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Saturday, February 18, 2012

[Review] Nerds Like It Hot (Nerds, #6) by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Title: Nerds Like It Hot
Series: Nerds, #6
Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson
Pages: 370 (Mass Market Paperback)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: August 1, 2006

She's unleashed her inner vixen…
Hollywood makeup artist Gillian McCormick wouldn't normally be caught dead on a cruise aimed at single geeks. But as the sole witness to a murder, hiding out may be her only chance at staying alive. With P.I. Lex Manchester guarding her, and a voluptuous disguise in place of her plain-Jane wardrobe, Gillian should be safe… if she can resist a titanic attraction to Lex that's making her fantasize about some extra-naughty cruise activities…

He's rediscovered his inner nerd…
Lex thought he had left behind his nerdy ways, but his suave demeanor has no chance against Gillian's bombshell image and the smart, sexy woman within. And when the scent of seduction wafts through the sea air, what's a red-blooded male to do?

And the passion they've found is about to get out of control…
With a passenger list that includes a mobster on a mission, a cross-dressing sociopath, and hundreds of lusty nerds, Lex must find a way to keep Gillian safe--and prove that he's truly her nerd for all seasons…

Mobsters, cross dressers, and nerds! Oh my! This is the last of the Nerds books that I've gotten my hands on, and I'm sad the series is over. This is another fun, majorly over-the-top, addition to the series. Much like in Nerds #3, Lex is actually a PI undercover as a nerd, but he does have some nerd tendencies left over from high school. He's accompanying Gillian on a nerd themed cruise as she hides out from the Mafia after witnessing a murder. I was a bit skeptical about the cruise, but it sounds like so much fun! I seriously would love to go on one!

If the plot sounds cheesy, that's because it is. I'm a sucker for cheese though, and this book does not disappoint. There's a hilarious cast of characters who I couldn't help but love. The side-plot with Gillian's pursuer was great and completely unexpected! The story is light, fun, exciting, and sometimes sexy. It also doesn't take itself too seriously, just like the rest of the series. I do have a couple of complaints though. The first being how Lex used sex to get his way, and that Gillian fell for it every time! The other is that Dante made a few rude comments about cross dressers. I know things like that get said in the real world, but that doesn't make it okay. Other than that, if you're looking for a quirky, easy read with a little bit of steam, you should check this one out.

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