Saturday, 23 August 2014

REVIEW - The Real Thing by Cassie Mae

The Book
Release Date: 19 August 2014

In this electrifying novel from New Adult sensation Cassie Mae, two close friends surprise themselves by shifting from platonic love to sexual attraction.
Eric Matua has one friend—his best friend and childhood sweetheart, who needs a place to stay for the summer. Mia Johnson has thousands of friends—who live in her computer. Along with her email chats and Facebook notifications, Mia also devours romance novels, spending countless hours with fictional characters, dreaming of her own Romeo to sweep her off her feet. When she starts receiving supersweet messages from a stranger who thinks she’s someone else, Mia begins to believe that real love is possible outside her virtual world. 
When the two friends become roommates, Mia finds herself falling harder than she ever thought she could. But Eric keeps his desires locked away, unsure of himself and his ability to give his best friend what she deserves in a boyfriend. As her advances are continually spurned, Mia splits her time between Eric and her computer. But she soon realizes she’s about to lose the only real thing she’s ever had.
Praise for Cassie Mae
“Cassie Mae’s writing is fresh and original!”—Rachel Morgan, author of the Creepy Hollow series
“A fabulous author who tugs on your heart strings as if she owns them.”—Jade Hart, author of Coffee and Cockpits
“Cassie Mae has a knack for developing characters who have you wanting to climb into the pages and become part of their world.”—Theresa Paolo, author of (Never) Again
“Cassie Mae’s books have become my latest guilty pleasure. Pleasure, because who doesn’t love to read a romantic comedy? And I say guilty because when I lay my hands on one, I tend to read them in one sitting and let all my other responsibilities go to the wayside. What dishes?”—Pauline Creeden, author of Sanctuary
“Mae is very good at getting me to chuckle throughout an entire book, because her heroines are quirky and unique.”Book Nerd

My Opinion  4 STARS
**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Random House Publishing Group for an honest review**

It's true that in today's world we can get sucked into social media and spend far too much time on our electronic devices than actually having a conversation with the significant other in our lives.

Mia is just one of these people, she tweets, face books, uses Instagram, Pininterest, and Goodreads and if she not doing that she is reading another romance novel that has a main character called Max.

She has always had a thing for her best friend Eric since school but three years he moved away to live with his uncle.  Now back home she is going three hours over to his mothers place to spend the summer with him.

Eric has panic attacks due to an ex-girlfriend and apart from being shy, struggles with new things and intimacy.

When they both find that there is still an attraction between them, they takes things very slow, however there are problems on both sides with Mia always on social media or reading and with Eric taking things VERY slow.

There are some things that are not very well explained, such as why Eric's brother also suffers from panic attacks, but overall it is a good read that most can relate to in some way.  I know i spend too much time on my kindle…

I will certainly be looking out for the authors next book.

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