Blog Tour Review: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

Posted August 22, 2017 by Shannon in Blog Tour, InkSlingers PR, Reviews, Shannon / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review:  Drunk Dial by Penelope WardDrunk Dial by Penelope Ward
Published by Penelope Ward Books on August 19th 2017
Also by this author: Cocky Bastard, Sins of Sevin, RoomHate
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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.

Cocktails and Books received this book for free from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

Rana makes the drunken mistake of looking up her childhood friend on Google and then proceeding to rake the guy at the other end of the phone over the coals for every hurt he ever causes her thirteen-year-old self.  But when she gets a call from that same number the next day, Rana learns that her drunk dial might be the best mistake she ever made.

Rana and Landon had been close at kids and their adult relationship seemed to pick up exactly where they had last left off.  Their phone and text conversations helped the reconnect and develop a friendship based on a shared past.  I liked that.  It took some of Rana’s self-consciousness away and allowed her to be herself with Landon.  While she may have given him snippets of herself here and there, she hid behind the phone.  And it wasn’t until she absolutely needed to be there for Landon that she got past her own looks.

Rana and Landon had a ton of issues they each individually needed to deal with.  But there one bright moment was each other.  They stopped the noise the other heard and helped make sense of their day, life or whatever situation they were in.  It was refreshing.  Their relationship may seem to easy, but given what each of them was dealing with they needed something easy.

Penelope Ward always manages to give me that something different to read at the exact time I need to read it.  DRUNK DIAL came at just the right time.  Landon and Rana were hot, quirky, funny and an absolute joy to read.

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. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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I am a lover of alpha males with dirty mouths, strong heroines putting alpha males in their place, and the Chicago Blackhawks. I'm a proud hockey mom who can often be found at the hockey rink cheering on my favorite forward, with my kindle close by.