Friday, December 4, 2015

[ARC Review]: "Status Update"

Status Update by Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press (December 7, 2015)
Series: #Gaymers, 1
Genre: M/M Romance

Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He's a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister's wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he's left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail.

That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. Nothing about the ultraconservative geoarchaeologist should attract Adrian, but once he discovers Noah's hidden love for video games, the two connect on a new level. Soon, a quiet but undeniable chemistry sparks.

Something doesn't add up, though. As the miles accumulate and time runs out, Noah must face the most difficult choice of his life. Meanwhile, Adrian must decide whether he's ready to level up. Is their relationship status worth fighting for, or has this game ended before it's even begun?

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Reviews of Albert's Previous Novels:

Treble Maker (#1) -- TBQ

My Review:

I was very excited going into this book -- one grouchy, bearded professor and one tattooed (and pierced) video game designer, thrown together into an impromptu snowy road trip? Hell yes! Add to that the fact that they met in Utah, and I couldn't be happier. Sometimes it's the little things.

"Hot guy, of literary inclinations, who may or may not have experience in relations. " Adrian made a sweeping gesture with his hand. "Heck yes, I'm fascinated. You, my friend, are one intriguing puzzle."

Oh, how I loved these two. I loved seeing Noah taking care of Adrian, and vice versa. I loved watching them dance around each other, and then later falling into bed (the first time for Noah, just sayin').

"We get together and have outrageous Christmas sex--"

"Does it involve elf suits?" Noah's throat hurt. Even the ridiculous stuff with Adrian has weight to it. Substance. 

"See, this is where you need a holiday boyfriend. Someone to show you where the mistletoe goes and to tell you why peppermint lube is a very bad idea."

A very sexy romance with fun times and a bit of angst as Noah comes to term with being true to himself. I'm looking forward to the rest of the Gaymer series!


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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion.

*Note: The quotes used belong to Annabeth Albert; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim them.

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There were some really great scenes that mere quotes wouldn't do justice. Trust me, you don't want to miss this one! 

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Until Next Time,


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