Title: Tell Me Something Good
Author: Jamie Wesley
Series: One-on-One #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
Two radio show hosts. One show. Who will come out on top?
In a moment of restlessness, Tate Grayson sold his multimillion-dollar company and spun his love of sports into a radio talk show. Life, and love, is too short to take seriously—a fact he enjoys rubbing in uptight radio host Noelle Butler’s face.
After the death of her parents, a tragedy she blamed on herself, Noelle vowed to live a controlled, focused life. Now a psychologist, she channels her need for connection into her radio show. But when the arrogant sportscaster next door tells listeners men shouldn’t get married, she’s all too happy to yank the silver spoon out of his overprivileged mouth.
Their heated on-air arguments are a hit, but when the station director forces them to do a joint show for two weeks, Tate and Noelle object. They can’t stand each other, despite the attraction sizzling beneath every interaction. But if they can’t pull the struggling radio station back from the brink, they’ll lose their jobs. Or worse, their hearts.
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Opposites attract in a big way in this fun, easy romance between a well-organised advocate for love (Noelle) and a take-life-as-it comes anti-romance sportscaster (Tate). These two have nothing in common, except working at the same place, so when they’re made to work together for two and half weeks, everyone expects sparks to fly. And they do, igniting an irresistible chemistry between the two of them that’s impossible to deny.
I really liked Noelle. Despite what Tate initially thinks of her, I didn’t think she was uptight at all. Yes, she’s organised and prefers life to go to plan, but she isn’t immune to humour and although she doesn’t drink and is a little shy, she’s not one to stand in the way of other people’s fun. Nor is she naive in her belief in love. She’s smart and pragmatic and she treats her listeners like real people. Sure, she makes plenty of assumptions about Tate too, but it’s not like he went out of his way to prove her wrong during the first year of their acquaintance.
Despite his differences to Noelle, I liked Tate too. He may be rich and successful, but he’s not overly arrogant or a complete player. He has his reasons for not believing in love, but he’s not a jerk about it. He and Noelle just approach life from different angles.
When the pair of them get together – phew – their chemistry is hot! I loved the wary way they circled each other for the first bit of the book, before everything combusts. They’re great together – fun and funny, with plenty of wit and banter that becomes their way of flirting. I loved how Tate helps Noelle to relax, to let go of some of the hurt that’s been driving her life for so long, while in return she helps him see a different side of life and open up to softer emotions.
If you’re looking for something sweet and easy, with a bit of warm humour and a pleasant frisson of heat, then give this a try. The characters are likeable, their situation is interesting and the whole thing just made me smile. I can’t wait to read more from this author.
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