By day Ashley Stevens is a dedicated nurse; by night he runs multiple social media sites for his crush and all-time favorite actor, Sebastian Gray. After a particularly grueling day at work, Ashley drinks away his misery while dreaming about being with Sebastian—only to realize it’s no dream when Sebastian actually contacts him.
Sebastian asks him to officially run his sites and Ashley is thrilled—right up until Sebastian makes it clear that he thinks Ashley is a girl. And maybe it’s the wine, or maybe it’s a fear that if Sebastian knew the truth, he wouldn’t want him, but Ashley never sets him straight. But keeping the secret becomes a nightmare as Ashley and Sebastian talk online night after night, forging a true connection. And the longer Ashley waits to tell the truth, the more tangled the lies become.
A plane ticket from Sebastian along with an invitation to meet in New York City for a fan event brings it all to a head. Ashley must face Sebastian and tell all, but he might not be the only one keeping secrets.
This fast read was not one of my favorites, but it was cute and had a good moral code attached to the story. What I really didn’t care for was it was mainly told by two people writing each other back and forth through a computer chat. We did have a third person involved but also through a chat. And honestly, I’m just not a fan of that style writing.
What I did enjoy very much is that during this chat, these two gave each other time to learn. Although, as we find out pretty quickly, I small misunderstanding can lead to a huge issue.
Once these two finally do meet, and then re-meet. Those connections work. The baseline they established helped, but the fact that both could see past the small errors and understand was a big bonus.
The ending was perfect!