Publication Date: April 6, 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Goodreads Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Cover Thoughts: Eh either would not have caught my eye and I’m not sure which is the actual cover that is being published since I got and e-book and it came with the cover on the right. But I’m seeing people read it under the cover of the left. either way they are not my favorite. But whateves…
Bailey “Mink” Rydell has met the boy of her dreams. They share a love of films and talk all day – Alex is perfect. Well, apart from the fact that they’ve never actually met… and neither of them knows the other’s real name.
When Bailey moves to California to live with her dad, who happens to live in the same town as Alex, she decides to use her sleuthing skills to find him. But tracking someone down based on online conversations alone proves harder than Bailey thought, and with her irritating but charismatic colleague Porter Roth distracting her at every turn, will she ever get to meet the mysterious Alex?
From the author of Night Owls comes a story of summer, first love and hidden identities…
I’ve been looking forward to this book ever since I heard about it almost a year ago!!! It’s a YA retelling of You’ve Got Mail! They don’t make chick-flick movies like that anymore! *sigh* so I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book! I really enjoyed the idea of this book. A girl who ends up moving across the country to live with her dad. Using the excuse of getting away from her mom and step-dad who are constantly fighting, but what she really hopes to do is see if she can hunt down her online friend shes been writing back and forth with for a while.
It started of so fun and great! It was interesting how the author made Bailey almost like she had anxiety? am I right? well she is someone who avoids anything that may be awkward or remotely uncomfortable and will do anything to avoid those types of situations. I really enjoyed her trying to find this guy she’s been writing to all the while working at a museum as her summer job.
I thought it was cute and fun how Bailey and her writing buddy LOVE old movies. LOVED IT! I knew all the movies they were talking about and I loved that Bailey’s style was so 1940s and her love for Lana Turner. It was just something fun added in the mix of it all.
I adored her interactions and conversations with her arch-nemesis and co-worker Alex. They were hilarious and I so wish there was A LOT more of that before things started getting better.
As much as I enjoyed the book I didn’t love it as much as everyone else or as much as I wanted to love it. It was too predicable, now I get it that the reader is suppose to figure it out before the characters but I figured it out like in 30 pages! Plus I wish there was a lot more dislike between them BEFORE Bailey and Alex started to work things through.
HOWEVER, MAJOR props to the author for writing a contemporary book that the main love interest is a WONDERFUL, GOOD guy! THANK YOU!
Overall it was cute and enjoyable but not memorable.
Sexual Content: moderate