New adult is one of my favorite genres and one of the reasons for that is because that it’s constantly evolving and growing. It can give you twisted stories to just some feel-good plots. A new trend that has emerged, that I’ve noticed, involves how the main characters meet. With the way technology shapes our day to day, it’s no wonder it involves text! I’ve noticed more and more books are challenging how they meet and this latest is mystery texting. What do I mean by that, read below.
In J. Daniels' Four Letter Word, (Amazon | B&N | Kobo) a wrong number completely changes the life of our heroine, Sydney. When she calls the wrong person, because of one wrong number, it starts a relationship that develops through text. That’s right, they don’t meet and have no visuals of the other until they’ve already solidified an emotional bond.
“Wild girl. Eaten any innocent men alive today yet?”
“It’s a little early. I usually wait until after dinner to randomly dial up men and cuss them out. Again, I’m so sorry. I feel awful saying that stuff to you.”
“Don’t need to apologize. That was the most interesting conversation I’ve ever had.“
“Straight up. How did the intended guy take it? You make him cry?”
“I never called him.”
“I’m Sydney, by the way. Hi”
“Hey…you. No name? That’s not really fair. What am I supposed to program you in my phone as? Dildo sucker? Don’t lie… you’ve considered it. ;)”