The Accidental Text

The latest release by Becky Monson was a WINNER! I hope you get to read it. Here’s the blurb:

Wrong number. Right guy?

Once upon a time, Maggie Cooper lived for adventure. Jumping out of planes was child’s play. Now she can’t even work up the nerve to ask out her coworker. For a bit of self-therapy, she begins to text her recently deceased mother’s phone—the only problem is that the number has been reassigned and for weeks she’s been unknowingly texting a stranger her deepest thoughts and feelings. There have also been some not-so-deep texts, like the ones about her appreciation for her coworker’s butt.

When Chase Beckett, the unsuspecting stranger who has more in common with Maggie than he’d like to admit, texts back, Maggie is beyond mortified. But message after message and night after night, Maggie realizes that Chase’s wit, charm, and advice are exactly what the doctor ordered. Is it enough, though, to get her back up in the sky? And what about her heart? Can she risk taking a leap of faith for the man on the other end of her accidental texts?

My Review

This was super adorable. It seriously just made me grin like a fool (especially at the end!). One of the best romance endings I’ve read in a while. This probably falls in the chick lit category, but not a fluffy one with no meat or substance. This one deals with Maggie’s grief of losing her mom to cancer. But it’s not heavy like some romances might be with that subject. It’s still lighthearted and makes you laugh. But there is depth to the story. So much delicious depth.

To deal with her grief, Maggie has been texting her mom’s old phone, venting her problems and her sorrow in missing her mother. Her dad promised he wouldn’t get rid of her line, so all she worries about is someone in her family opening the phone up and seeing that she isn’t over losing her mother. But she is shocked to her core when someone texts her back that this is his new number and he’s been reading her vulnerable texts for 2 weeks, and thought he should let her know. She is mortified and deletes the number, hoping to never think of it again. But later, she receives a text from Chase, the owner of the new number, letting her know he now needs her advice as he’s suffered an unexpected loss in his life.

Their slow-burn friendship to lovers story was beautiful and funny. But my favorite part of this book was the last quarter. I won’t spoil that for you. But just know that it was super fulfilling and enlightening and romantic as all get-out. I absolutely loved it. This is a phenomenal book. I highly, highly recommend.

Great kiss scene

Chase doesn’t hesitate; his lips find mine. There’s no precursor, no heated glance, no eyes searching my face beforehand. No tiptoeing or testing the waters. It’s his lips on mine, and it’s full of hunger, and wanting and needing. It’s all the many things we want to say but aren’t ready to say yet. And I feel it all as his mouth parts mine and the kiss deepens.

We are all hands and lips and tongues up against my car. And it’s hands down the best kiss I’ve ever had. The most passionate kiss I’ve ever felt. I’m not falling for Chase—I’ve already fallen.

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Grab this book if you need an awesome romance to read. Happy, happy reading!