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 STANDALON


K3’s $0.02

In a way this is a second chance story and I am a sucker for those second chances.

Growing up, Rana and Landon were inseparable. They did everything together. Rana said something to make him laugh and he always gave her random notes. At 13, their challenge in life was trying to solve the Rubik cube. One moment things are great, then the next they are torn apart with no goodbyes.

Present day:

There are some people in your life that you will never forget and for Rana, that person is Landon. So after a long night at work and a bottle of wine, she decides to look him up and call him. Why is it we always thing calling someone drunk is a good idea?

For Landon, getting a call from Rana Banana was a shocker and with everything she laid out for him. Drunk or not, there is always some truth to those ramblings.

Who’d have thought that one drunk dial would change everything for both of them.

They slowly become friends again but this time there is so much than friendship.

Both Rana and Landon carry secrets that they feel have darkened their souls. In ways they also had to learn how to accept and love themselves. They are each other’s light in the dark. I loved how they rebuilt their friendship which turned into so much more.

A must read! This story will make your heart so happy.