Blog Tour (mini review): Calling Calling Calling Me by Natasha Washington ft. college romance + San Francisco + pan rep!!

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Calling Calling Calling Me by Natasha Washington

4/5 stars

Release Date: September 4, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Queer Romance/New Adult

Tropes/Themes: College Romance

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Patrick Mahoney has one goal in mind: get out of his native Fresno and find freedom in the rainbow and glitter-painted streets of San Francisco. As a college freshman, he’s sure he’ll finally have the chance to be himself, away from the judgmental eyes of his conservative hometown.

Josh Dirda’s never wanted to be tied down before, preferring the emotional ease of the one night stand. But when Patrick moves into the apartment that Josh shares with three friends, Josh is caught up in Patrick’s sly wit and quietly creative spirit. As Patrick’s self-appointed tour guide, Josh can be Patrick’s introduction to the city he loves. But after a drunken Halloween hook-up crosses lines, Patrick and Josh must reckon with their true feelings—and decide whether they can let go of the ghosts that haunt them.

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*I received an ARC from the publisher through A Novel Take

  • This is one of the most angst-free NA love stories I’ve ever read. Whenever there’s conflict in the relationship, it’s solved in like two scenes!!?????
  • And the epilogue is gold.

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  • My only issue was I couldn’t connect with Patrick??? I loved Josh, but Patrick didn’t feel like a dynamic personality. Everyone thinks he’s sweet and adorable, but I just didn’t get that from him.

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  • But I still loved this book!! ((and usually if I can’t connect with the MC, the story’s toast, but I loved this book anyway c: c: ))
  • the pansexual rep is amazing. There are so few pansexuals in literature, so I was thrilled. I felt like I was beaming down into the rep of dreams.

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  • And the San Francisco setting!!! I’ve never been to San Fran, but it’s been one of my dreams for a long time. So I lived vicariously through Josh and Patrick as they romanced through the city

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  • And not only is this a sweet NA love story, but the CHARACTERS THEMSELVES!! THEY ARE SO SWEET! ESPECIALLY JOSH!!
  • The supporting characters’ personalities are very loud! and exciting! and I just wanted to squish their faces and be their mom. I think Josh is older than m. but NO, i’m his parent.

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Enter to win one of two e-copies of New Adult Romance release, Calling Calling Calling Me.

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Do you read new adult fiction? Do you love it more or less than YA? ((NA is my favorite))

Is there a city you’d love to visit? San Fran is my dreammmm sdkfjksjdfskl

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3 thoughts on “Blog Tour (mini review): Calling Calling Calling Me by Natasha Washington ft. college romance + San Francisco + pan rep!!

  1. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    I’ve got to say the fact that this is relatively angst free is something I already like about this book. An issue being solved in like two scenes? Yes please it leaves more room for fluffy relationship development right?! 🙂
    This sounds like great read Malanie. I love that there’s pansexual rep in this book, I think I’ve only maybe read one other book with pan rep and I could be wrong about that, and the setting sounds well written too. I love San Francisco so I imagine this book could make me feel like I was back there again! 😀 ❤️

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    • malanielovesfiction says:

      oh gosh yes!!!! so many books draw out relationship issues when just solving it fast would be sm better, BC FLUFF!!!!! and I’m so happy u hv been to San Fran!!! MY DREAM CITY! also I wish there were more pan rep, esp in YA, I don’t think I’ve ever read a pan YA character and it’s SO SAD!!?

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      • Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

        Yep, more fluff and less angst would make books even better in my mind! I hope you make it to San Fran one day, it’s actually one of my favourite cities ever!
        No you don’t see it a lot, I thin Amanda Foody had a pan character in one of her books but honestly I’m not 100% sure about that.

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