Level Up

Level Up Review

Landon can’t believe he’s let himself get roped into participating in a charity calendar, let alone one that features tastefully photographed nudes. The genius physicist is hardly model material, and he’s dreading the nude part of the photoshoot. Amid his reluctance, the one bright spot is his emails back and forth with the photographer.

However, Bailey turns out to be not exactly what Landon expects, and their first meeting is decidedly awkward. Bailey’s persistent though, and gradually Landon warms to the burly photographer, and they discover they have a shared love of gamer culture.

A tentative friendship is born, but the road from friends to lovers isn’t easy. Landon’s battling past trauma and must decide how much of a risk he’s willing to take. A sexy connection may not be enough to keep them together unless both are willing to put their hearts on the line.


Previously released as part of the EXPOSED anthology, and loosely linked to the #Gaymers universe, this friends-to-lovers, hurt/comfort story stands alone with a guaranteed happy ending. Contains a brief mention of a prior assault, but no on-screen violence or flashbacks.

Title:Level Up
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

    I love Annabeth Albert but Level Up, a novella in the #Gaymers universe, isn't quite as impressive as her usual stuff. I mostly struggled with Landon, who had a troubled sexual history. I felt for him...

  • ~?~D?ni(ela) ? ?? love & semi-colons~?~

    I'm Annabeth Albert's biggest fangirl. Her stories are the perfect blend of spicy and sweet. But, sadly, this story lacked any sort of oomph to make it stand out. Level Up is a novella about a physics...

  • Fabi

    Annabeth Albert is a prolific writer and I've read many, many, of her books. I can honestly say I've enjoyed all of them.Level Up features Landon who some of you may remember from the #Gaymers series ...

  • Hollis

    LEVEL UP is a story about healing and acceptance. Albert sensitively tackles trauma and anxiety in a very delicate and understanding way without exploiting either. Bailey was a cuddly understanding te...

  • .Lili.

    You know, I liked it but didn't love it like I thought I would. I mean, Annabeth Albert + cyberlove + hurt/comfort/healingI thought it'd be a guarantee, but it was too short. 1. I felt as if the novel...

  • ~nikki the recovering book addict

    DawwwwwThis was so sweet! Not tooth achingly sweet. Just, heart warmingly sweet 😬I don’t know why but I expected a short, 5 chapter max novella. So I’m pleasantly surprised that while still sho...

  • Elsa Bravante

    Novella vinculada a la serie gaymers. Bonita, pero no mucho más....

  • Nadine Bookaholic

    Let me start off by saying that I am a BIG fan of Annabeth Albert's books, she is my favorite LGBTQ author and honestly there hasn't been anything that she has written that I didn't enjoy, this book w...

  • Lisa

    I really enjoy the author's work, particularly the #gaymers and Portland Heat books. So was excited to read this.I liked the blurb and it started well. Bailey, big burly and bearded photographer has a...

  • BWT (Belen)

    What starts as a short introduction and details about a charity calendar photoshoot turns into a forty-plus email chain about gaming and other things in common with the tone turning very flirty by the...