Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Talk Techy To Me

"I’m not a princess. Or a dirty maid. OR a call girl. I’m not any of those things. 
I’m Chloe Talley and I’m a mess. I read romance novels and I wear really ugly gaucho pants in my apartment and I usually have stained shirts from cooking…
And I’m not strong. I’m not strong at all. 
In fact, I let people down. I’m not charming like you and I don’t like social places unless I can wear a costume and pretend to be someone else. 
The reason is because I don’t like what I see. I don’t like Chloe. And everything was fine until you made me want to give you more. 
And I can’t give you that. "
--Megan Erickson, Changing His Game

Genre: Adult Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Pages: 128
Publication Date: August 11th, 2015
Source: Bought
Find On: AmazonGoodreads
Previous Books in Series: Changing His Game
Goodreads Description 

He controls the game, but she’s rewriting all the rules…

Marley Lake is no stranger to awkwardness, but getting caught watching a dirty GIF by the company’s hot new IT guy exceeds even her standards. That is, until she realizes he's as turned on by it as she is. But with a big promotion on the line, she refuses to let her current dry spell be her downfall. Maybe.

Austin Rivers has no business lusting after the irresistible editor of Gamers Magazine. He's a secret partner in the business—and technically Marley’s boss. One look at that GIF, though, and he’s ready to install a whole lot more than just software…as long as she never finds out who he really is.

But reality’s not as virtual as it seems, and when Austin’s identity jeopardizes Marley’s promotion, he has to change his game or risk losing the only woman with the cheat code to his heart.
I immediately went into this book upon finishing Changing His Game because I completely fell in love with the first one. The banter, the sexy times, the tech talk, I fell in love with it all...especially the cosplay sex. I cannot talk enough about this component but I don't wanna be a total creep so I'll also talk about some other things. This story starts right where Changing His Game left off but zeroing in our focus on Grant aka Breck--cosplay, guys, cosplay--spotting Chloe aka Sari. They both are attracted to one another and after some amazing medieval/video game verbal foreplay, they hook up. Chloe is painfully introverted and can only really be social when she is in consume pretending to be somebody else, so she sneaks out after their night together and plans to never see her Breck again. But of course, life doesn't work out that way.

Grant is business partners with her brother Ethan and they end up meeting again at a dinner. Ethan plays the big brother card before Chloe even gets to dinner so when she shows up Grant is understandably in fear of his genitals. They pretend they don't know one another but they keep finding themselves thrown together and end up continuing their role playing sexual escapades.

Ok, let me talk about the sex first and "get it out of the way." The role playing sex is just out of control hot. Reading this in public was one of the worst ideas I've ever had...ever. I was shifting and feeling hot and needed to start breathing at a normal rate again. It. Is. So. Hot. Megan needs to get out of my head because I just can't with how on point and hot the fantasies she wrote about are. It is just on another level.

I adored Chloe. Her insecurities broke my heart and I wanted to hug her something fierce. She doesn't like herself. She just doesn't have any confidence in who she can be on her own without the help of costumes. It seriously hurt my heart how afraid she was of being herself and owning who she was and loving herself. When she is in a situation to help mentor a young girl interested in computer programming, it made me so happy! Her drive to want to make a difference in the life of a young girl when she herself was terrified of screwing up was simply heart-warming, uplifting and inspiring.

Grant is used to getting what he wants because of his charm and his ease with social situations. His relationship with his daughter Sydney is too cute for words. Sydney is so mature and Grant himself will tell people she is the parent and he shames her. I die laughing. Their dynamic is amazing and I loved the scenes with him and his daughter.

The romantic relationship between Grant and Chloe is not easy. She wants nothing outside of the role play fantasies and he wants everything and anything. I loved how Grant didn't give up on her and helped her through her insecurities. He recognized her strength before even she did and I find that beautiful. She didn't need him to fix her but she did need a kick in the ass to realize what her actual hang up was. The respect he paid to Ethan was also so sigh-inducing. I loved how they were with one another and how they both opened up to each other when they previously were BOTH closed off and not open to long-term relationships.

I absolutely love this series. Not only do the sexy times give me a list of things I need to do, but the characters just melt my heart! I am obsessed with them and their banter and their nuances and insecurities and quirks, I love them all because of them not in spite of them. I cannot wait to get the next book because ETHAN!!!!!!! Omg I'm already dying for it!!!! Seriously, read these books, read them now, you need these in your life.

Backstage Pass
If you love cosplay, real characters, and broken heroines...this book is for you.

2 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this book!! I love the cosplay aspect of it, and I loved the relationship a whole lot too <3

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  2. I'm so happy you've been reading Megan's books! Like, I just love her and her books and omg I loved Chloe and Grant and helloooo hot sex, right?!

    -Wendy @ Book Scents

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