Friday, February 17, 2012

Making It Real

Title: Making It Real
Author: Victoria Blisse
Publisher: House of Erotica
Genre: {M/F} Contemporary
Rating: Golden Blush
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph 

Mary loves to write and loves to share her passions online with like-minded people. She also enjoys partaking in the occasional session of cybersex, all in the name of research, of course. Oh who is she kidding? Mary loves being able to immerse herself in her fantasies, exploring her kinks and testing her online lovers’ ability to type one handed. She never really expected to make such a connection to someone as she has to Will, an American guy who posts to the same forums as she does. 

Forum conversations lead to instant messaging, and Mary knows she’s in deep when every minute she’s not talking to Will, she’s thinking about talking to him. Sure, he’s not perfect. He acts a bit strangely at times, and there’s definitely stuff he’s not telling her about his private life, but Mary just can’t deny the feeling she gets whenever she’s online with Will. 

When Will surprises Mary by telling her he’s visiting England soon and would like to meet up with her, she is ecstatic. She’s been let down before by people pretending to be someone they’re not, but she can’t possibly miss the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet her online man in the flesh, can she? 

Making It Real is a fantastic story about a very modern relationship. The online flirting that deepens into something more is very realistically portrayed and I love how the characters tackle their unique relationship. I felt Mary’s curiosity about Will and frustration at not being able to get closer to him completely. There was a lot of mystery to Will that kept me reading and made me relate to Mary’s plight totally. The sexual tension, online and in person, is finger tingling, and I love how this balances out with the more mundane aspects of Mary’s life. The plot twists and develops at a good pace, the characters are fascinating, and the style of writing wrapped me up in their word to such an extent that I was sad when it ended. I may be slightly biased as I can personally relate to most of the plot, but Making It Real is an amazing, enjoyable read that I cannot recommend enough.

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