One More Round

Lauren Helms
One More Round
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Release Date
May 2018
Book 2 of Gamer Boy
Contemporary Romance

Simon has doubts, and Gia has secrets—will they be able to let go of the past that hurt them both or will history repeat itself?

Gia is living the dream with an amazing career and wonderful friends. Her life is on the right track, until a tall, broody blast-from-the-past breezes back into her life, sending her into a tailspin. She never forgot about Simon—her first love—or the way she cut him from her life all those years ago. Now, she doesn't know what to do.

Simon never forgot the girl next door, or how she broke his heart when she left without even a goodbye. Thankfully, life as a professional gamer keeps his mind off his broken heart. That is, until he suddenly finds himself back in her path. Now he's pushing her boundaries and testing her limits.

Simon and Gia have to find a way to coexist. They started as friends, and maybe it's time to go back to the beginning. Only, this time around, being ‘just friends' doesn't seem to be enough. Simon has doubts, and Gia has secrets. Will they be able to let go of the past that hurt them both or will history repeat itself?

*This book can be read and understood as a standalone, but does contain minor spoilers for Level Me Up, book one in the series.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Jul 09, 2018   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
23 people found the following review helpful
Hot, nerdy gamer? Check. Woman with a secret? Check. Childhood friends to lovers? Lovers to enemies? A second chance? And a happily ever after? Check times 4.

Gia never forgot her first love, Simon, but when she had to leave suddenly, she never said goodbye, leaving Simon to wonder what happened. When a chance meeting reunites this couple, the sparks fly, old hurts resurface, and readers are in for a rollercoaster of a ride of emotions.

Likes: Ms. Helms has done an amazing job creating characters that are both likeable and work well together and that includes the secondary characters. Both Gia and Simon are surrounded by friends that you would want to have in your life (strong, loyal, funny, quick to have your back). Gia has an enviable job. I'm a fan of alternating points of view as I tend to love the characters a bit more.

Once again, this was an enjoyable read. It will run you through the gamut of emotional responses leaving you on the edge of your seat…with they or won't they? Spoiler alert: Of course they will.

Lauren Helms' ONE MORE ROUND is book 2 in the Gamer Boy series and is categorized in both Coming of Age and New Adult & College. I would also add in mature YA. Of the two stories in this series, this one is my favorite and I do hope she plans to continue the series.
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