Can’t Text This is the third of the “texting” books by Teagan Hunter. While all three can easily be enjoyed as standalones, some characters do cross over. We first meet Robbie in Let’s Get Textual, as Zach’s roommate. Zach, Delia, and Zoe all make appearances in this book but you don’t have to know who they are to enjoy this one.
(Although both Let’s Get Textual and I Wanna Text You Up are both free to read via Kindle Unlimited so what are you waiting for?? I’ve reviewed both here and here)
Robbie is a single dad of 7 year old Xavier. Monty is a gorgeous, buttoned up redhead he meets at a bar one night. He comes onto her and they end up making out in the bathroom before she panics and takes off – but not without first leaving him her phone number. The next day he is still thinking about her, and under the influence of Zach, Robbie texts her. He suggests they “bang it out of their systems” and surprisingly she agrees. She does want to get to know him first, and eventually they’re texting daily. But just when things are going really well for them, they hit a major roadblock neither of them saw coming.
I don’t want to spoil the book for you so I won’t summarize the whole thing. But Robbie and Monty are gold together. They really complement each other well. She softens him, he helps her be bolder. And seriously, Xavier is a scene stealer every time he appears. I love the relationship Robbie and Xavier have.
I honestly can’t think of anything I didn’t like about this book. Except that maybe more Thumbelina? You’ll just have to read to see who that is. Can’t Text This releases next week, October 11.
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A chance for a sweet future, or a recipe for disaster?
My dream was to cook my way to fame and fortune, not run myself ragged keeping my late parents’ quaint Savannah restaurant afloat. My sister is useless, I’m chronically short-staffed, and even Gertie, my antiquated oven, hates me.
Then in charges Oliver, like a Golden Knight. He’s hunky and charming and makes others feel at ease. He’s earnest and kind, optimistic and extroverted. My best friend. My sister’s ex. Picking up the slack like he never left all those years ago. Making my body shiver with the lightest touch, the slightest smile. It would be so easy to let him be my knight in shining armor. But I can’t let him, even though he makes Gertie purr like a kitten.
I practically grew up waiting tables alongside KitKat. She’s a brilliant chef, but it’s clear she’s no manager. I’ve noticed other changes in her since her letters stopped coming to me in Iraq. There’s fire burning in her green eyes—and pain.
The kiss was meant to comfort. But it explodes into searing passion so white-hot, not even the tallest, iciest sweet tea can quench it. I shouldn’t try. She doesn’t want help, especially not mine. But a kiss like that is the beginning of a promise. A promise that won’t stop until I help her find her dream.
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Knight of Wands:
“His courage is incredibly strong and he has no fear of anything. He simply charges forth with his ideas and visions to make things happen. Thus, the Knight of Wands suggests that your confidence levels will rapidly increase and you will feel ready to take on the world with your vision.” (read more here)
Knight of Wands is a new release in the Cards of Love series, with novellas by several authors all loosely based on tarot cards.
Kaitlynn and Oliver were childhood friends, then Oliver started dating Kaitlynn’s sister, who dumped him after he joined the military. Kaitlynn and Oliver kept in touch by exchanging letters for several years, until they both didn’t any more. Finally, after 12 years, Oliver is home. He is surprised to find Kaitlynn running her deceased parents’ restaurant instead of living her dream. He is also surprised at his reaction to grown up Kaitlynn. Kaitlynn quickly realizes that her childhood crush hasn’t gone away, but thinks that Ollie blew her off when she told him how she felt. She also feels like everyone she loves can’t be counted on to stick around, so she won’t let herself get attached to Ollie again. Oliver has to find a way to convince her that he is sticking around, and help her to realize her dream.
What I loved: Oliver’s character. He is good for Kaitlynn and the town. I also like the sense of community established in the book. I like how Oliver and Kaitlynn are together, once she finally opens up and accepts the relationship. And the epilogue was adorable.
What I didn’t love: The quick resolution, but that’s most likely a result of the book being a novella instead of a full length novel. They have many years of history, but also several things from the past 12 years to resolve. Neither are the same person they once were and I would have liked them to date a while getting to know each other again, but again – shorter length dictates that. It’s not a dealbreaker for me, like it would be if they were total strangers moving so quickly.
Overall, this was a very good, engaging read.
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