Sunday, November 4, 2012

Texting Tyler: Tour Stop, Review

Title: Texting Tyler
Author: Rebecca Rembish
ISBN: 0615693903
Buy Now: Amazon - Smashwords

Goodreads Synopsis:

In a time where people rely on their cell phones for everything, a romance like this was bound to happen. 

Christopher Clarke is the nicest guy Amy Fallon has ever met. He is sixteen, 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, a best friend she adores, and a boyfriend she believes is everything she has ever dreamed of. 

After months of sporadic long distance texting, Amy’s infatuation with Tyler continues growing. She shares evening video chats with Chris, while convincing herself Tyler is the brother she truly cares for. 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. Amy is blindsided not only by the death of her grandmother, but she learns the truth behind the text messages from Tyler.


The title sounded so interesting and basically what we all do nowadays, we text, so a love story that started via text messages sounded really cute to me. I also loved the cover and synopsis.

What I didn't overly like about the book was the fact that it was a bit too cheesy and cliché at some points. I am also guessing it's targeting people younger than my age group, so maybe that's it? The main character was a little too spoilt for my taste as well. 

I really loved Chris's character, and enjoyed the story in general. Even with all the stuff I mentioned above, the story itself was not bad. It's one of those fun, lighthearted summer reads with conflicts and sibling rivalry. I am big on sibling rivalry, I am not sure why, maybe because I have quite a few siblings myself? I also enjoyed how Amy as a character grew, she did improve in temperament and was less snobby by the end of the book.

I am all for a cute romance, where things aren't what you expect or what they seem. I also love family time and spending time by the pool, so it all really added into a great setting for the story.

Rating: 3/5 


Author's 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.

Author Links: Twitter - Website


  1. The book sounds like a cute light read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for reading and reviewing! :) Rebecca