Romancing the Bookworm

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Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-1-623420-27-7
E-ISBN: 978-1-623420-57-4
Length: Novel
Publication Date: July 9, 2013
Cover art by: Micha Stone and Amy Brokaw
Published by: Omnific Publishing

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Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can unravel.

It's spring break, and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size-fourteen body on a beach. But her best friend, Ronni, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she's wrangled into waiting tables with Ronni at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick's Surf Invitational. There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon, the Invitational's organizer and campus womanizer by reputation. From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of one of her romance novels, all she wants to do is run away from the feelings he inspires in her.

Little does she know Xavier has been watching her for weeks now. In fact, after failed attempts at asking her out on campus, he's concocted a crazy plan: fabricating romantic situations straight out of her favorite books. Xavier quickly realizes that if Tamara gets a whiff of his designs, he might as well spell CREEPER across his forehead. Yet as they grow closer, he's convinced it's a risk worth taking. What he hasn't planned on, of course, is his drug-addicted, alcoholic stepbrother, who decides to join the fun and put a wrench in Xavier’s scheme.

Spring break is proving hotter than Tamara expected. Will her romance novels be able to compete?

Praise for Romancing the Bookworm:

"Kate Evangelista couldn't have written a more entertaining and fun summer read, especially for those of us who are book fans, like Tamara." -- Ellen from Always YA at Heart

"I finished this in one sitting because well, it's really light and funny. It's one of those books that you can read over and over again because you'll never get tired of it." -- Nina Waters from The Bookish Confections

"I loved that the heroine was a size 14 bbw being that I am plus size I was glad that was something I could related to with Tamara." -- Jessica Figueroa from Escape Into A Book

"I enjoyed this story. It made me laugh, it made me cry...I particularly loved the things the characters said and thought, because it was what I would have said and thought." -- VRValicento from The Romance Reviews

"Romancing the Bookworm is a funny, adorable, sweet, and a little steamy read that left me wanting more more MORE. I would definitely recommend this to contemporary romance lovers." -- Francine Soleil from Always Lost In Books
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Kate Evangelista is a young adult writer, creative writing teacher, and a mother to six rambunctious cats. Born in the Philippines, she attended college in De La Salle University – Manila and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Literature and a Master’s in Creative Writing. She got her start in publishing with small presses like the now-defunct Crescent Moon Press until she moved on to medium presses like Entangled Teen and eventually being selected as part of Swoon Reads’ third season of authors. Her debut novel, TASTE, even became an Amazon bestseller. Her latest novel, THE BOYFRIEND BRACKET (Swoon Reads, 2018), was well-received by NPR and is now in the running for a movie adaptation with the A&E Network. She is represented by Jemiscoe Chambers-Black at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
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