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While You Were Texting

(Digital Dating #2)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  298 ratings  ·  121 reviews
Lincoln Cunningham doesn’t do relationships. Mostly because he learned in college that he doesn’t do them well. Translation: book smart guys focused on learning the art and science of vineyard tending aren’t always girl smart, and the humiliation that comes from being the only one invested in the relationship, well, that’s enough for him.

Lincoln’s mother, however, isn’t s
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Published May 17th 2021
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Elisa ❀
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so freaking cute!
I love books with texting/email/letters so when I saw this title i had to read it. there wasn't a lot of texting, but this book is so cute that I couldn't care.
Lori R.
May 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who knew frogs could be so romantic?!! My goodness, this story made me swoon so hard!

This oh-so-charming, clean romance was cute, tons of fun, and utterly delightful. After reading book one (Texting with the Enemy), I could not wait for Lincoln’s story. I just knew he’d steal my heart. And that he did.

The way Hannah and Lincoln meet is adorable. And maybe a little bit awkward. Because he goes to her place of work...while he’s on dates...that his mother sets him up on. She sees his misery every
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
#Delrika forever!! I love each of these authors separately but having them write together is even better! This book was charming, funny, touching and all things wonderful. I loved Lincoln as the awkward hero, he captured my interest from page 1. Hannah was a wonderful foil and I admired her having a plan to restart her life after a divorce. They were a wonderful couple and this series has fun side characters, I can't wait to visit this world again! ...more
Siobhan Yilmaz
May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
My heart swelled so much reading this. Lincoln is just the most awkward, cutest, sweetest guy ever! I just wanted to give the guy a hug the whole way through. And Hannah is most definitely his perfect woman with her patience and understanding.
There's a few moments where you'd want to smash their heads together, but only in the right way, of course!
Communication is the key, people...
In the previous book, we had an ugly pig, this time its all about the frogs - and they'll melt your heart.
*Adds fro
Judy Lynn
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This clean rom-com is set in the small town of Solano Springs. It is written in first person from a dual POV.
I adored Hannah. She is figuring out her life with a fresh start in a new town. I love how Linc intrigues her with his pottery frogs and his many bad dates. I love that she understands Linc and has patience for him when he struggles to find the words. Linc is an absolute sweetheart. I love that he isn’t completely confident. I love that he sometimes struggles with social cues, yet he reco
Amanda Rozell
May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was the sweetest book I have ever read! Wine, frogs, and paint in a small town, y’all. I had a smile on my face from start to finish. Linc and Hannah are too sweet and cute for words and I just loved their story!
This lovely book gave me all the feels! I love the fake dating trope and this book did it justice. If you love fake dating tropes and meddling moms, definitely check out this book!

I thought it was hilarious how Lincoln's mom kept sending him on dates. Even better, I loved that it was to the same place every time. It was so fun to see Hannah's reactions to these dates and to hear both of their thoughts on the misery of them (it's a dual POV!). There was lots of humor throughout the book, but most
May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
While You Were Texting is book 2 in the brand new Digital Dating Series by my two favourite rom com writers!

Lincoln and Hannah were just so sweet and they were just perfect for each other, you just can't help love them! Lincoln is a little unsure of himself and because of that he struggles, at times, socially. Hannah is rediscovering herself after a few bumps in the road.

Hannah comes to Lincoln's rescue after his Mum sets him up on another blind date disaster, but it's not going to stop his mu
Stephenie McNeil
May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
How freaking cute was this?! Okay, that's a rhetorical question, I'll just tell you it's cute, then you'll read it and think, gosh she was right. ;)
I for one am so glad this has another installment. Lincoln (H) is quirky, which I for one appreciate since it's always the (h) that has flaws. He has trouble relating to others and often is too blunt. This isn't for every lady, but throw in Hannah (h) and you got yourselves an interesting match.
I also must say, I have enjoyed in both this and the pr
May 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Swooning over Lincoln!

I really enjoyed this closed-door romance with an adorable HEA. I would have loved an epilogue about them years down the road, but I’m hoping to follow them as the series continues.

Fake relationships is one of my favorite tropes and this one was perfect. Very low angst, just a little heartbreak to make everyone fully enjoy the HEA.

This is the second book of the series, but can be read as a standalone. I recommend reading the series in order to fully appreciate all of the
Jaime Reynolds
Apr 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One click this right away!!! This romantic comedy will make you smile and forget everything around you for a few hours. The story is unique and these characters are unforgettable and welcome you right into their group. Be prepared to fall in love with Hannah and Lincoln. Word of advice is not to drink wine while reading. I laughed and snorted so hard that I wound up covering myself and the couch. I am so excited for more from these two authors!!
Paula Lloyd
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Texting with the Enemy and fell in the love with the Cunningham family. While You Were Texting is the second installment of this series and it does not disappoint. I love these two authors separately but together they are pure golden. I love a good awkward guy and a fresh start for the gal. When Hannah moves to basically find herself and she finds so much more than love, she finds her roots and her background. You throw in laugh out loud moments and you can't have a book witho ...more
Booked on Lattes
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’m pretty sure I had a smile on my face the entire time I read this book, that’s how much I loved it and how happy it made me! The smile maybe only disappeared for a small part when there was a major misunderstanding, but thankfully that didn’t last too long. I was expecting the funny parts (maybe it’s just the mom in me but a good would you rather game was played and had me giggling) but I was unprepared to get emotional, even if it was just happy tears. I wouldn’t say this is necessarily a cl ...more
May 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
First, I loved this story. It spoke to me on a heart level; it just grabbed me from the start. And Lincoln is amazing – I just wanna hug him. To me, this is a very special story. It is the heart of it that made me adore it.

The book opens with Lincoln on dates arranged by his mother. It’s not as bad as it sounds but yeah, Mom is a “wee” bit pushy. She only has Lincoln’s best interest at heart, though. Still, she was sometimes over the top. The dates are at a painting (ceramics) business. Poor guy
Cecilia Dawn
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2021
This is a sweet, heart-filling, love-swelling romance. As the second in the series, I already knew I liked Lincoln and was looking forward to his HEA. Something about the unique way his brain processes things called to me, and he's all I hoped for. I really appreciate that the authors write his unique approach to life from a place of acceptance and love. Too many times, I see characters that present over-logical and have trouble with social cues portrayed either as outcasts or as the subject of ...more
May 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
As much as I enjoyed book one in the Digital Dating series, I loved Lincoln and Hannah’s story so much more! And now I want to paint a rainbow of ceramic frogs for my bookshelf!
Lincoln is so very sweet but he definitely has a hard time expressing himself verbally. He’s also great son who can’t tell his mom that the women she keeps setting him up with are not his type. At. All! The cute gal who works at the paint studio, though…she’s the one. Hannah is new to town, working a job she does
May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another delightful addition to the Digital Dating series.

I really enjoyed this story! I loved sweet Lincoln in Boston & El's story (book 1), so I appreciated the insight into his view of the world. What a precious young man. My heart hurt for him during several misunderstandings, especially given his similarities to my daughter with communication and "social cues" difficulties. I might've swiped a stray tear or two in empathy.

And Hannah. Sweet, sweet Hannah. I felt for her when her past impact
Kristen Lewendon
This pair twisted my poor gooey heart into absolute pretzels. My own quiet introverted nature identified with Lincoln’s in the blink of an eye. It was all too easy for me to connect with him and all his social awkwardness. Hannah’s relationship woes were where I found the most common ground with her. Though, her sense of feeling alone in the world is not unfamiliar to me. These two made me want to hug them both tight and promise that everything would work out. They’ve both got some crises of sel ...more
May 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I read this in one evening. Ok, I stopped a little passed midnight, but I couldn't put it down! Lincoln may be my favorite sweet guy. Verbalization may not come easily and he may be socially awkward, but you can't help but love his determination, attitude, outlook, and humor. Hannah has been through a lot. She is not looking for love, just a new start and fresh beginnings. If you are looking for a sweet small town romantic comedy with great characters, this is a must read! ...more
May 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well, I just finished While You We’re Texting, and I won’t easily forget this very sweet hero and heroine! Linc and Hannah are a match made in heaven and their story reads like a 1990s rom com that we all kick back, enjoy and eat a gallon of ice cream while watching. GET THE ICE CREAM and the wine!
There are absolutely parts of this story you will snort laugh through but there are parts that will warm your heart. My perception of Linc is that he’s absolute perfection! Sure, he struggles with a c
Leisa Ann
May 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and the awkwardness of the hero. I haven’t read many books where the hero has difficulty with interacting with others…it was a refreshing change. I am really enjoying getting to know this family.
May 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lincoln, Hannah, and some painted frogs have been turned into a wonderful story! I thoroughly enjoyed this story and was touched by Lincoln's personality since I have an adult child that falls into this awkward with humans category. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to laugh while reading. ...more
May 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
While You Were Texting is the first book that I've read by either Delancey Stewart or Marika Ray and I definitely plan on reading more books by both of them. I am happy to say you absolutely cannot tell that two different people wrote this book which I love because its so impressive to me that two authors can seamlessly blend their styles of writing to create an amazing book.
While You Were Texting is about Lincoln Cunningham, and all he wants to do right now in his life is tend to his grapes at
May 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the first time in quite a while that from the very beginning a book immediately captured my heart. I fell in love with Lincoln from the first page and as the story evolved I just grew to love him even more. He made me smile, tear up and is just the sweetest guy in an awkward way. He’s unsure of himself and it just made him more endearing to me.
Hannah is trying to maneuver her way through life just trying to find out where she fits. She’s a planner and at present is lost because she has
Mary Brannian
May 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
It was going to take a very unique person to love me, and I wasn’t sure she existed. And even if she was, I’d probably find a way to screw it up anyway. I was bad at love. I preferred to stick to things that were logical, that made linear sense." - Lincoln

Lincoln just wanted to be alone. He wasn't looking for, he didn't WANT, a significant other. Just let him commune with his vines and he was perfectly content... Or he was... Til Hannah rescued him from a clinging vine-type wanna be girlfriend,
Jennifer Bemis
May 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"They say you need to take a leap. Will you leap one more time for me....."

Oh my goodness....these Cunningham men are just the sweetest when it comes to their lady loves. Lincoln really touched my heart with his shy/nerd type behavior. He has a "pleasers" heart and because of that he is constantly stuck on blind date after blind date set up by his mother. There is one good thing that comes out of all those blind dates.

Hannah Delacourt took a job at Paint It, Pal when she arrived at the small vin
Jenn M.
May 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
While You Were Texting is the second book in the laugh out loud, clean Rom-Com series Digital Dating by Delancey Stewart and Marika Ray. The story is told in alternating POV and while it is a complete stand alone, I find that the stories are enjoyed more when you read the series together.

Lincoln Cunningham is sure that he is destined to be alone- he's no good with reading people and will not get put in a situation where he has genuine feelings only to find that they are not reciprocated. Hannah
Curtis E Evans
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever heard the saying, “I can show you better than I can tell you”? Or how about “actions speak louder”? Do people really take the time to show who they really are?

While You Were Texting gives us a peek into a relationship with just those characteristics. Not only is it thoughtful and eye opening, there is also plenty of humor. Oh and let me not forget one other important thing...there is wine! Thank you Delancey Stewart and Marika Ray for making sure there were plenty of references to
May 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Lincoln is book smart but a little awkward socially. So to help him along his mom keeps arranging dates for him (against his wishes) and they all are held at Paint it, Pal. But his current date is a little too pushy and he needs help fast.
Hannah has inherited a house and vineyard from her aunt, and is working at Paint it, pal while she decides what to do with her inheritance. When the cute guy who keeps coming in for date after date slips her an SOS message to get out of his current date she te
Lisa Hemming
Apr 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love everything about “While You Were Texting,” the second book in the Digital Dating Series by Marika Ray and Delancey Stewart. I read the book in an afternoon and quickly fell in love with Lincoln and Hannah. We met them in the first book in the series and I had hoped they would somehow find their way to each other.

Lincoln is somewhat shy, studious and has a hard time conveying his feelings. I found him very appealing and the kind of guy any woman would want to be with. He is close to his m
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I'm USA Today Bestselling author Delancey Stewart. My contemporary romances run the gamut of settings and setups, but they always deliver humor, heart and heat. It's a guarantee.

I write from my home in Denver, CO, where I manage a household full of boys and men. Okay, only one man. The hubs. But two boys. I mean, three if you count the hubs. (You see why I do words and not numbers. I was told ther

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