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Zack never intended to become a phone sex operator, but with half a college degree and a smart mouth, his options were limited. It helps that he has a knack for thinking on his feet and a willingness to roll with whatever his clients throw at him. Sure, he gets his fair share of creeps and unconventional requests, but it pays the bills, and he's in no danger of breaking his one rule: never fall for a client.

Until a man named "John" starts calling, and Zack finds himself interested in more than a paycheck. It's not just that John has money, or that his rumbling baritone drives Zack wild. He's everything Zack isn't: educated, poised, and in total control of his life.

A twist of fate brings them face-to-face, and now that they've seen each other - and spent an unforgettable night together - they can't go back to the way things were. A sex worker and a trust fund brat... It's like Romeo and Juliet, but with less stabbing and slightly fewer dick jokes. Hopefully they can pull off a more successful ending.

©2016 Quinn Anderson (P)2018 Riptide Publishing

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Cute & funny love story

This was really good, first time hearing a story about a phone sex worker. Took a couple of hours befor John and Zack actually meet, but the phone sex was both sexy and funny so I didnt mind. Loved Zacks friends and co-workers, they really added more charachter to the story and the romance between Zack and John was really cute with just enough drama to make this a really enjoyabell book!
Nick really was perfect for this story, his voice is just amazing and he made this good book great! Really recommend it!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Hot!

I am going to caveat that I am writing this review when I am only a little over half way through the book. I have always loved Nick J Russo’s voice and his narration of the super steamy scenes written by Quinn Anderson in this book so far is just... well, super hot and worth listening. The story is written from Zach’s point of view so you don’t know as much about John but I like both characters along with Zach’s friends.

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Nick J Russo Narration is awesome

This was a really good one, sexy , hot ., low and in angst.
Superior narration. It held my attention for sure...great sexy storie narrated magnificently.

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Amazing Narrator!

Great main characters, entertaining and lovable supporting characters, and a unique romantic plot. What's not to love? With half the sex in the book being over the phone, it was different than what I'm used to, but totally worth the money.

Also, Nick J. Russo is a new favorite reader, best sex voice I've heard yet in addition to his already amazing performance throughout the rest of the book.

Give this book a shot! I'm sure you won't regret it.

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Sony play this book on alexa or near alexa

chapter1 has a character named alexa.everytime its spoken the book stops while the automated alexa tries to be helpful. since I mainly listen on my alexa device while doing things around the house I had to return this book. perhaps I'll play it only in the car at some point

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Story. / 2 main leads

Don’t. Waste a credit....book and main principal leads boring mid way through the books I had enough.....some good hot sex. Narrator not good...encephalitis for Zack and John....the rest terrible

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Delightful!

This was exactly as sweet and fun as I hoped. If you need a book to get you out of a reading slump, Hotline is it! Definitely recommend it!

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Great performance for a good story

As many audio books that I’ve listened to by Nick J. Russo, one would think that all of the storylines and characters would start to meld together…but they don’t. Nick is an amazing narrator and I have never listened to one of his audios where I was not invested and totally impressed with the performance. In this case, Nick plays with fire as a sex phone operator (SPO), and I have no doubts that he could easily find himself a part-time job as a SPO if he ever wanted to make a couple extra dollars.

Zack struggles to gain his family’s approval so admitting that his job is as a SPO is not an option. What is also not an option is getting turned on by, and wanting more, with a client. In this case, Zack, also known as Mr. Darkling, is intrigued by John. There is just something about John that resonates within him and he can’t stop thinking about him, nor getting disappointed if he doesn’t call in. What is not expected is actually running into the man in real life.

John and Zach have a connection but paying for phone sex, and performing a sexual act over the phone, was always meant to be separate from real life. When Zach and John meet they struggle a bit at first, which is very much expected, but that connection is just too real. Now they just have to work their way through all the landmines in their way.

I totally enjoyed this story, and I especially loved the narrator’s performance of John. His voice was silky smooth, and it was no wonder that Zach fell for him, because I did too.

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Can't finish

As soon as he met the guy I just gave up. There is nothing about this book that makes me want to finish. I don't want to say it's boring but its not interesting.

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Not as funny as I thought or different

My expectations for funniness may have been too high, but I chose it based on the excerpt, which seemed funnier to me than most of the story actually was.
This is a story of college drop-out and PSO (phone sex operator), Zach (aka Wesley Darkling), and phone sex caller, John, a wealthy law student. Naturally, both were beautiful, buff white men in their 20s. Overall, my enjoyment of the story was quite minimal. But it was fun trying to figure out how and when they would meet. The story had cute dialogue a few times but not exactly funny. And Zach's group of friends, 2 fem & 1 straight guy, were fun. So much of it is M/M sex scenarios played out on the phone, which I tired of. They were quite sexy; the author has an adequate affinity for writing sex scenes. It's the rest of the writing.
After the sex moved off the phone, the trajectory of the story changed. And I liked that half of the story more, though it was never a story I was drawn too or sought out. I was ready to get it over. The conflict in the story was real and due to an unexpected reason, which was a good unexpected bend. And the story is not wrapped up too prettily, which was more realistic. I wish we heard other PSOs to get a real sense of Zach's workplace beyond encountering his boss. It just would've added to a wider view of Zach's life, since so much of the story centers on his job and workplace. Zach and John grow during the story, which was a plus. Still, I won't see out this author again.
The narrator seriously rocked especially all the sexual sounds and verbal expressions. He bounced well among all the male and female characters.