Review: Beta Test (#gaymers #2) by Annabeth Albert

June 1, 2016 Review 0

Review: Beta Test (#gaymers #2) by Annabeth Albert

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?

Book Two of the #gaymers series

This book is approximately 64,000 words

Title: Beta Test
Author: Annabeth Albert
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Move Me, Unconditional Surrender, Served Hot, Baked Fresh
Series: #gaymers #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Status Update, Connection Error, Connection Error
Published by Carina Press
Source: Publisher
Published: May 30, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Male Male Romance, Romance
Pages: 178
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Having a crush on your coworker who is so wrong for you but exactly your type is fine as long as it is from afar. Acting on that attraction is a big no-no for both men yet neither can seem to stay away. Ravi does not do interoffice romance while Tristan is forced to be discreet about his sexuality. These men are put to the test and find out what is worth fighting for.

This book is everything a contemporary M/M romance should be! Sweet and steamy all rolled into one. Not many M/M romances have both men masculine and I found that in Beta Test it was refreshing. I also loved that they both are total geeks and are content in who they are. Tristian may have some insecurities but it has more to do with his lack of experience in bed than his abilities out of it. Ravi is more concerned of the inevitable fallout than the possibility of a lasting love.

This is book 2 in the series and as I did not read the first one, I thought I was going to feel lost. It was the opposite in fact. There a few scenes where the previous couple is in the book and from those I could see them being very sweet. Ravi and Tristan have a little more heat and a lot of tension shared between the two. However, this book seems like a repeat of the first one- one person out of the closet while the other is totally shut in, road trip, finding out the secret love of video games, strict upbringing and wondering if their love is worth it.

Overall, I enjoyed the dynamics of the two and their gamer world. This novel had a slow beginning but after the first chapter or so I did not really want it to end. M/M romances have a special place in my heart and I was glad it ended with a happily ever after. They both realized how great they are in themselves and with each other. They make a great team.

I was gifted this book from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. The ratings and opinions are solely my own and I was in no way compensated.

 

 

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