I received this book for free from the Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.You Spin Me by Karen Grey
Series: Boston Classics #3
Published by Home Cooked Books on April 29, 2021
Format: ARC, eBook
Some scars go further than skin deep…
1988 doesn’t end well for Jessica Abraham. In just one week she turns thirty, loses her day job, and loses the role of Ophelia to a younger actress. Rallying, she goes after a part at a theater outside of the city, but the director’s plan to hide her beauty behind hair, makeup and wardrobe from Cosmo’s “Don't'' column shakes her confidence to the core.
For the first time in her acting career, she won’t be able to rely on her carefully managed physical charms. Only her craft will count.
On a snowy night early in January 1989, a woman calls into DJ Callihan Alonso’s alt-rock radio show at the end of her commute. He asks her to call back the next night, and the next, just so he'll know she’s home safe. There's something about her voice that has him wanting more, but the longer they talk, the closer she gets. Compromising each and every wall he's built around his heart.
If two lonely people fall in love over late-night phone calls, will meeting face-to-face make them, or break them?
In this heartfelt, slow burn retro romcom, it may be the end of a decade, but it’s the beginning of a love story.
I had a great time with this book! This is the third book in the Boston Classics series but it would work perfectly well as a stand alone but readers of the series will enjoy checking in with the characters from earlier books. I have really enjoyed each installment in this series which is set in the 1980’s, a time period that holds a special place in my heart. Once I started reading this book, I was quickly drawn into the story and had a great time with it until the end.
Cal works as a late night DJ at a local radio station. When Jessica calls in with the answer to a trivia question, they form an instant and unusual connection. From that day on, Jessica and Cal talk every night when she calls the station during his shift. This brought back so many memories of being tethered to a wall by a phone cord for hours at a time during my younger years. It was really great the way that these two got to know each other so well just through those phone calls. But what would happen if they actually met face to face?
Cal and Jessica were both fantastic characters. They are each dealing with their own set of problems but I thought that they were really helped to lift each other up. I thought that the chemistry between these two was fantastic even before they met. I loved how much each of these characters grew over the course of the story and how each was willing to do whatever it was that the other person needed them to do. They both had some pretty big obstacles in their path and it was great to see them meet each one head-on.
I would definitely recommend this book to others. I found this to be a wonderful romance with great characters set in a fun period of time. I do wish that we had got to see just a little bit more of their future or how things worked out for them in the epilogue so I am going to cross my fingers that we get to see this pair again in future stories.