Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Review: Gentlemen Prefer Nerds by Joan Kilby

Title:  Gentlemen Prefer Nerds
Author:  Joan Kilby
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Mystery
Published:  March 2012
Publisher:  Carina Press
Source:  NetGalley
Where to buy:  Amazon

Synopsis:

Self-professed nerd Maddie Maloney is an expert on jewels. Jewel thieves are another matter entirely! So when a mysterious Englishman warns her that a thief known as The Chameleon is after the rare pink diamond on display in her aunt's shop, she tells herself it's just a joke. Even if she can't get Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome out of her mind...

But Fabian Montgomery doesn't give up easily. He's everywhere she goes, convinced the thief will strike. And when the diamond does go missing-and Maddie is suspected of stealing it-he whisks her away from the police and together they pursue The Chameleon.

Fabian plunges her into a glamorous world far from her humble workshop and transforms geeky Maddie into a sophisticated siren capable of espionage. Her mission: to seduce The Chameleon and steal back the diamond.

But Fabian isn't telling her everything-like who he works for, and why he's so interested in The Chameleon...

Accused of stealing the very diamond she discovered, Maddie finds herself drawn into a world of mystery, intrigue and a sexy British Lord who she can’t keep out of her mind.  Can she get the diamond back and clear her name before it disappears completely?

The Chameleon snags the diamond right from under her nose, leaving a synthetic in it’s place.  She’s thrown head first into the role of the “thief”!  With some help, she manages to get clear of the police and investigators and on the trail of the real thief!

I think what drew me initially to this book was the title.  How could I resist a book about a ‘nerd’ who gets the hot guy?  Being a nerd myself, it greatly appealed!  The great thing about this book is not only was the title fun and attention catching, but the story was pretty darn good too!  I was draw into the story and had to find out whether Maddie would succeed and what would happen with her and Fabian!

Will I recommend this book?  Yes!  It was a quick fun read, that would appeal to most romance readers.  This is the type of title to pick up to read at the beach or curl up with on a rainy day!  Would I read more by this author?  Most definitely!  I enjoyed Joan’s style of writing and how well the story flowed.  I’m going to keep an eye out for her in the future!

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