Thursday, December 29, 2016

Review: Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell

Strong Signal 
(Cyberlove #1)
by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell
Release Date: February 15, 2016
Genre: M/M Romance

I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.

I never expected to become fixated on someone who'd initially been a rival. And I'd never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn't planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can't stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it's love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn't go as planned.

Strong Signal is a standalone, full-length novel with no cliffhanger.

This story is too cute for words. No wonder everyone been bugging me to read it pronto.

The two heroes met in an online game and subsequently got to know each other through the live streaming, chatting, and skype. They spent half the book in some sort of distance relationship that started as platonic friendship and turned into lust and love. I love all their cute chats about daily mundane things and what their want to do to each other. I gotta admit this is the best cyber sex I've read so far! Totally beg a repeat read just for the scene alone.

As someone who had experience in the whole cyber-stalking-your-crush, which is something I'm ashamed to admit, I find this story reminds me so much of my younger self. It was endearing, heart warming and funny to boot.

Apart from the whole cyber angle, we also deal with real life issue. In real life, gamer Kai, is a recluse. I love that Garrett just accept Kai wholeheartedly and love him unconditionally. Garrett never once demand Kai to change despite it being an obvious issue that needs to be address. They are like two pea in a pod, both being introverts that love to live in their own bubble of happiness.