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Wrong Text, Right Love by Claudia Burgoa

Wrong Text, Right Love by Claudia Burgoa

I guess I give good….text.

Sex talk is my job. I’m an influencer. I run a popular blog where I give all kinds of dating tips, and girls all over the world thank me for helping them with their love lives.

I wish I could follow my own advice because my love life is totally dead. I just drunk texted my ex-boyfriend… except, I didn’t. That text ended up going to someone else.

Oops.

This new relationship is almost picture-perfect, just like my online life. I guess I give good…text. He doesn’t have to put up with my colorful personality–as my hot next-door neighbor describes me. Or my messy schedule.

This long-distance relationship is the best thing that’s happened to me and I plan to keep it that way.

Until we agree to meet up, and I’m freaking out.

When he meets the real me, will he hate me forever?

Or will we be one day telling our grandkids about that wrong text, right love?

Wrong Text, Right Love is a cute rom-com of two secret lovers who prepare to risk it all for love. Claudia Burgoa brings the flirty fun in this cozy novel of risking it all for romance.

Title:Didn’t Expect You
Author:Claudia Burgoa
Series:Against All Odds (Book 2)
Pages:347
Genre(s):Contemporary
Romantic Comedy
Trope(s):Friends to Lovers
Enemies to Lovers
Neighbours to Lovers
Secret Lovers
Point of View:
Location:US
HEA:✔️
Release Date:11th June, 2020
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Such an enjoyable book – loved it!

Good God – this book slayed me. I feel like I might have had some sort of profound epiphany from reading this book. Obviously, I’m a romantic and believe in love – but this book just made me confident in the fact that there’s a lid for every pot, and that you can find your perfect guy if you just be yourself. 🥰

This is the first book I’ve read by Claudio Burgoa and yet somehow she managed to get into my head and write a love story about two impossibly imperfect people that I immediately fell in love with.  Although I’m the polar opposite of Persy – she’s wild, confident, mouthy, extroverted – I connected with her. Her fears are my fears. I found myself saying “same, girl” throughout the book – which was nice, if embarrassing. She was quirky – but in such a way that made her endearing rather than irritating. I could keep waxing lyrical about her – but simply put, I loved her.

Ford is equally delicious. He’s a grumpy introvert – irritated by Persy and everything she stands for. He’s also a card carrying commitment-phobe. Relationships are a four letter word for him. And unlike other heroes who are supposedly anti-relationship, Ford is ride-or-die with that shit. Yet he can’t help be intrigued by Persy and slowly but surely, it progresses into something more.

“…this book just made me confident in the fact that there’s a lid for every pot, and that you can find your perfect guy if you just be yourself.”

I suppose this is a slow-burn kind of romance. It’s the progression of disliking to tolerating, to a tentative sort of friendship through to best friends. And then… Yet there’s not much of the sex – or even kissing; Just one sex scene tacked on at the end. And while I am always down for a sex scene – this book lost absolutely nothing by not having much. It’s about so much more.

I loved the texting – both because it’s cute as a button but also because it’s fun to read a story with a mix of normal storytelling, texting and the occasional podcast episode. We get both perspectives – his and hers – and it’s in first person, present tense. Add to that, it’s written in a very chatty, informal way. I felt it was almost like we were having a conversation with the characters and they were explaining to us, as a reader, what was happening in their lives. That makes it a really quick read. Those pages keep turning and I couldn’t put this book down. I actually got the rage when I had to put the book down to attend to life stuff. Once I’d finished the book, I felt genuinely bereft. What am I going to do with my life now? Well apart from take life advice from Persy and go find my very own Ford, that is.

I’ve a funny feeling that Ms Burgoa is going to be my next obsession. If her other books are even half as good as this one, then I’m all in. And if Nyx, Eros, Nate et al get their own books, too, then I might just keel over in happiness!  This book left me feeling hopeful, happy and with that lovely feeling of butterflies in your stomach just like falling in love. 5 stars and very highly recommended.

Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.

She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away.

She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children. She has a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she’s the ruler of the house. She’s only partially right.

When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At night, she likes to binge-watch shows with her equally geeky husband.

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  • […] is the third book in a wonderful series about the Brassard siblings. We got Persy’s story in Wrong Text, Right Love, then Nyx’s story in Didn’t Expect You and now older brother Eros gets his own story. Despite […]

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