Book Review: Books, Blogs, & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom 1




Books, Blogs, & Reality
by Ryan Ringbloom
Publication Date: October 24, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, New Adult, Romance

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Life can suck…

When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive. And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic.

Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors.

Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t.

Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romance novels.

Completely blinded by what they think life should be, they navigate their unique paths in search of what they envision is right. But when reality taunts them with persistent curve balls, will they be strong enough to choose wisely? Or will their happy endings escape them?


My Rating:

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Favorite Quotes:

Tonight your name is Grant.  She flicked the little button on the top of her multiple-speed lover and selected a setting.”

“That’s not surprising, Lizzie, you give every book 5 stars.  That’s why your inbox is always loaded with review requests form authors.”

“She might just have to leave here with a big scene after all.  Screaming and carrying on while slamming her belongs into a box.  She could walk out with her middle finger raised high and shout that he had a small dick as she stormed past her former colleagues.  That would certainly make for a vengeful exit.”

“Sex in books is hot, steamy, amazing, and never flawed.  In real life it’s never that easy.”

“Life is never boring in books, but that’s only because they skip over those parts.”

“Sometimes it’s hard when you finally realize that you’re not the heroine, and the guy you thought was the hero couldn’t be farther from it.”

My Review:

I adored this book.  Being a blogger and avid reader of women’s fiction and… smut, I couldn’t help but smirk the entire way through this book.  I enjoyed the characters, story line, humor, and clever insights as the four bloggers bumbled through the contradictions of their on-line and actual lives.  I well know the trap they encountered as even though I do know better, at times I have become so invested in a book that I lose track of myself and expect to see/hear/smell the scene that the characters were just in, when I look up from my beloved kindle.  This is my first time reading this author and I enjoyed her writing from beginning to end.  It was entertaining, smartly written, easy to read, and a delightfully way to spend my afternoon.   If all her work is this good, I hope to make my way through her entire listing.

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About the Author

Ryan Ringbloom

Ryan Ringbloom is a YA/NA author who lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.

Feel free to contact her, she would love it!

One comment on “Book Review: Books, Blogs, & Reality by Ryan Ringbloom

  1. Reply funnntoreadRyan Ringbloom Jan 5,2015 12:38 pm

    Wow…I have to tell ya – when readers list quotes that they like in your book it is the BEST feeling ever!! Thank you so much for reading, reviewing and posting!!! My day has been made!
    Love, Ryan

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