Posted in 4 paws, Blog tour, Giveaway, New Adult, Review, romance on September 21, 2014

Claiming Callie.v1

Claiming Callie – Part One


Her love of Michael Kors might be her downfall.

Callie Cartwright is a college senior on the verge of graduating and getting the job of her dreams. But her illustrious shopping habit and expensive tastes backfire when her future employer gives her an ultimatum. She has less than six months to lower her debt or she’ll lose the job she’s worked so hard for.

His secret crush may be his undoing.

Dean Michaels has everything going for him. He’s a manager at the local coffee shop, a sophomore in college, star of the university basketball team, and don’t forget, gorgeous. The only thing he needs is the girl of his dreams to make his world complete. And he’s finally ready to go after her. The only problem: it’s his sister’s best friend he’s crushing on. And all she sees in him is the love for a brother.

But desperate times call for desperate measures.                                                                                 

When Callie concocts a crazy plan as a way to make quick money and pay down her debt, Dean’s feelings go into overdrive. It’s time to show her how he feels.

And the plan he proposes, just might be the one to finally catch the girl.

*Claiming Callie is part one of a series of four serial novellas and is approximately 28,000 words in length (about half the length of a full novel).*

*Contains adult language.



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This is a short starter to this 4 part series. Callie is like most college students but she is getting ready to graduate and her crazy spending over the past 5 years has put her $25k in debt and the company she works for may not hire her because of her bad credit history/score (and yes this does happen, so watch your spending and your score!)

So she decides to try a lame brain idea and start an escort service to get herself out of debt, but one that only offers companionship/dates for events. No sex! Needless to say it doesn’t work so she has to find another way to get herself out of this debt and keep the job she has been interning at for the last 2 years. Enter Dean, long time friend and brother of his best friend, Jinny. He has a plan, will Callie go through with it?

This book is like a train wreck, you see all the stupid things that Callie is doing but you can’t stop reading…or at least I couldn’t. The sad thing is that I see so many people like her that are in this same situation and making the same sort of mistakes.

The book sets you up well for part 2.

We give it 4 paws.



Claiming Callie – part two


He’s the man of her dreams. She just doesn’t know it yet.

Dean Michaels has nothing to lose and, after all these years, he’s finally hatched a plan to win the heart of his long-time crush Callie Cartwright. Operation Get the Girl is on. For however long it takes, she will pretend to be his girlfriend in an effort to make his ex jealous and win back her affections. What Callie doesn’t know is that Dean only has eyes for her, and his plan is simply a ploy to win her heart.

But with Callie’s job hanging in the balance, her future uncertain, and the anniversary of her parents’ death looming, Dean’s scheme is one more thing adding to the chaos of her life.

Will his plan work? Or will it backfire, leaving him brokenhearted?



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This is a nice follow up to part 1. Callie has agreed to be Dean’s “pretend” girlfriend in attempts for him to win his former girlfriend, Maya, back. Little does Callie know that Dean wants to be with her and not Maya.

In this book, Callie isn’t quite the train wreck she was in book 1…but she is still oblivious to Dean’s interest in her. Callie is still trying to turn her internship into a job and I was glad to see that the few times she did go into a store, she managed to not buy anything. For her that is HUGE because she is an emotional shopper….I wish I had that problem!

I am curious now how part 3 of this story is going to continue the story. Will Callie discover feelings for Dean?  We will know soon!

We give this book 4 paws.


About the Author

Paige Rion is a contemporary romance author. She’s a mother, wife, blogger, hopeless chocoholic, coffee-addicted, wine-lover. Her debut, novel—a new adult romance—Written On Her Heart, is the first in the Callaway Cove series. She is also the author of the new adult romance serial, Claiming Callie. The fourth and final installment of Claiming Callie is due out in October, followed by the release of the second Callaway Cove novel.

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