My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Series: Jackson High #1
Genre: YA, Football, Sports, Romance
Published: March 11, 2020, by Nancy’s Daughter Publishing
Rating: 3 stars
I had a plan to survive my senior year.
Too bad Jackson High’s star quarterback BLEW. IT. UP.
Last year, I was the most hated girl at my old school.
This year, my plan was to lay low, keep to myself and graduate.
My plan was working. Until the day I ran into Dax DeLeon.
It’s impossible to stay invisible when the most popular guy at school claims I’m his girlfriend.
Did I mention his ex—the head cheerleader and the most popular girl in school—wants him back?
Now I’ve got a fake boyfriend.
And a target on my back. Again.
But what’s scaring me the most…
If this thing with Dax is fake—why does being with him feel so real?
The Nerd & the Quarterback is a *Standalone*clean YA romantic comedy about a nerdy bowler, a hot quarterback, a possible case of mistaken identity, a bunny-napping, ransom notes, a failed ransom drop, thievery, and mean girls being mean.
But mostly about a boy and a girl learning to trust.
*Warning: this book has a romance so sweet you’ll get an urge to call your dentist.*
I needed a cheesy, teen, Romcom to cleanse for a more serious book. I have been reading historical fiction so much these last few weeks that I need something light and airy to be able to get out of a reading slump.
This book contained several of my pet peeves.
- “Quirky” or different from other girls (Though I will give Dax credit when he said different from the girls he hangs out with.)
- A person who talks in the third person.
- The guy’s POV is not as well written as the girl’s POV (While Ali comes off snarky, Dax comes off as annoying.)
- No communication
I liked Ali and if this book was told from Ali’s POV alone I would have liked this more. I will say the one thing I didn’t like about Ali was the positive affirmations. I’m not one for affirmations. I know they work for some people but to me, it’s hogwash, and apparently for Ali as well because normally she is thinking something snarky after having said affirmation. The other thing about Ali was how she faked being okay around her dad.
Ali isn’t that nerdy. Like at all. But I still think the banter between her and Dax was cute in some areas. Also, I want to say thank you to Ms. Collins for writing a parent who doesn’t live vicariously through their child. Thank you!!
The beginning of this book was a mess, but the ending was cute. Not going to continue on with the series because it doesn’t have any couples I look forward to getting to know.