Tell Me Something Good by Jamie Wesley

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Tell Me Something Good by Jamie Wesley
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (240 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Hawthorn

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.

I love stories where there’s a lot of tension and animosity between the main characters, tension that slowly grows into something different, something more. Tell Me Something Good has a nice amount of competitiveness and conflicts between Noelle and Tate, and each scene makes it clearer that the tension is the result of their mutual attraction and their fear to admit it. All this made the chemistry between Noelle and Tate sizzling.

Not that the stubborn Noelle would ever admit it. I found her an intriguing character with a lot of depth and emotional richness. Perhaps Tate was a bit more stereotypical than her, but he was still convincing in his role as the hero of the novel. Their slow realization of what they felt for each other was tantalizing and well paced. However, there was a slump in pace in the second half of the novel where there’s a long scene where Tate pampers Noelle. While it showed his feelings for her, I felt it was a bit overdone and went on for too long.

What was really great about Tell Me Something Good was the dialogue – very appropriate for a story with radio talk show hosts as the main characters. The verbal sparring between Noelle and Tate was very passionate and hot and it testified to the tension between them.

If you’re looking for a story with juicy dialogue and a heated conflict between the characters, this one’s for you. You’ll grow to love the emotionally scarred protagonists, laugh at their bickering and melt as they grow to love each other. This novel has something good to tell you.

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