REVIEW: BETA TEST by Annabeth Albert

Posted June 6, 2016 by MeliMel in Book Love, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Meli Mel Review, Reviews / 0 Comments

BETA TEST review
BETA TEST
#gaymers book 2
Annabeth Albert
Released May 30, 2016
Carina Press
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Blurb v2

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?

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♥ ♥ ♥ 4.25 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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“You’re the one who said you can’t be dating a coworker.”

“I know what I said. But, you have to admit–this thing between us doesn’t seem to be going away.”

“It’s not.”

“I don’t want to stop seeing you.”

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Tristan Jones has been trying to make his conservative parents happy ever since the loss of his older brother. That is why Tristan keeps to himself and hides the fact that he is gay. There is only one part of his life that he will not let his parents dictate and that is his career, no matter how much they disapprove. Tristan is hired by a video game company responsible for the game Space Avenger.

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“Yeah, baby. Come on. Tell me what you need.”

“This. Just this. Just you.”

Oh, that was an intoxicating thought–being enough for Tristan, exactly like this, being everything he needed.

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Tristan isn’t the only new employee, Ravi Tandel is hired as a graphic designer for the company. Ravi is everything Tristan isn’t, confident, charming, and out and proud. So, it’s no surprise that they don’t exactly like each other when they first meet. However, circumstances put them together when everyone gets food poisoning at a work party, with the exception of Ravi and Tristan who left the party early and without eating. Now they are asked to drive a truck to Seattle together to a convention where they will unveil a top secret project to everyone.

I totally loved these two. It was a slow burn between them but those are usually so delicious and smoking hot, and this one was no exception. I loved their connection. It was sweet and sexy. I loved how their differences complemented each other and brought out a different side of one another. Tristan was left unsure of himself when it comes to sex, due to his past relationship. Ravi, however, had no problem showing Tristan how good he thought Tristan was. It was so great to see Tristan bloom and become more confident. The sexual tension and steam between these two was intensely hot. That is why it comes to no surprise that their feelings for each other change to so much more.

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Ravi gave in to the impulse and closed the distance between them, kissing Tristan firmly. Tristan kissed him back eagerly, not even glancing around to see who might be around to see who might be around. That was new, and Ravi loved it. He broke away reluctantly. “I’d wait forever for you. That’s what I was trying to say.”

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I really enjoyed this book a lot. Tristan and Ravi were such an enjoyable couple to read about and I just loved their emotional connection. I really liked the pace of how everything developed between them. This book had steam, humour, emotional moments, and some angst. I love that despite how much both of their parents didn’t exactly agree with their life choices and didn’t accept their sexuality, they stayed true to themselves. Overall, It was a really great read. If you haven’t read the first book, that’s okay, because this one can be read as a standalone. I totally recommend this one. If you like your m/m reads to have a perfect blend of sweet and sexy, and you enjoy a good opposites attract story, then give this one a read.

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Book 3 in #gaymers Series is set to release on SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

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About Author v2

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.

Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency

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