by Quinn Anderson Published by Riptide Publishing
on October 31st 2016 Genres: M/M Romance Pages:
Zack never intended to become a phone sex operator, but with half a college degree and a smart mouth, his options were limited. It helps that he has a knack for thinking on his feet and a willingness to roll with whatever his clients throw at him. Sure, he gets his fair share of creeps and unconventional requests, but it pays the bills, and he’s in no danger of breaking his one rule: never fall for a client.
Until a man named “John” starts calling, and Zack finds himself interested in more than a paycheck. It’s not just that John has money, or that his rumbling baritone drives Zack wild. He’s everything Zack isn’t: educated, poised, and in total control of his life.
A twist of fate brings them face-to-face, and now that they’ve seen each other—and spent an unforgettable night together—they can’t go back to the way things were. A sex worker and a trust fund brat . . . It’s like Romeo and Juliet, but with less stabbing and slightly fewer dick jokes. Hopefully they can pull off a more successful ending.
***ARC received through NetGalley for review***
Quinn Anderson is a new author to me, but the premise of her book had me quickly requesting it. I don’t know that I have ever read a book that revolved around phone sex, so that should be a fun read right? It kind of was.
Zack was a college drop out and found himself working as a phone sex operator. After some particularly hot calls with “John” they end up meeting, on accident, in person. A relationship begins, a problem occurs, can they work through it?
I have to say, I was entertained by this book. It really started out on a high note and I got into it right away. There was a lot of phone sex going on and it was kind of interesting to feel as though I was getting a glimpse of what happens when you call one of those numbers. There is obviously a story behind every phone sex operator and this could be one of them. I did start losing a bit of interest the further along I got. There truly got to be a bit much sex for me. There was phone sex and then there was real life sex. It started to feel like it was all about the sex and I really got no feel for their emotions.
This story was written from Zack’s point of view. I don’t mind when a book is written from one character’s point of view, but I think hearing from John might have helped a little in this case. Why was he calling phone sex numbers in the first place, what was he thinking when he met Zack, what were his feelings? I think I needed his side to help understand their relationship because I just wasn’t feeling much as it was.
Overall though, I though this was a fun book with a good story line. The writing was good, I just needed a little more from the characters. I will definitely try more by Quinn Anderson. I gave Hotline 3 out of 5 stars.
Hotline releases Oct. 31, 2016.