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.
Okay so who has never drunk dialed someone, maybe the person who hurt you, maybe the person you are secretly in love with, maybe an old friend or maybe it is all of the above? I went into Drunk Dial thinking it was going to head into a totally different direction than what it actually did. Now don’t think for even the slightest second that what I expect and what I got had me not liking Drunk Dial, totally the opposite I liked the change, the way that Ms. Ward took on a sometimes very delicate subject and turned it into something beautiful. And no I am not going to give it away so don’t bother asking or messaging me about it cause I won’t do it.
Landon and Rana were characters that you can’t help but open your heart to. Now I never thought I would ever admit this out loud because I loathed the nickname growing up but my oldest friend on the planet used to call me Janna Banana so when I say that Landon would call Rana Rana Banana I couldn’t help but smile. Another reason why Drunk Dial means more to me than it may others is that it is based near where I live and grew up. I was shocked, excited and impressed with the way Ms. Ward was able to make me think she lived right next door and saw it the way I did through my eyes.
Landon and Rana’s relationship wasn’t your typical second chance romance because they never had been together in that way, but the promise of what could have been, what is now and what the future holds is what made Drunk Dial a book that I just could not put down. I loved it. I laughed, I cried, I screamed, and I silently prayed that everything would be okay. Drunk Dial is a book that I can easily recommend and one that very well may be Ms. Ward’s best book yet!
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.
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