Tuesday, July 19, 2011

REVIEW: Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros

Title: Goodnight Tweetheart
Author: Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Gallery
Publication Date: January, 2011
Paperback: 222 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 9/10

Description: New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros absolutely dazzles in this quick-witted, laugh-out-loud funny, and highly moving love story that will set readers’ hearts atwitter.

Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah’s stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she’s intrigued. What’s all the fuss?

Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, “MarkBaynard"—a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical—Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?

Or is he?

Told almost entirely in tweets and DMs, Goodnight Tweetheart is a truly modern take on a classic tale of love and loss—a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation.

My Thoughts: In today’s technologically advanced world, love finds us no matter where we are. Those of us who are highly skilled in all things Twitter will relate to Abby and Mark and for those of us who aren’t so knowledgeable in all things Twitter will still relate to Abby and Mark. I found myself drawn to this book by the title and though I’m not an advanced “Tweeter” as other people are, this story is still easy to get into.

I loved how each Twitter conversation between Mark and Abby starts with the question “what are you wearing,” which elicits some humorous responses and ends with a goodnight round robin volleying back and forth until Mark ends it with “Goodnight Tweetheart.”

I could not put this book down. Like Abby, I eagerly anticipated what Mark Baynard would say next and find out where in the world he was traveling to next. I loved how his wit and charm draw Abby out of her slump and she begins writing again with his daily encouragement.

Overall, I loved this book but I struggled with the rating. I felt the ending left me a little flat. There should have been more, giving the reader a little closure. Still, this book is a solid A- that will charm the reader, bring a smile to their face and a laugh to their soul.

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