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Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Dirty Letters ARC Review

Thank you so much to Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Netgalley, and the team at Montlake Romance for the review copy of Dirty Letters.

I was so excited to be given the opportunity to review this book. I have wanted to review for Vi and P for years, and they had been authors I was repeatedly denied ARCs for. But not anymore!

Check out the Goodreads synopsis below…

“I’d never forgotten him—a man I’d yet to meet.

Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more 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 break.

Until one day it did.

Then, 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 writing.

Griffin 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 person.

Only Griff didn’t want to meet. He asked that I trust him and said it was for the best. But I wanted more—more Griff, in the flesh—so I took a big chance and went looking for him. People have done crazier things for love.

But what I found could change everything.”

Check out my more detailed thoughts…

  • Characters: Griffin Quinn and Luca Vinetti are the main characters of this story. Luca is suffering from agoraphobia after trauma she experienced in her late teens. She lets her illness dominate her character at the beginning of the story. As the story progresses she finds ways to adjust to a life with her illness in it, but not dominating it. Griffin’s personality is that of someone warm, comforting, and yet lost in his own world.
  • Setting: Luca lives in Vermont, while Griffin lives in Los Angeles so you get to see both of these settings within the story. As well as travels to other places and the journeys from Vermont to Los Angeles.
  • Pacing: The pacing was good, nothing seemed rush. The characters’ backstories were developed well as so much important relationship-building occurs before this novel begins.
  • Romance: Luca and Griffin are so deserving of one another. They both live in restricting worlds where the only solace for that is each other. This pseudo-second chance romance was wonderful, it was so rewarding to see two people who deeply loved each other in the past to fall back in love in their new present realities.

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Thank you again to everyone who helped me reach another milestone for my blog.

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