Back Cover Blurb:
In a virtual reality game where she can fly, there’s someone aiming to take her down.
Mel Mesini is a New York City restauranteur and an avid virtual reality world traveler. She’s risen above her misfit life and now bears a striking resemblance to her glamorous gaming avatar. But her successful life—both online and in reality—takes a swerve the night her father is seriously injured in a hit-and-run. Mel is careened back to her judgmental hometown, where being the daughter of the town’s crazy lady had made her the outcast she was. To make matters worse, Officer Jeremy Stiles, the man whose harsh, rejecting words had cut her the deepest, is heading the investigation.
Jeremy knows he hurt Mel and attempts to make amends by finding her father’s assailant. When he realizes she’s the actual target, his plan for reconciliation turns to one of protection—whether she wants his help or not. What he wants are answers, especially about this online game she plays. Is it a harmless pastime as she says? Or is she using it to cover something up? As a faceless predator destroys the things that matter to her, Jeremy knows he’s running out of time before she loses the one thing that matters most—her real life.
Narelle: I was drawn into this story from the opening page and I loved the unusual story premise. Mel creates an avatar in her virtual world that crosses over into her real life in a very scary way.
I liked how Mel’s relationship with her mentally ill mother evolved during the story. We gain an insight into the very real difficulties facing people who struggle with mental illness and how their illness impacts their loved ones.
I enjoyed the developing romance between childhood friends Mel and Jeremy as the stakes are raised and Mel’s life is in danger. The twists and turns in this story will keep you guessing until the end. I recommend Real Virtue to those looking for an exciting romantic suspense story that deals with the issue of mental illness in a realistic manner.
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