Blog Tour: The Real Thing by Cassie Mae **GIVEAWAY**
A fabulous tale with such rich content, undeniably true to getting under your skin. Real emotions concluding everlasting love.
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In this electrifying novel from 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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This story is without a doubt an absolute hit about falling in love with your best friend, and doing anything possible to keep it together, as well as breaking it apart.
The main characters' relationship shows their familiarity with one another as well as the many things they both have not seen before from the other. They both has something kept hidden, and that caused the destruction of their euphoric moments and ignorant bliss.
I loved the author's humor in the book. Many moments were of carefree thoughts by the main characters and wondrous one on one times without any distraction from social media. The impact social media makes is a rather negative result as well as positive, but just not as much. The threat got so big, it escalated up to where it was literally life-threatening.
What was entirely new and very unique was the anxiety disorder. It was rather very interesting considering that main character's past experiences and current situations and to be able to see how a person deals. What can trigger a panic attack, what keeps them sane and in control and still continue to to interact with others? It wasn't so much as to walking on eggshells around that person, but for that person staying calm enough to find their equilibrium.
The sparkling romance was super entertaining and had hilarious moments. The friendship between them was always there, the more intimate stuff was what both craved and struggled with.
My favorite part would have to be the intended ice cream comment. Its was just too much haha and the knee to forehead incident. I can't.
To be honest, the actual situation was not as extreme as the characters made it out to be to me at first, but then when it all worsened, not only was it hazardous, but emotionally scarring to a person. It became too much the everything just exploded. Although the damage was already done, they still yearned for one another, for solace because their love was that strong.
Overall, this beautiful story was in fair length, a very funny and exciting read.
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About The Author:
Cassie Mae is a full-time writer and mother from Utah. She loves being glued to the computer, thinking up new stories, and writing the day away while the kids run wild at her feet. When she finished her first novel, she started a blog that now gets more than five thousand hits a month. Her group blog is also dedicated to reaching out to aspiring authors by providing critiques and other marketing tools to help them succeed in the industry. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with the youth in her community as a volleyball and basketball coach, or searching the house desperately for chocolate.