Thursday, June 1, 2017

Review: Natalie and the Nerd

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Welcome to my stop for the the bookstagram blitz for Natalie and the Nerd by Amy Sparling. This bookstagram blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 30 May till 5 June. See the tour schedule here.

Natalie and the NerdNatalie and the Nerd

By Amy Sparling

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: 30 May, 2017


Natalie’s school work is the last priority on her long list of things to worry about. Since her parent’s divorce, her mom’s boutique—their only source of income—is about to go under, and Natalie spent all summer and most of her senior year trying to save the little shop. Now that she’s in danger of failing high school, the assistant principal (who happens to be her evil step mother) is making Natalie join daily tutoring sessions with Jonah Garza, the school’s valedictorian.

Taking math lessons from the rich nerdy boy is the last thing Natalie wants to do, but Jonah needs these community service hours to get into Harvard, so he’s not going to give up on her. In addition to working at the boutique and studying with Jonah, Natalie’s lifelong crush just started paying attention to her. She’s being pulled in so many directions, she doesn’t think to question why the son of the biggest business mogul in town is suddenly trying to win her affections.

When her crush betrays her and the store goes into foreclosure, Natalie has to choose between fighting harder to keep her mom’s dream alive, or fighting to pass high school and start a future of her own.

I received a review copy for a blog tour hosted for Amy Sparling by Lola's Blog Tours. This does not effect my review in any way.

Ah! So many feels! Again this is one of those books that make me question why I ever avoided contemporary/romance books! I mean really, where were all the guys like Jonah when I was in school? 😍 While I loved this book, I felt the beginning and ending kind of lost my attention. (But that's why I don't often read this genre) I wasn't instantly drawn to Natalie, and while I loved Jonah from the start, I feel it's important to like the narrator as well. The same with the end, I knew it was a HEA type story, but with all the problems and tension building up, I felt the end was slightly rushed and simplified. I wish there was some added struggle with (view spoiler) and that it shouldn't have all just...happened with out a hitch. Maybe I just thrive on drama in stories, but I like books that keep me on the edge of my seat until the last line, or at least leave me feeling something. But still I loved the overall story, and I definitely had feels for this book, so I'm giving it a solid 4/5 star!

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Amy SparlingAbout the Author:

Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She lives in Texas and has an addiction to sparkly nail polish, taking photos of her cute dog, and swooning over book boyfriends.

You can find and contact Amy here:

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