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.
3.5 Stars from Tiffany!
Lauren Helms created the perfect nerdy, sexy gamer with Dex. This genre is quickly becoming one of my favorites.
At her first Comic Con, Morgan is out of her element, only there so her friend Ruby isn't by herself. Haven't ever been, Morgan is surprised at how many people are actually there and how many of the guys are easy on the eyes. Especially professional gamer Dex Roberts. Getting his autograph for her friend turns out to be the best thing that's happened to Morgan in a long time.
Dex was awesome. So awesome he deserves better than Morgan, mean I know. Sure he's a professional gamer, but the guy makes a great living with great people surrounding him. He was drawn to Morgan when he met her at that table and wanted to learn more about her. And this is where I started to turn.
Sure Morgan's had a rough young adulthood, but it's time to move on. She needed to stop living in the past and appreciate what she's got right in front of her. Dex is a good guy, however because of her past, she wasn't seeing that.
Along with Dex and Morgan we meet all of their friends and it turns out Gia, her friend and Simon, his friend have a past. It wasn't elaborated on, however at some points I was so annoyed with Morgan, I'd rather read about Gia.
The book is well written from dual points of view, with a PG vibe. Which I don't mind if the story is there, but with no connection to Morgan, it felt like something was missing. Hopefully Gia and Simon have a juicy story to tell next.
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!