Published by Entangled: Brazen on April 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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.
This was a quick, cute read. Marley is completely humiliated when she’s busted by the new, hot guy in the IT department looking at a sexy GIF on Tumblr. Austin is completely turned on by the GIF he sees the cute editor watching, but since he’s actually the new owner of the company and not the IT guy, he knows he should stay away from her. He doesn’t.
Megan Erickson is so good at writing these fun little books. And I don’t mean that to sound like I’m patting her on the head. Austin and Marley are hot together, and really great characters on their own. Marley, especially. I love a geeky heroine, especially one in the video game world, and she’s wonderful. Really smart, realistic, a little self-deprecating, and totally hot. She’s always wanted a man to take charge in the bedroom, not a full-on BDSM experience, just something more than the vanilla guys she’s dated in the past. She’s never met a man she felt comfortable talking to about it, none that she thought would be ok with that. Which is perfect for Austin. He is more than happy to be that guy.
This book was exactly what I was in the mood for when I read it. It was a little light, a lot of fun, and a whole lot of sexy. I’ve read a few things by Megan Erickson before, and every time I read something, I want to read more of her stuff.