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And Call Me in the Morning (And Call Me in the Morning #1)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  2,202 Ratings  ·  209 Reviews
Genre: LGBT Erotic Contemporary

Take two, and call me in the morning.

Eli and Zane. Colleagues at work and close friends, though on the surface it's an unexpected friendship between an odd couple. While Zane took the "high school to college to med school" track, medicine is Eli's second career and the best choice he ever made. He has work that he loves, an extended second fa
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published (first published January 15th 2010)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
DOUBLE Gay-For-You????

When I heard about the plot line for this book, I was all "MAMA LIKE." I mean, give me one gay newbie and I'm floating in heaven, but TWO and I'm practically reaching nirvana.

What can I say, I have a type. *Grins*

Plot-wise, I don't think this book is anything special. Nothing really happens. Sure, they talk about their jobs (nice going with the medical information, by the way, Willa Okati), and life in general, but there isn't much of a story arc.

But the sex?

J *deep in the heart of Texas*
2.5 Stars!!

I didn't really like this one as much as I was hoping to. Something about the writing, the story and the characters were off. I just never connected.

And maybe I don't like double gfy. One person's got to have a clue about how he feels.

Two clueless people....

.....annoying! They were so obviously in to each other it was ridiculous. Literally everyone saw it but them.

One of the things I like about gfy is the build-up. The discovery that you have feelings for someone you never expected.
Re-read Jan. 2017 Just as fun as I remembered!

This review is from a re-read in March 2013. I originally read this book back in 2011 and loved it! It was my absolute favorite friends-to-lovers/gay-for-you book until I read Falling Into Place and it meet it's match.

MC's Eli and Zane are best friends and doctors working at the same hospital. After some irritating ribbing from mutual friends, they decide to share a kiss to see if their already extremely close relationship could also include romance.
Oct 24, 2014 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, br, hot

BR with my Friends - Here

Zane and Eli are 2 mature docs, who have A LOT of chemistry and I realy liked they were friends first before they fall madly in love. I liked their friends Diana, Holly, Taye and Richie!! I also liked how things were wrapped up nice in the epilogue!!

A great friends-to-lovers story with hot-sex, romance, low drama and gay-for–you HEA!

A lovely pleasant read!!

Smith Barney
Sweet-and-sexy reality-based manlove. It doesn't blow your socks or rocks off but instead warms your heart in a subtle kind of way and it's the solid storytelling of Willa Okati that earned my ★4★ stars.

Or perhaps I'm just partial to the world of medicine with both MCs being docs, but I'd like to think it was due to the writer's masterful tone in blending their profession so skillfully into the story.

Two 40+year-old heterosexual men are best friends and professional colleagues in the world of
Apr 02, 2017 Karla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars!

Well I absolutely loved this one, but then again what's not to love, two straight hot doctors who've had a strong friendship for years. Till one day dared by friends to realize they share more than a friendship they decide to try a kiss....and holy shit what a kiss! there's no going back to being just best friends not from those fireworks.


Eli/Zane were both great guys, right away I felt their special bond and once they gave into their attraction it was pure hotness. I really liked ho
Beautiful Real 5 GFY stars

“Falling in love with his closest friend had never been something Eli planned to do with his life. Wasn't as if he could have stopped it, though.”

“What do you want?” he whispered. “Anything. All you have to do is ask.”

Zane and Eli are a couple that aren't a couple and yet they *have* been for years. The only thing missing was the sexual aspect of it. Friends first and not just friends, but best friends and then one day they try a kiss just to prove everyon
4.5 stars!
BR with Mark.

What a great story!!
I enjoyed the hell of that, but can you blame me?



- Gay For You- Check!

-Double Gay For You- Check!

-Best Friends To Lovers- Check!

-Mature Intelligent Men-Check!

-Two Respected Doctors- Check!

-Good Writing- Check!

-Two HOT Men- Check!

-Perfect Balance of Angst-Story-Sex-Sweetness-Conversations- Check!

I would say- if these points pushes your buttons, READ IT!

Thank you Mark for pushing me into reading it with you!
It was as fun as ever!
¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧•°**★❧ •°**★
Eli and Zane 5 Star...yum,

and....It all starts here.....



Gosh, that first kiss took my breath away....

The Book~ There is noooo angst in this book, no villian's, no hater's, no cheating, no un-expected twist and's just a simple no-stress love story of two straight doctor's falling madly in love.

What did he say after that kiss....?

and I quote

"My God, Yeah. Him. Allah, Buddha, Vishnu, and Ganesha too"

So cute!

3rd read. Jan 2017
I am a sucker for the friends to lover’s trope. It makes me swoon and lets me imagine the boys are kinda like my action figures I try to make kiss. Don’t judge me.

And Call Me in the Morning has been on my TBR list and owned for months. When I saw there was a sequel coming out I knew it was time to meet Eli and Zane and see what this whole deal was about.

The story is told exclusively through Eli’s POV and begins with him meeting Zane for brunch with friends. Both men are in their early 40’s (ca
A true gay for you, which I like. No one was gay but closeted before. The story was alright, good enough, a little chick-ish at times but workable.

The repetition of the phrase "they hissed when skin touched skin" was annoying and there could have been some more stamina with the sex but the showcase of what's important in life and the young gay couple friends were good elements in this story.

All in all, nice enough...but not wowing.
Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
Re-read 7/20/2016
Read 10/26/2013

5-30-14. Quick re-read. I love this book. I've read it, at least, five times. I love that the main characters are friends and later in life. Love it!
Oct 08, 2011 Susan65 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-with-jen
“And Call Me in The Morning” started out a little slowly for me, but just about a third of the way in I was hooked. I really enjoyed the slow way Eli and Zane handled the surprising relationship they found themselves in. It was always "together" and that is how they were successful in wading through the great unknown of a same-sex relationship, when they were both in their early forties...and believed they were both strictly heterosexual.

I was afraid at first that they would easily jump into se
Erin (PT)
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Jan 19, 2010 Jenre rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, contemporary, romance
I picked up this book because everyone raved on about it on GRs and I read several great reviews on other blogs. I was also attracted by the fact that the heroes are in their 40s which is quite unusual for an m/m book. This meant I had high hopes for this one as I sat down to read. In the end, I wasn't as enthused by it as many other readers have been, but it was still a pretty good read.

Doctors and best buddies Eli and Zane are such close friends that everyone assumes that they are in a gay rel
Jimmy Hanson
Two words: "LOVED IT"
I'm not entirely sure why ... it's that kind of all-around feeling you get when you can't really pinpoint any one thing that works or doesn't work.

Zane and Eli are a couple that aren't EXACTLY a couple in the strictest sense, and yet they *have* been for years. The only thing missing was the sexual aspect of it, and I think that's charming. Friends first - and not just friends, but GREAT friends at that - and then one day the hell with it, they try a kiss just to prove every
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Sep 14, 2011 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, ebook
3.5 stars. This was a cute story. I really enjoyed the easy going nature of the Zane and Eli's friendship and banter. This continued on through their relationship as lovers. Even though this was a bit predictible, and the guys were acting a bit stupidly most especially at the end, it was quite enjoyable. I wasn't quite sure why if Zane had all this family money available, he didn't use it for the free clinic he so desparately wanted to remain open. I also liked how things were wrapped up nice an ...more
Jul 22, 2015 Susan marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 30%

The writing is not my style. I was constantly confused.
I don’t like it when thoughts wander in the middle of a conversation. I kept losing track of what they were talking about.

Another fabulous BR with my girls!!!

Review to come!
Jun 26, 2010 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this very good m/m romance, two straight doctors, whose friends always tease them about being a couple, kiss each other just to prove there isn’t anything like that between them. Whoops. (And, as many others have mentioned, neither of the characters is described as looking as old as the guys on the cover look.)
Chris, the Dalek King
I know I enjoyed reading this...but nearly four days after finishing it, I must admit I am a little foggy on exactly why. It wasn't a very angsty book, and there was a whole bunch of GFY floating around, so that was good, but there also seems to be not a lot that was strictly rememberable. I guess. I do remember getting fed up with both of them by the end, though, with the whole 'I want you, you want me, but we can't bloody well communicate worth a damn so we are going to implode in self-made me ...more
May 21, 2014 Vivian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-contemp
Sweet and not complicated double GFY doctor story.

A few quibbles: annoying, interfering friends, dramatic OMG you almost died plot device, pitcher has issues with PDAs and bottom gets a bit emotional. While none of those things is particularly bad, taken together pushes it into Tropesville.

Nonetheless, pleasant read and relaxing.
I really enjoyed this story about best friends falling in love. The men are older, have been through a lot in their lives and their slowly evolving relationship was fun to read. Low angst, at times very hot and entertaining throughout.
Apr 03, 2012 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very sweet story. I always like books where the MCs are a little older. It is so rare to find men in their 40s as MC in M/M romance. This also had an excellent supporting cast. Great little read.
Mar 11, 2012 Cindi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, 2012
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Anna D.
Nov 20, 2013 Anna D. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, short-story
The main characters are actually pretty lovable and many times their dedication and love for each other was very sweet and palpable, especially Eli because he is going through a difficult time of coming out of the closet. It’s both a personal and public struggle for him to accept who he is and announce that to the world. All the ingredients were here for a delicious coming out and passionate love story – however the construction and mixture of the ingredients were a little off. See below of what ...more
I am seriously underwhelmed and unimpressed with this book.

Admittedly, I am being harsh here because friends-to-lovers is my absolute favorite storyline and this is the worst realization of that trope I have ever read. The "experimental kiss" takes place in the very first chapter, eliminating any chance of a building romance. There is only more porn. A nervous kiss. Nervous handjob. Amateur blowjob. More first-time sex until the end of the book. It's boring and predicable.

I hated how the "frie
Melissa (Ever So Mela)

You know when you read a story and you're completely disconnected from it. I'm guessing this isn't a bad book but, in my case at least, it had a lot of small details that piled up into an unavoidable DNF.

The thing that really drives me to read GFY is the tension. The slow burn that will inevitably turn into something wonderful. That's what does me in. The indesicion, when the MCs hesitate and pull back only to come back with a larger impulse. The wanting, the desire, the helplessness. All th

The writing was fine, it was however not my favorite type of story. Slow-building romance is for me more satisfying when it comes to a friends-to-lovers story.
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Eli Easton
Dec 21, 2012 Eli Easton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book an extra star for a true gay-for-you plotline. I enjoyed it and read through it quickly. At this point, having read so many excelled m/m romances this one just felt 'ok', nothing particularly special or sparkling about the writing. There was some attempt at wit in it, but it wasn't particularly witty (as opposed to a book like Shattered Glass or anything by Josh Lanyon). But it is a fun trope, a believable progression and the sex scenes were pretty steamy. The 'crisis' at the en ...more
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