Crushing It

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Kensington Books, Jun 30, 2020 - Fiction - 336 pages
A June Goodreads Must Read Romance

“Relatable, funny, and charming.”

—Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Frostblood
 
In life, as in gaming, there’s a way around every obstacle . . .
 
To pitch her new role-playing game at a European conference, developer Sierra Reid needs to overcome her terror of public speaking. What better practice than competing in a local bar’s diary slam, regaling an audience with old journal entries about her completely humiliating college crush on gorgeous Tristan Spencer?
 
Until the moderator says, “Next up, Tristan Spencer . . .”
 
Sierra is mortified, but Tristan is flattered. Caught up in memories of her decade-old obsession as they reconnect, Sierra tries to dismiss her growing qualms about him. But it’s not so easy to ignore her deepening friendship with Alfie, the cute, supportive bar owner. She and Alfie were college classmates too, and little by little, Sierra is starting to wonder if she’s been focusing her moves on the wrong target all along, misreading every player’s motivations.
 
Maybe the only winning strategy is to start playing by her heart . . .
 
 
“Relatable, funny, and charming, this gamingesque book delivers laughs and romance in a warm, satisfying bundle.”
—Elly Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Frostblood

 
“Sexy and delicious.”
—Kristin Wright, author of Lying Beneath the Oaks


 
 

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Crushing It

User Review  - Publishers Weekly

Parker’s frothy debut offers lots of rom-com antics but little heart. Sierra Reid, an Atlanta, Ga., video game developer, must overcome her fear of public speaking if she wants to be selected to pitch ... Read full review

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I received a copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. This took a while to get going for me, then I loved it in the middle, and wasn't that keen on the ending. It centres around a pub ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24

Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Epilogue
Copyright

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About the author (2020)

Lorelei Parker grew up believing she was a Yankee, but being raised by transplanted Alabamans, she was destined to wind up in the south. After graduating from Auburn University, she disappointed her entire family by defecting to SEC rival University of Florida and eventually settled as far north as central Virginia where she works as a computer programmer. In her free time, when she isn't playing video games, she writes contemporary romantic comedy.

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