Status Update (Lili’s Review)

status update coverTitle: Status Update (#gaymers #1)
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: December 7th 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary
Word Count: 64,000
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He’s a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister’s wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he’s left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail.

That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. Nothing about the ultraconservative geoarchaeologist should attract Adrian, but once he discovers Noah’s hidden love for video games, the two connect on a new level. Soon, a quiet but undeniable chemistry sparks.

Something doesn’t add up, though. As the miles accumulate and time runs out, Noah must face the most difficult choice of his life. Meanwhile, Adrian must decide whether he’s ready to level up. Is their relationship status worth fighting for, or has this game ended before it’s even begun?

Book 1 of the #gaymers series


Omg, what a delightful story from Annabeth Albert! I’ve been in a funk the past couple of weeks and really needed a pick me up. When the opportunity to review this book came up I was all over it- and in the end this was just what I needed. This is the story of Noah and Adrian who are unexpectedly thrown together when Adrian is left stranded by his boyfriend.

Like all of Ms. Albert’s books, this book was a perfect mix of sweet, angst, and sexy. She always manages to make me feel what her characters are feeling. I hurt when they hurt and I’m happy when they are. Her character’s feeling feel real. She just nailed this one- this book had it all.

    Delightful characters
    Dual POV ✓
    Romance ✓
    Great pace ✓
    Chemistry between the main characters ✓
    Character development ✓
    Relationship development ✓
    Dogs! ✓
    And a heartwarming end ✓

This book made me forget all the stresses of life and took me to a happy place. Highly recommend! 5 Stars!

Fit to be Tied

#gaymers Series

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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant