The Lesson Plan (Charlotte Penn Clark)

The Nerd and the Geek.

When Noah’s passion for classics lands him in a pilot class called Extra Credit for students in trouble he gets more than he bargained for — like Holly, the geeky girl he’s been crushing on who becomes his partner and friend.

Holly’s passion for computers almost got her suspended but at least she got Noah out of it. He’s her best friend — and if he wants more she has no clue.

Together they come up with a lesson plan to help Noah get his head out of his books and Holly get her eyes off a computer screen. But it turns out there’s plenty more to learn from each other. And even the best laid plans….

Extra Credit is a New Adult series that takes place on a college campus and puts three unlikely couples together to see what happens. Each novella is in dual point-of-view with a happy ending that can be read as a standalone, though they’re better together…! The series includes sexy times that are only meant for readers over 18.


I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, so keep your eyes open for her take on this book.

So… this book… I’m not even sure how to review it, to be honest. Let me start by saying that I wasn’t blown away by it, not at all, but it wasn’t a bad book. It was just very meh.

The writing was ok, but the author overused exclamations, which for me to be saying that means something, because I use exclamations a lot. Still, the writing was funny, the book was told in dual POV and the voices were distinct.

My main issue with this book was that I truly didn’t connect with the characters. I thought they both had some serious potential, but they fell a bit too short. Still, I liked Noah enough, he was cute and such a great person and an amazing friend. I wish he had stood up for himself a bit better. And Holly… I don’t know, I liked her, she was hilarious, but she was so clueless… and I’m still not sure why she did some of the stuff she did, and her indecisions.

This was also my issue with the plot, or the lack of it. While I thought that Holly and Noah were cute together, I hated how indecisive she was about her life, but more than anything, I felt we don’t see any growth at all. By the end, I knew she had grown, but I didn’t see it. And their relationship development just didn’t feel organic to me. Some of the events of the book also didn’t make that much sense in my opinion.

Because of these issues, I wasn’t able to rate this book higher than 3 stars, and I’m honestly not curious at all to read the remaining two books of this series. Still, this was a fast and funny book, and I can see a lot of people having a great time with it.

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