My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Five big fat utter perfection stars. This book is everything about online gaming, the communities which grow up around it and the hopes and fears of having to put your true self out there in the real world.
Garvy has my heart, his perfect imperfections and lack of self confidence are not mine (I’ve always been a bit of a gobby git with an attitude in my long journalism career) but I completely understood him and how hard it was to push back and take a stand with his parents.
My parents were fabulous but I’ve had friends who behaved in similar fashion and I think everyone’s been a mug for someone they’ve loved at least once in their life. Mine was called Mark 😉
Ian, on the other hand, stole my soul. Every bit of his personality split into different ways of coping with life spoke to me. My gaming persona has always been quite radically different, right from the days of pen & paper table top through text MUDs and into MMOs.
Plus I met both my now ex husband and my life long (12 years and counting now along with the one 8-year-old son) partner through online gaming.
Real and honest relationships can be made, both of friendships but also of love, and that people don’t always seem to get that saddens me.
With this pair, and the Cyberlove series, Megan and Santino have created a truly beautiful world with gorgeous men who may not necessarily meet society’s ‘norm’ but who know how to love with all they’ve got.
The words inside are as glorious as the pretties on the covers. The smexy time is epic, emotionally, sensual and fun, deep and caring, smoking hot and satisfyingly sweet.
Bravo, this series is a triumph.