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Dirty Letters

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  25,450 ratings  ·  3,048 reviews

An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller.

From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story that started with a boy and girl and heats up when the man and woman reconnect.

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

Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published November 5th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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Dilek VT
1,5 stars rounded up to 2

Do you want to read this book because you think it will be hot, fun and emotional? Well, let me help you…

And before I start sharing quotations from the book, let me clarify something. I first thought I was reading an M/M book as I thought Luca was the guy's name so in case you think the same, let me make it clear that Luca is the heroine, Griffin is the hero. Kudos to awesome choice of names!


OK, are you ready? Here are som
chan ☆
the only thing i want to talk about is why they photoshopped a pen into this man's hand

goodreads "readers also enjoyed"... but did i?
Ok, I'm so upset! I'm just not connecting with this at all! :(

I don't know if my expectations are just too high or what? But I can't get into this and keep switching to read other books instead.

Putting this on hold for now at 34% - not sure if I'll come back to this one or not.

Edit: that cover model can write me pen pal letters ANY day

I have no idea what this is but I need it!
2.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: Don't hate me friends! 🙈 I struggled with this one. Lately, I've been unable to read the way I had in the past, so when I do read I want it to be great. I figured with practically nothing but raving reviews -- this would be a winner! I should've known better. I hardly ever seem to get on with the books that have a lot of hype following them. This just didn't work for me. I never felt connected to either character, I absolutely didn't feel their connection to each other
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

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Love is everything. It matters more than fear, more than death. It transcends time.

I haven't read a book by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward in a while, but when I saw the cover for Dirty Letters I had to pick it up. I'm really glad I did, because I enjoyed this story a lot. 

Luca and Griffin meet when they're children as pen-pals. Luca is in the USA and Griffin is in the UK, but through their letters, they become close friends and sort of grow up together. When Luca goes through a tr
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

'DIRTY LETTERS' Is a full length stand alone, romance novel by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives'

Mr cover hotty was just perfect!
Dirty Letters, was steamy and sexy, throw in some swoony moments and I inhaled this! From start to finish I read this in one sitting, so easy to get into, hard to put down!

In the opening chapter we meet Twenty five year old Luca who is on her way to Manhatten to empty out her fathers apartment who has passed many a blue moon. The thin
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

AUTHOR: Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
RELEASE DATE: November 5, 2019
GENRE: New Adult / Rockstar Romance
THEMES & TROPES: Friends to Lovers
RATING: 5 Stars


*stares at the cover*

*eyes glaze over*

*wipes drool*

*clears throat*

That guy on the cover is the hottest thing since Dragon's Breath pepper. Ahem...
So...DIRTY LETTERS is the new co-authored friends-to-lovers/rockstar romance by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland that I found utterly refreshin
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
In case I wasn’t clear, love is enough for me, Luca. But you have to let me love you.”

It took me two days to read this book. Why? Because I'm fairly certain that I spent an entire day staring at that cover. Can we talk about that cover for a hot second? Because mother of ovaries! That cover is everything.

Suffice it to say, with a cover like that I was really hoping to love this book. And I was seriously bummed that I didn't. I will say that this is ultimately more because of
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE++++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Authors}

”We all have light and dark inside us, love. We try to hide the darkness from others because we’re afraid it will scare them away. But your dark doesn’t scare me, Luca. It only makes me want to hold your hand and be your light until you can find your own again. That’s what people do when they’re in love. I won’t always be able to give you your light back, because sometimes you need to find that within yourself, but I’ll stand by
Oh my god these letters are so freaking cringey I freaking can’t... they go from “oh I haven’t talked to you in 8 years how are you?” to “have you ever had an orgasm?” soooo fast and it’s so awkward. Also, why are both of these characters so stalker-ish, it’s not a good look. Both of them annoy me so bad honestly, idk how I finished this one.
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
<3 5 STARS <3

My favorite duo wrote another brilliant,emotional and heartwarming romance!I devour it in one sitting, I loved it so much!Dirty Letters was a captivating story, and it has an original story!


Luca and Griffin are my new favorite couple!I ach for them and I wanted to see them together!I loved the letters, I find it brilliant!I loved how the story begins and I liked how Luca and Griffin's relationship developed!Luca is a lovely heroine who has to deal with something serious, however she
Funda Demir
Nov 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
Give up at 55%.

I am pretty certain that Keeland and Ward were desperate for money when publishing this. Or they were forced to it through a contract, and couldn't come up with anything so just wrote down anything. This was so bad, that my book soulmates (Sanzida and Dilek) and I did have fun at the beginning to see if it got worse (it did). But I can't do it anymore. The following are some of the things I'd rather do than to carry on with this 'book':

- Rip off my toe nails with pliers.
- Go thro
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Luca is on her way to New York City to finally clear out her dad's apartment. The only problem is ... she doesn't do New York. Or any public places really. She gets panic attacs whenever something is too overwhelming or too full of people. But she has to do this!

In her dad's apartment she finds a letter - addressed to her. Something she hasn't seen in eight years. A letter from Griffin. He was her pen pal in school since she was only seven years old! He was her best friend. But then things happ
Vi Keeland
Nov 05, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

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Andrea Fleury
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book touched me. It was amazing beautiful sweet heartbreaking sad..griff and. Luca become Pen pals but loose contact with each other. Now its 8 years later.. What happened. Doc was amazing. To both of them. I loved his character and the birds. Oh there is a pig too.
Penelope Ward
Nov 05, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
You can download the ebook for FREE! Also free in Kindle Unlimited or on sale for $3.99.
Amazon UK:
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I thought it would be dirtier!

The fact that the book was titled Dirty Letters and really only had one or two racy letters did disappoint me quite a bit. I was hoping for a bunch of racy letters exchanged between the two main characters and then after they meet, the book would get steamy and they would do some of the things they wrote to each other about. However, this book turned out much differently that I had expected. Though not necessarily bad, I just wanted a bit more tension and sizzle.

Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
this was so damn sweet and heartwarming. i liked the agoraphobia representation as well. griffin was almost too good to be true considering what he did for a living.

not that i expected all the people who work in the same industry as him to be assholes. but he was just so charming and accommodating and understanding and perfect.

overall, this book was really endearing and adorable. there was nothing in particular that i was totally against of. the rating was more due to the fact that to me this bo
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
I love Griffin, but I didn’t love Griffin and Luca’s relationship. I don’t know, there’s something missing between them. I felt at times that he loved her more than she loved him. Also I found myself skimming through for the last 25%. I loved the beginning but then it started to drag a bit.

I know I am in the minority here but this book was just ok for me.
Amy | Foxy Blogs
As grade-schoolers Luca & Garrett’s schools were involved in an international pen pal exchange through their respective schools. The American girl and the British boy start up a friendship through their exchanged letters. The weekly letters continue into high school creating a strong bond between these two until one day a letter goes unanswered. The unanswered letter fuels 8 years of pent up frustration for Garrett. Unknowingly to him, Luca experienced a tragic event in her life. As part of her ...more
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
2.5 stars, but closer to 2 than 3..

“What comes easy won’t last long, and what lasts long won’t come easy.”

The first 20-30 % was good.
I loved the characters backstory, but most of the book was just so, so boring, and I couldn't wait to be done with it in the end.

“Our fears are temporary—they come and go throughout life. But regret is permanent—we carry it with us forever.”

Perhaps books with text messages/letters just isn't for me..?
I really need to find an all-consuming book/series again to fi
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Luca Ryan and Griffin Quinn befriended each other through childhood pen pal letters. For years they confided each other their hopes and fears until it suddenly stopped. Eight years later, she received an unexpected letter from him that not only brought back old dreams, but also future fears.

This book immediately caught my attention with the sexy face on the cover. Then the pen pal plot sealed the deal. And this book is m
I have liked books by these two, but sadly this one wasn't for me.

Okay first: Someone PLEASE tell me who the model on the cover page is because.... really just tell me. No reasons required with that face. I can be shallow, okay?
I finally found who the model is on the photographer's website. *See below.

Second: I was expecting something else, something hotter, perhaps? Something that would actually have been dirty and would have gradually progressed to the "dirty letters" phase.
But, much to
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'My sun, moon and stars' Stars!
ARC provided by the the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward just keep getting better. This incredible duo have written another unique love story that is now surely one of my top favorites by them. Their stories have just the right amount of everything I love in a romance novel and Dirty Letters is no exception. Get your grabby hands ready because you don’t want to miss this release coming November 5th!

So, Dirty Le
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DIRTY LETTERS by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward is one of the best contemporary romances I have read this year! This romance has a swoon worthy rockstar hero and a heroine who is battling severe anxiety after a life altering event eight years ago.

Luca and Griffin became pen pals from the age of seven when Luca’s teacher set her class up to write to children in England. Luca’s life in New York could not have been more different than G
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been meaning to read a book by these authors for awhile now and finally got the chance. Dirty Letters has a pretty serious vibe right from the start, as Luca deals with serious anxiety, panic attacks, can't handle crowds. Griffin was her pen pal back in school, and him randomly sending her a letter years later sparks the habit back up.

I love Griffin so hard. He's so real, and honest with his feelings, and will bend over backwards to make things work. He just deserves so much happy. And all
Nov 07, 2019 marked it as not-even-if-hell-freezes-over
No....definitely not.....oh hell, no!!!!

Thanks Dilek and Funda for sealing the deal for me...
Links included to their stellar and hilarious reviews!!!!!
Thanks for taking one for the team, guys.❤
Tracy  C
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This duo has done it again! I felt every minute of Luca and Griffin's suffering. Anxiety is no joke. And Griffin just wanted a real relationship, somebody who saw HIM and not his persona. This is what drives him to reach out to his long lost pen pal. With some help from a bird crazy doctor, Luca and Griff attempt to navigate an unconventional relationship. It is a long, bumpy journey to get from pen pals to soul mate. And I loved every sexy beautiful moment. ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: z2020-01, x-3-star

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Contemporary Romance

The book had many five star reviews so I decided to pick it up. The first half was interesting to see how the protagonists exchange letters. One in the US and the other in the UK. We know that they have been writing to each other for a long time. Something happened and one of them has stopped writing the letters but the other continued writing. That first half was nice and fun to read.

The next 50% was when the two characters met after many years of writin
My Pink Fairytales
Destined ⭐️

I should start by saying that I ❤️ this story, but I made a huge mistake. Actually, I did it many times before and promised myself I won’t ever repeat it, but it seems I can’t learn my lesson. I’m talking about that moment when I finish a book, a book I like/love and before writing my own thoughts on it, I stupidly read other people’s reviews first. Since it was a low-rated one, now I feel sort of like justifying myself for loving this book. Does it make sense? Probably not. Is it wr
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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“We all have light and dark inside us, love. We try to hide the darkness from others because we’re afraid it will scare them away. But your dark doesn’t scare me, Luca. It only makes me want to hold your hand and be your light until you can find your own again. That’s what people do when they’re in love. I won’t always be able to give you your light back, because sometimes you need to find that within yourself, but I’ll stand by your side and hold your hand in the dark so things aren’t so scary.” 14 likes
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