Welcome to my stop for the 3rd installment in Shannyn Schroeder’s Hot & Nerdy series: Her Winning Formula. Read on for the excerpt, don’t forget to check out the other tour stops, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a $10.00 Amazon or B&N eGift Card or Print Bound copy of HER BEST SHOT and HER PERFECT GAME.
Felicity is the girl who has it all – and she is making the arrangments for all of her friends to join her in Texas over spring break. The only problem with that is Layla is stranded in Georgia and Charlie is going to a HackCon. So, Felicity is spending her last spring break of freedom alone.
Schroeder has developed these three friends solidly, and they all have brains and skills that are considered ‘nerdy’ by some, but are so well integrated that these are girls you want to know. Felicity is the chemistry major, and her biggest fear is to meet new people.
With her friends unable to join her, a meeting with a handsome stranger that is in need of a date to a wedding, Felicity decides to take a chance and go along with Lucas’ plan to pretend to be his girlfriend, if he does one thing for her. She has always thought herself awkward and unable to meet men, so Lucas agrees he will help her in her quest to learn.
What we, and Lucas, see is that Felicity is no more incapable of meeting people than most of us are: it is her own insecurities that have her stymied. Lucas finds her smart and attractive, and he is determined to serve as the guinea pig for her experiment.
This one was a little light on the characters and backstory, and could have used a bit more development in the relationship, but what we got was pure lighthearted vacation fun. Their connection is electric and steamy, and their conversations and flirtation feel real and possible. As a wrap up to the series, it fits the general feel and makes a nice conclusion to the stories from the three girls.
I read books 2 and 3 in succession, one after the other, and it was a wonderful diversion. This is one of those 3 part series stories that would perfectly fill an afternoon when you need the diversion of a fun and happy romance.
Title: Her Winning Formula
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Kensington
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Spring break was supposed to be a last blast of fun for three friends before the reality of adulthood set in. But for the trio’s science whiz, it’s an education in instant attraction…
Chemistry major Felicity Stone can tell you everything about the way chemicals interact, but when it comes to social interaction, she needs schooling. Abandoned by her friends, Felicity is faced with spending spring break alone—unless she accepts a gorgeous stranger’s invitation to pose as his girlfriend at a family wedding. Not one to turn down a research opportunity, Felicity never expected it to produce such breathtaking results…
Teacher and baseball coach Lucas Tanner is fascinated by Felicity’s potent mix of spirit and scientist, not to mention her delicious curves. When Felicity asks him to return the favor by teaching her how to pick up guys, he can’t refuse—but he’s not at all happy with the idea of her using a formula for flirting on anyone but him. Can he convince her that together they have the perfect chemistry?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.