Jessie Taylor is furious when her roommate secretly posts her picture on the dating website LDS Lookup, furious, that is, until she spends all night instant messaging Ben Bratton, a man whose wit and warmth just might make Jessie forget the train wreck of her last romantic relationship. Their first date is a smashing success (literally), but Ben's overall awesomeness can't save Jessie from having to deal with Craig, her competitive coworker whose baiting behavior sets new standards for obnoxiousness. Determined to beat Craig at his own game, Jessie spends long office hours finishing projects and putting out fires, but while her performance wows her boss, it only makes Ben skittish, after a failed engagement to an up-and-coming lawyer, he's not about to pair up with someone who's married to her job. Will Jessie figure out how to be true to herself and take her big chance at love before it's gone with a click of the mouse?
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Twitterpatedby Melanie Jacobson
Twitterpated presents a fresh and humorous look at twenty-first century dating, where cyberspace collides with life to present a glimpse at romance. Its practicality sets it apart from many LDS fiction books. Many readers know how it feels to have an overwhelming job and little time for a social life, much like Jessie, the main character in the book. Melanie Jacobson somehow finds time for her characters to go through closet fashion raids, 500 calorie scoops of ice cream, and roommate bonding, even through the chaos of work. Girls who prefer chocolate to duck tape as a fix-it tool may enjoy this creative plot line, while still embarking on a greater journey. The book teaches forgiveness as well as the harsh consequences that come from trying too hard to prove one’s self. With its captivating dialogue and fresh ideas, Melanie Jacobson’s Twitterpated is a work of LDS fiction that deserves a place on your nightstand.
(Other books by Melanie Jacobson include Not My Type and The List.)
Sex/Nudity: Description of a male around girls with bathing suits or short skirts on; reference to the chastity line; several kisses between characters.
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Reviewed By Megan