Love Radio: Book summary and reviews of Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Love Radio

by Ebony LaDelle

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Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle
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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.

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"Both wholly modern and interwoven with nostalgic cultural references, debut author LaDelle's romance blends comedic banter and poignant connection in a story about two Black teens giving love a chance...The teens' connection acts as the story's warming center...foregrounding young Black love in themes of community, creative passion, and deep appreciation of Black culture." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"LaDelle does a fantastic job of bringing the complex, dynamic personalities and relationships of her characters to life while highlighting romantic, familial, and platonic love as well as self-love. Strong pacing allows the storylines to flow organically. Readers will find themselves hooked from the first page to the last. A sweet, charming story with both heartwarming and heart-rending moments." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Prepare to swoon: LaDelle's Love Radio gives voice to some of the sweetest hopes and the hardest truths. Readers won't be able to get enough of these dope-ass characters." - Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land

"We've been waiting for an author like Ebony LaDelle. Love Radio is mega swoonworthy, effortlessly cool, and full of heart. Turn this one all the way up." - Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue and One Last Stop

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Ebony LaDelle

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.

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