Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gaming For Keeps

Gaming for Keeps
by Seleste deLaney

Rating 5/5


Pen Holloway’s done with men—in real life. Guys in game are so much less drama. But when her partner from Heroes of Fallen Gods invites her to the convention of the year, she panics. What if he’s another jerk? What if he’s not?

Cal Burrows is living his dream of being a spy. One of TRAIT’s misfit spies, but still a spy. It’s the perfect job… until an arms dealer with a taste for blood invades his not-so-secret geek haven. All Cal wanted from ConDamned was to meet his on-line girl. Now, with the threat of mass murder looming, he’s forced to choose between keeping his mission a secret and protecting the girl of his dreams.

Despite their attraction, Pen can’t help but suspect Cal’s hiding something. She also can’t shake the feeling he’s not as much of a stranger as he seems.


I need to start this review out by saying this:  I am a total nerd.  Completely.  This book immediately drew my attention because of that.  I actually met my husband off an MMO, so the idea of this story completely drew me in.  The author did a GREAT job keeping in line with the MMO aspect as well as all the other nerdy quips.  Firefly, Dr Who, and Lord of the Rings all referenced in a book?  Yeah, that’s a book for me.

My only regret is that the book is so short!  I wanted it to go on a little more, but that’s mostly because I enjoyed it so much.  I couldn’t put this book down and I completed it in little over an hour.  It’s a quick read, but it’s jammed full of delicious nerdiness. 

Also, if you’re not a nerd, the nerd talk isn’t so overwhelming that a person would feel lost in the references.  This book is well written for nerds and non-nerds alike.  Definitely pick up this book.  I only wish that when I met my husband from an MMO that he was a super spy. :P

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