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Talk Nerdy to Me

(Nerds #5)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,627 ratings  ·  99 reviews
Fashion model Eve Dupree is fed up with being labeled "the pretty one" while her sister's called a genius. Eve's got loads of brilliant ideas, not the least of which is the invention she's building in her garage. But when she turns to the nerd next door to help get it off the ground, she finds herself on dangerous ground.

Charlie Shepherd has discovered that there's more to
Paperback, 357 pages
Published February 7th 2006 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 That was some nerdy goodness Stars

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It's about motherfuckin' time! OMG I thought this series was going to fail me til the end, but this book was a nerdy winner! I loved this book. This right here was what I expected when I started this series. I was in nerd heaven. Finally!

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I loved the story line. Loved both the hero and the herione Charlie and Eve. They were both nerds and it was so cute. And when they would have sex and talk nerd dirty( which was them talking engineer speak about testing thei
May 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
This is the fifth of the Nerds series by Vicki Lewis Thompson, and possibly the weakest so far. The books are linked by theme, rather than by events, so they can easily be read out of order. While it was a fun read, I don't think I'd be missing anything if I'd skipped it.

This book is about a pair of nerds. Eve Dupree is a fashion model and high school dropout, but she really wants to be an inventor. Charlie Shepherd is leaving his tiny Connecticut hometown for a job at the Hoover Dam, but is sid
Apr 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm a big fan of this series and in this book we have a nerd fashion model and a nerd engineer. We also have a nefarious cousin and his "assistants", a alien abductee who is now totally liberated sexually and two sisters who are raking in the dough with their X-rated bakery goods. I am reading this for a challenge, but it is really comic relief from all the romantic-suspense I normally read. It started out as a fun read, but ended up being just plain boring.
Robin Reynolds / October Woman
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Is it just me, or are these Nerds books becoming less and less about characters who actually are real nerds, and more and more about sex?

The synopsis above sums it up pretty well, so I'm not going into a description of the plot. Suffice it to say, Eve and Charlie meet, then lust after each other. Eve is new in town and thrilled to have found a place in a cozy homey little middle American town, away from the bright lights/big city of her usual life. Charlie has lived in said town his whole life
This review was originally posted on Backchatting Books

This book is really really cheesy. Reasons why:

1. It reads like one long sex scene interspersed with a teeny tiny bit of plot
2. The heroine is a supermodel and closet geek who has invented a hovercraft in her spare time that runs on vegetable scraps because it is important to be green
3. Really weird neighbour with sex fetish who seems to think she has been abducted by aliens
4. Hero's wearing motorcycle chaps becomes a huge focus for the nove
Apr 05, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance, read-in-2010
Genre: Romance

This book was a waste of time. It had none of the charm of _Nerd in Shining Armor_ nor the humor of some of the other titles in the “Nerd” series. I am usually very good at suspending disbelief. Not this time. I didn’t believe in the heroine at all. Didn’t believe should could be an incredibly successful model AND genius inventor all rolled into one. She barely pays attention to her career or her looks – they’re just a way to earn money. This philosophy is completely at odds with t
May 30, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2013
For "nerds", everyone in this book was really simple-minded. This is my first romance novel and I am hoping for some campy gems but even I have a stupidity threshold. Like, characters who are complete dumbfucks i.e., "who is doing the bad thing? I suspect every single character except for the one person who is doing the bad thing" also "we are grown adults who are attracted to each other, let us make winky faces at each other while we repeat, again and again, the word 'penetration' until the emb ...more
Oct 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
I remember liking this a lot more, but this was not good. I only save one-star ratings for books that I feel should never have been published, this wasn't quite that bad.

This book is full of grating stereotypes, and all of the characters are juvenile. The plot is contrived, and the development of the story is incredibly uneven. I realize this can be said about all trashy romance novels (I use this term with affection, not derision), but this book is far more offensive of these literary offenses
Jul 03, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This was my first Adult romance novel that I've ever read and I have to say that it was tame in comparison to what adult romance novels could be. I did laugh throughout the book over the dialoge and the characters. The nerdy talk was hilarious and I didn't realize how engineering could be hot. ha. ha.

I read this on a cruise and it was a great fun light read for the beaches.
Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
*sigh* This book just didn't do it for me, and I love nerdy men! Oh why couldn't the author have been more entertaining? I swear I yawned through half of this book. :( At least the sex was...creative.
Jenn *loves dragons and wolves*
This was an entertaining read. A little too much nerdy sex talk but the main story was interesting and the mystery twist was good. I love a good mystery however this was good not great.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
finished 11/18/17. very quick read. liked the title and didn't realize it was part of a series. i found the "nerdy model" to be a little over the top (just reminded me a little too much of Jessica Rabbit's "i'm not bad, i'm just drawn this way." The characters were mostly fun and interesting (view spoiler). All in all, it was an ok read, but not one I'd search out to read again.
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cute story

Funny story about a genius pack rat and a guy who just wants to do something different in his life. The author portrays the characters perfectly, the side characters are a lot of fun. Definitely will read more from this author.
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fun set of nerds

Not only nerds, but an alien abductee, a couple of moms with naughty pastries, sibling rivalry, pool playing, and interesting men.
Lots of little twists and turns make this a fun story. I like that they actually communicated.
Sandy Lipinski
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The characters are believable and thought out. There's humor ,adventure and romance. Two nerds work out their problems together.
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. entertaining, but utterly ridiculous!
Apr 07, 2019 rated it liked it
As someone that doesn't often read romance novels, this one was just okay. It's very cheesy but super easy and light reading if that's what you're looking for.

Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's really hard to balance nerdiness (is that a word) sexy they shouldn't blend so well but Ms Thompson made it look easy!
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done
This was such a fun read. Highly recommend
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: not-recommended
Relationships & emotions are just too unrealistic. Lots of talking about sex, but no genuine feeling of romance or sexual tension - quite boring really. 5/10
Feb 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
A Review of Sorts

The Sum-It-Up Pyramid:
--Six words: So bad it makes you laugh.
--Five words: Ack! This was really published?!
--Four words: This is unbelievably bad!
--Three words: Trying too hard.
--Two words: Please stop.
--One word: Vulgar!
(And I skipped the naughty parts and still thought it vulgar!)

Reason for Book’s Selection:
I bought some books in a bag sale, and when I picked this one up, I thought it was chick-lit, NOT SMUT. So, I accept most of the respons
Sara ♥
This book was cute, but pretty darn silly... and quite naughty!

Between the name of the pool place Charlie frequents, his mom and aunt's naughty bakery... Charlie and Eve's thoughts... The next-door neighbor (Eunice) who was supposedly abducted by sex aliens, and Charlie's cousin (Rick) who's a total horn-ball... I think sex was mentioned every 5 words, either directly or indirectly. That's a bit much for me. Plus, Eunice/Rick's... errr... adventures... were really... over the top and a bit scar
Jul 29, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Let me just put this out there… a confession (that will be no shock to Nica 40). I like romance novels. As an educated and modern woman, I used to look down my nose at the trashy harlequins, the bawdy bodice rippers, the dime store dishes, the…. Well, you get the idea. But one day a good friend of mine pointed out that I was unduly biased against the romance genre. “How can you claim to be a thoughtful human being, all the while rejecting something you have never tried and know nothing about?” s ...more
Diah Didi
Jul 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, contemporary, series
I love man with glasses, perhaps because I wear it myself.
So I was excited reading these nerd series.

Ini buku ke-2 dari seri Nerd yang saya baca setelah Gone With The Nerd.
Ceritanya sih lumayan. Dan tokoh ceweknya (yang pekerjaan sebelumnya adalah model) nggak cuma cantik tapi juga pinter.
Tapi entah kenapa nggak seantusias baca Gone With The Nerd.
Di sini agak males karena belum apa-apa mereka udah tertarik secara seksual. Dan fokusnya mereka akhirnya ya ke situ aja. Nggak heran sih mengingat tem
Nov 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is my all-time favorite from this series! It was so refreshing to have the female protagonist be a nerd. Eve Dupree is a fashion model, and no one will allow her to step outside of that role. So she's turned into something of a garage inventor, and someday she plans on proving them all wrong. Charlie Shepherd meets Eve when something explodes in her garage as he's driving home from work. It's an apt beginning - their relationship is nothing short of explosive itself. I especially loved that ...more
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fashion model Eve Dupree is fed up with being labeled "the pretty one" while her sister's called a genius. Eve's got loads of brilliant ideas, not the least of which is the invention she's building in her garage. But when she turns to the nerd next door to help get it off the ground, she finds herself on dangerous ground.

Charlie Shepherd has discovered that there's more to Eve than meets the eye. But it's not just her body he likes--it's those sexy brains of hers. Romance is a complication he do
Elley Murray
Jun 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This one was pretty adorable. After reading 4 of these Nerds books by Vicki Lewis Thompson, it's clear to me that Ms. Thompson likes her men to have thick, tousled/messy brunette hair, that all nerds have problems with their vision (and that corrective lenses, be they glasses or contacts, are a key part of what makes them nerds), and that a good man gives his woman at least one orgasm (but usually 2 or 3) before fulfilling his own satisfaction.

That being said, I liked this one. :) So far #1, #2,
Feb 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
Lord help me from writers who don't seem to know anything about their subject. I got eyestrain from the extreme eyerolling that I did while reading this book. By far the worst in the Nerd series, the only one I found painful to read. I could have gone along witha model who's also a genius inventor, if it weren't for the fact that the author had her inventing not only a hovercraft prototype, but the propulsion system and a biofuel as well? One wasn't enough, she has to invent all three? AND she's ...more
Seriously Reviewed
Jan 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Holy Hot Nerds, Ladies!!!!!!!! What a hoot! I have to say that my love for Ms Thompson's nerds started several years ago when I picked up Nerd Gone Wild. It was the first one I read in the series and I loved it. Now I have read other "series" books and have most of the time been disappointed by the ones that come after, but not in this case! I laughed, my heart fluttered and I felt all warm and fuzzy at the end.

I would STRONGLY recomend this book to anyone who enjoys a good lite-hearted read wit
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