ABOUT THE BOOK
Sophia Whittington is the girl next door. And Dillon Cunningham hates her with the fire of a thousand suns… Only, it’s not hate as much as… something else
The things that happened between them in high school, coupled with the loss of his dad, are a big part of what drove Dillon to decide that a future for him would be far, far away from Solano Creek, his family, and especially, Sophia.
So when his brother Boston’s wedding brings him back to his hometown, and circumstance throws him together with the girl he once thought might be THE ONE, he does everything in his power to avoid her.
But Sophia Whittington has a plan too. Her lingering feelings about Dillon have gotten in the way of everything else she’s tried to do with her life.
She’s going to banish him from her heart for once and for all. And it will only take ten texts.
Here I am again choosing to read a book in the middle of a series, but who could resist that title? And, it reads well as a standalone.
A childhood friendship is torn apart by a high school misunderstanding. After six years of avoidance, Sophia wants closure and confronts Dillon as she comes clean about what really happened. In addition under her friend Lauren’s advice, Sophia decides to send Dillon ten texts of her worst traits to prove he’s not the one for her. However, the texts don’t go according to plan as her imperfections make her even harder to ignore. Can they make it work with Dillon’s long work hours and living so far apart?
Sophia’s clumsiness and quirkiness are delightful. She is trying to find a job and move on with her life so she hopes that getting closure with Dillon will stop her longing for the boy she fell in love with so many years ago. After all, his avoidance of her goes as far as almost jumping out of a moving car. I have to say she is brutally honest in texting Dillon her worst traits. They range from silly to extremely personal which Dillon actually finds endearing. Dillon is a worrier and works way too hard. He also still mourns his late father. Dillon moved away from his family to get away from the bad memories of losing his father and losing Sophia at the same time and rarely comes back home. With the help of Dillon’s lovely family and friends, the couple is blatantly forced together and eventually become close again though Dillon almost blows it. He makes up for it with his awesome grand gesture which is worth waiting for.
There are a lot of people willing to see Sophia and Dillon together and watching the quirky families, friends, and co-workers move heaven and earth for these two is lovely.
I recommend this charming romantic comedy of second chances filled with lovable characters, heartfelt moments, and hilarious scenes.
Thank you to Ms. Stewart and Ms. Ray for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I’m USA Today Bestselling author Delancey Stewart. My contemporary romances run the gamut of settings and setups, but they always deliver humor, heart and heat. It’s a guarantee.
I write from my home in Denver, CO, where I manage a household full of boys and men. Okay, only one man. The hubs. But two boys. I mean, three if you count the hubs. (You see why I do words and not numbers. I was told there’d be no math in this bio. Someone lied.)
I grew up in California and have had more jobs than anyone on earth (personal trainer, pharmaceutical rep, copywriter, tech writer, marketing director, wine seller, elementary school teacher… I’m not kidding. The list. It goes on.) But the one I love the most is writing, in part because I get to meet people who love books and stories as much as I do! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to say hello, and don’t forget to join my newsletter!
Marika Ray is a USA Today bestselling author, writing steamy RomComs to brighten your day. All her books come with a money-back guarantee that you’ll laugh at least once with every book.
Marika Ray spends her time behind a computer crafting stories, walking the beaches of southern California scoping out the lifeguards, and making healthy food for her kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy.