How to Seduce a Band Geek by Cassie Mae
Source: YA Book Tours
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.
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Sierra Livingston has been crushing on one of her sister's friends for the longest time. The one who holds her attention is Levi Matson, a boy with drumsticks in his back pocket, is part of the school band, and likes to tap out random beats that pop into his head. With all the romance in the air that has been surrounding her sister and her boyfriend, Sierra decides that it's time she get some of that love.
I went into this book with the expectation that it was going to be fluffy, light read that would just brighten my day because it'd be cute. What I got was that but more. Sierra is such an...interesting character. I have to admit, it didn't take long before I found her obsessive thoughts about Levi kind of disgusting. She thought that he would be interested in short skirts and low cut tops so that's basically what she tries to do. Then after he says how much he liked the smell of her apple body product, she pretty much goes all out on making sure whenever he's around, she smells like an apple orchard. Honestly, I felt that it was waaay too over the top. Aside from her nature when "seducing" Levi is concerned, she still has a good heart. An obsessive one, but good. She is still willing to put others before herself and help them (especially Levi), but the willingness itself is still a good attribute in her character.
Now...Levi Matson. Okay, he is pretty cute so I'd see why Sierra has such a mega crush on him. What I don't understand is that he didn't exactly fit the band geek stereotype that I had in mind, especially since Sierra said that her school was very stereotype oriented. He played drums and the piccolo, as well as a variety of other instruments, which I guess made him a band person but the geek part? Either way, he's a pretty sweet person and I can definitely see him and Sierra together for a long time.
My biggest problem with this book was probably the mushy-ness of the story. Don't get me wrong, I'm a sucker at times for mushy romances chock full of sap, but this was a bit too off for me. Sorry for sounding repetitive, but Sierra's obsessiveness was a huge off for me. I guess that's the whole "seducing" aspect of the story, but I felt like there wasn't a lot of seduction going on since both parties pretty much liked each other already. BUT the romantic aspect of the story was definitely cute, I think I was fangirling when Levi and Sierra were rambling about their feeling for each other. Now that was pretty cute.
How to Seduce A Band Geek was a pretty cute story and I will say that the ending was really adorable. I haven't read the first book which is How to Date a Nerd (link down below), which I think follows the story of Sierra's sister Zoe and her boyfriend Zak and how they got together. If you're interested, definitely check it out! :)
3 out of 5 stars