Description Abby: I have issues. Like, serious, major issues. And, the last thing I want or need is a man in my life to make things more complicated. Unfortunately for me my roommates drop dead gorgeous brother seems hell bent on seducing me. And, what’s worse is that he’s kind of the perfect guy. Resisting him just might kill me.
Ethan: I don’t do relationships. I prefer to keep things casual, and I’m always up front with women so that no one ever gets hurt. But, my sister’s new roommate…yeah I might have a small obsession. What the hell is a guy supposed to do though when he meets a woman who is not only beautiful but also feisty, fun, and way into nerd culture? I may be doomed.
**Recommended for readers 17+ due to mature themes
Maggie's Review (3 Stars) I've always liked stories that take two seemingly broken people and bring them together, making them whole. The pairing between Ethan and Abby was well done, and I especially liked how the author captured the despair and vulnerability in Abby, while still having her be a strong protagonist that stood up for herself. The Doctor Who references were *spot on* (Tenth Doctor obsessed over here), and the underlying nerd culture was really fun. I did find myself distracted by a number of punctuation and spelling errors made throughout the book, and the writing felt very choppy in the beginning until it caught on to a more consistent rhythm. Overall, a good read.
Lindsey's Review (3 Stars) I loved the premise of this story: Insecure and scarred Abby meets Ethan who has his own set of issues. I really enjoyed the characters in this story, and the dialogue was realistic, snappy, and entertaining. The plot was a little slow for my tastes, but it progressed at a steady pace. A great feel-good read, and I love how it played to the popularity of nerd culture. Intelligence is definitely an essential book boyfriend quality, and I love a man who isn't afraid to "nerd it up" like Ethan. Abby was a strong character whose insecurities were realistic and while Ethan helped her work through them, she didn't need to be "saved".
The book could have used a good proofread, which was a little disappointing to me because it has such potential. The errors were a little distracting at times, but the story is strong and the main strength is definitely the wonderfully crafted characters, including the supporting characters.
Summary: A good read with excellent characters and dialogue, but it could use another proofread.