Love Comes Calling
by Siri Mitchell
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Synopsis: When a look-alike friend asks Ellis Eton to fill in for her as a telephone operator, Ellis jumps at the chance. For her, the job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get Ellis a start in the movies. She's tired of always being a disappointment to her traditional Boston family, and though she can't deny the way he makes her head spin, she knows she's not good enough for Griffin Phillips, either. It's simple: avoid Griff's attentions, work, and get paid. But in typical Ellis fashion, her simple plan spirals out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call...with her very own Griff as the target.
from the back of the book
Review: I picked up this book off the new fiction section at my library thinking that it would be a nice easy read that had a good story. But this novel certainly failed to deliver. I really wanted to stop reading after less than 50 pages but I forced myself to keep going to see if it would get better because the ratings that I saw for this book were favorable. I let myself stop after 110 pages. Ellis seems like such a flighty and ditsy girl who didn't make for a great protagonist. I read later in the author's notes that Mitchell purposely gave Ellis "impulsive, restless minds" that would be diagnosed as ADHD these days. I didn't get this at all from the character. Ellis just annoyed me. Her behavior seemed so young and immature and I just didn't want to keep reading about her.