Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, College Romance
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Series: Texting #1
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Source: Kindle Unlimited
A wrong number is supposed to be just that—a wrong number.
Do not continue to text. Do not flirt.
A wrong number shouldn't be the first person on your mind in the morning, or the last at night...and you're definitely not supposed to talk them into buying a baby goat.
Because that would be weird.
When Zach Hastings and I get into a wrong-number mix-up, we don't follow the rules. We keep texting and flirting, because he's wicked funny and perfectly nerdy and a wonderful distraction.
I'm not looking for love, and Zach definitely had the wrong number.
But maybe... Maybe he's the right guy.
Let’s Get Textual is a book that I’ve had on my immediate TBR (a pile only slightly shorter than my actual TBR) for several months now after Jess @ Peace Love Books mentioned it on her BookTube channel, and Kirsty & Erin @coversandink spotlighted it on their Bookstagram! It seemed like kismet, so I read it that night ?
Let’s Get Textual is a wrong-number story, which is one of my favorite sub-plots in the epistolary romance trope! I can’t immediately think of any other wrong-number stories I’ve read, but somehow I know that this is exactly my jam. And I was right :) It all started when Zach texted the wrong number, and reached Delia, a senior college student, instead… they strike up a conversation. Which becomes a friendship. Which becomes… more? Neither one of them knows what the other person looks like, but it’s not like before they’re watching movies together (and chatting), texting randomly and … crushing hard <3
Me: Did you expect this wrong number to turn out like it has?
Zach: Do you mean did I anticipate a virtual stranger texting me at random hours demanding I help her make decisions about what SHE wants to eat? Or sharing her rambling thoughts? Or continually trying to sex with me? OR What about me buying a baby goat because said stranger wouldn’t shut up about how adorable they are and then I spent hours on Google watching videos of these precious angels it turned into a weird obsession until I bought one. All of that?
Me: I think you summed up our relationship perfectly.
I LOVED THIS BOOK. Look. I don’t know what I expected going in. I’m not even sure I had expectations!! I don’t really remember what Jess said on her channel to recommend this book, or truly recall Kirsty and Erin’s specific opinions when they talked about loving this book. So yes… I freaking loved it. The banter was sooo on point! I swear I highlighted most of the book, especially in their texting scenes.
Delia and Zach just gave each other so much shit and teasing, that reading this one genuinely felt like texting your best friend, or flirting with a new crush. I felt giddy and excited during a large portion of this book, because fully immersed and in the zone. It was flirty, it was fun and it was HILARIOUS! It felt very much like a rom-com, even though college rom-com books isn’t a sub-genre that I’ve previously considered or had any experience with, it definitely fits. Funny + shenanigans + babbling relatable character saying shit no one else ever would out loud = rom-com. That’s my definition anyway ?
Zach: Please tell me we’re about to sext.
Me: The moment I woke up, I ran my hand down my chest between my bountiful breasts. I slowly dragged it across my flat stomach, goosebumps rising along my skin at the touch. It wasn’t until I was right at the opening of my white cotton panties that I decided I wasn’t going to touch myself because WE ARE NOT SEXTING, YOU PERVERT.
Literally they hand each other insurmountable piles of shit over text and it’s hilarious! (Also: the sexting joke is a very common theme, and is very much a bit of an inside joke. Zach is a nerdy (but hot) sweetheart and is not a pushy guy when it comes to consent.)
But I have to admit… my favorite character wasn’t Delia. Or even Zach. IT WAS MARSHMALLOW. The baby goat they adopted :) And by “they,” I mean “they” adopted this adorable baby before they’d even met, talking about how someday they’d have a baby goat trio of Marshmallow, Chocolate, and Graham Cracker (colored accordingly) so they could have S’mores goats! I tried to fight the urge to look up baby goats the whole time because #FOMO… but I lost the battle. I WANT ONE. ‘
So yes. Honestly, I loved this so much. It’s fun, flirty, quick, breezy, and easy… and it’s on Kindle Unlimited. Are you planning on picking this one up?