For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mini’s: Talk This Way by Dakota Cassidy & Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl

Both these authors are favorites of mine. Their books always feature smart, sassy heroines and swoony (nice) guys with lots of humor. The following two reviews are for novellas that introduce the reader to the author’s series – Dahl’s Jackson: Girls’ Night Out and Cassidy’s Plum Orchard.

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20562059In her sexy new series, bestselling author Dakota Cassidy introduces the Call Girls, a spirited group of friends ready to take on lust, love and everything in between…. Find out where it all began in this delicious novella!

If life is like a box of chocolates, Cat Butler has tasted them all—and decided on none. It's no wonder she can't keep a job, even though her mother's health depends on it. Just when she finds herself up a creek without a paddle—again—a benevolent friend throws her a lifeline. In the form of a job at, of all places, a phone sex hotline. Not exactly what she had in mind, but if it pays the bills for her mom's expensive nursing home, what's the harm?

Successful entrepreneur Flynn McGrady knows a thing or two about responsibility. So when his mother has a stroke, he knows the right thing to do is relocate to Atlanta to be near her while she recovers. He's got a plan for everything—except for feisty Cat, who finally gets his mama to talk again. Talk dirty, that is, and he's not pleased. Cat is gorgeous and sassy to boot…too bad she's not the type to settle down.

Cat and Flynn may have bigger fish to fry, but the sparks between them are hotter than hell. And when they finally give in to temptation, the results are explosive. Can a girl who follows her heart and a guy who follows his head find their way to forever? ~ Goodreads

My thoughts: I was a little confused at first when there was more written about a male friend of the heroine rather than the love interest but it all comes together and I can see how he becomes a catalyst for the whole series.

ZOMG the swoon over Flynn. His mom had a stroke and he’s struggling to find something to help him connect with her. When he realizes she is into romance novels, he gets down to reading them so they can have a book club to discuss and thereby help her speech problems. He also takes up knitting to help her hand eye coordination. He’s just so awesome I can’t stand it!

Also, the book/series is about a phone sex service and the girls are hilarious. The characters are unconventional to say the least. I can’t wait to read more.

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Burning for you

21966886Some men are off-limits. Close friends of your ex-husband, for instance. Or firefighters who work in the same building as you. Yet despite her best judgment, librarian Lauren Foster can't help noticing fire captain Jake Davis whenever he jogs by…shirtless. They've always been friends, but all it takes is one not-so-chance meeting at a local bar and one not-quite-innocent walk home to ignite a fierce, uncontrollable desire between them.

Widower Jake Davis has tried to ignore the spark he feels whenever Lauren's around, but once he sees her curves in a little black dress, there's no turning back. No matter how often she says she's all wrong for him, the sexy, outspoken divorcée is driving him wild in the best possible way. Maybe she's just blowing off steam. Or maybe he can convince her to fan these flames into something deeper, hotter and truer than they ever expected… ~ Goodreads

My thoughts: This is a really short novella and I wish this couple got a full novel because they’re so fantastic. Fanning the Flames had plenty of awkward, sweet and sexy moments and was a nice intro the new series.

18 comments:

  1. I've not read either of the ladies yet but have Cassidy's on my tbr pile. Her paras too. omg Flynn sounds amazing! Totally swoon worthy. :)

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    1. I've read her paranormals too. I really like her and I think you would love Dahl too.

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  2. Both sound good :D
    But I'd like to try more by Cassidy

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    1. Both authors are very good and have a good dose of humor in their books.

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  3. Yeah! This is next up on my (DC) on my listen list :) I am looking forward to Flynn and I love the Sex Talk ladies :)

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    1. I just read Talking After Midnight. Fun series.

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  4. These sound cute. Goes to add these to the to read pile :)

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    1. You would like both of these ;-) I think the first one is a Kindle freebie.

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  5. I was just saying on another blog about how I've really come to appreciate the beauty of novellas! They've come a long way, baby :)

    Both of these sound amazing but Talk This Way really grabs my attention, something about a romance reading, knitting hottie just gets me! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The quality of novellas these days is incredible. Sometimes they're better than full length novels.

      The hero was so cute trying to find ways to connect to his mom :-)

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  6. Im in a contemporary streak this week, your post is making me crave romcom or something light like Marie Harte as i dont have these

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    1. I believe the first one is free on Kindle but both were fun. These are my favorite kind of novellas when I need something light and happy.

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  7. I've read the first Cassidy book in this "series" and I really loved it. I have the other two, but I need to get started on reading them. Glad you enjoyed this one.

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  8. I was thrown by Talk This Way, too, even though I knew goimg in. I loved book one, but just haven't gotten into the rest. It's just a mood thing. And yes, Flynn was amazing!
    Fanning the Flames looks good. I'll have to give it a try at some point.

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  9. It would be confusing all the focus on the friend rather than the love interest

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  10. OMG--LOOK AT YOUR PUPS!!! They're so cute!! One of mine has a bumblebee outfit and the other has a skeleton outfit. Love it!

    I love both these authors and adored Dahl's novella. So hot!

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  11. Oh, I've added Fanning the Flames to my TBR. The cover + plus the good review, it's a must!

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  12. Oh nice. I think I'm now behind on the Cassidy series, but I love that one. I'm going to have to check out the Dahl series now.

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