by Lasairiona McMaster
Is there such a thing as too perfect?
Lisa Millar wasn’t supposed to fall in love with a guy on the Internet. But she did.
Other than living over five thousand miles away in America, AJ Williams is seemingly her perfect match. Strikingly handsome, musically talented, plays hockey and has a typical college-guy life.
In a moment of carpe diem, Lisa flies from Ireland to Alabama to surprise her internet-beau and finds herself face to face with an inconceivable reality that she couldn’t possibly have prepared for.
How well can you truly know someone you meet online?
Will true love win out, or will AJ’s secret life be too much for Lisa to bear?
Intimate Strangers is a great start to what promises to be a great series!!!
It is a romance, but it is quite different from others in the genre. As the title suggests, the two main characters, Lisa and AJ, are intimate strangers. They share mutual friends, yet the two haven’t actually met. They have become close over the Internet. I felt the two had a pretty strong connection before they met in person. Lisa decides to take a huge risk and fly from Ireland to Alabama to finally meet AJ. He is more than she could have imagined, but she wasn’t expecting him to have a huge secret either. It makes her question her own instincts and if you can ever really know someone you have met online. But, she can’t deny that “intimacy” she feels for him.
The book is filled with angst and twists and turns. Yet, there really are no bad people in the book, just unfortunate circumstances. Despite living thousands of miles from one another, I couldn’t help pulling for them. They seem perfectly suited to one another. I was glad their story wasn’t over, and it looks like it is only the beginning. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Lasairiona McMaster grew up dreaming of an exciting life abroad, and, after graduating from Queens University, Belfast, that is exactly what she did – with her then-boyfriend, now husband of almost ten years. Having recently repatriated to Northern Ireland after a decade abroad spanned over two countries (seven and a half years in America and eighteen months in India), she now finds herself ‘home’, with itchy feet and dreams of her next expatriation. With a penchant for both travelling, and writing, she started a blog during her first relocation to Houston, Texas and, since repatriating to Northern Ireland, has decided to do as everyone has been telling her to do for years, and finally pen a book (or two) and get published while she tries to adjust to the people and place she left ten years ago, where nothing looks the same as it did when she left.
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