Title : Call On Me
Author : Roni Loren
Series : Loving on the Edge #8
Release Date : July 7th, 2015
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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.
She startled and stiffened, instantly yanked out of her less than PG thoughts. “What?”
He leaned back in his chair, vague confusion on his face. “I asked if wanted to keep working in that back room? We could rehearse at the studio once they’re close to being ready to record. But until then, it’s probably more trouble than it’s worth to cart everyone over there. It’s not that big of a place.”
“Rehearse in the back room?” she repeated, running the words back in her head to make sense of them. “Oh, right, yes, that’s fine. I’m sorry. I thought you said something else.”
She eyed the small bellini she’d ordered with her meal. Maybe that had been a bad idea. She was hearing things now.
Screw in the bathroom? How the hell had she gotten that out of what he’d said? Of course, now all she could think of was him doing just that—taking her by the elbow and leading her to that dark alcove at the back of the restaurant, pushing her up against that wall with the faded Italian flag on it and putting his hands all over her. She licked her top lip, tasting the sweet remnants of her drink. Pull it together, woman.
Apparently, once her libido had been brave enough to peep its head out, it had decided it was Groundhog Day and needed to run around, declaring spring was coming early. She hated to break the news, but nothing and no one was coming anytime soon.
“What did you think I said?” Pike took a long sip from his drink, his snake charmer eyes never leaving hers.
She followed suit, hoping the fruity drink would cool off more than her throat. “Doesn’t matter.”
His lips twitched. “You’re all red.”
“I think it’s the bellini. I don’t drink very often.”
“No way.” His expression turned smug. “You thought I said something dirty, didn’t you?”
“Huh?” She smoothed her napkin in her lap, trying to loosen the tightness in her voice. “No. Why would I think that? You’ve been very professional since we got here—which I appreciate by the way.”
His gaze slid lazily down her body, like butter melting over toast, and goddamn it all to hell, she could feel her nipples go hard and obvious beneath her bra. No wonder he’d figured it out. Her body was waving all kinds of flags in his face. Hey! Over here! Horny girl, booth eight!
“I am capable of being professional, you know,” he said, but his tone was all sex and sin. “I’m also more than happy to turn that off when the occasion calls for it. So why don’t you tell me what you thought you heard and why it’s gotten you all flushed and nervous?”
“I’m not nervous.”
Dammit. She schooled her face into a stoic expression. “The music is too loud in here. I thought you propositioned me to defile the restroom.”
Hie eyebrow ring twitched. “Now you’re just trying to turn me on with those big, stiff words of yours.”
All she heard was big and stiff at first, but she managed to rein in her temporary insanity. “We’re so not going to do this.”
“Well, probably not here, you’re right. I saw those bathrooms. But—“
“No, I mean, any of this. Flirting. Teasing. Whatever this is.”
He leaned onto his forearms, looking all too pleased that he’d gotten a confession out of her. “You got a guy?”
“No,” she said before she could get wise and fib.
“Then why can’t we do this?”
“Because I’m not interested.”
She huffed. “Are you always this cocky?”
“No, it’s dialed down right now. I can get way worse.”
She stirred her drink. “Not. Possible.”
His lips spread into a menacing smile. “Challenge accepted.”
* A review copy was provided by the author via NetGalley for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Stars ~
OMG!! I completely forgot how wonderful this Loving on the Edge Series by Roni Loren truly is. I have read the first two books in this series and have the others on my kindle waiting to be read, being that these books are stand-alone novels, I jumped at the chance to join the Blog Tour for Call On Me (Book #8). Let me tell you after reading this book I am definitely jumping back into this series and reading all the others very soon!!!
Call On Me was a fantastic read. The characters just sucked me in and I loved the storyline. This is truly an erotic tale and you need to remember to have a fan and some ice water handy while reading it. I thought my kindle was going to melt a time or two 😉 What I loved the most about this book was that is was a really sweet love story between two people who acted their age. It was great to see a couple work through things without all the extra drama and angst. Yes this story has some drama, but it was never dragged out and it was over fairly quickly. I felt that the reaction by the characters when the drama was introduced was totally age appropriate. I never once rolled my eyes at either Oakley or Pike.
I know this review isn’t doing this book the justice it totally deserves, but I am having trouble expressing my sheer enjoyment of this book. Now if any of you are familiar with The Loving on the Edge series you know it is based around a BDSM Ranch and a group of friends who are all interconnected. What I love about this series is that even if you don’t read all the books or you read them out of order, Roni Loren does a fantastic job filling in the blanks so you know how everyone fits together. If you aren’t a fan of BDSM, I don’t think you need to worry too much about this series. The BDSM aspect of the story is pretty tame. In this book Pike and Oakley never even make it to the Ranch…LOL!!
In this story we meet Oakley, a single mother of an autistic 11 year old daughter. Oakley comes from a very strictly religious family, so she was kicked out of her house when she got pregnant at 16. She ended up moving in with her brother and raised Reagan on her own. Forcing her to get two jobs. One as a receptionist and the other as a phone sex operator. Her job as a receptionist leads her to working on a charity event and this is where she meets Pike. Pike is the drummer to the famous band Darkfall. He is kind of a player, but his goal is to become a music producer. He is asked by his friend Gibson to help on a charity event for his sister in law, who just so happens to be Oakley’s boss. They didn’t get off to a great start, but once they got to know each other, things just started to click. I loved watching these two getting to know each other and getting to know the real person behind the facade. Watching Pike with Reagan was also heartwarming. He was so patient and kind with her. He never stop helping her become a better musician. Anyway, I think everyone needs to meet Pike and Oakley and follow them on their journey to a HEA!!!
All the characters introduced in this series have been fantastic. Roni Loren has a great talent for creating characters you can’t help falling in love with and immersing yourself into their stories. This book was really hard to put down.
I would 100% recommend this book and series to anyone who is a fan of the BDSM erotic genre. Even with me saying that, these stories are so much more than just a sex story. The storylines are all unique and captivating, that they keep you turning the pages until the end and then making you think, this can’t be over yet!!!! I looked forward to the next book in the series. I think Gibson and Sam will have an interesting story to tell.
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About The Author :
Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now 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. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.
Places to find Roni Loren:
Site : www.roniloren.com
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Goodreads : https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4877863.Roni_Loren