Beta Test (#gaymers #2) by Annabeth Albert ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

betatestTitle: Beta Test (#gaymers #2)

Author: Annabeth Albert

Publisher: Carina Press

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 05/30/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance

Blurb:

Player vs. Player. Fight!

Brilliant graphic designer Ravi Tandel is ahead of the game—he’s just been asked to present a top secret project at a huge conference in Seattle. All systems are go…until he learns his buttoned-up office nemesis is coming along for the ride.

Tristan Jones isn’t really the gamer type, but he knows the back end of the video game business inside out. Together, he and Ravi will give an awesome presentation. If they survive the cross-country trip first.

Tossed together in close quarters, Ravi’s shocked to see Tristan’s sexy, softer side emerge from such a conservative shell. He’s less shocked to learn his handsome colleague’s prominent family would never support an out-and-proud son. But Ravi didn’t struggle through his own coming out to hide who he is now. To be together, Tristan will have to push past his fear and ultimately decide: Does he want a future with Ravi? Or is it game over before they’ve even begun?

Book Two of the #gaymers series

My View:

This story was utterly sweet. It was low angst yet deep enough to be totally satisfying. Ravi and Tristan both had great personalities and emotional histories that gave them flaws and room to grow. I loved learning a little about Ravi’s culture and Tristan was just so uptight! Their interactions were often humorous and made me smile.

This romance was well represented and I understood every incremental step they took from strangers, to reluctant coworkers, to friends, to lovers. Their story was engaging and endearing and let me feeling fulfilled and happy. I loved seeing them stand up for themselves and each other. They helped each other become the best they could be and it was a wonderful journey.

I have not read much by Annabeth Albert, but this story was very well written and well crafted and I am looking forward to reading more from this new to me author.

Links

Beta Test (#gaymers #2) on Goodreads
Carina Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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