The new Loving on the Edge novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Nothing Between Us and Need You Tonight…
Oakley Easton wants two things: to be a good mom to her daughter and to ditch her less than ideal night job. Hooking up with bad boy drummer Pike Ryland? Not on the agenda. She needs a promotion. Not sex, tattoos and rock ’n’ roll.
Pike isn’t about to let Ms. Prim and Proper shut him down so easily, especially when he stumbles upon Oakley’s sexy night job. She’s only playing a role on those late night calls with strangers, but when he gets her on the line, all bets are off. He won’t stop until that sultry voice is calling his name for real.
But as they move from anonymous fantasies in the dark to the flesh-on-hot-flesh reality of the bedroom, the risk of falling in love becomes all too high. And the safe, quiet world that Oakley’s worked so hard to create is about to be exposed to the one person who could ruin it all.
Loren's thoroughly pleasing seventh Loving on the Edge erotic romance (after Nothing Between Us) shines the spotlight on rebellious drummer Pike Ryland, who's torn between his wild rock star lifestyle and his attraction to Oakley Easton. She's a well-behaved receptionist by day and a phone sex operator by night; when Pike discovers her secret job, he senses a fellow wild spirit and throws caution to the wind. What starts as flirtation swiftly escalates into pulse-pounding, white-knuckle carnal satisfaction that leaves them both reeling, physically and emotionally. Loren continues to portray safe, sexy, consensual BDSM, with Pike happily introducing Oakley (who's not especially vanilla to start with) to all manner of toys and techniques, in a series of encounters that practically sets the pages on fire. The romance is as sweet as the action is hot, and there's something deeply satisfying about the way this couple comes together. Oakley's 11-year-old daughter, a stereotype-busting adorably punk girl with autism, will immediately win readers' hearts. A bonus story features a submissive doctor in need of emotional healing finding a dominant woman who can push him past his limits.
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Been binging for weeks on end reading all of Roni Lorens books in entirety for the first time and nearly complete. I've absolutely loved each story but Pike and Oakley's story . . . made my heart melt.
After reading Not Until You and being introduced to Pike and Foster, my heart ached when reading about his childhood backstory and what some of his tattoos hide. The development of both Pike and Oakley were beyond amazing.
Cannot say enough about this book . . . this story of all I've read thus far has got to be the absolutely HOTTEST read.
A great book, part of a series but stands alone.
I love books by Roni Loren; every single one of them that I’ve read (10 so far, counting novellas). Her Loving on the Edge (LOTE) series captured my attention from the very beginning. In some ways I was lucky to discover her books after several of them were already published because I was able to read one right after the other without having to wait for the next one. Although each book is a standalone, I loved them so much I could hardly wait to finish one so I could start the next.
Call On Me is about Pike and Oakley. Oakley’s main focus is taking care of her daughter. To do that she works two jobs; a respectable day job and a not so respectable night job that only her brother knows about. Pike, a bad-boy type, is the drummer for a rock band but he is getting tired of the wild night life and all of the groupies that come backstage after a show.
Pike meets Oakley meet when he agrees to help with a charity project for the non-profit group she works for. Their first meeting strikes sparks but not necessarily the good kind. Pike is confident and a bit cocky and flirtatious. Oakley had her fill of that type when she was a teenager. Unfortunately (or not) Oakley must work with Pike on the charity project or risk losing a promotion that will allow her to quit her night job.
Oakley does not want to like Pike but she can’t seem to help herself. It’s been years since she’s been with a man so she decides that she’ll just have a fling with Pike – no one will get hurt, right?
Call On Me is a hot, sexy book with very mild BDSM themes. If you’ve read Roni’s other LOTE books you know that The Ranch is a BDSM resort and features heavily in the other books. The Ranch is not at all prominent in this book but the sexy time is still here.
If you’ve read the other LOTE books you won’t want to miss this one. If you haven’t tried Roni’s books yet this would be an excellent one to start with. I almost guarantee you will want to go back and read the other ones later.
I “purchased” a print copy of this book in an online charity auction; no review was requested or required.