Welcome to my tour stop for Level Up
by Cathy Yardley. This is a romantic comedy and the tour runs January 4-22 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page
for the full schedule.
Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman – especially when you’re trying to get ahead in a male-dominated career like gaming. But Tessa is determined. She knows she has the skills – she just needs the opportunity.
Adam, Tessa’s roommate and coworker, encourages her to socialize more with the coding team at the video game company at which they both work. An introvert by nature, putting herself out there doesn’t come easily for Tessa, but she’s willing to give it a shot. When the company receptionist invites Tessa to join her and some friends to watch one of her favorite television shows, she not only makes a new set of friends, but runs head-first into an opportunity to prove herself.
The unexpected complication is the growing attraction between Adam and Tessa. The author does a really great job of showcasing their relationship with a good balance of sexual tension and romance. An introvert myself, I related easily to Tessa – and I really liked the character of Adam.
Level Up is a quick read, and an enjoyable one. I got caught up in the story right away and really enjoyed it. There are a few plot points that were easy to see coming, but I was having so much fun with the rest of the story that the predictability barely registered. Overall, I think Level Up is a sweet and smart contemporary romance.
About the Book:
Geeky introvert Tessa Rodriguez will do whatever it takes to get promoted to video game engineer– including create a fandom-based video game in just three weeks. The only problem is, she can’t do it alone. Now, she needs to strong-arm, cajole, and otherwise socialize with her video game coworkers, especially her roommate, Adam, who’s always been strictly business with her. The more they work together, though, the closer they get…
Adam London has always thought of his roomie Tessa as “one of the guys” until he agreed to help her with this crazy project. Now, he’s thinking of her all the time… and certainly as something more than just a roommate! But his last girlfriend broke up with him to follow her ambitions, and he knows that Tessa is obsessed with getting ahead in the video game world.Going from friends to something more is one hell of a challenge. Can Tessa and Adam level up their relationship to love?
About the Author:
Cathy Yardley needs to get out more. When not writing, she is probably cruising the Internet, sleeping or watching D-list movies and adding to her unnatural mental store of character-actor trivia. She is a closet fangirl for Supernatural, Sherlock, Doctor Who, and too many others to name. Her family is considering performing an intervention for her addiction to pop culture. Want to read more of her writing? Sign up for her notification list, and get a free novella, Hooked, from the Fandom Hearts series! http://www.cathyyardley.com/notification-sign-up
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