Monday, February 25, 2013

Textual Encounters by Morgan Parker

Textual Encounters (The Christine + Jake Affair, #1)Rating: 4 out 5 stars
Katie discovers an unlocked iPhone in the back seat of a taxi. But instead of turning it in to the driver as lost, she decides to keep it for herself.

Outside of the usual clutter you would expect to find on a smartphone, what captures Katie's interest is the single conversation she finds on the phone's secure text messaging service, a three-month dialogue between a woman with an uncertain past named Christine and a single, eligible man named Jake.

From Strangers to Soulmates in 90 Days

What starts out as a message intended for someone else ends up being the beginning of a relationship more powerful than anything Christine or Jake have ever experienced.

But nothing ever turns out to be as good as it initially seems and their histories slowly reveal details and past lovers that threaten to derail their humble quest for love.

Forgotten In The Back Seat of a New York City Taxi

Can Christine and Jake overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacles, doubts and secrets that endanger their love?

If so, why would such a relationship get forgotten in the back seat of a New York City taxi?

Presented in a Format Unlike Any Other You Will Find

This book was so much fun and different. Who thinks of writing a book in text messaging format?! I was I little hesitant at first because I've never read a book like that. Due to the fact that the main story is told only through dialogue, I was worried that I was going to miss out on something. How am I going to know what the characters are feeling or thinking?  I didn't have to worry! 

I don’t know how the author did it but I knew what was going on. Their texts let me know what they were thinking. Christine and Jake’s relationship was so intriguing and the little twists here and there added excitement to the story. I think their chemistry is what made this book so much fun to read. And oh, that ending! Cliffhanger alert you guys. I can’t wait for the sequel!

Although I did love the book there were sometimes were I had to go back in the book to figure out who was saying what. I wish the author had identified the texts with the characters’ names. But at the end I pretty much knew who was talking or texting, whatever. Overall Textual Encounters was worth the 2.99.

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