Review – His Dream Role by Shannyn Schroeder (3 Star Rating)

Posted January 17, 2016 by Nix in review / 0 Comments

His Dream Role by Shannyn Schroeder
Series: Hot & Nerdy #6
Published by Kensington on 2015-12-22
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 119
Format: eARC

Free Mitchell loves the theater.

In his dreams he’s the one taking the spotlight. But so far he’s played against character by following in his father’s footsteps as an investment banker. When he’s masquerading as Dr. Who or Sherlock Holmes to help his brother, he feels he can escape his shy, dorky persona. But nothing’s prepared him to play boyfriend to a gorgeous girl like Samantha Wolf.

Samantha isn’t quite sure what to think of Free.

He’s cute, sweet, and quirky, but his outlandish costumes make him seem crazy. However, it turns out Sam has a soft spot for theater nerds. And the more time they spend together, the more their steamy romance begins to take center stage.

Only problem is, there doesn’t seem to be a script. And it’s anyone’s guess how this one will end.

FTC : I got this book for review from NetGalley.

Why I picked up this book : I haven’t read much from Shannon Schroeder but this one piqued my interest; I wanted to know how this lovable, cosplaying geek found love in, what looked like, a fun and light read.

Genre tags

Romance, Geek-hero, Loveable hero, annoying heroine, novella

Short Ratings

  • Plot -3/5
  • Romance -2.5/5
  • Heat Level – 3.5/5 (bonus points for use of the word “tit”)

What I liked

I liked Free but it wasn’t so much him but the Cos-playing aspect of himself that I liked. I loved that someone would make himself the centre of attention for the sake of someone they loved and it was all done in such a way that the geek in me could enjoy this side to him and swoon a little 🙂

What didn’t work for me

Mainly, the issue I had with this book is that I didn’t actually feel the chemistry between the two characters in anything other than sex scenes. I really wanted to, but I couldn’t help feeling that all the lust and longing was coming from Free and that Samantha mainly saw Free, and his quirky behaviour, as a novelty. The whole plot seemed to build towards a particular misunderstanding, that was the major source of conflict for the relationship, but the issue was that I found that conflict to be absolutely ridiculous and I lost all respect for Samantha because of it. It was pretty much downhill for me from there.

Would I read it again?


Would I read the author again?

I’d try something else, yes.

Favourite quote

“He smiled, “Hello again.”

She eyes dim up and down, taking in his pin-striped suit and red Converse. He extended a hand, “I’m the Doctor”

“Doctor who?”





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