The Nerdy and The Dirty by B.T. Gottfred

Posted November 13, 2016 by love2dazzle in New Adult, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
The Nerdy and The Dirty by B.T. GottfredThe Nerdy and the Dirty by B.T. Gottfred
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) on November 15th 2016
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular, quiet, and deferential to her boyfriend. On the inside, however, Pen is honest, opinionated--and not quite sure that she's like other girls. Do they have urges like she does?
His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he's destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different--but that's what he likes about himself.
When fate intervenes, both Pen and Benedict end up at the same vacation resort for winter break. Despite their differences, the two are drawn together. But is there such a thing as happily ever after for a nympho and a nerd?

The Nerdy and The Dirty by B.T. Gottfred is different. This book is very sexual. I want to give another warning just in case. The Nerdy and The Dirty sounded so cliche. I thought I would give it a chance though.

In the beginning, Benedict came across as an asshat. He is a terrible character. Pen is a really whiny girl. You are making the choices that are upsetting you! Duh! Part of me wanted to toss the book out the window and start with something new but I have a 100 page rule, so I kept going.

The story finally got better once Benedict and Pen started interacting with each other. This is when the story truly began for me. At the same time, I became disappointed in the insta-love between Pen and Benedict. Why is there insta-love in this book? It wasn’t needed. I was disappointed because it was like Benedict flipped a switch. Benedict went from hating Pen to instantly loving her. I don’t get it at all.

Pen is the popular girl. Even though she has many inner demons. I still expected her to react like a popular girl and she didn’t. She was instantly drawn to Benedict too. I really like that Pen found herself though. She needed confidence and she found it.

Lots of sexual content in this book. Beware! I have to give the author kuddos for making everything completely awkward. Authors try to make everything perfect and love and sex is not perfect. I am not sure this book belongs in young adult. i would probably classify it as a new adult book because of all the sexual content.

The religion aspect really bothered me. The way the author talks about religion is disappointing. I am not naive enough to say things like this don’t happen but this is also looking at religion through a keyhole. Honestly I have had enough of all the pigeon holing.

The cover is super cute though. I do enjoy this cover. Those are my thoughts! I hope you all have a great Sunday.



About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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