Saturday, January 1, 2011

Review: Geek Love by Mechele Armstrong

Geek Love by Mechele Armstrong

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Heat Rating: 3



When Joel goes to a science fiction/gaming convention, he never expects to meet the woman of his dreams. But when he finds out a gaming buddy he’s never met is there, that’s exactly what happens.

Sam got tried of being a woman in the gaming communities, so she adopted a male persona to play--only now she has to make that lie up to her best friend Joel, who she’s spent many a night chatting with online. She doesn’t think anything that happens onscreen could be real but things sure heat up when she meets the man she considers a buddy.

Amidst science fiction regulars and popular shows and movie fans, Sam and Joel try to get to know each other beyond their gaming names and have a wild night together.

When another online woman sets her sights on Joel and is willing to do anything to get him, Sam is caught in the crossfire. Will she ever be able to reconcile herself to geek love becoming real?

Ragan Jay's Review

Having been a gamer and being married to a gamer, Geek Love was a book I wanted desperately to get my hands on when I first read the blurb weeks ago and I came away more than satisfied after reading it. Joel and Samantha are just adorable. They’re two hardcore gamers who find camaraderie and friendship in a world of visualized fantasy as they bond over games, television, movies, and much more.

Stories like this just make you feel young again. Take you back when love was awkward and shy and the whole experience was surreal. And then the maturity rating gets upped and things get all kinds of steamy. The humor is applied to near perfection. I smiled, chuckled, and even proceeded to laugh my butt off at times. Though mostly I just oo-ed and awe-ed over the geekiness.

Ms. Armstrong worked magic with this book and proved she is all too familiar with the gaming world because every detail was spot on. I would highly recommend it to romantics with a weakness for geeks or a flair for gaming. Fans of Firefly, specifically Mal and Inara, may find it extremely likable as well.

5 Tea Cups!

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