Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Review: Smart Tass by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

He’s the hot quarterback all the girls want.
She’s the smart girl he loves to pick on.
And now that they’re all grown up, things are about to get geekin’ ugly…

My name is Tass. I’m smart, I’m driven, and I am determined not to let prankster Hunter Johnson continue raining on my parade. When we were little, he’d pull my hair and call me names. When we were teenagers, he’d throw food and tease me for being a flat-chested virgin. 

But now that we’ve ended up at the same college, he’s out of his hot head if he thinks he can keep messing with my life. It’s like he’s fixated on me or something. Well, guess what, Mr. Amazefootball? I’m not that geeky little girl anymore and you do not screw with a smart woman. 

So what’s my plan? 

It’s definitely wild, and he’s about to find out…

4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Smart Tass is a little different from what I have normally read from this author but yet is was still filled with the witty and snarky words that I love from her.  I really enjoyed this book and the characters.

Tass is a bit of a nerd and given the generations of nerd and smart people in her family there is so much that is expected of her.  She is expected to follow in her parent’s footsteps, which included becoming a member of the Tri Kapps sorority.  Her mother was a member but that does not automatically mean that she will get in. So she needs to come up with a plan, one that involves the boy that grew up next door to her and also tortured her for most of the childhood.

Hunter is the boy that Tass has known since they were in kindergarten.  But growing up he was anything but nice to her, always picking on her making fun of her and just making her life miserable.  Hunter wants to be accepted in the Alphas fraternity but he needs to play along with their little game in order to have a chance of making it in.  They need each other even it they cannot stand each other.  Together they come up with a plan, they will fake date, pretend to have sex and then have a fake break up which they both hope will help them get into the sorority/fraternity that they are both pledging.  But there’s this little thing called feelings that just may get in the way of their plan.  In the end someone will get hurt.  Who will it be and will they both be able to get past it?

I really love these two characters.  There was a part of me that thought Tas was a little too stuck up in the beginning, thinking she was smarter and better than everyone but at some point she gets a reality check and sees that her past actions is not the person that she wants to be.  Hunter on the other hand I loved from the moment I met him.  He is hot and fun but at the same time seemed like this big goofball.  But when you go deeper and find out why he treated Tass the way he did it will just make you love him more.  There are always two sides to every story and when Tass finally hears his side, there is so much that becomes crystal clear. 

What I love about this book is what I love about most of the books that I have read by this author.  It is the witty banter, the snarky comments and the connection between the two main characters.  Tass and Hunter had a love/hate relationship which seemed more like hate until you start to see the love and that is the part that I really loved.  I loved the arguing and banter between them but something about the moments when they discover their feelings that I loved.  This was a great start to this new series and I cannot wait for the next one. 

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