Title: The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek
Author: Piper Vaughn, Xara X. Xanakas
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Characters: Ashley (Ash) Byrne, Felipe (Fee) Navarro
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Ashley Byrne only wants one thing in life: to finish his tattoo apprenticeship and fulfill his dream of owning his own shop. In the meantime, he spends his nights partying, flirting, and having sex. After all, what else is there for him to worry about? Aside from his hair and his clothes, not much. He’s hot, and rest assured no one knows it better than him. He’s also used to getting what he wants—until he meets Felipe Navarro.
Fee Navarro has everything he needs: a great IT job, a nice apartment, and all the high-tech toys his geeky heart could ever want. He doesn’t do casual, and he knows guys like Ash are nothing but. Ash may burn hot for Fee, but Fee isn’t willing to take a chance on a vain, little party boy with too many tats and an oversized ego. He wants someone to share his life with, and he won’t settle for anything less. Too bad Ash has never been the type to give up easily. He has a plan, and he’s not stopping until he proves he’s more than just a pretty face—he’s someone worthy of winning Fee’s heart.
I had a suspicion from the title that I was really going to enjoy this book. There’s nothing better than an opposites attract storyline, so I was very anxious to read this story. Once I started The Party Boys Guide to Dating a Geek, I couldn’t stop. From the first page to the last word, I was quickly wrapped up into these characters lives and I loved every moment of it!
Ash has everything going for him. He’s an apprentice to become a tattoo artist and he and his friend are saving their money up to have their own tattoo shop. Ash enjoys life to the fullest and when it comes to romance his ‘love ‘em and leave ‘em’ attitude has gained him a well-deserved reputation as a player. But once Ash meets Fee, a handsome geek who works for his brother’s girlfriend, Ash is immediately smitten with the smart, sexy man.
No matter how hard Ash flirts and tries to get Fee’s attention, Fee keeps shooting him down. This of course is uncharted territory for Ash and although he’s unprepared to be ignored and blown off, Ash allows himself to become stubborn and will stop at nothing to have Fee in his arms and heart.
I loved this book! Both Fee and Ash are amazingly sexy and interesting heroes. Both men are successful in their own right and at first glance, I wondered if they’d really be good for each other. But watching Ash transform from a shameless playboy and grow up into a loveable, one-man-man was a fun journey for me. I loved these two men together and adored watching them work hard to build their relationship onto a solid ground.
Another thing I loved about this book was the steady buildup of Ash and Fee’s relationship. As the book progressed it was apparent that both men were starting to become friends, fall in love and truly have something special between them. If you like romances with a slow-building relationship, then this book should be one to consider. I also loved the banter and chemistry between Fee and Ash and thought the pacing of the story was perfectly done. I know when I’m in the mood for a sexy romance between two completely opposite heroes, I’m going to reach for The Party Boys Guide to Dating a Geek, again and again. It’s earned a spot on my keeper shelf, and I can’t wait to read more from this amazing writing team in the future. Highly Recommended!
Reviewed By: Gabbi