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Off Her Game

(The Game Lords #1)

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Tori Duarte’s big dreams to be a video game designer...well, they haven’t panned out. And a girl’s got to eat. Enter: the Stadium, a secretive video game gambling ring. As a world ranked eGamer, winning should be cake. Until it’s not. Gambling debts suck her in deep.

A chance encounter with the media shy, ridiculously handsome video game CEO Noah Harrison offers her a way
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Published March 11th 2019
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"Avonna
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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OFF HER GAME (The Game Lords Book 1) by Zoe Forward is the first book in a new romantic suspense series set in the unique world of on-line gaming. The suspense plot was very intriguing and keeps the pages turning. The romance has a gamer nerd turned hot hunk game creator, rich CEO still being a nerd in personal situations in a fake relationship with a feisty, sexy female gamer, game creator.

Tori Duarte is ranked as one of the top
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Zoe Forward
Feb 18, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
Ya'll...this book. I can't wait for you read it. Absolutely love the mashup of this socially awkward hero and the badass gamer girl.
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is the first book that i have read by this author and i can say that i was pleasantly surprised by this book.

Noah Harrison is the CEO of a video game company, but is very shy and keeps out of the media, letting his work partner Jake handle all of the press.

Tori Duarte is a gaming fanatic and plays as two characters and has managed to find herself in the underworld gaming scene and trying to get out
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Kevin
Dec 12, 2019 added it
Shelves: videogames, game, litrpg
This book is all over the place, it’s suspense, thriller, mystery, romance, gamelit and all geek.


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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Let me start this review with saying this is the first book I have read by this author and it will not be the last. I loved every moment of this story and it had me on the edge of my seat because of the suspense and then the chemistry between these two is off the chain and there is no denying it. No matter how hard they tried to keep it professional it was inevitable that these two were going to become a couple. I also loved the video game aspect of the story. I am a video gamer player and I ...more
Barb Lie
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Off Her Game by Zoe Forward is the first book in her new Game Lords series. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this series, as it was a different type of read from what I was used to with Zoe Forward. I am happy to say that I really enjoyed this book.

Tori Duarte, our heroine, is one of the best elite gamers, which is especially unique for a female. Tori also designs video games, hoping to sell them to make money to pay off her debts, which forces her to be involved with a secret
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Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
I’m not a fan of third person books, I honestly don’t like them at all. I put those feelings aside, and read the book. I’m glad I did. I will definitely be reading more of her books!

I did love that she was a female gamer, because really we don’t usually see that! I love that Noah and Tori actually meet in jail.

This book is a series and will leave you wanting more!! I mean a hot CEO, and a female gaming developer and player, what’s not to like? An underground gaming ring, I’m not sure those
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TheHauteBookworm
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really surprisingly enjoyed this story! I say surprisingly because I don’t know anything about gaming. I pleasantly and quickly found gaming knowledge wasn’t necessary. Off Her Game Is a romantic, suspenseful, well written, enjoyable read. This author is new to me and will definitely be added to my list of authors to follow.
Tori Duarte A.K.A. Selene is part of a team of well know gamers, famous for their gaming skills. Being one of the few women in the gaming world she has had to fight to be
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Xylina Diaz
Feb 22, 2019 rated it liked it
This book wasn't bad and it wasn't great either. There was just something that was missing from it for me,I haven't quite put my finger on what it was but something just wasn't there. I loved the suspense aspect of the book. I am always a fan of books that have a bit of suspense. I also felt that the book ended a bit abruptly, I am not sure if she is writing more in this series but it sure feels like there should be more to this story.
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, arc
"I really enjoyed this story, the plot and the characters. I loved the author and this will definetely not be the only time I read from her. I really hope we get more from this series because I really enjoyed it!"


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InD'tale Magazine
3.5/5.0

“Off Her Game” is a fast-paced romp through the world of online computer gaming with its hectic characters caught up in a virtual world of their own.

Read full review in the 2019 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
R Huiszoon
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Zoe Forward, ‘Off her Game’, The Game Lords series, book 1.

As a Hidden Gem ARC reader I received this book for free. And promised an honest review. Here it is.

English isn’t my first language. Sorry for errors.

Rating: 4,5 stars (of 5).

In general: Nice love and suspenseful crime in the world of gamers.

Main characters:
- Tori Duarte.
She is a computer geek (very talented girl-gamer, in a world dominated by men). Playing for the WorldGaming Championship in Washington DC. She’s in a trio with Alex and
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Anisa
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book one of the Game Lords Series. This explains the ending, because the ending definitely hinted the book HAS NOT ENDED YET and left me wanted for ANSWERS. This is a sizzling hot contemporary romance book just so you know so lets keep it PG-13 :).

Lets talk about character first, I love Tori maybe its the #innerfeminist but i love the fact that she is the brainy one the smart one that even the FBI asked for her help :D! Not to mention the video game she created was awesome and the
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Ashley
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fast paced, interesting book featuring female gamer and developer Tori who got mixed up in an underground gaming gambling ring called the Stadium.

The Stadium is controlled by Symphis, who is ruthless and manipulates gamers, hackers, and coders to get anything he wants. People are beginning to turn up dead because of the Stadium, which brings CEO and gaming developer Noah Harrison into the mix. Noah's brother was murdered because of the Stadium so he wants to shut it down.

Both Tori
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Kathy Wideman
This is the first book I have read by Zoe and I loved it. I am a bit of a gamer. Not like the characters in the book but I do play video games. It was what initially drew me to the book. It was better than I could have imagined. This book has danger, angst, and romance. Tori is a gamer and programmer. She finds herself in a bit of a situation. She has been drawn into an underground gaming scene where bets are made and they have made it so you can never really get away except in death. Noah lost ...more
Susan Homan
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Off Her Game

Tori and Noah meet as they are being released in jail. Surprisingly they are both being picked up by the same person, Tori's sister. Noah is CEO and owner of a gaming business, and he is smoking hot and sexy to boot. He is working with the FBI to bring down an underworld of gaming that killed his brother. They recruit Tori to work with them since she is playing at the Stadium and is in debt to the underworld gaming kingpin Symphis. They have to pretend they are dating, but the
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Jennifer Pierson
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Zoe Forward is a new to me author, and I really did enjoy Off Her Game quite a bit, as it was an original story about the gaming world. It all started with Tori Duarte had to be bailed out of jail, but while she was doing so, she met this cool dude that she really enjoyed talking to who understood her and was hot as well, which wasn't something that she came across in her world. As she left with her sister, she comes to find out that he is rich, video game CEO, Noah Harrison, who her sister ...more
Annetta Sweetko
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gamers delight and non-gamers pleasure

To help bring a crooked gaming kingpin down, Tori Duarte will have to help the F.B.I. and pretend to date the CEO of a gaming company as cover. Having dreamed of being a designer, she had used gaming sites in hopes of making a bit of money. No luck there as she soon finds herself in debt and busted. So what could it hurt to help the good guys out? Well, dealing with an outlaw group is one thing but dealing with the shy, nerdy CEO Noah Harrison is quite
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Tiffany Readz
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good But...

The blurb had me interested from the get go, a girl gamer? Bring it on. Add in the mystery of the underground gaming kingpin and the hot video game CEO, sounds like quite the story line and it was.

Tori is in neck-deep with the gaming underground, owning then quite a bit of money. While the underground is no secret, who runs it is and he's getting braver with his actions. Tori is trying to dig her way out and happens to stumble upon a guy with the same intentions, but for different
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Ree
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I read the blurb, I signed up to read this book almost immediately. Zoe Forward is a new-to-me author. I have to say that I was glad that the book lived up to and exceeded my expectations.

Through cosmic coincidence (or is it?), Tori Duarte & Noah Harrison meet in jail. Professional gamer to his wealthy game developer, both are surprised to see how closely connected their worlds are. Forced into a fake relationship by the FBI in return for help to clear her gambling debts, Tori &
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United Indie Book Blog
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is not your typical romance book. These two are very hard headed. They have a mission that both are committed to but things start to happen.. Noah is a gaming God. He and his partner own a company that has launched some very popular games recently. Noah is very much a wallflower when it comes to meeting new people and social media. Something changes when he meets Tori. He opens up to her and in turn, she gets him to overcome his past and blossom out. This is truly amazing to see the change ...more
Amy  Crull
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is not your typical romance book. These two are very hard headed. They have a mission that both are committed to but things start to happen.. Noah is a gaming God. He and his partner own a company that has launched some very popular games recently. Noah is very much a wallflower when it comes to meeting new people and social media. Something changes when he meets Tori. He opens up to her and in turn, she gets him to overcome his past and blossom out. This is truly amazing to see the change ...more
Mary
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Exciting and intriguing romance set in the world of computer video games had me glued to the page with the mystery and suspense. To me this is a fresh take for a romance. I loved the blend of successful Noah and Jake with their video games combined with the dark side with illegal gaming and the mystery of Symphis. Add in this incredibly strong, smart and confident woman, Tori, who can hold her own in a very male dominated world, and I was hooked. Noah is brilliant but struggles with his social ...more
Sassy Southern
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Off Her Game was the first book in The Game Lords series. The plot line of this book was definitely different than most other books that I typically read but it was one that had me hooked from start to finish.

Full of drama, mystery and suspense the author pulled me into the gaming world and didn't let me go. Tori is a strong, amazing character and her ability to make a name for herself in a typically male dominated area was one of my favorite things about her. She and Noah had amazing chemistry
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The Mysterious Reader
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Zoe Forward is a new author for me, but based on her Off Her Game (The Game Lords Book 1), I’m promising myself that we will become well acquainted. As the book’s blurb notes, this standalone novel is a great “fake relationship romantic comedy full of steamy heat with dabs of suspense.”. This novel had just what I wanted and was well written and with a great plot and great cast of characters. Tori and Noah, are perfectly crafted and perfect for each other. Their supporting cast is also superb. ...more
Sharlene
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love, love, love that the author incorporated video games into this story. The characters are great. Story is easy to read and follow. Sex scenes are hot. I had a hard time reconciling the public Noah with the bedroom Noah. It seemed off a little but still a possibility. Also, it was a little confusing how the main characters kept going back and forth in their own heads about pursuing each other. I started to wonder if they really did truly like each other or not. The storyline is one of the ...more
Lisa Marie Barrera
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WHOA!! OFF HER GAME by Zoe Forward was Absolutely Amazing and Entertaining that kept you on the Edge of Your Seat!! Zoe is a New Author for me and She Had me Intrigued from the Very Beginning! Once I started reading it, I Could Not Put It in Down and devour it in ONE Sitting!!
Off Her Game was So Different and Unique with Thrilling moments that will Leave you hanging!
The characters Tori and Noah have so much passionate chemistry, awkwardness and the banter will have you laughing Out Loud!! Then
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Kristen Lewendon
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m a loner, so I’m not really into the big, multi-player games. But I am a geek and a nerd-girl at heart. That means that I loved just about everything about this book. What I didn’t love is that it’s over already. Noah’s social awkwardness, a situation familiar to so many of us, made him so charmingly endearing to me. I want to hug the stuffing out of him like a great big teddy bear. The chip on Tori’s shoulder was a little off-putting, but she’s earned it fair and square by being something ...more
No Dammit
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I procrastinated on this book for over a week. I went in with the mindset of it being another poorly written romance with a meek, air headed female lead and insta love. Blah!

This book is so not even close to that. The female lead was a spectacular character. Even Noah, who is a classic hot geek, is a well written character. I am very much into macho men and the insecurities that Noah shows a much softer side. He still has his sexy bad boy side though, which saves his characteristic nice guy.

This
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Kelly DeMarco
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Smart, sexy and suspenseful
Off Her Game by Zoe Forward is a well written great read. This book is the first I’ve read by this author and I really enjoyed everything about it. An HEA is a must for me and this one delivered. The interesting characters as well as the plot were/was intriguing and engaging. The plot itself was smart. I’m not real knowledgeable about tech and gaming, but it all kept me on the edge of my seat and fully invested to the end.
Overall a very good start to a series I know I
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