Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, New Adult, Review, romance on July 17, 2013




Title: Romancing the Bookworm

Author: Kate Evangelista     

Release date: July 9, 2013

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours



Links to find/buy:

Amazon * Barnes & Noble


Book Description:

Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can unravel.

It’s spring break, and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size-fourteen body on a beach. But her best friend, Ronni, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she’s wrangled into waiting tables with Ronni at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick’s Surf Invitational. There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon, the Invitational’s organizer and campus womanizer by reputation. From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of one of her romance novels, all she wants to do is run away from the feelings he inspires in her.

Little does she know Xavier has been watching her for weeks now. In fact, after failed attempts at asking her out on campus, he’s concocted a crazy plan: fabricating romantic situations straight out of her favorite books. Xavier quickly realizes that if Tamara gets a whiff of his designs, he might as well spell CREEPER across his forehead. Yet as they grow closer, he’s convinced it’s a risk worth taking. What he hasn’t planned on, of course, is his drug-addicted, alcoholic stepbrother, who decides to join the fun and put a wrench in Xavier’s scheme.

Spring break is proving hotter than Tamara expected. Will her romance novels be able to compete?


This was such a fun read!  Tamara is a self-proclaimed bookworm (reading up to 3 books per day!  boy wish I had that kind of time) but life is passing her by because she can’t see past the pages in the book because of a trauma when she was younger.  However, she goes on Spring Break with her roommate Ronnie and is treated to a whole new world that has her realizing that maybe all this time spent wrapped in books isn’t such a good thing.  Of course this is all a set up by Xavier because he wanted to get to know her and previous efforts weren’t working.

I liked how the story went back and forth between Tamara and Xavier’s view points.  You could see how she was feeling and what she was thinking in different situations.  The same goes for Xavier.  Plus I think it also gives the reader more of an insight into the characters.  I also liked that Tamara is a curvy female and a size 14.  Not all women are thin but they do find love no matter their body size.

We give this 4 paws and if you are looking for a good beach read, pick this book up!  Doesn’t hurt that they spend lots of time on a beach because of a surfing invitational!


About the Author:

Kate Evangelista


When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. Ms. Evangelista lives in the Philippines.

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Book Trailer:


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Tour Giveaway:

(1)   Print copy of Romancing the Bookworm – international – value $18.99 USD

(1)   Book inspired necklace that says “Surf” – international – value $15.00 USD


(8) eBooks of Romancing the Bookworm – International – value $3.99/copy USD
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**Reviewers received a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy by the publisher in exchange for their honest thoughts/review of the book. The provided review copy was not a finished copy on sale.