Review: Call on Me by Roni Loren

23398903Call on Me
(Loving on the Edge, #8)
By: Roni Loren
Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Genre: Erotica
Rating:
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Goodreads

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.

 

 

1thoughtsEver heard that song that goes a little something like, “Lady on the street but a freak in the bed”? Well… that’s Oakley. By day she’s a respectable up-tight receptionist but at night she’s a phone sex operator. Granted, she doesn’t get off on her night job, it’s still a shock to some people which is why it’s a well hidden secret of hers. Needless to say, there aren’t a lot of guys who approve of her late night phone calls, which is fine by her since she’s too busy to date anyways. However, in comes Pike, this punk rocker with tattoos and piercings, who not only figures out what her other job is but doesn’t judge her for it either. I don’t think I need to explain what happens next.

This was a very interesting book for me. I read a snippet of in at the end of Nice Girls Don’t Ride and knew I had to get my hands on it. The book starts off with Oakley on the phone with a customer pretending to be interested in the (I’m totally guessing his age here) old geezer who’s panting away in the ear piece of her phone while she makes brownies. She burns her hands on the brownie pan and of course swears at the pain… only, the dude thinks she’s in the moment and gets worked up over it all. Oakley being a good phone sex operator plays off of his assumption and oohs and ahhs her way over to the sink where she can run cold water over her hand. I’m sorry, but that right there had me sold. How could you say no to a book that starts off like that?

This is a Loving on the Edge book and it doesn’t disappoint in the sex department. Not only due to Oakley’s job but when Pike figures out what she does after hours, he calls her up and puts her phone skills to use. I have to tell you, there are some scenes that are…. well, let’s just say they are something. I went to a sex shop once and saw a glass dildo. I totally gave it a o.0? look. I mean glass… in your hoohah sounds like a dangerous combination. Well, after reading a certain scene with a glass dildo in ice water, I’ll be looking at that clear shlong a whole lot differently next time.

In all seriousness though, this not only had the sexiness that you’ve come to love with the LotE series, but there are a lot of “feels” to it too. I had no idea that there’s a kid in this novel. Oakley has an eleven year old daughter who is in love with 80’s punk rock. She was adorable. Now, normally I don’t particularly care for children in romance novels, let alone an erotica but this actually worked REALLY WELL. Having Raegan in the picture brought a whole other ball game to the mix. This isn’t just a story about two adults getting it on and finding love. Nope. This is so much more than that. It’s not often that I have a heart warming moment from a book… but I had quite a few of them while reading Call on Me. Those moments make you love the characters that much more.

I will say this, this is a great series. I haven’t read all of the books. I’ve actually kind of jumped around and read like the 3rd book first, then back tracked a couple, then jumped to the 5th book, and just recently read the first book. I had no problem jumping around like that. The author writes each book in a way that is unique to the characters in the pages. You never feel like you’re getting part of a story. Now, if you were to read the books from start to finish you would see reoccurring appearances from characters and even see them get their own novels in the future books, but you don’t ever feel left out of the mix if you don’t read them in order. It’s not like it’s assumed that you know this person is married to that person and all their personal drama. Instead, you learn about them like Oakley does. Heck, I read Jace’s book and didn’t realize that the Jace who was working at the sex shop Oakley was in was someone who I read about. It wasn’t until Pike told Oakley about Jace’s husband and wife that I remembered reading about a trio in one of the previous books. So that right there proves that you don’t need to read the previous books to understand what’s going on. This is a great series and if you’re looking for a great book that will not only give you the feels but has some steamy scenes mixed in, then look no further.

 

1favequote“She could handle a ridiculously hot guy talking to her about vibrators. Sure. She was totally cool with this. Not awkward at all. Nope. “

 

Previous reviews from Loving on the Edge
Fall Into You
Melt Into You
Need You Tonight

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6 Thoughts on “Review: Call on Me by Roni Loren

  1. Sold! If I end up reading this, it’s because of Oakley. Girl like that has a lot of interesting facets about her that is worth exploring

  2. I’m glad I can read this out of order because that opening scene has me rushing to get this book! Thanks for the review and bringing this to book to my attention!

  3. Yay! I had a great time with this too. It’s such a great series 😀 I’ve done the same and jumped all over the place. I think I started with 5 then 4 then 6, 7, 3. lol One day I want to read them straight from the start 😀

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