Review Tour (Book Review): Calling Me by Louise Bay


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Calling Me Series

Erotic Novella Series


Is it possible for a guy to turn on a switch and realize he’s been in love with a girl that’s been under his nose for over a decade? Ashleigh Franklin can’t decide.

Ashleigh wants the fairy tale. Ever since she was a kid, her best friend’s brother, Luke, has been her fantasy Prince Charming. Now he’s trying to convince her that she’s the one he’s wanted all these years. There’s no way it’s that easy to escape the friend zone.

Single after years living with a girlfriend, Luke has finally woken up. What he’s been waiting for has been right under his nose for almost his entire life.

Can he persuade her that he’s serious and won’t break her heart?

A Wonder Woman costume, a bottle of tequila and a game of truth or dare between two close friends changes everything.

Michelle's Review

Rating: 3.5 stars for the series

I am doing this review a little different.  This is Ms. Bay’s Calling Me Series.  As you may already know, it is a trilogy.  All three books are relatively short and if I am going to be honest, they all could have been put as one book.  This is author is new to me, but may not be to some of our followers.  I am going to try to write this review a little differently so you can get an overview.  This review, again, is all three books collectively.


Ashleigh has always been in love with Luke, her best friend’s brother.  But in the back of her mind, she knew she would never have him, Luke had her in the “sisterly zone”.  Luke is trying for partner at his law firm and now his girlfriend Emma wants to get married and have his babies.  Luke, typical man, always thought that Emma knew the deal, live together and no kids.  He was comfortable with the status quo.  Luke turns to Ashleigh for advice.  Ashleigh just wants for Luke to be happy, she is even happy settling for someone she is not really into (how sad).  Luke does move on without Emma, and then suddenly realizes the woman Ashleigh is before his eyes.  Some serious sexy times these too characters created quite quickly.  Then Ashleigh gets anxious and things turn  a little south.  She needs more from Luke besides feeling like a rebound.  She also doesn’t want to lose her best friend Haven and the family she has formed with Haven and Luke.


So my reservations was as follows:  I get that Ashleigh was protecting her heart and she didn’t want to lose any connection with Haven and Luke.  Yet she was so frustrating in explaining her true feelings for Luke.  My problem with Luke is how he did a 360, first to not wanting a serious commitment, to then suddenly, he couldn’t live without Ashleigh.  I did give him props for his patience and perseverance.  I wanted these two characters to really communicate with each other.  I really did like how Luke was also supportive of Ashleigh wanting to get her graduate degree, that is a big plus.  As I mentioned earlier, these three books could have been put into one, so if you’re looking for a quick read, then get these three books. 

– Michelle

*ARCs were received for an honest review.




USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me.

The novels and together each series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

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