by Lindsey Summers
May 2, 2017
It’s bad enough when high-school senior Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving her small town’s end-of-summer fair. It’s even worse when she discovers that the phone she now has belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon and that he’s just left for football camp … with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. And as Keeley gets to know Talon, she starts to like him. Keeley learns there’s more to Talon than the egocentric jock most people see. There’s more to Keeley, too. Texting Talon, she can step out of the shadow of her popular twin brother. Texting Talon, she can be the person she’s always wanted to be.
Sparks fly when the two finally meet to exchange their phones. But while Keeley has been playing a part online, Talon has been keeping a secret. He has a different connection to Keeley — one that has nothing to do with phones, and one that will make their new relationship all but impossible. Knowing what she now knows, can Keeley trust him? And can love in the present erase mistakes of the past?
I really really really enjoyed Textrovert! Yes, three reallys were necessary because that's how much fun I had reading this book. I picked it up just looking for a simple good time and that's what I got.
Textrovert was such a breezy read. I was able to just sit back, let my mind relax and enjoy the story. The plot has a great build up and doesn't drag. The two major plot twists (one obvious, the other not so much) I thought were well done. There were enough hints to keep me curious and the right amount of substance to keep things from being overly dramatic. I'm glad there's closure for everyone. It's a very complete story.
I wasn't expecting anything deep or profound about the story so colour me surprised to see some moral issues discussed. Textrovert was more than just a cute love story. It brushes upon some right and wrongs and at what point is it okay to forgive and move on. I think in the end, everyone deserves to have and be given a second chance.
Keeley and Talon were by no means perfect but they worked on their flaws. I'm happy to see her stand up for what she wanted and for him to own up to his past. The banter between them were adorable. The development of their feelings felt very genuine. I really loved seeing these two together.
Overall I love the high school vibe in Textrovert. The sibling quarrels, the pranks between rival school sports team and the relationship entanglements all felt accurate with their age. I can see why this book is a wattpad sensation. If you're looking for a fun read that's quick and cute with a little bit of thought pick this one up. Smiles and swoons guaranteed.
*I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.