To read the blurb, click here. For more info on the series, click here. And now, let's have a look at the cover and enjoy a first excerpt!
Sneak Peak Sunday Snippet
“How can you be best friends with someone you’ve never met, never had any face-to-face conversation with or gone out with to have some fun?” he asked.
Hope frowned. “What’s all that got to do with being friends? I mean, I sure wish we lived closer so we could do stuff together… But we have the Internet for that, and we’ve grown incredibly close over the years. I don’t think anyone knows as much about me as she does, not even my parents.”
He was shaking his head slowly, and she had the distinct feeling that there was a frown on his face too.
“But how can you be sure it’s real?”
“What do you mean, real?”
His hand rose as if to run through his hair and fell back down uselessly. “I mean… So many people use the internet to deceive and pretend, to be someone they’re not. How can one ever be sure that a person is really who he or she claims on Facebook or wherever. How can you trust someone essentially anonymous with personal details, let them into your heart? What if it’s all a ruse to get something out of you? Fake photos or all the answers tailor-made to be whatever you want them to be?”
Her brows rose. “You’ve got serious trust issues, Mister,” she said before she could stop herself.
There was a scoffing sound from him, and this time his hand came up to scrub over his beard.
“Yeah, of course I do. Anyone with a sane mind would, in this day and age. Have you never heard about all those frauds and scams? About spectacular, freaky online dating failures? The internet’s no place for real friendships or for finding one’s true love.”
Hope sat up a little straighter, feeling personally attacked. “I get your point. It’s always good to be suspicious to some extent.” She grew agitated, gesticulating. “But don’t you think people deserve a chance?
* * *
What about you? How do you feel about online friends? Let me know in the comments!