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Dirty Letters 4 starsLove is everything It mattersthan fear,than death It transcends time I haven t read a book by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward in a while, but when I saw the cover for Dirty Letters I had to pick it up I m really glad I did, because I enjoyed this story a lot Luca and Griffin meet when they re children as pen pals Luca is in the USA and Griffin is in the UK, but through their letters, they become close friends and sort of grow up together When Luca goes through a tr 4 starsLove is everything It mattersthan fear,than death It transcends time I haven t read a book by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward in a while, but when I saw the cover for Dirty Letters I had to pick it up I m really glad I did, because I enjoyed this story a lot Luca and Griffin meet when they re children as pen pals Luca is in the USA and Griffin is in the UK, but through their letters, they become close friends and sort of grow up together When Luca goes through a tragedy during her senior year of high school, her entire life is changed Through all that, she doesn t only go through the hardest thing of her life, but she sort of ghosts Griffin and quits responding to his letters Almost ten years later, the two happen to reconnect This story is a journey We see so much growth in Luca, and I loved how patient and loving Griffin was with her I also enjoyed the way that the heroines condition was portrayed It wasn t something you see in every book Andi Arndt and Jacob Morgan narrated this audiobook and it was a joy to listen to I would definitely recommend the audio I loved the chemistry and connection of these characters and I especially enjoyed their friendship, as well as their romance I loved the friends to lovers pen pal aspect of Dirty Lovers and it stands to be repeated I really, really love this cover This story had a great balance of sexy, emotional, romantic, and even funny at times Another hit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward DIRTY LETTERS Is a full length stand alone, romance novel by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward Spoken in Dual Perspectives Mr cover hotty was just perfect Dirty Letters, was steamy and sexy, throw in some swoony moments and I inhaled this From start to finish I read this in one sitting, so easy to get into, hard to put down In the opening chapter we meet Twenty five year old Luca who is on her way to Manhatten to empty out her fathers apartment who has passed many a blue moon The thin DIRTY LETTERS Is a full length stand alone, romance novel by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward Spoken in Dual Perspectives Mr cover hotty was just perfect Dirty Letters, was steamy and sexy, throw in some swoony moments and I inhaled this From start to finish I read this in one sitting, so easy to get into, hard to put down In the opening chapter we meet Twenty five year old Luca who is on her way to Manhatten to empty out her fathers apartment who has passed many a blue moon The thing with Luca is that she suffers from anxiety which can bring on a panic attack any given time but usually occur when she s out of her comfort zone and surrounded by crowds So to say she s not looking forward to this moment in time is an understatement.It s whilst she s cleaning that she comes across an old letter, not just any old letter BUT a letter from her long lost pen pal Griffin These two started exchanging letters way back when they were just seven years old He was the one she could open up to, she could even go so far as saying that he became her best friend ,,.But things got in the way and she stopped writing him..No explanation..It had been close to eight years since they had exchanged letters But the thing was he never did..And this last letter she opens and readsHe was pissed..Going so far as to say that she sucked fastforward..She decides to write him back..And things between them get back on track..Neither know the other s name, neither know what each do for a living..So buckle up for a fun ride as these two reconnect, it all started over dirty words written in letters 2.5 StarsOverall Opinion Don t hate me friends I struggled with this one Lately, I ve been unable to read the way I had in the past, so when I do read I want it to be great I figured with practically nothing but raving reviews this would be a winner I should ve known better I hardly ever seem to get on with the books that have a lot of hype following them This just didn t work for me I never felt connected to either character, I absolutely didn t feel their connection to each other 2.5 StarsOverall Opinion Don t hate me friends I struggled with this one Lately, I ve been unable to read the way I had in the past, so when I do read I want it to be great I figured with practically nothing but raving reviews this would be a winner I should ve known better I hardly ever seem to get on with the books that have a lot of hype following them This just didn t work for me I never felt connected to either character, I absolutely didn t feel their connection to each other other than maybe friendship , I felt zero chemistry to where I didn t even find their sexy times to be all that.sexy, it had themes that should ve felt angsty but instead fell flat, the humor didn t even get me, and the ending left me with unanswered questions I was just bored Brief Summary of the Storyline This is Luca and Griffin s story When Luca s dad dies and she goes to clean out his apartment, she finds a letter from her childhood pen pal that is ranting about how much she sucks for stopping their correspondence Luca had been through some trauma to throw her life off track, but she never forgot Griffin or how important their relationship was to her They start writing again and reconnect in a big way There are some sweet and sad scenes, some sexy timesand they get a HEA ending.Point Of View POV This alternated between Luca and Griffin s POV.Overall Pace of Story Alright, it did feel really slow at times but I never skimmed.Instalove Yes I feel like we started after they had fallen in love and we didn t ever get to experience any of the development of feelings I think someof the old letters would ve gone a long way.H Hero rating 3.5 stars Griffin I liked him, but I felt like he was a little too beta for me A little too sweet and not enough grit to be the view spoiler rock star hide spoiler I come to expect.h heroine rating 3 stars Luca I found her contradictory at times, but she was sweet Just an okay 3 Stars for me.Sadness level Low, no tissues neededPush Pull Yes view spoiler The h pushes away, and I d say that the H is the main pursuer of the relationship hide spoiler Heat level Alright They have some okay tension, chemistry, and scenes but not so much it takes away from the story.Descriptive sex YesOW Other Woman OM Other Man drama NoSex scene with OW or OM NoCheating NoSeparation Yes view spoiler They are separated shortly, but there was no mention or suggestion of other partners during this time The H does say at the end that if he had to wait longer in their separation he might ve slept with another woman which I honestly found disturbing and unnecessary hide spoiler Possible Triggers Yes view spoiler Loss of a close friend in an accident off page , ptsd agoraphobia panic attacks on page , and loss of parents off page hide spoiler Closure This had what I would reluctantly call a HEA ending view spoiler they re getting married and she s pregnant hide spoiler , but I didn t feel like it was enough closure I had too many unanswered questions in the end about their future.Safety This one should be Safe for most safety gang readers view spoiler Does Not have cheating Does Not have a descriptive sex scene with OW OM Does have the h pushing the H away Does have a separation between the h and H Does Not have abuse Does have a HEA ending see above hide spoiler FIVE STARS ARC Generously Provided by AuthorsWe all have light and dark inside us, love We try to hide the darkness from others because we re afraid it will scare them away But your dark doesn t scare me, Luca It only makes me want to hold your hand and be your light until you can find your own again That s what people do when they re in love I won t always be able to give you your light back, because sometimes you need to find that within yourself, but I ll stand byFIVE STARS ARC Generously Provided by AuthorsWe all have light and dark inside us, love We try to hide the darkness from others because we re afraid it will scare them away But your dark doesn t scare me, Luca It only makes me want to hold your hand and be your light until you can find your own again That s what people do when they re in love I won t always be able to give you your light back, because sometimes you need to find that within yourself, but I ll stand by your side and hold your hand in the dark so things aren t so scary This book is EVERYTHING that is truly amazing about the writing duo of Penelope Ward Vi Keeland DIRTY LETTERS is going down as my absolute TOP FAVORITE by these two incredible authors It had so many things that I love in a good romance friends to lovers trope, a gorgeous British Rock God as the Hero, and some gut wrenching angst Griffin Marchese has all of the traits to make him one of the most unforgettable and beloved book boyfriends I instantly fell so hard for this beautiful character DIRTY LETTERS is a true page turner It s one of those books that you will want to immerse yourself in without any interruptions I am not exaggerating when I say it s unputdownable Griffin and Luca s story is so heartachingly beautiful and at times agonizingly angsty but it was so worth the pain I loved that they started off as childhood penpals and later became true soul mates.Here are my overall ratings Hero 5 Heroine 5Plot Angst 4.5Steam 5Chemistry Between Hero Heroine 5 Quite a few books are releasing this week, but DIRTY LETTERS is the one you should bump to the top of the list I HIGHLY recommend this onePrint TITLE DIRTY LETTERSAUTHOR Penelope Ward, Vi KeelandRELEASE DATE November 5, 2019GENRE New Adult Rockstar RomanceTHEMES TROPES Friends to LoversRATING 5 StarsCLIFFHANGER NoREAD MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG stares at the cover eyes glaze over wipes drool clears throat That guy on the cover is the hottest thing since Dragon s Breath pepper AhemSoDIRTY LETTERS is the new co authored friends to lovers rockstar romance by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland that I found utterly refreshin TITLE DIRTY LETTERSAUTHOR Penelope Ward, Vi KeelandRELEASE DATE November 5, 2019GENRE New Adult Rockstar RomanceTHEMES TROPES Friends to LoversRATING 5 StarsCLIFFHANGER NoREAD MY REVIEW ON THE BLOG stares at the cover eyes glaze over wipes drool clears throat That guy on the cover is the hottest thing since Dragon s Breath pepper AhemSoDIRTY LETTERS is the new co authored friends to lovers rockstar romance by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland that I found utterly refreshing The heroine is agoraphobic, that first reared its ugly head after her best friend died in a fire at a concert And there, of course, is also survivor s guilt When Luca was seven years old she became pen pals with a boy in England They became best friends and confidantes over the years, their honesty one of the most remarkable features of their friendship Until the fire.Luca was in her senior year when she ghosted Griffin Griffin, now a famous rockstar known as Cole Archer, lets her know how he feels about this in a petty letter eighteen years later I have to say, I was happy to see how fast Griffin forgave Luca For a few months these two communicate only by letter and they find back into their easy friendship with the addition of a growing attraction But Griffin, who has learned the hard way that fame comes at a price, cherishes the fact that Luca doesn t know who he is Money and fame couldn t buy happiness, and I was starting to think I d trade thousands of women wearing my face on their chests for one woman resting her face on my chest at night I have so much love for all the characters in this book Griffin was a great guy, an amazing friend and a patient, understanding boyfriend who was totally besotted with his girl, how he held on when things got rough, never letting her down The way Luca s debilitating condition was portrayed made her relatable and my heart ached for her because, really, when you can t go out of the house without fearing a panic attack, how do you deal with rabid fans and press and paps The despair because you re trapped in your headwhat do you have to offer except your heart It will never be perfect It will never not be scary So if you re waiting for this to not feel terrifying, it never will There will be hard times But there will be amazing ones, too You have to decide whether we re worth the hardships In the end, it s going to come down to one thing whether love is enough Lastly, there is Doc, Luca s therapist, who was simply the sweetest In my mind he looked like Doc Brown from Back to the Future He is Luca s rock and I loved how he showed up with a borrowed RV and took his patient on an unforgettable, life changing road trip.Dirty Letters packs a good portion of steam and a mountain of emotions and a lot of material to think about I love that these two authors always put their own stamp on a story and make it refreshing and original I enjoyed every minute, every word, every decision these characters made were with the love for the other one in mind and that s what true romance is The epilogue was with a tiny caveat sweet and I was so happy to see Luca and Griffin getting their well deserved happy ever after You can t go wrong picking this up I won t always be able to give you your light back, because sometimes you need to find that within yourself, but I ll stand by your side and hold your hand in the dark so things aren t so scary 2.5 STARS In case I wasn t clear, love is enough for me, Luca But you have to let me love youIt took me two days to read this book Why Because I m fairly certain that I spent an entire day staring at that cover Can we talk about that cover for a hot second Because mother of ovaries That cover is everything.Suffice it to say, with a cover like that I was really hoping to love this book And I was seriously bummed that I didn t I will say that this is ultimatelybecause of 2.5 STARS In case I wasn t clear, love is enough for me, Luca But you have to let me love youIt took me two days to read this book Why Because I m fairly certain that I spent an entire day staring at that cover Can we talk about that cover for a hot second Because mother of ovaries That cover is everything.Suffice it to say, with a cover like that I was really hoping to love this book And I was seriously bummed that I didn t I will say that this is ultimatelybecause of personal preference and bias rather than anything with the book itself Clearly I m the black sheep and so many loved this one I wanted to be one of those that loved it too, but unfortunately it just wasn t my cuppa.If you re a fan of sweet, slow paced and character driven romance, you ll definitely want to try this one As for me Well, it just didn t work I didn t even mind the insta love vibes, which speaks to how likable the characters are Where it began to lose me was in the pacing The story dragged in parts and almost felt like filler in others Where the pen pal letters was a sweetly unique addition at first when Luca and Griffin were young, it quickly took a turn to cheesy and almost cringey when they were older The supposedly sexy parts didn t feel sexy at all, and were justwellodd I loved the budding relationship through letters that Luca and Griffin shared when they were younger But admittedly I struggled to connect with them in their adulthood The chemistry was just missing for me Ultimately, it just didn t feel like a story meant for a full book andlike a novella It was cute, sweet and with plenty of emotional parts It just wasn t enough to grab my interest and hold it I found myself skimming through the majority of the book Do I think most would enjoy it Absolutely Sadly this was a case of me and my own personal preferences, so take this review with a grain of salt ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on Oh my god these letters are so freaking cringey I freaking can t they go from oh I haven t talked to you in 8 years how are you to have you ever had an orgasm soooo fast and it s so awkward Also, why are both of these characters so stalker ish, it s not a good look Both of them annoy me so bad honestly, idk how I finished this one. Ok, I m so upset I m just not connecting with this at all I don t know if my expectations are just too high or what But I can t get into this and keep switching to read other books instead Putting this on hold for now at 34% not sure if I ll come back to this one or not.Edit that cover model can write me pen pal letters ANY day I have no idea what this is but I need it Ok, I m so upset I m just not connecting with this at all I don t know if my expectations are just too high or what But I can t get into this and keep switching to read other books instead Putting this on hold for now at 34% not sure if I ll come back to this one or not.Edit that cover model can write me pen pal letters ANY day I have no idea what this is but I need it I D Never Forgotten Him A Man I D Yet To MeetGriffin Quinn Was My Childhood Pen Pal, The British Boy Who Couldn T Have Been Different From Me Over The Years, Through Hundreds Of Letters, We Became Best Friends, Sharing Our Deepest, Darkest Secrets And Forming A Connection I Never Thought Could BreakUntil One Day It DidThen, Out Of The Blue, A New Letter Arrived A Scathing One One With Eight Years Of Pent Up Anger I Had No Choice But To Finally Come Clean As To Why I Stopped WritingGriffin Forgave Me, And Somehow We Were Able To Rekindle Our Childhood Connection Only Now We Were Adults, And That Connection Had Grown To A Spark Our Letters Quickly Went From Fun To Flirty To Downright Dirty, Revealing Our Wildest Fantasies So It Only Made Sense That We Would Take Our Relationship To The Next Level And See Each Other In PersonOnly Griff Didn T Want To Meet He Asked That I Trust Him And Said It Was For The Best But I Wanted Griff, In The Flesh So I Took A Big Chance And Went Looking For Him People Have Done Crazier Things For LoveBut What I Found Could Change Everything


About the Author: Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a 1 New York Times, 1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty six languages She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.Stop by and meet Vi in her private reader group on Facebook


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