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Posted July 2, 2014
Cassie King is the host of a night time radio talk show with different guests most nights. One night her guest could not make it at the last minute so her producer nabbed a visiting Australian man, Zack, to fill in. Nobody told Cassie that he wasn't the sex therapist she expected so she asked the questions she had planned. It turned out to be an hilarious show and the listeners loved the banter between Cassie and Zach, sending their ratings through the roof. The producer asked Zack to continue with the show for another week so the ratings would continue to go up.
Night Talk was a fun, fast-paced story with a romantic side that I loved. Cassie's character was well developed giving us a look at her history with her ex-husband which made us understand why she didn't want to get into a relationship. Zack was a patient, gorgeous Australian man who felt a connection with Cassie immediately. This connection helped make the show such a hit.
When I won this book in a giveaway I had no desire to read it right away because of the title. I expected this to be erotica and didn't think I would like this book very much but I was wrong. In fact, I really liked it. I liked the writing style of the author very much and particularly liked the way the 'bad guy' was dealt with in this story. I was irritated at how often the term Down Under was used instead of Australia. That aside, I would recommend this book.
Posted July 24, 2013
Fun and light especially in the witty and sexy exchanges on the air... The love story loses its bite once the radio's door is closed...
I'm a little hard in my review because the synopsis and some of the narrative were pretty good. But, I found the story a bit irregular. The text hangs you up, makes you smile and makes you wait, wait, before finishing smoothly. And it's during the waiting period that I was grinding my teeth!
As for characters, I enjoyed Zac's humor. However, too much shadows still hang over him while I finished the story. Where does he find the money to sign a check for the mother at hospital ? Why does he look embarrassed when Cassie talks about his job?
As for Cassie, she is lovely but I was not really excited by her personnality. I think Adam had some potential as well as Leon.
I expected a fun romance and the author gave it to me. But I've really liked the humor and reparties of the two heros on air. I would have love to find the same animation in the daily dialogues. It was as if some parts were still unfinished...
Posted July 10, 2013
Night Talk by Maxine Sullivan: Cassie King is a recently divorced Chicagoan, attempting to make a name for herself in the world of evening talk radio. One night, Cassie's guest interview, a sex therapist, fails to show up. Leon, her producer and very good friend, is able to get a substitute with only minutes to airtime. Cassie has no idea that the man she is chatting with is vacationer Zac Ryan, a hot, sexy, Australian electrician. Zac is in the States for three weeks visiting his best friend Adam, who is in the studio talking about his toy soldier hobby on another radio show.
The on-air banter between Cassie and Zac is witty and sexually charged, even after Cassie realizes that Zac is not a sex therapist. Both of them are able to improvise, poke fun at each other and share interesting anecdotes, chatting as if they have known each other for years. The radio audience loves them and the talk show ratings go through the roof. Needless to say, Leon asks Zac to do some additional guest segments. Cassie and Zac's immediate chemistry transcends off the air as well. They begin seeing each other and sparks ignite high in the sky.
Cassie is divorced because her now ex-husband Steven cheated on her, in addition to crushing her emotionally. Overtime, Steven has become a bitter, self-centered rat that blames others for his problems. He has hooked his claws into Alicia, a very wealthy young woman, whose Daddy keeps a close eye on all things, including Steven. In order for Steven to partake in Alicia's money, he has to make her Daddy happy and he will do anything to stay in his good graces. Even if that includes sabotaging Cassie's radio show, kidnapping her dog or sending letters of complaint to the hospital she volunteers for.
Erin, Zac's ex-fiancee, decides to visit Zac in the States and shows up at the radio station with Adam. About six months ago, Erin was in a very bad car accident that caused her mentality to alter. She became detached and unapproachable, and their relationship was unsustainable. She believes she wants Zac back, but after some necessary talking, she realizes they were not meant to be. Interestingly enough, Adam is actually in love with her.
Night Talk by Maxine Sullivan is a fun and entertaining read. Luckily, Cassie and Zac's love is able to overcome Steven's shenanigans, Erin's instability and Adam's jealousy.