Friday, April 29, 2016

Calling Me: The Complete Series - Louise Bay

I promised myself I would get through my TBR pile, anything published prior to April 1...I failed, completely! The pile just grew. So, May is my month of catching up, I'll still be bringing you reviews for new releases, as well as cover reveals and book blitzes/tours, but mixed in with some older 2015 to early 2016 reads that I enjoyed. I figured I would get a head start with Calling Me: The Complete Series by Louise Bay, a compilation of the three novellas that made up the series, Calling Me Back, Calling Me Away, and Calling Me Home. Louise Bay is an author where I've really liked everything she comes out with and Calling Me is no different. If these books sound good to you, it's a steal of a deal at just $3.99!
Let me know what you think!

Rating: 4 Stars
Published: October 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
eBook provided by Netgalley.

Amazon Goodreads
Ashleigh Franklin wants the forever type of romance, complete with marriage and kids. She's been in love with her best friend's brother since she was a child, but she knows she can't have him and she's looking for the next best thing.
Luke is single after a 3 year relationship, he doesn't want to be married or have kids, he sees his sister and her best friend in his future, nothing else. When he realizes that those feelings are kicking in, for his sister's best friend, Ashleigh, does he have what it takes to show her he can be serious? That he wants her forever? Will she even give him the chance to?

Calling Me: The Complete Series was a funny and cute friends to lovers romance, the kind you can read on any given day and find a smile on your face. The friendship between Ashleigh, Luke, and Haven, as well as her husband and his sister, was hilarious. They're the kind of friends you picture at your dinner table, making jokes and being the people you turn to when you need to be serious. All were really relatable and the book followed true to how friendships work. Luke was a great guy, the kind of guy girl's would leap for. When he started making personal development changes in his life I was swooning right alongside Ashleigh and every other female character. His relationship with Ashleigh wasn't a unique story line, but it was fun to read. Their interactions were sometimes awkward, sometimes really steamy, and sometimes just like friends usually are. I liked how the characters overcame their differences, facing them as individuals in order to find eachother.

While the story was at times predictable, it was still very enjoyable to read. I found myself growing tired of Ashleigh's meltdowns and her lack of faith, but I understood what they did for the story. Told in three novella parts, the complete series is definitely something I am glad I read all in one sitting rather than waiting for each individual novella to be published. While each section doesn't have a major cliffhanger, they do leave you wanting for more, a lot more.

Calling Me was definitely a feel good kind of read and I really enjoyed sitting down and entering the lives of Ashleigh, Luke, and their family and friends. If you're looking for a shorter read with all the emotions, from angst to fluffy love, this is it.

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