Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy

Posted April 29, 2014 | 45 Comments

Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota CassidyTalk Dirty to Me
Author: Dakota Cassidy
Series: Plum Orchard #1
Published by: Harlequin MIRA
Publication Date: April 29, 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Notorious mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best-make that only-friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions:

She's got to live in Landon's mansion.

With her gorgeous ex-fiancé, Caine Donovan.

Who could also inherit the business.

Which is a phone sex empire.

Wait, what? 

Landon's will lays it out: whoever gets the most new clients becomes the owner of Call Girls. Dixie has always been in it to win it, especially when it comes to Caine, who's made it clear he's not going down easy. (Oh, mercy.) Can Dixie really talk dirty and prove that she's cleaned up her act? Game on!

Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier…

Isn’t that cover of Talk Dirty to Me just so dang adorable? Thankfully, what’s on the inside is even better! This book was so much fun, and here’s why:

Phone sex – Yes, I’m leading with this. Did you expect anything less from me? I will be honest, if there wasn’t any mention of the phone-sex aspect in the blurb, I wouldn’t have been so quick to get this book. When I was in 7th or 8th grade, my friends and I would use the school payphone to dial random phone-sex numbers. We’d enter 1-900-then spell dirty words out with the numbers and see which ones worked. There would be naughty recordings, but that’s all since we weren’t paying. Trust me, it was funny to a bunch of 12-year-olds. Anyway, I loved the way this was incorporated into the story. And no, it doesn’t get graphic or anything. It was actually pretty clever.

Dixie – I loved Dixie a lot and I can definitely identify with her on many levels. She’s a reformed mean-girl, but her bad reputation is hard to shake, especially in a small town. She used to be wild and rebellious, doing anything to win and often letting her temper rule. The girl was hell in heels. Now in her mid-thirties, she’s a different woman due to a life changing event. When she returns to Plum Orchard, no one is buying it. I love that even though Dixie had changed and strove to be a better person, she still retained that fire and sharp tongue. I got such a kick out of the way she dealt with the gossipers and her nemesis, remaining cool and collected and not taking the bait when they tried to goad her. And boy, did they try.

Caine – Oh la la … This man knew how to push Dixie’s buttons, and boy was it fun! We do get his POV in addition to Dixie’s, but it isn’t as much – they’re included at just the right moments.

Landon – Okay, we technically don’t meet him because he’s dead, but he is a huge part of the story. He is Dixie and Caine’s extremely wealthy gay best friend, who has a wicked sense of humor. His post-mortem shenanigans were quite entertaining, and touching at times. His role in the story was executed really well.

Romance – I loved it! The loathing to love trope is a favorite of mine, and that’s what we get in Talk Dirty to Me. Dixie and Caine have major history, which includes a failed engagement. They have always been extremely competitive with each other, so when they are put in the position where they have to compete to win the company, the fun really begins. I do wish we could’ve got more of their more non-sexual heated moments, because those were so much fun. The sexytime was a lot of fun too, though. 😉

Setting – Gotta love a small town settings! This is set in the South, where you are supposed to be good and proper. So you can imagine their delight <insert sarcasm here> about the new business setting up shop in their town.

Dirty talkers – There are a few girls who work in the office with Dixie and Caine, and their presence is important. They all have very distinct personalities that stood out. Plus, the other books in the series will focus on a couple of them.

Friendships – This book wasn’t only about the romance, the friendship Dixie built with Emmaline was also a major factor to the story. I adore these girls together. Sometimes I enjoy a great friends just as much, if not more, than a romance.

Animals – There is a camel named Toe. Enough said.

Talk Dirty to Me was a wonderful good time, and I look forward to reading Something to Talk About, the next book in the Plum Orchard series. Luckily, each book will be released only a month apart. Hooray!

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45 responses to “Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy

  1. PurpleBook
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    When I read the title, the first thing that came to my mind is that song by Jason DeRulo: Talk Dirty To Me! Now I’m singing it like crazy, good thing no one is around :D.

    Love the sound of it and good thing that you enjoyed it too, because as soon as I read the blurb I wanted to add this to my TBR list. Omg, me and my friends did the same thing when we were younger. It was hilarious! A camel you say? LOL.

    Great review Christy!

    • Christy
      Twitter:

      I know, every time I read the title it translates in my head as the song. So I hear the “Talk Dirty to Me” as that song every time.

      Haha – Glad to know I wasn’t the only one.

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  2. Yes to antagonistic relationships Christy!!!! My very favorite kind:) I’ve read several reviews lately that have gushed over this book, so it’s definitely going on the list. I want to know what happened to Dixie to make her change so dramatically, and I can’t wait to meet Caine and Landon (in all his dead glory)!
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  3. I am so excited you liked Talk Dirty to Me! I thought it was such a fun read. Dixie was kinda crazy, and very refreshing. I identified with her too. And yes, Caine was sexxxxxxy ! I just got book tie for review and can’t wait to jump back in.
    I hate my review now that I’ve read yours. Lol Its so great!

    • Christy
      Twitter:

      This was the first book I’ve read by her, but it has made me a fan. I’ll have to check out that series.

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  4. There is a camel named Toe Oh God. I’m dead. But Landon sounds like he wanted some fun after his death. I know that makes no sense whatsoever, but yeah. At a friends sleepover, she dialled the police (bad bad thing) and I was horrified. So imagine if she’d done that. It sounds like a whole lot of fun though, the book. Not the phone sex dialling. I’m just could to back away and leave now. Still can’t get over the camel though, HA!

  5. I have to admit this book sounds like it would be my guilty pleasure LOL and i also happen to have the Jason Derulo song “talk Dirty” stuck in my head right now. Oh boy and the fact that this book has phone sex, haha!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog
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  6. Lindy
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    I love the book cover of this one! Your review has sold me! I love the small town setting, loathing to loving trope, and deep friendships. Caine sounds really yummy, and the phone sex adds an interesting addition to the story! Wonderful Review 🙂
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