Louie has loved Becky since junior high,
maybe even longer. But she has never seen him as anything
other than her “Nerdman” geeky friend. Everyone else in the
small town has known for years that Louie has had most of his
heart set aside for Becky. He has another secret. He made it
big, millions big, during the dotcom surge. He secretly buys
the old mansion on the hill in hopes of restoring it and
enticing Becky to look at him differently. But things never
go as planned and now Becky thinks Louie is just managing the
restoration for Mr. Mystery. What will happen when Mr.
Mystery comes to town for the Valentines Day masquerade ball?
Becky has decided long ago to never get
serious with a man. In the end they will all just love you
and leave you, as her father did before she was born. She
only trusts her best friend “Nerdman” as he has never wanted
her body and is only interested in her friendship, or so she
thinks. She is drawn to Mr. Mystery, who has bought her dream
house and is letting her help to redecorate it. Will she
finally see Louie for the man that he is?
I loved the premise of Beauty And
The Geek, but found I didn’t love the book as much as
the idea. The main reason was that I found Becky to be a
stuck-up, shallow, uncaring twit. Even when she comes to her
senses in the end, I am still not her fan. I thought it was
too little, too late. Now that I have vented, I do have to
say that the story was well-written and kept me coming back to
read more. Also, to incite such a reaction from me about the
lead character shows that the author made a character
believable enough for me to get emotional about. I think most
people will thoroughly enjoy Beauty And The Geek
but don’t be surprised if you want to strangle “the beauty”.