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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  554 ratings  ·  228 reviews
Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t even an option. Of course, the last thing Clementine does before departure is grab a stranger’s phone by mi ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published February 9th 2016 by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept
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Stacey is Sassy
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Maybe...don't call me.

I started this review at 3 stars...then I dropped it to 2 stars...but I really can't commit to either. It was JUST OK.

I'm going to keep this review short and sweet...ish.

This book didn't really work for me. I didn't HATE it, I just didn't really like it. The chick was self-absorbed. Even when she had people telling her to her face how self-absorbed she was, she went back to her fancy apartment to cry about how soooo misunderstood she was.

Unfortunately Call Me, Maybe was a
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XxTainaxX
Feb 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Clementine and Justin accidentally switch phones and end up with a connection to each other. The story had its cute moments and their witty banter made for an interesting exchange. The chemistry is where it fell a little flat for me. On the phone it seemed more present than after they got together. Then there's the call she keeps from him. That part just seems silly. Justin felt very dry and almost cold to me at the end. Enough that I felt we were dealing with two different characters. Clem had ...more
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Call Me, Maybe is the FIRST Ellie Cahill (Liz Czukas) book I didn't finish. There wasn't anything particularly HORRIBLE about it, but the pacing was way too fast and it was just, to be frank, boring. I couldn't force myself to read another word. DNF at around 50%.

Full review to come!
Claire Robinson
2.5 - "I don't think you have anything to say that I would want to hear right now." Stars.

I am not a stranger to Ellie Cahill's writing, When Joss Met Matt was a very pleasant read for me back in 2015. Call Me, Maybe started off in a similarly enjoyable vein, I am a huge fan of a romance building and playing out with the inclusion of texts and emails in to its mix, but Call Me, Maybe seemed to lose its momentum in the second half of the book, once the couple got together.

"You can tell me anythin
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Danielle (Love at First Page)

3.5-4 stars

Well, well, well, wasn't this an adorable book? I have some complaints, but after finishing it I sort of wanted to squish it death. I think the whole falling-in-love-over-the-phone thing really worked for me. Of course, our heroine and hero eventually meet up - well before the halfway point, actually - but their dialogue and conversation continue to be fantastic, and their phone calls never dwindle. There's actually a really cute scene when they're talking on the phone as they cross t
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Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
Initial Impressions 12/21/15: UGHHH this pains me but more like 3.5 stars than 4.
CALL ME, MAYBE started off SUPER DUPER cute but I really lost steam with it once it hit the halfway point and Clementine's insecurities started kicking in. I just have a really, really hard time with plots where a girl sabotages herself with insecurities. Like dude, everything was totally cool. And then all of these THOUGHTS came out of nowhere with no logic behind them. It's just something I have a hard time with.
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Marla Mei
Nov 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, new-adult
It's cute and a bit too insta-lovey for my taste but what can I say? I'm biased when it comes to Liz Czukas/Ellie Cahill. I just can't bring myself to rate her books less than three stars even though in my opinion, she writes better YA than NA. Just like Joss and Matt, the beginning of the book made me feel super squishy inside because it was just too damn adorable. But once again, I had to read through characters who are just so unrelatable that it took away any more enjoyment I could have gott ...more
Jen
Feb 18, 2016 added it
Shelves: arc-net-galley
DNF @52%

The writing is actually pretty good but for the life of me I can't connect with either of the main characters. Clementine's (love that name) and her poor little rich girl, need to find myself predicament has officially worked my last good nerve.

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Markéta
Dec 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: post-university
3 stars!***

Okay. This was bit of a let down.

Clementine is a bookworm, but her talks about books just annoyed the crap out of me. I don't know why, maybe because I love books and everything about them and I probably felt teritorial about it, like I can be the only one who is a bookworm.

She also has a bookblog (that is sucessful, which I'm jealous of) and she has the money and place to buy and store books. But she seemed really shallow, easy to guilt trip.

When she meets a gorgeous man at the air
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Mandy
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5

This was a really cute story. Strangers at an airport, Clementine and Justin accidentally switch phones. They start a text friendship in the week before they meet in person to return their phones to each other. Between cute texts and a few phone calls, they develop a fast friendship with feelings of wanting more. These two were completely adorable together. I loved the chemistry and easy friendship they developed over texts. I really enjoyed this book but there were a few things that I didn't
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Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
I had high expectations for this book because I loved When Joss Met Matt, I wasn't disappointed but I wasn't totally thrilled with this either.

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Clementine got on my nerves at times and that made it hard for me to fully get on board with her character, especially at the start were she was like a prepubescent girl who had her hand touched by a boy and then obsessed over it for a week.


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But she got a bit better after that, their texts were cute because Justin was adorable and then there was the phone
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Angie Elle
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I’m glad I’ve read this author before, because I’d have seen this title and glanced right over it otherwise. And that would have sucked, because I would have missed out on a fun flirty read that brought a smile to my face. My first read from Ellie Cahill was When Joss Met Matt, and I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t wait for her next offering. Call Me, Maybe didn’t disappoint.

Clementine Daly b
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Ivy Deluca
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Clementine, the poor little rich girl, doesn’t know what to do with her life. When she’s trying not to complain about it, all she wants to do is read, run her bookblog and read some more. Something that I would normally agree with. Luckily, she’s got the luxury to figure it out since she comes from old money. She’s on her way out of town with her brother Honor, when there’s a mixup with her cell phone and she ends up with Justin’s cellphone instead.

I think that the decision to state right away t
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Emma
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
I genuinely wanted to love this one, I read the blurb and thought that's a plot line that hasn't been done over and over. However, for me the actual story fell a bit flat.

Basically it's about two strangers who accidentally switch phones at the airport and go off to their respective locations with the wrong phone. They start relaying messages/voicemails to each other until they can meet up and switch back. And obviously they start to develop a bond through their phonecalls etc. I read one storyl
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Nicole Hewitt
Oct 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I don't know what it is about Ellie Cahill's books, but they just make me ... happy. I know that's such a simplistic word (and one that Clementine wouldn't approve of - she's like a living thesaurus), but it's true. I actually picked this book up when I was in the middle of another one (because I didn't want to haul a physical book with me) and, even though I was really enjoying the physical book, I couldn't put this o
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Escape into a Booksite
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great book for a quick read. The phone swap idea was clever and not something I've come across in a novel before. I liked how Clementine and Justin communicated and were civil about the whole thing. And of course how you could see that this could be the start of something.

I felt like I could connect with Clementine, the main character. Not in terms of the fact that she comes from a rich family that has all these exp
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Stacee
I love everything Liz writes, so of course I was so eager to get my greedy hands on her new book written as Ellie.

Clementine and Justin are adorable together. She's an interesting character, especially because of The Incident, and I really enjoyed watching her figure things out. I would have loved to be in Justin's head, but his completed adoration of her was apparent.

Of course there's a tiny bit of angst, but overall, this story is filled with fluff and swoons and I loved every page of it.

**Hug
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Carlene Inspired
3.5 Stars

Clementine is awkward and stuck living under her grandparent's watchful eyes, but that doesn't mean she doesn't act like every other twenty-something when she falls into the lap of a hot guy and finds herself stuck with his phone for a week. What starts as passing along messages to one another soon turns into more when Clementine and Justin start pushing the lines of just sharing messages by sharing a bit about themselves and some photos. Music and pictures soon become more and when the
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Jaime Arkin
I adore Ellie Cahill… she does, sweet, fluffy romance perfectly and Call Me Maybe fits that to a T. Clementine Daly comes from a very well-known family and a mistake she made years ago has her labeled as the black sheep and still haunts her every decision. Determined to live up to the expectations of her family and her name, she is exploring her options for her future in the Daly conglomerate, though nothing seems to fit just right. Heading to California to see what the family business has to of ...more
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
There are days when a cute, light and quick read is exactly what you need. What I need. Today was one of those days—so I picked up Call Me, Maybe (yes, the song is stuck in my head) and found myself happily engaged with its interesting meet-cute and low-key sex appeal.

When Clementine Daly accidentally grabs the wrong phone at the airport—after stumbling over the hottest man she's ever seen—all she can think about is what can go wrong… Oh, and the undeniably sexy voice of the man on the other en
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Allison
I really disliked this. The first couple chapters or so were rather cute, but then as Justin and Clementine got more and more serious for no obvious reason, I got more and more aggravated.

These two characters have no chemistry. I didn't feel anything the entire time I was reading a novel. It might as well have been a chemistry text book for how interested I was in it. I have never been so tempted to DNF a book at 93%. I just didn't know if I could take the monotony any more.

The book was filled
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Debby
3 stars

When Joss Met Matt remains one of my absolute favorite new adult books of all time. So, yeah, when I heard Ellie Cahill was coming out with another book, I was practically jumping for joy. (Some air kicks may have been done when I received a review copy.) But anyway, long story short, Call Me, Maybe delivered a few giggles and swoons but did not live up to my (admittedly high) expectations.

Call Me, Maybe starts off STRONG. Clementine and Justin accidentally switch phones at an airport and
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Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
3.5 stars

She grabbed her phone from the charging station without taking a better look at it. Too late when Clementine realized she got the wrong phone.  Her own number had called the one she was holding and for the love of all gods, she couldn't help but mesmerized by the voice of the caller. Clementine agreed to keep his phone until they saw each other again. 

Justin Mueller was all the more excited to see Clementine after they've exchanged pleasantries over the phone. Pictures of her on the bea
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Brandi
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, arc, new-adult
I managed to get a free copy of this book courtesy of a link on facebook, but the review is all mine regardless

Clem and Justin are strangers, but their clumsy and awkward first meeting very quickly becomes the meetcute of all meetcutes. Clem gets up, spins around, and lands in Justin's lap at the airport. Talk about unfortunate--or fortunate considering Justin is gorgeous. Clem freaks a little as would any woman who just landed on an unwitting stranger. Honor, Clem's brother, is in a hurry to bo
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Eva • All Books Considered
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: na
Review originally posted at All Books Considered: TWO STARS

Call Me, Maybe almost felt like it was written to try and appeal to book bloggers since the MC is a book blogger herself. The premise of this book is cute -- the entire thing is almost itself a meet-cute -- Clementine leaves her phone at the airport and instead grabs the cute stranger's phone. The problem arose when there was literally nothing else about Clementine that was relatable. First of all, she is more wealthy than you can imagin
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Connie N.
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for providing an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Cute is the best word to describe this book. Very enjoyable, an easy read, lightly amusing. Right from the start I liked Clementine because she's different from the usual struggling student (or something similar) heroine. She's a wickedly rich young woman from an important family but who doesn't flaunt her wealth. She loves reading romance novels and has a secret identity as a successful blogger. H
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Red Cheeks Reads
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am a huge sucker for a book with a good does of texting, emails and phone calls, so when I say the synopsis for Call Me, Maybe I was incredibly excited and eager to start. When Clementine and Justin's phones get mixed up at the airport they decided to hold onto them for a week until they can exchange them in person back home. Suddenly these two strangers are thrust into each others lives delivering messages to one another. Before long they are talking more than necessary and not just passing a ...more
Siobhan Davis
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 3.75 Stars

This was a great, lighthearted read and just what I needed after a few 'heavy' reads.

Clementine is floundering under the weight of expectation from her uber-rich grandparents. Having recently graduated, she is under pressure to start a career, like her determined, successful siblings. Her grandparents are keen to find a suitable home for her in one of their many businesses. Thing is, Clementine's only real passion is books and blogging, yet she's kept that a secret from
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Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
2.5 STARS

I'm a big fan of this author's uniquely smart writing style. I loved her last book so much and I was so excited to come across this one on NetGalley. Call Me, Maybe started off really strong, gripping me with it's refreshingly original premise. The first half of the book was a real page turner, the steamy attraction building, the light and flirty banter keeping me enthralled. Unfortunately, the second half of the book lost steam rather quickly and I came away feeling wholly underwhelmed
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