Drunk Dial (Penelope Ward)

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.


THE POSITIVE:

  The characters were unusual, and the book touched interesting subjects. I loved that Rana and Landon has such different backgrounds and life experiences. But they complemented each other quite well.

  I love the best friends to lovers and the second chance romance tropes.

THE NEGATIVE:

  Everything happens a little (way too) fast. Even though the time lapse in the book is big, I still felt like their relationship was moving at a very fast pace.

  Again, I found it a bit predictable, and I felt like some things were resolved way too easily.

Sneak Peak: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

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.

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Excerpt:

After that evening, I hadn’t heard back from him for a few days.

Then, one night, a text came in from the same phone number I recognized as Landon’s. It was the first time he’d texted me.

I looked down to find he’d sent a photo.

I gasped.

It was a heavily tatted man set against the backdrop of the ocean at sunset. Oh, my. It was him — a selfie.

Fuck. Me. He was beautiful.

I wouldn’t have even known it was Landon were it not for the blue eyes I recognized instantly. The shaggy, caramel hair I remembered from the past was now a darker shade of brown and shorter, cropped closer to his head. His arms and his chest were inked, his body so perfect that if I squinted, it almost resembled carved stone.

I couldn’t stop looking at him. My eyes wanted nothing more than to explore the ridges and valleys of his stunning body.

Was this a cruel joke?

This was not Landon!

But, it was.

With my thumb and middle finger, I kept zooming in and out, examining the details of the ink across his chest and on his arms. There was really nothing sexier than a guy with perfect arms and a full sleeve tattoo.

Even though his lips seemed fuller than I recalled, they still curved into a familiar grin that oozed confidence. The eyes and that smile were the only traces of the boy I remembered. I wished I could’ve leapt through the screen to smell him, touch him.

“Hi, Landon,” I whispered, for a brief moment talking to the boy inside, not the man in front of me.

This Landon was the polar opposite of the Ivy League yuppie image previously in my head. The only thing the man pictured might have majored in was badassery. He looked like a rockstar, a rule breaker, displaying a sense of arousing danger — someone who must have had women from all walks of life drooling over him for the sheer fact that either they couldn’t have him or shouldn’t have him. It suddenly became clear why, as he’d alluded to, a woman might have been begging him for sex. That made me wonder if he had any secret tattoos in spots I wasn’t allowed to see.

God.

A fire was burning inside of me, and I knew it was my crush exploding into a full-blown obsession.

A self-conscious feeling came over me. If I was scared to show him a picture of myself before, now I was really hesitant.

The message that went along with the photo simply read:

Now show me you.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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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OTHER STANDALONES FROM PENELOPE WARD:

Mack Daddy: Amazon iTunes | B&N Kobo 
Neighbor Dearest: Amazon | iBooks Nook Kobo 
Stepbrother Dearest: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
RoomHate: Amazon | iBooks | Nook Kobo  
Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon iBooks Nook Kobo 
Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo  
Sins of Sevin: Amazon | iBooks Nook | Kobo 
Jake Undone (Jake #1): Amazon Nook | iBooks | Kobo 
Jake Understood (Jake #2): Amazon | Nook | iBooks | Kobo  
My Skylar: Amazon | iBooks | Nook  | Kobo 
Gemini: Amazon Nook iBooks | Kobo 


Cover Reveal: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

We are excited to bring you the upcoming standalone from New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Penelope Ward.

DRUNK DIAL will release on AUGUST 21!

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Vadim Ivanov
Cover Photography: Kevin Roldan


Blurb:

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.

Add to GoodreadsiBooks Exclusive Preorder | Amazon Paperback PreorderSign up to be alerted when it goes live on Amazon here

(No Amazon e-book preorder. Will go live on/around release day.)


About the Author:

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.

Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Website |Twitter | Instagram


Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Mack Daddy: Amazon iTunes | B&N Kobo 
Neighbor Dearest: Amazon | iBooks Nook Kobo 
Stepbrother Dearest: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
RoomHate: Amazon | iBooks | Nook Kobo  
Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland): AmazoniBooks | Nook | Kobo  
Sins of Sevin: Amazon | iBooks Nook | Kobo 
Jake Undone (Jake #1): Amazon Nook | iBooks | Kobo 
Jake Understood (Jake #2): AmazonNookiBooksKobo  
My Skylar: AmazoniBooksNook  | Kobo 
Gemini: Amazon Nook iBooks | Kobo