Talk This Way
By raonaid
Apr 1, 2014 - 8:00:00 AM

Catherine “Cat” Butler is a free-spirited jack-of-all-trades. She has a poor track record when it comes to relationships and employments. Upset over losing yet another job, and worried about making payments to the nursing facility where her mother stays, a new friend offers a job at a most unorthodox place.

Flynn McGrady owns an internet-based company. He lives in New York but travels every weekend to Atlanta to check in on his ailing mother at a nursing facility. He gets jealous of the success Cat has with his mother and unintentionally causes her to lose her job at the coffee shop.

I found Cat to be such an amusing, fiesty and quirky character. She made the story so entertaining to read, anticipating her sassiness and good-humored banter. Of course, she had her shortcomings, such as her inner demons that kept her dimensional and believable.

Flynn came off as a jerk and a stick-in-the-mud. He redeems himself on the contriteness he feels at costing Cat her job and listening to her advice on his mother. I loved how Flynn and Cat are polar opposites, so unlike. They are a balanced ying and yang.

Landon’s character won me instantly. He is the type of character you cannot help but be drawn to. I only wish we learned a little more of his background. I felt there was another story, one untold, about Landon’s friendship with Flynn’s cousin.

TALK THIS WAY is a fun yet emotional story. The author makes you laugh one minute only to break down in tears the next. TALK THIS WAY is a prelude to Dakota Cassidy’s PLUM OCHARD series.

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