Text Me, Maybe
Author: Jolyse Barnett
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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.
This was a really good book. Not what I was expecting when I read the blurb, but I was pleasantly surprise.
Matthew is Lexie’s personal trainer and there is mutual attraction from the moment they meet. Then, Lexie’s boss asks her to text a man she (Lexie’s boss) met at the gym, a personal trainer. Apparently, Lexie’s boss is too busy to do this herself and the guy quotes classic literature, which Lexie is familiar with. So, she does it. I think you know where this is going.
This is a little twist on the classic Cyrano De Begerac story. The texts between Matthew (who she calls Steel – as in Buns of Steel lol) are sweet and romantic. I liked the story and it moved along pretty quickly. Lexie drove me nuts at some points because she was so unsure of herself and she was unforgiving of Matthew at one point, even though she had done pretty much the same to him. (I’m intentionally leaving out details to avoid spoiling.)
All-in-all, this was a pretty good book. Sweet, romantic and fun.
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