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Solving for Nic (Southern Style #2)

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  235 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
Lizzie Sellers has a plan that includes finishing graduate school in theoretical math, solving one of the world's most important mathematical questions, and winning a Fields Medal all before she's thirty. Her plan does not include a happily ever after with an Italian billionaire playboy she's been crushing on since she was seventeen. When she meets him again at her brother ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published December 5th 2014 by Callahan Publishing
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Sep 28, 2015 Vashti rated it it was amazing
I only have a few words to say about this little gem.What a simply beautiful little romance that I read today.Lizzy and Nic were the perfect match for each other.
Ivy Deluca
The second book in the Southern Style series features Lizzie Sellers, the sister of the hero from Sweetened with a Kiss, and Nic Maretti, a suave billionaire family friend (well, his sister married her friend/distant relation Rogan). They met when she was seventeen and he was twenty seven. Four years later, romance happens….

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
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Solving for Nic is an adorably steamy and humorous small town southern romance featuring a young brilliant math geek and a ‘worldy’ slightly jaded playboy who discover that love has no definite rules. Fans of this series will remember Lizzie and Nic from book one-Sweetened With A Kiss. Too young to pursue when they first met, Nic waits until Lizzie is legal and then sweeps her off her feet. A few small misunderstandings provide some conflict but on the whole, Nic and Lizzie are intelligent, hone ...more
3.5 stars

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
Great story! A smooth and sweet reading with many spices. If you've read Sweetened With a Kiss(Southern Style, #1), you must remember Lizzie, she is not only Stefan's sister but also Jen's best friend. This is her story!
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
Penny Watson
Nov 24, 2014 Penny Watson rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars, rounded up

Lexxi Callahan is a genius at creating sexual chemistry. I love the attraction between smarty-pants sweet heroine and smoky hot hero.

More later!

Three Chicks
Dec 30, 2014 Three Chicks rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

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
What a romantic and beautiful romance. This was a very sweet romance and one filled with chemistry and sexual tension. Oh hot too!! :)

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
Jul 14, 2015 Megan rated it it was ok
Go ahead and skip this one. I only read this book because I accidentally bought it with Amazon One Click after getting the first one in the series, Sweetened With A Kiss, for free.

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,
Libby Harrison
*ARC provided by Author for Honest Review*

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Star Ratings:

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
Plot: 2.5/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: no – although the h admits to purposefully flirting with Other Man (OM) in front of OM’s wife and Nic
Jan 28, 2015 Mandy rated it really liked it

*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

After reading book 1 in this series, I was really looking forward to book 2. I can't say this book was as good as the first one, it was like the author put a lot of work into the first one to get it right, but this one seemed to be all over the place. I tried to keep up, I really did, but its a busy book 2!

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
5 romantic and beautiful stars!!. Sweet romance with chemistry and some sexual tension that ends up extremely hot!!

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
Maria Rose
This steamy contemporary (bordering on erotic!) romance is the story of Lizzie and Nic. Nic's been waiting for Lizzie to turn 21 and now that she has, he wants to show her how good they can be together, something Lizzie has been dreaming about for years. But will a passionate fling be enough or will they both end up wanting 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
Dec 17, 2014 Arshia rated it it was ok
Review copy provided by NetGalley.

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
Nualla Dasilva
After reading about Jen and Stefan I was hoping to read more about about Nic and Lizzie. And I got everything I wanted.

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
Contemporary romance with a jaded super rich guy who has been checking out his friend's little sister but has waited until she turns twenty one before jumping her bones.
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.
Dec 20, 2014 Bea rated it it was ok
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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
Jan 25, 2015 Jen rated it liked it
Shelves: callhan, mucho-money
Nic and Lizzie
3.5 stars

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??
Fairly good story but overall not a style I enjoyed. See my updates and the quotes below for info. Some parts were great but there was enough I did not like to just make this a 3 star book for me.

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, bella.”
“Goodnight, Nic.” She started to turn away from him, then turned back.
“You know
Jan 21, 2016 Lori rated it really liked it
I truly enjoyed Lizzie and Nic's story, even more than Jen and Stefan from the first book. Nic was such a likeable man. He was behind the scenes in various dealings, but when we see what he has done (although he says he still made money off those dealings), the people he affected were normal everyday people. You can see he has a yearning to belong, to be loved. He is a major swoon worthy character.

Lizzie is a mathematical genius, who can definitely put on a party girl front. She hides her intell
Aug 05, 2015 Tinsoni rated it it was amazing
First book in the series was the epitome of intensity....this one of warmth...all in love. Nic was fierce and vulnerable....Lezzie loving and loyal....perfect.

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.
Nov 28, 2015 Niki rated it it was ok
Could have been much better. I wanted to see more of the h's genius; didn't really like that it was mostly an afterthought
Deanna Manning
Jan 13, 2015 Deanna Manning rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I loved this book and will definitely recommend it to my friends. Loved Nick and really liked that it was a stand alone book. Really starting to hate all the books that are drawn out.
Jan 11, 2015 Katherina rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
The book is the second installment in a series and I haven't read the first one. I might have liked the book better having read the first one, but I'm not sure. Lizzie is so immature, I can't understand why a billionaire playboy like Nic would be attracted to her. Yes, she's a brilliant mathematician, but she hides that side from him. While reading, my 18 month old son played with my kindle and fast forwarded me quite a bit. It took me a few chapters to realize that I missed some chapters ... no ...more
Caroline F
Dec 24, 2015 Caroline F rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved this story!

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
A surprisingly steamy, more complex than average, and very well written contemporary romance set in a very sultry Louisiana, with a smashing trip to Key Largo in between. I was expecting a hokey, satisfying Harlequin romance to gobble up mindlessly but this book was much better than that. The writing was stellar, the character development substantial, and did I mention the steam factor? Whheeewwww. Not to mention it involves my favorite scenario of the Nerd Girl who gets the Alpha :-)

Too bad it
Feb 28, 2015 Dar rated it really liked it
It was an okay love story, only one major issue, and it was with him. After lusting for our heroine since she was underage, once things finally happen, he just moves on with his life as he normally does and takes up with a new relationship - really?!?!

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
Janell Sutherland
Feb 03, 2015 Janell Sutherland rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I like books about geeks and nerds. This book features Lizzie, a math genius at Princeton, and Nic, her brother’s friend who is also a totally rich real estate developer and heir to an Italian vineyard. Although Lizzie spent most of the book hiding her nerdy side and portraying a more ditzy version of herself, I still liked her.

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
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