My Review: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

My Review:  Drunk Dial by Penelope WardDrunk Dial by Penelope Ward
Publication Date: August 21, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Friends to Lovers, Romance
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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.

My Review

Drunk Dial by Author Penelope Ward is a second chance at love story.

“I was thirteen when you knew me. I barely knew where my balls were back then. A lot can change in thirteen years.”

Landon and Rana had a special bond when they were younger. Unfortunate circumstances severed their tie, but intoxicating memories are bringing them back together.

“You’re still the boy I looked up to. You’re just a man now, who’s lived, made mistakes, and learned from them. I needed to call and tell you that.”

To all the girls who ever wrote “his” last name attached to theirs a million times.  To all the girls who drew hearts around “his” name and picture.  To all the girls who thought they never quite caught “his” attention.  This one is for us.

“A fire was burning inside of me, and I knew it was my crush exploding into a full-blown obsession.”

Drunk Dial had so many sweet and sappy goo-goo eyes moments.   I felt like I was on a constant high with Landon and Rana as they found each other again and discovered the possibilities of love. Living with them in the present and learning about them from the past provided a flavorful mix of laughter and sadness as they rediscovered what caused them to click from the beginning, and how their lives had evolved from that time to now.

“P.P.S. I think you and I were meant to be in each other’s lives.”

Drunk Dial was a cheerfully sentimental, entertaining, and sexy second chance at love.

4 Stars

About Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 8-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is the author of Stepbrother Dearest, which spent four consecutive weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Other works include, Jake Undone, My Skylar, Jake Understood, Gemini and the upcoming Sins of Sevin due out in the fall of 2015.

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