Long-Distance Coffee by Emma Sterner-Radley (Part One of The Midnight Coffee Series)

Have you ever felt an instant connection with someone? A connection so intense and so strong that goes beyond what you are able to understand, a feeling that changes everything in your life and quickly sweeps you off your feet.

This is what happens when an insomniac, coffee addicted, personal trainer Erin Blake stumbles upon a tweet that catches her attention. When one thing leads to another, she ends up on Skype with the author of said tweet, Isabella Martinez, a former CEO turned writer, mom of a little sunshine.

The chemistry between Erin’s introvert’s personality and Isabella’s sarcastic one automatically connect like two pieces of the same puzzle made to be together. Soon enough, their midnight coffee and Skype date become a part of their routine. Will the distance separating them be enough to keep their blossoming friendship contained behind a screen or can their friendship become more?

This story is blurring the lines between friendship and relationship to a point when you are definitely waiting for them to discuss their mutual attraction, while still being anxious because of both of their previous relationships and status. Both characters are enthralling and nicely presented with both their qualities and insecurities.

I discovered this book pretty much just like Erin discovered Isabella, by wasting time online. I will never be more grateful for the Amazon suggestion to buy this book even if I had never heard of the writer before this series. Emma Sterner-Radley does wonder recreating the online atmosphere and all its ups and downs. I will be sure to buy her next books as well.

I related to this novel mostly because I’ve been making amazing friends online and the reality of having them only a text away, but out of reach at the same time is something I am constantly struggling with. I like how easy the conversations flow and the easiness with which they talk about anything. This book is the proof that all people you meet in your life have an impact on the person that you are, weather it is directly or indirectly, online or in real life. I am lucky enough to have made the greatest of friends online and to have reconnected with my girlfriend online after years of being separated.

This book is a fast read and its sequel, on which I will be making a review as well, is just as much. The sleepless night will be worth it. I read it all in one sitting except for the few last chapters because I wanted to make the pleasure last longer, and still, putting the book down has been physically painful.

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