This is Jody’s request and I wholeheartedly agree that this trope is SO MUCH FUN!!! Let’s make a list!
Yep! I think this is a great idea for a list, since so many real-life couples that have fallen in love (and even married) started off in chat rooms. I remember back in the old AOL days… 😉
Cicely: YAAAS DEAR AARON WAS AWESOME TOO!
D.G. Dear Aaron was a five star for me also! Heck, I love all her books. It is definitely a slow burn…
Leslie M: Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter… I needed something to perk me up and this was great! Excellent narration, hilarious dialogue, lot’s of sexual tension and an adorable baby goat! 4 **** Also, I think after checking out the author’s Instagram, I might need to be her new BFF. …It was funny, sexy and swoony. Perfect for a “feel good” read. 🙂
Jen C: …recently finished Let’s Get Textual and loved it!
Anyone have a book recommendation? And if you have a real life story to tell us, we’re all ears too!! 😉
Maryse: I have one for it right off the bat, that was one I already submitted to another reader request earlier, and this fits BOTH trope. YAY!!! What a great for “Flat-Out Love” by Jessica Park, ’cause this one is all about falling in love with someone via Facebook chatting. OHHHHHH BOY you are in for something AMAZING with this one. 😀 MUST-READ!!!!!!!! P.S. Here’s my 5-star Book Review.
Nancy: Oh my goodness! The book that just came out: Day One by Lauren Runow. They meet on Tinder during the Coronavirus quarantine. And then start texting back & forth.
Maryse: THAT IS PERFECT!!! YES!!! I’m adding it now. 😀
Mony: Day One looks…interesting…love during a quarantine?
Maryse: And also, I could swear one of my favorites from back in our early indie days, Easy by Tamara Webber, had a whole “chat thing” going on with a tutor for her college class… and they REALLY connected. OMG if there are any that haven’t read this one, it is a must-read and a love triangle, and had my heart aching and a really awesome twist!! P.S. Here’s my 4.5 star Book Review.
Kristi: Happily Ever After Playlist that just came out has this! So good.
Mony: Couldn’t decide on one…sorry! I liked these. 🙂
- Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland
- Reasonable Doubt by Whitney G.
- I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
- Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
Maryse: Oh YESSSS!!! I remember that now with Maybe Someday. What a great one!! Super-angsty and made my stomach twist hard! Here’s my Book Review.
Shara: Number Neighbors by Emma Hart
Lauren: Hi! Long time viewer; 1st time commenter! I JUST finished The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros…SO good but get those tissues ready!
- Love Online by Penelope Ward <— “…loved it! It totally sucked me in.”
- Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Sara: My favorite book I did get to this year was Top Secret by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen! It was the perfect combination of sweet, sexy, and funny!
- The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Jackie: The Flatshare …books I have loved this year.
- Just My Type by Tara Sivec
Marion: Just My Type is sooo funny. I haven’t laughed this hard over a book in ages. Very witty exchanges by the main characters. Highly recommend if you need cheering up.
- The Cornerstone by Kate Canterbary <— “It’s one of my favorite audiobooks.”
- A Lover’s Lament by KL Grayson and BT Urruela
Jen C: A Lover’s Lament was one of my top 2016 reads too. Loved it.
- Text 2 Lovers by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield
- Text by Cambria Hebert
- Late Night Confessions by Mia Madison
- Charming by Sophie Brooks
- Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas (….it’s been a while since I read that one but I remember them being pen pals when they were younger)
Nancy: I was looking for a different book when I came across: THE ROOMMATE “dis” AGREEMENT by Leddy Harper. They find each other when he places an ad for a roommate:
Cash was ready to pull the ad, after being overwhelmed with responses of questionable nature. When he received Jade’s response, not knowing she fudged a little on the details, but never thought it would come to anything anyway. But slowly they text, then talk, and finally met in person. The untruths were revealed, and then the rules of the ‘dis’ Agreement were formed.
Nancy: I found another one, too. VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE by Lauren Stewart. Andi Clark’s life is wrapped up in her wonderful job she loves, as a virtual assistant. In her San Francisco house, using a borrowed name and fake identity, she is safely shielded behind the screen of her computer and concealed from the rest of the real world. She has two loyal friends that do their best to not let her achieve her lifelong dream of being a hermit.
This new client Hayden finds he really enjoys his new virtual assistant who is very efficient, but better then that he enjoys their “chats” and finds her witty and intelligent. He finds himself wanting something more. These two people need to wake up and understand how perfect they are for each other, but first they must actually meet in person. They both have been playing dead and only pretending to be alive, but maybe together they have a chance of finding a happily ever after.
Laurie: I just finished Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn. Lots of flirty texting with the perfect touch of comedy.
Cheryl: I wanted funny, well I’ve been reading Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn and laughing hysterically. It started out a little slowly, but OMG I have been laughing so hard I’m crying. The thoughts and actions of the main character Noely and her brother and sister-in-law are both cringe-worthy and hilarious.
Haven’t quite decided which of the three dates I want her to end up with, but I *think* I know which one it will be.
Jackie: I have one that I loved loved loved- Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern. They did make a movie which is really cute too, but I just adored the book. PS the movie streams on Amazon and is a great movie to stream while stuck inside.
Sarah C: I’m not sure if you’ve read this book or not; I downloaded it in early 2012 (it was free at the time) and I’ve yet to forget it. It is truly a story of missed chances and true love. It reminds me a bit of this book, actually. It is called “Love Rosie” by Cecilia Ahern. Check it out on Amazon – I bet you’ll love it!
Jackie: Thought if another- The Friend Zone by Kristen Callahan. Loved the series, but this one starts out with texting.
Lisa: The Friend Zone was more fun than The Hook Up. It starts with H/h Ivy and Gray on different continents and bantering via text…
Cheryl: Just finished The Friend Zone and I liked it more than The Hook Up. There was more angst and more of a slow burn with their friends to lovers relationship.
Jackie: I’m on a roll because I thought of another- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. Pretty much the whole book is email correspondence. I also loved this book which is making me think this is one of my favorite genres.
Jackie: One of my favorite audio books is Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. The book is partially written in email format and I loved the audio version.
Leslie M: Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward The title makes it sound like it’s a fluffy/smutty read. It is not! It was swoony and emotional and I loved it. The mc’s are childhood penpals.
Mary Ann: Maryse you just got to read Dirty Letters. It is funny! And a pet pig name Hortencia!
Michele G: Dirty Letters is calling my name too….penpals reconnecting as adults…I’m sold!