It begins by chance: Leo receives emails in error from an unknown woman called Emmi. Being polite he replies, and Emmi writes back. A few brief exchanges are all it takes to spark a mutual interest in each other, and soon Emmi and Leo are sharing their innermost secrets and longings. The erotic tension simmers, and it seems only a matter of time before they will meet in person. But they keep putting off the moment – the prospect both unsettles and excites them. And, after all, Emmi is happily married. Will their feelings for each other survive the test of a real-life encounter?
It all starts with an e-mail sent to the wrong address. Emmi is trying to cancel a magazine subscription, and Leo happens to receive her angry e-mail by mistake. Once it’s all clarified, they don’t have any sort of communication for months. A “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” cold message sent by Emmi to probably all her contacts ends up opening a door to tons of e-mails exchanged between them then.
Love Virtually is a modern romance, the kind of thing that could happen to anyone nowadays—who knows what may happen, Maeva met her husband online. We see Emmi and Leo getting to know each other—sometimes with really clear e-mails, sometimes with second intentions between their lines. Yes, the entire book is written in e-mails exchanged between the two characters, there’s no dialogue, no real scene.
The characters have a way to get to you, from the way we lost our cool with Emmi until the times we both ended up cheering for Leo, the two of them interact with us in an unforgettable way. It’s impossible not to think about their romance being destined, even through they aren’t in the same place of their lives to be together.
We think we should take just a minute to talk about the ending… What the hell? We almost died after reading these final pages, and we couldn’t believe what was in front of us!