Books, Blogs, & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom
Release Date: October 24, 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Source: Amazon Freebie
Goodreads Description:Life can suck…
When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive. And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic.
Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors.
Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t.
Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romance novels.
Completely blinded by what they think life should be, they navigate their unique paths in search of what they envision is right. But when reality taunts them with persistent curve balls, will they be strong enough to choose wisely? Or will their happy endings escape them?
Notes about the book:There is graphic sex scenes in this book including some BDSM.
Book Quote:In books it only takes a few pages to fix the difficulties in a relationship. But real life is a whole other ball game. What happens between the pages? After the pages end?
My ReviewI picked up this book thinking it would be a light and fun read. I should have realized from reading one other book by Ms. Ringbloom that there would be a hidden message within the pages of the book. The message for this book being that we can dream about finding the actions found in books in our real lives, we have to realize that books are fictional and don't always transfer well to real life. Each girl in the book tried to take their life in the direction of books that they'd read and found that it didn't work out well.
I loved the relationship all four of these girls had with each other. I would love to find an online relationship with women my age like these girls have. My favorite story line was that of Lizzie. It was such a sweet story. Once it started to really take off, I could not put the book down. I had to keep reading well into the night to come to the end of her story. I was sad that in the end Jess didn't find herself a guy. But the book has to have touch of reality.
This author is definitely becoming a must read author for me.
Check out Ms. Ringbloom's website at http://www.ryanringbloom.com/ or her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fast-Series/205973969576654.