Published by eKensington on October 27, 2014
Series: Hot & Nerdy Trilogy #2
Genres: contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Spring break is supposed to be a week of fun in the sun for three childhood friends about to graduate from college. But one of them is ready to get her game on somewhere else…
Charlie Castle is an expert archer and a fierce warrior—in her favorite video game, anyway. But college life was a program she couldn't quite master. To land a cybertech job without a degree, she's entering a "hackfest" over spring break—where she also hopes to meet the sweet gamer who's been flirting with her online. Instead, she runs into the hot guy who walked away years ago, and can't fight the desire that comes rushing back.
Jonah Best has never gotten over Charlie, whose kisses were always as deliciously creative as her coding. But now that they're face to face again, he doesn't know how to admit that her online admirer is really him—or how to convince her that he's offering her a job for her incredible skills, not her sex appeal. Can Jonah cut through their communication glitches and persuade Charlie that the next level up for them should be forever?
Her Perfect Game is the second book in the new adult Hot & Nerdy trilogy by Shannyn Schroeder. I knew after I read the first book, Her Best Shot, that this was a series formula that I was going to love. Her Perfect Game starts out at the same time that Her Best Shot starts out, but from a different friend’s point of view. This is Charlie’s story and I loved her and her hacking con even more than I loved Layla. I have always had such appreciation for people that know their way around computers. I am decent myself, but some of the things people can do just blow my mind. Plus, I have a bit of a nerdy streak in me when it comes to computer games as well. So this was the perfect storyline for me to get into.
Her Perfect Game was almost completely about Charlie, Win, and Jonah. Her friends only showed up in phone call cameo’s and she still never told them her secret- that she had dropped out of college. I kind of wish that got addressed more. The book was split between a con and hacking convention, both of which took place in Chicago over the same weekend. I loved that you had to passed a series of secret tests and challenges before you were even invited to participate in the hacking competition. Charlie is good. Really good. It was so cool to get a little insight into the things that she could do. I have no idea if these types of conventions exist for hackers, but I am so hoping that they do. And the fact that companies send people to scout them for jobs, is so freakin’ awesome!
I love how Shannyn Schroeder has created the perfect blend between a shorter story that reads really fast, and enough detail to make the story feel full and complete. This one felt more fleshed out than Her Best Shot. I am super excited to read the next book, but I don’t want the series to be done yet. I am really hoping for a fourth book that has all the girls together. Maybe the can finally go on that trip together that they always wanted. Or maybe it could be an NSA/computer security issue that Charlie, Layla and Jonah need to tackle. I just want more. If you like new adult, this is a series that you should be reading. The Hot and Nerdy series is such a great premise and I love how it was executed. I want to read 50 more books like these.
Hot & Nerdy Trilogy
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