Review – Call Me Maybe by Cara Bastone

Title Call Me Maybe

Author Cara Bastone


Paint your toes. Pick up the wrong coffee and bagel order. Drive from Brooklyn to Jersey in traffic so slow you want to tear your hair out. It’s amazing all the useless things I can accomplish while on hold for three hours with customer service. Three hours when I should be getting the Date-in-a-Box website ready to launch at the big business expo in a few days. Except my shiny new website is glitching, and my inner rage-monster is ready to scorch some earth…when he finally picks up. Not the robot voice I expected but a real live human named Cal. He’s surprisingly helpful and really knows his stuff, even if he’s a little awkward…in an adorable way.

And suddenly I’m flirting with him? And I think he’s flirting back.

And suddenly it’s been hours, and we’re still on the phone talking and ordering each other takeout while he troubleshoots my website.

And suddenly we’re exchanging numbers and sending texts and DMs every day, leaving voice mails (who even does that anymore?).

And suddenly I’m wondering if it’s possible for two people to fall in love at first talk.

Because I’m falling…hard. 

Release Date October 20, 2020

Initial Thoughts

There wasn’t much thinking before I started this book. I found it on Audible, downloaded it, and had it finished all within a few hours. After reading the description, I assumed that it would be a fun rom-com.

Some Things I Liked

  • Two narrators. I loved that this was narrated by both of the main characters. Their conversations felt very authentic and I really enjoyed their banter.
  • Romance and misunderstandings. I loved that the set up for the story was essentially a bunch of misunderstandings but that the main characters kept finding their way back to each other.
  • Short listen. I loved that this audiobook was under six hours. At the pace I listen, I had it finished in under three. Sometimes, it can be difficult to listen for super long stretches of time and I hate not finishing books that I’m enjoying. I loved that I could listen to the whole story without issue.

Series Value

I really enjoyed this book. I think the love story is cute and I’d like to learn more about what happens to Cal and Vera. Also, there is a potential spin-off / sequel hinted at with a mistaken text message and Elliot. I’d read / listen to his story.

Final Thoughts

This was a cute, fast read. I listened to it all in one shot and found that it was heavy in some parts but mostly just a lite rom-com with characters that had a lot of depth. I’d like to read more of what Cara Bastone rights and this was a great Audible Original.


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • One of Those Flings by Lauren Blakely – if you’re looking for another audible original rom-com, look no further.
  • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord – if you’re looking for a YA novel with the same feels, try Emma Lord’s debut.

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