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Blow Me Down
Blow Me Down
Author: Katie MacAlister
This game girl has wrecked havoc on the high seas -- but the tide is about to turn... — In the Internet virtual reality game Buckling Swashes, Earless Erika and Black Corbin are two of the most deadly pirates to sail the online seas. And now they've met their matches: each other. — But fearless Earless Erika is really just Amy -- a financial a...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451216397
ISBN-10: 0451216393
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 407 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was lots of fun. It was smart, good dialogue, fantastic premise, and overall fabulous. You'll see I like a lot of her books, but I don't think I've ever read anything else like this by her. This wasn't "paranormal" per se, just a really good romance. Amy's a workaholic single mom to a teenage daughter who introduces to a time. It's when Amy STOPS working and focuses on NON work things. Specifically, the game her daughter wants to play that Amy will no longer pay for...a multi player online RPG. The game designers have sent the daughter the beta test for the virtual reality version and Amy promises to give it a try. Fairly tame and believable plotline. The fun begins when Amy gets trapped in the game and meets up with the game designer and his best friend. From then on, it's a battle of wits to find a way out of the game and into each other's real lives.

I absolutely LOVED this book.
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Helpful Score: 3
I honestly did not think I would like this book after the first couple of chapters but I stuck it out and am so glad I did! It was hilarious! Katie MacAlister comes through once again with a book I would be happy to re-read!
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Helpful Score: 3
When I started reading this I was like: Yes! A romance involving talk about RPGs and MMORPGs! And then it also included pirates and swordplay. Yay!

This book is modernly original and a fun read for anyone who likes the above. The blurb on the cover didn't do it justice because it really didn't let you know that the lead character was going to be stuck in a video game. It was just such a fun read that I couldn't put it down and I think was even "gamey" enough to get my husband to read, what is, a wonderful comedy-romance story.

There's just a lot of humor in this one. I think the only annoying thing I found was the lead character's daughter, who was a bit too obnoxious for a 16-year-old (at the end of the story). Otherwise, you will get a lot of laughs out of this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was an okay read. The author often went a little too heavy on the quips and trite phrases, which she openly admitted to in the afterword, but it had me gagging at times. I remember her doing this in her vampire books too. I liked the idea of the virtual reality game based on pirates, but wish there was a little less love and romance in the book overall. This book reminded me why I don't like romances that much. I think were it not for the pirate VR aspect of it, I'd have put it aside without finishing it... I've got a huge stack of other stuff to read and almost felt this wasn't worth my time, but like I said, the pirate VR aspect made it more interesting and kept me reading.

BTW, the quiz on the web site said I was most like Joy from the Vampire series. Hmmmm... I always thought she was super annoying. I guess I'll have to watch myself to make sure I really *don't* become like her!
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Helpful Score: 1
In spite of my being skeptical in the beginning about being "trapped" in a virtual reality game, the author came through with a plausible explanation for that that probably couldn't have been worked in any sooner than it was. Aside from being just a tad long for my taste (there were moments in the middle when I did want the story to move along just a little faster), I enjoyed the story. Katie McK doesn't write down to her audience which makes her a worthwhile romance author in my book. The characters here are enjoyable, the dialog is witty, and the sex is hot. What's not to like?
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An overall, fun and compelling read that has me anxious to read more by this author!

It took me a while to get over my annoyance that the heroine on the story stubbornly tried to force real-life concepts to apply in a totally fantastic and made up virtual reality game (and seemed honestly surprised that they didn't seem to work... go figure!) Once I did, however, I really began to enjoy the book.

At first, her dogged persistence was cute and funny but after a while it was like "How about you stop trying to make everything go according to your strict regime and actually follow the rules of the game???"

The hero seemed to find this inflexible personality quirk endearing and with a little more of Mrs. MacAlister's masterful, yet gentle persuasion, what could I do but feel the same?
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such a cute book. I have read this book twice and will probably read it again. It combines humor, virtual reality, mystery and suspense, spicy sex, and the fun of piracy all in one book. Every katie mac fan needs to read this book. It is awesome!
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Very interesting story! The alternate reality mind set of the 'game' made for many laughs. The sex scenes were semi-steamy! I LOVE Pirates, so this was a great book to take on my honeymoon to the Bahamas! I highly recommend this book, especially if your taking a island vacation.