Laid-off teacher Rowan Crosswhite becomes a phone-sex operator to make ends meet. She is weeding her garden while faking phone sex when Will Foster arrives to complain about charges from her service. When Will hires her to work for his landscaping service, both are careful about hoping for a lasting relationship. 1-900-Lover (3) by Rhonda Nelson is a pleasant read with humor and quirky, likeable characters. But the enjoyment is lessened by the lack of a real conflict.