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Level Up

Level Up

A Geek Girl Rom Com

Fandom Hearts (Volume 1)

Cathy Yardley



The first book in Cathy Yardley's Fandom Hearts series, Level Up, now with a bonus epilogue and an exclusive sneak peek at the next book in the series, One True Pairing!

Geeky introvert Tessa Rodriguez will do whatever it takes to get promoted to video game engineer– including create a fandom-based video game in just three weeks. The only problem is, she can't do it alone. Now, she needs to strong-arm, cajole, and otherwise socialize with her video game coworkers, especially her roommate, Adam, who’s always been strictly business with her. The more they work together, though, the closer they get…

Adam London has always thought of his roomie Tessa as “one of the guys” until he agreed to help her with this crazy project. Now, he’s thinking of her all the time… and certainly as something more than just a roommate! But his last girlfriend broke up with him to follow her ambitions, and he knows that Tessa is obsessed with getting ahead in the video game world.

Going from friends to something more is one hell of a challenge. Can Tessa and Adam level up their relationship to love?

Praise for Level Up

"Funny, sweet story with lovable, diverse, smart characters, and I can’t wait to read more of this series. Yardley seems to know her geek culture and gets the details right. It was fun and interesting without pandering." -- Book Binge

"The first book in Yardley’s Fandom Hearts series is smart and funny. Yardley’s affection for gamers and geeks is clear as is her honesty about the challenges women face in fandom and the tech field. Tessa’s difficulties cracking the testosterone-fueled coding circles of game design are presented in a nuanced way and provided a compelling complication for Adam and Tessa’s tentative but adorable romance." -- RT Bookreviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Cathy Yardley

Cathy Yardley needs to get out more. When not writing, she's usually lurking on social media, playing Fallout 4, or watching D-list movies and adding to her unnatural mental store of character-actor trivia. She's a fangirl of Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherock, LOTR, and too many others to name. She lives with her family in Seattle. They are considering performing an intervention for her addiction to pop culture.

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