Pages: 362 pages
Publisher: Onigiri Press
Series: Love in the Digital Age #1
Started: 9th of May, 2014
Finished: 19th of May, 2014
After the best first date ever, Lee thought Laura was funny, intelligent, and impulsive; a whirlwind of bright laughter and happiness. Laura loved Lee's sweet smile and the way he expertly filled in every awkward pause. He held her hand and then pulled her in for the most perfect kiss she’s had in years. What could possibly be wrong? Just the 7000 miles that separates them the next day.
Even though Lee has gone home to Seoul, Laura can't stop thinking about him. What starts as an innocent text thanking him for their dinner date becomes something much more: someone either of them can't live without. But Laura's got a live-in mother going through a midlife crisis, and Lee's stressful traveling schedule means they'll be apart for some time. Life, family, and a complicated past also get in the way, and they're both going to need actual face time to figure it out.
Told from both Lee and Laura’s point of view, FACE TIME is a funny, romantic, modern-day story about two people who connect across the world.
MY THOUGHTSI have was highly anticipating to reading this book when I requested it on Netgalley. I am always looking for books revolving around long distance relationships, because they are just cute and it reminds me that I'm not the only one that's in one. And they are just cute. Really cute.
In this book we follow Laura who accidentally meets Lee, who is American Korean, but lives in South Korea. But of course he has to go back to Korea. They keep in contact though. Using Face Time.
The thing that bothered me was the entire Apple mention. IPhone. IPad. Macbook. Face Time. IPhoto. IMessage. (Author did mention that she was a total Apple girl in the beginning though) But. Really. Is that necessary. Instead of IPhone can't you just say 'cell phone' whatever brand it is? But okay, that was the author's decision, but it was a thing that kind of bothered me. Laura was constantly struggling with money and couldn't really pay her apartment on her own. Well, then maybe she shouldn't spend so much money on overpriced Apple products...But okay. Sorry. Maybe it is that my experiences with MacBooks are just bad.
I think this book qualifies a bit as insta-love. Lee and Laura did fall in love pretty quickly, talked a lot and really didn't want to separate from each other immediately. It's okay. I understand that. But it was a little unrealistic. Like, if I have known a person for 4 weeks, I wouldn't really have internet sexy times with them. (not that I ever would, damn, imagine ending up online...)
Despite this being an Adult book I was delighted to read that this didn't revolve around sex and how this book didn't contain extremely graphic descriptions of sex. I like that. Of course I was expecting things. But I was glad it wasn't so descriptive. It was there, but it wasn't the most important.
The book was definitely a fun read. I am still contemplating between 3 or 4 stars, because it was lots of fun, but it also was a little insta-love-ish. But I really liked it anyways. I loved the writing. There were a few terms I didn't really understand but that was probably because I'm a bit of a prude... But besides that, it was lots of fun and I really liked it.
I would definitely recommend it if anyone is looking for a fun read about a long distance relationship between two 30+ year olds. If you have read this book, let me know. Would love to hear about you!