Level Up

Level Up

Landon can?t believe he?s let himself get roped into participating in a charity calendar, let alone one that features tastefully photographed nudes. The genius physicist is hardly model material, and he?s dreading the nude part of the photoshoot. Amid his reluctance, the one bright spot is his emails back and forth with the photographer. However, Bailey turns out to be not Landon can?t believe he?s let himself get roped into participating in a charity calendar, let alone one that...

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Title:Level Up
Author:Annabeth Albert
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:Level Up
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:132 pages pages

Level Up Reviews

  • Ami
    May 17, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

  • Xan West
    May 06, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

    Cute read. Bailey and Landon are adorable characters. I love how accommodating and aware Bailey is when it comes to Landon's needs and limitations. Their interactions are really well written. ...

    Annabeth Albert is one of my go-to authors in the MM genre. When I saw that she was releasing another book about gaming nerds who fall in love, I was totally on board. But, for some reason, I just didn?t enjoy this book as much as her others. I liked it, but I was not exactly in love...

    *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~* If I have to narrow down what I love most in books, it's quite clear I love the trope friends-to-lovers, gamers and other geeky/nerdy stuff, addiationally spiked with guys (or ladies ;)) who love anima...

    This story was originally published in the "Exposed" anthology and is loosely connected to both the "Gaymers" Series and the "Out of Uniform" Series. Somehow I missed reading it until now, which is a real shame because not only do I love both of those series but I truly love Landon and...

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ This is a very enjoyable novella which has some links to characters in other Ms Albert's series. It could definitely be read as a standalone, but was richer to me for having read the Gaymer books, and the f...

    3.75 stars This is a romance with a trauma recovery theme, between a bi physics researcher (who you might recognize from the #gaymers series) and a gay bear photographer. Read the rest of my review on my blog. Content Warnings (view spoiler)[ References to sexual assault in t...

  • Erica Chilson
    Apr 28, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

  • Vfields Don't touch my happy!
    Jun 04, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

    Cute read. Bailey and Landon are adorable characters. I love how accommodating and aware Bailey is when it comes to Landon's needs and limitations. Their interactions are really well written. ...

    Annabeth Albert is one of my go-to authors in the MM genre. When I saw that she was releasing another book about gaming nerds who fall in love, I was totally on board. But, for some reason, I just didn?t enjoy this book as much as her others. I liked it, but I was not exactly in love...

    *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~* If I have to narrow down what I love most in books, it's quite clear I love the trope friends-to-lovers, gamers and other geeky/nerdy stuff, addiationally spiked with guys (or ladies ;)) who love anima...

    This story was originally published in the "Exposed" anthology and is loosely connected to both the "Gaymers" Series and the "Out of Uniform" Series. Somehow I missed reading it until now, which is a real shame because not only do I love both of those series but I truly love Landon and...

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ This is a very enjoyable novella which has some links to characters in other Ms Albert's series. It could definitely be read as a standalone, but was richer to me for having read the Gaymer books, and the f...

    3.75 stars This is a romance with a trauma recovery theme, between a bi physics researcher (who you might recognize from the #gaymers series) and a gay bear photographer. Read the rest of my review on my blog. Content Warnings (view spoiler)[ References to sexual assault in t...

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is and quirky addition to the Gaymers series. There are sparks from the start between physicist Landon and photographer Bailey but distance and past trauma make a relationship between them difficult. Ther...

    Non-panic attack This novelette deals with the realities and rough spots of a new and complex relationship. That the surprise twist comes at the beginning only makes it cuter. Sweet, cautious, hanging within reach of collapse, the protagonists work their way together through the maz...

    I'm fond of this author. I didn't love this read. Try as I might I couldn't get myself to care for these two as a couple or as individuals. They were just too superficial for my taste. No, not superficial just not captivating or something. I finished it because it was so short. ...

  • Pati
    May 11, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

    Cute read. Bailey and Landon are adorable characters. I love how accommodating and aware Bailey is when it comes to Landon's needs and limitations. Their interactions are really well written. ...

    Annabeth Albert is one of my go-to authors in the MM genre. When I saw that she was releasing another book about gaming nerds who fall in love, I was totally on board. But, for some reason, I just didn?t enjoy this book as much as her others. I liked it, but I was not exactly in love...

    *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~* If I have to narrow down what I love most in books, it's quite clear I love the trope friends-to-lovers, gamers and other geeky/nerdy stuff, addiationally spiked with guys (or ladies ;)) who love anima...

    This story was originally published in the "Exposed" anthology and is loosely connected to both the "Gaymers" Series and the "Out of Uniform" Series. Somehow I missed reading it until now, which is a real shame because not only do I love both of those series but I truly love Landon and...

  • Deanna Against Censorship
    May 30, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

  • Sarah
    May 13, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

    Cute read. Bailey and Landon are adorable characters. I love how accommodating and aware Bailey is when it comes to Landon's needs and limitations. Their interactions are really well written. ...

    Annabeth Albert is one of my go-to authors in the MM genre. When I saw that she was releasing another book about gaming nerds who fall in love, I was totally on board. But, for some reason, I just didn?t enjoy this book as much as her others. I liked it, but I was not exactly in love...

    *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~* If I have to narrow down what I love most in books, it's quite clear I love the trope friends-to-lovers, gamers and other geeky/nerdy stuff, addiationally spiked with guys (or ladies ;)) who love anima...

    This story was originally published in the "Exposed" anthology and is loosely connected to both the "Gaymers" Series and the "Out of Uniform" Series. Somehow I missed reading it until now, which is a real shame because not only do I love both of those series but I truly love Landon and...

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ This is a very enjoyable novella which has some links to characters in other Ms Albert's series. It could definitely be read as a standalone, but was richer to me for having read the Gaymer books, and the f...

    3.75 stars This is a romance with a trauma recovery theme, between a bi physics researcher (who you might recognize from the #gaymers series) and a gay bear photographer. Read the rest of my review on my blog. Content Warnings (view spoiler)[ References to sexual assault in t...

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is and quirky addition to the Gaymers series. There are sparks from the start between physicist Landon and photographer Bailey but distance and past trauma make a relationship between them difficult. Ther...

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    May 01, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

  • Angie Elle
    Jun 24, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

  • .Lili.
    May 15, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

  • Nadine Bookaholic
    Apr 19, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

  • Lisa
    May 15, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

  • Alisa
    Jul 03, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Jun 16, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

  • Lost in a Book
    May 08, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

  • Hollis
    May 09, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

  • Fabi
    Apr 26, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

  • Altivo Overo
    May 21, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

    Cute read. Bailey and Landon are adorable characters. I love how accommodating and aware Bailey is when it comes to Landon's needs and limitations. Their interactions are really well written. ...

    Annabeth Albert is one of my go-to authors in the MM genre. When I saw that she was releasing another book about gaming nerds who fall in love, I was totally on board. But, for some reason, I just didn?t enjoy this book as much as her others. I liked it, but I was not exactly in love...

    *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~* If I have to narrow down what I love most in books, it's quite clear I love the trope friends-to-lovers, gamers and other geeky/nerdy stuff, addiationally spiked with guys (or ladies ;)) who love anima...

    This story was originally published in the "Exposed" anthology and is loosely connected to both the "Gaymers" Series and the "Out of Uniform" Series. Somehow I missed reading it until now, which is a real shame because not only do I love both of those series but I truly love Landon and...

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ This is a very enjoyable novella which has some links to characters in other Ms Albert's series. It could definitely be read as a standalone, but was richer to me for having read the Gaymer books, and the f...

    3.75 stars This is a romance with a trauma recovery theme, between a bi physics researcher (who you might recognize from the #gaymers series) and a gay bear photographer. Read the rest of my review on my blog. Content Warnings (view spoiler)[ References to sexual assault in t...

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is and quirky addition to the Gaymers series. There are sparks from the start between physicist Landon and photographer Bailey but distance and past trauma make a relationship between them difficult. Ther...

    Non-panic attack This novelette deals with the realities and rough spots of a new and complex relationship. That the surprise twist comes at the beginning only makes it cuter. Sweet, cautious, hanging within reach of collapse, the protagonists work their way together through the maz...

  • DTM
    May 17, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

  • Joyfully Jay
    May 17, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

  • Ruthie Taylor
    May 16, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

    Cute read. Bailey and Landon are adorable characters. I love how accommodating and aware Bailey is when it comes to Landon's needs and limitations. Their interactions are really well written. ...

    Annabeth Albert is one of my go-to authors in the MM genre. When I saw that she was releasing another book about gaming nerds who fall in love, I was totally on board. But, for some reason, I just didn?t enjoy this book as much as her others. I liked it, but I was not exactly in love...

    *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~* If I have to narrow down what I love most in books, it's quite clear I love the trope friends-to-lovers, gamers and other geeky/nerdy stuff, addiationally spiked with guys (or ladies ;)) who love anima...

    This story was originally published in the "Exposed" anthology and is loosely connected to both the "Gaymers" Series and the "Out of Uniform" Series. Somehow I missed reading it until now, which is a real shame because not only do I love both of those series but I truly love Landon and...

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ This is a very enjoyable novella which has some links to characters in other Ms Albert's series. It could definitely be read as a standalone, but was richer to me for having read the Gaymer books, and the f...

  • BWT (Belen)
    May 16, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

  • ~nikki the recovering book addict
    Jun 06, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

  • Melissa Rae
    May 21, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

    Cute read. Bailey and Landon are adorable characters. I love how accommodating and aware Bailey is when it comes to Landon's needs and limitations. Their interactions are really well written. ...

    Annabeth Albert is one of my go-to authors in the MM genre. When I saw that she was releasing another book about gaming nerds who fall in love, I was totally on board. But, for some reason, I just didn?t enjoy this book as much as her others. I liked it, but I was not exactly in love...

  • Santy
    May 13, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

  • Elsa Bravante
    Jun 14, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

  • Isabella ~Mikku-chan~
    May 19, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

    Cute read. Bailey and Landon are adorable characters. I love how accommodating and aware Bailey is when it comes to Landon's needs and limitations. Their interactions are really well written. ...

    Annabeth Albert is one of my go-to authors in the MM genre. When I saw that she was releasing another book about gaming nerds who fall in love, I was totally on board. But, for some reason, I just didn?t enjoy this book as much as her others. I liked it, but I was not exactly in love...

    *~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~* If I have to narrow down what I love most in books, it's quite clear I love the trope friends-to-lovers, gamers and other geeky/nerdy stuff, addiationally spiked with guys (or ladies ;)) who love anima...

  • Courtney
    May 19, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

  • Gabriella (Gabi)
    Apr 20, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

  • Roberta Blablanski
    May 23, 2018

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him for all that he went through, but I still hated how he treated the infinitely pat...

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics professor and photographer, both gaming geeks, who meet at a photo shoot. Bailey ...

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them. Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series or from the Out of Uniform series since he was Pike's roommate. Landon has a secre...

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding teddy bear, willing to step back, be supportive, and do whatever was needed for Land...

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healing I thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novella itself started at a quarter of the book. We missed out on their first e...

    Dawwwww This was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet ? I don?t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I?m pleasantly surprised that while still shorter than the conventional book, it?s 12 chapters long and fully formed. ...

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más. ...

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book was no different. I love, love, loved the way she had the nerdy yet extremely sexy scie...

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this. I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a little crush on his "model for the day" Landon. They meet for the first time afte...

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the time Landon arrives at the Los Angeles?s Central Library ready to meet his crush, p...

    There was something definitely missing from this story. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't connect with anything in this. Nothing. It had an interesting premise and began well but, I was bored by the 30% mark and situations didn't improve much for the rest of the story....

    2.5 stars Sorry, but this is MEH read for me. I struggle to care for these characters OR their way of connecting; meaning all the talks about game. Not a gamer. Never will be a gamer. Will also NEVER be interested in gaming one way or another. Plus the aim of them connecting seem to...

    A sweet addition to the series. I was going to say this was a slow burn, but then I went over the timeline in my head and realized it wasn?t all THAT slow. Still, it?s sweet how patient one character is over the other?s panic attacks, and it feels realistic that they aren?...

    This was sweet. I liked it but for some reason I just didn't feel a connection with either MC or their story. ...

    3 Stars This is another one of those, I like the premise but the execution fell a bit short IMO. I was hooked on photographer and genius physicist are supposed to meet up for a charity gig but prior to the event, they communicate online for a couple of weeks allowing things go from ...

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4 stars Level Up was originally published as part of the Exposed anthology and is now available as a stand alone novella. It is very loosely connected to Albert?s #gaymers series as Landon appears as a side character there, but you definitely don?t nee...

    Originally read and reviewed in the Exposed Anthology. ****4 stars**** This story is maybe the longest in this bundle, and it dragged a bit. It's about Landon, who made an appearance in the gaymers and the Out of Uniform series as well. He was Pike's roommate. I really liked this ...

    3.5 stars...sweet, sexy short story... ...

    3.5 stars. Review to come. ...

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads Level Up is a story set in the Gaymers universe but can easily be read as a standalone. *trying to be spoiler-free With a small cast of characters, Annabeth Albert puts the focus solely on the couple, cente...

    Loved the story but not the editing. I liked the premise. The characters were interesting. The sex hot ?and fun both. Bailey's self-deprecating mind set bothered me. He had a father who had panic attacks but he still always blamed himself. He never talked with his very happily...

    Cute read. Bailey and Landon are adorable characters. I love how accommodating and aware Bailey is when it comes to Landon's needs and limitations. Their interactions are really well written. ...