Level Up

Level Up 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 alo

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.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 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 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 is one hell of a challenge Can Tessa and Adam level up their relationship to love

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  1. A few random facts about me I am a fiction addict.I love J.D Robb Nora Roberts, Jim Butcher, J.R Ward s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Sherrilyn Kenyon s Dark Hunter, Laurell K Hamilton s Anita Blake series, Stephen King, Jennifer Crusie, Marian Keyes, J.K Rowling, and a slew of other authors.I have been known to stay up all night to finish a new novel I don t so much read as devour.I am an out of the closet foodie.People who follow me on Facebook can attest I am a foodie blog whore Love Smitten Kitchen Adore Pioneer Woman Cooks Bake my own bread on a weekly basis because the recipe is so frickin easy, a chimp could do it and it tastes phenomenal I am a walking infomercial for this bread Total Top Chef freak.I am a geekgirl.I love the San Diego Comic con, or The Con as they call it.I was part of the SCA The Society for Creative Anachronism and briefly sponsored my own mini army I learned to speak some Japanese from anime.I have a near encyclopedic knowledge of character actors and obscure movies I have been called to settle bar bets.I have a flirtatious than appropriate relationship with Excel spreadsheets When I used to work at a day job, if I wore lipstick they assumed I was going on an interview To this day, an entire marketing department lives in fear of my memory.I love being an author.Love writing Love promoting Love everything about it And I love hearing from readers Email me, anytime, and I ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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  1. What A book about gamers that actually portray them as normal human beings A heroine who actually has a backbone and gasp dreams A hero who doesn t sleep with every XX chromosome bearing human in the vicinity A healthy relationship between them, unmarred by misunderstandings, unnecessary angst and whatever crap most authors come up with to prolong the story And dare I mention A story with normal sex No BDSM at all Perish the thought What is this world coming to Oh, the horror The horror, I say W [...]

  2. You re worth it And I m not just going to quietly let you go I m fighting for this one If you want a romance book that would fit to any young adult reader and above, this one is for you Level Up is the definition of Romantic Comedy Cathy Yardley just mixed the right ingredients to make a RomCom that stays away from cliche but stays close to absolutely readable I m so lucky that this is the first book I get to review because as I m writing this down, I have nothing but smiles, feels and swoons.Th [...]

  3. Oh, and Tessa Ani smirked I love that you combed your hair, but couldn t bother to put on a shirt Then she hung up.Tessa covered her bare breasts Damn it, she said I thought the camera was angled up higher This story was such a pleasant surprise and just what I needed to help me emerge from my 2017 reading slump With some notable exceptions, I have been having a hard time getting into new stories this year and seem to find comfort in re reading some of my past favourites Not so with this book Ca [...]

  4. So I guess you re the one using sex to sell, now She blushed, her cheeks going a deep dusty rose Sailor Moon isn t sexy Are you kidding Adam laughed That short skirt Long hair The boots with heels Totally sexy If you ve ever been into fandoms, I m pretty sure this book will be relatable It s such a fun, geeky book, with mentions of plenty of tv shows, games and anime And though these characters are into geeky things like fangirling over tv shows, mentioning conventions and cosplay, and even play [...]

  5. OMG Darling This book was darlingWelcome to my world I live with coders, designers, gamers, and so on And I loved reading about my world This book was a super quick read, had some great one liners and was just a ton of fun I adored Tessa, the heroine She s smart She s confident She wore a Sailor Moon costume To work no less I need to try that Course, I am to old for that and would probably scare the boys around here, but I bet I would also get their attention When she decides she wants Adam, she [...]

  6. This was a fun, quick, light read It was just what I needed after reading some darker books recently Adam is so cute I loved him And Tessa was great too I really liked the gaming cosplaying coding scene It was very entertaining Overall a great read, with endearing characters and a sweet, sexy love story My favorite scene from the whole book, thanks to Adam He stopped, then did the most perfect Sherlock hair ruffle she d ever seen Then he reached out, framed her face, and laid the most breathtaki [...]

  7. Update 8 10 17It s so unmemorable, I literally don t even remember what it s about any And it s only been a month Sooo.I think it s time to downgrade.1.5 stars 2 starsWhen I got to the 85% mark, I realized that I had read this book before Talk about unmemorable Geeky fandom contemporaries are my frakking kryptonite Allonsy

  8. My first review of the year 2016 and it is definitely going to be an exciting one because I just loved this book to pieces The process of me loving it was this Me Oh, it s the last day of the Christmas holiday I should do some extra studying to stay ahead Me But there is this blog tour coming up, so I should probably start reading starts reading giggles Me I ll read another chapter and then stop one hour later Me ASDFGHJKL THIS BOOK IS SO GOODMe NEVER STOP READING reads, giggles, adores book, wa [...]

  9. I heard about this on the latest Dear Bitches, Smart Authors podcast It sounds really cute and is currently free.

  10. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

    Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest I read this for the Yule Bingo Challenge, for the category of Butter Beer a sweet book For info on this challenge, click here I m taking advantage of the holiday break to clean out my Kindle, and LEVEL UP has been a book I ve been wanting to read for a while Not only did it come highly recommended by my friend sraxe, it also features a STEM heroine of color and an adorable romance based on mutual respect and not dat ass I know, right How refreshing.Tessa is [...]

  11. This wasn t a bad book, per se, but it had a lot of weird moments.The Good I really liked Tessa a lot, she s an introvert who s working on getter better in social situations but she also is really ambitious about where she wants to be in her career, especially as a woman working in a heavily male dominated field I love that she succeeds and is recognized for her abilities I liked that the relationship was one of friendship and mutual respect that evolves nicely into romance.The Bad I was kind of [...]

  12. , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , xDDD I am not picking on you because you re a woman I m picking on you because you don t want to do things my way and you want to mess with my codes You re a sexist I m a misanthrope I don t hate women I hate everybody , ,

  13. 4 stars Fun read I enjoyed the whole thing Excellent dialogue.Heroine Tessa is a computer programmer in a company that makes video games She is qualified to be a coder programmer and wants a promotion to be part of the coding group But so far her job is merely providing sound for video games Her co worker and roommate is Adam Tessa is an introvert She becomes friends with a group of women It was fun reading about the friendships and her relationship with Adam.The plot and conflicts made a good s [...]

  14. 3.5 StarsNice and sweet Some minor quibbles with the writing some phrases got repeated over and over I loved the feminist and anti sexism and anti homophobia messages but they came out as over the top and preachy occasionally Still, I quite enjoyed this quick read Yay for female POC game engineer Full review I picked this book for free a couple of weeks ago on and it is still free because I was intrigued by the premise a geek gamers romance with a Latina heroine who is a real game coder and is t [...]

  15. WHERE THE HELL HAS THIS SERIES BEEN ALL MY LIFE CLICK CLICK CLICK Book 1 Level Up Roommates Friends to lovers with a video game engineer heroineBook 2 One True Pairing Opposites attract fake relationship hollywood heartthrob gothabilly bookworm Book 3 Game of Hearts Geeky brother s best friend with plus sized cosplaying mechanic heroine

  16. Please note that I rated this 4.5 stars, but rounded up to 5 stars on So I saw that Bark s Book and Nonsense marked this as to read on and it looked like the kind of book right up my alley so I went and got this and finished it up this weekend A very fast and entertaining read I think that some things could be improved for future books in the series, but this was a solid first book.Told in the third person, Level Up has roommates and coworkers Tessa Rodriguez and Adam London starting to realize [...]

  17. Well, that s a lovely short chick lit novel with totally relatable main character I mean it She s a programmer, she s a geek, she s introvert, she skypes her best friend because they live in different places, e.t.c She s like the cooler, smarter and professional version of me lolI liked the book because it is simple and light It s not something big but it s enough to spend some time and relax It is a book about friendship, relationships healthy relationships without ugly misunderstandings, idio [...]

  18. Nerd love Yeah I got nothing done in the day I spent every spare minute reading this I had terrible sleeping last night because of the anxiety of ending on a nerve wracking chapter Loved it like I loved Ruthie Knox s Truly Yay for swoony adorkable novellas This one sings the song of my people, can t wait for of the series

  19. I loved this book It was funny, sweet and smart It was refreshing to read a romance without all the misogynistic double standards.

  20. I use the actual translations for the stars, so two stars means it was okay.But I didn t love it Maybe another case of having hopes too high, butThe reason for the first kiss was so out of the blue weird, never mentioned again, totally random that it just felt like the author got desperate and threw it in I didn t like Adam that much I mean, one woman dumps him to pursue her career so he will no longer trust any woman who cares about her job That s his internal conflict view spoiler and we can S [...]

  21. Ce bouquin est tout mignon, il n y pas de drama entre les personnages, pas de grande crise sentimentale, de quiproquo qui auraient pu tout faire basculer Non, on a deux personnes qui se d couvrent une attirance mutuelle, qui h sitent au d but mais qui se donnent une chance, parce que voil ils se parlent, ils se disent tout de suite leurs sentiments et c est choupiiiiii Tess et Adam vont aussi avoir chacun leur petit challenge surmonter pour Tess c est r aliser son objectif professionnel sans que [...]

  22. Level Up by Cathy 3.5 stars 07 10 2017I received an ebook copy of Level Up by the author through thechainreview in exchange of an honest review and this does not affect my opinion on this book.I was expecting a little bit of this book It was kind of funny but not enough to make me laugh out loud like I wanted to I liked the characters but I think they could be better developed Sometimes I think they acted childish and their actions didn t match their personalities One example , and that disappo [...]

  23. Super cute geeky romance novella Good stuff about consent, geek culture, toxic masculinity Skates dangerously close to a She s All That geek to beauty thing, but manages to avoid it Laughed out loud several times just a fun little book I m excited to see what s next in the series.

  24. This novella tells the tale of Tessa, an audio programmer working for a games company in Southern California, and Adam, a colleague who also happens to be her housemate Tessa wants two things in life promotion to a fully fledged game engineer a job she is well qualified to do, and to get laid to help her reduce her stress levels Problem is she ain t exactly the most social person in the world A dedicated introvert, Tessa needs to put herself out there to achieve both objectives.Adam think Ben fr [...]

  25. I liked this one Tessa and Adam were sweet and adorably dorky together Tessa s crippling social anxiety puts out standoffish signals to the men she works with and she s been relegated to the position of audio tech when she wants to be doing so much .What s a girl to do when she wants to get ahead She shows them how good she is, of course And somewhere along the way she ends up falling for her roommate There s an awful lot of kissing involved in their brainstorming, btw It s adorable.Adam has his [...]

  26. You can find this review in English below.3.5 stars.Esta historia ha sido super cute, dulce y cortita Me ha gustado mucho Y me ha llamado la atenci n porque ha sido muy directa, con pocos malentendidos, con di logos entretenidos y sinceros Y con nada, nada de NA S lo la edad de los protagonistas 3.5 stars.This story is so cute sweet and short And I liked it a lot It has been straightforward, without misunderstandings and enjoyable and sincere dialogues And with nothing, not a thing New Adultish [...]

  27. Okay, I ll be honest This was a freebie off iBooks and when I started it I thought I understood WHY it was free It felt a little stiff and heavy handed in setting scene, characters and tone, explaining backstory in dialogue in a rather awkward way But then it quickly fell into a smooth groove This was a quick read, I devoured it in less than three hours, but it was fun, geeky and full of delightful tension just a few of my favourite things I ll definitely keep an eye out for future books in this [...]

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