They're best friends online - but can they be more in real life?
Writer Tara McFadden has been best friends with artist and drummer Hector Fernandez for years, long before his band became famous on reality TV – yet they’ve never met in person. They finally have a chance to connect offline when they’re both sent to Comic-Con to promote the graphic novel they collaborated on.
Hector's secretly been in love with Tara for as long as he can remember, and once they meet, she sees him in a new light. All the years of longing lead to an incredible night of passion after one of his concerts, but neither is sure if their online relationship can translate into a real life romance – or if this will ruin their friendship forever.
Over four crazy days at Comic-Con, Hector and Tara must decide if they want a future together. But when their story seems to be over, it’s up to Hector’s entire band to make sure he and Tara get their happy ending.
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Honestly, the thing that drew me to this title was Comic-Con. (I’m letting my nerd show!) Not the romance or book buzz but Comic-Con. Sorry, fellow nerds, but Comic-Con does not hold a major theme in this book. So, if you are looking for nerd love, keep looking.
However, the plausible, digital premise was also very appealing. Hector and Tara have been working together for years via Internet and video chat. They are finally able to meet face-to-face. (Image meeting your digital best friend, co-creator and go-to-person after three years!) Hector knows that he has fallen in love with Tara very early in this usual relationship, but Tara is completely oblivious to why her stomach has active butterflies during this meeting. See, very plausible.
My problem with book is that with such a great idea, the formula was the same - two predictable misunderstandings/impediments preventing forward movement of the relationship. <Sad sigh.> Also, beware of four very explicit love scenes between our hero and heroine. Yes, explicit! The first one happening only within a few chapters in the book. I actually had to recheck the genre of the book!
I hate giving a rating of below a three, but this one is 2.75. That rating doesn’t exist, so I’m saved from officially labeling this one! However, I think that it will be an enjoyable read for those who are prepared. Although I think the story could have used a little more thought, Briggs is a good writer, and the story will thaw Fall’s frost.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Andrea'. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~