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Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me

(Love Stories #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  488 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Scotty Williams is the nerdiest 17-year-old at Havensdale College - and proud of it. However being a nerd can have its downsides, particularly when you're constantly being targeted by the school bully Taylor Raven and his cronies. As Scotty tries to navigate his final college years with the aid of his best friend Olive, he also finds himself on the radar of the mysterious ...more
Kindle Edition, 417 pages
Published October 12th 2015
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Becky Jerams Thank you soooo much for such lovely feedback <3 I'm so happy you enjoyed the book. The sequel to Nerd is currently being edited and I'm hoping to rel…moreThank you soooo much for such lovely feedback <3 I'm so happy you enjoyed the book. The sequel to Nerd is currently being edited and I'm hoping to release it officially later this year (aiming for October) :) xx(less)

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Katrina Passick Lumsden
So much useless melodrama. I wanted to like this story because, hello, who doesn't like the "nerd gets the mysterious bad boy with a heart of gold" trope? Who, I ask you? Who? But thanks to some seriously mediocre writing and character crafting, this one falls short of the mark. I couldn't like Scotty. At all. He's a lying liar who lies, and he's too stupid to realize that at some point, those lies have to stop. Scotty is a coward and he didn't deserve Vincent.

Then again, Vincent had a knack fo
Trisha Harrington
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-ya, 4-stars
4 stars!

Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me is a really nice YA story that I enjoyed reading.

Our MC, Scotty, is openly gay and the target of three school bullies. He has a history with one of the bullies, the main bully, Taylor. I can’t say I was expecting the history, to be honest. Normally I can tell something like that is coming, but apart from a little niggle right before, there was nothing. It was nice to be surprised.

I liked Scotty a lot. He wasn’t the perfect MC you sometimes read about. H
Kudrat Kaur
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone and Anyone
I loved this, took me less than a day to finish reading it.

Where shall I start?

The characters -
Vincent is truly one of the cutest characters I have come across so far in any of the MM Romance books I've read so far.
Scotty - He really took you along on his roller coaster ride of emotions which went from A-Z.
Olive & Alexis - The epitome of the words "best friend"

It was kind of cute how hard Scotty tried to talk his way out of his growing feelings for Vincent, even though it was so obvious to ever
DNF the second time around, which means that I'm lowering my rating to 2 stars instead of my original 3.
I was really annoyed with the behaviour of Scotty, his best friend AND Taylor this time around, and I SERIOUSLY do not understand how Taylor kept getting away with it, especially because Scotty had vast opportunities to tell someone!
What clinched the DNF for me, was the boohoo-highlight where the MC is saying that nobody helps him..........
Because you didn't tell anyone, you doughnut!
Also the
“I’m someone who’s sick of bullies like you throwing your weight around all the time. I’ve been scared of people like you my whole life and I’m done with it!”

I started this ebook after lunch and couldn’t put it down until almost 1 am. I had the urge to finish it; I was so scared about the ending that I kept going because I needed to know that everything was going to be okay in the end. I couldn’t go to sleep not knowing what was going to happen after one chapter. Maybe that chapter was a happy o
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me on wattpad late february this year and I instantly fell in love with it. To be honest, wattpad had never really impressed me at the time. I never found a book that I truly liked. But then, I discovered RTLANLM and I couldn't be happier.

This story brings out so much emotions and I am so impressed with all the different characters. You really could feel the love between the author and the characters.

Everytime I got home from school I would lie down in bed und
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so everyone needs to stop what they're doing and buy this book right now.
Read it and love it.
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I didn’t know exactly what I was expecting from this book, but this was not it! And that’s a good thing, oh, such a good thing. I will admit that it took me a bit to actually understand where I stood in the story, not being familiar at all with the british school system, it took me a while. It was also a challenge to familiarize myself with all the british slur and that kind of stuff, but I got there ;-) .

The writing is pretty impressive, it really surprised me how easily I
Dear author, please, please, DON'T use CAPS all the time. I had the feeling that Olive (but also the others) KEPT SHOUTING AT ME. Drove me NUTS.
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Another from my backlog. I read this nearly a year ago and I remember enjoying it quite a lot, but I just read it again and I’m happy to report that it stands up to a second read. Though I did have trouble keeping the story straight in my head because I read TT Kove’s More Than Words around the same time and they have some similar plot points.

Anyway... Reasons is about Scotty, a proud, gay nerd and the time he seduced the two hottest boys at school. Not really, but kind of. There was quite a bit
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Overall Rating: 8/10 (4/5 stars)
Plot: 9/10
Characters: 8/10
Writing: 7/10
Originality: 8/10

I was slightly wary of this book, because the summary looks a bit predictable. However, I was mostly wrong! There were parts of this book that I could not stop reading. I also love LGBT representation in all forms, and I think Jerams does a good job of showing both sides of acceptance. The plot is definitely more complex than I expected, with twists and turns at every corner, and of course the romance is ext
Linda ~ they got the mustard out! ~
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Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

A wonderful, heartwarming - and at times heart wrenching story of friendship and love.
Have a box of tissues handy, just in case!
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
"I was the pale, scrawny, homosexual nerd. The easy target. I should have been feeling sorry for myself and wishing I was anyone else at that moment in time. But instead, I smiled at my own reflection."

How not appreciate a book when the main character is so strong despite all his small flaws, so cheerful despite all the sadness in his heart, corageous yes sometimes terrified? Because this is what Scotty is: an adorable, caring and good natured boy (sometimes even too god natured) obliged to
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reasons To Read Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me

The plot was very interesting! When I first heard about this book, I immediately added it to my TBR. It's very enjoyable and a bit of a light read. It wasn't hard to get into the book that I found myself reading it in one sitting!

The characters were easy to understand and relate to, not to mention diverse! I enjoyed reading about them! Scotty was very relatable and I love that he's open about himself, even though he's bit of an introvert. Olive was t
Joyfully Jay
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wendy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.75 stars

I’m going to start this review out by mentioning that this book is 500+ pages – it’s a long novel – but, I have to say that it hooked me from the first paragraph and kept me interested from start to finish!

The story is told from Scotty’s POV. Scotty is one of the smartest students on campus. Despite “hanging out” in the athletic closet waiting for his best friend Olive to rescue him, Scotty is out and proud. A total nerd, he spends his spare time playing games wi
You know the books where you have a lot to gripe about? But, at the same time, you can't put the book down? Yeah. That's where I am with Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me.

Let me start with saying that on the surface this book was made for me. Scotty is geeky and adorable and out. Vincent is hot and loving and doesn't give two craps about how dorky his boyfriend is. Anyone who knows my reading tastes knows that I am all about the adorableness and these guys had it.

Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow... just wow. I am in love with how amazing this story turned out!! Especially with the character development that emerged as the story progressed. Each character had their own personality (which is sometimes hard to find in a book) and a relatable past that left me squirming in my seat. I was constantly on the edge of my seat, leaning foreword in anticipation and awe, almost unable to set the book down ( or the iPad I read it from ^-^) unless I was interrupted. And the setting! Oh the settin ...more
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I must say, for a debut Becky Jerams did a fantastic job! This story perfectly captures the teen angst, school cliques and the pain of going through that time of life when you don't fit in to the expectations of others, especially from the point of view of a gay teen. While there are a few things that were slightly annoying (to be expected in most books that are set in an upper teenage environment), and the story could probably have been trimmed a bit as it felt longer than it rea ...more
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books
The beautiful author Becky Jerams asked me if I could read and review her book – Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me – and I happily agreed.

I will start with my overall thoughts, and they basically boil down to me being a pile of happy mush. This is an incredibly cute Young Adult romance which borders on New Adult because of the content. I am giving this 4.5/5 stars.

I haven’t read many stories that revolve around GLBT characters – mainly because not a lot exists yet – so this was refreshing and inter
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This could have been quite a decent, cute little YA story IF it were slimmed down to about half the length.

There's just not anywhere near enough story to justify the word count of this. Seriously.
As it stands, all the good in it (and there is some) is swamped by the rambling, long-winded and heavy handed way it's written. Every least tiny event is trumped up into an overly-dramatic disaster, flogged long beyond death with angst. There's no surprises because our smart, sensitive and incredibly in
I wasn't sure about dropping this one, but I just can't seem to go on. It was okay at the beginning, but this book felt way too much like the stereotypical fan fiction that I read almost a thousand times, so I lost interest pretty fast. It doesn't help that it's long. Too long for what it tells, really. It's not badly written just... boring, I guess. It's cute if it's your first time with m/m romance and you aren't familiar with fan fictions, otherwise it's mostly tiring and cliché.
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome. I hardly read books because they don't catch my attention but the moment I read this book it totally caught my attention and I managed to finish at book with 53 chapters in 3 days(which is surprising because I don't usually even read books!!)
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

4 stars

I just ♡ this story.
the struggles the bullying the happy times finding love
and losing it finding a second chance at love, friendships.

Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-english
So cute !
i will read the next one for sure !
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me
Author: Becky Jerams
Publisher: Becky Jerams
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: October 12, 2015
Genre(s): College/High School Male/Male Romance
Pages: 508 pages
Heat Level: # 1 flames out of 5
Story Rating: # 5 stars out of 5

Scotty Williams is the nerdiest 17-year-old at UK-based Havensdale College - and proud of it. However being a nerd can have its downsides, particularly when you're constantly being targeted by the school bully Taylor Raven an
Jenn (not Lily)
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ku
Amazing debut book! This might be the best YA I've ever read -- the writing is flawless, the characters are wonderfully complex, and the relationships...holy crap, all the FEELS in the relationships! Beautiful job, keep writing!
Dec 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on [] dna Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me made my heart grow three sizes that day. This was such a smart and real YA read. The tale of Scotty, an out and proud teen with an accepting mother and a small core group of friends, actually resembled real life and didn't contain a large amount of typical YA tropes. The world built was very real and the characters well defined. The pacing had some issues, but they were minor. For example at times a few we ...more
A.M. Leibowitz
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, 5-star, fiction, blog-review, ya
I’m a big fan of YA, and I often like the associated tropes in a good young adult contemporary romance. This book hits all the high points for me: Opposites attract, a bullied kid who’s stronger than he knows, a bad boy with a heart of gold, and best friends who meddle just the right amount. There’s a collection of quirky, interesting side characters, a Really Big Secret, and a happily-for-now ending. There are dozens of reasons to love this book and its nerdy hero.

Virtually anything I say about
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Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams
4 stars
M/M YA Romance
Triggers: Bullying, Abuse
I was given this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.

This is a sweet YA story. There is so much drama that you can't help but laugh and remember high school. Despite them calling their school college, I still felt that they were high schoolers in maturity. Scotty and Olive and the fearsome twosome - they would die for each other and protect each other with such a fierceness that you don't thi
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Becky Jerams (born June 26th, 1987) is a writer and musician from Portsmouth, UK. Her debut novel "Reasons To Love A Nerd Like Me" was featured on the website Wattpad where it gained many loyal readers and over two million hits. After receiving such an overwhelming response for her writing, she released the new and improved edition of her story as an official eBook through Kindle Direct Publishing ...more

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