Tori Duarte's big dreams to be a video game designer...well, they haven't panned out. And a girl's got to eat. Enter: the Stadium, a secretive video game gambling ring. As a world ranked eGamer, winning should be cake. Until it's not. Gambling debts suck her in deep.
A chance encounter with the media shy, ridiculously handsome video game CEO Noah Harrison offers her a way out. The deal: 1) Assist the FBI to catch the underworld eGaming kingpin (doable but dangerous). 2) Keep the FBI connection secret by pretending to date Noah (not optional but keeping it PG is problematic).
What neither expects is an explosive chemistry that's more than convincing—it's sizzling. Falling for each other is the most dangerous thing they could do...
Exciting and intriguing romance
Exciting and intriguing romance set in the world of computer video games had me glued to the page with the mystery and suspense. To me this is a fresh take for a romance. I loved the blend of successful Noah and Jake with their video games combined with the dark side with illegal gaming and the mystery of Symphis. Add in this incredibly strong, smart and confident woman, Tori, who can hold her own in a very male dominated world, and I was hooked. Noah is brilliant but struggles with his social skills and dating women but then he meets Tori and connects with her as a fellow trekkie. He didn’t over think it, just allowed himself to be him. As Noah and Tori end up working together to bring down Symphis, they find a natural connection with their love of gaming. The intrigue to this story is amazing and the way the slow burn happens for Noah and Tori is perfect.