New Release Spotlight will usually focus on something coming out that month, but for the very first one, I’m going back just a couple of months, because I’m pretty obsessed with this one. Three reasons why:
- Oh my Godddddddd the hotness and banter and hotness.
- Really great depiction of social anxiety, which is something that affects a ton of young people (I’m sure increasingly so in the Internet age) but is rarely seen in NA/Contemp Romance.
- The gaming/Twitch aspect is a super cool aspect of the book, and I’m a total junkie for book couples who meet on the Internet besides – how is there not more of that??
I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.
That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.
I never expected to become fixated on someone who’d initially been a rival. And I’d never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn’t planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.
But it did. And now I can’t stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it’s love at first sight.
Except, like most things in my life, it doesn’t go as planned.