Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Date: July 10, 2020
I’m sleeping with the nerd.
The nice guy.
The science geek who wears periodic table t-shirts around campus.
That’s my dirty little secret, but it began long before he unknowingly transferred to the same college I attend. We met at the summer camp I was mandated to work at, and our hush-hush affair started behind the kayak cabin and in the darkened canteen long after our respective campers went to sleep.
When Mick Barrett, rockstar name a complete red herring, enrolls at Salem Walsh University, we’re both shocked the first time we bump into each other. And he’s … surprisingly cold. With goals and secrets of his own, Mick is closed off and uninterested, something I’ve never encountered from the opposite sex.
My bruised ego has no time to recover, however, when he discovers the real secret I’m keeping, one that’s even more detrimental than our steamy summer fling. Agreeing to become my tutor, and help me save my future, the glasses-wearing swimmer, with the body of an Olympian under that punny math sweatshirt, begins to grow on me. Again.
Except we both have bigger things to focus on than sneaking around. Plus, we’re not made for each other. He’s aiming to be the next doctor of our generation, while I’m just hoping to survive my Saturday morning hangover.
Too bad our bodies, and hearts, start to believe otherwise.
Which has me questioning; can my dirty little secret become a happily ever after?
My Review:Nerdy Little Secret was an adorable read. I kept hearing the Dirty Little Secrets song by American Rejects. Probably just aged myself there, but seriously it's all I can hear when I think of this book.
Jolie got in trouble and is now paying for it. While working to pay back her school she meets Mick at camp and then again back on her college campus. Their first meeting Jolie acts like a jerk and pretends like she doesn't really know him. When she tries to apologize Mick tells her he doesn't need to be anyone's secret. What starts off as friendship quickly turns into a semi relationship, but Jolie and Mick have complicated lives.
Mick has been taking care of his sick father for the past six years and being away from home is hard for him. He's doing everything he can to become a doctor to help find a cure for the disease killing his father. He doesn't want or need distractions, but Jolie makes him want to skirt the stress of his life just a little bit and be a normal college kid.
Jolie is a rich kid. Her parents have always taken care of her in terms of financial support, but never emotional. She's a bit of a party animal and doesn't take things too seriously. I really struggled at times to like her character. Mostly because sometimes she just seemed so immature with her drinking and reactions to things. I did enjoy reading about her character growth throughout the story and was glad she got a happy ending.
Nerdy Little Secret is a very sweet read with cute characters, a good plot, and great pacing. The romance was phenomenal and the characters felt very real. I would definitely recommend this story.
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Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.
When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She’s a Jersey girl living in Texas with her husband, daughter, and furry son.
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