Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Textual Encounters by Morgan Parker: Review

Title: Textual Encounters
Author: Morgan Parker
Genre: Romance
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.

My Review

Textual Encounters is completely unique and original.   I haven't read another book like it, so I was able to love it even more.  Katie finds an iPhone in a cab and begins reading a conversation between Christine and Jake. I loved being right there with Katie trying to figure out what the messages mean and what happened between Christine and Jake.  That was the fun part.  Being able to sit there and read the text messages.  Several of them had me laughing so hard.  I immediately fell in love with Christine and Jake. 

This book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.  I wanted to know what happened between Christine and Jake.  This book had me laughing and and crying.  The cliffhanger at the end definitely left me wanting more.  Hopefully I don't have to wait a long time!!! Textual Encounters is a novella so I can't wait to see what happens next.  I really want to read the next book NOW!!!!   This story was fast paced and a very quick read.  I was able to read this story in one sitting.  I recommend this story story to everyone.  It took me completely by surprise!!!  Great job Morgan!!!!


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.    


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