Tess used to spend more hours than she’d care to admit playing her favorite computer game, using the nickname Angel. She could pretend her life was different, and she could pretend Arion was just a friend. But a girl needs more to keep her warm at night than pixels and she traded her virtual heaven for a real life hell. Now she’s on the run from a past she won’t talk about, and the only place she has to go is the doorstep of the friend she’s never actually met.
When Angel disappeared from their nightly games, it nearly destroyed Arion. He threw himself into work and women, but he can’t help knowing the one night stands will never compare to the angel who haunts his dreams. At first, when she shows up soaking wet and scared-shitless on his doorstep, he thinks his prayers have been answered.
But the more Arion tries to keep Angel close, the more her fear drives her away. If they are ever going to have a chance for a future, they’ll first have to deal with the past that hasn’t forgotten her any more than she’s forgotten it, and Arion will have to learn how to let her go.
Wow! Awesome book that really sucked me in!
This book has it all! Video games, love, intrigue…
Angel and Arion met online in a video game. I have never fallen for anyone in a game, but I have developed really great friendships with some awesome people in them. Some of them I still keep in contact with even though the game servers are long since shut down. So I can definitely attest to the fact that it is easy to form friendships and possibly more in a video game. Plus I had guild mates that met in a game, fell in love and married. We couldn’t believe that between the wedding and reception, they logged in just to say hi to everyone in the guild.
Anyway, developing trust online is something that is extremely plausible. So I was able to get past that notion in order to enjoy the book. The main characters were well crafted. I was definitely rooting for them to get together and overcome the odds.
There were times when I wanted to just slap Angel because she was pushing Arion away, but it is understandable because of everything she had been through. So even though he was the only one she could trust, it is harder to trust someone with your heart and your emotions.
I will definitely be keeping my eye on this author. I hope to read more from her in the future.
I had read this book awhile ago, unfortunately, I just realized that a bunch of posts that I had written never got uploaded. So I am just getting around to that now. So if you start noticing a ton of posts that are for books that have been published for awhile, this is the reason.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.