Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almostgot 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 even an option. Of course, the last thing Clementine does before departure is 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 that easy. The only problem? It turns out that Clementine 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.
I love Ellie Cahill’s new adult. They are a perfect combination of sweet and sexy! I knew when I read the synopsis for this one I would drop everything and read it the moment I got it (which I did). The first thing that drew me in is the phone swap plot line. One of my all time favorite adult titles is I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. I was smitten with the text and phone calls exchanged between Clementine and Justin. This part of the story was done so well! I was almost sad to see it was time for them to return home. The dialogue early on is fantastic and does not falter throughout the story.
The chemistry between Clementine and Justin just continues to grow as the story progresses. There are a ton of sweet moments, like one of my favorite scenes where they are on the phone while standing across the street from each other, and plenty of sexy moments (see any kissing scene heehee).
I think my only drawback with this one is the times where Clementine felt very immature. Most of the time I found her completely adorable and relatable (hello book lover who doesn’t quite know where she fits in the world!) but there were times I wanted to reach into the book and give her a good shake. She liked to keep things to her self more often than not, mostly because she had gotten burned in the past but at some point you gotta trust people! Also? Her family owns a publishing house/company so why didn’t she attempted to get a job there? I just found that a tiny bit odd.
Overall this one was totally adorable and fun. I highly reccomend checking out Ellie’s first new adult book When Joss Met Matt as well as this one!