Right Text, Wrong Number
by Natalie Decker
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Synopsis: Cheerleader Layla and football player Tyler are complete opposites. She thinks he’s the biggest jerk in school and he thinks she’s too high on her horse to even be worth a second glance. When the two of them are near one another, sparks fly in all the wrong directions. They can hardly endure speaking, let alone dating.
But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code.
As the fallout from Adam’s scandalous texts plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text each other using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. Maybe it’s time to come clean about who they are and risk taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing, and maybe more.
They say there’s a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and Tyler be forever offsides? (Amazon*)
What TOTALLY worked for me:
- I LOVE the You’ve Got Mail type story. They hate each other but don’t realize they are talking to each other. It’s adorable. I was just thinking I wanted to write my own retelling and then read this and it calmed my urge. This was cute enough.
- I really liked Layla and Tyler. I liked the way Tyler stood up for her when her ex-BF went crazy. I liked the way they tried to hate each other but just couldn’t
- I love the football aspect. What can I say. As a past cheerleader, I love the thought of being on the side lines cheering. And I love a boy in football gear.
- I love Layla’s sister. I loved her growth in the book.
What DID NOT work for me:
- A LOT of language. I know they are teenagers and many might actually talk this way, but it became excessive to me.
- I reason why Layla hates Tyler… I just didn’t buy it. So he put a frog in your lunch box when you were 6… it’s been 10 years since then. Do you really still hate him for that. To this level of hatred?
Would I recommend the book?
Yes, if you don’t mind the language. The story is quite cute.
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