Solving for Nic (Southern Style #2)
The Good, The Bad and Everything In Between
-Beautiful locales: I’d read the first book in the series, Sweetened with a Kiss and I remembered enjoying it. This book builds on ...more
So before I start, you know that malaise that affects bookworms sometimes where you just can't concentrate on your favorite genre and it isn't the book's fault or the author's fault, it's just that your brain will not allow you to concentrate and you have to pause and do a palate cleanse with another genre before you can finish the one you're on? Yeah. That would have to happen with my first ever ARC. So, a book about WWII and an Urban Fantasy later and I was finally able to concentrate ...more
Lizze had a crush on her brother's friend, Nic, when she was 17 he first asked her to dance with him at Rogan and Angie's wedding.
I like: I liked the way Ms.Lexxi Callahan told story. whenever I thought, oh no, cliche was going to happen, the story line would turn the OTHER way ...more
I always find it fascinating when you read the description of a book and the actual storyline isn't quite what the description gives you. Such is the case with Solving for Nic. Honestly, I don't think my synopsis is quite what the book is about...there's a lot going on in this book; so much so that it took my a few tries to sum it all up. Very busy storyline.
Nic Maretti has craved Lizzie Sellars for years. His first encounter with her was when she was seventeen years old but knowing sh ...more
A story of Lizzie who was a smart (math genius),sweet, funny and beautiful. The hero Nic, oh my, he was incredible. Italian (need I say more) rich, sweet, alpha and knows how to get his girl. These two together where beautiful to behold.
They have known each other for years. Having met at his sisters wedding and danced one dance, they each where impacted by the o ...more
The only way to describe the writing is awkward. The author stumbles brought sentences and is very distracting. She also has an obsession with borderline abusive relationships that she plays off as super romantic.
My biggest problem with this book is that the author brought back two characters from the previous novel, ...more
Beware of Spoilers!
Heroine (Lizzie): 2/5 – I liked her focus on her career but I knew, inevitably, that she would change her future plans and bow down to the H which I am not ok with
Hero (Nic): 3/5 – he reminded me of the callous Heroes in the traditional harlequin romances but he had a soft spot for the h
Cheating: no – although the h admits to purposefully flirting with Other Man (OM) in front of OM’s wife and Nic
*Dreamy sigh* Nicolas Maretti... I LOVE you.
Actually, Lexxi Callahan, I love this book. While I enjoyed the first book, Sweetened with A Kiss, I felt like there was more there where this author is concerned. (As in, I felt there was a lot more potential there.) Thank goodness, I was right. I truly enjoyed this tale of a super smart woman who hides the true extent of her intelligence from... pretty much everyone. Especially Nic Marietti, who she has had a mad crush on for as long as she can re...more
Here we have Nic. He's a 'love 'em and leave 'em' type guy. Seeing that Lizzie was way too young and inexperienced in book 1 to start a relationship, we learnt he held back, mind you, Lizzie's ...more
Lizzie who was a smart math teacher with a hint of sweet, funny, innocent and beautiful. Nic.....Italian, rich, sweet, alpha, playboy/bad boy rep and knows how to get the girl.
Their history are that they have known each other for years. Encountered at his sisters wedding and danced one dance, instantly attracted to each other but Lizzie was seventeen at the time. Later on in the y ...more
I loved this story! You've got a fabulous combination of sweet virginal Lizzie and suave, charming Nic -but who is really holding all the cards? One might expect it to b ...more
My review is a little mixed because I liked the characters sometimes but the plot was really choppy. There were parts where my reaction was WTF?!
Lizzie was extremely immature to me. It was her first relationship so this was understandable. All she wanted was sex and stability in the relationship but she didn't want to work at it. She hid her personality from Nic because he might not like the brainy part of her. She didn't trust the guy at all and had extreme s ...more
Lizzie was the most adorable math genius you could imagine, who has been enamoured with Nic Maretti since she first laid eyes on him. Sharing only a few dances with him at family functions had sealed the deal for her and just anyone else wouldn't do. The sad part is that Nic being older, never paid her much mind. Until he did!
Nic is a brilliant business man who is hard to tie d ...more
Miss Lizzie Sellers is officially an adult and in Princeton grad school for Math and has been waiting for her chance with her childhood crush Nic Maretti. Each of them have so many secrets behind their public persona, so it is a bit surprising that they feel betrayed when there are lies of omission after only a week of dating.
Solving for Nic started off strong. I was hooked from the beginning. All that was left was for the story to reel me in until I was done for. Unfortunately, the storyline started to waver about 20% in. By 26% I was no longer on that hook. In all honesty, the h got on my last nerve. She's a confused walking contradiction that often behaved immature. Granted she's twenty-one and immaturity is expected but she's supposed to be this brilliant mathematicia ...more
I think I am in the minority and I actually liked book 1 better than book 2. I would have liked Lizzie to respect that giant brain of hers a little more. We only got to see that side of her for a short time at the end. So far this series does have heroes that are right up my alley though. Love their growly, angry manliness. I would like Jared now, please. And maybe Grant??
Dancing with Jared was the equivalent of a spin class combined with an MMA session on steroids. Actually, it was better.
She really needed to Google how to be arm candy. She had no idea what she was doing.
“Goodnight, Nic.” She started to turn away from him, then turned back.
“You know ...more
Lizzie is a mathematical genius, who can definitely put on a party girl front. She hides her intell ...more
Not an unbiased five star....just was in the right mood and had the right environment to enjoy this book to its full extent...or even more.
This is the author’s second novel and I loved it just as much as the first one.
Nic Maretti is a tough, inscrutable businessman, who only completely trusts two people in his life – his PA and his head of security. He met Lizzie Sellers at a wedding when she was just 17, and he is ten years older than her. He was completely drawn to her, even though she is the polar opposite of the type of woman he normally goes for.
Lizzie fell for him at first sight. He ruined her for any ...more
Too bad it ...more
Okay, that happens early on, and he more than makes up for it all the rest of the book. He just a little too self-absorbed but once he comes around, he totally gets his girl. They are sweet and cute together, even when she is off-the-wall in her th ...more
Lizzie is about a decade younger than Nic. They met at a swanky social gathering years ago and danced together. At the time, Lizzie’s dad gave Nic that timeless, fatherly ...more