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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It w
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Published August 21st 2017
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It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.
Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to
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Christy
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars!

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I absolutely loved Drunk Dial! I listened to the audio version of this book and the narration was amazing. I didn’t want to stop listening once I started. Rana and Landon’s friends to lovers story really hit the spot for me. I loved the way they came together, and the little twists I didn’t see coming. Definitely my favorite Penelope Ward book to date!
“It’s funny how the things that we once looked at as tragic are exactly what needed to happen, in retrospect.”

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Shannon Moore
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it
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Drunk Dial has one of the best meet cutes that I've ever read. Seriously! From the get go, it's exciting, witty, it gives you little butterflies in your stomach and makes you so excited for everything to come. The banter and flow are exquisite. From that first phone call, I couldn't wait for the journey that these two would take me on.

Clearing my throat, I did my best to sound like a composed woman, one who’d maybe just had a drunken demon exorcised from her. “Hello?”
He let out a deep breath
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*****FOUR STARS*****
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He tasted like sugar and cigarettes, and all I wanted anymore in this life was to just keep doing this. I hadn’t realized exactly how starved I was, how badly I had needed the contact. But going from zero to Landon was like not eating for years only to be met with the most decadent of foods.


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DRUNK DIAL is a sweet & sexy ”friends to lovers” romance filled with Penelope Ward’s signature brand of snarky humor. I predict that many a reader w
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Aestas Book Blog
HOLY FUCKING SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!! OMG!!! I'm wiping away happy tears as I write this because I just finished reading an AMAZING new book that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVED!!!! Gah. The FEEEELS!! It's a second chance romance with one of the most HEART-WARMING, SEXY, SWEET, SWOONY, HEALING, ROMANTIC, ADDICTIVE, and BEAUTIFUL stories I've read all year!!! The hero and heroine are both very flawed people who so clearly love each other with every part of their hearts and it was just such a cathartic exper ...more
Penelope Ward
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A heads up that I am about to change Drunk Dial to its permanent price of $4.99. The limited-time release sale of $3.99 won't last much longer. Grab it before it changes! This will be the ONLY sale for the book. A fun, emotional, sexy, STANDALONE second-chance romance that USA TODAY's HEA blog calls, "An Absolute Winner."
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦Ok, so imagine... You get piss drunk and call someone from your past who has wronged you and bitch them out.


➦But then he calls you back and calls you out on your shit!


➦What would you do? Would you be an adult about it and listen and possibly make amends or would you, I dunno...




➦If you picked option #2 perhaps you might be in need of some anger management, just saying. :D

➦This was probably my favorite book by Penelope Ward. I kept waiting for a crazy cat aka subplot to get out of the closet and
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Jennifer Kyle
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

"I wonder what you'd think of me now, Landon."

A very enjoyable read. Although the I love yous were a bit quick the storyline itself was pretty terrific!

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GimmeAllTheWerdssss
Jul 23, 2017 marked it as author-i-won-t-read
Not a review but a prediction based on Wards past books...

1 - Book will probably divided into two parts...Past and Present
2 - H and h probably dated in the past and it ended badly
3- H will have loud obnoxious sex with his current girlfriend so that he h can hear as a form of revenge
4 - There will be a child with OW or OM involved

And last but not least...

5 - h will be a doormat


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DRUNK DIAL: Is a new, sexy, standalone romance novel by Penelope Ward. In this we have the privilege of meeting the gorgeous hot tatted up Landon Roderick and belly dancer Rana Saloomi.

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Our story was a lot like a Rubik's Cube - colourful and complicated. It took years to work it out, but then suddenly like magic, on a random Sunday, everything all came together.

These two unlikely duo met way back in their early teens when Rana’s family lived in Landon’s families converted garage on their
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Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Drunk dialing? Have you ever done it? Well, I have and to say it's embarrassing when you sober up is soooo true. But what happens when a drunk dial leads to two former friends reconnecting that soon leads to a love connection? In the case of Penelope Ward's latest standalone, Drunk Dial she has readers ringing and dialing in to a modern romance that has steam, humor, heart and raw emotions.

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One drunken night, Rana Saloomi decides to google
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Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
If ever a drunk dial was to turn out to be any good, this would be the way it was meant to be.

I enjoyed the story, I just didn't feel a lot throughout it. Not a bad thing, it was sweet, it was cute, it actually was a beautiful love story. I just didn't love it.

But I did love Landon Roderick. He was so caring, so passionate, so real. I loved how he took control and made decisions. He was sweet, he was so loving and understanding of Rana's past. He made this book for me.

In the beginning I loved
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Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦




“In many ways, our story was a lot like the Rubik’s Cube – colourful and complicated.”


I am a huge Penelope Ward fan and I will read absolutely anything she produces, so to say this was something I was really looking forward to, would be a massive understatement. I always love her storytelling and her ability to pull me in from the get go and to leave me completely satisfied by the end. If you’re anything like me and love your ‘friends to lovers’ trope, then I am sure you will devour this one
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Dilek VT
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Well, Ms Penelope didn’t surprise me… She is stuck on her usual formula in this book again!

1. Put the heroine in a vulnerable/humiliating situation or at least a funny or needy one.

Cocky Bastard: She needs a ride as her vehicle is broken.
Neigbor dearest: Her intimate phone conversations are overheard by her neighbor and she is embarrased.
Roomhate: She has to listen to her ex having loud sex in the next room because they have to stay in the same house somehow.

2. Include some “sexy-fun banter”.

Di
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Wil Loves Books!
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I liked this one a lot. The beginning was super epic. However, it kinda fizzled out sometime in the middle. It's also very insta love, which I couldn't quite get into. But I still liked it a lot. The heroine is super funny and the hero is super swoony. I still found it to be interesting and somewhat original. I recommend if you're looking for something a little different.
warhawke
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Light sexy reading
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female
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Rana Saloomi lived a safe but lonely life. As a belly dancer, she revealed herself to the world, but protected her heart from the possibility of being hurt. One drunken night led to a phone call to a boy from her past and the chance for fulfilling future.

Landon Roderick was no longer the clean cut boy Rana used to know. The tattooed hottie went away to searched for answers only to find his true self. Everything was go
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Tell me something funny' Stars!


Another fantastic and emotional love story by Penelope Ward! She always gets to surprise me with her twists and mysteries and Drunk Dial was no exception. A great list of characters, a couple with amazing chemistry, some drama and a happy ending: I am sure satisfied after reading this!

Drunk Dial is a standalone novel and it kind of portrays a very curious (and entertaining) friends to lovers romance. Rana and Landon were best friends for a while when they were l
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Sabrina
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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For me Drunk Dial felt like a mix of a long-lost-lovers story along with a friends-to-lovers one. Rana and Landon had such an easy relationship that they fell into effortlessly so I couldn't help but feel like I was reading about two characters finding their soul mate.

I though it was brilliant how Penelope Ward had these two people tangled in a web of lust and need but also with so much sweetness that it balanced it out. The story was unique, at least for
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✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
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Rana and Landon were best friends for a while when they were 13. Rana's family used to live on Landon's family's property. Until they were kicked out for not paying rent.
Now they're both 26 and one drunken night Rana calls Landon to let him know what she thinks of him and his family - he never even said goodbye back then.
And thus starts a very weird, but very exciting & adorable phone-friendship / courtship. With Rana in Detroit, Michigan and Landon in Venice, California.

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But they might see e
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The Book Bee
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
FOR THE RECORD, I READ THIS AUGUST 19th-20th. THE DATE ON THIS REVIEW WAS MY ORIGINAL UPDATE ON GOODREADS ABOUT WANTING TO READ IT.

REVIEW: 2 STARS

SO, I REALIZE that I won't have a common rating....and this review won't be one of a popular opinion. I understand that, and I respect that, but I've always prided myself on the honesty in my reviews no matter how against the grain I am. My reviews are my personal opinion only, and I will always be as respectful as possible. With that being said, thi
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Ashi- A hopeless romantic girl :D
Seeing that it is Penelope Ward's book why do i feel like that the heroine's gonna find out a girlfriend on the other end😛

Jodi Bibliophile
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: penelope-ward
I'm so upset that this didn't give me the Penelope Ward Feels I'm so used to. Didn't connect with the characters at all but I still love this author and will still be fangirling the fuck outta her. Can't wait for her next one <3
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!

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Rana Saloomi is a beautiful, single 26 yr. old woman from Michigan. She enjoys her job as a belly dancer, but doesn't have much of a social life. One evening she gets brave after too much wine & makes an impulsive decision to look up her old childhood friend Landon Roderick. He's the boy she could never forget. They were friends in junior high for about a year before she moved. She hadn't seen him since she was 13, but as a kid, hanging out with him was what she lived for. She had a
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Lo Bookfrantic
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review-ng, f-br
4★★★★ Stars

Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female

 

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Rana Saloomi; grew up believing she wasn't pretty and often looking like a tomboy.  Living with a beautiful mother that didn't care about her really affected the way she looked at herself.  After her mother run away with another man; she rebel against her father and got in a lot of trouble.  Not only did she have gotten in trouble but she made a lot of mistakes that scar her for life. 

Landon Roderick used to have
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Raine Miller
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this beautiful story from beginning to end. So much love between Rana and Landon. FIVE FABULOUS STARS!
Paige
Aug 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 "Rubik's Cube" Stars

Drunk Dial was a sweet and atypical friends to lovers romance that I enjoyed thoroughly in one sitting. Landon and Rana's friendship stopped at 13 but picked back up unexpectedly years later when Rana, tired, angry and drunk, decided that it was time to confront her one time friend. But after that drunk dial, Landon and Rana get so much more than they expected.

Landon lives in California. Lana lives on the other side of the country. But for a short time as kids they were nei
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Jen
Oct 20, 2017 added it
4 Stars

This book hit me from the depths of my kindle library at just the right time. I needed a quick, mostly light hearted read and for the most part, Drunk Dial suited me to a T. I love the idea of Rana and Landon reconnecting after all of that time (thirteen years!) and the notes Rana saved for all of those years from Landon were freaking adorable.

The instalove force is strong with this one and I could've used a scosh more relationship angst. It's not quite at the cavity-inducing level of swe
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Melissa_lifeinthebooks
I loved Drunk Dial. Rana and Landon had me from the start. Their friends to lover’s story just did it for me. Love their chemistry, it just came off the pages. Nothing was rushed, things just progressed beautifully between them, and when they finally got together, wow. The plot line was just amazing, love Penelope Ward. There were some twists that I did not see coming, it gave the story more depth, and everything came together beautifully. Overall great read.
RentasticReads
I feel like my heart just abandoned me, leapt out of my chest for good, and ended up skipping through galaxies beyond. And I need to retrieve and pick it back up from wherever it decided to land on. Seriously. Penelope Ward has officially set my entire body in a constant, mesmerizing and delicious state of overdrive—my mind is completely blown to shards, my heart is bursting at the seams with so much love and feels, my tummy is filled with crazy mad butterflies, and my emotions... well, it's pre ...more
Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
One night, Rana Saloomi was drunk and dialed her childhood crush Landon Roderick. They've lost contact for thirteen years since Rana and her father left. She unloaded all her feelings towards him and after hanging up, she thought maybe he won't be calling back.

Instead, Landon kept in touch with her. She got to hear his side and clarified they weren't kicked out because of their debts (Rana and her family used to live in the Roderick's garage and unable to pay their rent). Their conversation wen
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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor before switching to a more family-friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beau
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