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Nerd Girl

(Modern Girls #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  201 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Amy Jenkins is your typical bookish Nerd Girl. She believes her heart will be safer crushing on fictional characters than the real thing. As her bad luck would have it she runs into her favorite book boyfriend in the most unlikely of places.
Derrick Walker is a cover model for a world famous author. He has a busy schedule and never expected to have the girl of his dreams l
Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published August 18th 2015 (first published May 25th 2015)
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Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet-romance

Escape into my Reads Book Blog

*Arc provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

Jemma Bell’s debut novel Nerd Girl kept me entertained and glued to the pages. Amy Jenkins is a shy girl so used to blending into the background and day dreaming about her book boyfriends, but when she finds herself in the men’s washroom and bumps into Derrick Walker a cover model she is left embarrassed and humiliated, whilst Derrick is left reeling from his encounter with the beautiful nerd girl whose name h
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wonderful debut by new author!

I loved everything about this story. The plot is unique and very interesting. The characters are well developed and well written. The secondary characters do what they are supposed to do-- they support the story through wonderful details and create a depth which furthers the story. In other words, the characters make the story. Jemma Bell does a magnificent job of creating a world full of charm, laughter, sarcasm and witt. I look forward to many more stories from Ms
Robin Powers
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 4
Over All Rating: 4 Stars
Kindle eArc reviewed by Robin

Amy Jenkins is a self-proclaimed book nerd. Sneaking into the men’s bathroom at a book signing to quickly go pee, she runs into her favorite cover model Derrick Walker. The perfect way to meet your future book boyfriend/husband. Will her fantasy come true and Derrick be the dream man from her posters in real life?

“Nerd Girl Problem #101

That moment when you awkwardly run into the sexiest ma
Addyson Thompson
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nerd Girl…I’m not even sure where to start to express how much I LOVE this story by the fantastic upcoming Jemma Bell. I was given the honor of beta reading Nerd Girl and what an honor it is. Jemma is a fantastic new indie author you won't want to miss.

Amy, the book nerd and Derrick, the stunning cover model collide in the most spectacular of places…the men’s restroom. He’s seeking reprieve from his crazed fans and she’s seeking reprieve for her bladder. Words are exchanged and attraction flies,
3.5 rating

I was beyond ecstatic when I first heard of this one. I mean who here wouldn't want to get the chance to fall in love with some of our cover models? Anywho the storyline was all sorts or geeky romantic, but I think I was kinda off put by how egotistical the man was. Derrick at times really felt like a blundering caveman, or Tarzan. "Me Derrick p, you Amy" no he didn't talk like that but for me that's how he computed into my head. Even though it was throughly predictable it was still to
Aug 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved the story for the fun, witty, sexy banter between the characters. Amy is adorably entertaining and multi faceted. You think she's simply a cute, good girl, but as the story develops, you admire the strength she shows. Derrick of course is dreamy. Everyone needs a BFF like Layla. Pops and GG round out a fabulous supporting cast. I'm looking forward to more stories from this author and about these characters!
Stephen Walton
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
If this was this authors first novel she's made a good fist of it. Nothing more than a very sweet love story with the usual hiccup it was an enjoyable story with plenty of interest. Well written, although there was a couple of strange passages, the story flowed along and had a few steamy scenes to spice the tale up. Well worth it's 4*rating and worth a nice easy read.
Review to come
Jemma Bell
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it. Of course I loved It!!
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥

I stumbled across Nerd Girl when it was available for preorder, so as most book whores do, I preordered it since the blurb sounded pretty good. I mean come on a nerd and a book boyfriend cover model? I so wish that would happen to me in real life, well if I didn’t have that husband and all. If you are reading this my dear sweet husband, you know I love you. I read it a couple of days after it released and I absolutely LOVED it! I love when a nerd or geeky type c
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
Oh, I can't tell how much Nerd Girl was exactly the kind of book I needed to read right now! The last few books I've read have been awesome, but they were either dark or heavy and I really needed a light, funny read and that's what Nerd Girl was for me. It was absolutely fantastic and I looooved it!!

I found Nerd Girl on Facebook when one of my friends liked Ms. Bell's page and the cover and title instantly captured my attention. I wanted to read it right there and even more when I read a teaser
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Right turn Clyde! OMG...I couldn't get over this book! I laughed my a$$ off throughout the whole thing. My husband was looking at me like I was a cackling psycho! I loved Amy's character! She was a nice girl. Sweet and oh so sassy and woulnt take anyone walking all over her. She was a beautiful woman but was shy and didnt have much self confidence in herself. Derrick Walker is a cover model of romance books. Really hot and arrogant and sometimes an a$$hat. He can be really sweet and romantic and ...more
Aug 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a really great debut story! Amy's quirky nerdiness is excellently written. She's a nerd, but not a wimp. She's shy, but willing and able to stand up for herself. Derrick is not really what I would call an alpha. He's kind of... an alpha-in-training, or a good potential-alpha, but he never quite makes that leap. He's still got the makings of a great book boyfriend, however!

The story is well written & there are so many laughs!! The first 60% of the book is full of the quirky, the swee
Ani Bari
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Some of the ladies in my Book Blog swore by Nerd Girl said every Book nerd should read it.

I wasn't too sure what to expect but laughing from the start wasn't it. I was sat there from the first chapter shaking my head, chuckling and thinking 'oh my word, that's what I would do.' I spent a good chunk of the book with a little smile on my face without even realising it. Amy Jenkins is a straight no nonsense book nerd but she does have self image and confidence issues. She literally falls for Derric
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet and fresh romance that will leave you with a big smile on your face! There are plenty of funny moments including, but not limited to; Ben Wa balls, spandex (or lack there of), darts and roommates. There is also a scene-stealing BFF, a witch you will LOVE to hate and lots of sexy lovin'. Nerd Girl is definitely a page turner!

Amy... She was such a down-to-earth, genuine heroine... and I LOVED that about her! Her killer precision when throwing a red "passion" bead, the way she "Roared"
Kelly with Sugar Shack Book Blog
I was given a copy for an honest review.

I have been dying to get my hands on this book!! The very first teaser hooked me and once I read the blurb I knew this one was for me!!! Well Jemma did not disappoint, she actually blew me away!! This book was a perfect mix of everything I love in a great read! The characters and chemistry was amazing, I laughed out loud more times then I can count, and the story was truely captivating! I was sucked in from the first page until the end.

I honestly can not
Chianti Summers
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Gifted an ARC for an honest review! A debut among debuts! Jemma Bell created characters that felt so real. Amy a young book nerd that made me think about myself. I saw some characteristics in her that I had to laugh and say hey she could be describing me. Derrick is a hot, sexy and charismatic man. There is more to him than what is seen on the outside. You know the saying "don't judge a book by its cover." Well that is Derrick. Jemma Bell developed great side characters as well. I hope to see mo ...more
Heather andrews
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Derrick is a typical guy, with typical horny guy thoughts, "being a guy, I just tossed out the suggestion for a pole dancing class. I was half joking, but in reality, I’d love to see Amy’s body spinning around and sliding down a pole in a skimpy outfit. Of course, naked would be a hell of a lot better, but that’s not an option at the club." Derrick was seriously stupid at times I wanted to tell at him and hit him, I mean how could he not see what everyone else saw, GAHHH the boy frustrated me! H
Brittany Barr
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Um nerd girl problem #1 I LOVE NERD GIRL
this book definitely deserves 5 stars due to how uniquely it was written. First off Amy Jenkins is so relatable to many women these days. to feel plain and undeserving but deep down is dying for more. Also, to the best friend.. FINALLY ! a woman who is not afraid to use her fist for talking !!!! I would also like to add that I am so glad that there is finally a book with fantastic humor!!!! I mean I love a raunchy book but this book was halarious too!! wh
Heather Kallam
Mar 31, 2016 rated it liked it
It's hard for me to write this review because I really wanted to love this book but I ended up thinking it was just okay. It definitely had some funny moments and the first couple of chapters were great. But I think the style of the writing and the overuse of exclamation points (for some reason this bugged me) just didn't let me fall into the book like I wanted to. I ended up speed reading through the second half of it. But it had a cute concept and some hilarious parts and I probably would read ...more
Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great Debut

I saw this cover and I had to read it, quirky nerd girl meets Hot book cover model. Loved it this girl has the best personality, she's funny smart and beautiful in a nerd girl way.
Derrick was smitten the first time they met . The way they met had me lol.
This is a fun light read, I loved the characters and the friendships. There's humor and hot sex. Which btw even the sex scenes are funny. I look forward to more from this Author.
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read this on release day and loved it!
Amy is a young woman that a lot of women of any age can relate to. Especially those of the voracious reader variety! Derrick was more down to Earth than I expected for an up and coming fitness/cover model. The supporting characters are all well done.
I got frustrated with our hero`s blind, deaf & dumb view of Mitzi but it is dead on how men don`t see that type of behavior for what it is at the time.
Very excited for the next book :-)!
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Liked it

I rest liked this book. I would have loved it but Derrick got on my nerves most of the book. Although by he end of the book I loved him. Amy, oh Amy, she's great. She cracked me up. I actually laughed out loud while reading. I can not wait for Layla's books her and Riven are both funny!
Roanne Germaine
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Nerdy Stars!

This is an excellent debut novel from author Emma Bell. It's every book nerd 's fantasy romance love story. I loved the humor and the characters were all vibrant , including the villain bitch Mitzi. They all affect you as the story progresses. Even Clyde was adorable. I truly enjoyed this one. I can't wait to read her next books.
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious and Unique

Different, hysterical, fun and hot romance novel! Amy and Derrick sizzle!

The secondary characters rock, as well, and I can not wait to read every book in the series!

Recommended for everyone!
Lisa Pichner
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this read

I really enjoyed this read. What a great escape into this up and down love story of two unlikely match. This proves opposite do attract. Need a book to give you hope, encouragement this is the book. I highly recommend this book.
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was extremely pleased.

This book was a sleeper for me. Unassuming cover, not a lot of detail in the back cover blurb, but OMG a fantastic read. This book rocked. Not your typical romance, but a fabulous story. Give it a read, the characters have chemistry and make you smile.
Stacy McAskill
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Blown away that is is a debut novel, Jemma has written a great story that flows so well and keeps you engrossed. I'm looking forward to what comes next as this book was a joy to read
laura  Trott
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved the story between Derrick and Amy. It was the sweetest book and I can't wait for another book by this talented author. A must read for all book fanatics.
Jennifer Ellis
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Nerd Girl by Gemma Bell is the first book in her Modern Girl series

Amy is at a book fair when she literally runs into the object of all her bookish fantasies, Derrick Walker. Her best friend Layla sets it up so the her and Amy take a poll dancing exercise class in the gym where Derrick works.

That is where the relationship begins. Derricks manager Mitzi has plans for him thought and they don’t include Amy.

Can the Nerd Girl and the Handsome Hunk make their relationship work?

I had mixed emotions
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