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 sexiness.
The two main characters, Griffin and Luca had been pen pals from the ages of about 7 to 17, they told each other everything including information about their virginity. They were falling in love by writing to each other. Luca had gone through a traumatic event when she was 17, and stopped answering Griffins letters and they eventually stopped coming.
Their lives went in completely different ways and eight years later when drunk, Griffin writes Luca a letter which detailed how angry and frustrated he had been when she ghosted him. Luca, now 25 years old, finds the letter when she goes to New York to clean out her father’s apartment.
Luca writes back to Griffin explaining what happened and they begin exchanging letters again. They send the letters to post office boxes and use the same fake
Last names they got from their teachers when they were kids. Though Griffin has moved from Great Britain to the US during the eight years they weren’t writing to each other.
They start telling each other everything again and become close. They do talk about sexual topics but not so much in a sexting type of way, more clinical. The letters start getting a bit racy but then they stop writing to each other because they end up meeting face to face.
There are a few steamy moments and one in particular when he talks about all the things he wants to do now that they have met. However after that happens, the remainder of the book is about the issues between them and whether loving each other is enough to overcome them.
It is a good moral and I was liking the way it was going, but for me it just took too long getting there and though it showed a side of mental illness that I hadn’t seen before, It just got a bit boring and I ended up getting to frustrated with the character of Luca. Not so much her issues but things she did.
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