How to Seduce a Band Geek
Author: Cassie Mae
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Series: How To #2
Release Date:May 6, 2014
Sierra Livingston’s got it bad for her sister’s best friend, Levi Mason—the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket, marches with the school’s band, and taps his feet to whatever beat runs through his head. Sierra racks her brain for ways to impress the sexy drummer, but the short skirts and bursting cleavage don’t seem to cut it.
When Sierra gets paired with Levi’s sister, Brea, for a mentorship program, they strike a deal. In exchange for Sierra keeping her mouth shut about Brea ditching the program, Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get the guy of her dreams. But when Sierra discovers Levi no longer plays the drums, his family has moved into a trailer, and he’s traded in his Range Rover for a baby blue moped, Sierra’s not sure if she can go through with violating his privacy. She’ll have to find the courage to ask him straight out—if he’s willing to let her in—and explore other ways to seduce the school’s band geek.
About the Author:
Cassie Mae is a nerd to the core from Utah, who likes to write about other nerds who find love. Her angel children and perfect husband fan her and feed her grapes while she clacks away on the keyboard. Then she wakes up from that dream world and manages to get a few words on the computer while the house explodes around her. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.
Cassie Mae is an Amazon.com bestselling author of the teen contemporary romance novel REASONS I FELL FOR THE FUNNY FAT FRIEND, which she self-published. In addition to publishing with Swoon Romance, she is published by Random House Flirt.
Somehow I have a love/hate relationship with this book. I kinda love certain bits and pieces, while I really loathed others.
The storyline is cute-ish. Kinda your typical YA romance but also kinda more. More annoying but then again with some surprising depths and some sweet gooey goodness to top it, so also with more substance.
My biggest issue in fact was Sierra. I didn't care much for her in How to Date a Nerd, I really couldn't stand here in this one. Her constant adjustment of her clothes, her judgmental comments, her behavior, well basically all about her went on my nerves. But then as the story went on, she turned out to be a really loyal friend and actually despite her judgmental view of everyone, she did grow on me. Some how I wanted her and Levi to work out. Though Levi seems way to good for miss annoyance, he brought out the best in her and while she was with him she changed. She became more herself, rather than a sex-kitten-wanna-be. But also through him she started seeing that the world isn't black and white. That not everyone is the same or what they are first glance seem.
I love Levi in the first book. He was this sweet and genuinely great dude and in this one he totally was a star. Even if he wasn't sure if he actually could have a relationship. But given his situation, I completely got him. While he is a hottie, he's behavior and great character is what won my heart.
I like that Mae decided to write books about characters, who don't swim in money, but come from families who work hard to make ends meet. While some of the cast seems a bit over the top, to polarized, I think their circumstances are more realistic than most YA books.
The writing style, left me divided as well. Because some of the times I found it a bit to snarky and simplistic, in other places I thought Mae got it JUST right.
An interesting thing is that Mae obviously is trying to convey a message through these books. Though at times it was a bit too much into your face, more subtlety would have been better in my opinion
But saying all this, let me tell you as well, I am totally going to read the next one. Because even if I had some reservations, I also did enjoy it. And in the end I felt all happy-clappy and had my cute&fluffy fix. So all in all it ended way better than it started- cute with a tad of annoyance
Which means this is somewhere between good and great- 3,5 Stars!
oh and a side note about the boob-thingy
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