Thursday, May 26, 2022

Review-Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Publisher: Simon and Shuster for Young Readers
Published: May 31, 2022
Genre: YA Romance
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 5 stars

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Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this witty and romantic teen novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can get a girl who hates all things romance to fall in love with him in only three dates.

Prince Jones is the guy with all the answers—or so it seems. After all, at seventeen, he has his own segment on Detroit’s popular hip-hop show, Love Radio, where he dishes out advice to the brokenhearted.

Prince has always dreamed of becoming a DJ and falling in love. But being the main caretaker for his mother, who has multiple sclerosis, and his little brother means his dreams will stay just that and the only romances in his life are the ones he hears about from his listeners.

Until he meets Dani Ford.

Dani isn’t checking for anybody. She’s focused on her plan: ace senior year, score a scholarship, and move to New York City to become a famous author. But her college essay keeps tripping her up and acknowledging what’s blocking her means dealing with what happened at that party a few months ago.

And that’s one thing Dani can’t do.

When the romantic DJ meets the ambitious writer, sparks fly. Prince is smitten, but Dani’s not looking to get derailed. She gives Prince just three dates to convince her that he’s worth falling for.

Three dates for the love expert to take his own advice, and just maybe change two lives forever.

Wow. This was amazing. Love Radio is everything I love in YA romance. It had a swoony hero and the heroine was the perfect blend of vulnerable and strong. Prince Jones is the love expert on a radio show and he's only in high school! He gives love advice to those who need it. He's also charming and good. Dani is a little more closed off and at times a little judgmental. But is quickly put in her place when she makes the wrong assumption to Prince!

The story is more than just a light romance. It dealt with a heavy subject matter that I feel was handled realistically. It made me sad and I could see why Dani was the way she was. Which was standoffish and too herself. Then Prince came around and opened everything up. He was so amazing!! I need more books like this in my life.

I thought this was one of the best written this year and hope you pick up your copy from a local bookstore. It's romantic and real, and also has amazing characters that will embed themselves into your heart. So cheesy, but true!!

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author:
Ebony LaDelle is a marketing pusher by day, storyteller by night. Born in Michigan, awoken at Howard University, and cultivated in Brooklyn, Ebony can usually be found searching for her next live concert, scouting out the latest food craze to try, or being the undisputed Mom Friend of any group. She cohosted Why Not YA?, a @Belletrist and @EpicReads monthly video series where she interviewed authors in the young adult space. You can visit her online at and follow her on social @EbonyLaDelle.

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