Title: Cocky Gamer
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Lauren Helms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
Ben Ford is good at what he does, but his days as a professional gamer are numbered.
His entire pro-team is moving on, and now it’s time for Ben to do the same. But when a short gig for a voice-over brings this Chicago native to California, he finds a little more than what he bargained for.
A chance meeting on the beaches of Hermosa soon has Ben falling head over lust for the animal-loving, wave crushing woman.
Kelly Spencer is stuck in a job she hates and with a dating life as dull as the last series of dates she’s been on. Fortunately, her best friend Aubrey has her back.
With her prospects looking bleaker by the day, she throws caution to the wind in both her personal and professional life.
Long-distance love with a cocky gamer was never on her radar, but Ben is flirty and fun – plus their chemistry together is off the charts.
When a huge career opportunity threatens to put even more miles between them, Kelly may just have to let go of the one guy who’s found a way inside her heart.
Ben may have let her go once, but when a last-minute offer comes in that will land him right where his heart wants to be, he takes it and vows that this time – he’ll prove to Kelly that they’re meant to be.
Cocky Gamer is a missed connections/long distance romance inspired by Cocky Bastard.
Lauren Helms is a romance author her nerdy and flirty contemporary words. Lauren has forever been an avid reader from the beginning. After starting a book review website, that catapulted her fully into the book world, she knew that something was missing. While working for a video game strategy guide publisher, she decided to mix what she knew best–video games and romance. She decided to take the plunge and write her first novel, Level Me Up. Several published novels later, Lauren created PR company, Indie Pen PR, to help other authors promote their books.
Lauren lives in Indianapolis, Indiana sharing her love of books and video games with her own Gamer Boy husband and three little kid nerds who will hopefully grow up to share the love of things that united Lauren and her husband on their own happily ever after.
Ben is a professional gamer who is reaching a crossroads in his career. A chance meeting with Kelly has the man who wasn’t looking for love or a relationship wanting much more than the short time he has with her before he needs to return to Chicago.
Kelly is a woman with a huge heart who would like nothing more than a man to spend her life with. There is no denying the chemistry and connection between them but between the physical distance between them and the challenges that life keeps throwing at them things are about to become complicated.
Ben and Kelly may have many things against them and although their journey wasn’t without its turmoil, they are about to realize that when it comes to love anything is possible.
COCKY HERO CLUB