Sunday, 29 May 2016

REVIEW: Beta Test (#gaymers, book 2) by Annabeth Albert


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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?


I swear there is just something about Annabeth’s writing that feels like a warm cozy blanket on a chilly night. For its length, everything was just right. I didn’t wish it to be longer, nor did I think of it as too short.

Tristan is so adorkable with his methods and systems. Ravi is like the cool kid in the class. It's dual POV so you have access to both their mindsets. Tristan cannot get any more "WASP-y" than he already is, and Ravi brings in his own flavor of culture. I get it, being of minority myself. Yet despite their differences, they can't be any more perfect for each other. I love how they're surrounded by decent people, with the exception of Tristan's mother.

The build up to the relationship from a tentative friendship was just right. The reservations and the inner struggle on both ends felt right. The coming of 2 worlds happened right. The heat hit you right. The sprinkling of familiar characters, the introduction of new ones, the amount of angst, the amount of humor, right, right, right, right…

And on a more personal note, I thoroughly enjoyed their road trip as it was a familiar experience, taking the exact same route (albeit not the same stops) and taking us even further past Seattle. Reminded me of good times. Not as good a time as Tristan and Ravi had, but still good times... hehe...

Can you tell how much I love this one?!?:p

If you're looking for a nice light read with genuine emotions, this book, this series, has got to be on your list!

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