Beauty and the Geek

Beauty and the Geek

by Sidney Bristol


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Professor Steven Kipper is used to the stares, the muttered insults. Monster. Disgusting. Gross. It's all he's ever known. Relationships suck when his date won't even go out in public with him, which is why he hasn't bothered. That is until her. The woman on the internet who gets his every quirk. He's hooked on a person he's never met. The way she gets his jokes, the uninhibited sexuality and...just talking to her. She's everything he's ever wanted, only she's a stranger. Unless he can convince her they should unplug and take their virtual relationship off-line.

Tamara Roh has heard all the insults from slut to whore and they bore her. She refuses to let other people define her. Life's tough in the gaming industry, and if she can't handle a few insults the haters will chew her up and spit her out. Her only haven is with her friends and in one very explicit chat room. On-line she can be anyone she wants to, even the normal girl-next-door who just happens to get off on dirty talk, erotic gifs and video chats from the neck down. She might not be able to trust guys in real life to see past the Hot Asian Girlfriend stereotype, but with her internet beau anonymity is her safety net. The only problem is...she's falling for a man who thinks she's someone else.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544195902
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/06/2017
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,063,587
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Beauty and the Geek (Gone Geek, #1) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the story and its concept. It was a different romantic story. It started out hot and heavy, I thought the cybersex was really good and even the in person chemistry was good. My only problem with the story was the characters personalities, he was too insecure for my taste and she was too caught up in being mad at the world for being a sex symbol. If he could have been a little more Alpha and her character altered a little bit I would have loved the story.
PennySparkles More than 1 year ago
Solidly good read, just didn't blow me away Who doesn’t like renderings of one of the best fairy tales of all? In Beauty and the Geek Stephen and Tamara find each other through an internet adult chatroom, forging a somewhat anonymous relationship. Both are protecting themselves from being judged by the way they look but for different reasons. Stephen believes he is deformed, while Tamara is tired of men hitting on her for the way she looks or what she could do for them in her industry. Their connection is undeniable, and after some struggles, they decide to take their relationship into the real world. Both of them have issues to overcome if they want to make it, though. I really liked both Stephen and Tamara. I loved that she was a martial artist and could seriously kick butts. She was spontaneous, fun and knew what she wanted. Stephen was sweet, sexy and super smart and when he got his alpha hat on, boy was he hot. “You’re not going anywhere alone. Ever again. Especially not that party tonight. I’m going to stick to you like glue. And you’ll like it.” I struggled a bit with his whole “deformity” thing… I mean, when we finally know what his “problem” is, I found it, well, do people really react like that in real life to that kind of thing? I thought it was totally OTT and exaggerated. Then again, people do suck sometimes so… Summarizing, Stephen’s issue was a bit overstated, actually not a big deal at all in my opinion, which is why I totally loved Tamara’s attitude towards it. I liked that it dealt with the sucky reality of double standards, the harassment women in general (and especially in some fields) have to put up with and the possibility of being labeled difficult to work with. I thought it was a good approach to this very real problem. While I really enjoyed a lot about this book, and I wanted to love it, something about it just never truly clicked for me. I was engaged in the story, but just not totally engrossed by it. There was a lot of back and forth from both Stephen and Tamara, and they could, and did, totally fly off the handle on more than one occasion quite unwarrantedly. With some really hot shenanigans, fun banter and a positive message, I liked Beauty and the Geek well enough to be interested in reading on the series about Tamara’s friends it will just not going to be on the top of my TBR.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was okay. Very hard to overlook the poor grammar and typos. Get an editor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Avid reader here and I struggled through this one.... boring and the author made the main character needy and weak. She wasn’t strong and the message was not a good one.... If you are abused by men you shouldn’t let them get away w. It the way this author did.... glad it was a free book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast past and truly a fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book very much. Story is about two different people and real life situations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it just sucked me in right to the last page! I rarely read contemporaries anymore, but the title and the cover caught my eye. I laughed, cried and thoroughly loved this book. Now I have to get the whole set. So glad I opened this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love nerdy beta heroes, so I really enjoyed Steven even when he was self conscious about his birthmark. I married a nerd so I love books that embrace that type of character and Sidney Bristol really committed to the theme and you can tell she’s a gamer herself. I liked how relevant the culture was in this book, from cosplay, to Youtube shows, to Reddit, it was very relevant to the current internet landscape. Most of Tamara and Steven’s relationship is developed prior to the start of the book. I would have preferred to have seen more of this so that as the reader we can better understand why their feelings for each other are so strong. They do most of the discovery part of a relationship online and the reader doesn’t get to experience any of this. The female friendship between the 4 girls is also really nice because it’s real and honest and makes you want to call up your closest friends and just talk. I also really appreciated how therapy and having a therapist is portrayed in this book. It’s not something to be ashamed of and not something that needs to be kept secret. Tamara and her friend, Piper, both see a therapist regularly and it’s discussed with their friends like its no big deal. Which is really nice because lots of people get therapy for a variety of reasons and that’s perfectly normal. Though Bristol’s writing doesn’t come across as preachy it still feels like she had a checklist of feminist/social injustices women face and she was attempting to put all of them in her book. I have nothing against having a feminist theme in a book but this one just had too many. We have a heroine that’s been raped at a Con and is then villainized online for reporting it, a female friend that’s been stalked, a female friend that’s had intimate photos and videos put online after a breakup. Our heroine is fired from a job when she turns down the advances of her male coworker, she’s hit on aggressively at the beach, she’s harassed by her ex-coworker, she gets her butt grabbed while taking a selfie at a Con, she’s sexualized because she’s an Asian woman in gaming and has a larger than average cup size, and she gets in a “don’t tell me how to feel/how to demand self-respect/to man-up” fight with Stephen. I understand that all of these things happen to women, and sometimes frequently, but having them all experienced in a book that was less than 180 pages was a bit ridiculous. Bristol could have focused on 2 or 3 and really explored those issues and given them the page time they deserved instead of glancing over a dozen or more. At this time, I will not be continuing with this series.
nooklooker More than 1 year ago
Nothing special.
indykat More than 1 year ago
Fun but short read. I like geeks as main chars so, yeah it was a shoe in that I would want to read it. That said, I liked it but I thought it ended too quickly, I also think some better editing would help.
missalicia2013 More than 1 year ago
I received an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review... I love geeky books and Sidney Bristol has already proven she can write them before in another book she wrote. This book is on a whole new level of geekdom!! Steven reminds me of a combination of Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter from The Big Bang Theory. His Sheldon-ness does get him in trouble a lot during the course of the book. Tamara has been burned by a YouTube channel she was working for and now she is trying to restart without all the drama unfortunately this is a small world and people talk. For now computer chats are fun and safe or so Tamara thought...she really likes Steven and didn't realize he would try to track her down and accidentally find her friend. Her friend with the most issues..Yikes! Time to go offline and see what happens maybe? Can it work? How hot will it be?
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Beauty and the Geek by Sidney Bristol....This book was AWSOME...It was so enjoyable, I read it straight through. The characters are so well written and very likeable, Steven and Tamara are perfect. This was my first book by Sidney Bristol and she has won a new reader, I can't wait to read more by her. I was given a complimentary book for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just.. Yes to all of it.