Audiobook Review Tour for LEVEL ME UP by Lauren Helms
Can the gamer win the girl in LEVEL ME UP by Lauren Helms? Dex Roberts falls hard and fast for Morgan Lawson, but the last thing Morgan is looking for while attending Comic-Con, is love. Fans of R.S. Grey and Gaming the System series by Brenna Aubrey will love this nerdy and flirty story about what happens when a sweet and sexy pro gamer meets the girl-next-door. Now available on audiobook!
Title: Level Me Up
Author: Lauren Helms
Release Date: February 2018
Narrator: Lacey Gilleran
Series: Gamer Boy #1
Genres: New Adult Romance
Length: 5 hours and 42 minutes
Format: Audiobook, paperback, eBook
The last thing Morgan Lawson is looking for when attending Comic-Con is love. But even prior to exchanging first words, Morgan is drawn to Dex, a drop-dead sexy gamer boy who lives and breathes video games. Before she realizes it, Morgan finds herself caught up in all things Dex.
Dex Roberts knows from the moment he first sees Morgan, he wants more. He falls hard and fast but isn’t surprised when his job as a professional video gamer takes a toll on their relationship.
Once Morgan decides what truly makes her happy, there’s no time to waste. But without warning, life threatens to destroy what both Morgan and Dex want most… each other.
Book Nerd Kate’s Review: ☕☕☕
I enjoyed this audio listen but I must admit, it took me a little bit to get into it. The beginning contained a long description about Comic Con and it just took me a little bit to feel interested. I liked the storyline overall but I felt it dragged at some parts. It was interesting to read a romance about a professional gamer. I picture Dex as a nerdy but very sexy guy and liked his character. Morgan seemed a bit immature with the relationship, even early on and although it is mentioned that she doesnt have a ton of experience with guys, it seemed like she was a bit clingy.
Lacey Gilleran did a great job narrating. I typically prefer when a book is dual POV, that there be a male and female narrator, but Lacey made it work. While I still think I would have enjoyed it more if there was a second narrator, I don’t think too much was lost with only having a female narrator. I did find that I had to listen to this book on a slower speed than I normally do. I listened on a 1.10x instead of my usual 1.50x. Not a huge deal, just made it take a little bit longer. I think Lacey just speaks quickly to begin with so I didn’t want it to sound too rushed.
Overall, it was a light quick listen, and I did enjoy it. I just think there could have been improvements in how things were described as to not make things appear long winded and lengthy. I also think that Morgan could have come across as more mature in the relationship and less clingy from day 1.
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About Lacey Gilleran:
Lacey is a voice actor and audiobook narrator/producer from Connecticut. Her credits include audiobooks like Level Me Up, Up for Grabs, The After of Us, The Summer of Lost Wishes, and The Boy I Hate. She has over 12 years of experience in audio and video production, and holds a Masters degree in Digital Multimedia Production from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield Connecticut. When Lacey isn’t recording audiobooks, she’s managing social media and marketing at LeftField Media for events like Awesome Con and Rose City Comic Con, or fangirling about Star Wars.
About Lauren Helms:
Author Lauren Helms has been an avid reader from a young age. After starting a book review site, that launched her fully into the book world, she decided to take the plunge and write her first novel. Since she was working for a video game strategy guide publisher at the time, she decided to mix what she knew best, video games and romance. Jumping all in, she joined NaNoWrimo and a month later had a 50K word first draft. Lauren lives in Indianapolis, IN with her video game playing husband, two little girl book nerds, and a little boy who will hopefully be a gamer boy too some day!