Grayson made the mistake of listening to his brother a year ago and has regretted what he did to Erika ever since. But his brother’s next suggestion just might be his salvation when he takes out an ad for a Valentine’s date…and Erika answers.
Using a pseudo name and keeping contact to text messages only, Grayson’s plans to make Erika fall back in love with him appears to be working…until the date of the dance draws near, and she pushes a meeting—face to face.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 20 members
I really enjoyed this short and sweet story. When Erika's new boss turns out to be her ex Grayson, she makes up a fictional boyfriend, answers a classified ad looking for a valentines date and asks him to pretend to be her fictional boyfriend. Grayson regrets breaking up with Erika and is willing to do whatever he has to for her to see him again. This was short, sweet and really cute. This is the first book I've read by this author and I look forward to reading more in the future. **ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**
This sounded cute but after reading it I was left feeling kind of off. It was super short and fast paced which I wasn't expecting. It was sweet and cute but just kind of a whatever story for me. It gets 3 just eh stars from me. I have to say I love the name Grayson. I don't know why, but I love it. Grayson messed up and ends his relationship with Erika after a month over text due to his brother's insistence. He has regretted it ever since. When he moves through the company to be Erika's boss he's hoping to rekindle. Erika is sweet, smart and quirky. She can't believe her new boss is none other than the guy who hurt her by ending their relationship via text. She begins to look for new jobs and even comes up with a fake boyfriend to just get away from Grayson. It moves fast and eventually Erika and Grayson reached the point where Erika learns who Grayson is. She is angry with him and hurt by him. Grayson has to grovel and hope to move forward. It's cute, it's kind of super modern but nothing too special.
About the book: The corporate Valentine's dance is approaching, yet our heroine, Erica is still single. When her ex, Grayson, becomes her boss less than a year after dumping her by text message, her life does not get easier - he's still on her mind and now in her sight daily. The V-day is almost here, and Erica decides she'd show him. Make him see she doesn't care for him anymore. Nope, not a smidgen. So she blurts out she's got a boyfriend. And now she's got to find a man to bring with her on a dance. A man named Sunny (Flowers!). She sure hopes she'd find one in an ad... But what if the only perfect candidate turns out to be the one she's trying to forget?... Review: This was a short and light little romance story about regrets, bad advices, text messages and two hearts needing to find each other again. It was funny as all heck! I wished it would be longer, there were many potentials for further complications. Yet, in the end I think the story was told the way it was meant to be. Short, light and sweet. I liked the heroine Erika quite much. She had the same problems many of us can relate to. It can't be fun to be dumped by text and then work for the guy himself in a year's time when you did not forget him yet. I liked also the fact that Greyson felt sorry fot the stupid thing he's done and acknowledged his mistake. It is a rarity nowadays. As for his brother - I want to slap him up the head. I would love to read more from Erin Bevan in the future. The way she wrote the characters and situations was simple and to the point. And with humor. I laughed out loud several times, recognising some points as being so very real. -Sunny, huh? That's not a very manly sounding name. How about something like Blaze or Thor?- And the name Sunny Flowers made me LoL so much... Along with her 'boyfriend' being in a stapler business.
This was one of those really cute and fast paced reads that makes you smile. It's a short but well written story that boasts likable/relatable characters, cute dialogue and a sweet second chance romance. A perfect book for a quick escape! I'd like to read more from Erin Bevan in the future.
A charming romantic comedy. This short story is wonderfully light and laugh out loud funny. Love the characters and the prospect of a sequel. I really enjoyed the time that I took reading it. Hope to see more from this author.
Okay have to say at first I was like what and really hoped it would have picked up for me but nothing. I mean at first it sounded great but just didn`t have that storyline I was looking for in a romantic comedy. Just seemed to straight forward no suspense to it. I mea don`t get me wrong I felt for Erika with her breakup but felt there should have been more to his reason for it. What should have been funny in this book just didn`t seem like it at all. It just didn`t fly for me which should have been better with the blurb yet lacked in so many ways for me.
This short valentine novella was enjoyable and whimsical. A year ago Grayson Turner took some very, very, very bad advice from his brother and broke up with Erika Lyons via text; yes text, like ultra-douchy. Well Grayson is back to make things right and win his lady love and what better way to do it than through text. Granted he has to be a little incognito, but still love will conquer technology. The only thing that would have made this story better would have been if Grayson had straight up told his brother “I will never take advice from you, ever” Rating 4 out of 5 Read@Book
This is most diffidently a 5 star read it has load of humor and drama,heartbreak, action per say I would recommend this read to any of my followers and on my blog loved loved loved the story-line so seems like what our world seems to be coming to lol but sad.
I was in the mood for a light and quick read when I found Text Me by Erin Bevan. This book is less than 70 pages and within that compact parameter, the author creates a fun and interesting story. Accountant Erika Lyons and CFO Grayson Turner had a good thing going last year. Then Grayson's lazy brother convinced him that it was a bad idea to be romantically involved with someone at the office. As a result, Grayson took his brother's advice and broke up with Erika via a text. Although they had been dating for only two months, Erika really liked Grayson and thought his felt the same way. Now it is a year later and Grayson is Erika's new boss. Additionally, they both still have a strong affection for each other, and they both need a date for the company dance. Luckily, through a classified ad in the newspaper and some lively texting, they find each other once again. I truly enjoyed this fast-paced read. It is well-written, the characters are relatable, and the outcome is predictably perfect. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley. .
Erika’s ex-boyfriend had broken up with her via test message so being very hurt and frustrated she doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. Unfortunately, Grayson works for the same company as Erika and takes a promotion to become Erika’s new boss as he still has feelings for her. When the upcoming company Valentine’s party is mentioned both Erika and Grayson find themselves looking for dates. A cute little romantic read featuring a couple with a history together. Grayson made mistakes but was still a great guy overall and Erika was pushing everyone else away because they didn’t measure up. A bit of humor thrown in and a lovely couple that seemed destined to be together make this short little novella a wonderful read. Would definitely recommend to the romantic fans. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
★Book Basics★ Genre: – Cont. Romance Series: – Stand Alone Love triangle? – No Cheating? – No HEA? – Yes Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – Yes Rating – 3.5 stars (rounded up to 4 stars) ★Review★ This was a short cute read. I liked both characters, they were nice and normal, and the hero fully acknowledges that he made a mistake (although why he listens to his brother I don’t know!) It was a dual POV and I could have happily read and enjoyed a longer story about these two. I did think that their problems could have been solved had they just TALKED, but then there would have been no story. And given the shortness, it never really got too deep, but I still found the characters likeable and found myself rooting for them. All in a quick, engaging cute read and would I read more by this author. Having said that, given on Amazon it says it is 64 pages, am not sure I would pay £1.31 for a new to me author. I generally stick to a penny a page as I know many others do.
Cute but super short read. For me not my favorite style of reading but the author does a good job telling the story of a couple that "find" each other in the want ads & get together for a big corporate Valentine's Day dance & fall in love. The twist is that they already knew each other and Grayson had broken up with Erica via text. He figures out quickly into the texting back-and-forth that it's Erica, his one true love that got away because he got scared so he uses the time to get her back. Erica, on the other hand, has no clue that it's the guy that broke her heart and when she finds out there are the typical ups and downs before they work it out for their happily ever after. This is part of a multi author set of books celebrating Valentine's Day but can be read as a standalone. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Just in time for Valentine's Day is the Candy Hearts Romance series and the first one showcasing is Text Me by Erin Bevan. Erika thought she had met a wonderful guy and all was going well , that was until he dumped her by text of all things which from personal experience isn't very nice and it's a cowardly way out of things. Worse though is that the guy has just recently been hired as Erika's new boss. With the workplace Valentines Day Dance coming up and her ex-boyfriend Garrett as her boss, she can't show up empty handed with no arm candy. So her friend suggests speed dating which turns out to be a flop, though personally I've always been a bit curious about speed dating myself, that is not dating myself but having a go at speed dating service if I was single. One night , she is reading the papers when she spots a ad in the personals with a message Text Me . She disregards it , until she recieves a Text Me in the shape of a Heart Candy, and she decides it must be fate especially when readers discover the true identity of her Mystery Man. When all is revealed, will Erika be happy with her Mystery Man or will she feel betrayed and her idea of love be ruined forever ? Find out in this Quick Romantic novella , perfect for the February themed Valentine's Day reading.
Erika is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Not only does she have to see her ex boyfriend every day but he's also her BOSS! No matter what she does or where she goes she can't seem to get away from him and the last thing she wants to do is have him see her with out a date to their companies party. So what's a girl to do when she needs a date asap? Find one in the classifieds of course! Grayson did a very bad...bad thing. He took advice from his brother that he really should not have listened to. Now he stuck with no girlfriend and no date for the company party. Clueless on how to fix things between them he does something crazy... again... check out a classified add for a woman who sounds a lot like Erika looking for a date.... And so the story begins two people who really liked each other both looking for someone to love. Now the real question is can they find their true love within each other? Read and find out! I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley for my honest review. This book was funny and super cute. It is a story of love lost and a man who is not afraid to do anything to get it to return. Overall its a quick read that you will fall in love with, that is well worth the 1.99 you spend on it. Great job Erin!
This story is like a bag of candy hearts - short, sweet and cute. Erika and Grayson's biggest problem - not communicating face to face...but if they had than this story would not have worked. They texted through their issues and got their HEA. Cute dialogue and engaging characters...not earth shattering but a good read...just in time for Valentines.