Level Me Up

Level Me Up

by Lauren Helms

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Overview

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 from the moment he first sees Morgan, he wants more. He falls hard and fast but isn't surprised when his job as a professional video gamer takes a toll on their relationship.

Once Morgan decides what truly makes her happy, there's no time to waste. But without warning, life threatens to destroy what both Morgan and Dex want most... each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781546574422
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/05/2017
Series: Gamer Boy , #1
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

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!

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Level Me Up 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
DNF at 23% So this is a first, recently the only books I'm not hating are NA/YA, particularly at the younger end of the scale - but this one is the exception. Morgan is dragged by her 'friends' to Comic-Con. I use inverted commas because these are the sort of friends who call you bad names, drag you into bad situations and never have your back. Morgan is totally full of herself. I don't ever admit this out loud, but I have a really nice pair of breasts. I know that sounds vain, but it's the truth. There is nothing worse that not being able to fill out that killer halter top you're dying to buy. I mean really? NOTHING worse? Her friend also makes ridiculous sweeping generalisations which made me want to slap her and tell her she was an immature child (if that's not an oxymoron) "Yeah. Basically, I can tell if a guy is worth the time in thirty seconds or less. It's all about eye contact. If a guy can't keep up the eye contact for at least ten seconds, he's weak. If he can, then I'm intrigued." I hated Morgan's 'voice', I hated the constant "I"," I"," I", I know that "spaz" isn't an offensive term in the US, but it is in the UK and I found its use to be unpleasant. Overall, I tried to read this book three times and couldn't get into it. Even the insta-lurve when Morgan meets the worlds greatest gamer felt fake. Maybe I'm too old for this but I just couldn't feel any liking for self-obsessed Morgan and the stilted self-absorbed first person POV. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Lauren Helms's debut new adult romance is absolutely adorable! Morgan Lawson, pulled into the world of gaming by way of a chance invitation to Comic-Con, finds the man of her dreams and has to fight herself in order to find her happily ever after. Besides the references to just about all my favorite shows, Level Me Up proves flirty and nerdy mix very well together. Dex and Morgan are two different people. Dex is a professional gamer and Morgan knows absolutely nothing about video games Yet, despite walking different paths they strike an immediate bond and fall into a whirlwind romance. The two are clearly into each other, but Morgan's insecurity has the potential for relationship disaster. When she decides that she has to find what makes her truly happy and resolve issues with her father, her relationship with Dex takes a nosedive. At this point of the story the drama spikes and keeps you wondering whether the couple will find a way to hold on to each other. Throw in a plot twist and you've got yourself an engaging read! The Performance: This is first I've ever heard Lacey Gilleran perform narration for an audiobook and though she was pleasing to listen to, the story was read as it's written and not with inflections to make it sound like a scene playing out. In particular, the sex scenes came across as monotone, yet it was definitely written with all the right phrases to be passionate and scorching. I thought she represented certain characters well, like Morgan's friends. Their attitudes and flair came through loud and clear! Even though the story is about 6 hours long, it doesn't go by too quickly. The reading pace is a steady one that allows you to get into the story and feel like you've gotten your money's worth in listening time. There's all the geekery and romance you can possibly pack into one story in Level Me Up! I definitely recommend this story to fans of Cathy Yardley's Fandom Hearts series. *Audiobook provided in consideration for review*
sportochick More than 1 year ago
What a delightful story! Since I make costumes for Comic Con I was excited to get a chance to listen and review this audible book. Author Lauren Helms did a memorable job of presenting this young group of gamers and the woman they meet, the Comic Con experience though brief felt realistic and the backstory for Morgan was believable and added interest to the story. This story will appeal to the younger generation as they will be able to relate extremely well to the characters within this story. Don't get me wrong I liked it as well and am hooked on the series. I do look forward to the next stories to this series as the other secondary characters had fully developed and interesting personalities.
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
DNF at 23% So this is a first, recently the only books I'm not hating are NA/YA, particularly at the younger end of the scale - but this one is the exception. Morgan is dragged by her 'friends' to Comic-Con. I use inverted commas because these are the sort of friends who call you bad names, drag you into bad situations and never have your back. Morgan is totally full of herself. I don't ever admit this out loud, but I have a really nice pair of breasts. I know that sounds vain, but it's the truth. There is nothing worse that not being able to fill out that killer halter top you're dying to buy. I mean really? NOTHING worse? Her friend also makes ridiculous sweeping generalisations which made me want to slap her and tell her she was an immature child (if that's not an oxymoron) "Yeah. Basically, I can tell if a guy is worth the time in thirty seconds or less. It's all about eye contact. If a guy can't keep up the eye contact for at least ten seconds, he's weak. If he can, then I'm intrigued." I hated Morgan's 'voice', I hated the constant "I"," I"," I", I know that "spaz" isn't an offensive term in the US, but it is in the UK and I found its use to be unpleasant. Overall, I tried to read this book three times and couldn't get into it. Even the insta-lurve when Morgan meets the worlds greatest gamer felt fake. Maybe I'm too old for this but I just couldn't feel any liking for self-obsessed Morgan and the stilted self-absorbed first person POV. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
belllla More than 1 year ago
3.5stars Level me up is a sweet love story between a Gameboy and a normal girl. Morgan is instantly drawn to Dex when she visits Comic-con and for her luck, she sees him once again and is invited on a date. When she finds out that they live in the same city their romance begins. So Dex is a great guy, smart, nice, and productive. He is ok guy. Morgan, on the other hand, is weak, full of insecurities and fear that she will be left alone, so she drives Dex completely away with no good reason just her fear. And after two months of crying, she wants him back. She was frustrating and annoying. She had a guy who loved her, fought for her and she turned him down. Thank god that she came to her senses toward the end of the book. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly