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Text Appeal

On sale

10th August 2023

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349130750

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‘Charmed me from page one’ JULIE HAMILTON, author of Just for Show

‘A fresh debut that examines friendship in all its forms’ LIVY HART, author of Talk Flirty to Me

‘Fun and fresh’ MEREDITH SCHORR, author of As Seen on TV

‘A must-read for romcom fans. I adored this’ SARAH ADLER, author of Mrs. Nash’s Ashes

‘Sex positive and leads to some truly hilarious encounters . . . as well as a few surprising ones. I really enjoyed this read’ ALICIA THOMPSON, bestselling author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers

STEM gets steamy when this coder starts sexting to pay the bills . . .

When Lark loses her job as the only woman coder at her firm, she’s devastated. It was meant to be her dream job. But now she’s broke, jobless, and has no idea how to pay her rent.

When a friend suggests text message-based sex work as a stopgap between jobs, Lark is dubious. She’s all about sex positivity, but carrying out sexual fantasies – even digitally and anonymously – with complete strangers is daunting. How will she explain how she’s earning a living – especially to Toby, her good friend and long-time unrequited crush?

But Lark is desperate, and as she tries (and fails miserably a few times), she starts to actually enjoy her new job. Especially working with one charming and nerdy client, who she enjoys talking to more than she’d like to admit.

But as Lark and Toby grow closer, she finds herself with a decision to make: tell Toby she’s a sex worker, and try to forget the anonymous client who has her struggling to separate work from real feelings, or keep the secrets that are piling up in her inbox . . .

Readers love TEXT APPEAL:

‘A fun read’ READER REVIEW***

‘A really great and fun read. I loved the characters’ READER REVIEW***

‘I loved the humour in this book’ READER REVIEW***

‘The kind of friendships you can only hope to have one day!’ READER REVIEW***

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Reviews

Alicia Thompson, bestselling author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers
Amber Roberts' debut romance Text Appeal is friends-to-lovers gloriousness as you wait to see if Lark and Toby can figure out how to take their relationship to the next level. The sexting aspect of the story is sex positive and leads to some truly hilarious encounters . . . as well as a few surprising ones. I really enjoyed this read!
Julie Hamilton, author of Just for Show
Crackling with sharp humour and filled with sex positivity, Text Appeal charmed me from page one. This fun, flirty debut novel is a total delight from beginning to end.
Livy Hart, author of Talk Flirty to Me and Planes, Trains, and All the Feels
With a voice that bursts to life on page one and doesn't let off the throttle, Roberts delivers a fresh debut that examines friendship in all its forms.
Meredith Schorr, author of As Seen on TV and Someone Just Like You
Bursting with feminist and sex positive vibes, Text Appeal is a fun and fresh take on the friends to lovers trope featuring perfectly matched nerdy Lark and Toby. More than a romance, Roberts' debut novel is also a reminder of the power of acceptance and forgiveness, both of oneself and others.
Sarah Adler, author of Mrs. Nash's Ashes
Infused with snark and sex positivity, Text Appeal is a love letter to the MySpace generation. Roberts's thoroughly modern take on some of the genre's most beloved tropes makes this book a must-read for romcom fans. I adored this fun, fresh (and delightfully nerdy) debut!