Monday, January 18, 2016

Blog Tour 'Level Up' by Cathy Yardley

Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘Level Up’ by Cathy Yardley. ‘Level Up’ is a Romantic Comedy and was published on January 3rd 2016.
For more information and tour stops please visit the tour page

About the Book: introvert Tessa Rodriguez will do whatever it takes to get promoted to video game engineer– including create a fandom-based video game in just three weeks. The only problem is, she can't do it alone. Now, she needs to strong-arm, cajole, and otherwise socialize with her video game coworkers, especially her roommate, Adam, who’s always been strictly business with her. The more they work together, though, the closer they get…

Adam London has always thought of his roomie Tessa as “one of the guys” until he agreed to help her with this crazy project. Now, he’s thinking of her all the time… and certainly as something more than just a roommate! But his last girlfriend broke up with him to follow her ambitions, and he knows that Tessa is obsessed with getting ahead in the video game world. Going from friends to something more is one hell of a challenge. Can Tessa and Adam level up their relationship to love?

My Review:

When I first read about ‘Level Up’ I just knew this was a book I needed to read. I really loved the idea of two geeky characters who lived together. So I signed up for the tour and I was super excited to hear I would be a part of the blog tour.

In ‘Level Up’ we meet Tessa Rodriguez, an introvert and geeky woman who works hard to get her dream job: a videogame engineer. The Tessa has been living with Adam for almost a year now. And the only thing they’ve noticed about each other is that they work together and both are engineers. But when Tessa’s best friend is telling her she really needs to get out more and work for what she wants, Tessa decides to try and make more friends. When being more friendly gets her the job of making a new videogame, Tessa really needs the help of her colleagues and also Adam. But what Tessa didn’t expect was getting to know Adam more and feeling more for him than just friendship.

‘Level Up’ was a book that was just too damn short. It was just so good I could have easily read another hundred chapters in this book. From the moment I started reading, I really loved this book. Cathy Yardley has a really fun writing style, that just makes you want to keep reading. So I did, and before I knew it I finished reading this book. It was just so much fun. And I loved reading about Tessa’s and Adam’s journey in getting to know each other better. There interactions were so much fun to read about and also really really sweet.

The best thing about ‘Level Up’ was definitely the whole geeky romance part. It was just so fun and romantic and I really enjoyed getting to know Tessa and Adam. Tessa’s job in a man’s world was also really interesting to read about. I mean.. I’ve never heard about a woman working as a videogame engineer, and Tessa really kicked ass as an engineer.

‘Level Up’ is a really fun book that I would definitely recommend. It’s fun, romantic, geeky and you can perfectly read this if you don’t have a lot of time, because it’s not a very long book. I can’t wait to read other books in this series.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Cathy Yardley needs to get out more. When not writing, she is probably cruising the Internet, sleeping or watching D-list movies and adding to her unnatural mental store of character-actor trivia. She is a closet fangirl for Supernatural, Sherlock, Doctor Who, and too many others to name. Her family is considering performing an intervention for her addiction to pop culture. Want to read more of her writing? Sign up for her notification list, and get a free novella, Hooked, from the Fandom Hearts series!


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  1. Thanks so much for the great review, Maureen! I'm glad you enjoyed the book! :)

    1. You're very welcome. I really really loved it! ;)

  2. So glad you loved it! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!

    1. You're welcome. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.

  3. Fun writing style and a geeky romance are two great selling points for me! It sounds like a cute read :)

    1. It definitely is a cute read. I loved it so much. Especially the geeky part :P

  4. Great review, Maureen! I just discovered this book last week and I can't wait to read it.

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer

    1. Thank you Marie. It's definitely a really fun book to read. You really will enjoy it ;)


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