Title: Call On Me
Author: Roni Loren
Publisher/Year: penguin Group Publishing 7/7/15
Length: 337 Pages
Series: Loving on the Edge #8
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.
it’s been a long time since i’ve been into this series but i’m glad that i came back into it. There are so many great guys at The Ranch, that it’s about time to get another installment read.
In this story, we meet Pike who’s a drummer in a hard rock band. Of course he’s the typical bad boy but because of his rough childhood, he’s actually a really sweet guy. which is kind of what we typically find in these types of stories.
We also meet Oakley who’s a single mom trying to make ends meet to take care of herself and her daughter Rae who is autistic. She’s got quite the background to her story too, as we learn throughout this one. we get to see that it’s definitely something that’s made her into the hard working woman that she is, but also the closed off woman.
Throughout this story, we see a fight to maintain control while also trying to build trust. Makes things hard of course when emotions begin to develop – all with the help of a few children and a charity project, but it’s definitely not easy and it often crashes and burns.
So as i mentioned The Ranch earlier – the BDSM club in Dallas that all these folks belong to, what’s unique here is that it’s really just in the wings. Most of the other installments shared us the bits of a true D/s relationship but since Pike is a switch, really just into light domination, and Oakley hasn’t been exposed to the lifestyle much at all aside from her moonlighting job, well we don’t get to see much of the naughty action that we usually do.
What we get instead are some incredibly steamy and hot scenes between these 2 around the Ranch, and all around their houses. It’s hot in true Roni Loren form and i think that it’s a nice change to this series. On that note – have a great night all!