A stranger’s NSFW text wasn’t part of her plan…
Avery Bloom has her entire life mapped out...until a stranger mistakenly texts her a dick GIF that changes everything. When insomnia has her wide awake before starting a new job, his text is a welcome distraction. Soon Avery's dirty texting a stranger, and reveling in the freedom of being someone other than her usually-reserved self—someone who doesn’t have a hearing loss and isn’t trying to fulfill a dream that isn’t hers.
Jake Ruben never intended for that particular image to end up in a stranger’s messages, but he’s not complaining. His textmate is sexy and fun and—unlike anyone in his real life—knows nothing of the burns that limit his mobility. The new pastry chef at his mother’s Jewish bakery does, and she’s as tempting as her cupcakes. Soon he’s texting less and seeing Avery more.
But when Jake learns Avery is his texting pal, the revelation shocks them both. Will they have a chance for love without a screen to hide behind?
An inappropriate text sent to the wrong number sparks an unusual relationship in this steamy romance from Brown (The Frenemy Mistake). Avery is unpacking from her move to Massachusetts when she's surprised by a text from a stranger who's sent her a cartoon "dick GIF." Though not normally like her, she decides to respond and after apologies from the sender (whom she dubs "Dick Guy") they strike up a text-based flirtation, though neither reveals their true identity. When Avery starts her new job at a local bakery, readers quickly learn that "Dick Guy" and Avery's boss's son, Jake, are one and the same, though the characters remain oblivious. As the pair grow closer IRL, their text conversation heats up. Anonymity emboldens them both: Avery enjoys that the stranger doesn't know about her painful past or about her hearing loss, while Jake likes that the woman he's dubbed "Wrong Number" doesn't know about the burns on his legs. But when their identities are revealed, can their relationship survive? Brown does a good job showing both characters come out of their shells, and though the premise is contrived, everything that follows feels real. Equal parts sweet and sensual, Jake and Avery's love story is sure to win fans.)
Slow burn romance
This was an interesting read. Its a new author for me and characters in the story are jewish and work at a Jewish style bakery. The heroine is Avery and she is the new baker in town and she just lost her lover and wants to help fulfill his dream of a bakery so she wants more training and that takes her to a bakery run by Jake's mother. She also wears hearing aids and when the story starts one is broken and needs to be fixed.
Jake is a hairdresser with a limp injury and he and Avery first meet by bad text and then later get to know each other in person as he helps out at the bakery as well.
This was a sweet and romantic story and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the authors writing style. However I like a little more passion in my stories and this was on the tamer side.
I received a complimentary early release copy of this e-book from the author prior to release and am voluntarily leaving a review.