Review: Text Me, Maybe by Jolyse Barnett

Text Me, Maybe by Jolyse Barnett
Series:  A Single in the City
Release Date: August 8, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Pages: 231
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

New to the Big Apple, the last thing Lexie Bloom needs is to fall for two guys at once. Especially when she can’t have either. One is her personal trainer, an Adonis way out of her league. The other? A Brit Lit professor her svelte boss insists she woo for her—via text message, no less. Little does she know, the two are the same man…

Matthew Hennessey is intrigued by his shy new client at the gym. But before he gets the chance to ask her out, he discovers she’s the one crafting the flirty texts sent to him by a woman who wouldn’t know Lord Byron from Lady Gaga. To get to know her better, he allows Lexie to play her role. She may have given up on the idea of romance, but Matthew’s bound and determined to show her love is alive and well in New York City.

 

Review: This was a great book. It was funny, and it had a super fast pace, and I finished it a lot faster than I had anticipated, which is a good thing because now I can review it. I just didn’t want it to end; I wanted to know what was going to happen in the future and what happened in the past. I love it when I get like this because I know I really liked the book.

What I liked about this book was that I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next. It had some unpredictable moments where I was sure one thing would happen, but something else happened and I love it when that happens.

Lexie has had some messed up things happen to her, but she’s trying to move past that and move onward and upward. She doesn’t think about the things that have happened to her, which isn’t healthy and doesn’t really learn from her past experiences because she doesn’t acknowledge what was. This makes her being able to move forward that much more difficult. I can’t blame her though, because we all tend to gloss over bad things that have happened to us and we have a hard time getting through it and overcoming it and leaving it in the past where it belongs, and it doesn’t impact our future either. It’s tough.

Matthew has also had some messed up situations darken his life too and he’s struggling to deal with and not let it color how he interacts with people and impact his life.

They both make mistakes and allow their pasts to influence there here and now, however, they both recognize what they’re doing and, well, you know something good is going to happen.

This was a great read and if the reader wants to be entertained by a fast funny read, then they should get this book and give a go.