Game On by Seressia Glass is a nerdy and impactful romance

Game On by Seressia Glass. Image Courtesy of Berkley.
Game On by Seressia Glass. Image Courtesy of Berkley. /

Romance books can sometimes feel like a fantasy but with gamer romances, things aren’t always a fantasy and can become a night like with Game On.

While you might recognize Seressia Glass because of The Love Con, Game On keeps the same energy while being completely different. If you’re looking for a gamer romance or enjoy video games, this is a great one to pick up.

Admittedly, I’m not a gamer so I was hesitant to pick up Game On yet once I started, I couldn’t stop. Glass’ writing immediately hooked me and I couldn’t help but fall into this story.

Whether you’re a game or not, I don’t think you can go wrong in picking up Game On and I’d like to thank Berkley for sending me an ARC and putting this one on my radar.

Game On by Seressia Glass is a nerdy and impactful gamer romance.

This book begins with ReyofSun aka Samara Reynolds who is a consultant by day and a gamer by night. She isn’t afraid to discuss games and their shortcomings including Artemis Games. This captured the attention of Artemis’ CEO, Aron Galanais and from there, the chase began.

Aron is so intrigued by what Sarmara says that when he eventually meets her, he immediately wants to hire her to help him. Given the amount of money he has, Samara can’t deny him and from there, it’s lots of forced proximity, tension, and plenty of time for the two to mutually pine.

Professionally, the energy between these two is mesmerizing, and watching them work is a thing of beauty. Of course, feelings start to get involved yet it never feels gross or inappropriate. As with most romances, things don’t go exactly as planned as soon everyone finds out about their relationship before finding out who ReyofSun is.

While the conflicts did feel a bit predictable, Game On was still an absolute delight and as someone who is a non-gamer, I appreciated all of the commentary. It was clear Aron was open to feedback and wanted to improve his games and be inclusive. Plus I loved seeing how passionate Samara was and how she wasn’t afraid to back down from any challenge put in front of her.

Game On is honestly one of the best books I’ve read this year and coupled with the beautiful cover, I truly hope this gets in the hands of readers everywhere. This book is truly a treasure trove of tropes, commentary, and lots of moments that will make you think which is what a good romance book will do.

Game On by Seressia Glass is out now where books are sold.

Will you be adding Game On to your Christmas list this year? Let us know your December TBR!

dark. Next. Interview: Rosie Danan discusses Do Your Worst, curses, and more