nerdgasm (noun): an emotional climax at the peak of intense (sometimes sexual) excitement, characterized by a deep attraction to nerdy things and/or people.
My stutter makes it easy to become the center of attention for all the wrong reasons, so I try hard to stay out of the spotlight.
But when Addison Mitchell breezes into the class I TA for, she turns my world upside down, shaking me out of my comfort zone.
Confident and bold, her wandering hands set my body on fire.
She sees the real me, and she’s still interested.
I’m completely out of my element, yet I’ve never felt more alive.
Fingers crossed we’re not a one-off fling.
I have a lot to learn, but I’m willing to make this work.
I’m going to give her more than a nerdgasm.
I’m going to give her my heart.
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Kimberly Reese published her first novel in 2017 and has since been hard at work writing more steamy stories. She grew up in a military family and is currently working on her tan in Arizona. When she isn’t writing, you can catch her reading, traveling, resisting the urge to adopt more dogs, or spending time with family.
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Ok, are you ready to see me go super fangirl? Cause it’s comin’.
I FREAKING LOVE THEO, holy crap. I love a good nerd, but I usually go for Alpha all the way. Like nerdy alpha, marina alpha, alpha a-hole, alpha ALL the time. I like the men rough and all “Baby, you’re mine let’s go,” and the girls all “Um, what? No.” I love the push and pull. Even in rom-coms, I still like to see some alpha action happening. I read the blurb for this, sure, but honestly? I saw nerd and signed up for the ARC. Also, Dominique Laura is Kimberly’s book soulmate, and I love her so I took a chance.
THANK GOD I DID, HOLYMOLY.
Theo is SO not alpha (well, except that one time which was super hot but whatever – or if he has to remind Addy about how important she is to him). He’s the kid who had a stutter growing up, and was bullied because of it (I hate kids). He’s learned to own it the best way possible, which for this beta, means rising above the jerks. He’s on his way to get his masters, and TA’s for a class where he meets the beautiful Addy.
Addy is working on graduating and avoiding d-bags like the guys she usually goes out with. While everyone is drooling over the professor in her class, she’s focused on the shy TA. Why? Who knows. There’s that instant connection between the two, which immediately makes Theo’s stutter come back (awweeeeee) and Addy adores it.
So of course I adore her.
This romance is sweet, but it gets steamy too (ask Kimberly’s dad-join her readers group to find out why I find this hilarious). Unfortunately, that means Theo’s gotta get some advice on what to do with a girl… Which will lead you to a very uncomfortable encounter but will probably also leave you laughing and crying. In fact, this whole book will have you gripping your sides because your laughing so much.
Kimberly’s sense of humor is so obviously infused within this novel. Addy and Theo have so much fun together, they will have you laughing, while also cheering for them both to just freaking label it already. JUST DO IT, Shia LaBeouf says so. Your cheeks will be smiling so much at all the fun these two have, all they discover with each other and about each other.
But it also dealt with bullying, and how people deal with their bullies. It dealt with self-confidence, and loving someone for who they are, faults and all. I mean, nobody’s perfect, but if anyone was, it’d probably be Theo. It switched up the roles, having Addy be the aggressor – which was AWESOME in my humble opinion (because two shy people would be so painfully awkward I’d probably cry).
Soooooo what this basically says is that I’m now stalking Kimberly and begging her to write more sweet, sexy nerds because HOLY HANNAH MONTANA I loved this book, so hard.
Also, enjoy these teasers because I had too way much fun making them.
Despite the fact it seemed like Base Masters was all over Sterling Shore, I’d never really known much about him, aside from random factoids. Things like…he’s a semi-estranged cousin of one of my brother’s friends, plays guitar in a local band, and he doesn’t get mentioned much unless he’s on stage.
Until…he decided I was going to be his first real-life muse, moved himself into my spare room, and started splashing the walls with pictures of my face next to his lyrics…
His weirdness differs from mine, but he’d be a perfect candidate for my hymen situation. Then I could finally move on to the next personal challenge on my list. The only problem is that he’s yet another man afraid of a virgin.
I genuinely never expected it to be so difficult to lose one’s virginity. I think the world has filled me with false expectations of debauchery coming so easily.
The human element always messes up the plans in my head.
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C.M. Owens always loves a good laugh, and lives and breathes the emotions of the characters she becomes attached to. Though she came from a family of musicians, she has zero abilities with instruments; she sounds like a strangled cat when she sings; and her dancing is downright embarrassing. Just ask anyone who knows her. Her creativity rests solely in the written word. Her family is grateful that she gave up her quest to become a famous singer.
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Ok, so I probably shouldn’t write this review when I’m hopped up on caffeine, after taking a short nap, only to wake up at 12 and stare at my kindle until this book arrived, and then power read it through until I finished at 6 AM. The smart thing to do, would be to go to bed, take a nap, relax, do ANYTHING but write this review. Because my hands are shaking and I’m not sure if it’s from the caffeine or the lack of sleep, or the mixture of the two. Am I going to do that though? NO. I am going to write this review while my hands shake, and I’m still wiping the tears from my eyes after laughing SO hard it’s not even funny. Why am I going to do this to myself, and to you, the reader that has to deal with my craziness? Because the KWEEN has left us with a book that makes me want to write this review SO MUCH I literally cannot wait until later to do it. I don’t even think I could sleep right now if I tried!
If you’ve read the Sterling Shore series, then Britt has become someone you’ve fallen in love with since Dane rescued her from a life of living on the streets. If you haven’t read the series, but are debating on reading Talk Nerdy, because you heard amazing things about CM, then I seriously suggest you go and read the series first! It’s worth it! (heh, worth it) The first in the series, Hooked on The Game, is free! Britt has charmed us with her blurting of random factoids, and her obsession with losing her virginity.
The elusive Base Masters has been lusted over for a couple books now. There have been debates on how old he was, why he didn’t come around the Sterling parties, and he’s been drooled over by the women of Sterling Shore. We, as readers, followers, stalkers and peasants of CM Owens, have been teased with the few pages of Britt and Base’s story for awhile now. We were given just the tip, and now that it’s finally here, in all of it’s nerd glory, we have to remember to take it slow!!! If we read too fast, it’ll be over too soon. Don’t be a Cait and read it in six hours. Savor it. Enjoy it.
Or just totally consume it and then be mad at yourself for not listening to my advice. Take it from someone who knows. (That’d be me).
Britt and Base’s story unfolds with some heavy stalker moves, hilarious Bananas encounters, RANDY (nuff said), but also maturing. Base and Britt are still young, and had to learn (much like Raya and Kade did) to grow up. Both of these babies (yes, they’re babies to me in my old age of 25) have a lot of growing up to do, and they are so, so stubborn. They’re relationship starts out relatively easy, with some threats from our favorite Sterling men and encouragements from their better halves, but it also comes with naivety. The kind that can only come when you haven’t had your heart truly broken before.
Britt and Base are so inherently different from each other, that they have to learn, not only how to communicate with one another, but they also have to learn to take interest in one another. Base loves the things that other people find weird in Britt, and loves the random things that pop into her head. He loves when she talks nerdy to him, even when he doesn’t always understand it. And Britt loves when Base sings, even when she doesn’t always understand the metaphors. When these two come together though, it is explosive in the nerdiest way possible (sometimes).
In case you couldn’t tell, this book and this series is amazing. If you’re looking for laughs, read this book. If your looking for heartache, read this book. CM Owens, as always, DELIVERS. So now I sit here, like an addict, anxiously awaiting my next fix.