Call Me, Maybe

Call Me, Maybe

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by Ellie Cahill
     
 
“Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!” raves bestselling author Cora Carmack, and this steamy, upbeat modern romance about connecting in all the best ways proves it once again.
 
Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in

Overview

“Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!” raves bestselling author Cora Carmack, and this steamy, upbeat modern romance about connecting in all the best ways proves it once again.
 
Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t an option. Of course, the last thing she does before boarding the plane is to grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.
 
Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.
 
Praise for Ellie Cahill’s When Joss Met Matt
 
“Hands down, one of my favorite New Adult reads.”New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack
 
“This is one of those books that make you forget everything around you. Prepare to be consumed by this story.”New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan
 
“Fun, sexy, and full of amazing chemistry, When Joss Met Matt is an entertaining escape that will leave you smiling with every turn of the page.”—Cassie Mae, author of No Interest in Love
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425284575
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/09/2016
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
217
Sales rank:
6,757
File size:
990 KB

Meet the Author

Ellie Cahill is a freelance writer and also writes books for young adults under the name Liz Czukas. She lives outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband, son, and the world’s loudest cat.

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Call Me, Maybe 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Very well written love story. Would have loved to read more about Justin's past and less about Clem's nutty family but still a wonderful read.
Mebuffy More than 1 year ago
I’ve read other books with a similar premise to this and it’s predictable, but just fun! This one was well paced with characters I really liked. I loved the conflict and everything. The phone scenes were almost better than the in-person scenes, but were all around great – especially with how they seduced each other. My only complaints about this book is that there seemed to be a couple things missing, such as reactions to her big reveal to her grandparents, and the ending. First, he’s in a hurry, but suddenly has time for a heart to heart and naughty fun? The biggest disappointment about the ending is that it’s more of a HFN than a HEA which I prefer, but I suppose the HFN is more realistic. Call Me Maybe is a fun and emotional read that goes pretty quickly.
Linda_RochesterNY More than 1 year ago
*ARC received from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in return for an honest review* Clementine made a mistake when she was nineteen, one she has been paying for emotionally ever since, which is why I mostly understand the lies she told, even though I don't think it excusable. Meeting Justin by way of accidentally mixing up their phones was the beginning of something new and exciting and special for both of them. I felt the chemistry during the phone part of the relationship but it sort of faded a bit after. This story has some fun moments and the phone sex was pretty hot despite the fact that this book does not have explicit sex. It kept my interest and the HEA ending was good if not great.
Kissablysweetone More than 1 year ago
Clementine was not looking forward to the trip to California. The family made no secret they wanted her in the business. Clementine wasn't sure what she wanted to do. The only reason she agreed to the trip was to keep her brother company. After some confusion at the airport, Clementine and Honor, her brother, boarded the plane. Once they were settled, Clementine discovers the confusion at the airport was the least of her worries. You will be harnessed to your chair once you begin this book. It's light, funny and romantic beyond measure. The story is very well plotted and written. The characters you can't help but fall for. This story builds slowly and steadily. I believe you will finish this book with a smile on your face. I'd love to read more about this family and this couple. Call Me, Maybe will make your heart feel lighter and be something you'll talk about with friends. I didn't find any issues. I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because this would be a marvelous start to a series. Copy of book provided by author in exchange for a fair review~
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
My Rating: 4.5 Favorite Quotes: “The guy was like, romance novel hot, and not the old cover models either. Like the actual characters described in the pages. Yum.” “I don’t mean to complain at all, but I sort of expected college to do more for me than fill my head with interesting trivia.” “I seemed to be the only one who didn’t know what to do with myself. Maybe I’d missed a class Adulting 101.” “He had the air of someone who always has three hundred things he should be doing.” “In case you were wondering, Florida in June is approximately the temperature of hell.” “I was starting to convince myself that the flowers were the ‘thank you, ma’am’ than followed ‘wham, bam.’” “I always felt like an archaeologist at an important dig when I went to someone’s apartment for the first time. Clues lay all around me. All I had to do was identify, classify, and hypothesize.” “My heart sank. I was picturing a stadium-sized crowd of women; his little black book in multiple volumes on a shelf; his bedpost whittled down to a nub for all the notching.” “The conversation had taken a left turn into dangerous territory filled with bear traps, rusted nails, and psychological damage as far as the eye could see. I had a feeling I was not going to win back his heart with any further steps into the area, but it hard to resist now that I’d started.” My Review: Call Me, Maybe is my first experience with this author, but definitely will not be my last as I enjoy her style, humor, and intelligence. An innocent accidental phone switch at the airport lead to a new romance that started over the phone and at opposite ends of the country. The romance sparked quickly during a week of phone calls and I found it adorable, steamy, and precious. He did ALL the right things, but unfortunately, she did not. The writing was easy to follow yet crisp and breezy. The story was generally light, although emotional complications and misunderstandings ensued later in the story. I enjoyed the humor, premise, and all the characters, and would even like to see a series written with the other family members, just saying…
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
This book was so much fun! It is light and fun when it needs to be and it’s absolutely heart wrenching and dramatic when it’s called for. So the best of both worlds with a pretty cute love story thrown in there. Clementine and Justin meet under very strange circumstances, the accidentally switch phones at the airport so each is stuck with a strangers phone for a week, so when they agree to keep each other posted on any urgent messages the least they expect is actually forming a kind of friendship/relationship. The parts when they are apart and each has the other’s phone was so funny, there were time where I was laughing really hard at the things they would say but also I started to like their dynamic, how it was simple and easy, how it seemed that they were just old friends talking instead of just strangers. Clementine is keeping a secret from Justin and she doesn’t know what do do about it, to that we also add the fact that she is very confused about what she wants to do with her future and we have some really emotional scenes between these two, I became invested in their relationship so some of the confrontational parts of the book were kind of hard to read but love always wins. If you’re looking for a fun book to read and to give you the feels, than this is it.
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
Call Me, Maybe is the perfect new adult romantic comedy that features the adorable Clementine and Justin. They run into each other at the airport and accidentally get each others cell phones. Justin and Clem start an unusual courtship that is done strictly through text and phone. Clem is in California with her brother on family business and Justin is in Florida for his sister's wedding. Their relationship starts off slowly and quickly becomes romantic. They agree to meet when they both return to Chicago. Clementine is keeping a big secret... How will Justin react when he learns that Clem comes from a wealthy family that just happens to own the magazine Justin works for? I fell in love with this novel and was unable to stop reading it! Clementine stole my heart with her love of romance novels and I sighed when she realized that Justin got her. I would recommend this book to fans of any style of romance. I was given a free copy for an honest review. `
Ivygirl702 More than 1 year ago
I love everything Liz writes, so of course I was so eager to get my greedy hands on her new book written as Ellie. Clementine and Justin are adorable together. She's an interesting character, especially because of The Incident, and I really enjoyed watching her figure things out. I would have loved to be in Justin's head, but his completed adoration of her was apparent. Of course there's a tiny bit of angst, but overall, this story is filled with fluff and swoons and I loved every page of it. **Huge thanks to Loveswept and NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Shanrock19 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this, it was really cute! I love the introduction the 2 characters had, and I liked their connection. Clementine and Justin accidently switch phones at the airport, but luckily both live in Chicago and both of them are due back to Chicago in a week, so they make plans to meet up to switch the phones. They begin to build a relationship through some phone calls and texts before they meet up, and they both feel drawn to the other, but Clementine is from a very rich family and she's had some problems in the past of people taking advantage of her because of her family, so she gives Justin a fake last name. I was actually hoping the whole phone switch would of gone on a little longer than it did, but when they do meet, I really loved those scenes. Clementine is worried how Justin will reaction when he finds out that she lied about her last name, and she also does a couple other things that could cause some problems, and she has trust issues, so she is having a really hard time coming clean, so of course it is causing problems. Clementine and Justin's relationship was so sweet, and Justin is absolutely wonderful. There are some sexy times, but the author doesn't go into detail; the scenes are mainly heavy make-out sessions before it is implied they have sex, and I really liked them! It's nice to read a romance that doesn't go into tons of detail about the sex; the make-out sessions were just the right amount of spice for this book. I absolutely loved that Clementine is in love with books! That was a great detail, and made it virtually impossible for me not to love her! I did want more ending though; don't get me wrong the end was great, but I wanted to read more to see how these characters turn out; an epilogue would have been wonderful. A lot of the books I've been reading lately are in multiple POV's, so I found it refreshing for this book to only be in Clementine's POV. This book was a sweet romance, and had some cute and fun scenes, and I definitely look forward to reading more from Ellie Cahill!
astroyic More than 1 year ago
I loved this sweet, adorable story. This was my first Ellie Cahill story and it definitely won't be my last. I couldn't put this story down. It was funny and heartfelt with great lovable characters in Clementine and Justin. They become completely wrapped up in each other in a swoon worthy romance and both of them find that they have never felt like this before. I liked the the push and pull they had on each other, it made for some really nice chemistry. There was a wonderful build to their relationship and I thoroughly enjoyed how it all played out. I also loved the clever and original storyline it was something I have never read before. A sweet, entertaining, feel good story, that made me oh, so happy. Highly recommended! I would like to thank Love Swept and NetGalley for a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review.
hermitlibrarian More than 1 year ago
The premise for this book sounded like it could be charming, maybe a sweet fluffy story. It almost started out that way, but by the time I got to 36% I couldn't stomach it anymore. Clementine is "recovering" from a scandal that nearly ruined her reputation and that of her family. I thought she'd be more careful a few years later, but she's incredibly careless, basically have phone sex with a guy she DOES NOT KNOW. This is so stupid, even if she hadn't made the mistake of texting racy pics as a college student. She has no respect for the rules her family made to protect her and flaunts them via a pseudonym online. She lies to the "love interest" repeatedly whereas a wee bit of honesty would have made things at the very least a little more palatable. I thought Clementine might have won a few points for being a book blogger, but she embodied the worst characteristics of such and any sympathy for her as a person went out the window. I cannot believe that Clementine and Justin were so ridiculous. The story read as a bad Harlequin.
AliTheDragonSlayer More than 1 year ago
This has quite an endearing premise .. two people at an airport ‘accidentally’ take each others phones by mistake. Clementine just happens to trip over Justin’s feet, gazes into his luscious eyes and thinks he is gorgeous … lo and behold she soon realises it is his phone she has taken with her and neither of them can swap until the end of the week. The story ramps up and their ‘relationship’ evolves pretty quickly via phone calls and texts .. just one problem, she isn’t entirely honest about who she is. Has she risked a perfect opportunity or is he really too good to be true and will she allow her family circumstances ruin her future. I found this a cute story, easy to read, fairly light-hearted .. even though there are moments of upset for Clementine I always felt she would find a way to get what she wanted. I finished it with a smile .. fairly predictable but worth the journey to get to the conclusion. I would happily read more from this writer. Thanks to the author, Netgalley and Tasty Book Tours for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
mjlovestoread More than 1 year ago
A new to me author, Call Me, Maybe was a really sweet story. Two strangers who inadvertently switch phones and who begin a surprise romance was fun to read. Clementine and Justin, both stepping a bit out of their comfort zones, flirting endlessly through text and phone calls until they can both get back to Chicago to reclaim their phones. I enjoyed their flirty banter and their burgeoning relationship. For the most part it was well-written and the fact that our heroine is a book junkie like I am resonated deep! These are two smart characters and there was no whining or ridiculous dialogue. However, I felt as if the story could have been expanded much more than it was. We only get mentions of how an evening might have ended and not enough details. When an author glosses over days and even intimacy, I'm left wanting more. This author is good, she just needs to broaden her stories a bit more and give the reader a bit more to chew on. I'd happily read future work and look forward it.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a cute, funny read that was very entertaining. After a little mishap in the Chicago airport, strangers Clementine and Justin realize their phones have been switched. They're miles apart though so they agree to exchange back once they both return to Chicago. Neither wants the other to miss messages so they begin texting back and forth. As time goes by though the texts are less about messages and more personal. So much so that once they get back to Chicago they both want to really get to know the other. Little problem though. Clementine may not have been completely honest about who she is!! Lots of laughs in this one and I would definitely recommend it.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
The truth is not in her. I have to say this it the first read of Ellie Cahill and she brought out some emotions in me. I wanted to seriously choke the heroine. Whiny rich girls are not my thing. I hate (HATE) whiny rich women more. So hence the 4star Whine. I could feel through the whole read. Whether is was frustration at the lies, deception, partial truths, or what-ever one wants to call them. I had strong emotions running throughout this read. That is number one for me when I read. If the author can make me feel things no matter the emotion. I am going to enjoy the ride that I am taken on. **This ARC was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.** More @ http://mileythebookjunkie.blogspot.com/2016/02/book-blast-call-me-maybe-by-ellie-cahill.html
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Call Me, Maybe is not a cookie cutter romance. Ellie Cahill brings a story with a You've Got Mail, Love Affair vibe going on. She took a scenario that could have come across silly and is unbelievable but still created a romance that had a quirkiness and innocence to it. Clementine is all over the place. She knows she does not fit in her upper crust family but wants respect, love and acceptance anyway. Justin is her match. He just might be her home. The problem? Clementine has not been completely forthcoming with info about herself. I received an ARC of Call Me, Maybe in exchange for an honest review. This story was really good. The dialogue funny, the characters entertaining and the story cute. Despite a slow start Ms. Cahill delivered an original story that is a winner.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
Clementine bumps literally into Justin at the airport, and later finds out their cell phones are switched. They end up talking each day to pass messages on to one another. A new and tentative friendship is born. Justin is attracted to the voice and the pictures he sees on the phone. He wants to meet with her when they both get back in town. Maybe even go on a date. The attraction appears to be mutual and they set it up. Clementine and Justin have chemistry that just lights up the story and this book! It is a fun read. I found the character development and pace to be spot on. I enjoyed the banter with them and loved the sizzle and heat. ***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley.com and its publisher in exchange for an honest review.