Book Reviews, Romance

ACCIDENTAL TRYST by Natasha Boyd

Accidental_Tryst_Front_Cover_8Accidental Tryst
by Natasha Boyd

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emmy is salsa-dancing, yoga-doing, fiery redhead on her way to see her uncle in New York. Trystan is a womanizing, billionaire entrepreneur in the midst of selling his company while flying into Charleston for a funeral he’d rather sell his left…leg than go to.

When a chance run in at the airport has the two swapping phones before heading to separate cities, we see just how well you can know a person by the content on their phones. As days pass and the two agree to forward all important calls, texts, and e-mails, a friendship emerges and they learn that there’s more to people than just their dating apps and Kindle bookshelves would suggest. The more they talk, the more sparks fly between them. But will this attraction last once the two finally meet to switch their phones back, or will reality pale in comparison to the fantasies they built up in their heads?

Problems:

1) Not a big one. I’m just not a terribly big fan of quick romances. People who claim to fall in love in only a matter of days…I’m not buying it. But that’s possibly just me.

2) I don’t want to spoil the ending, but one of the characters is incredibly insistent that the two could never be together. Cue the perfect speech from the other one, the friends/family telling them to get over themselves and just be happy, all the usual stuff. And typically, we can see the moment where it all culminates in this major epiphany…”Oh, I guess I can have this and be happy.” Brain and Heart shake hands and go on with their lives. And that’s ultimately what happens here, only I have no idea what went through their mind when this epiphany happened. One second they’re like “No way” and literally the next they say “Oh fine, why not?” (I’m paraphrasing, of course) There was no slide into it, just this complete 180 turn with no logical understanding of how they got there.

Praises:

1) I loved the concept. Two people getting to know each other based on their phones. Lord knows what someone would think of me after three days with my cell…probably that I’m a Star Wars and superhero junkie with no social life, an eclectic taste in music, and an absurd number of pictures of her cat. Not very exciting, but then again I’m not the main character in a romance novel either. When I first came across this one, the idea of it reminded me of a book I read several years back and loved, Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number. Don’t worry, it’s not the same, but the overall concept is similar.

2) The back and forth between them was cute. Not going to lie, the emails reminded me a bit of the emails shared in the Fifty Shades of Grey series–yes, I’ve read it…for research purposes…and a really annoying sister who wouldn’t stop hassling me until I did…don’t judge. Overall, the chemistry was definitely there, and I found myself giggling quite a few times. It was really cute, and totally worth the few dollars to buy.

Perfect For:

Anyone who loves a light, cute read with a quirky heroine, a surprisingly sweet love interest, and a few servings of steamy (and quite explicit) canoodling. Also anyone who liked Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number.

Want more?

Come back for another review next week, or check out my Goodreads for more reviews. You can also check in to keep updated on my own writing journey as I try to get my book published.

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