Today I'm thrilled to be a part of the Reading Addiction Blog Tour for Rebecca Rembish's novel Texting Tyler. I'm so thrilled to share my thoughts on this book with all of you.
But first I'd like to share some information about the author and the book.
Rebecca Rembish is a stay-at-home mom to a mini super-hero. To help balance out her adventurous days with a pre-schooler and grown-up married life, she escapes by writing Young Adult Romantic Fiction.
She is a compulsive nail biter, who makes daily trips to 7-11 for blueberry coffee. Rebecca grew up in Rockland County, New York, and now resides in New Jersy with her husband and son. Although Rebecca loves to text, amazingly, she and her husband of ten years have never once sent each other a test message.
Now, I think that last part is super cute. You can contact Rebecca at her Texting Tyler Website or through her Twitter account @justsendatext. You can purchase her book through this link.
And now here's the synopsis for Texting Tyler. This synopsis was provided by the author as part of the tour:
Christopher Clarke is the nicest guy Amy Fallon has ever met. He is handsome, smart, funny, an all-around great guy. Tyler Clarke is hot. So why is Amy, one of the smartest girls in school, so clueless when it comes to realizing who she is truly falling in love with? Or better yet, who's falling in love with her.
Amy is forced to spend the week at her grandmother's house in Arizona. She returns home to New York with a closer bond to her grandmother, with a best friend who she adores, and with a boyfriend who she believes is everything she has ever dreamed of. After months of communication with the two new men in her life, things finally seem to be falling in place for Amy.
That is, until she starts to realize whom her heart is truly longing for. When she returns to Arizona almost a year later, things don't go quite as planned when she is blindsided not only be the death of her grandmother, but learns the truth behind the text messages from Tyler. With time and a little help from her grandmother's memory, we are able to see if her broken heart can heal and get Amy back on the course she was destined for.
And now for my review:
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received an electronic copy of this book as part of the blog tour in exchange for my honest opinion and review. I have not received any compensation for this book. The tour host may have received compensation for scheduling the tour. However, I have received nothing and am not obligated to give a good review.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I went into this book without really knowing what to expect. It sounded intriguing and so I decided to give it a shot. I've found a lot of really fun books that way and was excited to see what would happen with this book.
In one word this book was cute. It made me smile as I read about Amy and Chris's relationship. This book touched on body image problems and self-esteem; something that I think is a crucial topic in today's society, but I won't get into that right now.
I found the dialogue to be believable and compelling. I thought that the plot might have been predictable, but sometimes you just want a cute read that you can quickly read and leave with a smile on your face. This book fits the bill perfectly.
Amy was a character that I could relate to. She was stupid at times, but which one of us hasn't been stupid before--especially when it comes to love? I loved watching her grow and attempt to sort our her feelings.
Chris was just the classic good guy; the type of guy you are supposed to like. I loved watching him struggle with own doubts and fears as he tried to win Amy over.
This book switched between both of their perspectives which is absolutely something that I appreciate.
This book was cute and entertaining, but it lacked that extra something to bump it up to a 4. However, I still really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it to all those who like cute high school romance stories.
In Summary: Rebecca's debut presents readers with a delightfully entertaining read that is bound to appeal to lovers of high school romance stories.
Warnings/Side-notes: Two instances of strong language. Some references to drinking. Overall, the content in this book is very mild. I wouldn't hesitate to suggest it.
The Wrap-up: Overall, I really enjoyed this book and am glad that I got to read it. Rebecca's novel was a fast, fun, and delightful read. I normally am a harsher grader when it comes to stories about high school romances. Honestly, in most cases, what are they going to lead to? But I really loved how Rebecca set up this novel.
An enjoyable read that fans of young adult realistic contemporary romantic novels will enjoy reading.
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