BOOK REVIEW- Drunk Dial By 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.

When belly dancer Rana decides to drunk dial her childhood friend Landon Roderick to let him know how much he had hurt her feelings when he moved away when they were kids, she didn’t figure that he would start calling her back with hurt feelings of his own. So what starts out as a drunken dial mistake turns into a long distance romance between two people with a lot to hide. This story was up and down for me, it started out with great promise until Rana sends Landon a sexy picture right of the bat of just her back so I was thinking she may have terrible scars instead she turns out to be pretty shallow and vain in what she’s hiding. Then Landon tells her that he needs a photo of her front on and until she sends one there will be no more phone conversations between them, really? The sex was mediocre and unfortunately both characters were shallow and boring. The story line was pretty slow and predictable I’m afraid for me this was not one of Penelope Ward’s best.