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A stranger’s NSFW text wasn’t part of her plan…

Avery Bloom has her entire life mapped out…until a stranger mistakenly texts her a dick GIF that changes everything. When insomnia has her wide awake before starting a new job, his text is a welcome distraction. Soon Avery’s dirty texting a stranger, and reveling in the freedom of being someone other than her usually-reserved self—someone who doesn’t have a hearing loss and isn’t trying to fulfill a dream that isn’t hers.

Jake Ruben never intended for that particular image to end up in a stranger’s messages, but he’s not complaining. His textmate is sexy and fun and—unlike anyone in his real life—knows nothing of the burns that limit his mobility. The new pastry chef at his mother’s Jewish bakery does, and she’s as tempting as her cupcakes. Soon he’s texting less and seeing Avery more.

But when Jake learns Avery is his texting pal, the revelation shocks them both. Will they have a chance for love without a screen to hide behind?

285 pages, Kindle Edition

First published August 10, 2021

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Laura Brown

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Laura Brown lives in Massachusetts with her quirky family. Her husband’s put up with her since high school, her young kid keeps her on her toes, and her three cats think they deserve more scratches. Hearing loss is a big part of who she is, from her own Hard of Hearing ears, to the characters she creates.

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Profile Image for Serena Loves Books.
1,189 reviews71 followers
October 12, 2021
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"Nunca pertenecí a ningún lugar tanto como pertenezco en sus brazos".




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•Esta destinada a ser un descargo personal no para que alguien más lea pero si lo haces y te ofende, me disculpo porque sé lo que es que te guste un libro y otros lo critiquen





Wrong Number de Laura Brown


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El mensaje NSFW de un extraño no formaba parte de su plan ...

Avery Bloom tiene toda su vida planificada ... hasta que un extraño le envía un mensaje de texto con un GIF de polla que lo cambia todo.

Cuando el insomnio la tiene bien despierta antes de comenzar un nuevo trabajo, su mensaje de texto es una distracción bienvenida.

Pronto, Avery se pone sucia enviando mensajes de texto a un extraño y se deleita con la libertad de ser alguien que no sea su yo generalmente reservado, alguien que no tiene pérdida auditiva y no está tratando de cumplir un sueño que no es el suyo.

Jake Ruben nunca tuvo la intención de que esa imagen en particular terminara en los mensajes de un extraño, pero no se queja. Su compañera de texto es sexy y divertida y, a diferencia de nadie en su vida real, no sabe nada de las quemaduras que limitan su movilidad.

La nueva pastelera de la panadería judía de su madre lo hace, y ella es tan tentadora como sus cupcakes. Pronto enviará menos mensajes de texto y verá más a Avery.

Pero cuando Jake se entera de que Avery es su amiga de mensajes de texto, la revelación los sorprende a ambos. ¿Tendrán la oportunidad de amar sin una pantalla detrás de la cual esconderse?







Mí humilde opinión:

Al principio creí que iba a ser solo una lectura divertida por los mensajes de texto que iban subiendo de tono, lo que fue pero era mucho más, la historia terminó siendo un dulce, sexy y emocional romance.

Los protagonistas, Jake y Avery se conocen por un mensaje de texto equivocado, ambos hacen click y bajo un alias siguen en contacto, es un intercambio sexy y otras veces solo para hablar con alguien.

Pero resulta que ella es la nueva panadera que contrató la madre de Jake. Sin saber que ella es la chica del número equivocado, Jake se siente atraído por ella cuando la conoce. Avery solo está en la panadería de Nell para aprender y abrir su propio negocio cuando regrese a casa, pero Jake la hará dudar de sus planes y promesas.

Jake era un peluquero que tenía cicatrices de quemadura en una pierna, esto lo acomplejaba y nunca las mostró ni siquiera a su familia.

Avery era una panadera, sus manos mágicas hacían los mejores cupcakes, ella usaba audífonos porque tenía problemas de audición, también la afectaba y le dificultaba conectar con las personas. Ellos tenían discapacidades y fue interesante ver cómo los afectaba y se adaptaban en sus vidas. Me gustó porque se sentían reales.

Jake sufrió mucho con su última relación y el novio de Avery murió de forma súbita. Así que había mucho entre ellos hasta llegar a su final feliz.

Jake y Avery me mantuvieron leyendo, quería verlos juntos, quería verlos enamorarse y no me decepcionaron. Disfruté de la quemadura lenta, la construcción de su relación romántica, los momentos dulces y las escenas de amor eran sexys.

Lo que sí, me hizo sufrir Avery, ella estaba en negación y yo solo quería que se olvidara de NY y se quedara con Jake. Yo amaba a Jake, me pareció un personaje increíble.

Además de la historia de amor, estaban los temas familiares, la historia tenía profundidad y los personajes todos muy bien desarrollados. Me encantaron los detalles de la panadería y sus delicias, se me hacía agua la boca, podía imaginarme comprando uno de los cupcakes de Avery!
Profile Image for Maria.
1,638 reviews29 followers
July 11, 2021
Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review
Lovely and enjoyable, with true to life, relatable characters “Wrong Number”, by Laura Brown (Tule Publishing), is a story full of both sweet and hot moments.
Avery and Jake are great characters, both carrying emotional baggage but stronger because of it. There’s a lot of pain in their pasts but they also show strength and joy of living, exceeding themselves and overcoming obstacles.
Their relationship begins in a fun and cute way anticipating the sexy scenes later on, but also the growing affection and intimacy between them.
I loved Jake and the humor, the joking, thoughtfulness and attentiveness. How his job, family and the bakery are such a part of this wonderful person and how there’s a part of him still so wounded and fragile.
Avery’s ways of adapting and dealing with hearing loss are enlightening and lucid. Having oral communication failing on a regular basis isn’t easy for no one.
The setting, the bakery and the baking, the main characters’ families and friends make the story captivating, too.
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1,267 reviews296 followers
March 12, 2022
Many complicated thoughts for this one, so listen to me wrap it up in this video. In sum - there are some things I like, some things I usually avoid (omg the angst), and a couple of ?! moments that left a bad taste in my mouth.
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362 reviews6 followers
August 16, 2021
Sexy and sweet

A very cozy romance with hot moments that all begin from a text prank sent to the wrong number. Both characters have a past that makes it difficult to have hope for the future, but sometimes past mistakes are steps that propel forward, as Jake and Avery learn together as they fall in love. A literally sweet romance as I craved cupcakes while reading of Avery baking them! Laura Brown's stories always contain diverse characters who are real and complex and down to earth.
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36 reviews
August 10, 2021
I loved this book! It was such a treat to read, and it had me laughing out loud and sighing dreamily in equal measure. Avery and Jake are the sweetest couple, and their relationship balanced friendship, playfulness, vulnerability, and steam in the best way. I love Laura Brown’s books, and something that makes them special for me is the authentic and nuanced own voices hearing loss rep. It gets me every time. Avery’s degree of hearing loss and experience of communication is similar to mine, and as a late-deafened adult still processing my progressive hearing loss, I crave this kind of representation.

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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2,432 reviews50 followers
August 11, 2021
Laura Brown has definitely become a must read author for me! I always look forward to picking up one of her books, and Wrong Number did not disappoint. She has created interesting and relatable characters in Jake and Avery. It was fun seeing how they interacted via text versus in person as their relationship developed. There was also great character growth as they opened up to each other.

This is a really fun, unique story with great banter, humor, and romance, and I can't recommend it enough!

Thank you to the author for providing an ARC for an honest review.
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1,600 reviews25 followers
August 11, 2021
For some reason, I kept pushing this book aside when going to my TBR list and finding what to read next. Then I noticed its publication date was coming up and, being as it’s an ARC, I needed to get on it asap. Boy, I should have done so earlier. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. This is a new-to-me author, which always puts a story down a few notches on my must-read since I’m unsure what to expect. I think the description, though accurate, came across as a bit too rom-com to me. I like a good rom-com, but it’s oversaturating the market right now, in my opinion. This book is not marketed that way, it was just how I perceived it since it seems that is the “hot” think right now. I love an amusing book, which this is, yet I wouldn’t say it’s a rom-com at all.

Nothing like a mistaken sext to start a story off right. Avery is in a new town a few hours from home and everyone she knows, so she doesn’t just let the wrong number dirty text go without getting into a conversation with the sender. Surprisingly, they end up having a fun conversation that helps her to relax instead of stress. It’s not a spoiler to tell you that Avery is actually having this text conversation with her new boss’ son since that’s in the blurb about this book. So the reader is in on the mystery both Avery and Jake haven’t yet uncovered, which goes on a bit longer than I expected. Just when I thought it was bordering on crazy that they hadn’t yet discovered who their mystery friends were, the big reveal finally happens.

I really enjoyed this story before the reveal, then liked it even more after. Avery and Jake’s relationship took on a different depth once they realized they knew a lot of inner thoughts of the other. Things you wouldn’t necessarily know about someone so early in a relationship. That’s a scary thing for them both, especially Avery, but also gives them both a measure of relief.

Both main character’s have their burdens to bear; Avery is hard of hearing and Jake was hurt as a child (I’m not going to get specific with that part since it’s a bit of a spoiler) and has problems with his leg. This helps them to understand one another in ways not everyone can, no matter how much they try. I really love them together and was rooting for them, hoping Avery would open her eyes and find her own happiness.

Avery’s mom is my hero in many ways, but also annoyed me sometimes. She really tried to get through to Avery and help her to see that her earlier dreams didn’t hold after a major life event. She wanted her daughter to discover what would make her happy, not try to fulfill some promise that nobody was going to keep her to but herself. Yet, her mom also gave her guilt about finding her way in a new city. As a mom, I get that you want your adult children close. But her mom was giving her mixed messages and it showed in Avery’s actions.

I don’t want to give too much of the story away so I’ll wrap things up with saying that I was fully immersed in this book. I’m really looking forward to more by this author. I’d love to see a story for Jake’s sister in the future, but the author has plenty in her back library for me to enjoy when I get a chance.

**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**

You can find more of my reviews at All In Good Time.
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1,073 reviews13 followers
August 10, 2021
I received this arc of Wrong Number by Laura Brown from Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This was my first book by Laura Brown and I found it to be entertaining, quirky and very good. This story is about a woman named Avery Bloom who has recently moved from her home in upstate New York to Massachusetts to start a job at a family bakery. Avery is an amazing baker with a specialty of cupcakes of varied flavors. She plans to only be there a year or two as she has plans to return home and open her own bakery. We learn that her boyfriend and business partner Erik had died of an aneurysm and she is determined to continue their dream of establishing a bakery. Avery has a hearing loss which makes it difficult sometimes for her to join in on conversations and interact with her coworkers. Her job is at the Ruben family bakery where the mom Nell, daughter Hannah and son Jake all work.

As the book opens, Avery has received a sex text from an unknown person and they keep the conversation flowing over time. Avery is more forward with the stranger than she could be in real life. The two develop an unusual friendship and talk about things in their lives as well as lots of flirting. Hannah and Jake at the bakery reach out to Avery to try to include her in their circle and Avery also hits it off with Jake. She is interested in him but she also is drawn to the unknown text guy. Jake enjoys Avery’s baked goods and tries the various cupcakes. We learn he has a limp caused from a fire he was in as a child that was caused by his dad’s carelessness. He is very self conscious of it and doesn’t want anyone to see his scarred leg and foot.

When Avery and Jake exchange phone numbers, he is shocked to learn that she is actually the wrong number he sexted weeks earlier. She is also surprised and a little uncomfortable to learn he is the guy that she shared her secrets with, both sexual fantasies and her personal goals for her bakery. They push through the awkwardness to remain in the relationship as they’ve established. However, now they have the two different ones to reconcile. As Avery’s feelings for Jake grow, she starts feeling torn about where she really wants to end up. She feels guilty if she were to let down her former boyfriend as well as the Ruben family.

I enjoyed this book a lot. The characters are both so likable and I felt empathy for both their medical situations. Neither one of them let it totally dictate how they lived their lives. I though Avery made Jake more confident after her acceptance and attitude toward his scars. I also really love the cover. The picture is even more compelling to the reader to open it and get started. I highly recommend this fun and romantic story.
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Author 37 books33 followers
March 31, 2022
Hi! Wow! Normally I keep my book recommendations very short and bundle a couple of them together in one post, but since (1) I was lucky enough to win a free copy of this one in a drawing from the author, and (2) I enjoyed it so much, I figure I'll go a little extra distance and tell y'all some thoughts.

(Apologies in advance if this review is a little chaotic — there is a reason I usually stick to writing fiction *hides*)

ANYWAY. So the tl;dr of this review is:
"Wrong Number" by Laura Brown is kinky, sweet, and full of heart. And I enjoyed the hell out of it.

This is the first book I've read by Laura Brown, despite the multiple ebooks I have purchased in the past year or two. Because here's the thing: I read slowly when I do it with my eyeballs; the pandemic has made this even more of a challenge; and I work in a bookstore, so the digital stuff I own tends to get relegated to, "I'll have to read that later, I need to finish this thing that is taking up physical space in my life first." The result is, unless I can get my hands on an audiobook that keeps me company on long commutes, ebooks often get left by the wayside — even when they are things I'm super excited about.

Which means that receiving an audio copy of this book was EXACTLY what I needed.

Also, before I get into the book itself, I just want to say: both of the narrators for this audiobook did incredible work. I'm picky as hell about readers—not just in terms of ability, but in a whole bunch of other super arbitrary ways that come down to personal preference and energy—and this book was a joy to listen to.

The book itself is beautifully written and does a great job of handling serious subject matter without taking itself too seriously. I loved the sweet family dynamics and the genuine kindness of the characters. No one in this book is perfect, and yet you can tell they're all doing their sincere best, even when things get complicated. I wasn't fond of Jake's tendency to fall into the trap of assuming it's his job to take care of his mom and sister, but! This overprotectiveness runs every direction simultaneously, so he's not the only one doing it. Everyone in this book has a tendency to assume the world will fall apart if they do not personally shoulder every possible burden. It's a believable balance of flawed but ultimately good-hearted people. The fact that food and culture and love all wrap up together through these dynamics just makes the book even more lovely.

I did struggle a bit with one of the side characters, but hear me out. Patrick is a bully and a harasser, and having him in the background of the baking staff threw me off my stride. His presence definitely added tension (no plot spoilers here, don't worry), but the fact that he gets so many chances made me twitchy. If this dude is being inappropriate with the woman who is literally his boss, how many employees is he messing with who might be scared to say anything? No sourdough skill is worth keeping a proven creep around in a professional setting. THAT BEING SAID, there's nothing unrealistic about how the situation is handled on the page—it feels dismayingly plausible, and that really shouldn't count as a strike against this book.

Back to things I adored: the chemistry between the two MC's is incendiary. I loved all the complications (both emotional and logistical) that arise from the relationship Jake and Avery formed through texting, before ever realizing they knew each other IRL. Here too I want to avoid spoilers (but skip ahead to the next paragraph if you're being extra careful): there's a fantastic moment that comes AFTER the inevitable revelation—acknowledging the fact that they both know things they wouldn't have revealed in person, and how much that tangles up the relationship they're navigating. I figured going in that this concept would be cute and fun and hot, but I was also repeatedly impressed by how honest the fallout felt. Even once the trope setup had played out, the consequences continued to affect the story, and I found it brilliantly done.

A couple final notes to end on:

(1) The baked goods throughout this book ruined my life. I want cupcakes and rugelach RIGHT NOW as I'm typing this, and cannot have either of these things today. Descriptions of food don't usually draw me into a story, but apparently my brain made an exception for this book.

(2) Some of the kink elements were not my personal jam (I'm not a big fan of involving food items in bedroom activities), but this is purely preference. The chemistry between Jake and Avery—both in person and through their text messages—was hot as hell. And if you ARE a fan of finding creative uses for frosting, boy have I got an extra reason to recommend you this book.

IN CONCLUSION, this book is delightful, and you should check it out .
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1,948 reviews18 followers
August 11, 2021
The premise of this wonderful romance from Laura Brown just really cracks me up. What amazed me was how sweet and empowering it ended up being. I felt one of the main questions running through this book (in addition to "What is home?") was "What do you want?" as Avery learns to open up more about her needs and desires. I thought the author did a really great job of balancing sexual tension with a wholesome(?!) friendship in the first half part of the book. For anyone concerned about an "reveal" imbalance (I know I was): .

Something I really adore about Brown's books is inclusion of deaf characters, and Wrong Number is no exception. She's been doing a good job of showcasing the variety of deafness that I really appreciate (from Deaf to deaf, from signing to oral speech, and in between). Here, Avery uses hearing aids and does not appear to sign (in other words, just like me, though she appears to have a bit more hearing than me without her hearing aids), and I immediately identified with her, especially when in the first chapter one of her hearing aids breaks right as she's about to start her new job! It was so stressful to imagine with her. The story also really accurate grasps how painful it is to be left out of conversations (even if unintentional), or at parties, or whatever. There's even a scene at a hairdresser where she has to take her hearing aids out (can't get them wet after all), which is probably the first time I've ever seen that regular experience of mine in print.

All in all, a very adorable story, and I felt the relationship was really, really good. (There's also a bunch of family stuff and some great side characters, but I'm trying to keep this already long review a bit more focused, ha!)
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1,709 reviews
August 16, 2021
I really enjoyed Avery and Jake’s unexpected romance in Wrong Number by Laura Brown. Imagine moving to a new city, a new job, and a fresh start when you receive a dick GIF from a stranger. This is what happens to Avery Bloom as she is wide awake, thanks to her insomnia. Soon Avery is dirty texting with a stranger, enjoying the freedom of anonymity that allows her to hide her usually-reserved self. She can be someone who doesn’t have a hearing loss and someone not trying to fulfill a dream that isn’t hers. Jake Ruben never intended for his inappropriate text to end up on a stranger’s phone; not that he’s upset about it. His text-mate is sexy and fun, unlike anyone in his real life; someone who knows nothing about the burns that affected him and his leg. Meeting the new pastry chef at his mother’s Jewish bakery is a breath of fresh air. Avery is as tempting as the delicious cupcakes she bakes. It doesn’t take long for Avery and Jake to see each other outside the bakery; especially as Jake helps her get to discover her new home. After exchanging phone numbers, Jake learns that Avery is actually his texting pal; a fact that shocks both of them. As they get to know each other better they soon learn that hiding behind their screen persona could deterred a future together.

Ms. Brown wrote a wonderful, heartwarming story that is definitely not to be missed. She provided a tale rich with sizzling chemistry, amusing banter, and endearing characters giving Avery and Jack a chance at a future together. I highly recommend Wrong Number to other readers.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

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76 reviews37 followers
August 21, 2021
Wrong Number by Laura Brown is a sweet romance novel that touches on modern day issues with her trademark disabled and Jewish characters. Avery is a sweet and loyal character who is easy to fall in love with. I love her "wrong number" persona and her passion. Jake is relatable as he works through his own daemons. I love that he's not in a non-traditional profession but still keeps his masculinity. I want to note that this story could have gone very dark, but Laura does a great job of keeping it light and fun.

Well written, the story has a fun rom-com feel that is also a trademark of Laura Brown's stories. The premise of a relationship started because of a text to a wrong number is both funny and relatable. Who hasn’t sent a text to the wrong person at some point? There are a few surprises I didn't see coming and I won't spoil them here. There are several points where I wondered how things were going to work out. All the characters have distinct personalities, which gives the story a sense of realism. It’s refreshing.

The story covers several themes and sub-plots. Unfortunately, some of the sub-plots feel unfinished or under developed. In one case, the sub-plot has a red herring feel because it doesn't seem to have a reason to be there. If this were a series, then the unfinished plot line would resolve in the following books, but as of this writing, the story is a standalone.

Overall, I enjoyed the book and would recommend books written by Laura Brown. This book would appeal to those looking for a light, quick, romantic read.
3,103 reviews11 followers
August 9, 2021
Wrong Number is another first book by a new-to-me author for me to read. By Laura Brown, this is a flirty and fun read with engaging characters. The R-rated texts are more fun than offensive sounding certainty not disgusting but objectionable to some. The audience for this romance would be not as old as me who is probably past their mothers’ age.

Jake Ruben and Avery Bloom have a lot of baggage in life but also a strong support system too. They have dealt with some tragic situations being stronger, kinder, and living life with grace. They also have their faith in common though their texts never really go in that direction. It is through the bakery and holidays that the reader comes to know this. It is not a major part of the story but nice to know.

Not an extremely serious read at all. More of a modern, contemporary, open text (bedroom) door “You’ve Got Mail” story. No business is being closed and not boss is going to be upset when these two meet. I will admit after a while I skipped some of the texts. Knowing the characters thoughts helped to put the fantasy they texted into perspective but I liked when the texts turned into “normal conversation” as Jake puts it. Entertaining escapism reading.

3.5 Stars
An ARC of the book was given to me by Tule Publishing which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
6,063 reviews19 followers
August 10, 2021
This is a beautiful sweet romance about two damaged people who find solace in one another never realising just what is starting to develop between them

Avery Bloom had her life planned her and her boyfriend where going to open a bakery between them and build a future then he died of an aneurysm Avery decides to move and get experience in a bakery before she opens her own and keeps their dream alive Feeling nervous the night before she starts her job as she knows her hearing impairment can cause issues she is stunned to receive a sexy dick GIF Before she knows it she is dirty texting a stranger Soon she is immersed in the bakery and the owner and her children Hannah and Jake soon draw her into their circle of friends Jake and Avery hit it off but things become super embarrassing when they exchange numbers and realise they have been sexting for a while. Jake has his own confidence issues that relate to a limp he has had since a fire in his childhood Can these two damaged people find love together and the strength that they need from one another You will have to read to see
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1,893 reviews17 followers
August 10, 2021
This was an interesting read. Its a new author for me and characters in the story are jewish and work at a Jewish style bakery. The heroine is Avery and she is the new baker in town and she just lost her lover and wants to help fulfill his dream of a bakery so she wants more training and that takes her to a bakery run by Jake's mother. She also wears hearing aids and when the story starts one is broken and needs to be fixed.

Jake is a hairdresser with a limp injury and he and Avery first meet by bad text and then later get to know each other in person as he helps out at the bakery as well.

This was a sweet and romantic story and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the authors writing style. However I like a little more passion in my stories and this was on the tamer side.

I received a complimentary early release copy of this e-book from the author prior to release and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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963 reviews
August 30, 2021
This was a new author for me. To be honest I didn't think I would like this book based on the GIF at the start of the book. I am so glad that I decided to give it a read. I loved it. It was such a great story. Avery ends up with a sexy texting buddy after he mistakenly sends her a GIF. They both are hiding a disability that makes their day to day life difficult. When they are texting each other they become a more perfect version of themselves which allows them to open up to each other. Once Avery starts her job at the bakery she meets Jake the owner's son. They hit it off which causes her to text less. What happens when the anonymous person you have been texting, the one who knows the real you, turn out to be someone you already know? If Jake comes clean that he is the GIF guy will he risk losing Avery? Great read!
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1,594 reviews16 followers
August 10, 2021
A wrong number turns into a friendship of sexting of two lonely people that turns into so much more. Avery has moved away from home to work in a Jewish bakery with her scrumptious well known cupcakes. She soon strikes up a friendship with owner's son, Jake. This friendship leads into more and they find out that they are the sexting buddies. They both are self conscious of themselves, Avery has a hearing loss and Jake has terrible scars to his leg and walks with a limp. They both want to belong and just to find home.

A steamy romance with plenty of fun banter between Avery and Jake. Full of emotion and a strong sense of family. Add in all of yummy bakery goods, makes for the perfect read. This is the first book that I have by the author and will not be my last.
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2,142 reviews19 followers
October 11, 2021
Wrong Text

Avery and Jake's story is definitely a keeper for me! These two characters meet in a very unconventional way. She has just moved into town and has a brand new job lined up working at a Baker, which she starts tomorrow. Jake is a hairdresser who has lived in his town his entire life. He also helps out at his family's business. He sends a text to his Best friend Carter to let him know what he thinks about him in a visual...well oops it went to someone else.

I love how this author writes about characters who learn to live with their disabilities. She weaves these romances that keep you turning pages.
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908 reviews22 followers
July 15, 2021
A fun romance that starts with an “oops” text.

What a fun story! It all started when Jake texts a dirty gif, to what was supposed to be one of his friends, and it goes to the wrong number. Avery is new in town and the text is welcome entertainment during her sleepless nights. Jake and Avery’s texting is the beginning of their friendship. But what Avery didn’t realize was the texter is actually her new boss’s son. I enjoyed seeing how they took their friendship to the next level. This book was filled with lots of fun banter and memorable moments.
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6,800 reviews131 followers
August 10, 2021


An oddly dirty mistake leads to a romance unlike any other. Brown grabs emotion by the senses and ends up touching the heart. Wrong Number is the journey of two outsiders looking to find their way home. By chance Avery and Jake make a connection that proves to be the same up call they both need. What happens when two strangers fall in love before they've ever even met. A irresistible story of healing that opens the eyes to love.
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Author 13 books11 followers
May 8, 2022
So cute

Avery had a plan. She had ideas, goals and dreams.
Jake had a family he loved and a job he enjoyed.

Both were missing one key ingredient, but one wrong number and a text could change everything.

Avery had to decide, was she going to fulfill someone else's dreams or finally figure out what she wanted in life?

I loved the humor, the imperfections of both characters that made them perfect for each other. Such a great story.
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1,588 reviews6 followers
July 27, 2021
An answered wrong number sext can lead to many problems or to nothing. When a lonely, widowed baker responds to a random sext, lots of fun arises instead. The texting leads to plenty of problems later but initially it is fun and flirty.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Author 1 book10 followers
August 14, 2021
Wrong Number was such an exciting romance read! Laura Brown had me hooked from the beginning with her ambitious characters and idyllic setting. But don't let that fool you--this book is full of steam, steam, and more steam. This is one of my favorite Laura Brown books so far! If you're into cupcakes and mysterious identities, this one's for you.
954 reviews2 followers
August 20, 2021
Avery and Jake 'meet' when he sends a text to her by mistake. They start flirting and texting a lot, but neither knows that they ave met in real life.
Both characters have reasons for hiding behind their screens, but will they give each other a real chance?

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a voluntary and honest review.
242 reviews2 followers
November 6, 2021
Another great read

I really enjoyed reading this book. It gave real insight into how people with hearing loss manage and the struggles they face daily that people with hearing would never understand. It was also a great love story. Well written with humour and empathy

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589 reviews5 followers
May 7, 2022
This is a very moving story that shows different forms of grief, guilt and disabilities and how to move on from both. This was very well written and is a touching love story with an absolutely awesome meet cute. Despite the story’s subject manor, there was still humor that had me chuckling and smiling. Well worth the read.
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171 reviews
August 28, 2021
I might have gotten bored and skipped around some.

The summary of the book I liked, what actually happened and how they met I was iffy about and it was too drawn out for me that I kept putting off finishing it them just skipped the last chapters and ended earlier.
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342 reviews9 followers
May 4, 2022
Honestly idk what’s going on, I must be in a funk cuz this book sounded great and was really cute but it just did not keep my interest I really had to push myself to read it and finish it. It was cute and I did like it but ugh so long with nothing really happening.
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443 reviews
July 9, 2022
This started as a bit of a gimmick and I was almost ready to be done. Then the secondary characters, the bakery, the recipes became so real and endearing that the story won me over. Least cool thing was the sexting.
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92 reviews
October 10, 2022
Avery and Jake

I loved this book. Jake and Avery were perfect together. They accepted each other for who they are and we’re willing to fight for each other. Amazing story full of funny banter, baking, and lots of heat. Great read!
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