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Accidental Tryst: A Romantic Comedy (Charleston Book 1) Kindle Edition
Two strangers accidentally switch cell phones in a busy airport in this edgier You've Got Mail, sexy romance for the smart-phone era ...
What a disaster! I only just made my flight to New York to help my uncle, and the phone I’m holding is not mine! It seems to belong to some commitment-phobic serial dater who’s never made it past four dates (according to the constant notifications he's getting from his fake dating profile...) And worse? I have a sinking feeling it’s that hot suit-monkey with the arctic grey eyes I just had a run-in with at the airport. Somehow, I have to persuade him not to get a new phone until I get back. My whole life is on that phone. I knew I should have backed it up. It’s only a few days. Surely, we can handle it.
This is a joke, right? My life could not get more effed up. I’m in the middle of selling my company and on my way to a funeral and that hot mess hippie-chick stole my freaking phone. I’m not sure how she convinced me not to immediately walk into a smart phone store and get a new one, but now she’s going to have to play stand in and distract me while I deal with my long-avoided and estranged family. I don’t have my dating apps after all, and frankly she’s pretty funny. And sexy. And why can’t I stop texting her? And now we’re talking. And … look, I’ll admit that I usually run for the hills the morning after, but the morning after phone sex? That’s not really real, right?
"The chemistry and banter stole my heart!" ~ FIRST For Women Magazine
"Romcom at its very best! This book is pure perfection!" ~ Na Dine Book Addict
"Sexy, intelligent and so witty!! ... This is romance with a heart!" ~ The Book Bellas
"Just the right amount of fun-to-serious measure, alongside buckets of chemistry. The dialogue was sublime and so damn funny." ~ Jo & Isa Love Books Blog
"This was an amazing romantic comedy ... Adorably hilarious!" ~ BJ's Book Blog
"I *loved* this book. Such a unique story. Sparkling chemistry and so incredibly witty! I had a smile on my face the entire time !!" ~ Brenna Aubrey, USA Today Bestselling Author
"Oh gosh, we LOVED this book. Everything about it left a warm giddy feeling of happiness. Feverish chemistry ... witty, flirty, fun and sexy banter ... 5 star perfection." ~ TotallyBooked Blog
About the Author
Natasha Boyd is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary romantic Southern fiction. Her debut novel, Eversea, was a finalist in the 2013 Winter Rose Contest for Contemporary Romance and won the 2014 Digital Book Award for Adult Fiction. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, Passionate Ink, and Island Writer's Network in coastal South Carolina where she has been a featured speaker. She holds a bachelor of science in psychology and has a background in marketing and public relations.--This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.
- ASIN : B079W2HBN9
- Publication date : March 6, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1746 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 360 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #219,269 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2018
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From the very first page of Accidental Tryst, I was hooked. I love a good manwhore who realises he’s only a manwhore because he hadn’t found the right woman YET. Of course, there were many reasons why he was a manwhore and I found myself excusing his past mistakes fairly easily. Trystan proved all the sceptics wrong. Manwhores can change their ways. By looking inside himself and getting to know Emmy, he realised that sharing more than a sexual relationship with a woman can make you happy.
I love it when I find a romance that I love the heroine as much as the hero. Emmy is the kind of heroine where you actually want her in your own life. She’s the friend who has your back, cares about others…and knows the best places to eat and get coffee. Emmy has had some hard times in her life but she’s determined to make the best out of every opportunity. She’s just a fair dinkum nice person who deserves a happily ever after.
The old phone switcheroo is a great storyline and this one was one of the best I’ve read. I loved that Emmy admitted it was easier starting a relationship/friendship by text than having to get to know each other face to face. Both of them acknowledged, that at any time they could throw away the phone in their hand and never have to see/deal with each other again. It was fun watching them realise it's a little more than just minding a phone. When you're constantly thinking about them, worrying for them and fantasising about them, it’s definitely more.
I loved the humour in Accidental Tryst. There was a smile on my face throughout most of the story. The only time my smile dimmed was when I had to witness them suffer through their worries over heartbreak and being abandoned. I was convinced they were perfect for each other and that they HAD to make it work.
Honestly, this story left me happy. It had just the right mix of highs and lows to keep me thoroughly entertained. There was the initial…*You want me to fall for this Douchewaffle?* That then changed into… *Oh, so you do have a heart buried deep down inside*. Then there was the…*How could you not fall for this cute and quirky lady in her yellow polka dot bikini?* Which made it easier to bear the heartbreak when I was confronted by their pasts…*Oh you poor dear souls, you’ve both had it tough and it breaks my heart to see you have suffered.* The sexy times made me squirm and my heart beat faster…*Oh my lordy, that scene was so HOT and you weren’t even in the same bloody room.*
Give me a love story that hits all the highs and lows, and you’ve given me a winner. I’m glad the cover caught my eye, it was a *BARGAIN* and the manwhore proved the sceptics wrong by making the Accidental Tryst lead to a happily ever after.
I will definitely be looking for more stories by Natasha Boyd in the future.
What this book did was surprise me. It surprised me with the depth of character for the leads. It surprised me with secondary characters that don't fit the sidekick mold. Of note on the secondaries is an elderly stockbroker with dementia and a 20-something wanna-be rapper whose day job is at an elderly care facility. Boyd mined pure gold out of these two, among others. It surprised me with the fully-developed romance that takes shape largely with the two main characters in different regions of the country. Attraction of the mind before attraction of the body - (little jumping up and down there).
Suit Monkey (sorry, Trystan) is an uptight New Yorker whose normal is off-kilter due to a death in the family. Hippie Girl (sorry, Emmy) is NOT flower-power chick out to save the world one absent-minded thought at a time. She is also off kilter, facing a financial crisis tied to aforementioned dementia patient. At the beginning, readers get sucked into the romance because of the inspired banter, their general hotness, and the hints of decent that constantly trickle into Suit Monkey's actions. The growing attraction keeps you interested, and then the explosive chemistry once they, you know. Holy crap. I read it hours ago, and I'm still swooning a little.
Something unique about this book it the realism it fostered despite the contrived premise. The "NOT meet cute" is ridiculous, but the explanation for the long-term phone exchange has some merit. And then these two just keep talking, and reacting, and enjoying, and falling for one another bit by bit despite the chaos of other parts of their lives.
There is push-pull. A little bit of angst. A lot of insecurity. A promiscuous man (view spoiler) and a not-so-promiscuous girl. These tend to be tropes I don't like much, but I just felt pillowed in personality with Trystan and Emmy. I liked them. Their romance had a slow-burn feel to it, and then it just turned scorching hot. If you like Mariana Zapata's approach to taking time for leads to get to know one another, you might enjoy this book, too.
First impressions can be dangerous. I thought I was getting a bit of fluff to go with romantic jokes, but I got a soul-deep romance with characters I cared about.
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Wow wow wow. Trystan, where to start. When I first read his character I though eh pig, arrogant and rude! How could he be a main character. However, as I got to know him, I fell head over hells in love with him! As Emmy describes him "he was a kind, beautiful man with a tendency toward periodic assholery". He soon becomes to be this sweet, sensitive and gentle man! I laughed with him (cat and ghost that's all I'll say 😂) and I wanted to cry for him!
Emmy has a tough life, however her quick wit and sense of humour is amazing and refreshing! We don't know much about Emmy's past, which I thought was interesting, while we find out about Trystan's past quiet early on. Her friends are a breath of fresh air and amazing support.
This book didn't have an epilogue, however I don't think it needed one. I thought there was nothing missing. Everything just fit in perfectly.
Most books (even some of my favourite books) have parts in it that i think is unnecessary, or a cringe chapter that I skip through. This book has none of that!! I reread paragraphs because they were so amazing. Can't wait to read this book again!
If you're a fan of romance/romcom/chicklit (or whatever we're supposed to call it these days) but you're feeling slightly tired of the same old, same old, then fill your heart with Trystan and Emmy. It's fresh, sassy and surprising. Put some time aside, you'll want to read it in one sitting!
If the male lead was as Alpha as he was supposed to be then he should have been so fed up of being rejected and insulted constantly that he would move on gratefully.
There was of course, the obligatory gay friend plus best friend.