A STARLET REVIEW: DRUNK DIAL BY PENELOPE WARD

 

 

 

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

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My Review

Ah the old drunk dial….who hasn’t been there? We’ve all done it. Old boyfriend, current boyfriend, your parents to order a chicken pizza (it’s a family tradition in my house). Of course there is usually regret the next day…well, except when we used to call our parents and order the chicken pizza. That was too funny for regret! However, I can honestly say that I’ve never looked up somebody from my childhood 13 YEARS after the last time I saw them and drunk dialed them on a random Thursday night in order to tell them off. Apparently only Rana Saloomi (yeah, how’s that for a last name?) does that.

Rana and Landon first met years ago as children. They quickly form a strong bond but are unfortunately separated without the opportunity to even say goodbye. Thirteen years later and Rana still can’t stop her thoughts from straying to her childhood BFF, Landon Roderick. Enter one bottle Shiraz, some old notes, Google and a cell phone. Voila! Instantly reconnected. Of course both Rana and Landon now have A LOT of baggage but soon realize that strong bond they forged as children has never truly left them. They find themselves diving head first into a long distance relationship, but not without a whole bunch of secrets….some whopper secrets!

I really connected with these characters and the feelings they had for each other. They’ve both been through so much, it’s hard to not feel the heartbreak and to root for their happiness. As with all her books, Penelope, makes you feel ALL the gut wrenching emotions but also throws in a lot of laughter…a butt plug is NOT a wine stopper is all I’m gonna say here ;) Not only does she do all of this, but she throws in a twist that had me saying “Wait, WHAT did she just say?” I’m usually pretty good at figuring stuff out ahead of time but this one shocked me!

One of the things I loved most about this story is that it surprised me. Based on the title I kind of expected a funny, quirky romance. And it was those things but it was SO much more and had so much more depth to the story. I literally could not put it down. I sat on my back porch, getting eaten alive by mosquitos while I read it all in one sitting. It was just that good. This one is definitely a must read and a big 4.5 stars from this girl. I can’t recommend it enough!

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

 

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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

 

Mack Daddy:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kWzE1S

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Neighbor Dearest:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aWvypX

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Nook: http://bit.ly/2akQ2aq

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2axt1SY

 

Stepbrother Dearest:

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1mFNMeg

iBooks: http://bit.ly/YER0mT

Nook: http://bit.ly/1taMFjG

kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs

 

RoomHate:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/294lIeT
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Nook: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL

kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW

 

Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ny7GhN

iBooks: http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq

Nook: http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho

 

Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dbetFA
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf
Nook: http://bit.ly/2c9vRdV

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ctb6dv

 

Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ

iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57

Nook: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/stuck-up-suit

 

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MvHLg2

iBooks: http://apple.co/1PffE2J

Nook: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY
Kobo:  http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO
Sins of Sevin:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1F9tbc3

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kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D

 

Jake Undone (Jake #1):

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC

Nook: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6

iBooks: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8

kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M

 

Jake Understood (Jake #2):

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves

Nook: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z

iBooks: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC

kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk

 

My Skylar

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1obOG2F

iBooks: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR

Nook: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi

kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB

 

Gemini:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE

Nook: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD

iBooks: http://apple.co/1QTaONj

kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu

 

 

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