Sunday, March 10, 2013

Echoes


In this dramatic contemporary romance by bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn, Lauren Phillips enters the wild, uncharted territory of the Internet on her home computer and "connects" with a man known only as "K.C." As she struggles to recover from a broken engagement, Lauren keeps busy by working full time and striving to finish her college degree. But her correspondence with K.C. quickly becomes the thing she loves most...and the source of dreams she cannot bear to relinquish. When the opportunity comes for them to meet after a year of corresponding, Lauren faces a tough choice: Is she willing to risk everything...including a broken heart? Readers will stay "on-line" to find out in this bestselling former Palisades release, now the third book in the new Glenbrooke series.


Will Lauren risk losing her heart...to a man she's never met? 



Lauren Phillips tries to keep busy while recovering from a broken engagement. Then one day, through her home computer, Lauren accidentally connects on the Internet with a mysterious man she knows only as K.C. 

I received a complimentary copy of Gunn's Echoes through Multnomah Publishing's Blogging 4 Books program in exchange for an honest review. I was a little weary of this book to begin with. I figured it could either be very good, or really creepy by the teaser. I decided to go for it, and ended up reading the entire book in one night. I was a little surprised that the book was actually published in 1996, so the technology parts of the book are a bit outdated. Despite that, the book was very good-obviously, as I read it in one night! Lauren is clearly trapped in her engagement and seeking ways to express herself, so when the engagement ends it's almost a celebration instead of a sad event. Lauren is a believable character, and I found myself rooting for her to find the relationship she deserved. I was a bit annoyed at the end, when she **SPOILER ALERT!** was literally HANDED a teaching job without even turning in a resume or going to an interview. Sure, I wanted her to have the happy ending, but with a dose of reality. All in all, it was a good book, and I might even go back and read the first two in the series.

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