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Book 1: A Very Terrible Text Audiobook (Cider Cove Sweet RomCom)

Book 1: A Very Terrible Text Audiobook (Cider Cove Sweet RomCom)

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Sometimes the thumbs slip...

She’s finally joined the dating app everyone in Cider Cove is raving about…when she accidentally sends a message about wanting to meet up for a first date to her enemy.

Hillary:
I’ve been engaged twice now without becoming a bride, and let’s just say those failures have made me more career-focused than ever.

But I just hit the big 3-0 last year, and I’m feeling…lonely, despite the five best friends I share an enormous house with. I’ve drawn the short stick this time, and I’m dealing with the general contractor about fixing our perpetually leaking roof.

Joy.
Not.

Liam Graff is a complete beast—and our next-door neighbor—which only makes the way we sometimes gather at the upper floor windows to watch him mow his lawn shirtless a little embarrassing.

For him. Not us.

In order to cheer myself up, I join the dating app everyone in town can’t stop talking about, and I’ve been chatting back and forth with Mr. Hottie from one town over.

Great. No, really, it’s great. I’m great. He’s great.

Except I’ve also been texting with Liam about this blasted roof, and my invite for dinner in a slinky black dress goes to him instead of Mr. Hottie…

Before I can correct and explain myself, he responds with, What time should I pick you up?

That very terrible text may haunt me for the rest of my life…or change it completely.

Listen to the first audiobook in the Cider Cove Sweet RomCom series!

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What Readers are Saying

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I greatly enjoyed the banter, the whoops of the wrong person text, and the sweet pairing as these two learned to love each other. I loved how the author handled the past grief and hurts of both characters, the parental relationships and drama, and the tough choices of moving forward in a relationship when one person has a job offer across the country. A good quick read!” ~Eudora

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This was the cutest read focusing on liam and hillary who are neighbors, and is full of banter! you will love this read if you like a main female character with attitude, a male character with humor and patience, and a storyline that’s full of text messages!!” ~Nik

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A brand-new romantic comedy series that will have you laughing out loud, wishing you lived in the South, and swooning for all the Boys Next Door!

6 single roommates. One Big House in the suburbs of Charleston. 6 guys who either live or work right next door to our curvy heroines...

These couples don't particularly get along, but they're all dealing with the forced proximity issues - until they realize that the hot guy next door is actually really... sweet.

  • Book 1: A Very Terrible Text

    Sometimes the thumbs slip…


    She’s finally joined the dating app everyone in Cider Cove is raving about…when she accidentally sends a message about wanting to meet up for a first date to her enemy.

    Read now! 
  • Book 2: A Very Bad Bet

    Sometimes a wager only makes things more fun...

    She’s got seniority over the obnoxious grump next door, and she's determined to beat him out for the top job in their charming hometown. But a bold bet spins their rivalry into a flirty attraction that could change everything.

    Read now! 
  • Book 3: A Very Merry mess

    Sometimes the holidays are messy...

    Christmas is the season of joy, mistletoe, and, unfortunately for Ryanne, the pressure of bringing home a date. When she vents to Elliott, her best friend and co-manager at the small-town office supply store, he impulsively grabs her phone and texts her mother that they're dating.

    Date. Ing.

    Preorder now! 

Escape to the beach today with single moms, single dads, and that one old lady that knows everyone in town... This sweet and clean romance series is sure to have the heartfelt love stories and heartwarming women's fiction you're looking for. Travel to Hawthorne Harbor for these hometown heroes without leaving your house!

Read this series if you like: 

✔ Second chance romance

✔ Sweet Beach Reads

✔ Contemporary romance

✔ Later in life romance

✔ Friends to lovers romance

✔ Enemies to lovers romance

✔ Small-town romance

✔ Military romance

✔ Single-dad romance

Customer Reviews

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Julie C.
Loved it!!!

I'm sure we all can relate to having sent a terrible text. I know I'm guilty. Well, kind of. It was really autocorrect's fault! Hahaha! Oh the embarrassment. Thankfully it just went to a friend and we could laugh off what autocorrect thought I was trying to say and which I most definitely was NOT trying to say! Oh heavens! Now poor Hillary has a text that was sent, it was an intentional wording but her problem was that it sent to the wrong person. Which, I've had that happen too and it was fun and embarrassing! But was totally my phone's fault! Again!

Hillary was a little distracted and trying to message multiple people. Oopsy when the wrong text was sent to the next door neighbor whom she's been in a bit of a feud with. But yay that it did because it was marvelous and created a fun and entertaining story for us readers!

I've had this one sitting in my TBR and I kept thinking about it and wanting to read it. Well I was given the chance to read and review the next book in the series and decided that I needed to get this one out of my TBR pile and enjoy it! I'm soooo glad I did and wondering why in the world I didn't read it sooner! Elana Johnson is a very talented and gifted writer. I loved her characters and storyline and everything in between! Grab a copy and read it! You'll thank me later!!!

Content: Clean.

My own personal copy.

Happy Reading!!!

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Jessica

Another great book by my favorite author. I loved Hillary and Liam and their separate and together grumpiness. I loved all the potato swears too. Brilliant

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Sharon

A delightful story of finding love. Hillary Mays wasn’t looking for love. Liam Graff was a neighbor who tried to help others. Hillary lived with her college roommates. Liam was mowing at 7:00 on a Saturday morning and Hillary wanted to sleep in. This book keeps you laughing and keeps you wanting more. I love the characters and the author does a great job. This is a clean well written book and I received an ARC and I highly recommend reading it.

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Michaela H.

This was a nice start to a new rom com series. I liked the next door neighbor aspect. And that mowing scene was the best! These characters both went through some development personally and professionally. It was a very sweet read.

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Victoria P.

Hillary agreed with her roommates that Liam was super-hot but his determination to mow his lawn next door at 7:00 a.m. every Saturday morning was intolerable on her only day to sleep late and she let him know it. Didn’t change a thing! So she was mortified when she accidentally texted him and asked him on a date. Whoops! Amazingly, he accepted. This enemies-to-in love story about these two driven and somewhat cranky characters was filled with witty banter, humorous moments, and romance. A real delight! It kept me up all night turning pages.