In her sexy new series, bestselling author Dakota Cassidy introduces the Call Girls, a spirited group of friends ready to take on lust, love and everything in between…. Find out where it all began in this delicious novella!
If life is like a box of chocolates, Cat Butler has tasted them all—and decided on none. It's no wonder she can't keep a job, even though her mother's health depends on it. Just when she finds herself up a creek without a paddle—again—a benevolent friend throws her a lifeline. In the form of a job at, of all places, a phone sex hotline. Not exactly what she had in mind, but if it pays the bills for her mom's expensive nursing home, what's the harm?
Successful entrepreneur Flynn McGrady knows a thing or two about responsibility. So when his mother has a stroke, he knows the right thing to do is relocate to Atlanta to be near her while she recovers. He's got a plan for everything—except for feisty Cat, who finally gets his mama to talk again. Talk dirty, that is, and he's not pleased. Cat is gorgeous and sassy to boot…too bad she's not the type to settle down.
Cat and Flynn may have bigger fish to fry, but the sparks between them are hotter than hell. And when they finally give in to temptation, the results are explosive. Can a girl who follows her heart and a guy who follows his head find their way to forever?ebook, 89 pages
Four Stars: A delightful must read novella that sets up a terrific series.
Cat bites her tongue and tries to maintain a pleasant face as she deals with Flynn. She is hanging on to her job at the coffee shop by her fingernails, and if she loses this job, her mother will be kicked out of the rehabilitation center. Flynn is accosting her because she gave his mother, who is recovering from a stroke, romance novels to read. When Cat's irritable boss fires her anyway, she is desperate. Thankfully, she has made a new friend, Landon, who turns out to be her guardian angel. Cat is quickly settled in as the general manager of the Call Girls. Then Cat finds herself in an unexpected romance with Flynn. Will Cat finally stay put in her job and romantic relationship, or will she cut ties and run?
What I Liked:
- It isn't often that I fall completely in love with a novella. Most of the time, I am left wanting more, but this was not the case with Talk This Way. This was a sweet novel packed with plenty of emotion and it provided a complete story. This novella is must read if you are a fan to the series or even if you aren't.
- I read the first two books in the series before I read this novella, and I think it actually had a bigger impact on me than if I had read it before the series. Landon is in this novel, and he was a character that I wished was in the first book: Talk Dirty To Me. I had already fallen in love with Landon before I even read this novella, but finally getting to know him made it even more emotional. Landon made me smile, laugh and then cry. I loved every minute that he was featured.
- Cat and Flynn's romance starts with sparks flying and lots of antagonism, but then the chemistry kicks in and it becomes a heated, passionate affair. I thought the romance was a lot of fun, and I thought it was well paced.
- Cat was a terrific main character. She has baggage, and she fears any type of commitment, thus she has a long history of employment and broken relationships. She is feisty and never holds her tongue when it comes to sticking up for people. She is kind and compassionate and she has big heart. I found myself cheering her on.
- I liked that this novella set up the first book and gave the back story on Call Girls and set the stage for the Caine/Dixie rivalry. You can certainly read the first book and then go back and read this, but I think this sets the stage perfectly for the series. Everything is tied up at the end and ready for the start of the series. Well worth the read.
- I appreciated that there was humor to balance out the emotional impact. There are some funny scenes when Flynn endeavors to read paranormal romance novels to discuss with his mother.
- Currently, this novella is free at the time of this review. So go download it and check it out for yourself.
And The Not So Much:
- I wished that there was just a little more time taken in building the romance. It goes from the antagonistic to lust very quickly. Granted, the short length of the novella doesn't allow for drawing out the romance.
- I wanted more Landon. I felt like this novella should have been more his story than Cat and Flynn's. I would have loved to see him planning and plotting for the Call Girls battle. He was truly one of the most engaging characters I have encountered in a long time.
- For the most part, I was satisfied with this novella, but I think there was enough story for a full novel. Still it does a great job of setting up the series.
Talk This Way is a quick, satisfying read perfect for anyone who wants a sweet, emotional romance to read in one sitting. Whether you are a fan of the series or a new reader, this is a great little read. I highly recommend grabbing this one. For a novella it delivers, and you can't beat the free price tag.
"Well, news flash. I spit on warning labels. Just ask my new mattress. I ripped the label right off the second it got here, threw it on the floor, gave it a good stomping and screamed a rebel yell."
"Go love her and figure the rest out later. But right this second, love her, and then lover her some more 'til you both figure it out. Don't miss forever."
I purchased a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.