Published by Self-Published on 16th September 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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“You’re more real to me than any man I’ve ever known … ”
To book blogger Eden, Adam is the embodiment of every literary fantasy she’s ever had. Intelligent, wickedly funny, sexy, and attentive – he and his fascinating life seem right out of a novel. Their whirlwind relationship is so intense and all consuming that soon she can’t imagine being with anyone else.
But there’s one little thing that’s keeping Adam and Eden from their happily ever after.
They’ve never met. She doesn’t even know what he looks like.
Despite how hard she’s fallen for him and how he makes her feel, Eden’s doubts begin to threaten their passionate love affair. Why is he so mysterious? Why does he seem reluctant to meet her? What is Adam hiding?
Afraid that she’s being made a fool of, Eden is forced to choose between her heart and her head. Is Adam too good to be true, as her common sense is telling her, or is the truth more startling than fiction?
REVIEWED BY JOANNE
**I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review**
This is the story of Eden, a book blogger who receives an intriguing tweet regarding one of her reviews. The person tweeting her is ‘Adam’, a person she’s never met, never interacted with before and who only follows one person on twitter – her.
They have an instant connection and a friendship quickly develops despite Eden’s initial reservations. Soon they are progressing from tweets and DM’s to email and texting and then on to long Skype voice calls.
Adam tells Eden that he is 28, British but living in Sicily and financially secure enough to be planning his retirement in 2 years’ time. He is very elusive; he refuses to send a picture of himself and is very vague about what he does for a living. Whilst he has seen photos of Eden, he refuses to send a photograph of himself, and demands that Eden delete his voice messages within 24 hours of receiving them.
His elusive behaviour had the alarm bells ringing; I wondered what he was hiding, coming up with all sorts of scenarios, none of which were correct! The story had me hooked, and intrigued to see where it would lead to. I wasn’t sure whether to believe what Adam was telling Eden, or to take everything with a pinch of salt.
Eden is a little apprehensive at first, she isn’t a gullible young girl, she is a 35 year old single mother, who works as a legal secretary for the District Attorney’s office. She knows that ‘meeting’ people on line comes with its own rules, and is sceptical about what Adam tells her. However every time she seems to be withdrawing from the relationship, Adam knows exactly how to bring her round again.
Everything happens so fast, and Eden’s feelings for Adam take over her whole life. She plans every aspect of her day around fitting in with Adams daily life so that they can communicate, and feels lost when she’s not ‘with’ him. Soon they are making plans to meet and for a future together, although Eden is yet to confide in any of her family or friends about Adam. Just as things are looking promising for the two of them something happens to rock Eden to her core.
The story then changes and I wondered where the author would take the story from there. I don’t want to give away any spoilers so it’s hard to convey what I felt about this book. The ending was the strangest one I’ve ever read. There is an epilogue, but before you get to it, there is a warning about reading any further. Naturally I was curious as to why there should be a warning so I read on! Whether that was a good thing or not, I don’t know, because what happened next completely threw me and changed my perception of the whole story!