REVIEWED by Jen B.
TITLE: Reaching Nerdvana
AUTHOR: Michael War
PUBLISHER: JMS Books
LENGTH: 39 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 6, 2017
At twenty-three, Kel is buff but awkward. He hates going to clubs but loves to play online games. His current boyfriend Jimmy would rather go out and dance the night away, and often makes fun of Kel for wanting to stay home. After a bad fight, Kel catches Jimmy cheating on him and they break up. Later, Kel later tries to ignite a spark with a local hunk named Gunnar, but their first kiss ends in disaster and the rest of their date is even worse.
Heartbroken and alone, Kel retreats to the online 3D game world of New Life, a virtual earth where people can meet others with similar interests … including naughty ones. At one of his favorite fantasy clubs, Kel becomes intensely involved with Darius, a black knight with a penchant for dominance. Their first meetup is slightly kinky online fun, and soon they realize they have more in common than they first thought.
When Darius wants to move things to the next level, Kel isn’t so sure. Is he ready to make their online relationship reality?
This was a sweet story about a young guy in a crappy relationship. When that relationship ends after Kel catches his boyfriend cheating on him, his self esteem is rather low. He meets a cute guy at the supermarket, and they hit it off, but Darius isn’t interested in being a rebound and doesn’t think Kel is quite over Jimmy, so he walks away.
In the meantime, Kel retreats into his gaming world, something Jimmy always gave him crap about, but where Kel can be himself and explore things he wouldn’t otherwise be confident enough to ask for in real life. He starts falling for one of his opposing characters, and they decide to meet in public. But that doesn’t go quite as planned when the character doesn’t show up.
This was short, but sweet, and it was a nice afternoon delight. I enjoyed seeing Kel find what he was looking for after all and definitely someone more perfect for him who would treat him right. This was my first book by Mr. War, and I am definitely looking forward to reading something a bit more involved from him in the future. I liked the writing style and tone and read this in one sitting. I recommend putting this author on your radar if you haven’t done so already.