Release Date: December 27
It’s hate at first text. Or is it…?
I’m Toni Capella and I’m a bad-man-o-holic. (Hi, Toni!). If a guy lives on the eastern seaboard, is covered in tattoos, muscles, and motor oil, I’ve probably already dated and dumped him. But it’s a new year and for the first time in my twenty-nine years I’m determined to attract Mr. Right. I’m doing this by changing my type and my look.
So when super-hot contractor Cooper Flint walks into my office, I immediately put him on my ‘no way’ list. He embodies every bad boy trait there is. Besides, my eye is on another new co-worker, Somner Livingston. Handsome, well-heeled, and professional, Somner is nothing like my usual type, which I assume makes him perfect for me.
Determined to take things slowly for once, I insist Somner and I keep our budding relationship separate from work. I even suggest we do our initial courting via text while we get to know each other better. Things are going beautifully and just when I’m starting to think he’s ‘the one,’ I find out there’s been a horrible mix-up. My boss accidentally gave me Cooper’s number, not Somner’s, and I’m falling for Mr. Wrong, again.
Unfortunately, after I break it off with Cooper, I discover that Somner isn’t the good guy he portrays himself to be. When Cooper rescues me from a compromising situation, I belatedly realize I might be been missing out on the man of my dreams.
Have I lost my chance at true happiness or is there someway I can convince Cooper I’m the woman he needs?
*** All books in the series read as standalones.
Meet Whitney Dineen
Whitney Dineen is a rock star in her own head. While delusional about her singing abilities, there’s been a plethora of validation that she’s a fairly decent author (AMAZING!!!).
After winning many writing awards and selling nearly a kabillion books (math may not be her forte, either), she’s decided to let the voices in her head say whatever they want (sorry, Mom). She also won a fourth-place ribbon in a fifth-grade swim meet in backstroke. So, there’s that.
Whitney loves to play with her kids (a.k.a. dazzle them with her amazing flossing abilities), bake stuff, eat stuff, and write books for people who “get” her. She thinks french fries are the perfect food and Mrs. Roper is her spirit animal.
To learn more about Whitney and her books, visit https://whitneydineen.com/
Meet Melanie Summers
I got SUPER lucky and my first novel, Break in Two, a steamy contemporary romance cracked the Top 10 Paid on Amazon in both the UK and Canada, and the top 50 Paid in the USA. My Full Hearts Series was then picked up by both Piatkus Entice (a division of Hachette UK) and HarperCollins Canada.
My first three books have been translated into Czech and Slovak by EuroMedia. Since 2013, I’ve written and published sixteen novels and three novellas (and counting). I’ve sold over a quarter of a million books around the globe, and received two Bronze Medals at the Readers’ Favorite Award in the Chick Lit Category for The Royal Treatment (2018) and Whisked Away (2019), and one Silver Medal at the Readers’ Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction Category for The After Wife (2019).
Not bad for a newbie, eh?
I’m from Edmonton, Canada, where I live with my taller half, our three ‘spirited’ children (such a nice word to describe the chaos, no?). We also share our home with the cuddliest no-eyed dog ever, Lucy, and a furry Cuban dictator named Nelson. When I’m not writing, I love reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with the gang for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near my house.
I also spend a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing it, which is why any authorized photos of me are taken ‘from above.’
Oh, and I also love shutting down restaurants with my girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off.
My Review: *****
Text and Confused by Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers is hilarious. We initially met Toni Capella in Mistle Text: Twas the text before Christmas. She is/was the personal assistant to a billionaire investment banker, Archibald Harrington. Her best friend Holly was hired as a personal shopper during the Christmas season for Mr. Harrington; later, they were married. Archie left banking and is now building homes for the homeless. Toni is still working for Archie in his new business as his PA. She is helping him with hiring a fundraiser and checking out construction teams. She still has issues choosing the right man for her and decided after her breakup with Joey to change her type. Her dear mother included her drama in the family Christmas letter, so now all her aunts were getting in the spirit of helping Toni find a good man. Archie hired Sumer Livingston, a fundraiser, and Cooper Flint, a contractor. While changing her dating type, can she still choose the wrong man? Warning this is another laugh-out-loud, belly holding, funny story that will make you smile and warm your heart.