The Nerd and the Marine

The Nerd and the Marine What does a to the core orphaned Marine have in common with an introverted electronics expert with too much family A dog named Bentley Her sister talks Lainy Morrison self proclaimed nerd into cari

  • Title: The Nerd and the Marine
  • Author: D.R. Grady
  • ISBN: 9781463764999
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • What does a to the core, orphaned Marine have in common with an introverted electronics expert with too much family A dog named Bentley Her sister talks Lainy Morrison, self proclaimed nerd, into caring for Captain Mitch Monahan s dog while he s deployed The pair get to know one another through e mails, family DVDs, and pictures Can love overcome old fears and sustainWhat does a to the core, orphaned Marine have in common with an introverted electronics expert with too much family A dog named Bentley Her sister talks Lainy Morrison, self proclaimed nerd, into caring for Captain Mitch Monahan s dog while he s deployed The pair get to know one another through e mails, family DVDs, and pictures Can love overcome old fears and sustain a relationship formed an ocean apart

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    1. 4.25 stars!This was super cute and sweet. I really enjoyed it. The hero and heroine were very sweet, good and likable. The heroine's big family was tons of fun. I definitely will read more in the series. I am hoping the other books have virgin heroes too, or at least we don't hear about the men's pasts. This was very clean (the characters never have sex) so I am thinking I won't be getting a lot of detail about the heroes' sexual exploits. lol. I do agree with other reviewers who said the ideali [...]

    2. This was a cute read. I felt that how military was explained was a little OTT IE everyone that goes into it is amazing, good people that want to do right by the world etc etc. While I agree we should be grateful for our fellow Americans that choose to serve Preaching about it to me in a book is not needed and negates what is trying to be said due to annoyance after awhile at least more than once or twice is just way to much.Otherwise I enjoyed it because the book was mostly around emails back an [...]

    3. The beginning of this book was super cute. The first third put a big cheesy smile on my face. It was headed into possible 5 start territory. Then the story ran into pacing issues and stalled out a little. The story has a big cast of characters and I'm guessing is part of a large companion series. Maybe if I'd read all of them I'd have been more engaged with the details about all of them and their day to day activities. However, since this was my first book there was just too much about too many [...]

    4. Cute story idea with lots of promise but way to squeaky clean for me. Half of the time I felt like I was reading about a relationship between 14 year olds. The other half, a relationship between 70 year olds. (What 30 year olds need a group of chaperons?)I am the wife of someone in the militaryybe because his military career is a job to us and not a lifestyle, it was impossible to not roll my eyes when talking about his life as a marine. Also, when a group of men get together in the desert, it's [...]

    5. This book was sweet and old-fashioned, and I mean that in the best way. A bit unrealistic, but then so are most romances. :) I love the epistolary format! It's uncommon in modern romances, but it's one of my favorite formats. There are some things that I think would've made me like this book even more. This seems like kind of a long list, but keep in mind that I gave this four ("really liked it") stars. I DID really like it. These are just personal preferences:(view spoiler)[1) Instead of the "n [...]

    6. This book is lovely and warm. It is feels like an early book for a writing beginning to get her fully voice and craft. It is longer than it needs to be, has a side plot that could not have existed and been replaced with more emotional depth. or been intensified to create rounder characters. It has great character development but the physicality of the characters seems off. The writer writes the book in a combination of emails, videos, and live action. The balance could be better between these el [...]

    7. Usually I don't go for books that are sweet. This is sickeningly sweet!! But I loved it. The characters got to know each other through a series of letters and photos. As a pet owner I think the hardest thing to do would be to drop your dog off at a shelter. That's how the two meet. Through the dog!! This book was only .99 cent so it was worth the price. The authors book get progressively higher with each installment into this family. I think I will eventually buy them as well.

    8. Another solider to civilian letter correspondence story, but this one was unlike the others in so many ways. This story was a seriously slow romance wise, there was absolutely zero sex or sexual talk in any way. There wasn't insta anything, they silently acknowledged their attraction to each other but there wasn't any exaggerated lust when seeing a photo of the other for the first time. The hero was sweet and sensible, he felt very grown up and masculine. Compared to a lot of heroes I read, he w [...]

    9. This book was sweet and old-fashioned, and I mean that in the best way. A bit unrealistic, but then so are most romances. :) I love the epistolary format! It's uncommon in modern romances, but it's one of my favorite formats. There are some things that I think would've made me like this book even more. This seems like kind of a long list, but keep in mind that I gave this four ("really liked it") stars. I DID really like it. These are just personal preferences:(view spoiler)[1) Instead of the "n [...]

    10. I gave this book a four, because it made me laugh out loud, and I'll probably read it again. It's definitely worth picking upEVER, I really should've rated it more like three stars, because it has some issues. First is the abrupt ending. For another thing, there were too many things that were 'easy' for example, he sends her a picture of his company, asks her to circle which one he is, and she gets it RIGHT without ever having seen him before. Um. not thinking so.I also have issues with Marines [...]

    11. Ok, this is one of those books.You know the one I'm talking about. Looks good, sounds sweet, has a cute cover, but you get it as a gift from a friend and thanks her while putting it on your library and on your almost - close - to - infinite - but- somehow- yet- lacking- to - be -read list. And you put it off. Again and again. Because there are so much more interesting looking and sounding books, right? And you've got so little time, so much stuff going on. You'll get around it sometime, you tell [...]

    12. DNF.This book has a cute premise and likable characters. It has a bit of the epistolary novel about it, which I love, as well as a big, crazy family, which I also love. Plus, a dog!! Yay plot dogs!! It is also twee, poorly edited, and requires some sort of heavy-duty crane on which to suspend your disbelief.I mean, I love my tropes. I also try not to poke holes in books because, come on. If you're reading a romance novel you're probably not in it for the realism. But so much is taken to the extr [...]

    13. synopsis:mitch has been sent on deployment to iraq and has to leave his dog behind. the woman at the shelter that he leaves him with talks her sister into taking the dog, and lainy starts communicating back and forth with mitch, talking about bentley to start with. lainy has a large, troublesome family whom she loves dearly and as she and mitch get to know one another better, they all get in the action with sending mitch things, such as cookies, video games, dvds of lainy. as mitch slowly falls [...]

    14. Cute and sweetThis was a really cute romance book, very clean (too clean for me I'm afraid). Sometimes I forgot how old the main characters were as they acted very young for their supposed age. This book felt almost like a YA book. Lainy was this nerd but hot girl, sorry woman, who isn't really aware she is hot. I didn't buy her character completely, she was too clueless to be real. Furthermore, she had two relationships that went bad both of which were in her early years and because of those sh [...]

    15. I loved the idea of this book, but certain aspects were simply too unbelievable. Both protagonists come off as naive when it comes to relationships. While I can understand being uncertain about some things, some of their thoughts were completely unrealistic. The male POV was so innocent, a prepubescent boy would be more likely to swear or have a sexual thought It just wasn't an accurate portrayal of a male in their thirties. The romance and interactions between the protagonists seem like they co [...]

    16. I really liked the book (mostly because I'm a sappy dope), but it's very choppily written and would really benefit from being given to another editor or two. Other than some choppy word choice that made me cringe and the very unrealistic emotions displayed in the beginning the book gets exponentially better (gets a lot better very quickly). There's some random things thrown in for conflict that just doesn't really mesh with the story itself. Saying all of that please note that I DID read the boo [...]

    17. This has to be one of the sweetest stories I have ever read! Don't panic, by sweet, I don't mean boring and sugary-gaggingly yucky. I was drawn in from the first page and only stopped reading to sleep when I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. Mitch and Lainy belong together, out at the lake, with a carton of root beer and Bentleyby their side. I enjoyed when they became 'your's' just as the emails had proclaimed.

    18. I really enjoyed the premise of this story, a nerd falls for a marine through long distance emails. The addition of the large close knit family was entertaining, but this really should have been a novella at most. There is a lot of redundancy and as much as I wanted to finish it and find out how things resolved with the hero and heroine I would get frustrated after three minutes because I had read so many emails and references to cookies!

    19. Loved it! Liked that they grew to know and love each other through emails, photos and video's. Lainey was an awesome character as well as mitch (I want a mitch:) ). really liked it and it made me read all the rest so far:) Even though i usually like a little nookie with my romance it was still a really good read even though it was PG!Read again 10-9-15

    20. I absolutely loved this book. I loved the characters and how smart Laney is. Mitch was awesome too. I have to admit coming from a big family that I'm glad Mitch was adopted. After reading this book I have to read the #2 book :) and bake some cookies lol. you'll understand once you read this book why i reference eating sugar cookies.

    21. This story has a great premise but I am sorry to say that the relationship between the main characters seemed very adolescent. Some of the things the main male character would think and write were just way too unbelievable. The male perspective was not represented well in my opinion. The story was sweet but a bit too cheesy for me.

    22. totally adored this book, it didn't rely in sex to sell the romance. it was beautiful how two people got to know each other through emails and came to care and then love each other a throughly good read.

    23. I LOVED this book. This is exactly what I wanted to read.You know what? It was clean. There was no foul language. There was no smexy times, but the UST was definitely there. That flirty feeling of falling in love. It has that and more.4.5 stars from me.

    24. 4 out of 5 StarsThe Nerd and the Marine was a very cute and enjoyable summer read. I really liked The Nerd and the Marine.

    25. A very unique book. I really wish they had shared more of their time in person but honestly the foreshadowed them getting married asap from the beginning.

    26. Absolutely loves this book! It was so sweet. I loves how the two main characters fell slowly in love. It really touched me. Highly recommend this one!

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