Baby Don't Lose My Number by Karen Erickson was a very enjoyable read. Ever since I read the blurb for this book at Samhain Publishing I kept hearing the song by Phil Collins in my head. Talk about a grab and hook just because I couldn't get it out of my head! *S* The book proved to be a wonderful story and one I thoroughly enjoyed. In today's society we practically live for our e-devices. Our phones especially become a lifeline keeping us in touch with friends, family and the world in general. This was the case in Baby Don't Lose My Number.
Mia Skinner's job depends on her Blackberry and her boss's ability to contact her 24/7. He never lets her alone for very long and she has no life as her work takes up her every waking minute ... and sometimes her sleeping ones as well. Stealing a night out with her friends she surreptitiously sneaks a peek at her phone in the theater and then tries to quickly stuff it back into her purse before her friends catch her at it. Unfortunately for Mia she misses her purse and doesn't realize it till she and her friends are in a bar across the street. Frantic with worry her friends get her to dial her own number to see if someone may have picked it up and to her surprise it is answered by the most sexy male voice she's ever heard.
Jacob Miller is recovering from a very severe construction accident. Not one to let anything keep him down he's out taking his sister to see a movie when he finds a Blackberry lying in the middle of the aisle as they are leaving the theater. About to turn it in to the lost and found the phone begins to ring and he takes a chance and answers it. He agrees to meet her in front of the theater to return her phone and once he lays eyes on the pretty blonde woman rushing to retrieve her phone he knows she's someone he wants to know better.
The characters come wonderfully alive and you find yourself getting pulled into their lives and dreams and hopes. This is a fantastic story and it kept me interested and reading long after I should have gone to bed. A great story and one I recommend to anyone that loves romance and what if stories.
Never press the “ignore” button on love…
Fated, Book 2
In these uncertain times, Mia Skinner’s Blackberry is her lifeline to independence…and a twenty-four/seven chain to her overbearing boss. When she loses it on a girls’ night out, it’s a disaster with pink slip written all over it—until she takes a chance and calls her number. And ends up talking to Mr. Sexiest-Voice-Alive.
The moment Jacob Miller lays eyes on the phone’s beautiful owner, a bolt of lust makes him want to make a sexy mess of her tidy outfit and perfectly straight hair. Which is a good sign. It means he’s almost fully recovered from a near-debilitating construction accident. Perhaps a little horizontal healing will get him back on his feet for good.
As their passion burns bright and hot, a funny thing happens. Mia’s ignoring her phone—and Jake’s the one itching to get back to work. But he’s building a plan that’ll let her hang up on her increasingly creepy boss for good. If Mia’s willing to meet him in the middle.