Title: Call on Me
Series: Loving on the Edge #8
Author: Roni Loren
Release Date: July 7, 2015
The new Loving on the Edge novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Nothing Between Us and Need You Tonight…
Oakley Easton wants two things: to be a good mom to her daughter and to ditch her less than ideal night job. Hooking up with bad boy drummer Pike Ryland? Not on the agenda. She needs a promotion. Not sex, tattoos and rock ’n’ roll.
Pike isn’t about to let Ms. Prim and Proper shut him down so easily, especially when he stumbles upon Oakley’s sexy night job. She’s only playing a role on those late night calls with strangers, but when he gets her on the line, all bets are off. He won’t stop until that sultry voice is calling his name for real.
But as they move from anonymous fantasies in the dark to the flesh-on-hot-flesh reality of the bedroom, the risk of falling in love becomes all too high. And the safe, quiet world that Oakley’s worked so hard to create is about to be exposed to the one person who could ruin it all.
This was such a delightful surprise!
It begins as a warm, feelgood romance. A strong main character, Oakley is a single mom, whose day job isn't quite cutting it. She also moonlights as a phone sex operator. I loved all her layers. Prim, put together mom, then underneath she was a feisty wildcat!
Pike is a drummer, working on regaining his band's momentum, but really just getting tired of the life. He agrees to help with a children's charity music project, and finds himself completely smitten with the layered mom who is in charge.
Oakley's daughter, Reagan, was a delight. She is as strong a personality as her mother, and watching Pike grow to love her along with her mother did a little something extra to give me All The Feels.
As Pike and Oakley begin their relationship, the book takes a turn for the steamy, OMG Hot! Their chemistry is off the charts, and even when they're battling the emotional relationship, they can't deny the physical.
There was a little drama, but mostly you have two adults working through the conflicts and complications of a relationship and trying to meld two very different worlds. I love when characters are mature and actually act their age.
Call on Me was everything a good read should be; delightfully funny, full of all the feels, and panty-meltingly sexy.
~ Review by George
Roni Loren is the New York Times bestselling author of the Loving on the Edge novels which include Nothing Between Us, Not Until You, Need You Tonight, Fall into You, Melt into You, and Crash into You. She lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts—yeah, that’s it.