Title: Textual Encounters
Author: Morgan Parker
Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours
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. 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.
4 out of 5 stars
This book was written differently than any book I have ever read. It was unique in the sense that aside from a couple of paragraphs, the entire story is told through text messages. There is no description of scenery, only the text dialogue of the 2 main characters. You know how it is when you read text messages, it is so hard to tell what emotion the writer is trying to convey. This book had parts that really made you think about what was going on.
I enjoyed Kate’s character, even though it was a really small part. I think she was represented as a typical young adult. Curious, nosy, and… entitled. I can’t say that many would act differently in her situation though. Jake was fabulous. He seems to be an amazing guy and a great catch. I think just about any girl would be happy if he accidently text them. I liked Christine for the most part as well, but there were definitely times that I wanted to reach into the story and strangle her. But I couldn’t (duh) and the end of the book left me with a great big WTH??? I want more. No I need to know more, like yesterday. I suppose I have to wait for the next one to come out though… *tapping my foot impatiently*
I enjoyed this book, and I think you probably will as well, so go grab your copy. It’s a great deal, only $1.99. You get an entertaining storyline, some LOL moments and some hot sex. Well worth it.
What’s cool too is there are some awesome special features you find out about at the end of the book. No, I am not going to tell you what they are, you will have to go buy the book to find out.
Morgan Parker is the pen name of someone who thinks he is more important than he really is. At 38 years old, Morgan has two young children and is married to a woman who puts up with his self-diagnosed hypochondria and literary obsessions.
For a brief moment in time while sitting in the cab, the stars align. I realize just how rare these moments are and decide to take advantage of it. I make a quick, mental shopping list of all of those other big things my parents never gave me – the Spring Break trip to Miami Beach for my senior year in high school, the congratulatory BMW for getting accepted to Columbia, the hot boyfriend who was supposed to propose after fourth year and help me avoid the hectic life that typically follows med school. Okay, maybe I couldn’t blame my parents for not getting me that last item, but if the Universe could deliver an iPhone, it sure as hell can find me a husband.
With my wish list ready and the iPhone in my lap, I close my eyes and channel all my energy, every last ounce of it, at the Universe. And that’s when it happens. The phone actually starts vibrating. My eyes shoot open and I look down in shock.