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Review: Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Love Radio is one of those books I started and immediately knew I was going to love. The characters sprung off the page. I fell in love with both Prince and Dani. It’s one of those dual POV stories where I can’t pick a favorite. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.


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.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

TW: sexual assault

The premise of Love Radio was enough for me to fall in love. But then almost immediately as I began reading, I fell in love with the depth of both Dani and Prince. With how Dani is searching for inspiration and healing through writing and creativity. To unlock these traumas within ourselves and begin to accept ourselves. Talk about some conversations that felt like they were talking directly to me. And with Prince for the weight of the world he carries on his shoulders.

All the pressure he feels to be there for his family combined with his desire to just live. The feeling of being torn between our desire to take care of our family with our desire to also experience our life. To stop witnessing it from the sidelines. Love Radio is a story about family and love. Family who calls us out, but also that have our back. I quickly became obsessed with both Prince and Dani and haven’t looked back since. This YA Contemporary debut delivers characters who are compassionate and endearing.

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They will keep you turning pages to find out their stories alone. Love Radio also focuses on self-love, on opening ourselves up to the possibility of accepting love. How it’s never our job to motivate someone, to provide their reason for moving. But how we can show someone the option, a chance at something different, and it’s their choice if they take it. Love Radio is full of heart. It’s precious and heart warming and I closed the book with a smile and a warm heart. Find Love Radio on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


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