The Accidental Text by Becky Monson
Wrong number. Right guy?
Once upon a time, Maggie Cooper lived for adventure. Jumping out of planes was child’s play. Now she can’t even work up the nerve to ask out her coworker. For a bit of self-therapy, she begins to text her recently deceased mother’s phone—the only problem is that the number has been reassigned and for weeks she’s been unknowingly texting a stranger her deepest thoughts and feelings. There have also been some not-so-deep texts, like the ones about her appreciation for her coworker’s butt.
When Chase Beckett, the unsuspecting stranger who has more in common with Maggie than he’d like to admit, texts back, Maggie is beyond mortified. But message after message and night after night, Maggie realizes that Chase’s wit, charm, and advice are exactly what the doctor ordered. Is it enough, though, to get her back up in the sky? And what about her heart? Can she risk taking a leap of faith for the man on the other end of her accidental texts?
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. This was the first book I have read by Becky Monson and I am definitely down to read another. Maggie just lost her mom and to help cope with her grief, she continues to text her moms number about her feelings. When her mom’s phone number suddenly responds, she learns she has been texting another person who know has her mom’s phone number. An unlikely friendship unfolds, but is it more?
I really liked Maggie’s character, but I wasn’t really a fan of her family. Her family sort of made fun of her and dismissed her grief and I was 100% not for that. This is a personal thing, but it actually really bothered me and took away from the story for me, and hence, made it lose a star. I really liked Chad’s character and I loved the growth of their relationship. It seemed really organic and realistic and I enjoyed reading about it.
I also appreciate that this book handled the really difficult topic of grief without being a heavy or overly emotional book. If you want to read it, it is available on Kindle Unlimited.