Tactical Heart by SK Rose

Title: Tactical Heart
Author: S.K. Rose
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 22, 2019
My name is Scarlett Mavis. I have a sweet tooth, no filters, and video games are my life.
Let me clarify that last part: They’re not a hobby; they’re not a way to kill the time; They. Are. My. LIFE.
Where family, men, and humans, in general, have failed me, video games are always there waiting for me to return to their warm and accepting embrace.
In real life I may be a heartbroken geek, but put a controller in my hands and I become an indestructible warrior.
What else does a girl really need?
Enter player two, Kane Decker.
Handsome, nerdy, incredible kisser, and just my type. Our first date was perfect in every way.
Then, like always, reality came crashing down with one simple truth. 
He wasn’t my teammate; he was the enemy. And there’s nothing I’m better at than taking out a rival player.
But this isn’t a game, and the stakes are all too real.
For the first time in my life, I may have met my match.
Game on.

My review:

This book, guys.

This book is incredible. Scarlett is a gamer girl – and she is phenomenal. She has skills that few gamers do. Kane is also a skilled gamer. Neither of them have had much dating luck, since not many people get gaming or accept it.

I loved so much about this book. As someone who is very familiar with this lifestyle, I really enjoyed reading about “my people.” And there are so many amazing lines. I even took a screenshot of one, where Scarlett is talking about her online best friend since middle school, and sent it to a friend:

People always say online friends aren’t “real friends” but that’s a crock of shit. We’ve never physically met, but we talk every week, and he’s always been there for me when I needed him. If that’s not a “real friend” then I’ll just have to stick with my fake ones.

Someone *gets* it!
But anyway, this story is full of sassy, competitive gamers, amazing friends, kickass family game night, and an intense gaming competition, and it even includes a glossary of gaming terms so you don’t even have to be into gaming to understand this book. Scarlett and Kane have an incredible push-pull relationship throughout the entire thing. Their chemistry is off the charts but so is their online animosity, which makes for some interesting interactions.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


Red Hatter Book Blog – “OMG. TATICAL HEART IS AMAZING! I laughed so hard throughout this entire story.”


Cali Gals – “WTH?! I am dying here. This book is SO FLIPPING GOOD!”


Naughty Librarian Blog – “S.K. Rose hit it out the fucking park with her first ROMCOM”

S.K. Rose lives in the hellish desert of Arizona with her newly appointed husband and two obnoxious cats. When she’s not writing, Rose enjoys reading, gaming, swearing like a drunk sailor, collecting swords, and obsessing over the magnificent sea creature: the octopus. Remember the Reaper is her debut series with many more to come.


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