Title: How to Seduce a Band Geek
Genre: YA Romantic Comedy
Print Length: 258 pages
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
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.
And it was great. I, like Levi, was unable to afford an instrument when I attended public school, but I didn't have a spare one lying around my house. I had to make due with the second best option - I joined hand bells. Although, unlike Sofia with her band picture, I couldn't find a single picture of me playing the hand bells. Probably for the best, because she teases me enough without seeing proof of it.
Anyway, this story starts up two years after the first (How to Date a Nerd) ends, but is done from the point of view of Zoe's younger sister - Sierra. In this, she's still dealing with the consequences of her actions from what she had done in the last book. But she's got a pretty great group of friends to help support her through it.
Also, she's got a massive crush on her sister's best friend. Which I don't blame her for, because Levi is awesome.
One issue I have about this book is I feel sexual assault is becoming a theme in these books. Although it worked well with the story, it's just a bit much that is happened with both sisters.
Going on off that, there is one character in this story (I won't say their name, because spoilers) that I honestly wish was real just so I could punch them in their stupid ass face. I'm glad that Sierra has a great support system and everything was handled.
There are some editing issues, but they're pretty minor and easy to ignore for the most part.
I really enjoyed this book and I'm especially looking forward to the next one... because Adam seems like he is super fecking awesome.