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Subject: Looking for books with brainiacs, geeks and nerds, etc
Date Posted: 12/7/2008 5:32 PM ET
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Hi everyone,

I just finished reading Vicki Lewis Thompson's Nerd in Shining Armor, so currently I'm really on a nerd/geek kick. Other than Thompson's Nerd series, can anyone recommend other titles with brainiacs, nerds, geeks, etc? They can be male or female.


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Date Posted: 12/7/2008 5:39 PM ET
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Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, heroine is a nerd, hero is professional quarterback. If you haven't already read it, you should!

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 5:58 PM ET
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Yes, have read that one. Loved it. I think SEP was a genius to create a character such as Jane. And the Lucky Charms issue was memorable.



Date Posted: 12/7/2008 6:06 PM ET
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You've Got Male---Elizabeth Bevarly.  The heroine is a computer genius  and agoraphobic.



Date Posted: 12/7/2008 6:34 PM ET
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If you haven't read it try Nora Roberts Heaven and Earth, the hero is a book geeky type supernatural investigator  and the heroine is a cop

For a nerdy heroine with a paranormal twist try Kresley Cole's Dark Desires After Dusk ; she's a math genius who suffers from OCD and the hero is a demon

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 7:51 PM ET
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Sweet Trouble by Susan Mallory - though the hero is mostly really geeky in flashback. Oh, and a lovely secondary geek hero in The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann.  Bad Boy by Olivia Goldsmith.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 10:28 PM ET
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Lucy Monroe - The Real Deal

Judith McWilliams - Serendipity

the secondary couple in Susan Mallery's Married For A Month.  I reread the book because of them, not the primary couple

Jayne Ann Krentz  - Trust Me (probably my favorite of her books)

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 11:34 PM ET
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Agree with Bronwyn on Trust Me by Krentz.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 11:48 PM ET
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Bad Boys on Line has some nerdy chapters, as you would expect.  Second SEP's Nobody's Baby but Mine as one of the best nerd books around.  Houston, we've got a problem has a sorta nerdy doctor main character.  I loved the nerdy kid in Mr Perfect. 

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 11:58 PM ET
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Librarians are my favorite nerdy characters, probably because I'm a librarian-in-training. Perfect Partners by Jayne Ann Krentz and Open Season by Linda Howard both feature librarian heriones.