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Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier… Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best—make that only—friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions: She's got to live in Landon's mansion. With her gorgeous e Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier… Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best—make that only—friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions: She's got to live in Landon's mansion. With her gorgeous ex-fiancé, Caine Donovan. Who could also inherit the business. Which is a phone sex empire. Wait, what? Landon's will lays it out: whoever gets the most new clients becomes the owner of Call Girls. Dixie has always been in it to win it, especially when it comes to Caine, who's made it clear he's not going down easy. (Oh, mercy.) Can Dixie really talk dirty and prove that she's cleaned up her act? Game on!


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Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier… Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best—make that only—friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions: She's got to live in Landon's mansion. With her gorgeous e Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier… Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best—make that only—friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions: She's got to live in Landon's mansion. With her gorgeous ex-fiancé, Caine Donovan. Who could also inherit the business. Which is a phone sex empire. Wait, what? Landon's will lays it out: whoever gets the most new clients becomes the owner of Call Girls. Dixie has always been in it to win it, especially when it comes to Caine, who's made it clear he's not going down easy. (Oh, mercy.) Can Dixie really talk dirty and prove that she's cleaned up her act? Game on!

30 review for Talk Dirty to Me

  1. 5 out of 5

    Marita

    This will probably descend into very spoilery, very soon, so be warned. I was so tempted to give this 1 or 2 stars but in the end I liked the h too much to do it. Almost everyone else in this book, including the H, can go fuck themselves btw. This book is basically about a reformed-mean-girl who returns to her small town for her best friend's funeral, to find that the town is very unwilling to forgive or forget the girl she used to be, despite ample evidence of the woman she now is. The h is paint This will probably descend into very spoilery, very soon, so be warned. I was so tempted to give this 1 or 2 stars but in the end I liked the h too much to do it. Almost everyone else in this book, including the H, can go fuck themselves btw. This book is basically about a reformed-mean-girl who returns to her small town for her best friend's funeral, to find that the town is very unwilling to forgive or forget the girl she used to be, despite ample evidence of the woman she now is. The h is painted a shade so black, even bats would stay away from the darkness. Now I dont know what the author intended when creating an h with such a horrible past, but I just ended up loving her unreservedly. Was she a tad too insecure and reliant on approval from others? Sure, but who wouldn't be, raised by a woman like her mother? She was still a hell of a lot more honest and straightforward and direct in her motives and feelings than anyone else in that backward-ass town. I genuinely liked only a handful of people by the end of this book-Dixie the h, Cat (who I loved from book 0.5 anyway, although this had a criminal lack of Flynn), the Call Girls, Em (whose book I was really only interested in anyway, but I decided to read the series in order regardless), Sanjeev (because he's a domestic God of course) and Landon (the fairy godfather who has been my favourite thing in this series from Book 0.5 despite being dead in this one). You'll notice the I don't add the H to this list. That's because he is a monumental, judgmental, hypocritical PRICK of the highest caliber. He's painted as this honest, decent, town Golden Boy who can do no wrong (super-annoying Gary Stu) but was irredeemably wronged by the h. Well fuck that. She was a child, she'd only just seen the error of her ways without having a serious reason to reform, and HE DIDN'T EVEN FUCKING GIVE HER A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN HERSELF. He just decided his pride had taken a huge hit and she clearly was never going to change and he'd never give her a chance to hurt him again. Well, then why the fuck does he have to bait her all the fucking time after their reunion? Why can't he just stay the fuck away from her like she's trying to do him? What sort of high horse can he stay on when the made one mistake where he was concerned, and he never allowed her to forget it? Em has a much, MUCH bigger reason to not trust in Dixie's turnaround but she actually happens to be a good person and she's willing to let Dixie's present actions show who Dixie really is. The Dick, on the other hand, basically decided 10 years ago that Dixie would always be a bad girl, and to shamed and judge and guilt her for it, instead of recruiting her not-inconsiderable powers over to the good side. The h is also guilty of placing The Dick on a pedestal and being mired in her unworthiness to bask in his perfection. But he clearly enjoys this pedestal and using her past time and time again to convince himself that she couldn't possibly deserve his trust and love. Ugh, who fucking needs you, you prick? I wish Dixie and Em could have had an ovaries-before-brovaries HEA with a Leslie-and-Ann-from-Parks-and-Rec kinda love. And I'm not buying this chemical reaction bullshit. Seems to me that the H clearly couldn't stand Dixie ignoring him and staying away from him and trying to show her reformation, because that might mean he would have to deal with his actual feelings for her instead of retreating to the comfort of thinking her an eternal she-devil. Pretty much all the sex initiated by him? Angry sex or sex after she'd been severely injured and weak. The sex initiated by her? Based on some honest revelation, helping her to have a moment with him NOT tainted by ugly secrets and resentment. The h is very clear about seeking redemption for her past, even when she knows that she's unlikely to get it. But she gets over it, because she gets forgiveness from the only people she really needs it from. She shows how she's changed time and time again, and while she maybe too self-flagellating at times, it's understandable. The Dick on the other hand, makes a massive deal about her supposedly cheating in their competition when she's very carefully checked that she isn't, but has no hesitation in actually cheating himself, so he can congratulate himself for handing her the victory, while lapping up her adulation as well. Well, screw that, she actually played the game, you asshole, and she would have beaten you fair and square anyway. And the whole "Walker" thing, I knew it from the start, and jfc what a betrayal of her trust and confidences. YOU DON'T GET TO STEAL HER TRUST AND HONESTY YOU GIGANTIC DUNG-BEETLE OF A MAN, YOU HAVE TO FUCKING EARN IT. The Mags were spectacularly horrible as expected, and I completely expected them to be exactly as particularly awful as they were in two specific incidents. (Mad love for the Hart of Dixie inspiration though). All in all, I continued to love Landon more than I thought possible and I really wished Dixie could have told the town to go fuck themselves and live out her days in peace away from them and The Dick, and take Call Girls with her. I loathed The Dick for 99% of the book and his atonement wasn't enough to redeem him in my book or root for their HEA. I'm just happy for Dixie that she was finally happy, though I wish like hell her happiness didn't hinge on The Dick so much. Still invested in the series though, because Em's story is the one I wanted to read all along, so I look forward to that one, and hope I don't have to read about The Dick again.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Aliaa El-Nashar

    To be honest I never intended to read this book to start with, but I was interested in the sequel and thought it would probably be a good idea to know what happened in the first book. I'm glad I did because this book was absolutely amazing! I found myself laughing a lot at the antics between Caine and Dixie to win the competition, but I was also angry and sad and a whole array of feelings towards Dixie, her personal growth and the life she leads now. It sucks when you're trying to redeem yourself To be honest I never intended to read this book to start with, but I was interested in the sequel and thought it would probably be a good idea to know what happened in the first book. I'm glad I did because this book was absolutely amazing! I found myself laughing a lot at the antics between Caine and Dixie to win the competition, but I was also angry and sad and a whole array of feelings towards Dixie, her personal growth and the life she leads now. It sucks when you're trying to redeem yourself but no one gives you a chance. On the other hand, there's a such a great thing about friendship and loyalty, even if it's only from the outcasts and not the whole town. Not to mention the minor fact that they're working in a phone -sex company in a small town that's proud of its southern values. Yeah, this book was very interesting.

  3. 4 out of 5

    TheGeekyBlogger

    Read/Listened for Review (NetGalley/Tantor) Overall Rating: 4.25 Story Rating: 4.00 Character Rating: 4.50 Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating) Original Review First Thought when Finished: Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy made me cry, laugh, and cheer! It was really enjoyable! Story Thoughts: This was such a unique setting for a contemporary romance but it really worked. I thought the phone sex setting was perfect way for these two characters to work things out. Plus, it lead to some d Read/Listened for Review (NetGalley/Tantor) Overall Rating: 4.25 Story Rating: 4.00 Character Rating: 4.50 Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating) Original Review First Thought when Finished: Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy made me cry, laugh, and cheer! It was really enjoyable! Story Thoughts: This was such a unique setting for a contemporary romance but it really worked. I thought the phone sex setting was perfect way for these two characters to work things out. Plus, it lead to some downright hilarious moments. I could just imagine how much I would have blushed being in a room while those ladies were working. I know that I laughed out loud several times while reading. However, this also packed an emotional punch! One I didn't see coming and that made it that much sweeter! Character Thoughts:I should start with Dixie or Caine but to me Landon was the heart of the story. It is one of those times when a 3rd person was just as significant to the love story as the two people involved in the relationship. Without Landon, neither Dixie or Caine would have gotten out of their own way. Dixie was a wonderful example of mean girl gone good and Caine was still sporting a bruised ego but he was "oh-so-hot" doing it. These 3 characters played brilliantly off of each other. I also enjoyed the whole cast of characters and can't wait to revisit Plum Orchard. Final Thoughts: I just adored this book! Updated with Audio Thoughts on the ReListen NOTE: I originally read this story back in March 2014 bu in September 2014 received the audiobook for review. My original review stands (even on reread/listen). Still gosh darn cried at the end! However I thought I would add audio notes since I think Scarlet did an excellent job! Audio Thoughts: Narrated By Scarlet Chase / Length: 11 hrs I really thought Scarlet sounded like the Dixie I had in my head: a bit southern, a bit mean girl, a bit down on her luck. What I was surprised about was how well she did Caine (I mean he does impersonations and she mostly got those right too). This was a tricky book to narrate but I think Scarlet did a really great job! I am now going to see what else she has narrated because I bet she would do a heck of a job with cozy mysteries!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Saly

    Rating 3.5 stars The heroine used to be a mean girl and when she was involved with the hero fell into her bad ways and made a bet that made her lose him. Now ten years later her best friend is dead, she is broke, her life still in shambles and she comes back home to face her town and love again and battle it out for a phone sex company. I enjoyed reading about a mean girl and liked Caine a lot.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Trish

    ARC provided by NetGalley I am so happy I decided to pick up Cassidy's newest book in her upcoming series. Talk Dirty To Me was like a huge glass of iced tea on a hot, summer day. It has a little bit of everything I relish in a book--a sexy leading man, a sassy heroine who is hiding her vulnerable heart, southern humor that has me giggling aloud (and sometimes inappropriately), and moments that have me sobbing and resembling Tammy Faye Baker...that is, if I wore mascara and shellacked a ton of ma ARC provided by NetGalley I am so happy I decided to pick up Cassidy's newest book in her upcoming series. Talk Dirty To Me was like a huge glass of iced tea on a hot, summer day. It has a little bit of everything I relish in a book--a sexy leading man, a sassy heroine who is hiding her vulnerable heart, southern humor that has me giggling aloud (and sometimes inappropriately), and moments that have me sobbing and resembling Tammy Faye Baker...that is, if I wore mascara and shellacked a ton of make-up over my face. The small town of Plum Orchard is getting ready to have their feathers ruffled. Or at least have the snooty ladies of the town gasping in outrage. And it's not enough that their southern sensibilities have been compromised by "housing" a phone-sex company in their quaint corner of the world....Oh, no...Dixie Davis, former resident and queen-of-mean, has returned after leaving Plum Orchard years ago in the likes that still has tongues wagging. Dixie returns to Plum Orchard after the death of her best friend, Landon. Her life is in tatters--a failed business with an empty bank account. Her past behavior has also made some of the people wary of this new-and nicer version of Dixie Davis. There are those who are just waiting for the other shoe to drop and the old Dixie to show her ugly side. But Dixie is determined to make a life change and make up for past mistakes. That is, IF the residents will let her. Caine Donovan is one person who is not swayed by Dixie's change of heart. Years ago, he believed Dixie loved him. But it was all a big fat lie. Now he is stuck living with a woman he wants to hate, but ends up falling back under Dixie's spell. And he's determined not to make the same mistake twice. Emmeline has been cut by Dixie's sharp tongue one too many times in the past. But as mediator to Landon's will, she is stuck with the job of making sure Dixie and Caine adhere's to the stipulations of the will. They (Dixie and Caine) must reside in Landon's mansion while competing for clients in the phone sex biz. What happens is hilarious, unexpected, and knocks those prissy southern belles on their as---er, derriere. Be prepared to go through a gamut of emotions when you read Cassidy's tantalizing southern tale of redemption, passion, and friendships--It's a keeper.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Yodamom

    Talk Dirty to me This book is like a sweet glass of tea on a hot summer day. A warm kitten to cuddle on a cool fall eve. A hot chocolate on a winter night. A warm peach pie with ice cream in the spring. This is comfort reading, good warm and fuzzy for the heart. No matter what the title may suggest, LOL. Three friends from small town America are driven apart by life, work and drama-rajas are reconnected when one of the trio dies, Landon. He sets up his estate to tie his other two estranged friends Talk Dirty to me This book is like a sweet glass of tea on a hot summer day. A warm kitten to cuddle on a cool fall eve. A hot chocolate on a winter night. A warm peach pie with ice cream in the spring. This is comfort reading, good warm and fuzzy for the heart. No matter what the title may suggest, LOL. Three friends from small town America are driven apart by life, work and drama-rajas are reconnected when one of the trio dies, Landon. He sets up his estate to tie his other two estranged friends together to get them to work out their issues and more. The work he dangles before them is a phone sex business that requires them to participate and live under the same roof for a certain amount of time. This job leads to many laugh out loud moments 
Dixie our female member of the friend group was a mean girl back in high school and the town she has returned too has not forgotten it one bit. They don’t plan on letting her forget it either. She is coming back to town with her tail between her legs and is ready to face the truth but it might be harder than she realizes. Then there is her jilted ex Caine to deal with Caine, ex fiancé’ to Dixie is back and he’s looking forward to confronting Dixie about what happened 10 years ago when she left him. He is returning to his home town a successful man and doesn’t need the business left to him but can’t ever turn down a good competition. He also has a great voice and does impersonations that will rock the sex phone lines, like his Sam Elliot, and Daryl from Walking Dead. Yum. “Can’t win a contest if you aren’t playing” Things get rocky, the town folk get ugly towards their new town residents of phone operators. The bashing between ex’s gets nasty and heated. But Dixie is all for giving up her ghost and starting new, she groveling at the bottom of the barrel and has changed bit will anybody ever believe her ? There are also the uplifting snarky texts from the died Landon that are hilarious and well timed. I really enjoyed this nice cozy read. There was just the perfect amount of angst, romance and humor. I enjoy this authors style and plan on reading more from her.

  7. 5 out of 5

    L.A. Williams

    I received this book as an ARC in return for an honest review. Blurb: Former mean-girl Dixie Davis returns home to Plum Orchard, Georgia to attend the funeral of one of her very best friends. Life has knocked her and her bank account around. The new leaf she's turned over starts to get brittle when she finds out she's got to compete to win her inheritance. Landon left her half of a phone-sex empire, and Dixie's got to go head-to-head against her very sexy ex-fiancee, Caine Donovan, if she wants to I received this book as an ARC in return for an honest review. Blurb: Former mean-girl Dixie Davis returns home to Plum Orchard, Georgia to attend the funeral of one of her very best friends. Life has knocked her and her bank account around. The new leaf she's turned over starts to get brittle when she finds out she's got to compete to win her inheritance. Landon left her half of a phone-sex empire, and Dixie's got to go head-to-head against her very sexy ex-fiancee, Caine Donovan, if she wants to keep it. Caine doesn't need Call Girls; he's got an empire of his own. But just like when they were growing up, Caine can't resist a battle of wits and wills with Dixie. She says she's reformed, but he's heard that story before, and he's not buying it. Caine and Dixie's tempers and libidos heat up as the two have to live under the same roof while working as phone-sex operators. The one with the most new clients wins total ownership of Call Girls. But the competition is fierce, because there's no consolation prize. Dixie really needs to win, but is finding that it's a lot harder to do that without reverting to her mean-girl ways. Quote: Caine made a fist of his hand, flexing and unflexing the tense muscles to keep her from seeing she was getting under his skin. “Your mouth was as deceptive as the rest of you. And you stood on a chair, Dixie. Hardly fair.” Dixie tilted her chin toward her shoulder, letting it nestle in her long red hair, gifting him that smoldering eye thing she used to do, knowing damn well it made him crazy. ”Why, where in the rules for watermelon seed spittin’ did it say I couldn’t use a chair, Caine?” Review: Talk Dirty to Me is the first full-length story following the novella Talk This Way in Dakota Cassidy's new Plum Orchard contemporary romance series. This book follows through on the promise made by the novella that started the series. While the novella was just an appetizer of an emotional ride, Talk Dirty to Me is an entire cruise ship buffet. Dixie is a fresh take on the mean-girl angle. Eventually there's a reason given for her former nastiness, but it feels almost like an after-thought, and wasn't really necessary. Her character was believable without that exposition. That's just a tiny piece of her story, though, and is easily passed over. This was a very rich character. Rather than being mellowed by age, she's humbled by harsh circumstances – the kind of thing that really does change a person. Her guilt affects her choices in a credible way, and strengthens her resolve to be a better person. The best part of her character is that despite the challenges she faces and her need to prove she's changed, her spark isn't dimmed. She continues to struggle with her behavior when faced with adversity. Caine's verbal barbs pull no punches. It's obvious Dixie hurt him badly. His character arc doesn't take a nosedive by suddenly believing Dixie has changed. Instead, confusion and turmoil over his attraction to her vies constantly with his mistrust. There's no wavering, it's just a smooth steady change as the story unfolds around Dixie's actions and Caine's growing knowledge of the person she's become. Despite his demise, Landon is still a very strong presence. Cassidy very cleverly uses an original device to keep his voice throughout the narrative. Rather than being a sappy plot device to tug on a reader's heartstrings, it becomes an integral part of the story. The other characters have Dakota's signature clarity and sparkle, too. The antagonists are more than “mustache-twirling” villains. They're believable people with real motives. And, the next story in the series is set up beautifully in the form of Emmaline, who is also vital to the plot. The author pulls no punches and weaves laugh-out-loud humor around some very emotionally volatile and poignant moments. There's no filler or lag, and the pace is very close to perfect. As other reviewers have said, there is quite a bit of depth to this story, and it definitely rises above the genre. As a whole, if the rest of the series continues with this kind of quality, it could become the gold standard of Dakota Cassidy's body of work.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    2 1/2 stars

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    Book Info Kindle Edition, 400 pages Expected publication: May 1st 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published April 29th 2014) original title Talk Dirty to Me ASIN B00GPDYJ1W edition language English series Plum Orchard #1 other editions (1) Source:Netgalley EARC Book Buy Links Amazon B&N BOOK SYNOPSIS Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best m Book Info Kindle Edition, 400 pages Expected publication: May 1st 2014 by Harlequin MIRA (first published April 29th 2014) original title Talk Dirty to Me ASIN B00GPDYJ1W edition language English series Plum Orchard #1 other editions (1) Source:Netgalley EARC Book Buy Links Amazon B&N BOOK SYNOPSIS Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best make that only friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business if she meets a few conditions: She's got to live in Landon's mansion. With her gorgeous ex-fiancé, Caine Donovan. Who could also inherit the business. Which is a phone sex empire. Wait, what? Landon's will lays it out: whoever gets the most new clients becomes the owner of Call Girls. Dixie has always been in it to win it, especially when it comes to Caine, who's made it clear he's not going down easy. (Oh, mercy.) Can Dixie really talk dirty and prove that she's cleaned up her act? Game on! My Thoughts Witty, charming, zany and honest all come to mind when thinking up words to describe the first book in author Dakota Cassidy’s newest series. Not having read Talk This Way I missed out on a bit of the background for the series but it in no way detracted from enjoying Dixie’s story in Talk Dirty To Me. Plum Orchard Georgia sounds like an ideal small town environment, it is filled with lots of civic pride in the community but that same pride also prohibits acceptance of change especially when it concerns people who do not conform to certain accepted ideal behaviors. This narrow minded viewpoint was a thorn in her side from childhood on and Dixie Davis has never managed to leave behind her past mistakes so when returns home for her best friend’s funeral her hope is to make a quick getaway without confronting anyone, best laid plans and all that fall by the wayside after the reading of Landon’s will. I found myself charmed by several characters besides Dixie, especially Em Amos and Landon’s assistant Sanjeev and was totally repulsed by the maliciously vindictive Louella Palmer as she tried over and over to discredit Dixie forcing her to leave town for good. An all around honest look at the best and worst of growing up in a small town and having to return to face your youthful mistakes as a reformed adult. Reading a review copy of book 2 Something To Talk About soon which release at end of May and the story line which follows Emmeline Amos promises to be just as full of surprises as this one was! [EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]

  10. 4 out of 5

    Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    Rhayne‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews 4 STARS Review copy provided for an honest review I have been a huge fan of Dakota Cassidy’s paranormal series for years. When I heard she had a new contemporary series in the works I couldn’t wait to dig into them. In her thrilling Plum Orchard series Ms. Cassidy has transported her readers right into the heart of this charming small town. Before I dig too far into this review let me make mention of the prequel book to this series. Talk This W Rhayne‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews 4 STARS Review copy provided for an honest review I have been a huge fan of Dakota Cassidy’s paranormal series for years. When I heard she had a new contemporary series in the works I couldn’t wait to dig into them. In her thrilling Plum Orchard series Ms. Cassidy has transported her readers right into the heart of this charming small town. Before I dig too far into this review let me make mention of the prequel book to this series. Talk This Way is a short novella that set the stage for Talk Dirty to Me. It introduces some key characters and gives you a little back ground you will want to have before starting the first book in this series. It’s a quick read, a cheap price, and a really good, yet complete story for a novella. Dixie and Caine have a horrific past that has haunted them both for 10 years. Once engaged, and now enemies they are forced to work and live side by side for two months. As much as they both pretend they have moved on and left the past behind, they still have a gravitational pull towards one another. Dixie is a unique character. She was a mean spirited horrible person in high school then beyond. She hurt a lot of people and never thought about her actions until she lost the one person she loved and was too proud to fight for what she wanted back. She ran far away from Plum Orchard and has done her best to avoid the people from her past, all except Landon. He never let her go, and never gave up on her. He proved over and over again that true friendship is indestructible. She has changed in the ten years she has been away. She has had to learn some hard lessons, and make some big changes. The problem is, once she is back home no one can see her for who she is now. They only remember the hurtful, hateful way she used to be. Caine has never been able to get Dixie out of his mind or his heart. He was hurt and reacted emotionally to a twisted situation, but he has never been able to move on from Dixie. Landon has placed these two together once again and has them battling head-to-head for the ownership of his phone sex company. This is where the story weaves through all your emotions and grabs hold of your heartstrings and doesn’t let go. It takes a bit of reading to fully understand exactly what happened between Dixie and Caine. You get snippets here and there, but it really keeps you turning pages to uncover the answers. Along the journey we meet some nasty people from Dixie’s past that will stop at nothing to see her hurt, we meet some of the phone sex operators that don’t have an easy time fitting in with the small town crowd, and we meet some loyal friends that I hope we get to read more about. This book really has it all. It will make you laugh out loud, cry ugly tears, scream with anger and then look for a fan to cool off after some sexy sultry southern lovin’.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Brianna (The Book Vixen)

    Review copy provided via NetGalley DNF at 41% I was very curious to see how the phone sex element was going to play out between the ex-fiancés. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to find out since I DNF the book at 41%. The set up was interesting enough, however the first sex phone call doesn’t take place until 38% into the book. The motivational texts sent by Landon beyond the grave were great. I just never liked Dixie’s character. She was a bitch in high school and though she kept talking about turning Review copy provided via NetGalley DNF at 41% I was very curious to see how the phone sex element was going to play out between the ex-fiancés. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to find out since I DNF the book at 41%. The set up was interesting enough, however the first sex phone call doesn’t take place until 38% into the book. The motivational texts sent by Landon beyond the grave were great. I just never liked Dixie’s character. She was a bitch in high school and though she kept talking about turning over a new leaf, she slips back into her old habits too quickly and too easily. There was too much drama and catty behavior from the women in this story, with a strong emphasis on gossip and reputations. Then there were the things I was curious about but wasn’t sure if I’d ever get answers for. Like what exactly did Landon die from? And what was the cause of Dixie and Donovan’s broken engagement? It’s hinted at but I didn’t read far enough to find out if the official reason for the break up was ever given. I got tired of waiting and wondering what the heck happened between them. I kept thinking ‘just tell me already!’. More of a side note: The hero’s name is Caine Donovan. Every time I saw his name, I thought of Donovan Cain from the Elemental Assassin series. This was a little distracting. Ultimately, I found Dixie to be too unlikable. That, along with the sugar-coated verbal daggers constantly being spewed by the other women, forced me to call it quits. Review originally posted on The Book Vixen.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jayna

    I was given an advance copy via Goodreads First Reads. I'm going to be honest- I didn't want to love this book because I always thought people write glowing reviews just because they were given a book to review. (This is my first.) Well, I DID love the book. Oops! I even debated giving the book 4 stars just because I was given the book in exchange for a review. But in the end, I had to give it what I thought it deserved- 5 stars. This is a very fun book. The first chapter did start off slow and wo I was given an advance copy via Goodreads First Reads. I'm going to be honest- I didn't want to love this book because I always thought people write glowing reviews just because they were given a book to review. (This is my first.) Well, I DID love the book. Oops! I even debated giving the book 4 stars just because I was given the book in exchange for a review. But in the end, I had to give it what I thought it deserved- 5 stars. This is a very fun book. The first chapter did start off slow and wordy. The background knowledge is necessary, but I still didn't enjoy the beginning. I am very pleased to say that it got better- way better. Dixie is on a mission to right all of her wrongs. She has a lot of work to do and it is not an easy road. Her journey is filled with ups and downs, and you can't help but like her. Plus the tension between her and Caine is fantastic! This is a great beach read. It is light and funny, but you care about the characters, too. I read it in a day- with a lot of other things going on, too. I will definitely be reading the rest of the Call Girls series as soon as they are released! If you are a fan of the TV show Hart of Dixie, you will really enjoy this book. The author even gives a shout out to the show on the dedication page.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)

    Verbal fornication...outwit, outlast, outplay... This was my first Dakota Cassidy read, and I smiled, snickered, snorted, laughed, sighed, and yes I even cried. I loved Dixie, she was bada$$ with her feisty banter. She came back to the hometown that she left years ago for the funeral of her best friend, knowing she would have to face the loss and regrets from her past. Knowing that she would never live down her reputation as the town's most notorious 'Mean Girl'. Knowing that she would have to fa Verbal fornication...outwit, outlast, outplay... This was my first Dakota Cassidy read, and I smiled, snickered, snorted, laughed, sighed, and yes I even cried. I loved Dixie, she was bada$$ with her feisty banter. She came back to the hometown that she left years ago for the funeral of her best friend, knowing she would have to face the loss and regrets from her past. Knowing that she would never live down her reputation as the town's most notorious 'Mean Girl'. Knowing that she would have to face him...Caine...her ex-fiancé. What she didn't know was that Landon, her dearly departed BFF, was going to meddle in her life from the grave. Finding out that he was the owner of a phone sex empire was surprising to both Caine & Dixie. Finding out that the only way to inherit Call Girls was to stay there, work there, and compete against each other was a shocker. Reading about it is a treat that you don't wanna miss!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lennis Sullivan

    Thank you, Tiffany, for recommending this! Anyone who likes the show "Hart of Dixie" should enjoy this novel. It was heavily influenced by the show, but not so much that it read like fan fiction. Caine and Dixie must compete to win their departed friend's phone sex business by seeing who can rack up the most customers. I loved the competition, and the scenes when Dixie is trying out her new career were comedy gold. The depiction of small town southern life was fun, and I really can't wait to read Thank you, Tiffany, for recommending this! Anyone who likes the show "Hart of Dixie" should enjoy this novel. It was heavily influenced by the show, but not so much that it read like fan fiction. Caine and Dixie must compete to win their departed friend's phone sex business by seeing who can rack up the most customers. I loved the competition, and the scenes when Dixie is trying out her new career were comedy gold. The depiction of small town southern life was fun, and I really can't wait to read the next in the series. She did a good job of setting up for Em's story, and I am so disappointed that I have to wait on hold for it! The secondary characters were all fully fleshed out rather than just being props as can happen so often in contemporary romance.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Scharize

    ok honestly I knew I was going to like the book because...well...I love Dakota! I read the 0.5 novella for this series and I love her Accidentals and Hell so I decided to venture into her contemporary books and other series (like FoA). I was so surprised because I truly LOVED this book! The character feel so real and their situations and interactions too. everything that the main characters go through is real and intense! Landon...oh Landon I love this character and miss him (event though he is ok honestly I knew I was going to like the book because...well...I love Dakota! I read the 0.5 novella for this series and I love her Accidentals and Hell so I decided to venture into her contemporary books and other series (like FoA). I was so surprised because I truly LOVED this book! The character feel so real and their situations and interactions too. everything that the main characters go through is real and intense! Landon...oh Landon I love this character and miss him (event though he is oh, so present!) I can't wait to read the other two books!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Smut Junkie

    Oh, what a gem this is!! Dakota Cassidy NEVER fails to make me fall in love. She is a master at combining snarky, sassy, loveable, characters. Characters that make your heart hurt, then smile. Characters that you truly want to be friends with. And stories that have everything I love - stories that make me laugh and cry all within 100+ pages. This series is going to be amazing, I'm sure of it! I can't wait for more! Oh, what a gem this is!! Dakota Cassidy NEVER fails to make me fall in love. She is a master at combining snarky, sassy, loveable, characters. Characters that make your heart hurt, then smile. Characters that you truly want to be friends with. And stories that have everything I love - stories that make me laugh and cry all within 100+ pages. This series is going to be amazing, I'm sure of it! I can't wait for more!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Harlequin Books

    "TOP PICK! With her signature humor, Cassidy kicks off her new trilogy with a bang as she introduces the major players. The heroine is the former mean girl in her hometown and she’s trying to prove she’s changed. The romance she discovers is a bonus in this great story. Run to get this book (RT Book Reviews)!" 4 1/2 Stars Call Girls series starter "TOP PICK! With her signature humor, Cassidy kicks off her new trilogy with a bang as she introduces the major players. The heroine is the former mean girl in her hometown and she’s trying to prove she’s changed. The romance she discovers is a bonus in this great story. Run to get this book (RT Book Reviews)!" 4 1/2 Stars Call Girls series starter

  18. 5 out of 5

    ✎Stacey "The One Night Biter"

    Good read had me teay eyed a few times. Highly recommend

  19. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    Four stars: A fun, flirty romance set in an uptight small Southern town. Reformed mean girl Dixie would rather be anywhere than in Plum Orchard. It has been ten years since she last set foot in her hometown, and the only thing that could drag her back was the death of her beloved best friend, Landon. The last time Dixie was in town was the night of her engagement party, which went up in smoke, literally. Dixie was embarrassed in front of the whole town as her mean shenanigans were exposed, and sh Four stars: A fun, flirty romance set in an uptight small Southern town. Reformed mean girl Dixie would rather be anywhere than in Plum Orchard. It has been ten years since she last set foot in her hometown, and the only thing that could drag her back was the death of her beloved best friend, Landon. The last time Dixie was in town was the night of her engagement party, which went up in smoke, literally. Dixie was embarrassed in front of the whole town as her mean shenanigans were exposed, and she lost the love of her life, Caine. Dixie plans on attending Landon's funeral and hightailing it out of town as quickly as possible, but Landon from beyond the grave has other ideas in store for her, some of which include running his lucrative phone sex business with Caine. Whoever makes the most money at the end of the month wins the business, and for Dixie, who is broke, this is an offer she can't turn down, even if it means putting up with Caine and the small minded women of Plum Orchard. Can former mean girl Dixie survive in Plum Orchard? What I Liked: *This was a sweet, funny and entertaining little romance, perfect for all of you who like a cute romance. This felt more like a cute chick lit read than a sizzling romance to me. Granted there are a few hot scenes, but this is more of a novel about growth and change while coming to terms with the past. I was pleasantly surprised by this little book as it elicited a wide arrange of emotions from laughter to tears. This is a must read novel for chick lit/romance fans, or anyone who wants a light, fun, flirty read for summer. *This is a book all about transformation. The story centers around Dixie Davis, a girl who stopped at nothing to get what she wanted while in high school and beyond. Dixie trampled over anyone in her way, without any regard to other's feelings. In short, Dixie was a nasty mean girl. Years later, Dixie has seen the error of her ways, but unfortunately, the people of Plum Orchard have long memories and they are unwilling to believe that Dixie really has changed, and that includes her ex fiancé Caine. No matter what people say, Dixie knows that she has changed, but she can't stop beating herself up for her past transgressions. I loved watching her mature and become a good, kind person. Even if that means going fist to cuff on behalf of someone else. Dixie takes a bit to warm up to, but by the end, she was a character that I loved. *The romance is one full of sparks and passion, and lots of anger and bitter regret. Caine and Dixie have a long past along with plenty of chemistry. When they meet up ten years after their broken engagement, the heat is still there buried beneath all the animosity. This is a romance that is full of antagonistic banter early on and some sizzle, and then it moves into something mature and beautiful. It is slow burning and well worth the wait. I loved watching this couple overcome their hurdles. The best part is how it all comes about. *The secondary characters are just as entertaining as the main characters. I adored Em, the girl who becomes Dixie's only friend when she comes back home, despite their difficult past. Em is kind, patient and so sweet. I can't wait to see her story in the next book. The phone sex operators are too funny and I liked getting to know them, especially LaDawn. I think that Landon stole the show despite the fact that he was dead. His antics and plotting to get his two friends together were brilliant. Obviously, he had a great sense of humor if he had a pet camel named Toe. I only wished that he had a bigger part. I also adored Caine's mother. She is classy, beautiful and so intelligent. I wanted more of her in the book as well. *I liked that this wrapped up nice and neat without too much drama or a cliffhanger. This is the first book in the series, and I was excited to learn that the next book will feature Em. I love companion book series, and I am thrilled to have found this series. I cannot wait for more. And The Not So Much: *Believe it or not, I was actually disappointed that there wasn't more on the whole phone sex story line. Not that I wanted all the down and dirty details on the conversations, but I did want to learn a bit more about the girls and more on the behind the scenes stuff. There is enough detail to get an idea, but I was curious to know more. For all of you steering away because this novel features phone sex, fear not, there is nothing offensive and the conversations that are featured are very tame. *The mean girl, Louella is a piece of work, and I was a bit disappointed that Dixie didn't have one final confrontation with her especially after what she did. I think she got off too easy, and I am hoping that there is more trouble in her future. *Even though I liked Dixie, I did struggle a bit early on with her. She is running from her past, and unwilling to confront her demons. When she finally does dig in her heels and tackle her past, she does have moments where I wanted to reach in and slap her. She beats herself up continually, to the point where she almost seems weak, and I wished that she would just talk things through and get it over with. Still she does come through in the end. *This is mostly told through Dixie's view point, but every once in awhile a bit of Caine's point of view slipped in. I found that I was wanting more of Caine's point of view. *Why does Landon have to be dead? He was such a fun loving, fantastic character, and I was sad that he won't be around for future books. It would have been fun to have a novel featuring Landon. *There wasn't any movement with Dixie's relationship with her mom, which was obviously one of the big sources of her problems. Talk Dirty To Me is a fun, flirty romance that features a reformed mean girl taking on her past. This is a story about growth, change and second chances. If you are looking for a sweet, light fluffy read perfect for lazy summer days, this is definitely the book to grab. I cannot wait for the second installment of this series, since it has become one of my new favorite series. Favorite Quotations: "For now, I know for sure we're not the kind of friends who see each other naked. We're just friendly friends." "Life hadn't taught you your lessons just yet, so you'd appreciate what you'd been given instead of taking it just because you wanted it." I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review. Rainy Day Ramblings.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mrs LB

    I first found DC in 2014 through her Accidentals series and have been a fan girl every since. I'm at the point where I'm willing to try anything she puts out. This book reminded me of the rough start I had with Marty and especially Nina but like then, I realized that it pays to stick it out. Dixie has returned home under unfortunate circumstances and is offered a rare opportunity (in the form of a competition) that could right some of her wrongdoings. Also returning home is Cane who has lesson( I first found DC in 2014 through her Accidentals series and have been a fan girl every since. I'm at the point where I'm willing to try anything she puts out. This book reminded me of the rough start I had with Marty and especially Nina but like then, I realized that it pays to stick it out. Dixie has returned home under unfortunate circumstances and is offered a rare opportunity (in the form of a competition) that could right some of her wrongdoings. Also returning home is Cane who has lesson(s) of his own to endure. In the midst of those two are a bevy of other notable characters who you will either like and root for or want to chop in the throat.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    DNF @ 45% On the surface and given the premise, I feel like I should have loved this book, but, holy crap, was this the struggle of the century. I was trying to continue on in the hopes that it would get better and I found myself dreading every page I read because it was just that boring. This was another one of those times that I can’t pinpoint anything I hated. It was more that I couldn’t bring myself to care about the characters or the plot.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    Following my rule to always buy/read books I run across from PDX or Seattle (or suitors from OR/WA), I found this at the library book sale and threw it in my bag. There was some truly annoying plot quirks, but nonetheless, I was completely charmed. I’m glad I took the chance and bought the first three books.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    Characters - 4.5 Story Telling - 4.5 Pace - 4 Cover & Blurb - 5 Narration - 4 Overall - 4.4 The story was just a touch too long, but I still loved it. This book was entertaining and enjoyable. I laughed, I cried, and I swooned. There's not much more I could ask for. I look forward to reading the next in the series. Characters - 4.5 Story Telling - 4.5 Pace - 4 Cover & Blurb - 5 Narration - 4 Overall - 4.4 The story was just a touch too long, but I still loved it. This book was entertaining and enjoyable. I laughed, I cried, and I swooned. There's not much more I could ask for. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Bree T

    Notorious bad girl Dixie Davis is being forced to go back to her home town of Plum Orchard, Georgia for the first time in a decade. In high school, Dixie was a ‘mean girl’, excelling at making the lives of Plum Orchard girls a misery. Some time after that she’d turned over a new leaf, including getting engaged to local golden boy Caine Donovan. But then Dixie messed up spectacularly – she lost any respect she might’ve gained and even more importantly, she lost Caine. Now due to the death of perha Notorious bad girl Dixie Davis is being forced to go back to her home town of Plum Orchard, Georgia for the first time in a decade. In high school, Dixie was a ‘mean girl’, excelling at making the lives of Plum Orchard girls a misery. Some time after that she’d turned over a new leaf, including getting engaged to local golden boy Caine Donovan. But then Dixie messed up spectacularly – she lost any respect she might’ve gained and even more importantly, she lost Caine. Now due to the death of perhaps the only friend she ever truly had, Landon, Dixie has been forced back to the suffocating small town for his funeral and also to hear his will. Landon has left Dixie a challenge – if she can stick it out working at one of Landon’s very successful businesses, living in his big house, she’ll inherit it. Free and clear. There’s only a few complications: ***Firstly, she’s in competition with Caine, who has the same opportunity to inherit as Dixie ***Secondly, she needs to live in the big house with Caine ***Thirdly, the business phone sex – Dixie needs to learn the ropes and garner as many customers as possible. More than Caine. Whoever gets the most clients will become the new owner of Call Girls. Dixie needs this, more than anyone could ever know and she’s determined to win it and win it fairly. The old Dixie wouldn’t hesitate to cheat but new Dixie is going to win fair and square. She also needs to deal with the local contingent of women who want nothing more than her gone again, preferably in even more shame and disgrace than before…and who will do anything to achieve it! The first three books in this new series are all on NetGalley and I came across the third one first, not realising that it was actually part of a series. I really wanted to read it but then I noticed another one…and thought I’d better check out if I’d missed any. Luckily I hadn’t. I thought the idea of a series revolving around a phone sex business was such an interesting idea – and definitely not one I’d ever read before! Dixie has a long and chequered past in Plum Orchard Georgia. She’s one of the daughters of the wealthy and influential families and was always popular at school but she mostly used her powers for bad, not good. She delighted in making others feel inferior or miserable and when she grew up and realised her mistake, she tried to make amends. Unfortunately Dixie couldn’t resist just one more competition with another girl and it brought about her downfall. Now ten years after that, in her thirties, Dixie has to return to her childhood home even though most people can’t stand the sight of her. The exception, the one person who loved Dixie no matter what, was Landon and now that he’s gone Dixie absolutely has to honour him and their friendship, no matter how difficult it is for her to be back there. In return, Landon screws her seriously in his will, making her live and work in competition with her former fiance and the one great love of her life, Caine Donovan. This book is really, really Southern and I suspect you might need to be Southern, or at least familiar with it to get some of the sugary mannerisms and the way Mamas bring up their daughters and the social hierarchy. Being not Southern and not even from America at that, little parts of it did drift over my head at times. Dixie is an interesting character, she’s kind of unlikable even in her current form which mixes that diva Southern Belle with a girl who has seen more and lost it all in Chicago. She swings back and forth between trying to prove to herself that she’s turned over this new leaf and sinking back into her old ways, albeit for better causes and in defense of people she has come to care about. There’s no denying though, that she’s still a bit of a loose cannon and perhaps always will be. She has fighting spirit and her determination to win this gig and the way she plans to use the income has proved that. She begins making a tentative friend in Em, a woman Dixie was horrible to in their school days and the friendship is definitely not a smooth one. Em has to convince herself that this isn’t some huge joke, that Dixie isn’t going to ruin her again. I really liked Em and her battle to believe in Dixie and I’m happy that her story is the second one in this series. Cassidy sets it up perfectly in this book and I can’t wait to read it. I found it a bit difficult to get on board with Dixie and Caine, mostly because Caine is an ass throughout most of the book. He may have his reasons but he got a bit tiresome for me, especially his tendency to slip into impressions of famous people which he is apparently very gifted at. He sort of won me over by the end with the way the competition played out and even though he was pretty sneaky, especially at getting Dixie to confess things, I think that he did it for the right reasons. I didn’t fall in love with him as a hero but I mostly liked him by the end. The highlight for me was really Landon and the way he’d managed to maintain such deep and close friendships with both Dixie and Caine, even after their epic fallout some 10 years before. A promising start and I think I’m looking forward to books 2&3 more.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}

    4 Stars Challenges: ♥ By the Numbers Quarterly Challenge - 4 Words ♥ What To Read in 2018: Task 2 - Click Recommendations and read 3 books from three different lists. ♥ 2018 Where Are You Reading - #11 Georgia

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kirttimukha TheCat

    I didn't really warm up to any of the characters in this book. The villains were rather one sided and didn't have any development. That said, I did get teary during the founder's day picnic incident. I didn't really warm up to any of the characters in this book. The villains were rather one sided and didn't have any development. That said, I did get teary during the founder's day picnic incident.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Karen Geurts

    I laughed and cried and all in between. Dixie, Caine and Landon were best friends. The ups and downs from many mistakes and years of grief was finally worked out. Loved the HEA.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Becs

    As always I enjoyed another Dakota Cassidy book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dhaverma

    Loosing my interest. Good plot but not into characters.

  30. 4 out of 5

    JOCA

    The pacing was slow, the hero and heroine weren't particularly likeable, and it just felt a bit OTT and silly at times. DNF. The pacing was slow, the hero and heroine weren't particularly likeable, and it just felt a bit OTT and silly at times. DNF.

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