Title: Talk This Way
Author: Dakota Cassidy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 89
ISBN E-Book: 978-1459256064
Publisher: Harlequin MIRAReviewer: Stacey Krug
If life is like a box of chocolates, Cat Butler has tasted them all—and decided on none. It's no wonder she can't keep a job, even though her mother's health depends on it. Just when she finds herself up a creek without a paddle—again—a benevolent friend throws her a lifeline. In the form of a job at, of all places, a phone sex hotline. Not exactly what she had in mind, but if it pays the bills for her mom's expensive nursing home, what's the harm?
Successful entrepreneur Flynn McGrady knows a thing or two about responsibility. So when his mother has a stroke, he knows the right thing to do is relocate to Atlanta to be near her while she recovers. He's got a plan for everything—except for feisty Cat, who finally gets his mama to talk again. Talk dirty, that is, and he's not pleased. Cat is gorgeous and sassy to boot…too bad she's not the type to settle down.Cat and Flynn may have bigger fish to fry, but the sparks between them are hotter than hell. And when they finally give in to temptation, the results are explosive. Can a girl who follows her heart and a guy who follows his head find their way to forever?
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I absolutely loved the wonderful, colorful cast of characters that Dakota Cassidy developed for Talk This Way. The main characters Catherine Butler, Flynn McGrady, and Landon Wells were easy to connect with emotionally which made the story even more fun to read.
The dialogue between characters is witty, sarcastic, and humorous and had me laughing out loud. Abandonment and commitment issues as well as serious illness balanced the story and had me sobbing at one point. This story will send you through the emotional wringer, but leave the reader with hope at the end.
Catherine Butler is dealing with both abandonment and commitment issues stemming from her broken home. She has trouble keeping jobs and getting close to men, but that doesn’t stop her from opening her heart to other people at her Mom’s nursing home. Catherine’s outgoing personality and big mouth get her in trouble at work when she is confronted by Flynn McGrady.
Flynn McGrady just wants the best care for his mother. He’s not looking to start a relationship with anyone. Especially not Catherine who seems to be growing on him. Soon she’s doing a little more than that as they light the pages on fire with their explosive passion. They just might be what each of the other needs.
While Catherine and Flynn are discovering each other, Landon Wells is in the background pulling their strings. I found Landon to be the Willy Wonka of phone sex companies.
Talk This Way is a fantastic kick off to a new series by Dakota Cassidy. I’ll be following along to see what happens next to this cast of characters.