Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Series: Hot & Nerdy #2
Published by: eKensington
Publication Date: October 27, 2014
Spring break is supposed to be a week of fun in the sun for three childhood friends about to graduate from college. But one of them is ready to get her game on somewhere else…
Charlie Castle is an expert archer and a fierce warrior—in her favorite video game, anyway. But college life was a program she couldn't quite master. To land a cybertech job without a degree, she's entering a "hackfest" over spring break—where she also hopes to meet the sweet gamer who's been flirting with her online. Instead, she runs into the hot guy who walked away years ago, and can't fight the desire that comes rushing back.
Jonah Best has never gotten over Charlie, whose kisses were always as deliciously creative as her coding. But now that they're face to face again, he doesn't know how to admit that her online admirer is really him—or how to convince her that he's offering her a job for her incredible skills, not her sex appeal. Can Jonah cut through their communication glitches and persuade Charlie that the next level up for them should be forever?
So, when I got Her Perfect Game, I didn’t realize it was the second book in the Hot & Nerdy trilogy until I was about to read it. I almost had a meltdown! You wouldn’t believe the angst I went through while trying to decide if I should just read it anyway, without reading Her Best Shot first. Yes, I have issues.
Thankfully, each book focuses on a different girl. Also another plus, this one takes place during the same time, but in a different place, so very little overlaps.
The three childhood friends – Layla, Charlie, and Felicity – are all split up at different colleges, it’s their senior year, and they want to have one last hoorah during spring break. Thing is, Charlie has plans to go to Hackfest, where she can win prize money and hopefully land a job. Yes, our girl Charlie is a gamer and hacker. Sexy, right?
I kind of adore Charlie. She’s a strong girl and speaks out against sexism in the gaming world. I especially love how she got into hacking because of a devastating case of revenge porn.
Then we have Jonah, the guy who taught her those hacking skills. He’s also the guy she fell for during her freshman year, then he graduated and left without a goodbye. Only, he hasn’t totally been out of her life over the past couple years. He’s been her online gaming buddy, but she doesn’t know it. Slightly creepy if you think about it.
Anyway, their second chance at love was fun and sweet. It was cute how they’d do coding and gaming together. I really liked them together, especially when they were making a mess with the blue body paint from her costume. 😉
Overall, I enjoyed Her Perfect Game. It may be a snack size read, but it leaves you feeling full. Now I need to read the first book and wait for the third!