Nerd Gone Wild (Nerds #3)
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Nerd Gone Wild (Nerds #3)

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  1,705 ratings  ·  94 reviews
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 granddaug...more
Paperback, 395 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2005)
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Oct 10, 2008 Tammy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for fluff and a good laugh!
Recommended to Tammy by: Several of my GR friends =)
"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 J...more
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'...more
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...more
Alayna Dickerson
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...more
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...more
Catherine Crook
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...more
Review from Backchatting Books

Ally 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 dete...more
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,...more
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...more
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 bo...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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 photogra...more
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 wealth...more
Jul 15, 2011 Angie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: adult
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 tryi...more
Neha Oberoi
A romance set in the cold bowels of Alaska. A town with an obsession with sex (You have to occupoy yourself and once the winter sets in; what do u do?!)
Hunky nerd, S&M addict villain....Need I say more.

OOh and the poker...the strip poker..HOT!
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...more
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 s...more
Seriously Reviewed
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...more
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 excl...more
Anita Fleming
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,...more
Basic romance book. Was totally readable but nothing to get to excited over.
Cute, a little more explicit than I was expecting but it was cute anyway.
Book 3. I really enjoyed Vicki Lewis Thompson's "Nerd" series. Writing that flows easily, with quirky heroines and not-so-typical heroes. Fun books who's main characters get in trouble in unusual ways.

I was delighted to find a romance book that had nerdy, geeky guys as heroes instead of the tall-dark-handsome cookie-cutter hero. Thompson shows us all just how hot and sexy those geeks can be. I mean, just think of the possibilities with a lover who is intense, dedicated, unswerving and pays a gre...more
Cathryn Kellenberger
Typical dime store novel romance. Like all of the 'Nerd' books, it keeps to the same story line, very predictable. If you're looking for a good intellectual read, this is NOT what you're looking for. There is nothing deeper and honestly I'm really disappointed in these books. It's like she created them for people who have a nerd fetish...but didn't really do any research into them. Ugh. But, if you're looking for something a 3rd grader could read (but really shouldn't due to sexy parts) and want...more
Craptastic romance. 4 flaming poos.

It lied about making a nerd the main love interest. There is more to being a nerd than having bad hair and clothes. You can't put a motorcycle-riding jock with a cleft chin (what is with cleft chins anyway?? I hate them) in ugly duds and make him be an accountant for years and convince me he is a nerd. The guy was dumb. The guy was a meathead. The girl was no better. There was no chemistry, and the plot was a joke. Stay away from this book. >:(
Very charming cute and sexy story. I enjoyed the mixed bag of different characters and even the few oddballs the writer threw in for a some good outloud belly laughs. I do not want to give anything away, but my favorite part of the book was when one character got pulled over by a sheriff. Very funny! Repeatable to your spouse funny! :) This was a great read, and I off to find more books written by this author.
Kris Mcconville
I thought this was a really good book. I was a little shocked by the S&M of a couple of the characters that she put into a chapter. It was just like bam the book turned into a sizzling sex-capade adventure of S&M in an otherwise 'hot' book which was more erotic than anything.

Aside from not being prepared for that one chapter - I was very happy with the read and would read her books again.
Wanted to like but I kept thinking about the tv show "Northern Exposure" so all the weird character's were not new to me. The inn keeper was an old horn dog with a red brothel type room. Huh? The chemistry was was almost luke warm at best. I could of gotten into it more if I saw some growth emotionally in our heroine. I do like this author. Just not this series.
Well, the title is catchy, but I can't say this story did much for me. It was entertaining enough that I could finish it, but the cheesiness of the situation made me giggle too much. Every time Mitch called himself a PI, I laughed out loud. It just seemed silly to me. I had the same reaction every time someone called him a nerd -- people just don't talk that way.
Nancy Brady
Set in Alaska, this is a light contemporary romance between a fake "nerd" and an heiress. It is more graphic about sexual terms, but they always practice "safe sex" (always a good thing). The "nerd" is actually a private investigator/bodyguard to the heiress, but she just considers him nerdy until a game of poker goes awry.
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