Tuesday, August 12, 2014

#Review: The Real Thing .@CassieCook2

Book Title: The Real Thing
Author: Cassie Mae |WebsiteTwitter| Facebook|
Publisher: Flirt ( Random House)
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: ebook
Cost: $2.99
Pages: 235
How I got it: Blog Tour Company
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: August 19th, 2014
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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.

Is it bad that I pictured the Rock (Dwayne Johnson, because he's Samoan as well) when picturing the male protag??  Naahhh, it's not bad because he's hot and Eric is hot, so yeah... on to the review!!

This book ends up on my faves list for 2014.  I truly loved reading this and I finished it in one night.  Em could be anyone of us, she's a book lover, and a little bit ok no really a lot addicted to the internet.  Her obsession with the internet almost cost her an amazing real life.  A great cautionary tale but also a great love story.

After reading Cassie's blog post (which goes up tomorrow) about how she fell in love with her best friend and I so got this book even more. It's hilarious because really Em could be me, she was addicted to her goodreads feed, her twitter, facebook, instagram and email notifications. (she was way more addicted than I was but I totally get her), she freaked out a lot when reading and when Eric described her I laughed because that was totally me when I read.

I loved that the hero wasn't the sterotypical 'bad boy' even though he had some issues like most of the men in new adult have. His are a little different, he had what are normally seen in the female character. I loved how he dealt with it.  A good guy who had a few issues to work through, Em wasn't aware of the issues and sometimes without meaning to would compound them.  At those times I wanted to kick her, but oh my gosh when she finds out?? Her reactions were epically awesome.

Emilia unlike the other female protags in new adult wasn't broken, didn't come from a tragic past,she had a good relationship with her dad, had lots of friends, but she was just a big fangirl.  Em's only problem was her addiction, and man oh man did she take it to the extreme, even though there was a warning shot in the very beginning of the book she ignored the foreshadowing and just totally threw herself into her online life.  She truly almost missed the forest for the trees.

My heart almost broke in several scenes and I totally laughed out loud at other scenes.  I totally get Em and I really loved Eric (especially because he was so freaking awesome).  This book really made me enjoy reading again, and it really improved my mood, because I was in a crap mood going in, but a great huge smile on my face mood when I finished.

I loved this one, read it in one night and can't wait to start reading more books from Cassie Mae.  She's an amazing writer and I loved her writing, I was totally involved and I really loved how social media was written in this book and how it was used to further the story. Highly recommend.
Have you read it?? How about her other writing??  Make sure to swing by romorrow for a chance to win some great prizes and to see what Cassie herself has to say on what inspired her writing.  Happy Reading

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