“I Wanna Text You Up was an incredibly sweet, sexy, hilarious, and highly entertaining standalone romantic comedy, and I absolutely loved it!” - Julia - *The Romance Bibliophile*
“I Wanna Text You Up was a sweet, sexy and hilariously laughable romantic comedy.” - Aurora *Whoo Gives A Hoot*
“Ms. Hunter definitely has a way with words and has easily become one of my favorite authors!” - Amanda Mann *Rabid Readers Book Blog*
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had high expectations when I saw this book was going to be released. I mean, have you read Let’s Get Textual? Yes, then I’m sure you did too. If not, jump on that baby now! My point is I’m extremely happy with I Wanna Text You Up and here’s why. I’m a huge rom-com fan, and even though the humor part was slightly less than LGT, there was awesome banter. Zoe and Caleb get to know each other on a deeper level with their texts as room mates, and their texting is so flirty. Dare I say it....... flexting! For this to work, and work well, you need it to be whimsy with a bit of jest, some wisecracks and plenty of sarcasm. I feel Hunter knows her stuff, she is excellent with the banter.
Now let’s discuss the characters. Zoe is the ultimate best friend. She is also a great roomie, just don’t ask her to cook dinner. She comes from a loving background and this helps her be a compassionate friend/girlfriend. And if you are good, she will bake for you! Top of Caleb’s list is Zoe’s cookies, and I mean the bake goods variety. He is a hard working senior trying to keep his head above water while juggling 5 things at once. He is out to prove he can make it from a trailer park if you set your mind to it, even if certain people want to keep you back. I loved this about him. He always wanted to do what’s right, even if it made his life more difficult. That’s a quality I admire.
I enjoyed the inescapable build up with this pair. I feel this made it more authentic and a stronger bond between them. I think the ending was a little rushed for me. Maybe it was me reading too quickly or wanting to know more about them but it was over before I was ready to give them up. Is this a bad thing, no - always leaving them wanting as they say.
*I am grateful for the copy provided by the author for my honest opinion.
**Reviewed by Monique for JoandIsaLoveBooksBlog.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I Wanna Text You Up by Teagan Hunter
This is only the second book written by Hunter that I’ve read and I quite enjoyed it. Considering the previous book I’d absolutely devoured was Let’s Get Textual, I was expecting much of the same kind of humor and romance. Butttttt I didn’t get that here and I’ll explain why.
The romance and relationship progression in I Wanna Text You Up is spot-on. Given that Zoe finds herself interested in and developing feelings for her best-friend and ex-roomies ex-boyfriend, she had to make some decisions and they were not made lightly. I love that Hunter acknowledged the difficulty Zoe would have had in that circumstance and did not simply rush her into a relationship with Caleb simply to speed the story along. Zoe is an ideal heroine and that was a fact I was well aware of having read LGT: she’s a strong character with a huge heart, an amazing friend, and has a delightful sense of smart-assery and humor. I was also quite fond of Caleb: he’s a real sweetheart, has a strong sense of loyalty, and can banter with the best of them. Zoe and Caleb were definitely made for each other - they complemented each other well and each gave as good as they got. I particularly enjoyed the text exchanges because they were witty but also because it gave us a bit more of Caleb’s thoughts.
Overall, a good, solid read although low on the comedy aspect in my opinion.
*arc received in exchange for honest review.
**Reviewed by Melinda for Joandisalovebooks Blog.
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