The Online Search for Mr. Right.
Tiffany Wilkes SanFran Pearl spends hours on dating websites. She's tired of guys who can't charm the lid off of a garbage can and sick of God-awful blind dates and mindless encounters. Meeting men at work is a competition and a risk of breaking a dating policy that results in termination.
SanFran Pearl searches for a local suitor interested in a meaningful relationship. Her humorous approach wins a positive response but the connection wanes to disappointment. When SanFran Pearl receives an interesting email from Lost Sailor Manny Perez - a Navy retiree near Miami - her spirit of chance shoots to the stars. Instead of her typical approach she's googling for a background check that's best suited for the FBI.
Is Lost Sailor a catfish or the catch of the century?
Lonz Cook a Marine Corps veteran educator and technology professional has written professionally for years. His creativity helped fellow service members passionately communicate with their loved ones during deployments. His technical writing abilities were instrumental in the training of many service members. Lonz wrote scripts and narrated training tapes for military personnel. As a sports coach his talents were used to transcribe game highlights as a military battle. Along his career friends and relatives pushed him to write creatively there became his novel debut Good Guys Finish Last. He loves family traveling and sports. He resides in the southeastern United States.
"Divorcée Tiffany Miles isn't having any luck in the dating department. The guys she meets in San Francisco all seem to be self-centered jerks and she's almost given up hope of finding true love.
On the other side of the country Manny a former sailor faces similar challenges as he navigates the Palm Beach Florida singles scene. His marriage ended years earlier after his wife left him for another man while he was deployed and he's since struggled to find a woman he trusts. But when he and Tiffany connect on an online dating site they both feel a spark. Casual chats turn to video calls and eventually an in-person meeting.
Tiffany has a strict rule against long-distance dating but Manny's charm may be enough for her to change her thinking. Cook delivers an efficient romance that captures the realities of dating in the modern world. Anyone who's been on a bad date will nod in recognition as Tiffany suffers through one man slong-winded tales of travels abroad. That said the main characters are sometimes grating Tiffany often seems too quick to assume the worst of members of the opposite sex and is prone to delivering childish statements such as "I had no idea men grieved over a failed marriage too."
Meanwhile Manny harbors resentment toward his ex-wife and seems unwilling to accept his role in their relationship's demise. Together however the pair manages to bring out the best in each other. Their tentative online conversations are sweet and when they finally get together readers are rewarded with some steamy action. A few subplots are tedious though Tiffany's awkward friendship with a widower makes her appear self-centered and Manny's fling with a deceitful married woman goes on for too long. Fans of mature contemporary romances will likely be pleased by this effort." --Kirkus Review
"What are the behavior patterns common to cyber-dating and how does meeting online change the sense of adventure and discovery intrinsic to the dating process? Author Lonz Cook researched a number of real-world cyber-dating experiences before writing A Cyber Affair a fictional story of relationship-building. From making an impact in a first impression to chat room conversations versus real-world encounters readers interested in dating and relationships will enjoy the story of Tiffany (a.k.a. 'SanFran Pearl') and how her search for peace and a better life inevitably winds through conflict and challenges the process. Where can she meet men who are true candidates for her love? Not at work - and apparently not online either.
As the list of losers grows she despairs - until an intriguing email leads her cross country and on a different trajectory to connect with the man of her dreams. A Cyber Affair is a good read for women who have dipped into the world of cyber-dating and online relationships only to find their ideals thwarted by inconsistencies and illusions. As Tiffany delves through a host of possibilities and disappointments so readers become involved in her wider world of family female friends supportive relationships and the complexities of love and spirit. As she more closely examines Manny and his world two people who have had enough of being single face the challenges of a long-distance relationship and make difficult decisions that will change their lives. Women especially will find much to like about A Cyber Affair which deftly captures the emotions and experiences of women and men searching for love in an uncertain dating environment." --Diane C. Donovan Senior Reviewer Midwestern Review