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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  299 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Everything changed the moment he found her…

Cal Remus is in love.

But the object of his affection barely acknowledges his existence. Worse: She acts like he’s the dirt sticking to the bottom of her shoe. Weaker men might give up. But not Cal. Hell no, he loves a good challenge and Ariana Skyee has made this the most intriguing challenge of all.

Having read his father’s con
Kindle Edition, 41 pages
Published March 20th 2015
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Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
This was a really short ebook and I breezed through it very quickly. I admit that I did want to get a look into Cal's mind, mostly during the events of Beyond Reach. I kind of liked Cal in the series, though I'm more on Team Zane. This book only pushed me more on Team Zane. Cal is a bit stalkerish and really obsessed with Ari. Keep in mind that this book takes place before The Calling. Though I thought he was a wee bit obsessed, I did like getting this look into Cal's mind and seeing how he felt ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
I found it extremely difficult to decide upon a rating for Lovestruck. Anyone who follows my reviews will know I’m a big fan of Siobhan Davis, and it pains me to give this story a low rating. At first a part of me was willing to give a two-star rating instead of the one-star rating I gave, but in the end I couldn’t quite do so.

Throughout True Calling, I found myself slowly warming towards Cal. I wasn’t crazy about his character, I wasn’t as crazy about any of the characters as I have been with o
Jul 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I wish it had been longer. That's my only criticism, I wish we'd gotten a little bit more into the beginning of True Calling and Cal's side of things as that was going on. That being said, I did enjoy getting to see how he was feeling prior to what we've read in True Calling. It was very insightful and makes me trust Cal a bit more, because to be honest, I was rather back and forth with him throughout the entirety of book one. I'm very excited to move on to book two now. ...more
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved reading from Cal's prospective. It was short, sweet and to the point.

Team Cal

*insert love hearts*
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ooh this one got me good. I was starting to doubt Cal his loyalties after finishing True Calling. But then I read this, and now I don't know what to think. Whose side is he on?!? I can't wait to read the next book and find out!

***Thanks to the author for sending me a copy of this book. This did not affect my opinions.***
When it comes to romance and wanting a certain someone so badly, it hurts, there is nothing like hearing the guy’s POV to just melt your heart, put a lump in your throat and let out a huge sigh, just before you melt into a squishy pile of goo.

Cal saw Ariana and he was a goner, too bad she doesn’t appear to feel the same way. With life on Novo unstable at best and life on Earth precarious, maybe he should be preparing for the fight of his life, but tell that to Cal’s heart and his alpha need to n
Apr 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
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I received this book by the author in exchange for an hones review. Thank You To Siobhan Davis

Lovestruck is a short novalle in the pov of Cal Remus before the events that happen in True Calling. I tell you I know that some readers probably don't like Cal when they first read about him in True Calling. But I absolutely loved him from the very beginning and now after reading Lovestruck I have fallen more in Iove with Cal. I will even dare say I love him more than Zane. I know I know Zane was Ari f
A Leisure Moment

Cal—yeah, he doesn’t need much of an introduction. After finishing the trilogy, I was obsessed with Cal. Since I know how his and Ariana’s love story ends, it actually made this story better. Reading it between books one and two or two and three would make it more stressful—but maybe in a good way, right?

Fly away with Cal for a few moments and see Ariana through his eyes before he held her heart. To read the rest of the review, simply follow the link:

K.M. Montemayor
I like alpha males, but Cal was kind of assholey in this. Thankfully, Ben set him straight.
4 stars for Ben
2 stars for Cal
3 stars overall

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Gypsy Madden
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
In a future where the Earth has been ravaged, people are now living on a station in space. Cal Remus is tired of girls just wanting him for his good looks. He’s now fixated on Ariana. She’s smart and caring, and looks right through him as if he didn’t exist and gives him a brush off whenever he attempts to talk to her. He follows her throughout the day, studying her interactions with other people, trying to figure out the best point to try to engage her.

Admittedly, I picked this up for the scifi
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This short story is beyond sweet and adorable. I fell for Cal harder than ever. I was even skeptic of Cal in the beginning when he says that he has been in love with Ariana, but boy, this boy is not in love but heads over heels.

Cal is securing more and more book boyfriend points. He is just so sweet and cares for Ariana. I really want my own Cal. I also love that he is strong and we get to see some of his internal struggles. However, my
May 12, 2015 rated it liked it
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First posted at Words Fueled by Love.

Some novellas I really enjoy, but for the most part, I'm not a fan of them. I generally feel that they shouldn't cost anything given the short nature of them. Occasionally though, there are the rare ones that do add more depth to the story. That's how I felt after reading Light of a Thousand Stars , True Calling #2.5. I felt like the backstory love affair between Ari and Zane was a crucial part to understanding the pain Zane feels towards Ari's indifferenc
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a good novella for fans of the True Calling series. It is Cal's perspective and gives more background into his friendship with Ben, his family dynamics and shows how completely head over heels in love Cal is with Arianna.

I loved getting to see Cal's friendship with Ben. It makes me like Ben's character even more. It was very illuminating to see more of Cal's family dynamic. You understand more deeply how close he is with his sister Melandra (Mel) and why. You also see the true depths of
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Initial Reaction:

Ummm...yeah so Lovestruck by Siobhan Davis is a quick, short story (like only 30-40 pages) told from Cal's point of view and set just before the Calling in book one.

*Note: If you have not read book one True Calling, read this review at your own risk as there will be minor spoilers.

*Another Note ;) Since this is a SHORT stor
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cal—yeah, he doesn’t need much of an introduction. After finishing the trilogy, I was obsessed with Cal. Since I know how his and Ariana’s love story ends, it actually made this story better. Reading it between books one and two or two and three would make it more stressful—but maybe in a good way, right?

Cal’s voice was so different than when he got a voice in Destiny Rising. Obviously, Cal underwent some major changes. His outlook on life had changed a lot in the third book, some of which migh
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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**Digitaly copy provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review.**

Lovestruck is a short and sweet novella told from Cal’s POV - a novella which takes us right where his obsession with Ariana has begun, before they're being matched for 'The Calling'. We all know by now that his dad works in the military, but what we didn’t know thus far was that he used to snoop into his dad’s files and discover things that outraged him big time.

“I fell in love with h
Amber Hodges
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This was such a fun little read. It is very short, but it is a novella after all. You get to see a glimpse of Cal before it all. You know he picks on her a bit before the real feelings come out, but it was nice to see how he really feels. In the other books I have read in this series, I wasn't sure what his motivations really were towards Ariana, now I have no doubt.

His love for Ariana is so sweet and passionate it is remarkable. It is all very convincing and you know it isn't fake. He loves her
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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(I received a free copy from the author by signing up for her street team.)

What does a guy feel when the person he loves doesn’t love him back? He will definitely feel bad. But what would he feel when the person he loves doesn’t love him back AND sees him as a despicable person? Probably, worse.

In True Calling, I read Ariana’s thoughts about Cal, before and during she’s into him. Here in Lovestruck, it is Cal’s thought about and towards Ariana; the way he fall head-over-heels even before the ‘Th
Emma Cox
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love Struck is a short story from the True Calling Series. It introduces us to Cal who we have not had much of an insight too before.
The story is set before the Calling takes place and we see one of Cal and Ari's first proper meetings.

It is amusing to see how Cal feels towards Ariana from the beginning because it comes across differently from Ariana's prospective. Cal is not just in love with her but he is obsessed with Ari because she is the only girl that seems to resist his charms.
We also g
Sep 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
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I got this "novella" (if it's even long enough to count as one) when I bought the series as a kindle book set after reading book one as a kindle free download. Reading this came very close to putting me off reading any of the other books.

I thought this was going to be a short little look into Cal's perspective leading up to book 1, and that was true. *Slightly spoiler-y part* What I didn't expect was for Davis to write Cal as a stalker who thinks he's god's gift to women. Cal might be a teenage
Patricia Hamill
Short and sweet.

One of the things I like about the series is how well scenes are depicted from completely different perspectives. This short story is basically a bonus chapter told from Cal's perspective and set just about the time Ariana begins to notice him (in True Calling). Another thing I like is how natural and believable the banter is between the characters, particularly Cal and Ben. Just as in the series, characterization is strong in this installment. Everyone has a unique voice. I also
Elizabeth Emily Browne
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As a lover of this series I have been waiting for the next books to come out and I was so happy when the author Siobhan was kind enough to sen me free copy of her book to read and review.

I liked this book. I loved the fact that we finally got to read from calls perspective and to see his thoughts and feelings. It was also good to see into his home life a little and also to see into his friendship with Ben. I like how he's not perfect and how he's so totally and irrevocably in love with Ariana.
Fiona Leung
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
(I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review)

This in an interesting and sweet novella told from Cal's perspective.

I read this after True Calling and before Beyond Reach. Before reading this, I had doubts about Cal's true intentions towards Ariana, now I know his feelings for her are real.

The events in this novella happens before True Calling and we see how Cal has fallen head over heels for Ariana but she doesn't know it. Somehow she sees Cal as very vain and felt she wa
Sue Davis
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is a short story 3 months before True Calling. Cal Remus a teenage boy (about 17) who realizes he cares very much for a girl who seems to hold him as something distasteful and a young girl Ariana Skyee (near same age) can't figure out why Cal suddenly is always around where she goes. They both now live on a man made world Planet Novo where everyone has a Vita chip and monitored at all times and this is their new
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Anyone looking for a bit more from the True Calling world between novels? This is a short little tale from Cal's perspective before the events of the first novel in the series, True Calling. So, yeah...apparently Cal was a bit more stalker-ish than we knew. This story follows Cal's apparent obsession with Ari before they became involved in the first book. It certainly put Cal in a whole new light for me and gave some perspective on his motives (which come under question) before reading the secon ...more
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this addition to the series! Reading from Cal's perspective was excellent, and it definitely endeared him to me all the more. Reading this made me want to go back and read the first book, so I could re-read how Ariana and Cal became a couple, they are so sweet together. I'm really looking forward to the next book, and any books after that! I do wish this was longer though, I would love to read Cal's perspective when Ariana finally starts letting him in. This is a great series, and I can' ...more
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad I read this after True Calling. This gave me a better insight into who Cal really was and what his intentions were towards Ari. It made me connect with him in a way that I just couldn't allow myself to in book 1. Cal's point of view was so fun to read and surprising at times ! If you enjoyed True Calling and just need to get more- then I'd definitely recommend reading this before moving onto Beyond Reach! ...more
Lori Murray
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed it, even thou it was so short. It made me start to like Cal a lot more, so now am really torn on who Ari should pick. Right now am 60/40 in favor of Ari getting together with Zane. Who knows how I will feel after reading Destiny Rising, which am reading right now. I love getting Cal point of view before he gets involved with Ari. Thanks so much Siobhan for giving me this book to review, for just my honest opinions on your books.
T.M.B.A. Corbett
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You know whats great.... short stories from one of your favorite book series that gives you insight into a character you haven't had before. Honestly I was not that into Cal while reading the book series and didn't get where he was coming from. Then I read this enjoyable testosterone filled short from his perspective and now I think I'm Team Cal! Thank you Siobhan for making this love triangle even more high intensity for me and for giving us more from this world that I am captivated by. ...more
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