#InternationalDisaster: Mary's Review "Love Online" by Penelope Ward

Chiudiamo la giornata con la nostra rubrica dedicata alle letture in lingua! Mary ci parla di "Love Online" di Penelope Ward, pubblicato ad agosto in America.

Title: Love online

Author: Penelope Ward

Price: 4,49 €

Publication date: 25 agosto 2018

We met in the least likely of places. It started out innocently enough. I was “ScreenGod” and she was “Montana,” but of course, those weren’t our actual names, just the virtual cloaks we hid behind. Logging in at night and talking to her was my escape—my sanctuary. Her real name was Eden, I’d soon come to find out. From the first time we connected online, I found myself transfixed.

She was an addiction. At first, we knew nothing about each other’s real identities…and she was adamant that we keep things that way. Anonymity had no effect on our unstoppable chemistry, though. If anything, it allowed us to open up even more in ways we may not have otherwise. Eden was funny, intelligent, gorgeous—everything I’d ever wanted in a woman.

But I couldn’t really have her. I had accepted things would have to stay the way they were—until the day I found a clue that led me straight to her. So I took a chance. And that was when our love story really began.

Mary’s Review

I could say this is just another novel by Penelope Ward, but even this book will drag you till the end, in the heart of the two (or better three) characters. Beautiful scenes and genuine, never superficial dialogues. Plot written in an original way, in the authentic style of the american famous writer. A tender and delicate love story but at the same time full of passion and hot moments. Ward's narrative style is, as always, brilliant, funny and full of emotions. This, and much more, is what you will find in this novel you have in your hands.

Eden and Ryder get to know each other online. How? I won’t tell you, because every moment of this story deserves to be read, discovered and savored. Love in the times of the internet is a quite abused subject, yet Ward handles it with extreme dexterity, without ever falling into stereotypes.

As for the characters, Eden had not convinced me at the beginning. I could not stand her, and I could not find in her the touch of humanity to make her alive in my imagination. Yet in the course of history, she slowly becomes more and more crystalline, and I ended up loving her. The same applies to Ryder, who looks like the classic beautiful and rich guy, yet of classic he only has only the kind ways, which will make breach into the Eden’s heart. Two beautiful characters, who will have a lot to do in the course of history. Will they be able to find each other? A little help comes from someone close... Who? Find it out by yourself!