This is one of those books where I went into it thinking it was going to be one kind of story and it ended up being another. It’s not bad, but it’s also not what I was hoping it would be, so there was a level of disappointment that lingered throughout. While the cover and blurb making this seem like a light and sexy rom com with some texting banter, that’s not really what this is about. The texting does happen eventually, but by the time it showed up, our couple’s relationship is already established so it’s more of a complication than a chemistry-sparker. Pair that with characters that I struggled to like at times and writing that sometimes felt clunky, and… well, this one wasn’t a total winner for me.
The story follows “Him” and “Her,” two people who meet in two different ways. They’re new neighbors who clash over their different opinions on love and life – she’s a sex therapist/social media influencer who is optimistic about relationships; he’s a tech guy whose life experience has made him shy of commitment. When they inadvertently begin texting (without realizing who the person on the other end of the line is), they dig deeper than they feel comfortable doing face-to-face. But things get complicated when feelings begin to develop in person and over the phone.
I absolutely love it when books incorporate texting for unique meet cutes, so I was really looking forward to this. And that cover gives off a charming, rom com kind of vibe. But this is much more serious than that – it’s not what I would call angsty but it’s also not all that light. It’s a SUPER slow burn that doesn’t hit its stride until later on. While there were definitely things that I enjoyed (the bickering, the texting once it kicked in, the emotional build), they were overshadowed by a storyline I just couldn’t get into. The writing itself doesn’t help, because some of the phrasing just seems off. I also think the texting needed to happen sooner so that it was a catalyst for their connection rather than a complication to the real-life relationship – our heroine is essentially forced to choose between two “different” guys very late in the book. It’s got the foundation of everything I could want in a romance, but the execution ultimately didn’t work for me. I appreciated receiving an ARC (and am voluntarily leaving a review), but this was just okay for me.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa presents an engaging love story full of mistaken identity, drunk texts, and hysterical mishaps.
Sex talk is my job. I’m an influencer. I run a popular blog where I give all kinds of dating tips, and girls all over the world thank me for helping them with their love lives.
I wish I could follow my own advice because my love life is totally dead. I just drunk texted my ex-boyfriend… except, I didn’t. That text ended up going to someone else.
This new relationship is almost picture-perfect, just like my online life. I guess I give good…text.
He doesn’t have to put up with my colorful personality–as my hot next-door neighbor describes me. Or my messy schedule.
This long-distance relationship is the best thing that’s happened to me and I plan to keep it that way.
Until we agree to meet up, and I’m freaking out.
When he meets the real me, will he hate me forever?
Or will we be one day telling our grandkids about that wrong text, right love?
Wrong Text, Right Love is a cute rom-com of two secret lovers who prepare to risk it all for love. Claudia Burgoa brings the flirty fun in this cozy novel of risking it all for romance.
About the Author:
Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of two confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
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