Monday, January 17, 2011

Goodnight Tweetheart

Goodnight Tweetheart is the first contemporary romance by Teresa Medeiros. From the back cover.~


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 about?

Trending Topic: True Love

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-a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation.

Goodnight Tweetheart is the first book by Teresa Medeiros I’ve read. I know she is famous for her historical romances, and after reading Goodnight Tweetheart, I will have to go back and read her back list. I follow Teresa on Twitter and had seen Goodnight Tweetheart was coming out. Since I knew the majority of the book was told almost entirely in tweets, I was intrigued to read this book.

I thoroughly enjoyed Goodnight Tweetheart. I will admit I was a bit worried about Abby in the beginning of the book. She was depressed and even seemed to be to the point of being afraid to leave her apartment…you know except to run to Starbucks for her daily frappuccino fix. Once Abby joined Twitter and made friends with Mark, she started to want to have a life again. As Mark tweets her pictures of his travels, Abby starts writing again, and finally gets past the dreaded Chapter Five. Abby and Mark are growing closer as each day passes, until Mark drops a bombshell on Abby. Abby is not only mad at Mark for dropping his bombshell, she is also very hurt, as she had really started to trust him.

Goodnight Tweetheart is a fast-paced and fun romance story. I’m really hoping for more books along this line from Teresa Medeiros. I would love a sequel for Mark and Abby so we find out more about them. I also would love to see Abby’s best friend Margo get her own book. Margo was a fun secondary character in this story, and I really would love to read her story.

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