Audiobook Review: Call Me Maybe (love Lines, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Call Me Maybe by Cara Bastone

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

True love is on the line in this charming, laugh-out-loud rom-com—created specifically for the audio format!


Paint your toes. Pick up the wrong coffee and bagel order. Drive from Brooklyn to Jersey in traffic so slow you want to tear your hair out. It’s amazing all the useless things I can accomplish while on hold for three hours with customer service. Three hours when I should be getting the Date-in-a-Box website ready to launch at the big business expo in a few days. Except my shiny new website is glitching, and my inner rage-monster is ready to scorch some earth… when he finally picks up. Not the robot voice I expected but a real live human named Cal. He’s surprisingly helpful and really knows his stuff, even if he’s a little awkward…. in an adorable way. 


And suddenly I’m flirting with him? And I think he’s flirting back.


And suddenly it’s been hours, and we’re still on the phone talking and ordering each other takeout while he trouble shoots my website. 

And suddenly we’re exchanging numbers and sending texts and DMs every day, leaving voice mails (who even does that anymore?!).


And suddenly I’m wondering if it’s possible for two people fall in love at first talk. 


Because I’m falling… hard.


Vera Hoffman has just days to make sure her website for her new Date-in-a-Box business launches. When the darn thing glitches, she calls her IT company and connects with Cal Kantola. An intense week of phone calls, DMs, voice messages, and texts ensue, and in between troubleshooting, these two start to develop feelings. But will their systems be compatible when they actually meet face-to-face? 

Call Me Maybe

Cute but a bit unrealistic!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💋💋💋💋💋
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 👩🏻🧑🏼‍🦱👩🏻‍🦱👱🏻‍♂️

The heroine: Vera – she has started her own business and has a convention coming up in which she will promote her business, but she needs her website to be up and running and impressive in order to look professional at this important event. Her brother Elliot told her to use his friends company to host the site and she took his advice but now it isn’t displaying at all.

The Hero(es): Kal – tech support at web hosting/content managing site where Vera has her website. He answer’s Vera’s call and attempts to help fix her site.

The Story: Vera spends more than three hours on hold because she has to get her website up and running and she refuses to get off the line while Kal is working on her site because she feels if she lets him off the call to fix it and get back to her she will end up getting an email days later and have it not fixed.

So Kal and Vera end up talking while Kal works on her website problems. Some of which stem from the fact that she never updates her computer and it is on an ancient operating system. Kal says there was a design flaw where the web hosting software didn’t take into account that someone on such an antiquated system would use it to design such an advanced site. So they end up talking more and more and learning more about each other

This was the first book in the Love Lines series, though I listened to the second book first. Really they are interchangeable so it doesn’t matter which one you read or listen to first. Though both really should be listened to. These are made for audiobook format. This one was cute and I enjoyed it but I really liked the characters and story in the other book a bit more.


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