*Read at your own risk as this may contain spoilers. I'll try my best to be as vague as possible with details.*
eLoves Me, eLoves Me Not by +L. A. Johannesson is a story where we follow Kayte Wexford's journey into the online dating world. This book is appropriate for the times we live in where online dating is becoming a norm. Kayte is a 39 year old woman who is very confident, in charge of her destiny, smart, beautiful, sexy and has got everything going for her, except love. Her heart was broken by whom she thought was the love of her life and it has taken her a while to get over it.
When she decides to enter the dating world again a disastrous blind date leaves her knowing more so what she wants in a man. Through the gentle coaxing of her best friend, Chloe, Kayte enters the online dating world and creates a profile. She clearly details what she is looking for and what her expectations are in a man and relationship. She leaves nothing out and leaves no man guessing. Through this site, she meets many a wonderful men, who are sexy, charming, witty, funny, handsome and sexy, wait I said that already but you get the picture.
With the help of a male friend, Roman, Kayte follows several online dating rules to help her through her journey. You laugh, you cry, you cringe and you get pissed as you read this book and follow Kayte's journey.
I was really interested in reading this book because my husband and I met on the internet. Granted, we followed non of the dating rules detailed and we lived several states away from each other when we met. We fell in love while exchanging emails, letters via snail mail, pictures and talking on the phone. When we met for the first time, physically, we knew we were meant to be together. We are still going strong 10 years and 3 boys later.
The book was great. L.A. Johannesson left nothing out in her book. She was very detailed in her writing and in creating the atmosphere and ambiance for the scenes in the book. Maybe a little bit too much detail but it gave us an insight to her Kayte was. I certainly did not get the ending I was expecting or wanting. However, it ended appropriately as the story was written IRL (in real life) perspective. While I got my happy ending with my personal online dating experience, not many folks do.
I also learned a few things. If you are someone who is easily offended by talks of sex and all that goes with it, this book is not for you. L.A. Johannesson goes into detail about some sexual experiences Kayte had but it was very classy and tasteful. It is rare to read sex scenes so eloquently written. I loved them.
So if you are interested in online dating or just want to read a good book, give this one a try. You won't be disappointed.
Author: L.A. Johannesson
Publisher: Linda Johannesson (November 9, 2012)
Format: Paperback (418 pages) and eBook (335 pages)
Genre(s): Chick Lit; Contemporary Romance