Opposites attract for two workplace rivals in this forced proximity romance from bestselling author 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 1: Status Update
Book 2: Beta Test
Book 3: Connection Error
Also by Annabeth Albert:
Book 1: Sailor Proof
Book 2: Sink or Swim
Out of Uniform
Book 1: Off Base
Book 2: At Attention
Book 3: On Point
Book 4: Wheels Up
Book 5: Squared Away
Book 6: Tight Quarters
Book 7: Rough Terrain
Book 1: Burn Zone
Book 2: High Heat
Book 3: Feel the Fire
Book 4: Up in Smoke
BET - A - TEST for the brass ring .....?
Ready or not? Tristan put together with Ravi driving the rental 5-ton truck packed with the Seattle Convention Exhibit has the potential of a filibuster battle zone between the two opposite personalities! Obstacles, truck break downs, resolutions of their sparing spirits join their tentative friendly change in their attitude of each other! Real nice guys gradually trusting each other, emotionally falling in love, in spite of their family obstacles! Another wonderful romance to enjoy!
Tristan and Ravi made me swoon!
Beta Test is the second book in the @gaymers series but you don’t need to have read the first one as Beta Test stands alone just fine.
Tristan and Ravi begin their employment with CEI on the same day and their first meeting was less than auspicious. Tristan thinks Ravi is a bit too “out there” and Ravi thinks that Tristan is homophobic – if only he knew the truth.
Tristan is the ultimate organized person. He loves spreadsheets, markers and lists. Ravi is artistic and tends to fly more by the seat of his pants. They pretty much try to ignore each other at work until they have to step in and take a road trip when someone gets sick. With hours alone in the truck they actually begin to talk to each other.
I loved seeing the relationship between Tristan and Ravi go from tolerating each other to loving each other. Their road wasn’t an easy one but Annabeth Albert gave us just enough, but not too much, angst mixed in with the fabulous sexy time. I also enjoyed reading about Ravi’s family and their culture.
I wanted to throw something at both Tristan and Ravi’s parents. Although Tristan’s seemed worse than Ravi’s I don’t think I’d really want to be a child in either family. While the story has a few nearly heartbreaking scenes much of the mood is not so somber and there were many things that made me smile.
I’ve now read several books by Ms. Albert covering 3 different series (Portland Heat, #gaymers and Perfect Harmony) as well as a few not in a series. While each book/series offers something different the voice she uses is distinctive and I can’t wait to read more!
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
*****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions*****
This is the 2nd book in the Gaymers series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. There are references in it that you may feel are easier to understand if you read this series in order.
Tristan meets Ravi at work. He does not want to be attracted to anyone. He wants to focus on work. Ravi feels the same way, about him and work.
Ravi does not to be attracted. He cannot seem to help himself. All he can think about is Tristan. He has been hurt before. Why would this time be different?
The characters make you just love them from the very first. There are also characters from the first book in here that we love too. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.