"I couldn't put it down ... like a jilted lover, when I reached the end I wanted more" Danielle Goldstein, Time Out
Love Virtually is a funny, fast-paced and utterly absorbing novel, with plenty of twists and turns, about a love affair conducted entirely by email.
"Write to me, Emmi. Writing is like kissing, but without lips. Writing is kissing with the mind."
It begins by chance: Leo receives emails in error from an unknown woman called Emmi. Being polite he replies, and Emmi writes back. A few brief exchanges are all it takes to spark a mutual interest in each other, and soon Emmi and Leo are sharing their innermost secrets and longings. The erotic tension simmers, and it seems only a matter of time before they will meet in person. But they keep putting off the moment - the prospect both excites and unsettles them. And after all, Emmi is happily married. Will their feelings for each other survive the test of a real-life encounter?
And if so, what then?
Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch and Katharina Bielenberg