How to Lose a Girl in 10 Texts, an all-new second chance romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling authors Delancey Stewart and Marika Ray is now available!
I received this book via Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.How to Lose a Girl in 10 Texts by Delancey Stewart, Marika Ray
Series: Digital Dating #4
Published by Self Publish on 2021-10-12
Length: 200 pages
Reviewing eARC from Author
Reading Challenges: 2021 New Release Challenge
Sophia Whittington is the girl next door.
And Dillon Cunningham hates her with the fire of a thousand suns... Only, it's not hate as much as... something else. The things that happened between them in high school, coupled with the loss of his dad, are a big part of what drove Dillon to decide that his future would be far, far away from Solano Creek, his family, and especially, Sophia.
So when his brother Boston's wedding brings him back to his hometown, and circumstance throws him together with the girl he once thought might be THE ONE, he does everything in his power to avoid her.
Sophia has a plan too. Her lingering feelings about Dillon have gotten in the way of everything else she's tried to do with her life. She's going to banish him from her heart for once and for all. And it will only take ten texts.
A cute read from start to finish! How to Lose a Girl in 10 Texts by Delancey Stewart, Marika Ray is the fourth book in their series Digital Dating about the Cunningham brothers. In this installment, we see Dillon and Sophia, two former best friends who haven’t spoken to each other in years forced together by their families. What ensues is a sweet and often funny tentative romance.
Sophia Whittington is the girl next door, the girl who was always the “little sister” of the Cunningham brothers. She doesn’t have a single memory that doesn’t include them growing up. However a misunderstanding left her heartbroken and their little family torn apart. Now six years later, Sophia is ready for closure and a chance to move on. I empathize with Sophia. Her heart was broken, she wants to move on and maybe have her best friend back in her life. I can only imagine the hurt that was caused all those years ago, and to make matters worse, the man that caused it acts as if she hurt him, and in a way she did…
Dillon Cunningham is the son who moved away and never came back, partly because his heart was broken by the girl next door. He’d finally worked up the nerve to ask her on a proper date, his Senior prom, only to be stood up by her. Compound that hurt with the untimely death of his father less than a year later, and Solano Creek isn’t home, but hell for him to return to. My heart broke over and over again for Dillon. He is a man running from his hurts and burying himself in work instead of trying to work through his trauma. He is cautious, built a fortress around himself that only his family can breach, and above all he is a good man.
I love reading their romance unfold. I’m a sucker for friends-to-lovers, but add in the second chance element, and for me this was pure gold. I love how the authors bring these two together, force them to work through their issues. Sophia’s “ugly warts” texts crack me up, and unbeknownst to her soften Dillon’s hard exterior wall. The small town setting and emphasis on family made this a wonderful romcom. I personally didn’t realize it was a series when I started reading, and y’all it didn’t deter from my enjoyment in the slightest. While it can be read as a standalone, I do think it would be best enjoyed if read in order as the other couples from the series do pop up in this book. That said, I plan on going back and reading their stories at some point.
Overall, How to Lose a Girl in 10 Texts is a fun, laugh out loud, tug at your heartstrings book. I enjoyed it in one sitting, and cannot wait to read more from this author duo. If you are a fan of contemporary romance of the Hallmark variety, I highly recommend it.