ARC Review: Textrovert by Lindsey Summers

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I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Textrovert
Author: Lindsey Summers
Publisher: KCP Loft
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Stars: 3/5

Summary (from Goodreads): It’s bad enough when high-school senior Keeley grabs the wrong phone while leaving her small town’s end-of-summer fair. It’s even worse when she discovers that the phone she now has belongs to the obnoxious, self-centered Talon and that he’s just left for football camp … with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. And as Keeley gets to know Talon, she starts to like him. Keeley learns there’s more to Talon than the egocentric jock most people see. There’s more to Keeley, too. Texting Talon, she can step out of the shadow of her popular twin brother. Texting Talon, she can be the person she’s always wanted to be.
Sparks fly when the two finally meet to exchange their phones. But while Keeley has been playing a part online, Talon has been keeping a secret. He has a different connection to Keeley — one that has nothing to do with phones, and one that will make their new relationship all but impossible. Knowing what she now knows, can Keeley trust him? And can love in the present erase mistakes of the past?

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Textrovert is a quick read that is absolutely adorable. I really enjoyed the concept of switching phones by mistake and the super sweet main character. However, I feel as though the book was lacking in certain areas, and it would have been better if it was more developed. I still do recommend it if you are looking for a quick and easy read this summer.

This book’s concept is one that I knew would be adorable from the start. The main character loses her phone and ends up taking someone else’s by mistake, but she can’t get her own back for another week. It just so happens that the person with her phone is a football player and a massive flirt. I really enjoyed reading the texts between Talon and Keeley, since they are both so different from each other. Their easy conversations are hilarious, and the reader can really feel Talon getting on Keeley’s nerves. This is a super short and sweet book that has just the right mix of humour and drama.

I really enjoyed Keeley’s character in Textrovert. She is such a selfless person and always there to help out her football-playing brother, Zach. I also found her to be relatable, not only because of her misplaced phone incident, but also because she is struggling with decisions about college and drama with her friends. Keeley is a supportive twin and friend and just seems like such a lovely person.

Because Textrovert is such a short book, I feel like there was a lot that could have been developed a bit more. It’s hard to describe without spoiling anything, but while there are some intense plot twists in the story, they seem to come out of nowhere, and the effect isn’t as strong. There really is a lot of potential to this story, it just would have been so much better if there was a bit more to it and the plot was more developed.

Textrovert is a quick and cute read about two people who swap phones by mistake. The main character is sweet, supportive, and relatable. While I still enjoyed the book, it would have been even better if there was more development. I would still recommend it though, if you are a fan of the online relationship idea.

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