Monday 24 January 2011

Review: Talk me Down - Victoria Dahl

Tumble Creek 1

Genre: Contemporary romance
Pages: 347
Published: 2009

Molly Jenkins has one naughty little secret: her job as a bestselling erotic fiction author. Until her inspiration runs dry—thanks to a creepy ex—and it's time to skip town and move back to tiny Tumble Creek, Colorado.

One look at former high school hunk chief of police Ben Lawson and Molly is back in business. The town gossip is buzzing at her door and, worse still, a stalker seems to be watching her every move. Thankfully, her very own lawman has taken to coming over, often. The only problem now is that Molly may have to let the cat out of the bag about her chosen profession, and straitlaced Ben will definitely not approve.…

Molly Jenkins left town 10 years ago, and now she is back thanks to a creepy stalking ex. For 10 years she has been thinking about Ben Lawson, and this time she wants him. But someone still stalks her, the newspaper is gossiping about them, and Ben wants to know what her big bad secret is.

My thoughts:
I do not know how I do it but there is always one genre that I seem to read a lot of in a month, and this month that genre is contemporary romance. It has been a fun month.

I have wanted to try her books for a while now, and thanks to the lovely Stacy I had the chance to. It was fun, smart and sexy.

Molly was fun, sassy, and naughty when it comes to Ben. She has been lusting over him for a long time, and she sure is not afraid to go after what she wants. Poor guy does his best to not be tempted. But these two were bound to end up together, and it does not take long either. Lots of romance and passion there.

There was also something I did not expect, ok yes I read the word stalker, but it was so much more. Who was the stalker really? Things got complicated and dangerous because someone truly did not want her in town. But all this suspense Molly tried to joke away with her humour. Kind of liked that.

Recommendation and final thoughts:
Indeed a good contemporary romance, and it made me want to read the next one where Molly's friend finds love. What can I say, sweet, romantic, dangerous and passionate. She does write books for a living so she is not afraid to speak her mind.

Reason for reading:
I wanted to try more contemporary romance



  1. This remind me that I haven't been reading contemporary romance in quite awhile! It really sounds like a great book, so I think I ought to give this author a shot once I have the chance.

  2. I have read verrrry little contemporary romance, but this sounds sexy and dangerous - just like you said! I'm intrigued! Great review :)

  3. I've only read one V. Dahl contemp but I really enjoyed it. I should read from her. Nice review.

  4. Are stalkers as prevalent in m/f romance as they are in m/m romance? I'm quite tired of stalker stories...

  5. I do the same, I read a lot in one genre then flip the next month. Habit I guess or its what I am craving

  6. It's on my ereader. Think I'll move it up the list after reading your review :)

  7. Sounds sexy, sweet, fun and romantic! Lovely review!

  8. Hi B!

    I haven't tried this author, but I don't read many contemps, and when I do, Beth Kery is my author of choice. BUT, this one sounds too cute and sexy... and with a lawman at her beckon call... yummy!!

    Thanks for the recommendation B!

    Dottie :)

  9. Got so involved with the book, forgot to say I like the tweet to your blog, so pretty!!


    Dottie :)

  10. I've only read Lead Me On in this series...I need to go back and read this one!

  11. Shy
    I hear great things about all her books :) When I think back to last year, contemporary romance, what a minority among all the other genres I read. but this year started out differently and I enjoyed that

    It was sure more than I expected, but then very couple needs a bit of drama before they find each other :)

    I would sure like to read more, I like her style

    I haven't come across many stalkers lately..but yes they are easy to take in and create danger. Though here something else was going on too

  12. Inked
    I see it clearly no, Historicals in Nov, UF in Dec and this month I am craving the real deal, contemporary romance :=)

    I do hope you like it :D

    It was all those things and more :) And I sure read it fast. No wonder I have not sent in my assignment yet

  13. Dottie
    Thanks :) I do like that too, and so fun to look at who tweeted.

    I do like Beth Kery, her books are sure to melt all the ice outside when I read them

    Really...oh, ok I might just give book 3 a miss. Thanks :)
    I like it too, dunno why I haven't read more, perhaps cos I never found them at the library. Chick-lit yes, but not contemporary

    I hope you enjoy it if you do :)

  14. Great review hon. I love this series. So witty, funny and naughty.

    And I prefer contemp at the moment too. ;)

  15. Oh you've changed your blog's design! Very very nice - not cluttered, good choice of colours, clearer layout. Good job!

    I have read verrrry litttttle romance books, contemporary or otherwise, but after starting to haunt your place it changed a bit. Some I like, some leave me bored. This one - I don't know. Maybe. ;)

  16. Thanks for all the great modern romance reviews. In February I usually like to read a good romance and you have spotlighted several good books.

  17. That cover is cute and would totally make me pick up this book as would your review! Must read this one now!

  18. With the stalker in the story it makes it sounds like a fun read with a bit of danger. Definitely one I would like.

  19. I really enjoyed this series. The characters well written and the plots were fun and interesting. I'm glad you enjoyed it too! :)

  20. This sounds cute. Plus it's set in CO. Hmm... I think I might give this one a go. Putting it on my wishlist!

  21. I love this series - the next one was my favorite "Start Me Up".

  22. Susi
    They are great, but now...oh yes I am starting to crave a bit of historical romance. Perhaps next month ;)

    You know I am pure evil sent to make you read fluffy romances mouwahahaha. One step at a time :) I do hope you find some at least to enjoy.

    Thanks, I am glad you like it. It does feel less cluttered

    I did not even think about that, Feb would have been a great contemporary romance month. But perhaps I can make it into a great historical romance month instead

  23. Amused
    It is truly cute, and sexy too, I like that. Though it took me ages to see that that was a computer

    I did like the danger angle, I kept wondering who the stalker was cos things did not add up

    I do hope to read more by her one day. I am very glad that I tried one out

  24. Melissa
    I would love to read something set in Finland...I mean it could be, oh I am lost, but I hope someone makes something up

    That second one sounds better and better :D

  25. Sounds like a good one- danger and romance.

  26. Now I feel like I need to read some romance too :D

    And I love the new look!

  27. I read plenty of contemporary romance, just not much of the m/f kind. I think I need to make an exception for this one maybe. Great review!

    And is it me, or does your layout look different? It's looking sharp!
    *darn Google Reader making me not notice this before*

  28. See why I love Contemps? I really enjoyed Start Me Up and Talk Me Down (Lead Me On not so much). Glad you had fun!

  29. I have this in my TBR. It looks really good.

  30. I think I read Start Me Up and didn't care for the main heroine, but I've read other Dahl books and loved 'em. I'll have to add this one to my better read it pile ;)

  31. Carol
    A bit of suspense is always good, and it sure had me guessing

    Lol, it was changed over Sunday night for us :) So it is all brand new and I love it.
    A bit of change is always good, it you can leave those m/m for a moment ;) Cos they are sure hot

  32. Patti
    I sure do now :D What have I been waiting on? I mean I love chick-lit so of course I would enjoy these too. But better late than never

    I do hope you will enjoy it :)

    Hm, some seem to like Start, some Lead, very interesting. But I am gonna give one of those a go for sure :)

  33. Great review! I loved this series =D

  34. This sounds like fun! I like that there's humor in it too. I'll keep an eye out for this one.

  35. I've been enjoying the romance novels lately too!! sounds like a good read.

  36. Havent read anything by this author but I do enjoy contemporary romance. I'll keep an eye out for this one :)

  37. This does sound cute. I read a lot of paranormal romance, so I know what you mean. haha


  38. Naida
    I do love a bit of humour, and it worked well here :)

    Why I always read a lot at once I do now know but it has been fun

    I am sure you would enjoy it too

    It is always nice to take a break from vampires and shifters :)

  39. i'm glad you are loving the contemporaries!

  40. I've been meaning to try her books. I've heard great things about this one. Glad you liked it!

  41. Mishel
    I hope you like them if you try her books :D



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