Blurb: Some universal truths refuse to be ignored.
Peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven. Spaghetti and meatballs are best friends forever. And guys like Tyler Knight don’t go for girls like Cam Emerson.
She knew from the second she met him that he didn’t belong on her bookshelf, the six-foot-six ex-tight end with a face so all-American, it could have sold apple pie. So she shelved him next to the supermodels and rock stars and took her place on her own shelf — the one with the flannel-clad, pasty-faced comic book nerds. Most of her boyfriends have existed between the pages of books, but rather than worrying over her own lacking love life, she puts all her energy into playing Cupid, using her job at the book bar, Wasted Words, as her stomping ground.
Tyler Knight always looks on the bright side. His career-ending injury turned into a job as a sports agent. A horrible breakup led him to Cam, his quirky, smart roommate who is far more beautiful than she realizes. She’s made it perfectly clear she’s not interested in him — not like that at least — but if she ever changes her mind, he won’t hesitate. Because he doesn’t see the lines she’s drawn between them, as much as she insists that they’re there. Deep down he knows that despite their differences, they’re a match well made.
Review: The blurb made me want to read this so badly, I love when the nerd gets the girl/guy. It makes me believe that love truly conquers all; you know…scratches that romantic itch us ladies have. Complete with the token douche-canoe, hot chicks, big d***s, comic books and a cosplay singles mixer, Staci Hart’s Wasted Words definitely satisfied that itch.
The book flowed effortlessly switching back and forth from Cam’s to Tyler’s point of view, which we all know I am a big fan of. Cam is the classic insecure female with a tough exterior but with a slight twist. She has every right to be insecure because of an incident in her past that I am almost positive 99% of us chicks have experienced at one time in our lives. I love her nerdiness because it speaks to me and I might add she has awesome taste in books! I will say the author did a great job writing this because although I knew she and Tyler were the romantic leads in the story, I didn’t see their love coming a mile away. Meaning it wasn’t too predictable.
Tyler was amazing. He was so sweet and honest about everything which was a refreshing take on the male romantic lead. Every man isn’t an “alpha” male and that’s okay. Although personality wise, he is the guy most girls would immediately friend zone, his hot body and beautiful face would definitely make her try him out for size first. His adoration for Cam was so cute that you couldn’t help but fall immediately in love with him and root for him and Cam to make their love connection. Big shout out for Ms. Hart’s use of Young MC’s Bust a Move; I’ve YouTubed the video twice already!
Overall this is a good choice. There are a few editing misses but nothing that will make the book so bad that you can’t skip or ignore them. So I give this Jane Austen inspired novel 4.5 stars.
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