Call Me, Maybe
by Ellie Cahill
Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t even an option. Of course, the last thing Clementine does before departure is grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.
Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go that easy. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.
“The guy was like, romance novel hot, and not the old cover models either. Like the actual characters described in the pages. Yum.”
“I don’t mean to complain at all, but I sort of expected college to do more for me than fill my head with interesting trivia.”
“I seemed to be the only one who didn’t know what to do with myself. Maybe I’d missed a class Adulting 101.”
“He had the air of someone who always has three hundred things he should be doing.”
“In case you were wondering, Florida in June is approximately the temperature of hell.”
“I was starting to convince myself that the flowers were the ‘thank you, ma’am’ than followed ‘wham, bam.’”
“I always felt like an archaeologist at an important dig when I went to someone’s apartment for the first time. Clues lay all around me. All I had to do was identify, classify, and hypothesize.”
“My heart sank. I was picturing a stadium-sized crowd of women; his little black book in multiple volumes on a shelf; his bedpost whittled down to a nub for all the notching.”
“The conversation had taken a left turn into dangerous territory filled with bear traps, rusted nails, and psychological damage as far as the eye could see. I had a feeling I was not going to win back his heart with any further steps into the area, but it hard to resist now that I’d started.”
Call Me, Maybe is my first experience with this author, but definitely will not be my last as I enjoy her style, humor, and intelligence. An innocent accidental phone switch at the airport lead to a new romance that started over the phone and at opposite ends of the country. The romance sparked quickly during a week of phone calls and I found it adorable, steamy, and precious. He did ALL the right things, but unfortunately, she did not. The writing was easy to follow yet crisp and breezy. The story was generally light, although emotional complications and misunderstandings ensued later in the story. I enjoyed the humor, premise, and all the characters, and would even like to see a series written with the other family members, just saying…
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