Gone with the Nerd

Gone with the Nerd

by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Paperback

$16.99 View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, August 29

Overview

Playing a brainy scientist requires a lot of chemistry…

Hollywood actress Zoe Tarleton is stuck in a typecast rut. Audiences adore her pretty face and knockout physique, but she’s sick of being labeled sexy rather than smart. She’s determined to land a highly coveted role, playing a world-famous chemist. To nab the gig, however, she needs to brush up on her nerd nuances. And she knows just the man to teach her.



L.A. entertainment lawyer Flynn Granger is gobsmacked when the box office bombshell recruits him to be her geek guru. Getting to know the real Zoe during a weekend retreat in a secluded cabin sounds too good to be true. But the experience isn’t quite the cozy interlude he envisioned. Spooky sounds float on the night air. Mysterious accidents mount up, putting them both on edge. Has a crazed fan tracked Zoe to this remote location? Or, even more bizarre, is the legendary Bigfoot roaming these woods? With Zoe’s life in danger, Flynn must become the hero she needs, or risk losing her forever...



From the NYT bestselling author who brought you the McGavin Brothers and Wild About You series comes book four in the smart and sexy Nerd series. If you like laugh-out-loud romantic adventures where the nerd gets the girl, you'll love Gone with the Nerd.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781946759245
Publisher: Ocean Dance Press LLC
Publication date: 07/06/2018
Series: Nerd Series , #4
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson divides her writing time between nerd heroes and cowboy heroes and is threatening to dream up a book about a nerdy cowboy. The recipient of Romance Writers of America's Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, she has more than a hundred published books and has at least a hundred more story ideas swirling in her head.

Table of Contents

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Gone with the Nerd (Nerd Series #4) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
juglicerr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I would have liked this book better if it had a lot less explicit sex, but tastes differ. I initially thought that these characters were pretty promising. I liked the idea of nerd as unlikely romantic hero; I expected this to be a cute story. And if Bowlder had edited it, it probably would have been. I gave up after 100 pages that could easily have been cut to 50-75.As a general rule, "They shut the door behind them" is explicit enough for me. This is for a variety of reasons, but the one that I emphasize here is that sex scenes tend to slow down the plot, unless that IS one's idea of a plot. I want to see the growing emotional relationship. I want to see the development of the humorous situations. But any time the narrative gets going, it grinds to a halt for several pages of moaning, groaning, and (never acted upon) guilt.In this case, our sex-crazed characters are particularly unsympathetic since, as they both know, the man was about to propose to someone else. There is a line on the cover about the brain being the largest sex organ, but one couldn't prove it by these two. It's not as if the actress is seduced by the witty and intelligent conversation of the male character, or that he is struck by her unexpected intelligence.
Unreachableshelf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All of the nerd series books have something that they're the best at, and something that they're the worst at. The good thing about Gone with the Nerd is that it's the first book in the series that nerds up the heroine over the course of the story instead of just un-nerding the hero. The hero doesn't un-nerd so much as he relaxes a bit. Also, it has a Jimmy Hoffa joke. I'm irrationally fond of Jimmy Hoffa jokes, though I know that's probably not the kind of information that is useful to most people reading this review. Now for the bad: although nerdiness is talked about in a better light in this book than in Nerd in Shining Armor, it's largely irrelevant to the attraction between the hero and heroine. In fact, nothing besides attraction really seems to be relevant to that attraction. The naming of the town in which it takes place "Long Shaft" is also illustration of the fact that this series is starting to step into a world where sexual references come from places that they usually don't in the world in which we live. (This isn't to say that I don't drive past the exit for Big Bone Lick State Park whenever I'm taking the interstate through Kentucky, but it's a sad fact that in fiction, things have to be more appropriate than they are in real life.) Worst of all, this is one of those stories where we are supposed to forgive the hero for cheating because a) it just means the heroine is his real true love, unlike the woman he was originally with, and b) the breakup which takes place after the cheating is amicable. This book is slightly less entertaining than others in the series, but not enough that I'd be willing to get rid of it. That means it's still a step above Nerds Gone Wild, which I never bothered buying in the first place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ahance More than 1 year ago
I don't read romance novels much but she is a great author, sometimes I felt that it was all a little repetitive with all the nerd books(I have read most of them)However they were still really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore Vicki Lewis Thompson's NERD Series. As a woman married to a man who would, in all likelihood, be described as a nerd, I know first-hand how hot these guys can be! Ms. Thompson has served up another steamy slice of nerdiness in GONE WITH THE NERD.

Zoe Tarleton is a movie star known far and wide for one thing-- playing the bombshell. With her beauty and first-class body, she's made plenty of films--but she's tired of being known as nothing more than a pretty face. Then the chance of a lifetime falls into her lap--the chance to audition for the role of Vera in an action-adventure movie, a part that could, if played right, earn her a Golden Globe. The only problem is that Vera, a chemist working on a miracle drug, is a flat-chested, bland, nerdy woman. To turn her bombshell into a dud, Zoe needs to learn how to be a nerd, and she knows the perfect person to help guide her--entertainment attorney Flynn Granger. She's spent plenty of time with Flynn over the past few years, working out contracts, and she knows he's just the man for the job.

Flynn has always been attracted to Zoe in an off-hand, it-could-never-happen sort of way. After all, she's Zoe Tarleton and he's, well, a nerdy accountant with glasses, a monochrome wardrobe, and a Honda Civic. So when Zoe suggests spending the weekend in Long Shaft, California, home of the Sasquatch, for him to advise her in nerdiness, Flynn agrees, on the condition that he can tell his almost-fiancee, Kristen, what they're up to. The only problem is, even before they reach Long Shaft, Flynn's realizing that being in close proximity with Zoe--dowdy or not--is a real danger to his libido.

GONE WITH THE NERD is an absolute riot, and Zoe and Flynn are adorable characters. The steam these two generate is enough to erupt a volcano, and the suspense and paranormal aspects thrown into the story add an exciting mix. I love how Zoe realizes that there's more to life than fame and fortune, and how Flynn comes to understand that blending into the background of life isn't necessarily the best way to go.

You won't go wrong with this nerdy tale, and I for one am eagerly anticipating the next one, TALK NERDY TO ME.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore Vicki Lewis Thompson's NERD Series. As a woman married to a man who would, in all likelihood, be described as a nerd, I know first-hand how hot these guys can be! Ms. Thompson has served up another steamy slice of nerdiness in GONE WITH THE NERD. Zoe Tarleton is a movie star known far and wide for one thing-- playing the bombshell. With her beauty and first-class body, she's made plenty of films--but she's tired of being known as nothing more than a pretty face. Then the chance of a lifetime falls into her lap--the chance to audition for the role of Vera in an action-adventure movie, a part that could, if played right, earn her a Golden Globe. The only problem is that Vera, a chemist working on a miracle drug, is a flat-chested, bland, nerdy woman. To turn her bombshell into a dud, Zoe needs to learn how to be a nerd, and she knows the perfect person to help guide her--entertainment attorney Flynn Granger. She's spent plenty of time with Flynn over the past few years, working out contracts, and she knows he's just the man for the job. Flynn has always been attracted to Zoe in an off-hand, it-could-never-happen sort of way. After all, she's Zoe Tarleton and he's, well, a nerdy accountant with glasses, a monochrome wardrobe, and a Honda Civic. So when Zoe suggests spending the weekend in Long Shaft, California, home of the Sasquatch, for him to advise her in nerdiness, Flynn agrees, on the condition that he can tell his almost-fiancee, Kristen, what they're up to. The only problem is, even before they reach Long Shaft, Flynn's realizing that being in close proximity with Zoe--dowdy or not--is a real danger to his libido. GONE WITH THE NERD is an absolute riot, and Zoe and Flynn are adorable characters. The steam these two generate is enough to erupt a volcano, and the suspense and paranormal aspects thrown into the story add an exciting mix. I love how Zoe realizes that there's more to life than fame and fortune, and how Flynn comes to understand that blending into the background of life isn't necessarily the best way to go. You won't go wrong with this nerdy tale, and I for one am eagerly anticipating the next one, TALK NERDY TO ME, coming out in February 2006.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hollywood Star wants to play a role of a nerd in her new film So she seeks hekp from her attorney Flynn Granger a nerd that she finds out is something more then a nerd to her thus a lot of mystery and some of the funniest lines you'll ever read . I read it the first day I bought it in 35 minutes and have read it three other times also read her other books but by far this one is my personal favorite ...
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this installment of Vicky Lewis Thompson's 'Nerd' series, a movie star-Zoe Tarleton-is paired up with token nerd, Flynn Granger, a Hollywood contract attorney. Zoe spirits Flynn to a small town to give her nerd lessons for a role she hopes to land. When they arrive in a Bigfoot-crazed area, strange things happen. Is a blueberry cobbler supposed to foam up in the garbage disposal? And what about killer bees and crashing trees? This story promises hot romance with a thrilling hint of danger. Promises and hints only take a reader so far. 'Gone with the Nerd' gets high marks for premise, but low marks for believability. The two main characters in this book are fraught with contradictions. Zoe acts the selfish diva one minute, and is suffused with morals the next. Even in a fast-paced romance, it's hard for me to believe she falls hard for her attorney after mere hours, despite knowing him five years and vice-versa with Flynn. Flynn, the nerd, isn't as nerdy as one might expect. Wearing glasses does not a nerd make. As a woman married to a true nerd, I can attest that Flynn barely qualifies, especially after the book concludes. Flynn's motivations for being with Zoe are understandable for any hot-blooded male, but a nerd wouldn't handle it nearly so well. My husband agrees that Flynn would not be accepted into Club Nerd. A reader may also be put off by how Zoe and Flynn deal with their morals considering his impending engagement to his girlfriend. Romance readers like their heroes and heroines to be heroic, but these two come up short, even if these issues are 'resolved' at the end (which a romance reader expects). And if they are not behaving as they normally would outside of this weekend adventure, how can they really expect to be ready to get married after two days? In the end, if you enjoy steamy romps that end happy, it's a decent read. However, if you are distracted by double standards and inconsistent behavior, there are many other reading choices available. C.W.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished the book, and I couldn't put it down. I would recomend it to any one that likes the romatic books. I look fowarf to reading more of her books
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and could hardly put it down. She makes her books fun, sexy and this one even had some mystery to it. I have read 2 other of her books and plan to read more.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Hollywood, glamorous actress Zoe Tarleton asks her lawyer Flynn Granger to allow her to study him so that she can learn how a nerd thinks as she hopes to land the non sexpot role of Vera Parsons, a research chemist in the film the Billion Dollar Pill. Flynn tells her he is going to marry Harvard professor Kristen Keebler, but he agrees to meet her in Long Shaft, California so that he can teach her to behave like a nerd, but also will tell his fiancée the truth. Zoe wonders how it would feel to have someone protect her like he does Kristen. --- In Long Shaft, Zoe meets her high school friend Margo Taggart, who has arranged everything. Flynn arrives and one look at Zoe tells him she over killed the nerd bit. He also enjoys the Bigfoot paraphernalia in the area as he appreciates cryptozoology. As Zoe observes Flynn and rehearses her role with him, they begin to fall in love, but questionable accidents and strange sightings seem to interfere with their kisses. --- The strong lead couple carries this nerdy but fun tale that will send the audience seeking previous nerd novels (see NERD IN SHINING ARMOR, THE NERD WHO LOVED ME, and NERD GONE WILD). The story line is amusing with a touch of suspense caused by the incidents that seem to happen a lot to Zoe. The Sasquatch locale and the two youngsters the lead couple meets add humor. Although the intrigue subplot involving the accidents seems an unnecessary stretch, readers will enjoy the romance between the accounting nerd and the sexpot actress. --- Harriet Klausner