Saturday, October 20, 2012

'Texting Tyler' Book Tour - Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the virtual book tour for 'Texting Tyler' by Rebecca Rembish!

YA Contemporary Romance
Title: Texting Tyler
Author - Rebecca Rembish

Date Published: 8/29/12


Christopher Clarke is the nicest guy Amy Fallon has ever met. He is handsome, smart, funny, an all-around great guy. Tyler Clarke is hot. So why is Amy, one of the smartest girls in school, so clueless when it comes to realizing who she is truly falling in love with? Or better yet, who’s falling in love with her.

Amy is forced to spend the week at her grandmother’s house in Arizona. She returns home to New York with a closer bond to her grandmother, with a best friend who she adores and with a boyfriend who she believes is everything she has ever dreamed of. After months of communication with the two new men in her life, things finally seem to be falling in to place for Amy. That is, until she starts to realize whom her heart is truly longing for. When she returns to Arizona almost a year later, things don’t go quite as planned when she is blindsided not only by the death of her grandmother, but learns the truth behind the text messages from Tyler. With time, and a little help from her grandmother’s memory we are able to see if her broken heart can heal and get Amy back on the course she was destined for.

**My thoughts**

This love story has its sweet moments. Chris and Amy are so lovely with each other. They have the ideal relationship, though neither one of them really quite understands it. They each make their own series of mistakes.

Amy has very low self esteem, so of course it is hard for her to fathom anyone being interested in her. I can completely understand how she would fall for Tyler and be confused by Chris. I can completely see something like this happening to a young girl. At the same time, you're yelling at her through the entire book, wondering how she could be so blind and naive.

Chris has never been able to live up to his brother's popular image, so he can't believe it when this beautiful girl pays attention to him. He goes to extremes to keep her in his life. You're also yelling at him through the whole book, for being stupid and carrying on his charade for too long.

 All of that yelling at the main characters aside, you're rooting for them the whole way, hoping that they can realize the truth. 

Read an excerpt:
I can’t wait.” Amy was genuinely excited.
They walked out to the parking lot and said their goodbyes.
See ya tomorrow!” Dana shouted to them as they were walking away.
Okay!” Amy yelled back. They had just left and she already couldn’t wait to see them again the next day.
They’re cool, right?” Chris asked.
Very,” Amy answered right away.
Chris puffed his chest out. “I knew you’d like them. I could tell they really liked you too.”
They waited by the car for Tyler, who took his time walking over to join them. He moved slowly, clicking the doors open with his key chain. They were all about to get in the car when Tyler turned to Chris.
Hey man chuck this for me.” Tyler held out the soda cup he was slurping on during the movie.
Chuck it yourself,” Chris said.
Then walk home,” Tyler said matter-of-factly.
Just give it to me.” Chris huffed as he took the soda cup from his brother and walked over to the trashcan.
Amy and Tyler got in to the car shutting the doors. She heard a click and looked over at Tyler who was laughing. “Watch this,” he said to her.
A moment later Chris came back and opened the door to the car. Clunk, it wouldn’t open.
Unlock the door,” Chris said through the window.
Tyler ignored him.
Open the door,” Chris said impatiently.
Tyler clicked the button back and forth quickly. Chris went to open the door. Clunk, it wouldn’t open.
Amy shifted uncomfortably in her seat. Tyler looked over at her and lifted his eyebrows at her as he continued to laugh.
Tyler, I swear to God man. Why you doing this?” Chris asked shaking his head.
Amy felt bad for him. Tyler continued to ignore him and started the car. Amy looked out the window at Chris giving him a sympathetic look. Tyler put the car in drive and drove forward a few feet. Chris walked forward a few feet and knocked on the window.
Come on man please,” Chris begged.
Tyler clicked the door and this time Chris was able to get in. “You’re such a puss Chris. I shoulda made you walk home.” Tyler laughed at him before turning the volume of the music up high so that no one was able to talk the entire ride home.
Amy felt her phone vibrate in her pocket and she slid the phone out to see a text from Chris.

Author Bio:
Rebecca Rembish is a stay at home mom to a mini super-hero. To help balance out her adventurous days with a pre-schooler and grown-up married life, she escapes by writing Young Adult Romantic Fiction. 

She is a compulsive nail biter, who makes daily trips to 7-11 for blueberry coffee. Rebecca grew up in Rockland County, New York, and now resides in New Jersey with her husband and son. Although Rebecca loves to text, amazingly, she and her husband of ten years have never once sent each other a text message. 
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I am laughing out loud as I read it!!! You are definitely yelling at the characters as you read, I wrote it and I was yelling at them! ;)Rebecca