Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill, Liz Czukas

Call Me, MaybeCall Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I really disliked this. The first couple chapters or so were rather cute, but then as Justin and Clementine got more and more serious for no obvious reason, I got more and more aggravated.

These two characters have no chemistry. I didn’t feel anything the entire time I was reading a novel. It might as well have been a chemistry text book for how interested I was in it. I have never been so tempted to DNF a book at 93%. I just didn’t know if I could take the monotony any more.

The book was filled with random minutia about Clementine’s day-to-day life and her struggles as a poor little rich girl trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. I wish the book would have spent more of its time building a relationship between Justin and Clementine than it would have with pandering to the book reviewer audience. I absolutely hated the “Clementine is a book reviewer/blogger” story line. It always makes it seem like an author is trying way too hard to make the character relate-able.

No one in this book was unbearable. The characters were likable. I liked Clementine and I liked Justin. I just didn’t understand why they liked each other. They just all of a sudden do. Clementine shares a couple text messages and several 3 minute phone calls with the guy and she’s suddenly confident enough in his character to have phone sex with him despite her previous scandal. It just wasn’t believable to me. The characters have sex on the first date and suddenly seem so into each other that they want to spend all of their free time together despite not really knowing all that much about each other. The author didn’t do a very good job building their relationship. I didn’t believe in it so it wasn’t something I wanted to read about.

In summary: I found this book extraordinarily dull.

I received this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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