A love at first sight romance featuring the girl next door and an unexpected sexy gamer boy.
I was exploring the world,
Figuring things out.
The last thing I expected was to find him,
A drop-dead sexy gamer,
Who was ready for a challenge.
The problem is,
I was no match for him.
She is everything I wasn’t looking for,
And now, I can’t imagine one second without her.
But as a professional gamer,
I travel the country,
Coming and going on a whim,
To play the game,
Striving for victory.
This time, it’s not about the win.
It’s about Leveling Up,
And only her,
History doesn’t have to repeat itself… or does it?
Life was on track, going great,
And I couldn’t have been happier.
But then he walks back in,
The tall, dark, broody blast from my past,
The one that got away,
Or shall I say, the one I pushed away,
Now, he’s pushing the boundaries,
Ready to bring the past to the present,
For a chance at a future.
As a professional gamer,
I’m focused and detailed,
Weighing all of my options.
After she left, I was lost, shattered,
And thought it was game over,
For me, for us.
But when I see her again,
There’s more at stake than just a game,
This time, I’m playing for keeps, ready for One More Round.
A game between friends…
That’s all we are,
All we ever were.
But when I finally let myself go,
Let myself really feel,
The only thing I want is him.
Despite how opinionated, frustrating, and charming he is,
We’re only friends.
He’s my player number two.
But lately, we’re powering up, trying for more,
And playing this game just might destroy us for good.
She deserves better,
Better than the game-less douche who gets to have her.
She’s strong, feisty, and so damn smart.
Too smart–if you ask me.
And now, I’m amped up for more,
Ready to play this game,
With no “game over” in sight.
Lauren Helms is a romance author her nerdy and flirty contemporary words. Lauren has forever been an avid reader from the beginning. After starting a book review website, that catapulted her fully into the book world, she knew that something was missing. While working for a video game strategy guide publisher, she decided to mix what she knew best–video games and romance. She decided to take the plunge and write her first novel, Level Me Up. Several published novels later, Lauren, with her book bestie, also formed PR company, Forever Write PR, to help other authors promote their books.
Lauren lives in Indianapolis, Indiana sharing her love of books and video games with her own Gamer Boy husband and three little kid nerds who will hopefully grow up to share the love of things that united Lauren and her husband on their own happily ever after.