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BOOK REVIEW – Changing His Game (Gamers) by Megan Erickson

BOOK REVIEW – Changing His Game (Gamers) by Megan EricksonChanging His Game (Gamers)
by Megan Erickson
Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
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Synopsis:

He controls the game, but she's rewriting all the rules...

Marley Lake is no stranger to awkwardness, but getting caught watching a dirty GIF by the company's hot new IT guy exceeds even her standards. That is, until she realizes he's as turned on by it as she is. But with a big promotion on the line, she refuses to let her current dry spell be her downfall. Maybe.

Austin Rivers has no business lusting after the irresistible editor of Gamers Magazine. He's a secret partner in the business-and technically Marley's boss. One look at that GIF, though, and he's ready to install a whole lot more than just software...as long as she never finds out who he really is.

But reality's not as virtual as it seems, and when Austin's identity jeopardizes Marley's promotion, he has to change his game or risk losing the only woman with the cheat code to his heart.

Review:

Changing His Game was sexy and fun!  The storyline, which moved quickly, was too cute.  I caught myself smiling from time to time, and the characters helped with that because they were so quirky and unique.  And the sexy level in this book was through the roof scorching hot.  While I did have a few personal issues, this was still an adorable book.

Marley Lake is the head of the copy editing team at a magazine called Gamers.  She loves her job, but she’s about to cross her own personal line.  While an IT tech helps fix her computer, he stumbles upon her dirty gif she has on her tumblr account. He finds it as lust worthy as she does, so how can she not want to be with him?  But what Marley doesn’t know is that the IT tech, Austin Rivers, is actually a silent owner in the company she works for.  The one she wants a promotion from.  Watch out, because the fun is about to begin!

Oh my gosh, I was beyond mortified for Marley in the beginning of this book.  I would have crawled under that desk and rolled into the fetal position and died.  Seriously.  But thank goodness Marley didn’t do that, because it started a sexy chain reaction.  While I didn’t feel as though I had a complete grasp on Marley, since I knew nothing about her parents or if she had any friends besides her brother, I did know that she was a hard worker.  She was demanding and in charge of her career.  And you know what?  That’s why she’s drawn to her favorite gif so much.  That woman in the gif lets everything go, and Marley needs that release too.  To let someone else be demanding and take control of her actions.  And Austin is the perfect guy for the job.

Austin is one of those people where his past and his present life are such a contrast, that it seems as though he is always struggling within himself.  But he definitely did not have any insecurities when it came to being with Marley intimately in the bedroom uhhhh or other interesting places that I never would have thought of before haha.  He was demanding, in control, creative and wasn’t going to let any situation steal time away from being with the one that he wanted to be with.  Way to go Austin!  I liked that nerdy yet oh so sexy man.

The few issues I had with this book, were completely personal.  It was laced with cheesy humor, and while the sexy innuendos that were computer related were creative, I just can’t ever  connect with that type of humor.   Also, while I enjoy reading sexy, steamy scenes, I prefer my males to do less talking.  Especially the demanding kind.  Now I know that’s exactly what Marley wanted and needed, but it’s just not my cup of tea.  And while I wish the book had more relationship development and a little less sexy time, again I understand that’s not what would have worked for Marley.  But regardless, I still think this was a cute book.  I loved how the story flowed and I liked the characters that she created.  I will be trying some of her other books, because I loved the fun that she poured into the pages!

*ARC kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review*

BOOK REVIEW – Make it Count (Bowler University #1) by Megan Erickson

BOOK REVIEW – Make it Count (Bowler University #1) by Megan EricksonMake it Count (Bowler University #1)
by Megan Erickson
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Synopsis:

Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend’s gorgeous best friend, Alec…who just so happens to be her brand new math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot?

Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends—both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It’s safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm’s reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close.

Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She’s adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He’d never stab his best friend in the back…

But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To make it count, Alec must learn messy human emotions can’t be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.

Review:

Fun. Cute. Hilarious.
That’s how I’d describe this book in three words. Basically, it’s all I want in a New Adult novel and Megan Erickson managed to deliver that perfectly with her witty writing style, funny dialogues and just the right amount of swoon and feels.

“I’d bet my truck that girl is in love with you.”
“You hate that rust bucket.”
“Right, but it’s still a working rust bucket and I don’t have money to buy a newer rust bucket, so it’s still good collateral.”
“So, if I bet my rust bucket are we just going to trade them? That seems really stupid because no one wins.”

What I probably value most in a book is its characters. The characters usually make or break a book for me, and sadly a lot of NA books have a really annoying MC that pisses me off and then some. Not Megan’s heroine though. No, I can proudly tell you that Kat Caruso is one hell of a woman. She’s caring, likable, and most importantly, she’s hilarious! I absolutely LOVED being in her head. It was so much fun, seriously. If she was real, I’d totally be her BFF, or maybe her MBF. Sure, she had her dense moments, especially when it came to Alec’s feelings for her, but not very many at that. So yeah, she isn’t perfect by all means, but duh, who is? It just made her even more real and relatable. I could most definitely relate to Kat, however different our personalities actually are. She has a big heart and is such a great character, I just couldn’t help but love her.

“You remembered I had a green smoothie?” He didn’t want to tell her he remembered the smoothie was green because it matched the green sweater she was wearing that day. Because that would definitely be weird.

Alec Stone (awesome name, right?) is the love interest of the story, and in the beginning of the book, Kat’s boyfriend’s best friend. Screams drama, I know. But trust me when I say that this book had the exact perfect amount of drama, not too much and never going so far that it annoyed me. It was perfectly done.

“Yeah, something happened. Max happened.”
“I don’t-”
“Fucking asshole.”
“What-”
“I would have punched him in the face if I didn’t think I’d break my hand on his steel-beamed jaw.”

The scenes between Alec and Max, Kat’s aforementioned boyfriend, were actually some of my favorite moment of this book. Those two are such a pair, really. I adore them so much and can’t wait to read more about their friendship in Make It Right. While Max is acting like a total idiot in a huge part of this book, I never ceased to like him and really look forward to reading his story.

Max was shirtless, a big A painted on his chest. Alec remembered Max was so proud to cheer him on, and Alec didn’t have the heart to tell him that he should probably read The Scarlet Letter before he walked around with a big red A on his chest.

Alec on the other hand is passé for now and oh boy, is that making me sad. He is such a swoon-worthy hero. Alec is smart. Like wanting-to-become-a-lawyer smart. And he says the cutest things sometimes! So adorable. But what truly warmed my heart was the way he treats Kat. He has so much patience and is such a sweet guy which is basically all you could want in a boyfriend. And yet, he never managed to bore me or anything! Oh no, he and Kat were way too much fun for that. There was not a second of this book that I found boring. There were an infinite amount of scenes that made me burst out in laughter or made me grin like a fool.

“There’s no way I’m cool with that.” He was only digging his hole deeper. Her face was so red, he thought steam would shoot from her ears. “You’re not cool with it. You’re not cool with it? You’re not cool with it!” She sputtered. He chuckled. “No matter what punctuation you put at the end, that’s what I said.”

Next to Alec and Kat, Danica and Lea were my favorite characters. Especially Danica has quite an amount of scenes since she’s Alec’s friend and she was such an enhancement for the story with her craziness and girl power.

Danica’s blue eyes searched his before she exhaled in exhaustion and slung an arm around his shoulder. “Oh, Stone. My misguided, left-brained friend.”

If you’re in the mood for something fun with kickass characters, don’t hesitate! Pick this up. You will not regret it.

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