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- File Size: 617 KB
- Print Length: 274 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Less Than Three Press; 1 edition (9 Oct. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009O8S1DC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #293,962 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Party Boy's Guide to Dating a Geek (Clumsy Cupids Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Ash is the good time boy, likes to club and party and NEVER says no. I can see why the authors wrote him as so sure of himself at the start, it showed his character arc after meeting Fee beautifully. A tattoo artist who is hoping to own his own shop soon with his best friend, this is the first book I have ever read where I wanted some visuals - I really, really wanted to see the tattoos that Ash designed. I loved how Ash worked so hard to get Fee to notice him and the 'out of his comfort zone' book meeting had me squirming with embarrassment for him.
Fee is the quiet and somewhat shy 'geek' that Ash falls for. He is a lovely character, one of the most sincere I have ever read. I like how he genuinely wants to help people. I like how he trusts people - though it took him a little time with Ash, but hey all those rumours were true. I adored how protective he was, keeping Ash away from his dad. The only thing I didn't like so much is how he was so beautiful. I'll explain. When Ash first meets Fee the first impressions are that he's a real geek - yeah Ash is attracted to him and thinks he's hot but he is wearing the 'wrong' thing etc, then when we see Fee dressed up for clubbing everyone comments on how stunning he is. I'd really have liked it for him to still be a bit less than perfect and for him to be so stunning just to Ash's eyes - that's what love is, you think that the one you love is the most beautiful person in the world, even if the rest of the world doesn't agree. It's just a small complaint, because who doesn't like their heroes to be fit?
Oh and the waiting - hot, hot, hot. Scorching.
I can't wait to read the next book in this series, I really want to find out what is going on with Ty (Ash's best friend and co-owner of tattoo shop). I want to know if things continue to be good for fee and Ash. I've read lots of Piper Vaughn short stories and knew I'd love her style - she does falling in love brilliantly, but this is my first full length novel of hers and I'll certainly be reading more. I've never read any Xara X Xanakas but will look for further works by her too. A fun book recommended for a fun read.
contemporary, cute, gave-me-warm-fuzzies,
humour, i-lol-d, know-ill-read-again,
loved-it, male/male, set in America.
A joy to read; bright, vibrant, fun, and very hot!
This book has everything I love, the right amount of cute balanced with sexy-hot!
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I've personally always been a Fee-type person, although I'm not a geek. Now, my husband is a geek, a computer code-writer, and I kept trying out the terms on him (like RTFM) and he knew them all. So, while both my hubby and I were never party boys, were never into casual sex, I am not sure I'm totally comfortable with the clear-cut "triumph of true lover over random hook-ups" premise. It suits my personality and my history, but I try not to judge based on my own personal leanings.
On the other hand, it is a story about Ash's shift from promiscuous to monogamous through the power of his love for a single other. I can buy that. I wish, however, that his friendship, say, with Ty, had allowed for another viewpoint (unless there's a sequel coming...).
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
For original review see The Prism Book Alliance Blog online
My View – Story:
I love the idea of the idiot’s guide for dating a geek! What a cool concept. The story was well written, well developed, funny, and romantic. I will not go into much detail as Paisley has already written a great review of this story and you can read that on this site. I agree with her assessment and will add that I am hoping these authors will give us more in the guidebook series!
My View – Narration:
This is my first experience with Paul Morey and I must say he is one of the better narrators I have heard in a while. His voice is strong and sure and he differentiates the characters very well. I never had to guess who was speaking. I will be on the lookout for more of his works.
So begins their tentative romance. Ash, in an effort to snag his man, consults "The Party Boy's Guide to Dating a Geek," from which we are able to read excerpts. First thing he does? Watches all 5 Star Wars movies. Ash pursues the skittish Fee with everything he's got. And that's basically the premise of the story.
Geeks, ironically, are right on trend. They're all over the place. So much so, that it's hard to see a "geek" as any sort of a obstacle within the framework of a story. And I had a bit of a problem with that. The title of the book sets it up. But the geekhood is not really that big of a deal. And any other conflict within the story is mild and dealt with quickly. So, while this a cute, fun story that will make you feel good, it doesn't have a lot of depth. I loved both Ash and Fee, and there are some great side characters of whom I"m sure we'll see more of in future installments. It's quirky, it's clever at times, and it's fun. Enjoy it for the light-hearted romp that it is
Interesting characters and an usual plot make for a nice casual enjoyable read. Maybe a little more editing to make the book more compelling, but it works nicely. I actually expected more geek and a little more party boy intensity but as I said, it works.
Update March 20 2014
After reading this for the third time, I finally made the connection. This is/was my story. 36years ago, I was the geek (yah, still am) and I was trying like hell to get a party boy's attention. Yeah, the other way around. I finally got him to look and we've been happily married for 35 years. So, although it took a while (slap forehead) I finally made my life worthwhile and got a lifetime of love and affection. So, I take back my original review and categorically deny I ever wrote it. How could I have missed the lighthearted, amusing and amazing aspects of this wonderful book. Sometimes, you can be too critical and miss a great, quirky and unique book. I also began to love the author's style. MY BAD!
All in all, I enjoyed the book. Kudos for the Princess Bride references. Further, the little excerpts and explanations at the beginning of new chapters were funny and always a joy to read. The authors cameo at the book club was also cute. Pick this up and you won't regret it, just don't expect anything too serious.
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