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Twitterpated

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  999 ratings  ·  175 reviews
Jessie Taylor is furious when her roommate secretly posts her picture on the dating website LDS Lookup -- furious, that is, until she spends all night instant messaging Ben Bratton, a man whose wit and warmth just might make Jessie forget the train wreck of her last romantic relationship. Their first date is a smashing success (literally), but Ben's overall awesomeness can...more
Paperback, 247 pages
Published March 2012 by Covenant Communications
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Mina
LDS chick-lit. Just a warning ...

I'm going to review this 3rd grade style: A star, a wish, and a star.

STAR: Jacobson writes well. It's not knock me over gorgeous prose, but for the beach-read, romantic comedies that these books are, it's always refreshing when poor grammar and editing are not a distraction. She's funny, light, clean, and enjoyable to read.

WISH: With this third story, I wish that the main characters had different voices. I have a sneaking suspicion that the problem lies in the fa...more
Shanda
How many ways can I say “I LOVED Twitterpated?”

I have enjoyed every one of Melanie’s books, and Twitterpated was just as much fun as her other novels.

I liked Jessie. She’s spunky, hard-working and a good friend. I loved Ben. He’s a good, down-to-earth kind of guy with a hint of geek that I can’t resist. I don’t know how Melanie does it, but she captures the occasional awkwardness of dating without making it uncomfortable or cheesy. Sometimes I felt a little embarrassed for the character, but it...more
Kristina Brownell
As a general statement, I do not enjoy reading LDS fiction or modern romance stories. And yet, I LOVE Melanie Jacobson...who only writes modern LDS romance. Go figure. Her books are fun to read and hilarious. I will read anything written by her!...haven't been disappointed yet! I enjoyed every moment spent reading Twitterpated. I think The List stands as my favorite from this author though.
Lexie
OK, I have to confess . . . I am a HUGE fan of romantic comedies! Unfortunately, most of the rom-com books are trashy and full of risque scenes. That is why I am so devoted to my LDS fiction. And Melanie Jacobson is the queen of LDS rom-coms!

There is only one word to describe this book--HILARIOUS! I found myself laughing out loud in multiple places. It was delightfully funny right from the start. These are just a few of my favorite lines:

"Turns out you still have a split personality," I said.

"Th...more
07taylorl
Jessie Taylor was just a girl in her 20's looking for a husband. But she didn't know that she was trying to find one. Jessie was overcome with work, repeatedly her roommate Sandy would try and get her to do stuff but she refused. Until she finds out Sandy signed her up for an online dating site that helped her meet Ben. After their first date Jessie finds herself falling for this guy. But what is she going to do and how is she going to balance life and work and Ben all together.

I gave this boo...more
Adrienne
The book started out pretty good; I liked the witty banter between Ben and Jessie. However, by the time the real conflict unrolls and Ben kinda gives Jessie an ultimatum, which she stews over, the book just kinda lost steam for me. There's not anything in particular that really bothered me about it, but I just didn't find myself caring that much anymore. Maybe that stems from the fact that the characters in all of Jacobson's novels have that same voice and the interaction is always witty banter...more
Lisa
Meh ... I didn't love this book so much. I was hesitant to read it in the first place just because of the title and cover, but went ahead because I really liked Melanie's other books that I've read. I still can't figure out why it's called Twitterpated, especially when Jesse is in denial of her feelings practically the entire plot. The witty banter between all of the characters got old. Who talks that way all of the time? Too many details about her work. I could have skipped all of that. And the...more
Tausha
I've decided I really like this author. The bantering back and forth between her main characters cracks me up. This was a cheesy, sweet, clean, fun read. It reminded me how grateful I am to be out of the "hunting, dating" game yet at the same time was a quick reminder of what I still have with my hubby and need to keep alive! :)
Anaee
Well, I must say Twitterpated was really good. I don't get why it's called like that though.

I liked reading it and I admit I was looking forward to each Ben part there was. Seeing how Jessie handled herself was interesting, she worked through her issues, though with some help, and managed to get her happy ending. It was nice.
Twitterpated was a mix of fun and cute and I enjoyed it. It was a simple easy read.

Definitely a 3.5 stars.

So I kissed him back, hard, and then I leaned away and quirked an e
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Kimberly
This book was actually better than I thought it would be. I was actually a little burned out of the whole genre of LDS chick lit when I started this book. I was reluctant to keep reading it but had it with me in the car at one point and with nothing else to do and nothing good on the radio, I got through the first few chapters and didn't want to stop reading. It was a wonderful book and had great characters and dialogue which is probably my favorite part about reading and writing. It had its fla...more
Heather
Jessie's in her mid twenties with a well established career and not much time to spare considering she works 8o hour work weeks. She believes in doing her best and investing herself in things with measurable results. So, when her roommate Sandy signs her up for an online dating service she is skeptical. Jessie's love life hasn't been so hot in the past. With a failed long-term romance and a broken heart under her belt, she's afraid to take a chance. But Ben Bratton knows just what makes Jessie t...more
The Sweet Bookshelf
I knew I was going to love Twitterpated. I didn't have a single worry. I was also struck dumb by the eerie similarities within the first couple of chapters to my own life. Melanie, did you just write my memoir??? It sure felt like it!! Which was kind of awesome!


I love the whole online dating beginning. It isn't so taboo anymore. More and more people are finding love this way--yours truly included. Jessie's roommate Sandy created a profile for her, without her permission. Jess decides to just gi...more
Donna Weaver
First: What my stars mean
5 Stars--the book had a profound impact on me. It touched me on some special level and lingered with me long after I'd finished reading it.
4 Stars--I loved this book. If I don't own it, I will buy it so I can read it again and again.
3 Stars--I enjoyed the book but may have had an issue or two with it.
2 Stars--I had more than a few issues with it.
1 Stars--I hated it.

So what's "Twitterpated" about?
Jessie Taylor is furious when her roommate secretly posts her picture on th...more
Ranee Clark
Audience: Adult
Genre: LDS Romantic Comedy
Length: 247 pages

Rating: ****

Review: There are lots of things I love about this book. One, the witty banter between Jessie and her roommate Sandy. I love the clear opening I see for Sandy's story. (SMART MOVE, can't wait to get it!) The new twist Melanie puts on her trademark theme of online dating. Ben's take charge attitude and **SPOILERS** ultimatum. (Although, I think Jessie should have had to go chase after him with the way she acted...) So I mention...more
Julie
I have been a fan of Melanie Jacobson's books since her first one came out. She has a witty style of writing that appeals to me and she does relationship stuff really well. Twitterpated is no exception.

Our heroine is Jessie, a girl who has shied away from relationships ever since the guy she dated through high school and beyond decided to marry someone else. She becomes engrossed in her work, even though she says she doesn't really love it, and has a rivalry with another manager at said work tha...more
Gina Denny
I didn't really give this a review when I first read it because I had read all three of Jacobson's books within several weeks and thought, "What could I possibly say about her writing that I haven't said already?"

But here we are, a few months later, and I think it's time for me to sing her praises once more.

I love that the writing is funny and pokes at a religion/culture that is undeniably unique, but she is never mean-spirited or mocking at all.

I love that her characters have genuine flaws:...more
Mrs W
Mar 11, 2013 Mrs W rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
Allow me to preface this review by announcing that I am not the target audience for this book. I rarely read romance, and I rarely read LDS.

When Jessie’s roommate secretly signs her up on an online LDS dating site, Jessie reacts by chasing her around the living room with a rolled-up yoga mat. But then Jessie looks through her responses and meets Ben. Emails and phone calls turn into a date, but even though Jessie really likes Ben, her workaholic nature and the memory of a previous heartbreak kee...more
Annalisa
Pretty much LDS chick lit. This is about two people that meet online through an LDS dating site (one of which who was signed up by their roommate) I found myself laughing out loud at their early banter in the email and text message exchanges. If you are looking for a light modern lds fiction you will enjoy this. Melanie Jacobson is a great lighthearted author but still gets her point across.

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Jessie Taylor is furious when her roommate secretly posts her picture on the da...more
Tara Carpenter
I wanted to like this book as much as I liked the main character, but I just didn't. The plot was cliche but still has some potential. I really felt for Jessie and some of the situations she ended up in. But the main conflict with Ben felt contrived and then wrapped up all too quickly. And despite the fact that Jacobson can obviously write decently, it was the writing that ruined this book for me. I rolled my eyes and practically threw the book down every time a million details of the setting ca...more
Kathy
I admit, when I first saw this book pop up I thought it was about Twitter. Since I’ve never used Twitter I wasn’t that interested. Then I noticed it was by Melanie Jacobsen and since I enjoyed her first two books I thought I’d give this a try. Luckily, it wasn’t at all about Twitter.

If you’ve read and enjoyed Melanie’s first two books then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one as well. I thought it was a fun lighthearted read; it was a nice break from all the Regencies I’ve been reading lately. I thou...more
Andrea
3.5 stars.

Internet dating. I never tried it, but I love reading Melanie Jacobson's stories about it. She is hilarious!

Twitterpated tells about a mid-twenties Seattle accountant named Jessie that is the newest member of LDS Lookup ("Facebook for Mormons"). The problem is that she didn't sign up; her roommate created a profile for her. She's upset, but decides to respond to Ben.

Although Jessie is VERY hesitant to start dating again (she was burned and hasn't gotten over it), she and Ben hit it off...more
Angie
I was engaged enough in the story to read it quickly and enjoy it. But I felt like the dialog through much of the book was really forced. It was like every character was on his or her witty conversational game 100% of the time, which didn't feel very genuine. It was very big-screen-chick-flick dialog if that makes any sense? The characters were almost caricatures - the Grade A Jerky Co-Worker, the Worldy-Turned-Zen Roommate, the Driven-but-Clueless Leading Lady. It was what I refer to as a "fluf...more
Melinda
This is different from the YA fantasy books I normally read, this is Mormon chick-lit and so its light and fluffy and OH SO FUN!

I loved Melanie's first book "The List", one of my favorite I read all year; her books are just so witty and the characters are so likeable, I just have such a great time reading it.

No this wasn't a "deep" book, maybe a little predictable and the only time I didn't like it was (view spoiler)...more
Inspired Kathy
Melanie's books have on my want to read list for a long time. I finally read her book Smart Move at the end of 2012 and really enjoyed it so I bumped this one up on my to read list. I had absolutely no idea there was some cross-over between the two books. Twitterpated was written first and I was half way through this book before I realized Jessie's roomate Sandy is Sandy from Smart Move... It was one of those oh duh! kind of moments. That said you can obviously read these books out of order beca...more
Jane
I have to give this one 3.5 stars, because I gave Not My Type 4 stars and this just wasn't quite as good.

This author does Young Adult very, very well. The characters feel real, and I actually like them- the women have distinct personalities instead of just giving us that same, LDS girl over and over and over again (don't make me hit you with my Grandma's charred copy of Fascinating Womanhood). The dialogue is fun and punchy, the characters aren't perfect and go through some growth outside of 'ge...more
Heidi
It was clean. It had some cute moments. But overall, I didn't find it all that impressive. I like the concept behind it, but I found all the details of her work boring. I spent the entire book trying to figure out what was going to be "wrong" with the relationship so they could fix it. I just felt like I've read this storyline ten times before.
Laura
What did I think? I think I better seek out the other books this author has written. I really, really enjoyed this one. Totally clean read.

Snappy dialog. Laugh out loud moments abound.

Jessie Taylor and Ben Bratton are one of my favorite couples to be found in literature or movies. They rank right up there along side Elizabeth and Darcy, Jane and Rochester, Sam Baldwin and Annie Reed, and Joe Fox and Kathleen Kelly. The fact that Jessie and Ben are active LDS singles makes this even more appeali...more
Shellie
Jessie loved her high school boyfriend for 4 years; she even waited for him while he served his mission. The last thing she expected was for him to come home and for things to be different between them. Now, a few years later, Jessie is a work-a-holic......dedicated more to doing a superb job at work, and less dedicated to dating and boys. All is well, until her roommate sets up an account on LDS Lookup under Jessie's name. In comes Ben Bratton. Within a few short days, Ben has managed to get un...more
Gerie
SPOILER - possibly - Great book. First time (I can remember) the lead character does some introspection and finds most of the dilemmas in her life come from her own character flaws. Very well done in that respect.
I, however, always find it irritating when you can identify that the writer is giving detailed description of everything around them. Yes, they should describe it . . . they just shouldn't hit you over the head with it. I should know what the room looks like without feeling they are sa...more
Jinjer
3 1/2 stars on this one. I had no idea this book is the first and "Smart Move" is a sequel (or companion book) to it. I read them out of order. I think I would have liked Smart Move more, if I had read this one first. This is a cute, clean, LDS romance.
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