Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward Review


4 Smooches

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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.


Drunk Dial is Penelope Ward’s newest saga and I found it to be sweet, surprising and a fresh twist on an age old concept.  I have been a fan of Penelope’s stories since she first released Gemini and she has never failed to surprise me. Her stories are always completely unique and have me on the edge of my seat.

This was a second chance romance with a twist. Rana drunk dials her old middle school crush one night only to have him pursue her in return. I really liked Rana  and loved the surprises with her Penelope gave us. I will say that Landon was not my personal favorite of Penelope’s men. I’m not saying he’s awful, quite the opposite, he had many a swoon worthy moment and tons of hot ones too. But mixed in-between were instances that had me unable to completely fall for him.

All in all, I still would recommend this book, Penelope’s stories are unlike any other and because of that I will always jump at the chance to read anything she writes.