The wonderful and funny Patsy Roach posted a warm, enthusiastic and much appreciated review of our book, Her King the Con: How An Online Romance Led to Near Disaster. Patsy writes a blog about online scammers called Online Dating with Patsy, so when she discovered our book, she knew she needed to let the world know how much she valued and loved it. In fact, she calls our book "the bible" in the world of romance scams! Both Linda and I are now big fans of Patsy's and we are so grateful to her for all the work she does to stop these scammers from victimizing people - and she does it with heart and comedy. Thank you Patsy!
Riveting true story of one woman's spiral into the arms of an online romance scammer
After quitting my job then working for the next seventeen months writing this book, I look back and realize what a risk I and my sister were taking. She especially. In the book, my sister Linda Young throws open the doors of her private life that to me exemplifies utter courage. She is a person who was a champion of keeping her feelings and emotions hidden lest she be judged on their merit. But after a romance scam wreaked havoc on her bank account and the relationships she held dear, Linda made the deliberate decision to go public, bearing it all. Why? Because what happened to her was so terrifying and real, and because so many thousands of others are becoming victims of these scams, she felt it was important to tell her story so that others may find support. Linda has found a way to forgive herself, coming away stronger, happier and more in touch with her value as a person. We hope her story helps in the healing of others who have lost their money and hearts to con men online.