Her Perfect Game by Shannyn Schroeder
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
THEME: New Adult, Romance, Gaming
REVIEW:Second installment to the Hot & Nerdy series, Schroeder brings her readers into the world of online gaming. For those who are familiar with WOW, Call of Duty, and such, this will be a fun one for you too read. I’m a huge comic nerd and I play video games with my husband so I was uber excited to start this book.
Her Perfect Game follows Charlie Castle whose talents lie within the tech world. She is a master hacker and online game enthusiast, while college didn’t seem like the right fit, programing and hacking is where she hopes to find a career one day in. She loves one game in particular where she befriends a player name Win. She enters the “Hackfast” which is for people with those talents to show companies how to improve their game experience and keep out the “hackers. Charlie however runs into her ex Jonah at the con, where their relationship awakens and her heart must decide on Jonas or her online crush Win.
Charlie is a genius, well… in my opinion. Anyone that can hack and has the talent to understand coding is extremely talented. She has a nerdy personality but is also fierce and passionate when it comes to tech, gaming and romance. I love the idea of how an online game reunited two past lovers, how Charlie must decide on trusting Jonah or if she would rather live in the online world and escape the past.
Jonah is just like Charlie and knew when he was with her that she was special. But something bad happened and felt he needed to let her go. Which in the end he never did. Since he helps maintain the very game Charlie loves. Jonah works for a company that helps host the “Hackfest” thus meeting the one girl he could never forget. Second chances are definitely romantic in this story sense.
Overall this was a cute quick read with lots to love for someone like me who loves conventions. I felt I was reading about comic con while Charlie and Jonah walked around the convention, it was awesome. My only issues were wishing the story was a bit longer; I wanted to know more about the Hackfest and whish Charlie hadn’t given up so easily. Lastly I wish the ending wasn’t so quick, that there were more challenges or discussions that happened to work out the issues that happened between the two leads. I do also feel that this can be read as a stand alone, but I also felt like I was missing something not reading the first book. The romance was hot and heavy, and I could really feel their chemistry. In the end this was such a fun read, I love nerdy anything and I just fell for these two and the quest for online love.
View all my reviews
Books in this series: