Tuesday, May 22, 2018

One More Round

Congratulations to "KIM.", the winner in Lauren's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I’m thrilled to be here at JustContemporaryRomance today! I’m also super excited to share with the world my second Gamer Boy novel, ONE MORE ROUND. OMR is a mix of friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers, and its one helluva second-chance romance. My Gamer Boy series is very near and dear to my heart, which features a few sweet and sexy professional video gamers. I really hope you enjoy ONE MORE ROUND as much as I do and really get to know my gamer boys!

Title: One More Round
Author: Lauren Helms
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Publisher: Self-published
Series: Gamer Boy #2
Genres: New Adult Romance
Word Count: 65K
Format: Paperback, digital

Can the gamer keep the girl?

Gia is living the dream with an amazing career and wonderful friends. Her life is on the right track, until a tall, broody blast-from-the-past breezes back into her life, sending her into a tailspin. She never forgot about Simon—her first love—or the way she cut him from her life all those years ago. Now, she doesn’t know what to do.

Simon never forgot the girl next door, or how she broke his heart when she left without even a goodbye. Thankfully, life as a professional gamer keeps his mind off his broken heart. That is, until he suddenly finds himself back in her path. Now he’s pushing her boundaries and testing her limits.

Simon and Gia have to find a way to coexist. They started as friends, and maybe it’s time to go back to the beginning. Only, this time around, being ‘just friends’ doesn’t seem to be enough. Simon has doubts, and Gia has secrets. Will they be able to let go of the past that hurt them both or will history repeat itself?

** This book can be read and understood as a standalone, but does contain minor spoilers for Level Me Up, book one in the series. **

Buy Now: Amazon | FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Lauren is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card + LEVEL ME UP, Gamer Boy #1 eBook to one lucky person leaving a comment or email entry.

About Lauren Helms:
Lauren Helms 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. Lauren decided to take the plunge and write her first novel. 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 joined NaNoWrimo and a month later, she had her first draft. 

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Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST May 23rd. Due to GDPR regulations you no longer need to submit your email address in the comments. If you have been selected as a winner your name will be posted at the top of the post. You may then contact maureen@JustContemporaryRomance.com to claim your prize. Your email address will be shared with the author/publicist providing the giveaway. 


  1. This sounds lovely. I’m new to the author’s works and I’m always up for finding new to me backlist titles!! ;-)

  2. I have to admit, I can never decide if friends-to-lovers or enemies-to-lovers make a better trope but I totally enjoy them all. Going to add this series to my reading list for sure!

  3. I am simply amazed at how quickly Lauren's road to publication took. That is NOT the norm, I'm sure, so it makes me want to read her book even more! There must be a reason for this, and I'd love to read exactly why. Congratulations, Lauren! Well done!

  4. I love second chance romances. This sounds like a fun book.

  5. Congrats on this upcoming release! :)

  6. I love me some second-chance romance. Definitely adding it to my TBR.

  7. I don't read too many New Adult romances but this one sounds fun! Congrats on the new release!


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