Title: Level Me Up
Series: A Gamer Boy Novel
Author: Lauren Helms
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: June 5, 2017
The last thing Morgan Lawson is looking for when attending Comic-Con is love. But even prior to exchanging first words, Morgan is drawn to Dex, a drop-dead sexy gamer boy who lives and breathes video games. Before she realizes it, Morgan finds herself caught up in all things Dex.
Dex Roberts knows the moment he sees Morgan, he wants more. He falls hard and fast, but isn’t surprised when his job as a professional video gamer takes its toll on their relationship.
Once Morgan decides what truly makes her happy, there’s no time to waste. But without any warning, life threatens to destroy what both Morgan and Dex want most... each other.
This was an awesome book. It had a well-defined plot and well-rounded characters. Morgan and Dex had some crazy chemistry from the start. I felt like they kept that chemistry going right through to the end of the book (which I didn't want to put down...even to write this review) I put this book off til the last minute to read because I wanted it to be fresh in my mind while I was writing...the thing that struck me about this book is it could have gone sideways. However, it didn't!! I just got back from a writing conference and they talked a lot about tropes and this could have potentially backfired, but what I liked about this was that I haven't seen this done....like at all. Yes, I've seen the boy meets girl...boy falls for a girl and they get it on but I haven't seen a gamer book. I found that to be the interesting thing that drew me in. I'm kind of a dork, so that was one thing that hooked me straight off. Another was how they met. I'm not a spoiler person and even though it's in the intro....Just read the book because I think you'll find like I did that it's really worth the time and effort.
Author Lauren Helms has been an avid reader from a young age. After starting a book review site, that launched her fully into the book world, she decided to take the plunge and write her first novel. Since she was working for a video game strategy guide publisher at the time, she decided to mix what she knew best, video games and romance. Jumping all in, she joined NaNoWriMo and a month later had a 50K word first draft. Lauren lives in Indianapolis, IN with her video game playing husband, two little girl book nerds, and a little boy who will hopefully be a gamer boy too some day!