Things get textual when a steamy message from a random wrong number turns into an anonymous relationship in this hilarious rom-com by Lynn Painter.
Bad luck has always followed Olivia Marshall...or maybe she's just the screw-up her family thinks she is. But when a "What are you wearing?" text from a random wrong number turns into the hottest, most entertaining—albeit anonymous—relationship of her life, she thinks things might be on the upswing....
Colin Beck has always considered Olivia his best friend's annoying little sister, but when she moves in with them after one of her worst runs of luck, he realizes she's turned into an altogether different and sexier distraction. He's sure he can keep his distance, until the moment he discovers she's the irresistible Miss Misdial he's been sort of sexting for weeks—and now he has to decide whether to turn the heat up or ghost her before things get messy.
Painter's cute adult debut (after the YA novel Better Than the Movies) features a couple whose chemistry via text message complicates their IRL relationship. Through a comedy of errors, Olivia Marshall loses her job, her boyfriend, and her apartment all in one day. She moves in with her brother until she can get back on her feet but this means putting up with his dickish (and scorching hot) roommate, Colin Beck. Meanwhile, she finds work writing a parenting column for the local newspaper, having failed to correct her editor's assumption that she has children of her own. When Olivia receives a suggestive text from an unknown number, she quickly sets the sender straight but their immediate witty rapport means neither wants to stop texting. Soon she's exchanging daily messages with "Mr. Wrong Number." While their texts lean flirtatious, she's happy to stick to an on-screen relationship with her anonymous confidant. Then Colin accidentally sees a text on Olivia's phone and he's shocked to discover that she is his own "Miss Misdial." He decides to ghost her instead of complicating their relationship but Olivia doesn't give up so easily. Olivia's over-the-top clumsiness feels like a relic of rom-coms past, but her chemistry with Colin sings. This is sure to charm. Agent: Kim Lionetti; Bookends Literary.
Slightly predictable but I’m a sucker for a cheesy rom com. But also being from Omaha-how dare you give away gems like Ted and Wally’s. The line is long enough as it is!!
It was cute! But I didn’t like how judgmental Olivia was and how she never really let Colin explain. Colin was perfect btw.