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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodniiiight- Review of "Goodnight Tweetheart" by Teresa Medeiros

Goodnight Tweetheart Why this book?: It... it just sounded so dang cute!

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by a member in my critique group for fun. This book was originally sent to her for review.

Type: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Stand-alone, Comedy, Social Networks, Cute!, Chock full of pop culture-y goodness

About the book: Abby Donovan is an author, or was one. Her first book sold so well, and now she's too scared to continue, despite being way past her deadlines, and running out of money quicker than she thought. So in a last ditch effort to get her name back in the public eye, Abby's publicist sets up a twitter account for her. But it's not the fun or ease of twitter that keeps her coming back, it's fellow tweet-er Mark Baynard, the man who helped her figure it all out, and actually understands all her pop culture references. Can Abby and Mark fall in love in 140 characters or less?

Review: I'm not a huge fan of twitter, but I am a big fan of funny, cute contemporary romances. And this books was just that. Told mostly in tweets, Goodnight Tweetheart is the story of Mark and Abby, who meet on Twitter. And even though their conversations are short and quippy, they quickly begin to change each other's lives. There are some moments of traditional writing - Abby's in-person conversations with her editor, or with her best friend, but in my opinion, the best part are the tweets. They also make this a very quick book to read. And if it hadn't been quick, I would have made it so by reading faster to find out what happens.

This is one of the instances I wish I could reveal spoilers, but I refuse. But I will say that "Goodnight Tweetheart" turns out to be something deeper and more meaningful towards the end of the book. The cutesy humor is still there, but there's something so much more touching. And the ending, the last few pages in particular, nearly did me in. I wish there was more to this book, but at the same time - maybe it's best that there isn't. This way, the reader can imagine something better than there might have been. It's always hard when I know something that makes a book one of the best, but I can't share it with readers and prove my point. So in this case, you'll just have to take my word for it.

Cover Loving?: I think this cover really fits the book. And I love the tagline "A love story in 140 characters or less."

Recommendation: Definitely. Love some humor with your romance? Check it out. Want some deeper meaning? GET IT! Fans of contemporary romance, or romance in general, should jump all over "Goodnight Tweetheart."

Final rating: FOUR POINT FIVE out of FIVE (4.5/5). Seriously. The ending just did it for me. This book probably would have been a little under a four if it wasn't for the reveal and ending - I loved the final chapter that much.

Have you read "Goodnight Tweetheart," or anything else by Teresa Medeiros? Share your thoughts in the comments! Want to check it out? Buy it from Amazon.com via the link to the left. Trust me, you'll enjoy it. And then come back here and whine with me about wanting more. =)

Until next time: Happy Reading, everyone!
~!~ Amanda ~!~

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