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 troubleshoots 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?
I think I’ve found my new favourite style of audiobook, I’m actually a little obsessed. I’ve realised I find it way easier to take in dialogue rather than descriptions when it comes to listening to books, so this was perfect for me.
Call Me Maybe was really easy to follow along with and provided a perfect companion for completing mundane tasks. I spent the majority of my listen drawing graphics and doing housework and it was so entertaining. Call Me Maybe had such a unique style having the characters only speak through phone calls. I love that this was basically an audio-only tv show.
I honestly cannot recommend the audiobook version of Call Me Maybe enough. Everything about it was perfect the characters were funny and the actors had great chemistry. Getting to witness them falling in love in real-time was a very special experience and not one I’ll be forgetting any time soon.
The romance was swoon-worthy, which is impressive considering there are very few in-person interactions. I will say there was one part of this book that annoyed me was the classic miscommunication trope. This doesn’t cause too many issues but it does get a little frustrating.
Call Me Maybe was a cute, fun read which was a great way to spend six hours. If you have an audible you should definitely check this out as it’s available for free with your subscription. If that’s not enough to convince you how about me saying I would honestly listen to this again.
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