Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blog Tour: Review - Romancing the Bookworm

Title: Romancing the Bookworm
Author: Kate Evangelista
Release date: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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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, Rony, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she's wrangled into waiting tables with Rony 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?


I received Romancing the Bookworm in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by AToMR Tours. After losing her both her parents Tamara turned to romance novels as her coping method. It’s because of her ability to be sucked so deeply into her books that she’s missed out on living in the real life. She’s never dated not even been kissed and never notices guys. When her best friend forces her to take a break during spring break she has no idea it would be to start to a new life.

Arriving in Maverick Bay Tamara learns that she will be helping Ronnie’s brother as a waitress during the surfer invitational taking place that weekend. At least she will have the warm beach and plenty of free time to read her books or so she thinks. However her she doesn’t count on the sexy Xavier intent on pulling her away from the books.
Tamara can’t deny she’s attracted to Xavier, he’s exactly like all the hero’s in her book, but she can’t see him wanting her after all she’s a size 14 not zero like the beach babes falling all over him.

Xavier has a plan to pull Tamara away from the books, intent on spending as much time getting to know her as he can. But even the best laid out plans don't always work. From the first meeting nothing has gone right in Xavier’s plan to get the girl. Then his estranged brother shows up to join in the surfer invitational, and suddenly everything is spinning out of control. Long forgotten memories, secrets, and emotions on the line will Tamara get her guy or will she return to her book guys forever?

I see myself a lot in Tamara she uses reading to cope with the loss of her parents; it’s her escape from reality which is why I read. Tamara isn't your typical size zero heroine who’s used to guys falling all over her, but even though she’s got curves she’s confident in her own skin which I love. She’s a smart strong character that stole my heart because I see a little of myself in her. What’s not to love about Xavier he’s the perfect guy in every way and his plan for her maybe a little creepy is really sweet.

OMG I love Kate Evangelista’s writing she creates the most beautiful books. Romancing the Bookworm is a brilliant story that most of those who read it will relate to the story in some aspect. The characters are easy to connect with; likeable you can’t help falling in love with them. The story is captivating right from the start; it was hard for me to put down I ended up staying till after midnight reading. I love the concept of a bookish girl falling in love with a hunky surfer. The author teases us with steamy moments between the two characters, creates an engaging story, and adds a little conflict to create a perfect book. I honestly loved Romancing the Bookworm it’s a fun cute story. I hope to see future books with the characters finding love from the first one like Ronnie, Hudson, and Zander I’m curious to see what happens to them. A truly fantastic book a must for all who love the New Adult genre however it does have some adult situations so I suggest mature teens. However I don't see why everyone especially the bookish won’t love the book as much as I do.
5 out of 5 stars

About the author
When Kate Evangelista 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 of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. Ms. Evangelista lives in the Philippines.
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Tour Giveaway: 

(1) Print copy of Romancing the Bookworm – international – value $18.99 USD
(1) Book inspired necklace that says “Surf” (picture attached) – international – value $15.00 USD
(8) eBooks of Romancing the Bookworm – International – value $3.99/copy USD

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