Book: Texting Under the Influence
Author: Cara Lockwood
Genre: Cosmo Red Hot Read
Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin
I Know You Want Me…
One last hookup. At least that's what graphic designer Jenna Cho has in mind when she texts her toxic-in-life but amazing-in-bed ex, Jax. When her gorgeous boss Jack responds to the booty call instead, Jenna learns exactly why a girl should never hit send after one too many vodka sodas. Still, faced with Jack's sexy grin and even sexier Irish accent, Jenna thinks maybe she messaged the right man after all—especially when he admits he's been hoping she'd make the first move…
“She didn’t know if Jax was her soul mate, or if he was her worst nightmare. Sometimes, it was hard to tell the difference.”
Jenna is in a dating rut…not sure if her on-again-off-again thing with playboy Jax is worth keeping up with.
“One more hookup. What could it hurt? Like a farewell tour? Maybe that’s what she needed to get him out of her system for good. Just one more sleepover.”
At least that is what she thought as she enjoyed a little girls night out…and too much to drink.
It is amazing what can happen when fate intervenes, and drunk texting a booty call sounds like a great idea…until you text the wrong person.
Which is exactly what Jenna does.
“What did you expect, a diamond? You drunk texted…by MISTAKE for a hookup! And he came running. It didn’t mean that he wanted anything more than to scratch an itch. Isn’t that what you wanted, too?”
So, what does a girl do? She’s finding out that a man she never dreamed would want anything to do with her, not only wants her but is a genuinely nice guy who falls too fast himself. Now, she just has to decide if the hookup is more important than an honest-to-goodness relationship with a man who has been in front of her face all this time and she never noticed.
This was a cute story! And an accent is always a plus in my book. I don’t know if it’s an accurate one, but it made the story more interesting with the change in dialect from one character to the next. I love finding a book that has a hero that is just a great guy, one who knows what he wants and goes for it…even if it bites him in the bum more often than not. There is also a lesson in this tale…
Texting Under the Influence: the story is great, but drunk texting itself is NOT a good idea, even if the outcome is a good one. Things could have been so much worse! Please keep a friend close in order to keep your phone messages from going to the wrong person…like your grandmother! No one wants to “hookup” with their grandma! HA!
**4 Watch Where Your Texts Go, Stars**
Cara Lockwood is the bestselling author of a dozen novels, including , which was made into a Lifetime Original Movie, starring Denise Richards and Dean Cain. She's written the Bard Academy series for young adults, as well as books in other genres, including suspense, paranormal romance and romance. Her new project, a sizzling Super Romance from Harlequin takes place on a Kona coffee plantation on Hawaii, Cara's favorite place in the world.
Her father, who is Japanese-American, and her mother, whose ancestors hail from England, raised her near Dallas, Texas. Cara made multiple trips to Hawaii growing up, where she was often mistaken for a local. Cara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and worked for several years as a newspaper journalist for the . She’s also the founder of Edit My Novel. She lives near Chicago with her two daughters.