Book: Texting Under the Influence
Author: Cara Lockwood
Genre: Cosmo Red Hot Read
Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin
I Know You Want Me…
One last hookup. At least that's what graphic designer Jenna Cho has in mind when she texts her toxic-in-life but amazing-in-bed ex, Jax. When her gorgeous boss Jack responds to the booty call instead, Jenna learns exactly why a girl should never hit send after one too many vodka sodas. Still, faced with Jack's sexy grin and even sexier Irish accent, Jenna thinks maybe she messaged the right man after all—especially when he admits he's been hoping she'd make the first move…
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Jenna decides to drunkenly text her ex-boyfriend Jax for one last booty call. Jax was a horrible boyfriend who repeatedly betrayed her, but was good looking and delivered in the sack. Jenna accidentally texts Jack, her hot boss who responds to her out of nowhere sexy text and shows up at her house. The accidental text leads Jenna to a steamy encounter with Jack who turns out to be a better man than Jax in pretty much every way. The catch is that he is scheduled to move back to Dublin and work in his family's business and Jenna finds herself getting more attached than she planned.
This was a pretty quick read, and Jenna was an easy character to root for. Jack was an even easier character to like since his one "flaw" was that he fell in love to easily. There were things that worked out a little too easily and Jack was a little too perfect. However, there was no denying the chemistry between Jenna and Jack, and the story was enjoyable. I liked these characters and wanted good things to happen to them. I would read more by this author in the future. 3.5 stars
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review
Cara Lockwood is the bestselling author of a dozen novels, including , which was made into a Lifetime Original Movie, starring Denise Richards and Dean Cain. She's written the Bard Academy series for young adults, as well as books in other genres, including suspense, paranormal romance and romance. Her new project, a sizzling Super Romance from Harlequin takes place on a Kona coffee plantation on Hawaii, Cara's favorite place in the world.
Her father, who is Japanese-American, and her mother, whose ancestors hail from England, raised her near Dallas, Texas. Cara made multiple trips to Hawaii growing up, where she was often mistaken for a local. Cara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and worked for several years as a newspaper journalist for the . She’s also the founder of Edit My Novel. She lives near Chicago with her two daughters.