Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He's a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister's wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he's left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail.
That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. Nothing about the ultraconservative geoarchaeologist should attract Adrian, but once he discovers Noah's hidden love for video games, the two connect on a new level. Soon, a quiet but undeniable chemistry sparks.
Something doesn't add up, though. As the miles accumulate and time runs out, Noah must face the most difficult choice of his life. Meanwhile, Adrian must decide whether he's ready to level up. Is their relationship status worth fighting for, or has this game ended before it's even begun?
Annabeth Albert, I KNEW you had this book in you! I freakin' KNEW IT.
This is my 4th book from this author, and she keeps getting better and better. Status Update was so awesome that it easily made my favorites list for this year!
How do you craft an amazing coming-out story with a slow burn relationship? It's not easy, let me tell you. I've read many a story about the closeted man from an ultra-conservative background, and they don't all pan out. But I think Annabeth Albert has a special way with words because she made it look easy.
If you aren't cool with reading about a virgin in his mid-thirties with literally NO sexual experience, then put this book down right now! This is virginy virgin territory here, folks. For me, it was heaven because virgins are my jam, and Noah was made for me to read about.
This book has it all, IMO. A geeky (I LOVE geeks!), slow-burn, lots of sexual tension, low angsty, alternating POV sstory done in a way that very few authors know how. It was a sexy, fun, touching book that will work for fans of Annabeth Albert and people just getting to know her stuff for the first time.
It will make you want to snuggle with some puppies in an RV, and pet a hairy chested man in the middle of a snowstorm. Just trust me on this one.
**Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**
Catch ya later!!