Welcome to my stop for Her Perfect Game, Book 2 in the Hot & Nerdy New Adult series from Shannyn Schroeder. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, read my excerpt, and please be sure to enter the tour wide giveaway
In the first book, we ‘met’ our heroine Charlie only through interactions and discussions that Felicity and Layla had about her unwillingness to leave Boston for spring break. But Charlie has plans to attend a HackCon, where she hopefully will meet the gamer she has a crush on, who is all too similar to her ex.
Charlie is a bit socially awkward, and for her own reasons, that don’t make sense, she has dropped out of school and her best friends don’t know. But still, I had to like her determination in entering the contest to win money and recognition for her computer skills. She’s been hoping to meet “Win” at the convention, and she is sorely surprised when Win turns out to be Jonah, the guy who taught her everything she didn’t know about gaming and hacking, and then broke her heart.
The second chance at love worked really well for these two: although not being a gamer, I was bit lost during the heavily described scenes and matches, Jonah and Charlie have good chemistry, and the alternating viewpoints as their story is told gives a good sense of the two of them together. There is some steam as well as a surprise at the end, and this installment in the trilogy holds up well, sure to be a new ‘must read’ author for fans of New Adult romance.
Title: Her Perfect Game
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Kensington
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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Spring break is supposed to be a week of fun in the sun for three childhood friends about to graduate from college. But one of them is ready to get her game on somewhere else…
Charlie Castle is an expert archer and a fierce warrior—in her favorite video game, anyway. But college life was a program she couldn't quite master. To land a cybertech job without a degree, she's entering a "hackfest" over spring break—where she also hopes to meet the sweet gamer who's been flirting with her online. Instead, she runs into the hot guy who walked away years ago, and can't fight the desire that comes rushing back.
Jonah Best has never gotten over Charlie, whose kisses were always as deliciously creative as her coding. But now that they're face to face again, he doesn't know how to admit that her online admirer is really him—or how to convince her that he's offering her a job for her incredible skills, not her sex appeal. Can Jonah cut through their communication glitches and persuade Charlie that the next level up for them should be forever?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.