* I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review
Author: Cassie Mae
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Genre: YA Romance
Plot: First, here is the summary of "How to Seduce a Band Geek" from Goodreads - Sierra Livingston’s got it bad for her sister’s best friend, Levi Mason—the boy who carries his drumsticks in his pocket, marches with the school’s band, and taps his feet to whatever beat runs through his head. Sierra racks her brain for ways to impress the sexy drummer, but the short skirts and bursting cleavage don’t seem to cut it. When Sierra gets paired with Levi’s sister, Brea, for a mentorship program, they strike a deal. In exchange for Sierra keeping her mouth shut about Brea ditching the program, Brea lets Sierra dig for more info on Levi to help get the guy of her dreams. But when Sierra discovers Levi no longer plays the drums, his family has moved into a trailer, and he’s traded in his Range Rover for a baby blue moped, Sierra’s not sure if she can go through with violating his privacy. She’ll have to find the courage to ask him straight out—if he’s willing to let her in—and explore other ways to seduce the school’s band geek.
Sierra likes her sister's best friend, but she doesn't think he knows she exists, other than "Zoe's sister". Levi is the drummer with gorgeous locks and the kindest heart. Sierra has no idea how to attract the attention of the band geek. Her creative style isn't exactly helping and her sister only recommends being herself. The kids at school find every reason to ridicule Sierra for her past mistake with her ex-boyfriend, so finding a guy isn't easy. As they get closer to each other, she starts to see the pain Levi is hiding and the stress he's under. She only wants to help him, but Levi doesn't make it easy. He's protective to a fault. She'll have to learn to love herself and release her inner geek for a chance to seduce the band geek.
Cassie Mae is a romantic goddess! She had me swooning and laughing in the same breath. I couldn't stop laugh at the ridiculous antics of Sierra and her awkwardness! It was hard to keep quiet as I was reading with a sleeping baby on my lap. The chemistry between Sierra and Levi leaps off the page and makes me desperately want my own band geek! It was really nice to also see how Zoe's and Zak's relationship continued as minor characters in the background. Sierra really grows as a character from the immature girl we met in "How to Date a Nerd" to a young woman capable of loving and giving up some of her selfish desires. I love the honesty of Sierra. She's comfortable in her own skin, but she's hesitant. Her blood queasiness made me laugh because I have the same problem!
As a fellow band nerd, I never loved my uniform, but I LOVE Levi in his band uniform. Sierra and Levi seriously have the best kiss scene yet. :) I loved Levi! He's a great friend, charismatic, compassionate, loving, and an overall fun guy! I would totally date him.
"How to Seduce a Band Geek" is a sweet and humorous young adult romance about loving your inner geek and being yourself with the ones you love! I most definitely recommend it!