact, which I really admired. She didn’t obsess over her weight, but she did know that she wasn’t completely comfortable flaunting her curves on the beach in a bikini. Tight clothing made her uncomfortable and tried to hide behind flowy, loose fitting dresses and clothing. I [...]

    10. Originally posted on Adria's Romance ReviewsThis book should be labeled a romantic comedy. Or at least come with a warning label that says "May cause sporadic bouts of Laughing Out Loud, Uncontrollable Giggles, and Secondhand Embarrassment, reader discretion is advised." All three of those happened to me. Repeatedly. I like to read at home but I also read while waiting at the pharmacy or at the doctor's clinic. Two places that are never empty and I'm a very "expressive" reader.Tamara is a totall [...]

    11. If there was ever a story tailor made for booklovers, it would be Kate Evangelista’s Romancing the Bookworm. Protagonist and self-proclaimed bookworm, Tamara, has spent years with her nose in a book, preferring to escape reality by getting lost in the land of fiction. Tamara quickly shot to the top spot as my new favorite heroine, not just because of her intense love of books, but because when she finds herself starring in her very own romance novel, she seizes the opportunity to live a life s [...]

    12. Romancing the Bookworm was absolutely delightful and I thoroughly enjoyed it. When Tamara's friend Ronni dragged her to Maverick Bay for spring break, little did she know what would be in store for her there. She would much rather live in her world of books where she could escape everything and everyone, rather than deal with the real world. Nevertheless, she gives in and agrees to go with her perfect size 2 best friend. The last thing she expected was to find herself in a whirlwind relationship [...]

    13. OMG CAN YOU SAY BEACH READ! Kate Has done it again with another story to blow you away. I am all about the summer loves and summer beach reads. I love to go to the beach and read and watch people flirt like crazy! It is so funny how the girls try to get the guys attention and the guys try and get the girls attention. I have been to some WILD beach parties recently and I must be getting old because some of the things that were worn or lack of and some of the things that were displayed but holy fr [...]

    14. *Author donated a copy in exchange for an honest review*I really enjoyed "Romancing the Bookworm"! This was such a sweet story that really gives hope to all of us bookworms out there! Tamara would rather read a book than really almost anythingwouldn't we all? She has had so much hurt in her life that she really uses her books for her escape from life.Ronni, her best friend, drags her out to Maverick Bay for spring break; to get her out and help her to live a little. There, she meets Xavier, whic [...]

    15. 4 Start! As an avid reader myself her love for books was amazing. The story revolves around Tamara and Xavier, and well her love for books! It takes place over the span of a week, which seems super short but it really works for this books and I loved it. Now some books really annoy me when I feel like it takes me one day to read well one day in the book, that's just way to long, but this books had such a good flow I really enjoyed it. I mean I get why she was angry that no one told her the secre [...]

    16. Contains small spoilers:What a wonderful story by Evangelista. It has so many aspects that made me fall in love with the plot and the characters. Tamara was my absolute favorite however. She would have me giggling during her internal monologs and then I would get so embarrassed for her when she would open her mouth and say something insane to Xavier. I would have to put down the book and walk away because I was so embarrassed. There is a time where she is thinking that she would like to lick Xav [...]

    17. I received an ARC of this book for my honest review; my review is based on content only. The copy provided to me was not the final copy. Tamara spends her life caught up in her romance books; she is so oblivious to everything around her she doesn't notice Xavier keeps trying to get her attention. Xavier concocts a plan to get her to Maverick Bay and have her notice him. Once Tamara is there it seems that nothing will go as planned, even with everything going wrong the two of them manage to get t [...]

    18. I was given this book by the author for an honest review!My honest review??? I loved it! I thought it was a sweet/classic love story!In a way I can relate to Tamara being so involved in her books where you get lost and the outside world doesn't exist, its like an escape to you!Xavier was a sweetheart, I think the best guy for a first boyfriend! He was sweet and romantic and how he got her to pay attention to him, so ROMANTIC! (dont want to give it away)I would have so loved it if a guy romanced [...]

    19. This book was provided for an honest review. Wow. I have to say out of all the books that I have read this one was just special on an entirely different level. I feel like I related to Tamara on a lot of different levels. The only thing that I didn't like about Tamara was her need to analyze everything down to the last letter. I thought what Xavier planned was extremely sweet and romantic. I even enjoyed the story we learned about with Ronnie and Zander. I'm really hoping that Hudson gets a stor [...]

    20. I read the blurb and had to read this which got my hopes up which was failed shortly 'cause the book sucks no matter what the numerous reviewers say.It's supposed to be a new adult one but the guy seemed more mature and the girl more childish than their respective ages. That girl is stupid and that guy is creepy. There were so many flaws that I almost lost my footing in the acknowledgments part when the author stated that this book is way too different than her first draft and is in its best pos [...]

    21. *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*I was pretty excited to read this book after seeing the description since the main character is a major bookworm and it seemed a bit different from the new adult books I've read.My feelings after reading this book: I liked the storyline, but I didn't like how vague the author was about key things in the book for the majority of the story. I felt like some of secrets/plans needed to be known a little earlier. Overall, this book [...]

    22. Romancing The Bookworm is a nice pool/ beach side read. The plot of the book is based around the beach, and a surfing event. I liked the fluffiness of the book. It was something I could pick up and read when I wanted something light to read.The characters of this book were college students. I thought it was cool that one of the main characters in this book was a bookworm. I love that the author reference everything that the main character said to a book she read!!This book has a great plot, and [...]

    23. Very different plot from most chick lit I read. Xavier was perfection. I don't think anyone like him exists, his plan was so thought out, he really cared about Tamara which was creepy and romantic. Tamara was brave and confident about who she was yet her obvious giggling and attraction to him made it too easy for this whole thing to happen. I completely understood Tamara's reaction to the plan, but Xavier was a really nice guy. This was a very enjoyable read and it was adorable and funny, realis [...]

    24. Liked the idea, disliked the delivery. End of story.I don't feel like going into explicit detail if only because I don't want to hate on the author. So I'm refraining.

    25. *Received a copy in exchange for an honest review*"I had my spring break already planned out. One whole week of having the dorms to myself and a buttload of the trashy romance novels I was hopelessly addicted to. My personal version of heaven."-TamaraRomancing the Bookworm tells the story of a girl who never thought romance could exist outside her books and the boy who will stop at nothing to show her just how real it can be. With its humor, romance, and an array of complex characters, this book [...]

    26. Saffron - This book was such a great read! I had never heard of Kate and was really surprised how much I liked this book!Jillian - I got sucked into this book right from the beginning. This story was so good!Noemi - I absolutely loved this book. It had me hooked from the beginningSaffron - Well, we are bookworms! But I'm pretty certain I wasn't as bad as Tamara.Jillian - I was just going to say the same thing. We are bookworms as well so we could for sure relate with her.Noemi - Tamara and I are [...]

    27. I actually didn't enjoy this as much as I did last time. It was still enjoyable though, although the creepiness of the whole set up was a bit too much for me!

    28. I reviewed this book at MustReadBooksOrDie with my friend Shelley. Court: I got really giddy at the idea of a book about a boy reenacting romantic scenes from romance novels to win over the girl he likes, so to say I was really excited to start this one is an understatement! He is also a surfer, so this definitely made the list for a great summer read before I had even finished the first chapter.Shel: Court, I also was excited to read this book--I thought the premise was super sweet and it turns [...]

    29. Originally posted here: alwayslostinbooks.wordpressNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That was me screaming at the end of the book because I didn’t want it to end. I want more Tamara and Xavier moments! Don’t get me wrong. The ending was good. I just really really want more because I loved this book that much.Tamara is a 21-year-old bookworm who just loves romance novels. She spends hours with her nose in a book. I bet she wouldn’t even notice the end of the world if she were reading a really really [...]

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