Crushing It

This nerdy, redeeming, relatable story full of awkward moments and bumbling relationship blunders reminds us that in this game of life, we can always ask for a reset and another chance at love and growth.

 

Synopsis:

Sierra has a crippling fear of public speaking, which she has to overcome if she’s going to be allowed to present her company’s new video game at the Gamescon convention in Germany. Her best friend and business partner, Aida, convinces her to enter an embarrassing contest to help her get over her fear. After she gets through the first round, who walks into the contest but her old college-crush-turned-nemesis Tristan. Will she become a puddle of swoon over Tristan again and risk getting hurt all over again, or will the nerd-turned-dreamy bartender win her heart?
 

Review:

Welcome to the world of gaming! Crushing It is the witty, tender, down-to earth rom-com that I really needed right now. It was the perfect blend of nerdy gaming jargon, cringe-y relationship angst, and laugh out loud moments.

Crushing It was definitely different than what I expected, with a fresh and smart plotline. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about characters embarrassing themselves on purpose in a bar contest. It was great and so entertaining! (I do think we could have trimmed down one round of the cringe-worthy bar contest as Sierra and Tristan take things a little too far.)

I absolutely loved the well-developed, sweet, superbly quirky, unique yet relatable characters! I was bothered that Sierra could turn back to Tristan so easily, but that’s her character flaw, and it was great to see her growth in that relationship (among others). Alfie gave me rugged geeky/cool vibes that I’m ALL about. And Sierra’s bff Aida is hilarious – I totally pictured Michelle Buteau hamming it up with sass like she did in Always Be My Maybe.

Lorelei Parker definitely brings her A-Game in this nerdy, redeeming, relatable story full of awkward moments and bumbling relationship blunders. It’s certainly a reminder that in this game of life, we can always ask for a reset and another chance at love and growth.

 
Thank you to Kensington Publishing and Lorelei Parker for a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest opinion.
 

Book Details

Crushing It
by Lorelei Parker
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: June 30th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Summary

This nerdy, redeeming, relatable story full of awkward moments and bumbling relationship blunders reminds us that in this game of life, we can always ask for a reset and another chance at love and growth. Do yourself a favor and grab CRUSHING IT now!

— Cassie
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