Book Review: Gamer Girl-Flawed

Flawed: Gamer Girls 1-Auryn Hadley & Kitty Cox

Blurb
Sometimes, the best things in life aren’t perfect.

Dez was sick and tired of being told to get over it. What happened to her was real, and the memories wouldn’t just vanish because she wanted them to. No matter how hard she tried, it never got better, and being touched only made it worse.

All she wanted was for it to stop.

Some girls dream of falling in love, fairytales, or other crap. Her? She longed to get lost somewhere no one would ever find her. In the code, the cables, and the dusty places that most people tried to avoid. The kind of places where someone couldn’t accidentally brush up against her skin, reawakening the horrors she fought so hard to forget.

Then he offered it all to her.

No touching, no questions, and no unrealistic expectations. Chance’s smile was charming and hollow, covering a ruthless business owner and the only person who’d ever dared to look deeper than the ink covering her skin. He was willing to give her everything she asked for.

There was just one catch.
None of it was perfect.

The Gamer Girls series features strong women and the men who love them. Contains graphic language and situations that are suitable for a mature audience. This book is a standalone novel which moves forward a larger story. TRIGGER WARNING: discussions of rape and assault, domestic violence, addiction, suicidal tendencies, phobias, bullying, cyber harassment, violence, and more.


I was looking for a new book to read. My only criteria while searching for was an ‘ugly cry book’. Why do we put our hearts on the line for these books? You know why. 😉  I wanted to read something that brought all the feels out. This was the one that caught my eye.

Flawed, by Auryn Hadley & Kitty Cox, is the first book in the Gamer Girls series and it was fantastic! It tells the story about Dez a girl gamer and blogger, ironic much? Add love, sex & drugs you have it all. 

As a girl gamer myself this book resonated with me. I would love to play Silk! I play MMO’s and RPG’s and to read about another one of my passions in this book brought out a lot of emotions. I have seen first hand experience that some of the issues Flawed brought up, the gaming industry can be a toxic environment.  

But where is the romance? This is what makes Flawed a medium-burn. It starts out slow but that is mostly due to the fact the Dez can’t touch anyone due to her being kidnapped. The steamy bits happen slowly but by the time it gets to the best part it is worth the wait! 

Auryn & Kitty bring together an epic tale that I highly recommend and I am excited to see where the rest of the Gamer Girl stories take us. 

-Jess

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