Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Release Blast: Call Me, Maybe - Ellie Cahill

Call Me, Maybe
By: Ellie Cahill
Releasing February 9, 2016

“Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!” raves bestselling author Cora Carmack, and this steamy, upbeat modern romance about connecting in all the best ways proves it once again.

Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t an option. Of course, the last thing she does before boarding the plane is to grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with herphone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.

Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.

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Author Info
Ellie Cahill is a freelance writer and also writes books for young adults under the name Liz Czukas. She lives outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband, son, and the world’s loudest cat.

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3.5 Stars
Clementine is awkward and stuck living under her grandparent's watchful eyes, but that doesn't mean she doesn't act like every other twenty-something when she falls into the lap of a hot guy and finds herself stuck with his phone for a week. What starts as passing along messages to one another soon turns into more when Clementine and Justin start pushing the lines of just sharing messages by sharing a bit about themselves and some photos. Music and pictures soon become more and when they finally meet in person for the big phone exchange, their chemistry over the phone is still there when in person. Clementines keeping a secret though, her family money and past makes it convenient to lie, but when real feelings grow she has to face Justin with the truth.

While a bit unbelievable, Call Me, Maybe, is a fast-paced, cute story filled with fun characters. Clementine, what a name, is the kind of character that you will like or hate. She's a bit immature, obsessed with books (we all can relate to that), and has an overbearing family. She dealt with life's pressures in such a way that I wanted to shake some sense in her, but she also landed herself in the cutest flirtashionship. I really enjoyed the phone aspect of Clementine and Justin, especially in this day and age where people really do fall in love through just Facebook, texts, and skype calls. That said, for someone who is so wary of social media, she sure jumps into it with Justin. Clementine is easy to sympathize with and, minus the odd way it happened, her relationship with Justin is one I rooted for. I could understand her hiding parts of herself, yet trying to learn more about Justin as a way to justify her emotions towards him. The drama that unfolds is predictable, but is well written and works out just how you want it too. I enjoyed the personal growth, from both characters, and the lesson that is weaved into the story.

Let's be honest though, anyone who loses their phone now days has everything backed up And can get a replacement one. They certainly wouldn't let someone use their phone for a whole week, especially if they're a wealthy well-known figure in the community, but hey this is fiction. That said, I look up people when I meet them and since Clementine is a really unusual name, and Justin is a journalist, don't we think that Clementine + Chicago typed into Google would turn up some results? Just maybe.

While the general story is unbelievable, it's still a cute, flirty read. I liked the general relationship, the phone conversations prior to their meeting are certainly entertaining, and while it's fairly clean, the sex scenes definitely make up a lot of their relationship. I can always use more chemistry and drama in a book, but this quick read made me smile and relax for a little while.

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