Book Review: Blackbird- Fran Seen


Blackbird (an Online Romance)

 Fran Seen

Pages: 224

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Novella,



Fans of MTV’s Catfish will adore this sweeping romance about one girl’s journey to locate her favorite internet stranger.

Six years ago, I met Blackbird on an internet forum, drawn in by our shared interest: cemetery porn. We chatted every single day, until Blackbird vanished, leaving no indication he ever existed at all.

Armed with only a name and mailing address, I journey to Cherokee, North Carolina, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, to discover if Blackbird is alive. What I uncover in the land of blue smoke is beyond anything I imagined, and the faceless stranger on the other side of my computer screen is a harborer of puzzling secrets and unsavory truths.

Should I sever our connection for good?

Or should I stay and weave my way through Cherokee culture and tradition, in hopes of unearthing the man behind the keyboard?

At 35K words, this novella is part of Fran Seen’s Online Romance series and can be read as a stand-alone.

Artwork by Askelle at

“What is your plan, then?” Charlie was yelling now. “You barged into my life, turning it upside down—and now what? Are you just going to drive back to a life of doing exactly what you’re told?”

My Review: 

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review. **

This was a fun, short read that I wished was longer! Dolly and Charlie meet in an online chat room and their relationship only grows from there. After several years, they’ve become best friends via the chats they have daily and they know each other better than any one else. Or so they think. One day Charlie disappears and stops responding to Dolly’s messages, so, worried about him, she decides to go on a road trip to go find him. Upon reaching her destination, which is only a few hours from her, she finds out that Charlie isn’t everything she thought.

I love their dialogue and how well they got along and I loved Dolly’s sense of humor. I also really loved Charlie’s family and how involved they were in the story. I enjoyed reading about Dolly’s family and how she and her sister worked things out. The one thing I’d change about it was the length! I wish this novella had kept going! I wanted to read more about Charlie and Dolly and I wanted to hear more back story. The novella was short, as they aught to be, but I wanted this to be a full length novel!

I gave this book 4.5 stars!

Have you guys heard of this author and her new series?  I am really enjoying them and eagerly awaiting the next book!  Happy page turning!



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