Monday, August 21, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

Title: Drunk Dial
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: August 21st, 2017


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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About the Author:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a sixteen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 11-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
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My Review:
To be honest, I was very surprised by this book. I was really expecting a fun lighthearted read with some hilarious scenes but that's definitely not what I got. Don't get me wrong, the book was really good but it is heartbreaking and painful. It is the story of two people who reconnect after too many years and after living through things that left deep scars in each of them.

Rana and Landon are two intriguing characters. The story of each one of them is filled with pain and heartbreak but somehow they managed to survive everything life and faith threw their way. So when the reconnect after over 10 years, they both have deep scars that prevents them from developing relationships with anyone. But once hey are together again (even if for a while, that's simply on the phone), their understanding and feelings for each other help them heal the wounds scarring their souls. 

One of the things I quite liked was that both characters are deeply flawed. They are in no way perfect but they are perfect for each other. There were few times where Rana's behaviour was somewhat immature for me and I couldn't really understand her at times but I still think that she was an extremely strong individual. Similarly, Landon also lived through a lot but there were also times where I would've liked him to be a little bit more alpha and dominant. But apart from that, I still enjoyed the book quite a lot.

As I mentioned above, this is definitely not the fun and lighthearted read I was expecting. But it is still so worth reading. So keep that in mind when you pick up your copy because I think this is definitely a book you should have in your library.

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