Technically, You Started It
When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you’re talking to. Except there’s two of them (it’s a long story), and Haley thinks she’s talking to the one she doesn’t hate.
A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual obsessions, and Martin feels like Haley is the first person to really see who he is. Haley and Martin might be too awkward to hang out in real life, but over text, they’re becoming addicted to each other.
There’s just one problem: Haley doesn’t know who Martin is. And Martin doesn’t know that Haley doesn’t know. But they better figure it out fast before their meet-cute becomes an epic meet-disaster . . .
I adored this light, fluffy YA romance read. Then again, the whole mistaken identities trope is IT for me, so I was totally behind M saying he was the “good” Martin, and Haley thinking that’s the OTHER Martin. There are several times where you do really need to suspend disbelief, but hey – it’s a fun read.
My heart was also BREAKING for Martin at various points in this book once he realizes what’s happened. Like, it had me physically grabbing my chest trying to squish the pain out, or hold it in, I’m not sure. I am actually tearing up writing this review, and I finished reading this book a week ago. I am physically incapable of rating a book that touches me that deeply anything less than 5 stars, wacky and unbelievable hijinks aside. And he’s so adorable and just caught up in this teenage high school drama. Haley might have been a little unlikeable if she wasn’t such a giant introverted nerdball, and thus completely endeared herself to me for life.
Read this book if you love rom-coms and are willing to suspend disbelief in favor of a great story, and if you like to laugh, and maybe are a bit weird. 😉