Drunk Dial

Drunk Dial

by Penelope Ward
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Overview

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158762246
Publisher: Penelope Ward Books, Inc.
Publication date: 08/21/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 319
Sales rank: 1,423
File size: 709 KB

About the Author

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is the author of sixteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot, and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Drunk Dial 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I loved the book until the end! Why end it that way?? I want more!
Anonymous 27 days ago
What ever happened to the first boy who made your heart sing as you wallow in the could have beens? That's the premise of the story and their histories of what happens to their lives while they are apart
Anonymous 3 months ago
Would give it more stars if that was an option, I think she is now my new favorite author.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This was a life journey with all the ups and downs. The characters are so well-developed that you feel their pain and their joy. I loved very minute of it!
Anonymous 3 months ago
This was an amazing story. I've read so many books by Penelope and Vi and this has been added to the books I will gladly reread. This book kept me delving deeper and deeper into their story. I could feel almost every emotion that they each shared. Just in love with these flawed characters. Good job.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I love this story so much, I could not put it down! Very entertaining, love these characters, great standalone story.
JoannaDursi 2 hours ago
Ok.So.Yeah. I was skeptical at first. I had no idea how Ms. Ward was going to turn a drunk dial into a complete story. I should’ve known better LoL. I should’ve had faith because OMG it was amazing. When you pick this up be ready to ignore your life and devour it whole. I ended up loving the premise, glad it wasn’t as random as I’d assumed. I loved Rana and Landon immediately. When both had to confess their secrets I was stunned and didn’t see them coming. I thought it was handled realistically and over time. It wasn’t just soul bearing and then immediate acceptance. Bottom line it’s another great story from Ms. Ward.
Anonymous 3 hours ago
Her books are always worth the read! Thanks for another book that got me from the beginning!
Anonymous 11 days ago
I thought the story's flow was nice and the characters were fun.
froggy29532DC 13 days ago
Drunk Dial is a great title for this book, because that is exactly what Rana Saloomi did one night after a little too much wine. She had never forgotten her friend from thirteen years ago, Landon Roderick, after all to her he was more than a friend. She cannot believe that she looked him up and actually called him, but that one decision leads to more calls and text, and to the realization that Landon had never forgotten her either. This is a sweet, emotional, sexy, funny, and romantic read. Both the characters have flaws, and they both have fun jobs in my opinion, except for the snake, lol. Her roommate Lenny is kind of weird, well really weird until you find out why. I absolutely loved her daddy. Also the fact that she kept notes from Landon, after all these years, well he also kept a Rubik's cube that belonged to her. Anyway, you don't want to miss this standalone romance by Penelope Ward. I give this one five "tell me something funny" stars, I loved it!
Aylewysis 20 days ago
I've read all of the books so far co-written by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. But I think this is the first book I've read my Ms. Ward herself. I have to say I really enjoyed it. It was fairly comical when Rana calls Landon out of the blue when she was stinking drunk. But the renewing of an old friendship and the start of a new romance was fun to watch. My absolute favorite has to be the thought and planning Landon put into their first date. And as everyone's secrets came out, it was interesting seeing how the other dealt with the reveal. Definitely a page turner. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Anonymous 22 days ago
I wish it was longer or a part two.
Anonymous 22 days ago
One of the BEST books i've ever read. I never cry reading a book but this one did it. It is definitely a must read. Gives you hope your other half is out there.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Penelope is one of my favorite authors and she hasn't let me down yet! This book is erotic, funny, sad and of course romantic. I loved the way Lando view things after seeing it through someone else's eyes. I really felt what he what he was describing. Great job!!! Give me more!!!
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Anonymous 29 days ago
While the premise of how Rana and Brandon reconnected was weird, the story was great as they both coped with what life threw at them over the tears. I was shocked when Rana revealed to Brandon the truth about Lilith, but as cried when he put together the book to give to the young girl and added his own story at the end.
Hazel_G 3 months ago
5 “Rana Banana” Stars! ... exceptional in every possible way ... The Review: THIS! This is what I’ve been needing for a while now. I’ve been in kind of a book funk. I was reading some good reads, but nothing was giving me those “feels” I was so desperately craving ... until this book! I LOVED Drunk Dial so much. It had everything. It WAS everything! Childhood friend, friends to lovers, second chances and feels, Feels, FEELS! Story/Characters... Rana Saloomi thinks about her childhood friend, Landon Roderick, often. It’s been years since she talked to him, but she still, from time to time, pulls out the notes he sent her when they were kids, and reads them. After relaxing with a full bottle of wine one night after work, her inebriated brain thinks it’s a good time to call up the boy she crushed on so many years ago and give him a piece of her mind for not saying goodbye when her family was forced from their apartment above the garage Landon’s parents owned. From the moment they reconnect through a misguided drunk dial, you can tell Landon is instantly interested. He did NOT want to let Rana off the phone and I loved that so much! Landon was insanely hot, but also amazingly sweet. After hearing from Rana again after all these years, he quickly realized he wanted more than late night phone calls, which confused him because he never wanted more before. He finds comfort in talking to Rana. She makes him feel and she makes him laugh and his little boy crush blooms into so much more. He sees the potential ... if only she’d let him in. But he’s keeping secrets and he’s terrified their new found connection will be obliterated by his past. Rana was so careful with herself. She’s keeping major secrets too and she feared what Landon would think after all this time. She had solid reasons for being scared and I loved how the author set these characters up. Rana’s past, like Landon’s, had painful moments and sharing those was hard. I was sucked into this story and the emotional conflict from each character. They were genuine and also original. Even their jobs were fun to read. And their chemistry? HOT, HOT, HOT! Both of them had painful pasts, but they weren’t scared to try new things with each other and they were open and communicative. In fact, this book had some of the best personal reveals and dialogue between two characters I’ve ever read. I thoroughly enjoyed their heart-to-hearts because they were realistic and they didn't hold back. And FUN! This story was filled with lighthearted, funny moments that eased some of the tension and seriousness. From Rana’s “make me laugh” stories to her strange and curious roommate antics, I was honestly smiling through a huge part of this book. The Wrap Up: Have you ever read the last page of a book, lay it down carefully and just sigh, thinking, “wow, that was exceptional in every possible way”? Yeah, well, that’s how this book made me feel. I’m a huge fan of this author and I always look forward to a release from her. From the moment this book opened up, I knew it was going into my reread pile and by the time I got to the end, I knew it was going in my favorites-of-all-time pile, too! Amazing writing. Amazing story. Amazing characters. I loved it!
RomanceNovelGiveaways 3 months ago
Another fantastic book by Penelope! I absolutely LOVED the premise of this story. The execution of it was awesome, and everything that played out as a result of that phone call was amazing. The emotions between Rana and Landon were so well-written. I loved all of their dialogue; as with all of Penelope's books that I've read, the characters have very realistic conversations, which makes the story more enjoyable to read...for me, anyway. Oh, and this book is SMOKING HOT. Couldn't forget to mention that ;) The story got a little heavy towards the end. Again, true to form, Penelope addressed a very deep issue similar to one she's brought up in past stories, and wove it perfectly into this story. It added to the realism of the book, and I was sucked in to the scenario and couldn't wait to see its resolution. I can;t wait to read what she writes next!!! (I received a copy of this book in consideration of an honest review)
RedCheeksReads1 3 months ago
Drunk Dial is Penelope Ward's newest saga and I found it to be sweet, surprising and a fresh twist on an age old concept.  I have been a fan of Penelope's stories since she first released Gemini and she has never failed to surprise me. Her stories are always completely unique and have me on the edge of my seat. This was a second chance romance with a twist. Rana drunk dials her old middle school crush one night only to have him pursue her in return. I really liked Rana  and loved the surprises with her Penelope gave us. I will say that Landon was not my personal favorite of Penelope's men. I'm not saying he's awful, quite the opposite, he had many a swoon worthy moment and tons of hot ones too. But mixed in-between were instances that had me unable to completely fall for him. All in all, I still would recommend this book, Penelope's stories are unlike any other and because of that I will always jump at the chance to read anything she writes. ~miranda
Anonymous 3 months ago
The idea of the book seemed fun however the characters and plot was poorly executed. The book had so much potential but fell flat.