I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.You Spin Me by Karen Grey
Length: 8 hours and 35 minutes
Series: Boston Classics #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Home Cooked Books on April 29, 2021
Narrator: Vanessa Edwin, Eric Michael Summerer
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Also by this author: What I'm Looking For, Forget About Me , Like It's 1999
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.
Here is what I thought
You Spin Me is the third book in the Boston Classics series and I really enjoyed it!
Jessica was just one day from turning thirty when her life throws her a curveball, she loses her job, and finds out someone younger than her gets the part as Ophelia in the play she tried out for. She is tries to rally herself into finding a new part in a play but things are hard.
Cal, is a burn victim who hides behind the radio. He is a dj for a radio station and has a soothing voice and loves his job as it keeps him out of the limelight. Then one day a lady calls into the radio station to answer a trivia question and they talk a little and he finds out that Jessica is on a commute home. He ask her to call him again the next day so he can know she makes it home okay and it becomes a regular routine for two lonely souls.
The more they talk on the phone and get to know each other the more they start to like each other but Cal has one problem, his scars. He knows he scares people with his burn scars and other women have left him because of it, so does he really want to mess up this good thing he has going on the phone. Then one day Jess comes to the radio station and they have an awkward first meeting, but Jess is able to look beyond the scars and see the beauty within. Jessica knows all about scars because even though she doesn’t have any on the outside she has plenty on the inside. Jessica has had a problem with anorexia in the past and some of the things that she went through has left her with some emotional issues.
Jessica and Cal have a great connection with each other and I loved how they got to know each other over the phone before they actually met. They both have some baggage to deal with and you see that unfold as the story progresses and I just really enjoyed it.
I would recommend this series for anyone who loves a good romance.
I really enjoyed both the narrators for this story, Vanessa Edwin and Eric Michael Summerer were great! It even has some fun DJ radio type sound effects at the beginning of each chapter.