Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blog Tour: Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista.  The tour is hosted by AToMR tours.  You can visit the rest of the stops on the tour here.  There is also a great giveaway going on in association with the tour, which you can enter below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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
Book Description:
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, Ronni, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she's wrangled into waiting tables with Ronni 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?

My Review:  Romancing the Bookworm was absolutely delightful and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  When Tamara's friend Ronni dragged her to Maverick Bay for spring break, little did she know what would be in store for her there.  She would much rather live in her world of books where she could escape everything and everyone, rather than deal with the real world.  Nevertheless, she gives in and agrees to go with her perfect size 2 best friend.  The last thing she expected was to find herself in a whirlwind relationship with the uber hottie surfer god, Xavier Solomon, and little did she know this was all part of Xavier's plan.  Whether "the plan" helps or hurts Xavier's cause remains to be seen.  She soon finds Xavier her mind and senses far more that any hero she has read about in her novels.  When Xavier's brother Zander shows up on the scene, it really throws a wrench into things, but sometimes things need to get a little off course to help you see how you really feel.

I loved the premise of Romancing the Bookworm.  Kate Evangelista couldn't have written a more entertaining and fun summer read, especially for those of us who are book fans, like Tamara. I really loved Tamara.  She wasn't perfect, but I so admired the fact that she was comfortable with herself, and her size.  I also liked that Xavier, the hottie that he was, didn't fall into the mold of only liking girls who were bean poles with boobs, and despite everything he screws up, he does truly have the best intentions, so I couldn't help but root for him.  Ronni and her brother Hudson were great secondary characters also, and I was even happy to see where things went with Zander in the end.  The romance was sweet and steamy, but also had some serious moments, and there was plenty of humor to boot.  Overall, Romancing the Bookworm is totally enjoyable, lighthearted, and fun, and if you are looking for the perfect read for the summer, then this is one book you should definitely pick up.

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 Philippenes.
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 Print copy of Romancing the Bookworm – international – value $18.99 USD
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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  1. I have been dying to read this book lately! It sounds quite adorable! :)

    1. It is such a light and fun summer read. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am glad you liked this one so much, it was a fun read and you're right, perfect for summer!

  3. Oh this sounds super cute! I've been wanting summery reads and this sounds like it fits the bill!

  4. This looks so good, and I wanted to join the tour, but couldn't fit it in. Tamara seems like a relatable character, (especially to us bookworms) and Xavier seems like a good guy. Great review, Ellen!

    1. She is, and it made the book so much fun.

  5. looks fun! Thanks for sharing ;)


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