Paperback: 352 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Dan Garrett has become exactly what he hates—popular. Until recently, he was just another live-action role-playing (LARP) geek on the lowest rung of the social ladder. Cue a massive growth spurt and an uncanny skill at taking three-point shots in basketball and voila…Mr. Popular. It’s definitely weird.
And the biggest drawback? Going from high school zero to basketball hero cost Dan the secret girl-of-his-dorky dreams.
A tuba-playing nerd with an eclectic fashion sense, Zelda Potts’s “Coolness” stat is about minus forty-two. Dan turning his back on her and the rest of nerd-dom was brutal enough, but when he humiliates her at school, Zelda decides it’s time for a little revenge—dork style. Nevermind that she used to have a crush on him. Nevermind that her plan could backfire big time.
It’s time to roll the dice…and hope like freakin’ hell she doesn’t lose her heart in the process. (Goodreads)
This book was everything I hoped it would be when it came to the actual story. Although, I didn’t know what LARP-ing was, I think I get the gist. There was so much nerdy in this book that I didn’t understand half of it. And that’s why I loved it.
But, I didn’t love the language. I’m not usually offended by bits of language here and there, but geez, this girl loved calling Dan weird foul names. I felt, after a while, that it became excessive.
That being said, I still liked the book. I want to read book one by this author.
What do you think? Would you read this book?