Review: Sweet Talk by Cara Bastone

Posted May 12, 2022 by Kate

Review: Sweet Talk by Cara BastoneCheck out on Goodreads | Buy on Amazon
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Series: Love Lines #2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Source: Audible

Stay up all night with this funny, surprising romantic comedy from Audie Award nominee Cara Bastone - scripted exclusively for audio!
It's officially booty o'clock, I'm alone again in my kitchen choking down a slice of terrible chocolate cake…and I'm pretty sure I just got drunk texted by the man I have a ginormous crush on.
I've been daydreaming about Eliot Hoffman's dimples for two months, and even though I'm sure this was a mistake on his end, it doesn't mean it's not an opportunity on mine.
It's the middle of the night, and I just wanna talk to him. So I text him back.
And then somehow we keep talking…ALL NIGHT. We're both insomniacs, so talking all night soon turns into talking EVERY night. And talking about nothing soon turns into talking about something. And here we go from in-depth analysis of reality TV to my relationship with my family, to his amazing artwork. There's no topic we don't cover....
Except for who I really am.
It's the only question of his I won't answer.
As my crush turns into an avalanche of Eliot, I think of him all the time now. But if he knew who I was, the entire house of cards we've built this relationship on would come toppling down.
I want him to be mine, but we might never be more than just a sweet dream....

SWEET TALK was my first audiobook experience in awhile. It’s the second book in the Love Lines series, but can be read as a standalone, which was what I did. I posted that I was reading this on Instagram, and immediately had 7 DMs from people who were reading it at the same time! However, I will be returning to read book one eminently, as every person I chatted with about the book also recommended book one!

Sweet Talk was a book that I couldn’t stop talking about all weekend to my friends, even those who don’t really enjoy reading. The audiobook experience was top-notch, with sound effects and voices that kept me engaged. Almost in a Podcast-quality, it told the tale of a wrong-number romance through voice messages and phone calls (perfect for an audiobook), where the two kept each other company in their insomnia. It was hilarious and friendly and I was completely obsessed with their friendship. For a night spent alone in my apartment, I feel like I was spent the night in conversations with friends.

“Yeah, when we’re accepting the award for best relationship ever, we’ll definitely have to remember to thank insomnia for its indispensable role in getting us together.”

I loved the dorky, adorable hero and the heroine with the weight of the world on her shoulders. In this “wrong-number” romance, she knew who he was, but he had no idea who she was, and she refused to reveal her identity. I think this secret was kept just a ~smidge~ too long from the reader, (by the time the secret came out I was like “DUH”) but still very much enjoyed this sweet ride.

Perhaps I need to be more adventurous and read more audiobooks! Specifically from these narrators, who were excellent. It was also the perfect length for my short attention span for audiobooks and I’ll be moving on to listen to book one :)

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Do you enjoy audiobooks? What are your favorite epistolary/texting romances? Let me know in the comments down below, I’d love to hear from you!

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