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Friday, May 25, 2012

Review, Making It Real by Victoria Blisse


Title: Making It Real
Author: Victoria Blisse
Publisher: House Of Erotica, 2011
Format: Ebook provided for review
Genre: Erotica, Erotic Romance

He's her secret fantasy, but can she turn her dreams into reality? Mary loves the internet but is surprised to find herself falling in love over it. Will is a mysterious, sexy American she meets on a forum and soon it becomes apparent they have Chemistry. Part time waitress and full time author Mary is thrilled to find out her online crush is visiting England on business and plans to seduce him but will the heat that freely flows from monitor to monitor be present in the cold reality of Manchester in winter?

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I wanted to read this book because of the internet factor.  I’ve been around for a while, and I’ve made a few friends online.  Some I’ve met in person, some I’ve not.  Some I wanted to, and never got the chance.  So this story really kind of held the hope of “maybe they will meet and everything will be perfect!”

Mary is a single woman in her 30s, and she’s not exactly Barbie material.  She’s a real woman with curves.  But her curves have brought her a bit of insecurity and self-consciousness.  Before long she is passing her free time on some message boards, never getting too deeply involved but having fun.  Wow, this felt like my own story at this point, and Ms. Blisse did a wonderful job of making everything feel real.

But then she sees an avatar in the threads, and it just reaches out and grabs her.  She has to know him.  And so she sets off on a plan to get to know him, and his name is Will.  Will is a bit of a firestarter, getting involved in heated debates.  He’s exciting to her, and she’s enjoying getting to know him.  The only problem is that he lives in the US, and she is in England.  Ok, that’s not the only problem.  He likes women who look like models.  And he has a very demanding job on top of all of that.

I had a love/hate relationship in the beginning with Will.  When he was around he seemed perfect.  But then he would just disappear.  And its not like she could just run over to his house and say “hey, jerk, what the heck??” Then he’d come back and expect everything to be a-ok.  That really bugged me!! But Will also had some very redeeming qualities and my final vote is “Team Will” all the way!

But then she gets a call.  He’s coming to Manchester!!  Butterflies in the stomach, I think I was as nervous for Mary as she was!

I just loved Mary.  Sure, she wasn’t perfect.  But she faced her fears head-on, and she met Will in person.  And there was some very definite chemistry there that could not be ignored!  In terms of my own classification, I’d classify this story as an erotic romance.  And I loved it.  And yep, there was even a moment where I shed a tear, and another where I was downright angry with an “oh no he didn’t!!”  The author does a fantastic job of relating Mary’s hopes, fears, and emotions.  I read this in one sitting and I found it to be exciting and fast paced, and yes, quite a bit steamy.  I really think this book has a lot to offer a wide range of romance enthusiasts.  I hope you get a chance to read it!  As for me, I’m definitely looking forward to my next Victoria Blisse book…

5 comments:

  1. Very good review! I haven't read anything by Ms. Blisse but I'm adding this book to my wishlist for when I go shopping. Thanks for sharing

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    1. This is the second one I've read from her, and they were both really different and both were really good! I can't wait to read more, because she has a ton of books!

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  2. I like the sound of this one. I talk to so many people from all over the world online who I'd love to chat to in 'real life'.

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  3. Thanks for this great review Liz, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun writing Making it Real. :)

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  4. Awesome review! I haven't read anything by this author, but I do believe I am going to pick this one up! I actually met my husband online lol, so this is something that I am sure to find interesting!

    Check out my latest review! :)
    Tabby @Insightful Minds & IM Design Studio

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