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Inheriting a fortune means less to Ally Jarrett than fulfilling her real dream: to take off for the wilds of Alaska and photograph animals. Unfortunately she's also inherited her grandmother's personal assistant-an over-protective nerd who couldn't survive a snowball fight.As a PI and bodyguard, Mitchell Caruthers is the perfect man to protect his late employer's granddaugInheriting a fortune means less to Ally Jarrett than fulfilling her real dream: to take off for the wilds of Alaska and photograph animals. Unfortunately she's also inherited her grandmother's personal assistant-an over-protective nerd who couldn't survive a snowball fight.As a PI and bodyguard, Mitchell Caruthers is the perfect man to protect his late employer's granddaughter. However, keeping his geek-masquerade-and the secret behind his real mission-isn't easy when the freeze between Ally and Mitchell begins to melt.Yet all's not well in this sub-zero paradise. Ally's bad seed uncle is staking a claim on the family inheritance with a dangerous masquerade of his own. With Ally's life in danger, it's time for her right-hand nerd to expose the real man undercover, and prove himself to the vulnerable body he's been hired to guard......

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ISBN : 9780312998660
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Number of Pages : 403 Pages
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Nerd Gone Wild Reviews

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2019-05-22 23:28

    4 Mitch isn't a nerd Stars Okay I don't know what is going on with this series. It is suppose to be a series about nerds. In the last book Harry didn't really feel like a nerd and in this book Mitch wasn't a nerd. Mitch was a bodyguard and PI posing as a nerd! WTF? I was promised nerds dammit and I want me some nerds!!!That being said this book was great. Ally and Mitch were very cute together. All the side characters where great and had fun personalities. Nerd Gone Wild had a good plot, flowed nicely and was very funny. I just wish Mitch would have been a nerd. But with that being my only problem this was a cute 4 star read! I hope the next book has a real nerd. Just sayin'.

  • Tammy
    2019-05-15 21:21

    "But, oh, sweet heaven. She was sitting across from a Fruit of the Loom poster boy ... She'd begun to suspect that Mitchell J. Caruthers, Jr., might be hiding a babe-magnet body underneath his nerd clothes." With a description like this, does it matter what color his eyes are? This is my first book by Vicki Lewis Thompson and I have to say it was entertaining. Not a lot of depth, true, but the emotions and the sweetness and the hotness were definitely there. Her writing style is reminiscent of Jennifer Crusie, my all-time favorite romantic comedy author.Ally Jarrett has inherited a fortune from her grandmother, but in the process she has also inherited her grandmother's nerdy assistant, Mitchell, who was hired to manage her grandmother's estate. When Ally decides to take up wildlife photography in Alaska, Mitchell follows her. What she doesn't know is that Mitchell's nerdiness is a disguise - he is a PI/bodyguard hired by her grandmother to protect Ally from a greedy uncle with plans to trick her out of her fortune (or worse). Ally and Mitchell have their HEA after a great deal of fast-paced drama, a romantic dinner of moose-meat pie and a very HOT game of strip poker.This book is worth reading just for the subplot with Ally's Uncle Kurt and his S&M lovin' girlfriend, Vivian, alone. There is also a fun subplot with "Kitty-Cat" and "Poopsie" and cast of eccentric characters in the sex-crazed, roadkill eating Alaskan town of Porcupine. Not a lot of nerd-speak or geekiness going on in this book. I've noted that complaint in past reviews and I have to agree with it (after all I'm married to a computer geek!) but this is still a book that I highly recommend if you're looking for a fun read.

  • Eastofoz
    2019-05-25 15:35

    This book gets a weak 4 stars for me and only because of the poker scene and the villains Uncle Kurt and his psycho girlfriend Vivian--they steal the show!The main story never really takes off. Ally is a bit too naive/I-can-do-it for my taste and Mitchell needed some more oomph because he's not a real nerd.I was expecting a lot of humour (I've been told it's the best in the series) but there's not as much as I thought there would be and there aren't any real laugh out loud funny scenes like you'd find with Sandra Hill or Linda Howard. The twisted villains, especially Vivian, are very well-written. She's this crazed nympho and her boyfriend Kurt is this submissive loser. The book is pretty sedate in terms of sex scenese between the h/h and then suddenly these two turn up and you're thinking "Ok! Holy left field there!". The secondary characters are cute--sex crazed Betsy is a funny one with her parlor room.The book is almost borderline chick lit which I don't really like. More romance was needed between the h/h as well as more "action" in terms of building up the sexual tension.

  • Bradley
    2019-05-25 17:25

    Loose Moose Lodge. *snicker* Good stuff. =)

  • Samantha
    2019-05-21 19:37

    Ally Jarrett is a deprived rich girl who after her grandmother kicks the bucket is finally able to reach out and do what she wants with her life. Unfortunately, before her grandmother died she appointed Ally a secret bodyguard who has been posing as the grandmother’s personal assistant, Mitchell. When Ally travels to Alaska in order to pursue her dream of becoming a professional photographer, Mitch is right behind her. Suddenly, Ally finds herself stuck in a small town with an annoying nerd and a strange assortment of people whose favorite topic of discussion is sex.I picked up this book knowing the guy was a fake nerd, but I thought they would’ve played the nerdiness up a bit more. Instead, he only seems really nerdy in the very beginning and only for a few pages before his “true colors” start coming through. The plot was eh and Ally and Mitch tended to bore me sometimes. I ended up skimming through most of this book. The only really redeeming quality of this book was the fact that the writing was good just the plot and main characters were lacking and also the side characters were great. I loved them; they were all such a great assortment of eccentric odd-balls.

  • Amanda
    2019-05-25 17:23

    Can not finish. Vicki Lewis Thompson, you do not know nerds. I love nerds. You keep bad-mouthing nerds. You keep making the nerd secretly a jock instead of secretly a super awesome guy who is a nerd.This heroine was so stupid. Too stupid to live.

  • Tammy Downing
    2019-05-16 19:27

    A quite enjoyable story about a young woman who goes to Alaska to become a wildlife photographer after her rich grandmother dies. She is followed by the man her grandmother hired to watch over her. They start out not liking each other but the inevitable happens. Throw in a morally bankrupt uncle and his wild girlfriend as well as a town full of very interesting characters and you have a fun story.

  • Bethany D. Chappetta
    2019-05-14 23:41

    It took me a really long time to read this book. It was super cute and the two main characters had pretty good chemistry...but even the kooky townspeople couldn’t keep me overly interested. I read a few other books in between.

  • Melanie
    2019-04-28 22:41

    This was a light and fun read: the tension between Mitch and Ally was pretty steamy, Betsy was a riot, and all in all, I really enjoyed this cute story. I'm just curious as to what Mitch plans to do as a career post-HEA lol :)

  • Alexis
    2019-05-11 16:22

    Mitchell was not a real nerd hero. Ally was extremely clueless for more than half the book.Everyone else was way over-the-top.I remember enjoying the previous books from Vicki Lewis Thompson's Nerds series much more than this one. I like her writing but, this one just wasn't for me.

  • Hope
    2019-05-09 22:42

    Amazing Series So FarI love these nerds! It has been a while since I've read a book that sucked me in and had me emotionally vested, completely! Cheers to Ms. Vicki! On to the next one!

  • Silverluna
    2019-05-18 22:29

    :)

  • Alice
    2019-05-24 16:33

    This is the third book in Vicki Lewis Thompson's Nerds series. Though they're called a series, there are no shared characters between them, only a concept, that being that nerds need love, too. The heroes of these books are sweet and considerate and smart, and are flying under their love interests' radars.This book breaks the repetition of the last two. Mitchell Caruthers grew up geek, but then he shed that identity to become a member of law enforcement. His current assignment, where he's the bodyguard for heiress Ally Jarrett, has him slipping back into old habits so she doesn't realize he's her bodyguard. If she knew, she'd never put up with him. So long as she believes he's just a harmless nerd, she lets him be, though she chafes at his overbearing presence.Then she runs off to Porcupine, Alaska in the middle of February to photograph wildlife, and secretly meet up with her disowned uncle. Mitchell follows her, and, between an oversexed lodge owner and a small town full of bored Alaskans, Ally and Mitch find themselves pushed together. Not that either of them mind.The build-up to the relationship was a lot slower in this book than in previous Nerd books, which allows for more sexual tension and believable development. Mitch really is attractive beneath the dweeb costume, and Ally's surprise and gratification upon realizing it seems genuine. Their reasons for not pursuing a relationship, and for resisting it within the book, are logical and unique to their situations.The writing showed some improvement from book 2 to 3. I didn't cringe at the dialogue, and characters weren't spelling things out in their internal dialogue that was already painfully obvious. The story flowed well, and, while hardly poetic, I wasn't stumbling over clunky passages.The sexual tension was good; the main characters don't get together until over halfway through the book, and the first 200 pages are a slow simmer. The sex is described in sensual detail, though some of the imagery made me raise an eyebrow. ("Magic wand?" Really?)However, the book paints S&M adherents as depraved, selfish sexual predators. In one scene early in the book, Mitch looks over evidence that Uncle Kurt is into S&M, and nods knowingly, as if that's all the character reference he needs. I happen to know a lot of perfectly well-adjusted, kind people with kinky tastes, and I can't help but scowl at Thompson's naïveté. I know sexual practices are often confused, in romance novels, for character development, but I didn't appreciate the inclusion of the trope.Overall, this was a fun, quick romp. I enjoyed reading it. I highly recommend this series for anyone looking for a steamy romance read featuring a beta male. And, if you start at book 3, you get to skip past the clunkier books in the series. You're not missing much.

  • Lokki
    2019-05-24 22:24

    I picked up this light bit of fluff off a table at Sprall-Mart for $2. While I found it mildly entertaining, I'm glad I didn't pay the actual cover price. Overall, the cardboard and sterotypical zany characters, their superficial antics, and their luke-warm romance failed to engage me. And despite those who expound this author's humour, I found this offering to offer only a few chuckles.Ally, has led a very sheltered and priviledged life. Secretly, she yearns to make something of herself on her own merits, without all the influence and special privileges that her pesky money buys her, so she goes all the way up to Alaska (in February, mind you) to become a wildlife photographer. But, her grandmother - recently deceased, of course, so that Ally is now in possession of all her money - worried about her and hired the studly yet geeky PI, Mitch, to protect Ally from a mean uncle who's after all her money. Problem is, Granny insisted that the hunky PI pose as a nerdy estate manager, complete with florescent orange parka and ear flap cap (with a pom pom on top), so even though he's a stud and they're stuck together in this small hotel during an Alaskan blizzard, Ally doesn't know that he's really cute, because he has to be (we've got to keep the franchise going, you know) a Nerd. And you know what would make all this cuter and even funnier? They have to share a bathroom! Well, as if all that weren't enough, along with coping with the randy hotel landlady and the obligatory contingent of your garden variety Alaskan eccentrics (sort of like Cicely, Alaska but not as good), Ally's greedy uncle is added to the mix complete with his dominatrix girlfriend. Mitch, being the studly PI that he really is, knows that they're up to no good, but with danger so close at hand, how can he protect Ally without blowing his Nerd cover?After reading the cover blurb, I thought this story sounded like a light, cute, funny read. Well, it certainly was light at any rate. However, I also like a little substance to a story and, call me demanding, characters who act like real people. Everybody here - and I do mean everybody - is a stereotype. Add in the fact that the author's humour didn't even remotely hit the right notes for me and Nerd Gone Wild never rose mediocre read. Since I haven't read either of the previous Nerd romances, I can't say if this one is any better or worse to help guide those many readers who enjoyed them. But for those who haven't yet tried the author, my recommendation is that unless you have a very high tolerance for zaniness that tries too hard, you would be well advised to keep clear.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-05-09 15:47

    The third book in Ms. Thompson's on-going NERD Series, NERD GONE WILD does everything but fail to disappoint. This book joins together another no-nonsense heroine in the form of spunky Ally Jarrett, a nerd-in-disguise hero, Mitchell Carruthers, and a set of chilly circumstances that's bound to heat up even the most jaded romance reader. For Ally, there's only been on goal for as long as she can remember-head to Alaska, that glacial state where moose outnumber humans ten to one, and take photographs of the wildlife. So, her grandmother died and left her millions? That's nothing but a blip on her Alaska-trekking radar. So, she needs to sign about a million pages of paperwork to transfer deeds, settle estates, take charge of stocks? She can do that, if scrawling her name will get her on that plane to the wilderness faster. So, she has to deal with pencil-pushing, fashion-failure Mitchell to get all of her grandmother's affairs in order? It's a tough task, but if it will lead to escape in the freezing wilds of Alaska, she'll do what she needs to do. She arrives in Porcupine, Alaska, free of social restraints and one wardrobe-challenged legal adviser, and she's finally free to embark on the adventures that Alaska has to offer. Sort of. That is, she would have been able to embark on adventures, if she hadn't been waylaid by Betsy, the proprietor of the Loose Moose lodge, on her way out the door with her camera. And if one Mitchell Carruthers, dressed in a gigantic orange parka that appeared to be the offspring of a mating between a giant emergency cone and a dreamsicle, hadn't shown up at the lodge just as she was attempting to leave. And, of course, if a blizzard roaring into town hadn't forced said fashion-disaster, geek in a suit, nerd with a pocket protector, to become the second guest at a lodge in the middle of nowhere. Mitchell, of course, isn't just a card-carrying member of Nerds-R-Us. He's a private investigator and a bodyguard, masquerading as a simple assistant to Ally's late grandmother. He was hired to do much more than protect the financial assets of the Jarrett fortune-but he seems to be getting side-tracked by the very personal assets of one Miss Ally Jarrett. Too bad Ally can't do anything but shudder at his geek disguise every time she looks at him. What follows is a hilarious romp through the Alaskan wilderness, some chilly days avoiding danger, and some hot, hot nights between the sheets. Kudos to Ms. Thompson for another great NERD book. I, for one, can't wait to see what comes next.

  • Melisa
    2019-05-18 23:34

    Who doesn't love herself a nerd? I have one of my own, and I picked up this book anticipating a hero comparable to my husband, but unfortunately it just didn't feel right. My husband has also dreamed of living in Alaska, and perhaps that skewed my expectations of what to expect from this book. Ally has traveled to the wilderness of Alaska to pursue her dream of becoming a wildlife photographer. She has the means to do pretty much whatever she wants as she has a substantial inheritance from her grandmother. Along with her inheritance, though, comes Mitch, a private investigator posing as a "nerd" and taking care of the details of managing Ally's fortune. Ally's jaunt to Alaska may seem harmless, but her uncle also resides there and feels unfairly treated with his share of the family inheritance. Therein he hatches a plan to con Ally by introducing her to her idol, a well-renowned photographer. Unfortunately this woman is actually her uncle's girlfriend, a sex-crazed, delusional psychopath. Mitch soon has trouble maintaining his pretense as a complete nerd. He must soon defend Ally against a crazy relative while also fighting his attraction to her.I think my biggest gripe is that the "nerd" factor wasn't played up enough. Sure Mitch wears glasses, has an atrocious orange jacket.. but what else? The book was lighthearted for the most part. The town of Porcupine is full of interesting characters and it was a joy to see how their interactions and interferences affected the story. It all came together in the end and everyone's journey was wrapped up adequately. I just didn't feel connected enough to the main characters and I wish the two of them had as much pizazz as those surrounding them.

  • Vilia
    2019-05-11 23:35

    Review from Backchatting BooksAlly cares more about honing her photography skills than the large fortune that her grandmother bequeathed her, especially since the fortune comes with a very nerdy personal assistant (Mitchell Carruthers). She escapes to the wilds of Alaska to take photos of wolves and receive one-on-one tutoring from a professional photographer. Mitchell was actually hired as a Private Investigator and bodyguard but was forced to don a nerdy guise by Ally's grandmother. He is determined to protect her from foes and herself.Ally is fairly dismissive of Mitchell and irked that he followed her out to Alaska. She might be incredibly wealthy but she has managed to stay grounded and has quite a few moments of self doubt. Her passion for photography blinded her to danger on a number of occasions so she was lucky to have Mitchell around.Mitchell has great difficulty maintaining his nerdy character as he is attracted to Ally and concerned for her safety. I liked his tenacity and willingness to be the butt of style jokes etc in order to protect her. It is fairly ironic that Mitchell has to draw on the nerdy tendencies he suppressed over the years to piece together what is happening.The romance between the two is sweet but is often overshadowed by fairly eccentric cast of characters in the small town. Ally's uncle has a 'unique' relationship with a woman named Vivian that is supposed to provide much of the humour but including S&M didn't seem to fit the mould of the book.This is a fairly light contemporary romance with two likeable characters. Overall, a fun and quick read.

  • Robin
    2019-05-26 21:45

    Ally is an heiress who's grandmother has recently passed away, leaving her a fortune. But Ally has no desire to be involved in the running of her grandmother's estate or affairs, or being a society woman. Instead she packs up and flies to Alaska, camera in tow, to photograph wildlife. Her uncle Kurt, who lives in Alaska, has arranged for a famous photographer to meet her there and provide some one on one mentoring. She's dismayed when Mitchell, her grandmother's nerdy personal assistant shows up, under the flimsy excuse of coming across some paperwork that needs her signature. She thinks he's really followed her because he has a crush on her. She doesn't know that he's actually a private investigator/bodyguard, hiding behind a nerd persona, but she does slowly become aware of the hot bod he's hiding under his nerdy clothes. Mitchell isn't a true nerd, though he has nerd roots from his high school days, which helps him carry off the persona. And of course he is attracted to Ally, but he really did follow her because he promised her grandmother he would protect her. Ally doesn't know the true story behind why her uncle Kurt was banished from the family home and why her grandmother would never even allow his name to be spoken in her presence. But grandma did confide in Mitchell, and Mitchell is determined to keep Kurt from trying to get his hands on any of Ally's inheritance. There are lots of wacky supporting characters – in fact, every supporting character seems to be wackier than the last. There's plenty of humor, and there's a pretty hot strip poker game. I didn't love this one as much as Book 2 in the Nerds series, THE NERD WHO LOVED ME, but it was a lot of fun.

  • Amanda
    2019-05-11 19:25

    I read this book before the first and second books in the series, right around the time it came out. At the time, I considered it one of the best books I've read in the romance genre. However, after reading some of the other books in the Nerd series, I have changed my opinion. While still a strong story filled with fantastic secondary characters, I was struck once again by how condescending the female protagonist is to the male protagonist, just like how Genevieve treated Jack in Nerd in Shining Armor. In Nerd Gone Wild, Ally treats Mitchell like an idiot, not even giving him the chance to decide for himself whether or not he wants to risk getting his heart broken should their relationship not extend beyond the physical. Even if he was a real nerd, not a "nerd in disguise," Ally still should have realized that Mitchell is a big boy and can make these decisions for himself. However, two characters save this book from being a total loss : Ally's uncle Kurt and his lover, Vivian. They are the strangest couple, complete with S&M scenes. Vivian most definitely wears the pants in that relationship. Their scenes make the book worthwhile. Grade: Bwww.thehopelessbibliophile.com

  • Cathy
    2019-04-27 16:26

    If you've got a hankering for some ridiculousness... This is pure, frothy, over-the-top, trashy fun. I loved it, but it's definitely not going to be to everyone's liking.Wealthy young heiress heads off to the middle of nowhere in Alaska to pursue her dream of becoming a wildlife photographer! Her grandmother's dorky personal assistant follows her, all decked out in orange like a Tennessee Vols fan! BUT! Dorky personal assistant is secretly a badass bodyguard hired by granny to protect our wealthy young heiress from the nefarious machinations of her greedy, spineless uncle and his S&M dominatrix girlfriend! The book includes a former whorehouse, chain saw sculpture, and strip poker! And to say the natives are colorful would be putting it mildly.I laughed out loud quite a bit, really I did. I think the author had far too much fun writing this thing. My one complaint would be that the titular nerd isn't, well, nerdy enough. Carrying a pocket protector in middle school combined with present familiarity with espionage-type gadgets does not a nerd make. I wanted to see some really enthusiastic spazzing out about something besides the heroine's bare breasts.

  • C Joy
    2019-05-07 17:34

    I liked this, but didn't enjoy it as much as I did the other Nerd books. It had a decent storyline, the plot was always predictable, and there's a certain pattern or formula in these books.The hero is obviously a nerd, usually methodical, logical, and deep down the geek is a hot bod that would easily make it to the porn mags. Mitch is no different, in this case he's a bodyguard/PI and he's using the nerd look as a disguise when ironically it comes naturally to him.The heroine is always a hottie, but a no-nonsense character who's worth more than her good looks. I like Ally's down-to-earth and isn't the stuck-up brat because she's an heiress.There's always the bad guy in the grand scheme of things and it turns out it's Ally's uncle. This time, it's his girlfriend who's the ultimate evil and there's no mystery this time. This is the conflict part and I guess there's the undercover thing.There are fewer sex scenes here than in other books and that's OK, given that Mitch and Ally didn't really get off to a good start. They eventually settled their differences and discovered they have chemistry, and were sexually attracted to each other.

  • Alayna Dickerson
    2019-05-13 18:47

    Ally Jarrett can finally do what she's always wanted to do. Take pictures of the wild. She has the opportunity to go up to Alaska and photograph animals. A dream come true. She has inherited a fortune after the death of her grandmother, and will do whatever she can to make her dreams a reality. In comes Mitchell. He's supposed to be her late grandmother's personal assistant. He's taken care of all of the paperwork that Ally doesn't have time for. He flies up to Alaska from California, a place he hates. He hates the cold. He hates the snow. He hates the quiet. He needs Ally to sign some paperwork though, so he flies up.What Ally doesn't know is that Mitchell is really a bodyguard hired by her grandmother to protect Ally and the fortune. Her uncle is out to get his hands on the fortune, and it's up to Mitchell to keep her safe, despite Ally's insistence that her uncle is only trying to help her.The book is hilarious at many times. There is some suspense thrown in there, but mostly it's hilarious. I loved the way their story turned out. I really enjoyed this book.

  • Angie
    2019-05-19 18:48

    I wouldn't say this was a nerd love story. Unlike the other books in the Nerd Series, Mitchell is just disguised as a nerdy personal assistant. He's really a PI who's been hired by Ally's deceased grandmother to keep an eye on her. Ally is heiress to a fortune, but she's no Paris Hilton. She leaves the confines of her Bel Air mansion to stay in a lodge in Alaska to pursue her dream of becoming a wildlife photographer. Of course, Mitchell tags along to do his job, which irritates Ally who is trying to spread her wings a bit after years stuck in the lap of luxury.However, Ally has a crazy, jealous (not to mention kinky) step-uncle who wants to get his hands on the money he believes is rightfully his. Can Mitchell protect Ally while keeping up his nerdy facade? You'll just have to read for yourself and find out! This definitely isn't my favorite of what I've read from the Nerd Series, but it's a nice, light read, and the residents of Porcupine, Alaska are certainly hilarious.

  • Michele
    2019-04-30 16:27

    Finally finished. It took me longer than usual, but not because the book wasn't good, but because I was not feeling like reading much.After her grandmother dies, heiress Ally Jarrett realizes that she can now spread her wings and pursue her dream of wildlife photography in Alaska. The last thing she expects is that her grandmother’s nerdy assistant, Mitchell J. Carruthers, will tag along and insist that estate details still need her attention. Trained as a PI, Mitchell calls on his inner geek to disguise his true mission – protecting Ally from an unscrupulous uncle who has his eye on her fortune and will stop at nothing to get it. Ally’s late grandmother hired Mitchell to keep her safe, which means he must stay close. But the closer he gets to Ally, the greater the danger to his heart.

  • Catherine Crook
    2019-05-19 19:23

    Mitch & Ally might be my favorite so far. I see people had an issue because he disguised himself as a nerd when he was actually a PI/Bodyguard. But backstory clears that up when he remembers his actual nerdy childhood and how he fought to not be that guy anymore. Once nerd always a nerd. I can't get over the supporting cast of characters in this riot of a book. A lodge that was once a whorehouse, silly country antics and some steamy strip poker. I loved this light, and slightly crazy read. I was put off by the weird S&M scenes with Uncle Kurt and Vivian. She was an oddball, but I want to live in Porcupine and hang out with Betsy and her tap dancing soon to be 8th Mister, see some Cedar nudes and ride snowmobiles. Oh Vicki Lewis Thompson, I just adore these books. :)

  • Jodotha
    2019-05-02 22:32

    This was a really fun book that made me groan delightedly at the absolutely skewed vision of Alaska from an Outsider's point of view.While I'm sure the author did research into Alaska living, there's no replacing an actual visit...and it's pretty clear that she watched Northern Exposure for reference material.That said, the story is delightfully silly. It's somewhat ridiculous, and a little bit melodramatic - and at times, sizzling. And to be quite honest, I got a kick out of how off she was on so many things. We Alaskans love to be snobs - who doesn't? - but some of us also have a sense of humor. And if you have one too, you'll probably enjoy this book.Just don't use it for Alaskan research.

  • Diana
    2019-05-17 21:49

    Ally Jarrett has recently inherited a fortune from her grandmother, but all she's interested in is fulfilling her dream of becoming a wildlife photographer. Dashing off to Alaska to start her career, she is annoyed when her grandmother's personal assistant, nerdy Mitchell, follows her. What Ally doesn't know, however, is that Mitchell is actually a bodyguard hired by her grandmother to protect her from threats and gold-diggers.Another fun installment, with just the right touches of beauty/nerd stereotypes without becoming overwhelming. I thought that the danger plot was a little thin, but I enjoyed the fun characters and setting, as well as an excellent relationship and resolution.

  • Margot
    2019-05-13 19:28

    Wow! What a doozie! I made my way through my second nerd romance novel, and I'm still somewhat sane. This one is set in Alaska, during the winter. A rich heiress (Ally) is being protected from her scheming uncle (Kurt) and his lusty madwoman (Vivian) by a hunky bodyguard/private investigator (Mitchell) in a nerd disguise. But wait! There's more! This one has...wait for it...kink! Oh, yes, there's whips and nipple clamps and vibrators and strap-ons. Yowsah! Okay, I think I've hit my quota of exclamation points for the day, so I'll just end this by saying it was a naughty little escape romance novel that fulfilled my expectations of nerd romance. Now on to the next one.

  • Anita
    2019-05-09 20:28

    This is romance with a touch of suspense. A very sexy book. Ally is an heiress and Mitchell is a PI/Bodyguard hired by her Grammy to look out for her after Grammy dies. Ally had no idea. She thinks Mitchell is a paper pushing Nerd, complete with no fashion sense and glasses. Ally takes off for Alaska to become a wildlife photographer and meet up with her step-uncle, a really not nice guy Grammy disowned. Mitch follows her and comes to terms with his very strong sexual attraction for Ally. Ally, well, sees him as the nerd Grammy hired and it beyond pissed he has come to Alaska. She changes her mind after spending some time with him.

  • Seriously Reviewed
    2019-05-22 23:23

    OMG! The more I read the harder I laugh, I just can't stop! A town name Porcupine, Alaska and a hotel called the Loose Moose Lodge. Are you laughing yet? What if I toss in the fact that Betsy, the hotel owner, has been married 7 times, her bedroom looks like a Victorian whorehouse, her buns bobble and curtsy each other beneath her black stretch pants and she is having wild monkey sex with the local bar owner! When you couple that with the hilarious mouse scene and the super studly bodyguard who is posing as a geek, all you need is this book and a comfy place to curl up and read it cover to cover.Again, Ms Thompson has done a Snappy good job at turning Geek to Chic!