The Accidental Text by Becky Monson
Published November 5, 2021
- Title The Accidental Text
- Author Becky Monson
- Year 2021
- Genre Romance
Once upon a time, Maggie Cooper lived for adventure. Jumping out of planes was child’s play. Now she can’t even work up the nerve to ask out her coworker. For a bit of self-therapy, she begins to text her recently deceased mother’s phone—the only problem is that the number has been reassigned and for weeks she’s been unknowingly texting a stranger her deepest thoughts and feelings. There have also been some not-so-deep texts, like the ones about her appreciation for her coworker’s butt. When Chase Beckett, the unsuspecting stranger who has more in common with Maggie than he’d like to admit, texts back, Maggie is beyond mortified. But message after message and night after night, Maggie realizes that Chase’s wit, charm, and advice are exactly what the doctor ordered. Is it enough, though, to get her back up in the sky? And what about her heart? Can she risk taking a leap of faith for the man on the other end of her accidental texts?
My instinct is to say this book is cliched but it can’t really be because it’s an odd situation - our hero meets a potential romance by texting the phone number of her recently deceased mother. They get chatting, and events unfold. It did feel kinda cheesy, and the characters made slightly odd decisions here and there, but it was also very readable. I wanted to know what happened and how it would work out, which means it grabbed my attention, and that’s all you can ask for from a book, isn’t it?
Rating: 3 / 5