Sapphire Blue Publishing
Rating: 4 Cups
Astiria Petrey is just trying to enjoy her vacation at Fantasy Quest Resort. She keeps getting interrupted by superficial men in tiny swim trunks whenever she cracks open one of her romance books. Having had enough, she decides to go to her room and create a virtual reality world through her computer.
Lerik, The Warrior, is one of the characters of her game. He is the perfect man according to her and created to be her consort.
What she does not realize is that the fantasy game is in fact reality. Seeing her hotel room change into a beautiful beach and the realm of Verrath is shocking enough, but seeing her stuffed gargoyle turn into an actual live gargoyle is even more surprising. With her gargoyle, Max, and her consort, Lerik, by her side, Astiria begins a quest that is a journey of self-discovery and of a strength and confidence she never knew she had. Falling in love with Lerik seems like a perfect way to end a fantasy, but what will happen if she returns to Earth without the man she loves?
Fantasy Quest is a good story with a moral about accepting who you are. Ms. Gerow shows the reader that with her fantastic imagination, she can bring another world to life. One of my favorite themes about this story is how Astiria has to become self-assured about herself without the help of anyone else. There are some definite funny scenes in the story that kept me laughing.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More