Title: Level Up (Fandom Hearts #1)
Author : Cathy Yardley
Publication Date: December 30th 2015
Geeky introvert Tessa Rodriguez will do whatever it takes to get promoted to video game engineer– including create a fandom-based video game in just three weeks. The only problem is, she can’t do it alone. Now, she needs to strong-arm, cajole, and otherwise socialize with her video game coworkers, especially her roommate, Adam, who’s always been strictly business with her. The more they work together, though, the closer they get…
Adam London has always thought of his roomie Tessa as “one of the guys” until he agreed to help her with this crazy project. Now, he’s thinking of her all the time… and certainly as something more than just a roommate! But his last girlfriend broke up with him to follow her ambitions, and he knows that Tessa is obsessed with getting ahead in the video game world.
Going from friends to something more is one hell of a challenge. Can Tessa and Adam level up their relationship to love?
I enjoyed this book so much. I like how the author portrayed her geeky characters. It’s even cool that I recognized the movies and character references mentioned by the novel’s characters. And even though I’m not a computer whiz, I can totally relate to how awkward Tessa is when it comes to socializing with people.
I also like all the characters and how they interact with each other. They are funny and quirky I can’t help myself laughing. I’m not sure if I remember the names correctly but my favorite among the ‘supporting’ characters is Abraham, the programming team’s leader. And it’s nice seeing the characters grow throughout the story.
I was a tad bothered by how the book was formatted. I’m not sure if that’s what you call it. But yeah, I was bothered by that. Normally, when there’s a change of scene, there’s like a double space between paragraphs right? So you’re aware that it changed. This one though have uniform spaces between paragraphs I sometimes felt like I’m lost as to what was happening then realized some seconds later that it’s a different scene already.
Other than that, it’s been a nice experience reading a work by Cathy Yardley and I can say I seriously enjoyed it I won’t say no to reading more of her book. If your’re looking for geeky funny read, I recommend you read this one.