My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For whatever reason I still can’t recapture the magic I found in Stage Dive series. That’s not to say I didn’t love this book, or was missing something. No, all the components were there and yet…
Alex and Eric were penpals for a few months now, bearing their souls to each other, sharing problems and flirting. You know, the usual internet relationship. Then Alex doesn’t receive Eric’s letters for some time and decides to surprise him on his birthday with a visit. That would’ve been ok if Eric had any idea who she was. Instead he calls her a stripper, a stalker and a crazy person. Neither of them are happy to be in this situation, and then, to top it all off, Eric’s brother confesses to using his profile to talk to Alex. Catfishing is a bad bad thing, people. But, in my opinin, if it had to happen, I would’ve preffered Joe anyways. There’s something about a big burly man with tattoos that speaks to me. It might be also that Joe is a great guy alltogether, but I would’ve been happy with just his size and ink. At least for a while.
Alex didn’t think so, she needed some convincing. She’s not really into the whole relationship thing as it is so Joe had to work hard erning her trust again. It was really sweet. They also figured out that they had the same character flaw, just on the opposite sides of the spectrum. He was a total yes-man and she was a typical no-girl, so they made a deal to work on that together. Those deals always end with sex, didn’t you notice? This wasn’t an exception.
Friendships, love, banging, screwing, and a little bit of tragedy is what you will find here. And Mal. It wouldn’t be the same without Mal.
Don’t forget to wear your hard hat.
Over and out