ARC Review: Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

Release Date: September 8, 2017
Rating: 3/5
Source: ARC provided for an honest review.
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A wrong number is supposed to be just that—a wrong number.

Delete. Done.

Do not continue to text. Do not flirt.

A wrong number shouldn’t be the first person on your mind in the morning, or the last at night…and you’re definitely not supposed to talk them into buying a baby goat.

Because that would be weird.

When Zach Hastings and I get into a wrong-number mix-up, we don’t follow the rules. We keep texting and flirting, because he’s wicked funny and perfectly nerdy and a wonderful distraction.

I’m not looking for love, and Zach definitely had the wrong number.

But maybe…

Maybe he’s the right guy.

The naughty cover and premise were great hooks but the material didn’t quite match my expectations. I enjoyed Teagan Hunter’s Here’s To Tomorrow but I am all for honesty here–there’s just many important elements missing in this book.

The male character, Zach, was adorable and I had really laugh out loud moments with his one liners. I also liked Delia’s ballsy and forward personality.  And I also admired them for keeping it real and that they weren’t trying to impress each other which to me felt fresh and inviting at first – BUT their chemistry and the romance eventually got diluted by the repetitive banters and over the top sarcasms.  In effect, I didn’t see depth from these characters.

Their conversations revolved around the superficial and I completely understand that they were getting to know each other first but there comes a point when a reader needs more than chats about a goat, TV shows and what they’re munching on.

I got more and more interested with the secondary characters. Caleb, Zoe and Robbie brought the house down. I was also expecting Zach to man up and settle the conflict but it was the secondary character, Caleb who figured everything out, fixed and settled the issues. Zach knew what happened, he did a number on the antagonist, but it was Caleb’s actions that got more limelight.

I don’t know if I missed it, but the setting was nowhere to be found. What state are they from? Are they in Georgia? South Carolina? New York? I needed a little some some for world building. The conflict came in a slightly late for me too and naturally the last chapters just felt rushed.

To me the biggest deficiency–Zach didn’t even utter the three magical words. If I overlooked it, somebody please notify me. No “I love you”, “I’m in love with you”, “you are my love”. I can’t settle for a wink or double meanings.

I think Teagan Hunter can be awesome writing male POVs. Zach’s timing was funny and had me grinning like a high school girl! There were highs from the laugh out loud, sweet and cute moments; but the lows were more prominent in this standalone.  I feel bad that Let’s Get Textual didn’t work for me. It’s just me maybe. I am a lover of romantic comedy and I am all for hilarious moments but at the end of the day I need to catch the feels!