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New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros absolutely dazzles in this quick-witted, laugh-out-loud funny, and highly moving love story that will set readers' hearts atwitter. Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that foll New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros absolutely dazzles in this quick-witted, laugh-out-loud funny, and highly moving love story that will set readers' hearts atwitter. Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah'stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she's intrigued. What's all the fuss? Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, "MarkBaynard", a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical, Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?Or is he? Told almost entirely in tweets and DMs, Goodnight Tweetheart is a truly modern take on a classic tale of love and loss, a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation.


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New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros absolutely dazzles in this quick-witted, laugh-out-loud funny, and highly moving love story that will set readers' hearts atwitter. Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that foll New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros absolutely dazzles in this quick-witted, laugh-out-loud funny, and highly moving love story that will set readers' hearts atwitter. Abigail Donovan has a lot of stuff she should be doing. Namely writing her next novel. A bestselling author who is still recovering from a near Pulitzer Prize win and the heady success that follows Oprah'stamp of approval, she is stuck at Chapter Five and losing confidence daily. But when her publicist signs her up for a Twitter account, she's intrigued. What's all the fuss? Taken under the wing of one of her Twitter followers, "MarkBaynard", a quick witted, quick-typing professor on sabbatical, Abby finds it easy to put words out into the world 140 characters at a time. And once she gets a handle on tweets, retweets, direct messages, hashtags, and trends, she starts to feel unblocked in writing and in life. After all, why should she be spending hours in her apartment staring at her TweetDeck and fretting about her stalled career when Mark is out there traveling the world and living?Or is he? Told almost entirely in tweets and DMs, Goodnight Tweetheart is a truly modern take on a classic tale of love and loss, a Griffin and Sabine for the Twitter generation.

30 review for Goodnight Tweetheart

  1. 4 out of 5

    Vinaya

    I was feeling a little restless last night, so I decided I'd give Teresa Madeiros another chance. I'm not sure what made me pick up Goodnight Tweetheart, considering I absolutely HATED her other book, The Devil Wears Plaid. (You should totally go read that review, I think it's one of my best! ) Anyway, for whatever reason, I decided I'd give Goodnight Tweetheart a chance, and oh boy, was I blown away! One of the things I really regret is that I seem to have more or less lost my taste for romance. I was feeling a little restless last night, so I decided I'd give Teresa Madeiros another chance. I'm not sure what made me pick up Goodnight Tweetheart, considering I absolutely HATED her other book, The Devil Wears Plaid. (You should totally go read that review, I think it's one of my best! ) Anyway, for whatever reason, I decided I'd give Goodnight Tweetheart a chance, and oh boy, was I blown away! One of the things I really regret is that I seem to have more or less lost my taste for romance. It takes a very, very awesome book to make me feel all gooey and happy, instead of homicidal. Goodnight Tweetheart was that book. Abby Donovan is a one-hit wonder, an author who almost won the Pulitzer for her first book, but hasn't been able to produce anything since. At a point where her self esteem is hitting rock bottom, her agent tries to shore up her popularity by signing her up for a Twitter account. Almost immediately, she begins a Twitter friendship with a guy known as Mark Baynard. Mark tells her that he is an English Lit professor who's on sabbatical and travelling around Europe while trying to write the 'Mediocre American Novel'. Their relationship progresses from random Tweets to DMs (Direct Messaging, for the Tweet-tard) to online dates and eventually, a strange sort of loving intimacy. This book was SO AWESOME. For one thing, both the main characters were funny and witty. When you have a book where the relationship develops entirely through the use of words, it's hard to use the standard romance formula of 'hot guy seduces secretly pretty girl with his hard abs and bulging er... masculinity and makes her fall in love with him, whereupon they live happily ever after'. This book follows none of those tropes. Not. One. For a large part of the book, neither Abby nor Mark know exactly how the other person looks. Their interaction and developing intimacy come about almost entirely through their Twitter chats. This gives both the characters, and the reader, a chance to know more about the person inside, rather than focusing on the physical appearance and actions of the character. The Tweets are adorable, funny, filled with pop culture references (which may annoy some people, but I found it charming) and occasionally sexy. Being of a somewhat anal bent of mind, I often found myself doing a character count on their Tweets to check if they were 140 or less, but to my surprise, they always were! Phew, I do NOT envy the author that task, but I salute her for making it work. I found myself laughing out loud at several instances, and I must admit, I've fallen a little bit in love with both Abby and Mark. The social networking angle of their relationship resonated particularly with me. I'm online practically 24/7. So much so that I sometimes wonder if I even have a life outside of the virtual. I know several people online that I've never met in real life, but whom I would count as friends anyway, because the internet is conducive to that sort of intimacy across borders. Everybody is aware of the dissociative nature of the internet, and its ability to successfully disguise predators, trolls and simple liars. But on the other hand, it has this amazing capacity to bring together and unite people who would have never been able to find each other otherwise. And reading this book gives you the warm buzz that the good side of the internet can induce in people like me. In another twist from the regular romance HEAs, this book doesn't end on a hearts-and-flowers, all-ends-tied-in-a-bow note. In fact, it is so open-ended, it made me very, very indignant. I mean, I can cuddle the knowledge that this is a romance novel, and things will end up rainbows and sunshine forever for our couple, but if it ain't actually in the book, it didn't happen. And I wanted to dislike that, I really did, because what's the point of a romance that doesn't leave you heaving a happy sigh? But again, I couldn't. The ending was so cute and it made me a little misty and left me with a confused little ball of emotions, and I'm not used to being challenged by the ending of a romance novel, but it was an interesting experience, in a good way. So. I think you should read it. Even if you aren't a regular romance reader, and especially if you think romances can't bring anything new to the genre, you MUST read it. It's a small, heart-warming book, and I absolutely loved it, and oh please, give it a chance because it totally deserves it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Quick read + meet cute = romance for 21st Century. 3.5 stars. How's this for a review in less than 140 characters?! Quick read + meet cute = romance for 21st Century. 3.5 stars. How's this for a review in less than 140 characters?!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)

    I feel like I'm in the minority here, because most of the reviews are 4 and 5 stars, however this one left something to be desired for me. The concept of the book was really cute, and I love books told through twitter/IM formats, so I was excited about this one. The biggest problem I had with it was the insta-love! It was IMMEDIATE that these two characters started flirting without knowing anything about each other, and then just jumped right on into this twitter relationship, which felt weird t I feel like I'm in the minority here, because most of the reviews are 4 and 5 stars, however this one left something to be desired for me. The concept of the book was really cute, and I love books told through twitter/IM formats, so I was excited about this one. The biggest problem I had with it was the insta-love! It was IMMEDIATE that these two characters started flirting without knowing anything about each other, and then just jumped right on into this twitter relationship, which felt weird to me. Some of the flirting was really heavy handed and blunt, and if some stranger were tweeting me the same things from the get go, I wouldn't have replied to them, because it's creepy. Overall, this is a very straightfoward story about our two main characters developing feelings for each other, with one twist at the end and a very open ending. If you're looking for something light without much depth, this may be a good choice for you. I read it in about 2 hours.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ronyell

    LOVE TWITTER STYLE! After some urging from my friends and seeing a brief look at this book from one of the last books I had read from Teresa Medeiros, I just had to check out Teresa Medeiros’ latest book “Goodnight Tweetheart” and I was amazed at the concept of this book! “Goodnight Tweetheart” is definitely a great book for romance novel fans of the “Twitter” generation! Abigail Donovan is a struggling writer who is trying to finish her latest book, but she could never find the right things LOVE TWITTER STYLE! After some urging from my friends and seeing a brief look at this book from one of the last books I had read from Teresa Medeiros, I just had to check out Teresa Medeiros’ latest book “Goodnight Tweetheart” and I was amazed at the concept of this book! “Goodnight Tweetheart” is definitely a great book for romance novel fans of the “Twitter” generation! Abigail Donovan is a struggling writer who is trying to finish her latest book, but she could never find the right things to say in her new novel! However, when her publicist decides to give Abigail her own Twitter account, Abigail is amused by this as she had never used Twitter before. Afterwards, however, as Abigail begins to get the hang of having a Twitter account, she meets a strange man online named Mark Baynard who claims that he is an English professor on sabbatical and it was then that she and Mark began twittering away with each other! However, when things get really personal between Mark and Abigail, Abigail will soon discover some secrets about Mark that might destroy her relationship with him forever! Wow! I never would have thought that Teresa Medeiros would write a romance novel that deals with internet love! Teresa Medeiros has done a great job at writing this novel as it deals with the trials of internet love and also tries to set up a love story where Twitter is a huge central point of the plot! I really enjoyed the way that the writing is set up as a way you would chat with a person on Twitter and some of my favorite dialogues in this novel included: “MarkBaynard: Why? Thanks to me, you’re up to 1075 Followers! Abby_Donovan: Followers…stalkers…predators…it’s all semantics. MarkBaynard: Only when it comes to getting the restraining orders. Abby_Donovan: Do you know how many people I’ve had to Block in the past two days? MarkBaynard: 452? Abby_Donovan: I’ve gotten dozens of dirty tweets, 4 marriage proposals & an exorcism chant from a voodoo priest who wants to drive out my sexual demons.” I also really loved the characters in this novel, especially Abigail Donovan and Mark Baynard! Abigail Donovan is a heroine that I truly can relate to as she is a struggling writer who is trying to finish her book except that her life has so many hardships including the death of her father and dealing with her mother’s mental illness. I like seeing how Abigail can get really witty and funny whenever she is typing to Mark since it shows how hilarious and clever she truly is. Now, Mark Baynard was a hero that I truly felt sympathy for by the end of the book (I will not tell you about Mark’s character at the end of this novel, but you will definitely sympathize with his character!) and I loved the way that he chatted with Abigail as he is just as witty and hilarious as Abigail is and I found them to be a really cute couple! I also loved the dialogues being shared between Abigail and Mark as they make some fun of the events going on currently in the world such as discussing about singers like Britney Spears and the Kardashians. The reason why I gave this book a four star rating is because even though I thought it was really creative seeing this book being written in Twitter format, I am one of those readers who enjoy romance novels where characters are actually having a “physical” relationship with each other, rather than having a romance on the internet. I guess I am not used to “internet love” type of books since I have been reading romance novels where characters are physically seeing each other for many years and this is a new subject for me to take in a romance novel. Also, the book was a bit too short since I felt that the ending of this novel was a bit abrupt and I wanted to see more from Abigail and Mark. Overall, “Goodnight Tweetheart” is a great romance novel for the current generation and anyone who loves Twitter and romance novels will definitely get into this book! I like to thank my Goodreads friend Autumn for recommending me this book! Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  5. 5 out of 5

    Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*

    I was rather apprehensive when one of my favourite historical romance authors, Teresa Medeiros, announced that she was writing a contemporary novel, GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART, and not only that, but the hero and heroine communicate with each other entirely through Twitter. But to my surprise, I discovered a heart-warming romance tinged with a little sadness; an absolute gem! Four years ago, Abby Donovan was riding high, the author of a best-selling first novel which had come close to winning the Pulit I was rather apprehensive when one of my favourite historical romance authors, Teresa Medeiros, announced that she was writing a contemporary novel, GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART, and not only that, but the hero and heroine communicate with each other entirely through Twitter. But to my surprise, I discovered a heart-warming romance tinged with a little sadness; an absolute gem! Four years ago, Abby Donovan was riding high, the author of a best-selling first novel which had come close to winning the Pulitzer Prize. Now writing her second novel, she can't seem to get past Chapter 5. Her confidence slowly ebbing away, the last thing she wants is for her publicist to sign her up for a Twitter account in the hope of raising Abby's public profile. Curiosity prompts her to type her first tweets and she quickly receives a response from one Mark Baynard, an English Literature professor on sabbatical leave and traveling around Europe. She's quickly drawn into a quick fire exchange with Mark with whom she feels very much at ease. Her life takes on new meaning and soon they are flirting and sharing cyberspace dates. Abby is ready to move on to the next stage of their relationship, meeting Mark in person. But what will her reaction be when Mark is forced to reveal the truth about himself? I must confess that I have never used Twitter in my life and so I was a bit worried that my lack of knowledge might spoil my enjoyment of the book. No problem because, like Abby, I learnt all I needed to know about Twitter from Mark's tweets! The tweeting seems so spontaneous and Ms Medeiros does an amazing job of bringing Abby and Mark to life through their exchanges. I never would have believed that a cyberspace date could feel so romantic! I love all the references to classic TV series, movies and books and, in particular, the way they start each session with Mark asking, What are you wearing? One of my favourite replies is: Abby_Donovan: Coffee-stained sweats and the hat Audrey Hepburn wore to the races in MY FAIR LADY. You? MarkBaynard: Cary Grant's tuxedo from INDISCREET and the rubber Ronald Reagan mask Patrick Swayze wore in POINT BLANK. It‘s a lovely touch as well when Mark always says Goodnight Tweetheart at the end of each session. I also adore Abby's friend, Margo, who's glamorous but down to earth and witty. She has some really funny lines and this is one of my favorites: Abbey frowned. "Is it possible to have sex in a hundred and forty characters or less?" Margo rolled her eyes. "If you'd dated some of the men I have, you'd know it's possible to have sex in one hundred forty seconds or less." Refreshingly different, GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART is a charming, tender and funny story, which proves that love will always find a way. http://www.theromancereviews.com/view... This book was originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews

  6. 4 out of 5

    Joy

    As a avid, regular Twitter user myself, I figured this novel would be right up my street and it was! It's a clever premise - 2 people meet on Twitter, one is an author trying to write her second book after having had a successful first one. I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say, if you like love stories, this is a great one! It's well written, occasionally very funny and sometimes heartbreaking. I really liked it and recommend it highly! As a avid, regular Twitter user myself, I figured this novel would be right up my street and it was! It's a clever premise - 2 people meet on Twitter, one is an author trying to write her second book after having had a successful first one. I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say, if you like love stories, this is a great one! It's well written, occasionally very funny and sometimes heartbreaking. I really liked it and recommend it highly!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lyuda

    4.5 stars. March 1, 2016 Update: Teresa Medeiros posted an epilogue to Goodnight Tweetheart on her website. it provided a closure for me. March 14, 2014: The book had such a unique concept- 75% of it was Twitter feed between two lonely people reaching crossroads of their lives. It worked beautifully. The conversations are out loud funny, poignant and moving. It all started when the heroine’s agent in order to revive her client’s flagging writing carrier asked her to create a Twitter account to reach 4.5 stars. March 1, 2016 Update: Teresa Medeiros posted an epilogue to Goodnight Tweetheart on her website. it provided a closure for me. March 14, 2014: The book had such a unique concept- 75% of it was Twitter feed between two lonely people reaching crossroads of their lives. It worked beautifully. The conversations are out loud funny, poignant and moving. It all started when the heroine’s agent in order to revive her client’s flagging writing carrier asked her to create a Twitter account to reach more audience. The hero was one of the first respondents to her tweet. The only thing that made me not to give the book 5 stars is the ending. I wish it was not that ambiguous…

  8. 5 out of 5

    Arna

    This story is told in mostly tweets and Direct messages as Abby, a writer who joins Twitter after a push from her publicist stumbled across Mark who offers to take Abby under his wing and show Abby the world of Twitter their friendship quickly blossoms into something more. I did find it weird that these two starting flirting instantly with the first message being ‘flirty’ I think most would find it creepy? I know I certainly would of! This book did take an expected turn, which being a thriller l This story is told in mostly tweets and Direct messages as Abby, a writer who joins Twitter after a push from her publicist stumbled across Mark who offers to take Abby under his wing and show Abby the world of Twitter their friendship quickly blossoms into something more. I did find it weird that these two starting flirting instantly with the first message being ‘flirty’ I think most would find it creepy? I know I certainly would of! This book did take an expected turn, which being a thriller lover I really enjoyed and it had me more invested in the outcome of this love story. Overall, this is a quick, quirky read. If you’re looking for something light this may be for you!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Truly enjoyable. Thanks Lyuda for the recommendation!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Georgie-who-is-Sarah-Drew

    3.5 stars rounded up A sweet/bittersweet, funny story, told very straightforwardly. No sub-plots, no faffing around - just two MCs falling in love in spite of...well, read the book & find out. Works really well.

  11. 4 out of 5

    extraordinary ordinary whimsy

    I call this book the slump slayer. It's wickedly funny, light, and fast-paced. Don't do Twitter? Don't worry, neither do I. Because honestly you don't have to be a fan of Twitter to enjoy the delicious banter, flirtation, and dialogue full of pop culture references. I call this book the slump slayer. It's wickedly funny, light, and fast-paced. Don't do Twitter? Don't worry, neither do I. Because honestly you don't have to be a fan of Twitter to enjoy the delicious banter, flirtation, and dialogue full of pop culture references.

  12. 5 out of 5

    ~Megan~

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This was a five star read until the very end! I laughed out loud reading this book....I also cried reading this book. For that alone, it would be worth five stars. I just.....wanted more of a resolution at the end. It disappointed me so greatly that I was thinking about it for hours. Just FYI, here's how the story ends for me: Mark fully recovers. He and Abby gain full custody of his son from the ex. They live happily ever after. I always feel so torn with books like this that have ambiguous end This was a five star read until the very end! I laughed out loud reading this book....I also cried reading this book. For that alone, it would be worth five stars. I just.....wanted more of a resolution at the end. It disappointed me so greatly that I was thinking about it for hours. Just FYI, here's how the story ends for me: Mark fully recovers. He and Abby gain full custody of his son from the ex. They live happily ever after. I always feel so torn with books like this that have ambiguous endings. Sometimes it's okay with me, but with this book I was just fully emotionally invested and I craved a happier ending. Even a two paragraph epilogue would have satisfied me. ETA: Just read the bonus epilogue to this book on Medeiros' site, and *sigh*, it is just what the book needed! I think it raised the read to a 5 star for me....just reading that short epilogue had me tearing up and took me right back into what I loved so much about the book. The humor, the pop culture references, and the sweet/cute factor that was just off the charts. I highly recommend you read this book WITH the epilogue.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Amy Sheridan

    My actual rating would be 2.5 stars, but I'm nice and rounding up. you know that friend who's in luuuuuuurrrrvvvveee after meeting a guy once? The friend who comes up with elaborate fantasies of dates with some guy she barely knows? That's this book. It seemed like there wasn't sufficient character development for me to have a reason to like any of the characters. Or maybe I'm just one of those girls whose gag reflex is activated by words like "tweetheart" and the idea of a twitter date - I mean, My actual rating would be 2.5 stars, but I'm nice and rounding up. you know that friend who's in luuuuuuurrrrvvvveee after meeting a guy once? The friend who comes up with elaborate fantasies of dates with some guy she barely knows? That's this book. It seemed like there wasn't sufficient character development for me to have a reason to like any of the characters. Or maybe I'm just one of those girls whose gag reflex is activated by words like "tweetheart" and the idea of a twitter date - I mean, really? Their whole relationship is played out via Twitter? It doesn't occur to anyone to take it to email or IM? Also, how did they even get hooked up on Twitter to begin with? How would he have seen her tweets if he wasn't following her (and he wouldn't have been following her since he didn't know who she was)? I will say that Mark's revelation was definitely unexpected, and the writing was good, it just left some to be desired. If you're looking for a fluffy, light read, or if you're a fan of Katherine Heigl movies, this could be the book for you.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    4 ½ stars. Wow! What a great story! Teresa Medeiros always produces the very best books, and this shorter book is no exception. I didn’t even know if I was going to “get it” because I have no idea about Twitter. I don’t tweet, so didn’t know anything about it, but not to worry, if you don’t either you won’t be lost in this book. This truly is “A Love Story in 140 Characters or Less.” Sort of a Sleepless in Seattle meets Twitter, except based in reality. Can Abigail Donovan (a struggling, but onc 4 ½ stars. Wow! What a great story! Teresa Medeiros always produces the very best books, and this shorter book is no exception. I didn’t even know if I was going to “get it” because I have no idea about Twitter. I don’t tweet, so didn’t know anything about it, but not to worry, if you don’t either you won’t be lost in this book. This truly is “A Love Story in 140 Characters or Less.” Sort of a Sleepless in Seattle meets Twitter, except based in reality. Can Abigail Donovan (a struggling, but once famous writer) and Mark Baynard (a college English Lit Professor on sabbatical) find love via Twitter? They are going to try… but how much they tweet is actually true? I love this book and I hope you will too!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    Abigail Donovan is an Author who is down on her luck. It has been a while since her first novel was chosen as one of Oprah’s book picks. Now, Abigail can't get anyone to come to her book signings. Instead she is asked to dress up in bunny costume and reading another author’s book to children. If Abigail can't finish her next book she will be out of a job. Now here is where it begins. Abigail’s agent signed her up for a Twitter account. She knows nothing about twitter but is still willing to give Abigail Donovan is an Author who is down on her luck. It has been a while since her first novel was chosen as one of Oprah’s book picks. Now, Abigail can't get anyone to come to her book signings. Instead she is asked to dress up in bunny costume and reading another author’s book to children. If Abigail can't finish her next book she will be out of a job. Now here is where it begins. Abigail’s agent signed her up for a Twitter account. She knows nothing about twitter but is still willing to give it a shot. While jumping on Twitter for the first time is where she meets Mark Baynard. Mark is a total pro on Twitter. Since Abigail needs a crash course Mark will show her the ropes. Soon Abigail and Mark are carrying on conversations that are absolutely hilarious. This is the first book I have read by Teresa Medeiros and I loved it! I loved the fact it had to deal with Twitter. *grins* Goodnight Tweetheart will captivate you. It's not only funny and romantic, but emotional at parts. I cried. Although there is break your heart crying and happy crying don't let that put you off. It is an excellent read. I can't say enough how much I loved this book. It touched my heart and made love the characters. You will get a complete surprise. As they are tweeting you kinda get the feeling that something is going on but you will love it because it is all apart of the mystery in there conversations. I really felt a connection to Abigail and Mark. Both were actually very appealing. I was totally rooting for them to meet and get together. Mark was a sweetheart himself. The connection they shared was genuine. The ending was great. I would recommend this book. Now that I have been introduced to this talented author, I am looking forward to reading more books she has written and the ones she will continue to write.Goodnight Tweetheart is a must read!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Greta is Erikasbuddy

    So sweet, So ewwy gooey, So rich.... Must... go... to... dentist.... to get teeth filled from cavities. Ahhhs.... This book could be a Lifetime movie... or it could even be a big screen movie. It was definitely a RomCom and while there's nothing wrong with that I have to admit that I probably wouldn't sit through it. (only because I'm me -- but I'm sure my mom would love it) Struggling to complete her 2nd novel Abby Donovan has a twitter account created for her by her publicist in order to snag mor So sweet, So ewwy gooey, So rich.... Must... go... to... dentist.... to get teeth filled from cavities. Ahhhs.... This book could be a Lifetime movie... or it could even be a big screen movie. It was definitely a RomCom and while there's nothing wrong with that I have to admit that I probably wouldn't sit through it. (only because I'm me -- but I'm sure my mom would love it) Struggling to complete her 2nd novel Abby Donovan has a twitter account created for her by her publicist in order to snag more readers and let her fans know she's still around. After getting on twitter and trying it out she meets Mark, an English Lit professor on sabbatical. This book is a relationship through tweets. I found this almost as a beginners manuel for Twitter, felt the characters should have been older than their late 20s to early 30s, and had a hard time believing that a dude would call his Blackberry his Crackberry (even though my husband reassured me that men do say that... maybe I don't get out enough lolz) It's a cute book and I liked how short it was but it just wasn't for me. I would however recommend it to my Mom, Grandma, and anyone out there that liked the movie "Sleepless in Seattle" or "You got Mail". I probably would have liked it better if this book was more like "The Lakehouse" and the tweets were going back in time to a Beefy Highlander ;) But that's just me ;P

  17. 4 out of 5

    Autumn

    i have just finished the book so the emotions are still pretty raw about it. This book its the sort of book that can leave room for many different opinions. the story of Abby and Mark in a mix sort of "U`ve got mail and Nickolas sparks" In a very witty/comic/sarcastic. way .. i just loved the book.. and the many emotions it evoked from me. it could be interpreted as light chick-lit read, but the plot is pretty strong what they are up against. i guess what made the book for me was the light/funny i have just finished the book so the emotions are still pretty raw about it. This book its the sort of book that can leave room for many different opinions. the story of Abby and Mark in a mix sort of "U`ve got mail and Nickolas sparks" In a very witty/comic/sarcastic. way .. i just loved the book.. and the many emotions it evoked from me. it could be interpreted as light chick-lit read, but the plot is pretty strong what they are up against. i guess what made the book for me was the light/funny tone that underlined the real plot . its hard to talk about the specifics of the book because that would be giving spoilers. but it definitely leaves u hanging till the last page. my only issue was how short the book was.. the ending could have been longer... but it was a "food for thought" ending none the less.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Linda (not getting friends updates at this time)

    A lighthearted yet bittersweet story of two people who 'meet' when they find themselves tweeting each other. I enjoyed the funny banter. I found myself smiling while reading Mark and Abby's dialog. I sensed the ending long before it happened just because........it fit the storyline. ;-/ Thanks, Lyuda, for recommending this unusual romance! A lighthearted yet bittersweet story of two people who 'meet' when they find themselves tweeting each other. I enjoyed the funny banter. I found myself smiling while reading Mark and Abby's dialog. I sensed the ending long before it happened just because........it fit the storyline. ;-/ Thanks, Lyuda, for recommending this unusual romance!

  19. 4 out of 5

    SheLove2Read

    Not a single thing about this book I didn't absolutely adore. It made me laugh, cry and do both at the same time! Definitely going on both the keeper shelf and the 2011 best reads. 5 stars! Not a single thing about this book I didn't absolutely adore. It made me laugh, cry and do both at the same time! Definitely going on both the keeper shelf and the 2011 best reads. 5 stars!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Hope Welsh

    Goodnight Tweetheart was a quick, fun read. Anyone familiar with Twitter will find it really easy to get. Non-Tweeters will be able to understand Twitter based on Mark's explanations to the non-Tweeter Abby-so you don't have to understand Twitter to enjoy the book. Abby is a terrified she can no longer write--after all, how do you top an almost-Pulitzer and Oprah Pick? She's past deadline and still on Chapter Five. She's more than willing to play with the Twitter account her publicist sets up for Goodnight Tweetheart was a quick, fun read. Anyone familiar with Twitter will find it really easy to get. Non-Tweeters will be able to understand Twitter based on Mark's explanations to the non-Tweeter Abby-so you don't have to understand Twitter to enjoy the book. Abby is a terrified she can no longer write--after all, how do you top an almost-Pulitzer and Oprah Pick? She's past deadline and still on Chapter Five. She's more than willing to play with the Twitter account her publicist sets up for her--since it lets her avoid her blank document page. Her first message is "Halloo.....is anyone out there" or something similar. Soon, she gets a response: "Are you a virgin" (He meant TWITTER virgin, of course) It's constant banter from then on! As one that enjoys sarcastic wit--I loved the discussions! I found myself laughing one minute and on the verge of tears by the end. Both Mark and Abby are witty and charming. It's clear they have a lot in common as they 'tweet' each other over the next several months. Just when she's wondering if she can have a relationship with someone 'online', she discovers Mark has lied to her all along. Will she walk away? Will she ever get past Chapter Five? You'll have to read the book to find out! Beware: This is not a traditional romance. You won't find the HEA strict romance book readers have come to expect. As Ms. Medeiros said, though, "It doesn't have a bad ending" I nominated this book for a book club I moderate--just so I'd have an excuse to read it, LOL. It worked--the group chose it. (Feel free to join in the discussion at http://www.kindleobsessed.com/bookclu... We just picked it on Friday)

  21. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Okay... let me try this in 140 characters... A former bestselling author joins twitter and meets former prof for fun and snark. Lies told, truth descovered. Will love be in final chpt? Heh. Did it. :) So, is it true, if you can't say it in 140 characters it's not worth saying? Well, not exactly, but I still think the concept is innovative and fun. And while I enjoyed the quick banter I wondered why they stayed in DMs on twitter. I mean, most would have moved to Skype which does not have the limit Okay... let me try this in 140 characters... A former bestselling author joins twitter and meets former prof for fun and snark. Lies told, truth descovered. Will love be in final chpt? Heh. Did it. :) So, is it true, if you can't say it in 140 characters it's not worth saying? Well, not exactly, but I still think the concept is innovative and fun. And while I enjoyed the quick banter I wondered why they stayed in DMs on twitter. I mean, most would have moved to Skype which does not have the limit of characters that has the added security of a private conversation. Might be an idea for another book. ;) The story moves in a good clip, and my only criticism is that the transition of friend to love isn't quite as smooth as most books in this genre. However, bringing it to a new format might be what threw me a bit as a reader. Still, it didn't distract from the enjoyment of the novel. I give this book 3 1/2 stars. It was a fun and enjoyable book with a bit of bittersweet toward the last fourth of the book. So, if you are curious as to reading a chick lit book that is innovative, you might enjoy Goodnight Tweetheart. Go HERE to see a deleted scene of tweets and some of the pictures they give each other in the book. It also gives you an idea of how the snarkiness flies with each other. There is also a place to send ecards. :)

  22. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    This book was very cute. Cute, sad, and then cute again. It's my second Teresa Medeiros book and, while it's nothing like the other one I read, I wasn't disappointed with it. I liked that it was written almost entirely all through text because that was an interesting way to tell the love story. Usually, I don't like reading books in that form (Twitter, texts, Instant Messages, etc.) because it can become boring and obnoxious after a while. But I liked seeing Mark and Abby's relationship blossom This book was very cute. Cute, sad, and then cute again. It's my second Teresa Medeiros book and, while it's nothing like the other one I read, I wasn't disappointed with it. I liked that it was written almost entirely all through text because that was an interesting way to tell the love story. Usually, I don't like reading books in that form (Twitter, texts, Instant Messages, etc.) because it can become boring and obnoxious after a while. But I liked seeing Mark and Abby's relationship blossom through Twitter DMs. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. Sure, Mark and Abby finally met in person, but the man had a fucking deadly disease! And they didn't even tell us if he beat it this time around! It just ended. So it left me wondering, did he die? I mean, Abby and Mark technically have a happily-ever-after, but we don't really know, now do we? For all we know, he could have died on the next page! Thank God I had Sam to get me through this ending because I probably would have gone slowly insane inside my mind if I couldn't vent about this horrible ending to her! All in all, I really did like this book, but that ending...Ugh. How the hell could you do that to me, Teresa Medeiros?!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    I don't read a lot of contemporary romance if you follow my blog you know this. I was pleasantly surprised by this book, contemporary though it is. This book is different than any other book I have read and I have to admit when I read the excerpt from her Wicked Intentions book I was wary about it. I couldn't have been more wrong. This book is amazing. The story is heart-wrenching and warming at the same time. There are no naughty bits but Teresa Medeiros makes up for that with witty banter and b I don't read a lot of contemporary romance if you follow my blog you know this. I was pleasantly surprised by this book, contemporary though it is. This book is different than any other book I have read and I have to admit when I read the excerpt from her Wicked Intentions book I was wary about it. I couldn't have been more wrong. This book is amazing. The story is heart-wrenching and warming at the same time. There are no naughty bits but Teresa Medeiros makes up for that with witty banter and beautiful characters. Seeing as I have never read a book like this I have to say I had no idea what would happen as I read. It was amazing to get to know Mark and Abby especially in the format that we got for them. I think the tweets were perfect and genuine and there was enough actual story to get to know the characters and truly fall in love. I can't say how much I loved this book. It touched my heart and made me fall head over heels for the characters. I teared up towards the end and I really hope we see more books like this from Teresa Medeiros. This is the perfect book to read on a cold blustery night, it will warm your heart, I promise you that.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    Finally, You've Got Mail updated for the 21st century. I knew someone had to do a twitter book and I was thrilled that the first one I read was pitch perfect. Yes, this will be the romantic twitter book that all others will be judged by in my little world. I can totally see this one as a movie. You will have to have a bit of twitter-ese to understand parts of the book. Medeiros does a great job of working in those details. The witty, little bon mots are what I live for in a book like this. Abby a Finally, You've Got Mail updated for the 21st century. I knew someone had to do a twitter book and I was thrilled that the first one I read was pitch perfect. Yes, this will be the romantic twitter book that all others will be judged by in my little world. I can totally see this one as a movie. You will have to have a bit of twitter-ese to understand parts of the book. Medeiros does a great job of working in those details. The witty, little bon mots are what I live for in a book like this. Abby and Mark come across as real people even though you only get a bit about Mark from his writing and Abby's theories about him. Of course, the book is a condensed version of a normal romance, but the emotion, word play and appeal are all there. Of course, there is a bit of a twist at the end, which was nicely done and kept the story from becoming entirely predictable and too sweet.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Crista

    Goodnight Tweetheart was a very cute, quick read. It revolves around an online friendship that slowly develops into something more. Most of the book revolves around "tweets" back and forth and was very reminiscent of my favorite movie....You've Got Mail. My favorite part of this book was the witty banter between Abby and Mark. They understood each other and each other's humor. It was easy to believe that these two people could and would fall in love without ever meeting. The ending was a big bumme Goodnight Tweetheart was a very cute, quick read. It revolves around an online friendship that slowly develops into something more. Most of the book revolves around "tweets" back and forth and was very reminiscent of my favorite movie....You've Got Mail. My favorite part of this book was the witty banter between Abby and Mark. They understood each other and each other's humor. It was easy to believe that these two people could and would fall in love without ever meeting. The ending was a big bummer. Do not read this if you crave endings that are nicely tied up. This one left me a bit disappointed and "wanting more". I definitely would categorize this as more chick lit than romance, and unfortunately, I wanted more romance. Overall, very funny but in the end somewhat disappointing.

  26. 5 out of 5

    ⚜️Trea

    I don't believe I've read anything by this author before, so I went into this practically blind. However, I loved this book! It reminds me of the old Lurlene McDaniel books I used to read as a pre-teen. I enjoyed all the pop culture references, and while I didn't understand much of the Twitter culture that made it into the book, I could appreciate more because it was there. I found I was able to easily connect with both characters and wound up reading most of this book in one sitting! I've alrea I don't believe I've read anything by this author before, so I went into this practically blind. However, I loved this book! It reminds me of the old Lurlene McDaniel books I used to read as a pre-teen. I enjoyed all the pop culture references, and while I didn't understand much of the Twitter culture that made it into the book, I could appreciate more because it was there. I found I was able to easily connect with both characters and wound up reading most of this book in one sitting! I've already recommended it to one reader, and I will definitely be recommending it to others!

  27. 4 out of 5

    willaful

    I could easily come up with lots of intelligent criticisms of this book, but I'm just not going to bother. It was sweet and very funny and kept me reading despite the fact that it was (horrors!) a print book. At the moment, that's good enough for me. I could easily come up with lots of intelligent criticisms of this book, but I'm just not going to bother. It was sweet and very funny and kept me reading despite the fact that it was (horrors!) a print book. At the moment, that's good enough for me.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Addicted to Books

    I love Teresa for her plot twists and I cried while reading this books and was really glad they got their HEA!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Andree

    In many ways I'm torn on this one. Even when I got it at the library, I was unsure. I mean, it's Twitter. Not that there's anything wrong with Twitter, but a book based on interactions (aka snippets) of 140 characters or less has the potential to be far too glib. There is an element of I read books because I want to have the option of more characters. I want to delve into an issue and tell a story that can breathe a little more. That isn't forced to be pithy and brilliant and snappy. I want to know In many ways I'm torn on this one. Even when I got it at the library, I was unsure. I mean, it's Twitter. Not that there's anything wrong with Twitter, but a book based on interactions (aka snippets) of 140 characters or less has the potential to be far too glib. There is an element of I read books because I want to have the option of more characters. I want to delve into an issue and tell a story that can breathe a little more. That isn't forced to be pithy and brilliant and snappy. I want to know what people are thinking. I want to know the details. I want to know why. But on the other hand, I've been having trouble committing to books lately, and I thought a Twitter-based novel might help. I don't think I loved it. At times it really was too glib. And I'm sorry, but the two main characters knew too many details of too many of the same references. (For example, I picked up on the "Are you Being Served" reference, but I'm not sure I'd have been able to participate in it, if I'd been the one having the conversation. I can regonize character names, but I wouldn't have been able to name four characters out of the blue.) And I say this as a person who is prone to sarcasm. The constant pop culture references were occasionally too much. (view spoiler)[Also, I didn't sign up for a cancer diagnosis. Which sounds cruel, but it's fiction, and in my case I was hoping for a light read. I mean, obviously Mark wasn't who he said he was. That travel itinerary was too unbelievable for anyone to fall for. No one goes to that many countries in Europe that quickly. But I still didn't sign up for potentially terminal lymphoma. I have never found fatal illness, or potentially fatal illness in this case, to be a plus in a romance novel. It's never been a trope I liked. At all. (Even if I did kind of like the very end of this, and how it was handled.) (hide spoiler)] On the other hand, I love that it doesn't demonize online relationships. It tells a story about how they can be meaningful, even if they aren't quite what you thought they were. Even if they are just a string of (sometimes too-glib) tweets. I like how it deals with Abby's issues. Her self doubt, her near-agorophobia. It's not a magic transformation. It's more a, "Yeah, these are problematic. Perhaps work on them. But you are not a worthless human being who needs to be fixed because of them." I thought the balance was good there. I think this book does show why some people might like meeting people online. I think it shows the positive side of online connection. And I think that even though while I was reading it I was questioning how good a book it actually is, I picked it up tonight, and didn't put it down. Which is probably what I needed, given my general book-apathy this month (which is bothering me a little, and therefore frstrating me even more, to be honest). So for that reason, I'm giving it four stars. (Because even though the ending irritated me a little, it did get me in the end. And Mark's sister is a bit of a hero. Just saying.)

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anjana

    I've had a twitter account for about a year or two but for some reason I just couldn't bring myself to use it. Updating the world hourly about my day just didn't seem like something that I could do. Besides, why would anyone care about what I do during my day? Well, my fist's in my mouth now. It's addictive. Granted, I mostly tweet about giveaways, blogs and books but it's still a lot of fun. So when I came across Goodnight Tweetheart, I was definitely interested. I mean, come on, 90% of the boo I've had a twitter account for about a year or two but for some reason I just couldn't bring myself to use it. Updating the world hourly about my day just didn't seem like something that I could do. Besides, why would anyone care about what I do during my day? Well, my fist's in my mouth now. It's addictive. Granted, I mostly tweet about giveaways, blogs and books but it's still a lot of fun. So when I came across Goodnight Tweetheart, I was definitely interested. I mean, come on, 90% of the book takes place on Twitter! Abigail Donovan is a one time wonder, although she won't admit it to herself. Her first novel was a huge success and was featured as Oprah's Pick and also, almost won the Pulitzer Prize. Years after it was published, Abigail has still not written her second novel as she was facing, like a lot of writers out there, a writer's block. She's just not able to write past Chapter 5. Right now, Abigail's confidence is about the size of a peanut. Hoping to regain some publicity and fans, her agent sets up a Twitter Account for her and so , Abigail's introduced to Twitterville! Seriously, this book was a hoot! Do not read it while you're drinking/eating - I was snorting food out of my nose. If you're looking for a book to just downright entertain you, then this is it! Also, if you're a twitter freak, you'd love it even more! 'Abby_Donovan : So will this app make posting my twits any easier? MarkBaynard : Wince! You don't "twit". You "tweet". Abby_Donovan : Well, pardon me for being such an ignorant twit. Or would that be an ignorant tweet?' I'm always online and I know that it's possible to lead two different lives where the internet is concerned. Yeah, the internet has it's scary parts - predators, hackers, scammers and liars but it's also pretty amazing. I've a whole bunch of friends with similar interests as me online and a different bunch in real life. Thanks to smart phones, it's now possible to combine both the lives together! Abby and Mark's witty banter is really amusing and fun to read. Honestly, half way through the book I was just smitten with Mark. He's honestly just cute, oh they both are! I haven't been able to decide between 3 or 4 stars for this one! I'm somewhere between I liked it and I really liked it. The ending was a little disappointing to me. Also, with most of the book being light and funny, towards the end, it seemed a little too extreme and maybe even a little sad. Oh sure, everything works out in the end but I read chick lit's for a reason! So I get happy and giggly while reading it and at the end of it I'm smiling & in a good mood. Having said that, you should check this one out! Especially if you're an author or a twitter fan yourself. It's one of those books that's really humorous and highly engaging!

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