Book Review: Echoes by Robin Jones Gunn

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. 

Lauren’s e-mail relationship with K.C. quickly becomes the thing she loves most in life..and the source of dreams she cannot bear to relinquish. 

After a year of corresponding, the opportunity appears for them to meet. Lauren faces a tough choice: Is she willing to risk everything…including another broken heart?

Like the last RJG book I read, this is a rerelease of a book from the 90s. I know at the time I said I wouldn’t seek one out but I was intrigued by this cover copy and it was available to review.

One thing that dated the book was the internet. The technology is so far beyond what was available then that it kind of seems to have a bit of historical nostalgia to it. There’s still a stigma related to meeting that special someone online, though not near as much as there used to be and it depends on HOW you meet them online, too.

It has a bit of a “You’ve Got Mail” vibe to it – and I loved that movie.

So, with all that in mind, it wasn’t a bad read. The characters were what you’d expect in a RJG novel. The character growth was in line with what you’d expect.

All in all, pleasant, but I need to get my hands on a recent contemporary release of RJG’s to see how much I enjoy it.

Overall rating: 7.75 out of 10 stars

Thanks to the publisher for a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.