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“You’re the more real to me than any man I’ve ever known … ”

To book blogger Eden, Adam is the embodiment of every literary fantasy she’s ever had. Intelligent, wickedly funny, sexy, and attentive – he and his fascinating life seem right out of a novel. Their whirlwind relationship is so intense and all consuming that soon she can’t imagine being with anyone else.

But there
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Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 16th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Holly
5++++ emotional, captivating, obsessively readable stars!!

SEPTEMBER 17 IS RELEASE DAY!! :)



Summary:
“You’re the more real to me than any man I’ve ever known … ”

To book blogger Eden, Adam is the embodiment of every literary fantasy she’s ever had. Intelligent, wickedly funny, sexy, and attentive – he and his fascinating life seem right out of a novel. Their whirlwind relationship is so intense and all consuming that soon she can’t imagine being with anyone else.

But there’s one little thing that’s
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4.5 Stars!

Really loved this one. Loved that it read like one big conversation--through chats, emails, texts and phone calls. Loved how there was mystery surrounding Adam. I couldn't stop reading because I had to know what was going to happen between Adam and Eden.

Eden is a book blogger. She's 35(ish), divorced and has a 17(ish) year old son. By day she's a legal secretary. Eden meets Adam through Twitter one day when he comments on one of her reviews. Adam is 28(ish) lives in Sicily and is cryp
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Leslie
Aug 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 Stars!

If I knew how to add gifs to my reviews, this one would have at least one: Tom Cruise jumping off Oprah's couch, uh, huh...that one. Seriously, this book was incredible. And for reasons you wouldn't expect. Yeah, the writing was good, the storyline even better but what really caught my attention from the first turn of the page was the intelligence in Ms. Zavora's main characters, Eden and Adam. A breath of fresh air is what it was. Their dialogue was witty, flirtatious, honest - even
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Monique
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! 4.5 stars!
I find that I really enjoy well-written stories with that email and texting back and forth trope...lol
I was totally sucked into 'Dear Adam' and didn't want to put it down (to do mundane things like go back to work after my break, go to the bathroom, eat, etc...lol).
There were a few editing issues with tense use. With bits of the story becoming annoying - like Adam NEVER revealing his physical self (face) to Eden until the very end - and with the reader not really getting a well-e
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Holly
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5++++ emotional, captivating, obsessively readable stars!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Summary: “You’re the more real to me than any man I’ve ever known … ” To book blogger Eden, Adam is the embodiment of every literary fantasy she’s ever had. Intelligent, wickedly funny, sexy, and attentive – he and his fascinating life seem right out of a novel. Their whirlwind relationship is so intense and all consuming that soon she can’t imagine being with anyone else. But there’s one little thing that’s keeping Adam and Eden
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Jillian Stein
Jul 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
You can also find my review on my blog, www.Read-Love-Blog.com

Dear Adam is the second work of author Ava Zavora’s that I have read and I’m really, really hoping that I can adequately convey how much I adored this book in my review…..here goes nothing!

A thirty-something single mom, Eden has taken her love and comfort in books to the blogging world and for the past three years, it has been her happy place. She’s tried the relationship route, but the thought of spending time with a good book usual
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Laura Carson
HOLY HELL! It's HOURS later and I still can't stop thinking about it! Epilogue is EPIC!

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4 ½ stars

I started Dear Adam very excited. Without going into detail it is a subject I have a touch of person experience, and well, happen to be a book blogger J . I started to read the emails and got to know our characters and thought well, this is alright. Adam was a little more "polished" in the beginning than my usual taste. Yes, grab me and drag me back to your cave
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Miranda Lynn
4.5 stars

Dear Adam blew my freaking mind. From almost the very first second that I started this book, I was hooked. I was obsessed.

I eventually had to literally force myself to put this down so that I could get to sleep, but I immediately picked it right back up again as soon as I woke up (thank God I chose to read this book on a Friday night!).

Dear Adam was magic. I don't know how else to explain it besides saying that it felt like I was in the story myself. I was experiencing everything that
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Anita
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, romance
I love a book that will engage you and wrap you in, as oppose to feeling like someone is telling a story. One thing I know for sure, Ava Zavora knows how to write a story that will keep you captive until the very end. She is also a master of writing stories of romance and love without graphic or over the top scenes.

Dear Adam makes you a fly on the (virtual) wall of a budding relationship that starts out on Twitter, and quickly moves through email, messenger, and even Skype. You learn about Ada
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Lily
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying when I first started reading this book it reminded me of the TV show "catfish". If you have never seen the show "catfish" is about two people that meet online and one or both of them lies pretending to be someone else. Lying about the way she or he looks using fake pictures and false information about themselves. They make up the use of resources, meeting their partner face to face and having no camera to video call on Skype. They always start as friends and the relati ...more
Elenita
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all, a big fat thanks to Holly for recommending this book, otherwise I'm pretty sure my radar would have skipped it. Having said that, I'll start my brief review.

I was ready to give Dear Adam 4 stars because even though I enjoyed it I kept feeling something didn't quite click, till I got to the epilogue (which was BRILLIANT (view spoiler)). I liked both Eden and Adam, and even though there were times I wanted to pun
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Jen
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fv
Adam and Eden

Different and interesting. I liked it. I think I would like more though. Full review to come on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

Two things caught my eye when we were offered Dear Adam for review. First, the heroine is a book blogger. I can’t remember the last time I saw a book with a story about a book blogger, if ever. Second, the hero and heroine have never met. How can you have a romance novel with the H/h never meeting you ask? Well I was intrigued enough to want to know the answer to
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Sophia
Sometimes I am just absolutely amazed. Authors are such awesomely creative folk. Ms. Zavora wrote about a heroine that was dear to my heart before I even cracked open the book. Eden is a book reviewer and she admits in the story that she would rather curl up with a book hero rather than go out with a real guy.
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“When asked out, I am hesitant, my glance straying to the beeefy, 400-page mystery thriller lounging seductively on the nightstand next to my bed, with come hither eyes that promi
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Cerian
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally given 3.5 hearts at Rookie Romance.

I found this book interesting and certainly different. At first I found it engrossing, then the middle lagged a bit, before picking up pace again in the last quarter of the book.

Eden is a thirty something single mum with a teenage son, and she's also a book blogger (woop woop). She starts talking to Adam via twitter, and it quickly becomes an intense online friendship, before taking a turn for the romantic. Eden is understandably wary about getting
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Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary, romance
Posted on What I'm Reading

Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

I really don't know how to describe Dear Adam by Ava Zavora. I mean it's one of those books you go "Whoa". To tell you the truth, I don't believe I have ever come across something like this before.

I don't know how many of you would take a chance on a guy you have never met, but only communicated with through the internet? It is amazing what technology has done for love lives. First off, I thought Dear Adam was incredible. Especially with all the corr
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Charlotte Lynn
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was drawn in by the idea of someone meeting someone on line and “falling in love” without ever meeting. I have always been taught that if it seems too good to be true then it probably is. That is exactly how Adam sounded. He had all the right words at the right time, but refused to show who he really was. I was very worried at the beginning that Eden would just believe it all. The relief I felt when she started questioning who Adam really was, was huge. I had to keep reading. I had to know if ...more
Janice Ross
Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Quite a different take on romancing, courting and falling in love. I wasn't sure of what to expect from a novel that focused so much on a relationship that was developed through social media. I will say this much up front, I absolutely loved it!

Eden and Adam's "relationship" was so very real to me. As a matter of fact, I felt like I was Eden. Ava Zavora successfully looped me into the novel. Not only did Eden fall for this guy that she'd never glimpsed, I did as well. Talk about finding a book b
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Claudine
“You’re the more real to me than any man I’ve ever known … ”

To book blogger Eden, Adam is the embodiment of every literary fantasy she’s ever had. Intelligent, wickedly funny, sexy, and attentive – he and his fascinating life seem right out of a novel. Their whirlwind relationship is so intense and all consuming that soon she can’t imagine being with anyone else.

But there’s one little thing that’s keeping Adam and Eden from their happily ever after.

They’ve never met. She doesn’t even know wha
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Nina ✳The Surgebinder ✳
MOTHER OF PLOT TWISTS, SHIT WHAT DID I JUST READ.

That was one beautiful, sweet, romantic, thrilling read. Eden and Adam's story is different and quite interesting.

A love story that flourished and evolved in the cyber world. It's so bizarre that doubts of a happy ever after ending will never cross your mind, because let's be true cyber love is almost nonexistent. And Eden and Adam's story is no different, it's like watching the TV show CATFISH and your well aware that there would be no light at
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Kelly
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I recieved this book through a Goodreads first Giveaway. What a very interesting way to write a book. I really enjoyed it. I found the beginning to be a little confusing but other than that It was really good. I have wondered before if a romance could develop without meeting the other person face to face because often people are not truthful and hide behind the computer. I loved the romance that developed in this book. I also loved the first ending as I love fairy tale endings. I did not like th ...more
Jenny
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
This isn't really that much of a romance except they're getting to know each other on-line in hopes of having a face to face relationship in the future. It's more suspenseful than romantic because we're wondering if Adam is really know he says he is.

I know from the reviews that a few people are really thrown by the epilogue but it does come with a warning not to read it if you're happy with the ending. Honestly to me the epilogue makes more sense than ending #1.
Megan
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really wish that at least the tiniest fraction of the book would have featured Eden and Adam having met and interacting in person. I was disappointed about that. I also wish the League of Librarians was real!
~*Bhook-Junkhie~
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
This was good...beginning was great...middle I found him a bit patronizing...and I really hate the word darling..lol...and the ending was fantastic!
Jai (TheBookNista)
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
HOLE. EE. SHIT. THAT EPILOGUE. MY MIND IS FUUUUUUUUCKED. What just happened. Amazing book. It was nothing that I expected. NOTHING. 5 Stars. I need a sequel of some sort. PLEASE.
Letters Andnotesblog
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Check out my review of Dear Adam on http://lettersandnotesblog.blogspot.c...

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Toni
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Was wanting to turn the pages fast. Very well done:)
Milka Bago
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Crawling Over the Pages

Why I Don’t Have a Boyfriend?

When asked out, I am hesitant, my glance straying to the beefy, 400-page mystery thriller lounging seductively on the nightstand next to my bed, with come hither eyes that promise an exciting evening of one climax after another. Never had a chance. Staying in Saturday night.

The longest relationship I’ve ever been was with a man who was all sorts of wrong for me and even worse. But dude let me read as long as I wa
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Sandra Lopez
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
“Dude, let me read as long as I want”

Blogger, reviewer, and literary aficionada, Eve never found “the one,” and finds solace and pleasure in the written word.

“Instead of marrying myself, I think I’ll marry a library instead.” I like her! Such a passion for books!

When she thinks of romance, she thinks of Jane Austen with deep conversations, an exchange of hearts, and a true meeting of souls. Yeah, only in the books, sister!

Then Eden forms a close bond with a Twitter follower named Adam. Adam and
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Erin
May 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Worse than the worst. I couldn't connect with any of the characters, couldn't find anything to love about Adam, couldn't feel sorry for Eden, couldn't feel any excitement or curiosity about what could happen between them. Most of the book is so predictable. Nothing was a surprise. If Adam had been real or unreal, it wouldn't have been a surprise either way. An epilogue is supposed to add something good to a story. In this book, it didn't just add something ridiculous, it made every character sou ...more
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