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An Amazon Charts and Washington Post best seller.

From New York Times best-selling 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 from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets and forming a connection I never thought could break.

Until one day it did.

Then, out of the blue, a new letter arrived. A scathing one - one with eight years of pent-up anger. I had no choice but to finally come clean as to why I stopped writing.

Griffin forgave me, and somehow we were able to rekindle our childhood connection. Only now we were adults, and that connection had grown to a spark. Our letters quickly went from fun to flirty to downright dirty, revealing our wildest fantasies. So it only made sense that we would take our relationship to the next level and see each other in person.

Only Griff didn’t want to meet. He asked that I trust him and said it was for the best. But I wanted more - more Griff, in the flesh - so I took a big chance and went looking for him. People have done crazier things for love.

But what I found could change everything.

©2019 Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I really loved this story. At first I thought it was going to be too angsty for me but it wasn't at all. I love when characters aren't perfect like Luca but they are truly trying to get better. Character growth is a big deal for me. I also loved that Luca & Griffin have a very long history but it still feels new. This book has great characters, lots of humor & is very sexy. I smiled a lot, felt a little sad at times and want my very own Griffin! He was sweet, understanding and just went along with everything as much as he could even if it wasn't his ideal situation. He just loved Luca for who she was... SWOON!!! Doc might be the best side character ever too! The narration was perfect, Andi Arndt as always was great but Jacob Morgan stole the show with his British accent.

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Enjoyed this second chance romance!

Luca suffers from severe anxiety following a deadly fire, 8 years ago. Doc has been treating her, and is her source of support. They travel to NYC from her refuge in Vermont. Packing her deceased father’s home she finds a letter from her forgotten childhood pen-pal, Griffin. The emotional story is full of second chances, friends to lovers, dealing with real life struggles of fame & anxiety. I felt these authors did a good job of showing how difficult it is for someone who has debilitating fears. Their struggles were realistic & relatable. I loved Luca’s friendship with Doc & her pet pig. Griffin is a lovable hero with his sexy British accent, rockstar ways & his dirty letters he wrote to Luca. I’m a big fan of Vi & Penelope, their stories never disappoint me. 5 “Bird loving” Stars I read the first half & listened to the audible version the last half. The narrators were good to listen to.

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An emotional and sweet romance

You can always count on VK and PW to write an emotional and enjoyable story and having Andi and Jacob narrate it really elevates it to a different level. I mean just the British accent alone is swoon worthy. Love the premise of the story and the emotional depth of the writing. The letters are so innocent and sweet when they were reread. Now the grownups version are dirty indeed.

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An amazing read. 5 brilliant stars!

After reading this, I understand more about the affects of trauma on a person. Brilliant

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Makes the 3 most hated female characters

I’m a very empathetic person, and I tried to be so towards the female character (named Luca which reminds me of leukoplakia, oral keratosis and the bullying nickname given to Lucas in the 80s film. Not cute) but Luca turned out to be an emotionally, mentally and spiritually crippled whiner who was such a life sucking milquetoast she not only didn’t deserve Griffin, she ruined the entire book. I get what the writers were trying to do—inject a romance book with substance and depth but these books are meant to be an escape from the drags and stresses of real life, reading about a fragile nutty shut-in attempting to woo a gorgeous, sexy British International rockstar while she drug everything down with her complete ineptitude at every encounter in life while he did literally everything...it was just absurd. He moved mountains to accommodate her endless hang ups. It was impossible to see Luca as anything but a meek mess, so then hearing about their explicit sex scenes involving pleasuring with furbies was just gross and entirely unsexy. Andi Arndt is truly great but starting feel a bit mom-ish for steamy books. And Jacob Morgan is flawless as always, and his British accent sounds spot on as well as how he seamlessly moved from American to British in a breath without missing a syllable. The narration is where the stars are on this one for me.

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Brilliant

If I have to explain why Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward books are an auto download for me.. this particular book is probably on my top picks to sum it all up. I don't know how they do it! They took the basic trope of friends to lovers and molded it into a story that was so epic that by the end my heart broke because it was over! This is a story of a famous reclusive author and a rockstar who fell in love before fame and tragedy stuck. Life happened and they lost each other. After each character takes one leap after another they finally get the HEA that they were destined for. This particular book deals with overcoming fear that can't easily be explained or solved. It also highlights the importance of being "all in" when it comes to fighting for what you want. Andi Arndt &, Jacob Morgan .. do I really have to review them?.. If you haven't listened to these narrators then you are in for the best 8 hrs of story telling time that will probably ever encounter... Worth a credit for sure.. I would have bought this listen outright if i didn't have credits to use because it was just that damn good!

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Love 💕

I’m drying my tears as I write this review. This story is everything you want in a book!! I want to shout it from the roof tops! I LOVE DIRTY LETTERS!! Read it! Listen to it! You too will love it from beginning to end! Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward have written a wonderful love story with heart and heat! I can’t wait for your next book!! Hurry, please!!

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What an amazing story

I half read and half listened to this wonderful story. It deserves 15 🌟 stars I truly believe this because I wanted to leave a review way before I finished this book. The letters were funny, sweet, and beautiful. Loved the characters. Luca and Griff were perfect for each other. It was a long road for both of them to find their HEA. And it was perfect. The narrators were awesome. They performed both male and female role to perfection. So I definitely say buy this book/audio, you won't regret it.

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Overall 4 stars Performance 4.5 stars Story 4 stars I really enjoyed this one! It was sweet and sexy, but also dealt with some serious issues too. I liked how the authors didn’t create some magical solution, but rather took a more realistic approach to Luca’s fears and anxiety. It was so cute how Griffin and Luca reconnected and their meet cute couldn’t have been sweeter when they were kids. I did think it was a little odd that their letters turned sexual so quickly after reconnecting, but I enjoyed their chemistry and playful banter. I loved that from the moment they come back in each other’s lives, Griffin is all in. The lengths that he went to take care of and support Luca were incredible. I both read and listened to this one and the narration by Jacob Morgan and Andi Arndt was wonderful. I’m not used to hearing Jacob Morgan with a British accent, but honestly you can’t go wrong with this narrating duo. An enjoyable read/listen that left my heart happy!

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OH MY HEART.. MY HEART

What an emotionally gripping, romantic and heartachingly beautiful love story you two gifted authors have written.. about two pen pals who lost touch with each other in their teens and how their new rekindled adult letter-writing turns into a sexy ‘n sweet fairytale of a romance. From the story, I felt the hopelessness, the frustration, the anxiety and the optimistic anticipation because it oozes from your well-crafted pages as twenty-five yr old agoraphobic Luca mentally wrestles with her phobia while she bravely takes step after step outside her comfort zone for love. And Griffin is a Rockstar in more ways than one as Luca takes her tentative steps towards their future, Griffin is so supportive, deserving and eager to do whatever it takes to be right by her side, hold her hand, slay her demons and unconditionally love her forever. However, their journey isn’t easy, it won’t be won in a day and it won’t be without it’s heartbreaking pitfalls and challenges.. but it will be oh so worth it in the end. Worth a credit? This is a gem of a love story and yes, so worth a credit.. it’s got romance, tender sentiments, touching words, sex, a couple of endearing secondary characters, a drop of humor.. and even a pet pig. Clean it up a wee bit and it’d make a great Disney Romance movie.. but the excellent dual POV narration by Andi and Jason guaranteed it’d be a glorious 5 star listen.

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  • L Hayes
  • 11-17-19

Flight Or Fight?

Wow! This story really resonates with me. Although not the same condition, mine mimics the same path as the main character Luca. I too get anxious about going out; I panic when surrounded by large groups of people and one by one, as my condition worsens, my world gets smaller, as friends become fewer and fewer because they dont have the time to get to understand my situation. So there comes a point where you either accept life as it is, or you fight to change it for the better - Flight or Fight! Another really well plotted story by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Empathetic to the end. A love story included too. Brilliantly narrated. I didn’t want the story to end. I thought this story was well written and would have no problems in recommending it to other readers/listeners. Go on dip your toe in.

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  • 12-01-19

not a fan of the male narrator

story was great! personally i did not like the male voice, something about hos tone, like he just read out loud, and also, there was a lot of "mouth sounds" and breathing. But, still a great book :-)

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  • 11-18-19

Started off amazing and then drifted off

This book was great to begin with, but by the end it was more like an insight into therapy for agoraphobia, rather than giving you insight into the characters and their relationship development. The focus was too skewed. It got a bit dull and anticlimactic by the end after the book lost its way. Shame after a strong beginning!

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  • Jenny
  • 11-11-20

Oh my goodness!!!

I read works from these writers from another app and I'm so so INCREDIBLY glad that I moved to audible to continue exploring the work /stories (I'm not saying that apps... Like.... Erm.... Moments... Are bad.... but I've found that you get a cropped version on there of several books I've reread/experienced again on here). I laughed my way through the story even though there's a lot of difficult times for the characters.... I loved it... It also had a few canny saucy moments.... I REALLY REALLY don't want to spoil it but if you're a "cryer" like me, you can guarantee that you will be sobbing towards the end..... So prepare yourself for it!! Ooooooooooooo.... What to read now?! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤯😹❤️

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  • Valerie
  • 09-02-20

superb

very enjoyable the narrative was excellent the story was love at its best thank you

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-21-20

Lovely

I loved this book it made me smile and cry lovely story from start to end

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  • P.Wedz
  • 03-28-20

A good story

will keep you listening, interesting issue raised and has a few great moments. no cliffhangers and a great HEA.

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  • 01-07-20

DNF

I was so excited to listen to this book but after 1 hour cannot handle anymore. I’m of the mindset now where I don’t torture myself listening to something I’m not enjoying. I couldn’t get into the story at first because of Luca’s name, all I could think of was Luca Magnotta the male murderer. I usually connect with female characters with a traumatic past but his one just didn’t work for me unfortunately. Usually I like both narrators but I feel like Andi is becoming almost boring to listen to and Jacobs English accent was just bad. Like seriously why is it so difficult just to find an English male narrator if he’s going to narrate with an English accent. You could quite clearly tell it was an American guy, it’s a shame because I really do usually enjoy Jacob’s narrations. The letters from griffin seemed extremely juvenile, and not like they were written by a what 25 year old man. Lastly the authors. I usually quite enjoy both of their work separately, but I find when they work together it really is hit or miss. I thought hate notes was one of their best collaborations. This however did nothing for me. I do wonder if I would have got further with a physical copy.

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  • Liánne
  • 11-19-20

wow

I cried, I laughed i read it again this is special to me and I hope it will be special in some sort of way for the other readers x

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-15-20

not the best

I'm sad to say I found this story rather dull ..which is disappointing as I normally love these two authors. I found my self skipping through it just to get to the end. Definitely not their best.

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  • Priscilla
  • 02-29-20

Amazing perfomances

I usually don’t write reviews, but I felt compelled to write for Dirty Letters. The way this was read by both parties was amazing. So heartwarming and touching. I recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-03-20

brilliant

I love this story couldn't stop listening. from start to finish in one day. i love to see this as a movie

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  • Cas
  • 12-02-19

Wow wow

A double wow for this story. The emotion was real and made your heart break. He did everything he could to make her believe they could overcome her fears. A definite read. Narration was supe

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-19

Umm, Dirty Letters? Yes please

Love, love, love this book. A very different storyline to tackle but so beautifully done. Genius casting of narrators - Andi brilliant as always, but Jacob donning an English accent, oh my! Loved this book, never wanted it to end and am having such a book hangover after. Thank you ladies for such a lovely story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-20

Dragged on to much

The story line dragged on and on I found it a frustrating listen I felt like say oh come on get on with it most of the book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-29-20

Oh my!

This story reduced me to tears. There is no greater compliment. Great story so beautifully narrated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-20

Perfection

Absolutely would recommend this book to anyone. Was fantastic, was my first ever audiobook and it has ignited my passion for more. Well done to everyone involved in the writing of the story, the publisher and the narrator’s. Couldn’t put it down x

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  • Felicity
  • 01-16-20

SO DON'T REGRET READING THIS! IT WAS AMAZING!

This was the cutest book ever, I loved it! The best romance books I find are ones that have some heartache but finish with a happy ending. Reading this book almost makes you want to find your own pen pal to have that kind of romance. The minute Griffin's past letters were read out I knew that this book was going to be a favourite that I would happily read again in the future. With a mixture of goofy parts as well as steamy scenes, this book is one I so don't regret reading and would definitely recommend to those who like this genre. I loved this book! P.S I listened to this as an audiobook and absolutely loved the narrators and how they fit the characters. P.P.S The British accent used was amazing and helped get into the story more. P.P.P.S I loved this book! And you will get why I wrote this once you read it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-20

This made me cry happy tears

I’m a sucker for a happy ending but this story just touched me in a way no other book has. I can tell this is one I’m going to listen to over and over again.

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  • Jacqui
  • 12-22-19

A little basic but an ok read

A little basic but an ok read. Romance, sappy, slow in places. Dnshsbx. Shahid. Shahhsv shfhu fjfhcbdb shah djs and