Converging Lives by Samantha Beardon

If this book proves anything it’s that Scrabble can make unhappily married individuals everywhere extremely horny. And slightly psychotic.

What’s it About? 


Converging lives where real life and fantasy combine, sending out ripples, that can change peoples lives, maybe forever. Have you met somebody on line, played a game, started chatting? Happens all the time, right? Just harmless fun, an escape from reality….It can be fun, flirtation, thrill. An antidote to normal life. A glimpse of other peoples lives. A chance for intimacy without straying.

Until fantasy reaches into the real world, emotions can run high, people can fall in loveDoes everybody understand the rules? Will there be consequences? Meet Rick, Gillian, Christine and Eve. Join them as fantasy and reality converge. Peek into the cyber world see their interactions, read their texts. This book is taken from parallels in the real world. Is this happening on a computer or phone near you? Can their be a happy outcome? Read to see.

First Impressions

All of the people presented in this book are involved in failed and unhappy marriages. Great! Can’t wait to get started. They may not be physically cheating on their spouses, but almost all of them mention love and sex acts with other people. I personally didn’t really feel though that there were any actual feelings of love between the characters. Mainly just rebounds and the excitement of being involved in a cyber relationship. There are several characters in this novel, but there was really only one that I somewhat liked, and she had a name for her alter ego. That’s…different.


A Main Character You Hate to Hate

This novel revolves around several characters who are all connected through an online Scrabble game, which is sort of just a masquerade for meeting a cyber sex partner. Rick is kind of the main character of the book, and is apparently the king of cyber dirty talk, as well as a rather unlikable character in my opinion. He engages in cyber sex with multiple women, and watches videos of them masturbating which he proceeds to wank off to. Rick also implies to some of the women that he has deep feelings for them, yet he insists throughout all of this that he’s faithful to his wife. Whatever helps you sleep at night buddy.


One of Rick’s cyber lovers, Marghita, goes a little crazy over him, and subsequently stalks another one of his cyber girls. It’s kind of like You’ve Got Mail mixed with Fatal Attraction. There is one scene where Marghita has broken into this other woman’s house, and she does some pretty freaky stuff in there. Although a very well written scene, your skin will crawl with icky feelings. It will also really make you think twice before you are randomly matched with your next opponent on Words with Friends.


*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*

Series: Maybe? It kind of ends without an ending, which was pretty weird, but there is an implication that there’s more to come.

Should you read it? I thought it took a while for the story to really get going. Combine that with the fact that I really didn’t like many of the characters, and it wasn’t quite my cup of tea. I think I’ll stick to just playing online Scrabble with my mom and aunt. But it might be a good thing to read when it comes to the do’s and dont’s of cyber relationships.

Smut Level: Rick tries his hardest to make every Scrabble opponent indulge in some online dirty talk.

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $4.50 Kindle Price. Self-published. 284 Pages.

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