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Talk Dirty to Me

(Plum Orchard #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  872 ratings  ·  138 reviews

Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best-make that only-friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions: 

She's got to live in Landon's mansion. 

With her gorgeous ex-fiancé, Caine Donovan. 

Who could also inherit the b

Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published April 29th 2014)
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This will probably descend into very spoilery, very soon, so be warned.

I was so tempted to give this 1 or 2 stars but in the end I liked the h too much to do it. Almost everyone else in this book, including the H, can go fuck themselves btw.

This book is basically about a reformed-mean-girl who returns to her small town for her best friend's funeral, to find that the town is very unwilling to forgive or forget the girl she used to be, despite ample evidence of the woman she now is. The h is paint
Aliaa El-Nashar
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To be honest I never intended to read this book to start with, but I was interested in the sequel and thought it would probably be a good idea to know what happened in the first book. I'm glad I did because this book was absolutely amazing!
I found myself laughing a lot at the antics between Caine and Dixie to win the competition, but I was also angry and sad and a whole array of feelings towards Dixie, her personal growth and the life she leads now. It sucks when you're trying to redeem yourself
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
Read/Listened for Review (NetGalley/Tantor)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

Original Review

First Thought when Finished: Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy made me cry, laugh, and cheer! It was really enjoyable!

Story Thoughts: This was such a unique setting for a contemporary romance but it really worked. I thought the phone sex setting was perfect way for these two characters to work things out. Plus, it lead to some d
Rating 3.5 stars
The heroine used to be a mean girl and when she was involved with the hero fell into her bad ways and made a bet that made her lose him. Now ten years later her best friend is dead, she is broke, her life still in shambles and she comes back home to face her town and love again and battle it out for a phone sex company. I enjoyed reading about a mean girl and liked Caine a lot.
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I am so happy I decided to pick up Cassidy's newest book in her upcoming series. Talk Dirty To Me was like a huge glass of iced tea on a hot, summer day. It has a little bit of everything I relish in a book--a sexy leading man, a sassy heroine who is hiding her vulnerable heart, southern humor that has me giggling aloud (and sometimes inappropriately), and moments that have me sobbing and resembling Tammy Faye Baker...that is, if I wore mascara and shellacked a ton of ma
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, romance
Talk Dirty to me
This book is like a sweet glass of tea on a hot summer day. A warm kitten to cuddle on a cool fall eve. A hot chocolate on a winter night. A warm peach pie with ice cream in the spring. This is comfort reading, good warm and fuzzy for the heart. No matter what the title may suggest, LOL.
Three friends from small town America are driven apart by life, work and drama-rajas are reconnected when one of the trio dies, Landon. He sets up his estate to tie his other two estranged friends
L.A. Williams
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romance Readers, Chick-Lit Readers
I received this book as an ARC in return for an honest review.

Former mean-girl Dixie Davis returns home to Plum Orchard, Georgia to attend the funeral of one of her very best friends. Life has knocked her and her bank account around. The new leaf she's turned over starts to get brittle when she finds out she's got to compete to win her inheritance. Landon left her half of a phone-sex empire, and Dixie's got to go head-to-head against her very sexy ex-fiancee, Caine Donovan, if she wants to
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2019
2 1/2 stars
Book Info
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published April 29th 2014)
original title Talk Dirty to Me
edition language English
series Plum Orchard #1
other editions (1)
Source:Netgalley EARC

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Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier

Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best m
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Review copy provided for an honest review

I have been a huge fan of Dakota Cassidy’s paranormal series for years. When I heard she had a new contemporary series in the works I couldn’t wait to dig into them. In her thrilling Plum Orchard series Ms. Cassidy has transported her readers right into the heart of this charming small town.

Before I dig too far into this review let me make mention of the prequel book to this series. Talk This W
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Feb 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish, _cb
Review copy provided via NetGalley

DNF at 41%

I was very curious to see how the phone sex element was going to play out between the ex-fiancés. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to find out since I DNF the book at 41%.

The set up was interesting enough, however the first sex phone call doesn’t take place until 38% into the book. The motivational texts sent by Landon beyond the grave were great. I just never liked Dixie’s character. She was a bitch in high school and though she kept talking about turning
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an advance copy via Goodreads First Reads.
I'm going to be honest- I didn't want to love this book because I always thought people write glowing reviews just because they were given a book to review. (This is my first.) Well, I DID love the book. Oops! I even debated giving the book 4 stars just because I was given the book in exchange for a review. But in the end, I had to give it what I thought it deserved- 5 stars.

This is a very fun book. The first chapter did start off slow and wo
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
Verbal fornication...outwit, outlast, outplay...
This was my first Dakota Cassidy read, and I smiled, snickered, snorted, laughed, sighed, and yes I even cried. I loved Dixie, she was bada$$ with her feisty banter. She came back to the hometown that she left years ago for the funeral of her best friend, knowing she would have to face the loss and regrets from her past. Knowing that she would never live down her reputation as the town's most notorious 'Mean Girl'. Knowing that she would have to fa
Lennis Sullivan
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lennis Sullivan by: Tiffany
Thank you, Tiffany, for recommending this! Anyone who likes the show "Hart of Dixie" should enjoy this novel. It was heavily influenced by the show, but not so much that it read like fan fiction.

Caine and Dixie must compete to win their departed friend's phone sex business by seeing who can rack up the most customers. I loved the competition, and the scenes when Dixie is trying out her new career were comedy gold. The depiction of small town southern life was fun, and I really can't wait to read
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ok honestly I knew I was going to like the book because...well...I love Dakota! I read the 0.5 novella for this series and I love her Accidentals and Hell so I decided to venture into her contemporary books and other series (like FoA). I was so surprised because I truly LOVED this book! The character feel so real and their situations and interactions too. everything that the main characters go through is real and intense! Landon...oh Landon I love this character and miss him (event though he is ...more
Smut Junkie
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, what a gem this is!!
Dakota Cassidy NEVER fails to make me fall in love. She is a master at combining snarky, sassy, loveable, characters. Characters that make your heart hurt, then smile. Characters that you truly want to be friends with. And stories that have everything I love - stories that make me laugh and cry all within 100+ pages.
This series is going to be amazing, I'm sure of it! I can't wait for more!
Harlequin Books
"TOP PICK! With her signature humor, Cassidy kicks off her new trilogy with a bang as she introduces the major players. The heroine is the former mean girl in her hometown and she’s trying to prove she’s changed. The romance she discovers is a bonus in this great story. Run to get this book (RT Book Reviews)!" 4 1/2 Stars

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✎Stacey "The One Night Biter"
Good read had me teay eyed a few times. Highly recommend
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Four stars: A fun, flirty romance set in an uptight small Southern town.

Reformed mean girl Dixie would rather be anywhere than in Plum Orchard. It has been ten years since she last set foot in her hometown, and the only thing that could drag her back was the death of her beloved best friend, Landon. The last time Dixie was in town was the night of her engagement party, which went up in smoke, literally. Dixie was embarrassed in front of the whole town as her mean shenanigans were exposed, and sh
Mrs LB
I first found DC in 2014 through her Accidentals series and have been a fan girl every since. I'm at the point where I'm willing to try anything she puts out. This book reminded me of the rough start I had with Marty and especially Nina but like then, I realized that it pays to stick it out.
Dixie has returned home under unfortunate circumstances and is offered a rare opportunity (in the form of a competition) that could right some of her wrongdoings. Also returning home is Cane who has lesson(
DNF @ 45%

On the surface and given the premise, I feel like I should have loved this book, but, holy crap, was this the struggle of the century. I was trying to continue on in the hopes that it would get better and I found myself dreading every page I read because it was just that boring. This was another one of those times that I can’t pinpoint anything I hated. It was more that I couldn’t bring myself to care about the characters or the plot.
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Following my rule to always buy/read books I run across from PDX or Seattle (or suitors from OR/WA), I found this at the library book sale and threw it in my bag.

There was some truly annoying plot quirks, but nonetheless, I was completely charmed.

I’m glad I took the chance and bought the first three books.

Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite
Characters - 4.5
Story Telling - 4.5
Pace - 4
Cover & Blurb - 5
Narration - 4
Overall - 4.4

The story was just a touch too long, but I still loved it. This book was entertaining and enjoyable. I laughed, I cried, and I swooned. There's not much more I could ask for. I look forward to reading the next in the series.
Bree T
Notorious bad girl Dixie Davis is being forced to go back to her home town of Plum Orchard, Georgia for the first time in a decade. In high school, Dixie was a ‘mean girl’, excelling at making the lives of Plum Orchard girls a misery. Some time after that she’d turned over a new leaf, including getting engaged to local golden boy Caine Donovan. But then Dixie messed up spectacularly – she lost any respect she might’ve gained and even more importantly, she lost Caine.

Now due to the death of perha
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
4 Stars

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Kirttimukha TheCat
I didn't really warm up to any of the characters in this book. The villains were rather one sided and didn't have any development. That said, I did get teary during the founder's day picnic incident. ...more
Karen Geurts
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I laughed and cried and all in between. Dixie, Caine and Landon were best friends. The ups and downs from many mistakes and years of grief was finally worked out. Loved the HEA.
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always I enjoyed another Dakota Cassidy book.
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Loosing my interest. Good plot but not into characters.
Dec 15, 2020 added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
The pacing was slow, the hero and heroine weren't particularly likeable, and it just felt a bit OTT and silly at times. DNF. ...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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