• The Call

  • Building the Circle Series, Book 1
  • By: Maggie M. Lily
  • Narrated by: Kasha Kensington
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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The Call

By: Maggie M. Lily
Narrated by: Kasha Kensington
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Publisher's Summary

Meet the Trellis family: They're a little bit psychic, a little bit empathic, and completely oblivious to their special gifts. 

Matilda's not your typical damsel in distress. Bold, decisive, and unapologetically disabled, she is a self-employed strategic consultant in the liquor industry. Her reputation for success has landed her a sales opportunity to make a new brand of beer. 

Tall, dark, and handsome, Jake Trellis is ready to play the role of a foul-mouthed Prince Charming. 

When Matilda shows up in his office doorway, late for a sales meeting, dripping wet, partially frozen, and babbling about a mishap, Jake is certain lady-tears are incoming. He was not anticipating getting snarked at and shellacked at eight-ball.

Between Matilda's outrageous BFFs and Jake's hilarious extensive family, this Midwest-based romantic comedy offers inspiration, laughter, and a sneaky bit of psychic, empathic magic. Jake and Matty's journey to love - screeching shrews, slobbering dogs, gifted dildos, unfortunate naughty public encounters, and family antics included - is the start of something bigger.

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Maggie M. Lily (P)2020 Tantor

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CLIFFHANGER!

But a great cliffhanger! Best book I've read/listened to in a long time. I have a daughter with c.p. her seizures started at age 8. I was so impressed the author wrote a book with the female lead having a disability. My daughters is much more severe but I loved the character in this book. The large family is great as well, I have 5 kids so I understand the craziness that comes with so many people at your house for dinner! I related to a lot of things in this book.
if you enjoy big family dinners and the chaos that comes with large families I promise you will like this story. if u need to laugh I guarantee you will have many opportunities with this story. the narrator also does a great job. stop wondering n get the book, you'll love it!

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what the heck

it sounds like some kind of bot program narrated this. the inflections and punctuations were oddly placed.

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Surprising!

This set of books came up as a good match for me in Kindle Unlimited and since I was about to be a back seat passenger on a road trip - why not? As I started reading The Call bits and pieces of Maggie were familiar to me and I almost fell out of a moving truck when she disclosed her CP Dx. I have never run into someone with CP like mine much less read it in a book. She is such a character. She is why I kept reading and then I was hooked. So hooked that as soon as I had access to wifi I downloaded the same books into my audible so I could listen and read while rolling down the road. To Maggie M. Lilly - thank you for creating a character with CP that is a fully functioning adult with a rewarding job, love and a family. I have talked to many parents of CP kids that think that just because they have CP the are "crippled" for life and will have to be taken care of forever. We can have an education, careers, marriage and yes sometimes even children. As for the Trellis boys: Do I really need to say anything besides.... DAMN! :-)

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Good, then slow with whiney hero and heroine, then GREAT ending!

My daughter warned me that the middle was a bit tedious with people’s insecurities but promised that the magic and story picked up. She was right. The book ended with me rushing to download The next book in this series. She also said that Book 2 is REALLY great!

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Long and drawn out

It started out great then it just kept going and going and going. I finished it but it felt like it took forever to finish it

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wanted to like it

The book started out good but the MC who initially was feisty and funny turned into a weak cry baby. Also the main male who is a hard working millionaire cannot break up with his awful gf does not make any sense.

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Looooove

What an amazing start to a phenomenal new series!!! Off to listen to the next one!!

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4 stars for comedic relief only

Jake & Matilda: TRIGGERS: cerebral palsy, child abandonment, sexual harassment. I really liked the majority of this book and that's why I rated it a 4. It is a slow burn but the story is so funny right from the start that you're laughing your a$$ off. I didn't get paranormal from the story. It was more like the characters were more in tune with their sixth sense. Maybe more will be revealed in the next books in the series. I loved Jake and Matilda until they finally got together, then it was like Matilda had a complete personality shift and it was kind of off putting. She went from being smart and confident to being just smart with a complete lack of confidence. An impairment caused by her disease that didn't seem to bother in the first half of the book has now become front and center in this book. It was like "where the f*** did this come from?" Because it's never an issue before then. 🤷🏾‍♀️. I'm hoping the next book is more cohesive.

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Just WOW!!

I loved this book! Maggie M Lily is the best. I read this last year and was so impressed by the emotions you feel with the characters. I laughed, cried and loved this book. The audio book just brought it to life.

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Hard read

I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed Maddie until she turned into an insecure whining mess. I didn’t like her best friend at all. She didn’t seem like much of a friend throughout the book. I LOVED the Trellis family and they’re what kept me reading and why I’ll read the second one.