The Real Thing by Cassie Mae
My rating: 4/5
DRC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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. (Thanks to GoodReads.com for the summary)
My Thoughts –
The Real Thing is a great story about friends evolving their relationship status to lovers. I love these kinds of stories and I absolutely love Cassie Mae’s writing. Great dialogue, excellent use of believable modern language and not overly wordy on descriptions.
Mia and Eric are a great pairing. Their chemistry is off the charts and wicked, wicked hot! I really liked both main characters in this story. They both grew and realized that what they wanted was in front of them all along. Loved it!!
Great job the author. I couldn’t stop once I started it – yes, it was that good. I am definitely going to be reading more by Cassie Mae in the future.