25 September 2014

Book Review: Her Perfect Game (Hot & Nerdy, #2) by Shannyn Schroeder

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Format: earc
Publishers: eKensington
Published: 27th October 2014
Pages: 112
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Charlie, Jonah
Date Read: 17th September - 22nd September 2014
Rating Given:
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Spring break is supposed to be a week of fun in the sun for three childhood friends about to graduate from college. But one of them is ready to get her game on somewhere else…
Charlie Castle is an expert archer and a fierce warrior—in her favorite video game, anyway. But college life was a program she couldn't quite master. To land a cybertech job without a degree, she's entering a "hackfest" over spring break—where she also hopes to meet the sweet gamer who's been flirting with her online. Instead, she runs into the hot guy who walked away years ago, and can't fight the desire that comes rushing back. 
Jonah Best has never gotten over Charlie, whose kisses were always as deliciously creative as her coding. But now that they're face to face again, he doesn't know how to admit that her online admirer is really him—or how to convince her that he's offering her a job for her incredible skills, not her sex appeal. Can Jonah cut through their communication glitches and persuade Charlie that the next level up for them should be forever?

I really enjoyed the first book in this series so when I saw this one on netgalley I thought I would request it, the only thing was this one was no where near as good as the first one...

I do like these covers for this series. The main thing I like about these covers is the use of colour as I feel like they look so much more effective than they would've done without the colour.

When I first started this book I was a little disappointed that we had gone back to the beginning of the story but with it being with Charlie this time I was able to forgive it. There was a little confusion in the first chapter as Charlie started playing a game and it had so much detail that I forgot that it wasn't actually real life so I did get a bit mixed up there. I did start liking this story once Jonah came onto the scene and I loved that we got to her his side of the story as well as it's always interesting to get the guys perspective. The romance side of the book was completely unbelievable I just didn't feel invested in it. I think that with these books only being short reads it makes everything feel rush with no real closure which is a shame because maybe if the book was longer everything would flow better. I just didn't like the ending as it felt rush as one minute Charlie was saying she couldn't trust Jonah then the next minute she was in love and then it ended it felt rather abrupt to me and very much one sided. With me now knowing that the next book will go back to the beginning I feel like we will not get the ending each of these stories deserve.

While writing this review I still don't know what I feel about the characters especially Charlie. She started off an interesting character that was a strong independent women but the more I got to know about her the more she annoyed me. For the most part I actually liked Jonah as he seemed the most decent character and I could tell he loved Charlie I just couldn't see it from Charlie's side. What I don't understand about Jonah was why he left her three years ago without a word even if you think its helping you wouldn't leave without saying something especially if you love that person.

Overall I felt let down with the second book but I'm still holding out for the last instalment.