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Something to Talk About

(Plum Orchard #2)

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  659 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Sexy is as sexy does. And in Plum Orchard, sugar, it does!

Emmeline Amos is sick of her ex saying she's boring and prissy. After all, she works for a phone-sex company! (As general manager, but still.) On a rare girls' night out, fueled by blender drinks and bravado, Em accepts a shocking dare—to handle a call herself. But it's tipsy Em who gets an earful from an irate sin
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA
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Christy LoveOfBooks
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it

I am loving the Plum Orchard series! I read Talk Dirty to Me not too long ago and loved it, so I was eager to read the next book, Something to Talk About . I’m happy to say that it was also a wonderful read.

Something to Talk About is told in alternating POVs and picks up about three months later. This time when we visit the fine folks (and jerk faces) of Plum Orchard, we get Emmelines story. I loved her friendship with Dixie in the first book and thought she was a great character. Aft
Christi Snow
Mar 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Review:
Two months ago, Jax and Em had a moment that was then interrupted by the single most horrifying event in Em's life...and Jax was front and center to her humiliation. Now he's back in town and just as hot as before...and that's something Em needs...someone hot and sexy in her life. She's been with one man her entire life since Em has always been the good girl, but she thinks she's earned a bit of bad she makes Jax a deal he can't say no to.

I liked this book and felt for both t
L.A. Williams
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romance Readers, Chick-Lit Readers
Emmaline Amos is going through changes. She wants to break free from her ex-husband's assertions that she's dull and prissy. Now that she's General Manager of Call Girls, (a quite respectable phone-sex business, bless her heart!) it seems that the changes she wants to make are going to come easier. After all, who can be prissy with all that pretend spanking and heavy breathing going on; especially after having several drinks during a girls-night-out!? Em decides she can be as saucy as the best o ...more
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
3 Stars

I read the first book in this series almost three years ago and I remember enjoying it. I also wasn't lost at all coming into the 2nd book so much later. I did remember most of the story, plus a lot of it is explained at the beginning of this book.

This book was fun and cute. Very 'adult' (they do run a very adult type business) but not super memorable.

There is one more book I have to read for this series and I hope to get to it soon.

CCC: Year of Seasonal and Holiday Fun: Level
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

Something To Talk About is the second (or third if you count the prequel) installment to the new Plum Orchard series by Dakota Cassidy. The main character Emmaline Amos is introduced in the previous book, Talk Dirty To Me.

I was very excited to find out it was her story, I really dug her in Talk Dirty To Me, and she stole all the scenes she was in. We learn that Em used to be (and usually still is) a pushover, who was more concerned with not ma
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Review copy provided for an honest review

Something to Talk About is book two in the Plum Orchard series. With each new story in this series, these characters just sink further into my heart.
This story really has several layers. We follow Em and her children down a bumpy road as she tries to rebuild her life and pick up the pieces after her divorce. We meet Jax and his adorable daughter Maizy. Then we get to trail along their path of f
Aliaa El-Nashar
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
The main reason I wanted to read this book was because I was intrigued by the idea of a small town good girl working in a phone-sex company.
Em has gone through a lot, and it doesn't help that everyone is against her and her whole life is in shambles. Her mother is an awful woman who disapproves of everything she does, her husband left her because he didn't think she could handle him being a cross dresser, her sons are being bullied at school, and the town's Elite, The Mags, are out to get her fo
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comedic-romance
Dakota Cassidy has dragged the truth behind Southern living and given it to us in the fictitious town of Plum Orchard. Em, Dixie and the girls of Call Girl's Inc. are pulling back the curtains an baring all the dirty little secrets even better then the Bitch's of the Magnolia's ever did. It's a knock down drag out fight for truth, justice and the ability to live free from criticism.

Beg, borrow or steal a copy. You won't regret it for a minute.

FTC information. I borrowed this book from the loca
Kimberly Wade
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Received this ARC for honest review:
Dakota Cassidy is on a hot roll with this series. I chuckled, and it also brought tears to my eyes. The call girl series is highly addictive. I loved seeing Em come into her own and face her demons. I cheered for her threw the whole book. Jax and her were sexy together. This is way worthy of buying. I give this 5 dog ears!! Dakota is hotter than Hades with her books these past few months!! You go girl!!
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dakota does it again. I am loving everything about Plum Orchard and this series. Of course when you hear the words "phone sex company" and "Dakota Cassidy" you know it won't be anything but a good time. Book 2 is about Em and Jax, and what it takes to move on from your past. This book was full of twists and turns, there were a couple things I definitely didn't see coming. It's heartwarming and funny, and will leave you waiting for the next! Can't wait for more of this series! ...more
Jan 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Rating: 3,5♥
I think the book was pretty cute. I love the scene where little Maisy called Call Girls so she could shop a girlfriend for her daddy. Aww... it was adorable. I wish there are more interactions between Maisy and Em and Jax and Em's boys, instead we got some sex scenes which unfortunately I find tacky.
Claire Mc Partlin
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ab-read
NARRATOR: Scarlet Chase
A great addition to this very funny series mainly set in a phone-sex company in a quite conservative Southern town, although as the previous books it's not as risque as you may think as it's not so much about the phone-sex company but more about the characters and just very amusing.

This book is about Em (Emeline) who is now the General Manager of 'Call Girls'. Her ex-husband ran off to follow his dreams after admitting he was a cross-dresser called Trixie, but left Em and
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Characters - 4
Story - 4
Pace - 4
Cover & Blurb - 5
Narration - 4
Overall - 4.2
Standalone: Yes, it can be read that way.

At first, I wasn't really feeling this story. (Probably 3 stars). Not that it was bad, more like it wasn't "WOW! Amazing!". I think I had a little book hangover. But the second half of the book I noticed I was very hooked and glad I picked it up to read. On to the next.
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Three and half stars: A return to Plum Orchard, but this time with the quiet, more demure Em.

Emmaline Amos is all about keeping her head down and avoiding gossip, but she is finding it harder and harder to do that these days. Since her ex husband's big secret was exposed to the entire town by the meddling Louella Palmer, Em has been doing her best to protect her reputation and shield her boys. Unfortunately, when the gorgeous Jax moves from her daydreams to real life, she is unwilling to involve
Jennifer Leslie
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love how Dakota Cassidy is able to bring out the accent of the location in both behaviour and words as they are read off the page.

The characters are well rounded and there is a good amount of humor.

Something to Talk About is the first book I read of the series.
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the first book in this series, but I ADORED this book. I'd taken a peek at the reviews but kept an open mind. I also love when someone FINALLY finds his or her voice. ...more
Feb 14, 2019 rated it liked it
3-1/2 stars
Sep 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I did not like the "Heroine" of this book so much, now the guy oh yeah! ...more
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Storyline was good and believable. Erotic scenes were hot.
Cherie Clark
Jan 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better and better. 🔥⭐🔥🌟🔥🌟🔥🌟🔥🌟🔥🌟🔥⭐
Bree T
May 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Emmeline Amos has had to deal with being seen as prissy her whole life. Her mother has always kept a very tight rein on her, making sure that Em was a good girl brought up with Christian values. No engaging in any behaviour that might be seen as unseemly and attract the attention of the gossips in their small southern town. Recently Em has thrown all caution to the wind: she’s quit her job as a lawyer’s assistant and has taken a job managing a phone sex company, working for her best friend Dixie ...more
Book Info
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 27th 2014 by Harlequin MIRA
original title Something to Talk About
ISBN 0778316270 (ISBN13: 9780778316275)
edition language English
series Plum Orchard #2
other editions None found
Source:Netgalley EARC

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Sexy is as sexy does. And in Plum Orchard, sugar, it does!

Emmeline Amos is sick of her ex saying she's boring and prissy. After all, she works for a phone-sex company
Something to Talk About by Dakota Cassidy is my very first read from the author. Book number 2 in the Plum Orchards series invited me from the very first page to enter into the world of Emmaline Amos (Em) and make myself right at home. Dakota’s easy style of writing and the spark that practically set the pages afire made this a book worth sinking myself into.

36 year old single mother Em is almost bursting at the seams to break out of the conservative shell that she has been placed in by everyone
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Something to Talk About is another über entertaining and scrumptiously steamy installment in Dakota Cassidy's marvelous Plum Orchard series. In this outing, Emmeline "Em" Amos finally learns to stand up for herself while Jax Hawthorne puts the ghosts of his past to rest.

Em is still struggling to find her footing following her (now) ex-husband's shocking revelations and their subsequent divorce. A single mom with two young boys, she is working as the General Manager of Call Girls, her
Elizabeth H.
I am falling hard for the people of Plum Orchard, Georgia. I’m totally loving this character-driven series and watching this small town with its small mind mentality slowly changing before my eyes. The way things have always been done in Plum Orchard is being upset by the newer generation bucking the system and challenging how the stereotypical Southern lady should act. I’m looking forward to more upsets of the apple cart and bigger changes in the minds of this small Georgia community.

Em is my t
Roz ~ My Written Romance
You can read my other reviews at My Written Romance.

I was provided with an ARC of this book by Harlequin MIRA via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 out of 5

You have that moment, you’ve connected with that hot guy from across a crowded floor - staring at each other, thinking all the dirty thoughts. Then some nasty pastie decides this is the right moment to exact epic public humiliation upon you. The moment is broken.

This is what confronts Emmaline Amos in Dakota Cassidy’s ever-sassy
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it

Something to Talk About is book two in the Plum Orchard series. With each new story in this series, these characters just sink further into my heart.

This story really has several layers. We follow Em and her children down a bumpy road as she tries to rebuild her life and pick up the pieces after her divorce. We meet Jax and his adorable daughter Maizy. Then we get to trail along their path of finding, accepting, and ultimately claiming new love and happiness.

If there was one common theme deliver
Bitch With A Book
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Okay, remember when I said Talk Dirty To Me was a solid summer read…..well forget that. Talk Dirty To Me is a total set up for the much better (I mean the first book was fine, just not the best I’d ever read) sequel Something To Talk About.

First, be ready for nearly two solid chapters of hardcore summarizing from the first book. Totally annoying, but well worth the wait. It’s been two months since we left Plum Orchard, and Emmaline Amos’s life has not improved. Her boys are getting bullied daily
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
In the previous book, Emmeline Amos suffered the most humiliating moment of her life. To as insult to injure, it was witnessed by Jax Hawthorne. Em thought that she's blown her chance with this sexy, mysterious man. Fast forward a couple months, and the chaos in her life is starting to die down. Em's friends have decided to help her break out of her shell. After her divorce, she also felt that it's time to reinvent herself. One night, her friends have her field one of the Call Girls' calls, that ...more
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This story follows town sweetheart (and doormat) Emmaline Amos in her continued quest for independence. Em has been through so much (as we discovered in the previous book) that she doesn't quite believe in love anymore. Determined to maintain her independence and provide for her boys, Em takes her duties as GM at Call Girls, Inc. seriously. When she sees Jax at a town picnic (see previous book), the looks that they share are hot enough to set a room on fire. Em doesn't want to be tied down and l ...more
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Dakota Cassidy is a national bestselling author with over thirty books. She writes laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, grab-some-ice erotic romance, hot and sexy alpha males, paranormal shifters, contemporary kick-ass women, and more.

Invited by Bravo TV, Dakota was the Bravoholic for a week, wherein she snarked the hell out of all the Bravo shows. She received a starred review from Publisher Weekly f

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