Call Me, Maybe by Stephie Chapman
ABOUT THE BOOK
What if you got a second chance with your first love?
What happens when you meet your teenage heart-throb – when you’re both all grown up? When Cassie was fifteen, all she wanted was to marry Jesse Franklin, the bassist from her favourite band, Franko. Now she’s single, in her late twenties and wondering what happened to that teenage dream.
A chance encounter on Facebook soon leads to a transatlantic hook up, and soon, Jesse and Cassie are having a long-distance love affair spanning five thousand miles.
Cassie is on cloud nine – until she hears something that makes her think that Jessie might not be all that he seems. They say never meet your heroes – but what happens when you fall in love with them…?
Are Cassie and Jessie star crossed lovers, destined to be together? Or should Cassie have left her crush in the box marked teenage memories?
Jesse Franklin has accepted your Friend Request.
Cassie’s teenage crush just accepted her friend request on Facebook. Will Jesse live up to her expectations or is she setting herself up for failure with a long-distance romance?
Jesse wasn’t looking for a relationship, but when he received the friend request from an unknown British girl halfway around the world, his curiosity got the better of him. Will she prove to be someone who he could trust?
I enjoyed the well-developed characters in this story from Cassie’s feisty and vulnerable emotions toward a teenage crush she, unfortunately, put on a pedestal, to Jesse’s willingness to open up to Cassie about his past except for one important detail. From Cassie’s confidante and frazzled friend Rachel who is trying to plan a wedding, to Jesse’s brothers Travis and Brendan who only want the best for their brother after his last unfortunate relationship. The family and friendship dynamics are realistic with their ups and downs, past issues, and forgiving natures, though I would have liked to have learned a bit more about Jesse’s estranged parents and brother Adam.
The story is an enjoyable fast-paced read with a unique long-distance romance element. A great read for those who ever had a secret crush on someone in the past and wanted to send a friend request on social media.
Thank you to Ms. Chapman for giving me the opportunity to review this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephie was born in England in the mid 1980s, which makes her thirty-something (but if you ask, she’ll probably tell you she’s 27). Now, she lives on the South coast of the UK, has a day job to keep her holiday budget topped up, and two kids and a husband to keep an eye on.
Getting Over Jesse Franklin and Jetplanes to Jupiter were born out of a healthy appreciation of bass guitars (and the dudes who play them), and Franko was very much inspired by her favourite band as a teenager. So now you know.
Get in touch on Twitter @imcountingufoz or at stephiechapman.co.uk