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The Nerd and the Marine: Clean contemporary romance, with heartwarming nerds. (The Morrison Family Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B005LVODP6
- Publication date : November 12, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 662 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 300 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #734,010 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I have to say I tend to shy away from military romances because a lot of people get the details wrong and as a former military spouse it drives me bananas, but this one worked for me because so much of it was them talking via email. Sure there are some inaccuracies, and honestly I don’t know many army guys (or in this case marines) who would watch family home videos, but hey maybe it could happen. To be honest I was in it for the long distance email relationship, well that and the dog. To be fair this is a SWEET romance, if you are here looking for hot and heavy or something that doesn’t taste a little like cotton candy then this probably isn’t the book for you.
I liked the funny stories about Lainy and her family, although there are so may it’s hard to track them all. I loved the antics that the giant root beer loving dog got into. And I liked how the emails went from friendly to sweet, to emotionally invested.
This book worked for me simply because I was in the mood for something sweet that made me smile and laugh, and this book got the job done for me. Sweet romances really aren’t my thing, but this is clearly the exception to this rule.
The shelter worker is Lainey's sister and sees how attached the Marine is to the dog and calls her sister Lainey to see if she will watch the dog for him. Lainey doesn't even hesitate, and brings the dog home. Mitch left with the dog his email address in case anyone needs to contact him regarding the dog. Lainey first emails him and lets him know she will be watching the dog for him, but lets him know that the dog is waiting for him to come home.
Lainey is the "nerd" in the family, very smart, funny, and a prankster. However, she does not see herself as anyone men would be attracted to. Because of this she normally turns to ice around men, and subconciously shoots herself in the foot. Lainey has resigned herself to be alone.
However, Lainey and Mitch form a friendship that turns into more over the email. But can it last when he comes home? Will he be overwelmed by her huge family when he has never known any real family of his own? You'll have to read to find out.
This is a sweet PG romance book that shares some of the trials and tribulations that our armed forces must contend with while being deployed. It is a coming of age book for Lainey for her to grow into the person that her family already knows her to be. If you are looking for a light hearted book that is an easy read then this is for.
The writer writes the book in a combination of emails, videos, and live action. The balance could be better between these elements and there might be some kindle conversation issues.
All that being said... It is great start and worth the price to check it out. Its innovative and tender. The dog is great and as is the family and the h and the heroine. Check it out!
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Top reviews from other countries
Im not comfortable with some of the male/female interactions and thinking. The statement that the men kept their wives away from their business ‘stuff’ yet they are the same idiots who tied the women up & threw them in the lake!?!?! There was great deal of that archaic nonsense that my outraged modern self had to ignore.
Lainy is an electronics genius; her female relatives are on the whole string women; Lainy & Mitch’s story is a delight.
I loved the whole email structure & the build up.
Anyway I’m off to read more from this author : she has a whole ‘Nerd’ series and I hope to read & enjoy them all. ❤️
I found this a heartwarming read - mainly of a marine who had to part with his much loved dog (if you are owned by a dog watch out for the lump in the throat that comes when you read that bit) when he was being sent overseas and the events that followed when his dog went to live with Lainey.
Really enjoyed the interaction between Mitch and Lainey, and also her family. Nice to read of a family that stick together and pull together to help others. Definitely a keeper for me
Only issue, typos that unfortunately I have come across in nearly every book I read, whether kindle or paper and I've read about 1200 in last 30 months though work full time.
I highly recommend this book.
If you're looking for a good laugh at the antics of a truly bonkers and loving family, give this a go. Its well worth the read.