I kind of adore nerdy characters, and I really wish there are more of them since I always find myself enjoying them in the books I read. Playing for Her Heart is the second book in Megan Erickson’s Gamers series but can be read as a standalone (which I did). I really enjoyed this book – it was sexy, nerdy, charming, and oh so sweet. Grant and Chloe were so much fun to read about!
Grant and Chloe meet at Comic-Con, cosplaying their favorite gamer characters. They don’t know who the other person is, but they end up having the hottest sex of their lives together. Despite the connection they feel, and not to mention all the HOT nerd sex they had, they don’t expect anything more than their one night together. And they certainly don’t expect to meet every again… but they do. Because Grant ended up sleeping with his best friends little sister.
The real-life Chloe isn’t anything like the no-holds-barred woman who had anonymous sex with a hot stranger at Comic-Con. There, she had a disguise, but the real Chloe is so much more heartbreaking. A tragedy left her and her family broken. Chloe tries to fix the broken pieces, but she’s failing – and losing herself in the process. She doesn’t think highly of herself, so she can’t seem to see why Grant would want more than the one night they had.
And he was a sucker for letting her think she could hide from him, but if role-playing was the only way he could get close to her, he’d take it. For now.
Grant is an absolute sweetheart. He’s wonderful as single father and as Chloe’s lover. He stole my heart with the way he has so much faith and support for Chloe when she doesn’t have any for herself. I loved that Grant was the one who wanted to pursue a relationship – the chemistry and connection between them was too difficult to ignore for him, and he relentlessly tries to get Chloe to open her heart and let him in.
This was such a sweet romance. I liked the characters, I liked the story, I liked how it was the best friend’s little sister trope. I especially enjoyed how freaking HOT Chloe and Grant are together. As short as Playing for Her Heart was, it was a thoroughly enjoyable read with a great cast of characters whose story will tug at your heart.
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.