Saturday, August 23, 2014

BLOG TOUR - The Real Thing by Cassie Mae

Written by Cassie Mae
Published by Flirt
August 19, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-553-39253-1

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.

Emilia is one of the most relatable characters like, EVER. 

MC of the year, yes, well for me anyway. She is smart and in love with her best friend who she hasn't seen for awhile. Eric is gorgeous but in his eyes he hasn't always been. Eric used to be overweight but Emmy had liked him even then. She just never had the guts to tell him that. The opportunity these two friends have is beautiful and scary and breathtaking.

This book was just... amazing. It dealt with so much stuff that I could completely relate to. I find myself enveloped in the internet alot and have to remind myself to give time to the people and relationships around me. Though not as severe as Em's situation but still it resonates.

The author tackles rough subject matter in this read too dealing with anxiety and not just regular anxieties but all out panic attacks with full on blackouts. I have experienced and seen what that's like and she did a great job of tackling it. It really added alot to the read made it deeper and more complex than your average NA read.

I was so happy that Eric and Em decided to give it a shot that I cheered LOL and the issues he was dealing with were just wow. I felt horrible for him and hoped my sons never get stuck with a girl like her for a girlfriend she was terrible and so verbally abusive it was just sickening. I wanted to do what Em said when she finally heard about Ali's vicious taunts to Eric. Find her and kick her ass! (Just saying) The whole Samoan thing was hot too. 

I absolutely adored the dynamic between Eric and Em and I do believe Eric Matua is a very swoon worthy guy! Yeah, definitely! I'm #TeamEric all the way! Yup! 

This is an epic love story that will stand the test of time and I would be completely ecstatic if we get more of Em and Eric's story! I'm just saying... 

I recommend this book to anyone who reads, yeah it's just that good!

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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 

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