Talk British to Me

Talk British to Me

by Robin Bielman

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ISBN-13: 9781640631588
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/19/2017
Series: Wherever You Go Series , #1
Pages: 345
Sales rank: 1,216,642
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can't live without jump starts most of her story ideas.

She loves to frequent coffee shops, take hikes with her hubby, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty,dog Harry. She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. To keep in touch sign up for her newsletter on her website athttp://robinbielman.com

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Talk British To Me

Wherever You Go Series


By Robin Bielman

Entangled Publishing, LLC

Copyright © 2017 Robin Bielman
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-63375-963-3


CHAPTER 1

Teague

"He did not just say that."

"He did," I confirm as a collective gasp makes its way around the coffee shop. It's not a surprised gasp, because with a ridiculously sexy voice like Bennett's, he can say anything he wants and get away with it. But more like a jealous gasp. Because we all secretly wish he'd say dirty things to us without anyone else around.

Okay, I secretly wish that. Not sure about everyone else.

Until I glance at our usual Monday morning customers and notice faraway looks on all their faces. Even the guys wear an expression that says damn.

"I mean, since when can you say fuck on the radio?" Harper asks quietly. She's leaning against the back counter, arms crossed under her boobs in a way that pushes them up even higher than normal.

"Since it sounds a lot nicer with a British accent?" I offer, but I'm sure it's because whoever had their finger over the censor button was lost to the sound of Bennett's voice, too.

She smiles and nods her agreement. The f-word comes out of my best friend's mouth regularly, so she's just fallen a little bit more in love with Bennett.

There's more than three million people in Los Angeles, and I'm pretty sure all of them — the single ones, anyway — tune in to Bennett's weekly radio report on dating. Everything is at a standstill in the coffee shop as we listen to him talk about his weekend escapades. Our customers are happy to wait for their orders so none of us misses a word he says.

The guy is a cocky Prince Charming, and for the rest of the week we'll dissect everything he says in hopes of figuring out the magic formula to turn dating into love.

Not that I know anything about dating at the moment. Thanks to my dirtbag ex-boyfriend, my self-imposed hiatus from the opposite sex is still in effect.

I close my eyes and let Bennett's voice glide over me. It's playful and sinful, and makes Mondays feel like Fridays.

"Teague?" a guy says.

My eyes fly open and I spin around. I have no idea who this person is on the other side of the register, and my confusion must show on my face because Mr. Twentysomething Suit and Tie gestures to his back.

I'm still at a loss.

He gestures to my back. I reach behind me, and sure enough I find a piece of paper stuck to my white polo shirt. I pull it off and read what it says. Hello, my name is Teague. Thought you should know the name of the girl whose ass you keep staring at.

I am going to kill Harper.

She grins — along with our two other coworkers — when I glare at her and scrunch up the paper. My cute stranger is about to say something, but I shush him with a finger to my lips. Bennett is talking about the pro-flirt move a girl made on him and how it had him thinking about where her hands could go later. Casually touching a guy's shoulder or arm, he says, is the right move to show you're interested. He talks a little more and then says good-bye.

Harper turns off the radio. The coffeehouse resumes its normal liveliness — movement, conversations, the whirring of the blenders kicking into high gear — and we girls get back to business.

"Know the Score fans, huh?" my new customer says with a nice smile that meets his friendly brown eyes. Know the Score is the name of Bennett's dating report.

I toss the crinkled paper in my hand into the trash can. "I think you could safely say we're superfans. What can I get you?"

"Large coffee with a little ice, please."

"Anything else?"

"That'll do it."

I grab his drink and place it beside the register for him to pick up after he pays. He hands me a hundred-dollar bill, which I dutifully inspect for forgery, then tuck it in the register and give him his change. He puts all of it in the glass tip jar.

My attention bounces from the jar to his face. "Thank you," I say with genuine gratitude.

"It's a nice ass, Teague." He winks at me, raises his coffee in goodbye, and walks away. My jaw drops. I'm not sure if I should feel flattered or cheapened. Would the guy have skipped the tip if he didn't like my rear end? I'm definitely not in my small hometown of Cascade, Oregon, anymore.

Harper spanks my butt. "Yes it is."

"Stop it."

"Hot Beverly Hills Boy wants a piece of it," she adds.

"Shut up." I glance toward the front doors as he pushes through them. Does he?

Harper leans over to whisper in my ear. "He does. And before your vagina shrivels up and goes into a coma, you are coming out with me this weekend."

I open my mouth to argue, but she cuts me off with, "No more hiding out in your room to read or take online classes."

With my eyes on the floor-to-ceiling front windows, I see my big tipper turn his head to look in my direction. I'm not sure if he can see me, but I don't miss the good-natured smile on his face. "Okay," I say, granting my roommate's request.

Honestly, I'm tired of holing up in my room studying to be a freelance travel writer. So far the stories I've pitched have been rejected, which makes me think maybe I need a break from trying so hard. I barely had to study to get my bachelor's degree in math, graduating with honors several months ago. I thought I wanted to be a teacher. I was wrong.

For the next forty-five minutes we're slammed with customers who have to be at work or school or just need a caffeine fix to face the day. At eight fifty, I load up my to-go tray with two lattes, one mocha, and one double macchiato. "I'll be back," I call out.

The April sun feels really good on my face, and as happens every morning that I make my delivery, "Walking on Sunshine" plays in my head. When I was little, my mom sang it to me the minute the sun came out after a rainstorm. We get tons of rain on the Oregon coast, so she sang it a lot.

Since I landed in L.A. two months ago, my mom calls or texts me every Tuesday. My dad every Friday. They're all about tag-teaming me and that's okay. When I told them I was moving here, they had to sit down and catch their breath. I'm the baby of the family. My wings were supposed to stay clipped. But as much as I love my parents and being close to them, I need to be on my own.

And even though I worry about money now, I'm happy with my decision. When I left home, I left the safety and security of living where I grew up. I own my car, my clothes, and my laptop. My rent isn't too crazy, thanks to rooming with Harper, but if I don't figure out something to supplement my coffee paychecks soon, my savings will run out. And I can't let that happen.

I met Harper McKinney my first day at the University of Oregon, and we took to each other like peanut butter and jelly. We're totally different but complement each other perfectly. She's loud to my quiet, tough to my soft, careless to my careful. She's the flip side of me, and I love her like a sister. My mom and dad love her, too. Which made the move a lot more bearable for them. I wouldn't be without any family here.

I arrive at the shiny glass building for Gabrielle Gallagher, Wedding Consultant, with two minutes to spare. Briggs is at the security desk but on the telephone, so I give him a quick wave. I take the elevator up to the third floor, exit the lift, and enter the opulent office space behind suite 302.

For the first time in my weeks of delivery, Ms. Gallagher's assistant isn't at her desk. I'm not sure if I should leave the coffee drinks without acknowledgment, so I wait. She'll probably be right back. From what I've witnessed on my brief visits here, Ms. Gallagher likes her beverage delivered into her hand immediately. At exactly 9:00 a.m.

"It's extremely unprofessional to have no backup plan in this situation."

At the sound of the feminine voice, I turn toward Ms. Gallagher's office. She comes into view through open French doors. She's talking into a headset, her hands on her slender hips as she paces.

"Of course I could send someone, but that's not the issue. Your promise of delivery is."

She's wearing a fuchsia silk blouse tucked into a white pencil skirt, with black heels that I'm sure cost more than six months of my rent, and her long black hair is pulled back into a sleek ponytail. She's stunning for a woman in her forties. Intimidating, too. Especially when she looks up and her sculpted eyebrows pinch together at the sight of me.

Her assistant is still MIA, so in a quick decision, I put the coffees down on her desk, grab the macchiato, and hurry it over to her. Inside her office space, it's like I've stepped into the pages of an ultrachic design magazine. Everything is stark white, save for the ironwork on several furniture pieces and the massive pastel-colored fresh flower arrangement sitting atop a round glass table underneath a crystal chandelier.

I hand her the coffee, hoping I haven't made a huge error in judgment. She eyes me up and down, assessing. I've no idea what she sees and don't care, but if I've stepped over some line and she calls the coffee shop to complain, I could lose my job. Worry settles uncomfortably tight in my chest.

When the cup is firmly in her hand, I smile and turn to leave. I pray the second I'm out of sight, she'll forget all about me.

"Hold on," she says in a stern voice.

I'm not sure if she's talking to the person on the phone or me, so I twist around to be sure. She moves the mouthpiece to the side. "I need you to pick something up for me."

"Me?"

"You're the only other person in the room. Yes, you."

"I'm sorry, but I've got a job to get back to."

"It can wait." She moves around her desk and jots something down on a piece of paper. Then, moving the mouthpiece back into place, she says, "I'll have someone there to pick up the bag in fifteen minutes. If it meets with my approval, I expect you'll adjust the price by ten percent."

I look over my shoulder. The reception area is still empty. The offices down the hall have their doors closed.

Ms. Gallagher sits in the white leather swivel chair behind her massive desk. "No, you did not misunderstand me. If my bride weren't already on her way here, I'd cancel our order with you and go with someone else. In fact —"

A slow, devilish smile curves the corners of her red lips. "Thank you." She slides off the slim black headphone and places it on the desk. Her attention moves to a neat stack of binders before she lifts a piece of paper and, without making eye contact, waves it at me. "Here's where I need you to go. Let them know Gabrielle Gallagher sent you and I'll see you back here in thirty minutes." Her dismissive tone is insulting. Not at all how my parents raised me to talk to people.

"Isn't this a job for your assistant?"

She raises her head. Her dark eyes appraise me again with some sort of magnetic pull, because my feet are involuntarily moving toward her desk to take the piece of paper and help her out. "Yes."

"I'm confused why you need me, then."

"Do you see my assistant, Miss ...?"

"Watters. And no."

"Exactly." She shakes the paper at me in dismissal, dropping her gaze to a huge stack of papers on her desk.

Wow. Talk about rude. I should say no and walk away. I know I should. The problem is I suck at saying no. And I double suck at leaving someone in a lurch. Even if she deserves to figure this out on her own. Maybe she's just had a really bad morning at home and she's taking it out on me.

No, that's not it. I've heard her bark orders from her desk. I've seen her assistant on edge when I walk through the door.

I pluck the note from her fingertips, noticing out of the corner of my eye that the papers on her desk are résumés. I read the address she's handed me and have no clue where it is.

She glances up. "You're wasting my time."

Her time. As if mine doesn't matter. I'm grateful the girls at the coffee shop will have my back if I'm gone longer than usual, but I'm starting to reconsider my good deed.

"I'm sorry. I left my crystal ball at home."

"Excuse me?" she says snidely.

"I have no idea where this is or how you think I'm going to get there and back in thirty minutes. Unless it's just down the street?" I don't even have a car at the coffee shop. Harper drove us to work this morning.

She blinks her long, dark eyelashes at me like she can't believe her ears. That's right, Ms. Gallagher, if you aren't going to adjust your attitude, then I guess I'll adjust mine.

"Do you have a driver's license?" "I'm twenty-two," I say in a huff.

"That doesn't answer my question."

"Yes."

"Here," she says, pulling a key fob out of her very expensive-looking handbag. "My car is in space number two. Use the navigation system to get to the address."

"Seriously?" The woman must be really desperate. Or have a fleet of cars parked in her driveway, so my taking whatever is downstairs for a spin is no big deal.

"Miss Watters, I'm always serious, and unfortunately in need of your help this morning, so if you could please hurry along I'll have compensation for you when you return."

"In cash?" I ask jokingly, and take the key. Because really, this is the weirdest, most ridiculous thing to ever happen to me. And I'm not going to accept any compensation from her.

She levels me with shrewd eyes while she sips her coffee. From behind me I hear one of the office doors open. The sound of heels click-clacking on the marble flooring follows. "Gabrielle, I just got off the phone with — Oh, excuse me."

"It's okay," Gabrielle says. "Miss Watters was just leaving."

I look between the two women before saying, "Right."

"Thirty minutes," she says to my back. I'm going to take at least thirtyone, just because.

Huh. I think my backbone is growing.


* * *

"Hi, Briggs," I say after stepping off the elevator and into the lobby.

"Hello, Teague. How are you on this fine morning?" He smiles his warm, friendly smile that reminds me of Denzel Washington. When I told him that a couple of weeks ago, he confessed he was actually Mr. Washington's stunt double. I'm friendly with a man who worked in the film business! I'm starstruck every time I see a celebrity or meet someone in the entertainment industry, which is super common here in L.A. If I want to fit in, I really need to chill.

"I'm good, but forgetful and don't have my cell. Think I could use your phone for a minute?" "Of course."

In my rush to follow Harper out the door this morning, I left my cell at home, and I want to call the coffee shop to tell her why I'll be late getting back. After I hang up, Briggs looks at me with kind regard and says, "Drive safely."

"Thanks. Hey, how was your granddaughter's birthday party?" "Spectacular."

I grin and give him a wave good-bye before heading down to the parking garage.

Ms. Gallagher's car is a sleek black convertible Mercedes. It's shiny without a speck of dirt on it. The windows are tinted. I carefully open the driver's-side door and find that the plush interior is almost as soft as my bed. I plug the address into the navigation system and proceed to drive like an eighty-year-old woman. I really want to put the top down, but I don't dare.

My pickup is only a few miles away, thank goodness, and I let out a deep breath when I arrive without incident. The woman who hands me the large white Gucci leather tote talks a mile a minute about the "OOT bag" and apologizes profusely for being unable to deliver it. I tell her no worries and then hope I didn't say the wrong thing.

I mean, it's just a tote filled with stuff. Upon closer examination, I think it's a welcome gift for out-of-town guests. OOT bag. Out of town. I smile at the powers of deduction I didn't know I had. I may have dreamed about my wedding, but OOT bags weren't part of the fantasy. Reading the tag attached to the handle — Welcome to Beverly Hills and our weekend wedding ~ Enjoy some treats and our favorite places in our hometown. xo Madison & Henry — confirms I'm right.

Holy crap. They're giving away Gucci bags like they're from the Oriental Trading Company. Not wanting to endanger this precious cargo, I secure the bag with a seat belt in the passenger seat beside me.

Two car horns blare at me on my way back. Whatever. I'd have to sell my soul to the devil if anything happened to this car in order to pay for the damage. Just before I pull into the underground parking structure, a large brownish splat paints the windshield. That beauty I don't have to pay for, and I giggle.

When I get off the elevator on the third floor, Ms. Gallagher's assistant is still missing, so I head straight back to hand-deliver the tote myself.

"Finally," Ms. Gallagher says. A blonde woman sitting across the desk from her turns her head.


(Continues...)

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Talk British to Me 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
After reading the blurb, teasers, and a few reviews I was expecting a lot from TALK BRITISH TO ME. I have never read a book by Robin Bielman before, but I was expecting to be impressed. Not only was I not disappointed, my expectations were exceeded. LOVE. LOVE. LOVED Mateo and Teague... and Bennett. And Harper, and Briggs, and Zoe, and Elliott, and Erin, and the rest of Mateo's flirty friends who I hope to read more about soon. Mateo Gallagher is flirty, charming, tall, dark, hot and sexy, and dirty talking and cocky -- completely full of himself in a very irresistible way. He adds a British accent to this and charms his way into the hearts of women over the radio anonymously as Bennett, the Dating Guy. That's right, it's his job to date numerous women and then give pointers to men and women about what to do and not to do out in the dating world to find their true love. Mateo love his job and has no intentions of settling down with just one girl. Let me just say right here, one of my favorite aspects of the story was how staff and customers alike at Teague's coffee shop shushed and stopped what they were doing so everyone could hear the Dating Guy's broadcasts, and then the minute it was over the mute was off and the bustle back on. Teague Watters has recently graduated from college and moved from a small town in Oregon to come to make it as a travel writer in the big city of Los Angeles. She is as girl-next-door wholesome as they come. She may still be a relationship kind of girl, but she's already had her heart broken once and is not interested in a repeat. She knows Mateo is way out of her league and nothing but trouble the minute she runs into him, literally runs into him. I love that she doesn't fall for his lines or at his feet like so many other women do, and so does he. She's a breath of fresh air that he finds impossible to resist. Lucky for him they keep running into each other since she keeps blowing him off. Even though he knows he's all wrong for her, he gets her to at least agree to hang out as friends because he can't help wanting more and more time with her. Mateo and Teague have chemistry to burn, but its a slow burn per the friendship restrictions they agree to even though both of them are falling hard. The author does a great job building the anticipation of when these two will finally get together. She throws in several twists and roadblocks. Gives us plenty of entertainment to keep us interested and busy, while we wait, not the least of which being "Tayo's" adorable little six year old neighbor, Zoe, who has him twisted around her little finger with her sassy, pull no punches attitude. But also the various bride drama (Teague gets a job as the assistant for a wedding consultant) and the hilarity that is Harper, Teague's best friend and roommate. Great character building and dialogue -- the banter is awesome! This story is well-rounded, hilarious, sexy, and romantic. Even Mateo, for all he goes on about what a serial dater he is, his broadcasts as Bennett are insightful and have that bit of romance about them. Great story! Highly recommend you read it. 4.5 stars ~Complimentary copy downloaded from NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Talk British to Me by Robin Bielman. Teague Watters left her small town in Oregon after being publically dumped by her boyfriend to live and work with her best friend and former college roommate, Harper. Every Monday morning, Teague, Harper and all the customers in a coffee shop in Los Angeles where they work, stop to listen to Bennett, the Dating Guy on a morning radio show. Bennett gives out dating advice from his experiences and observations, all with a sexy British accent. One day while delivering an order from the coffee shop, Teague ends up with a second job working for Gabrielle Gallagher, a wedding planner. Somehow, Teague keeps literally bumping into Mateo Gallagher and the two decide to become friends. But Mateo has a secret; he is the man behind Bennett and due to his contract is not allowed to get serious with any girl. This put a damper on Mateo as he develops feelings for Teague and she for him. This becomes a problem which he needs to figure out how to solve. I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. Ms. Bielman is a wonderful story teller drawing me into her books, making me forget the world around me. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
KaraS More than 1 year ago
Witty, funny, swoony, heartfelt – everything rolled up into one delightful read. Teague is learning her way in her first foray into being independent. The way she lands a new job gives us real insight into the person that she is – kind, caring, and willing to help anyone out of a fix. When she first sees Mateo – she recognizes him for the player he is and has no intention of “going there”. The “Dating Guy” insights are hilarious. Is he cocky – to be sure, but it’s in such a charming way that you are as charmed as Teague becomes. “Just because I hit it and quit it doesn’t mean I don’t treat my date like she walks on water.” And his “Tayo” side – oh my – that will get your heart to fluttering. I enjoyed this book immensely. Teague is a strong female character who is only willing to put up with so much and Mateo learns a lot about humility and putting others before himself. Do not hesitate – you want to read this book!! I submitted a request to the publisher to read and voluntarily review an advance reader's copy of this book.
CeeCeeHouston More than 1 year ago
This is a hot, tempting NA novel. It was sweet, sexy, and funny. Lots of laugh out loud moments and some ‘awe he’s so sweet’ ones too. Mateo and Teague are both in their early twenties, just starting out in their careers. They meet in a bar, when they literally bump into one another, prompting the first if many laughs in this book. Mateo has a secret that no one knows about. He’s L,A’s hottest new radio star. He’s also the son of Teague’s unexpected boss. Teague is thrown in at the deep end when Gabrielle Gallagher decides in the spur of the moment to employ the coffee shop barista to be her next assistant. Teague is stunned but the giant paycheck sways her and she goes along with it. Gabrielle is the proverbial boss from hell. I would have walked out the 1st day lol. The job offers lots of fun adventures and some crazy escapades along the way, not least of which is bumping into Mateo again, minus the hot sauce from their first encounter. When Gabrielle discovers that they know each other, she tells Mateo to stay away from Teague, but not for Teague’s sake. No, Gabrielle deems Teague to be too far below Mateo for him to be seen out with her, Mateo has a mind and a will of his own and chooses to ignore his mom. Wanting to get to know Teague better, he agrees to be just friends. At least until she succumbs and lets him into her pants. I really enjoyed the slower approach, and longer burn this story took, but when it got to the hot and steamy parts I wasn’t disappointed. But the story as a whole was just so endearing and kept me smiling, well mostly. Not when Mateo was being a douche, but thankfully that didn’t happen much. I’m really looking forward to the next book in this series.
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
TOTALLY FELL LOVE WITH THE BOOK AND THE CHARACTERS!!!! 5 Stars isn’t anywhere enough stars for this romantic comedy. Talk British to Me ranks as one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS! I read it in 24 hours! Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. I had to force myself to get at least a few hours of sleep. Mateo is the host of a hit radio show that gives a single guy’s perspective on dating. He dates a lot and quite a few women have ended up in his bed. It’s the perfect job for him even if he has a no relationship clause in his contract…he’s no where near ready to settle down that is until he literally runs into Teague. He’s mesmerized from that moment on. He knows there is something special about her from that moment. Too bad she is the girl that you would commit to. Plus, she wants nothing to do with him. He isn’t used to being given the brush-off. Luckily for us, readers, Teague later agrees to Mateo’s offer of friendship…just friends, after finding out her new boss is Mateo’s mother. No way does she want to lose her job. But, the sparks are way TOO hot!!!! I wondered how long it would take them to give into each other. I knew when they did everything would change. I loved the storyline. There were little secrets kept, like Mateo’s identity as Bennett. He has perfected the British accent he uses for the show, so Teague has no idea who he really is! I loved the slow build-up and electric sexual chemistry that the author used to keep me interested. It was perfect timing. As I was waiting for the inevitable to happen, a friendship developed between them. So, it wasn’t just lust, a deep caring bond occurred between them; one that lasts a lifetime. OMG! I loved the characters, even Mateo’s hard butt Momma. I adored the friendship between Teague and her BFF, Harper. Bielman sums it up perfectly: “We’re totally different but complement each other perfectly. She’s the loud to my quiet, tough to my soft, careless to my careful. She’s the flip side of me, and I love her like a sister.” ~ Teague Who wouldn’t fall in love with Teague? She is just so adorable and has no problem showing others kindness. “She is so d$$$ considerate she must have unicorn in her, because I’ve yet to meet a girl as selfless as she is.” ~ Mateo As sweet as she is, she also has a backbone and doesn’t let others run over her. That is part of her appeal to both Mateo’s mother and Mateo himself. She finds him irresistible yet she doesn’t fawn all over him like other girls do. She sees him for just who he is…flaws and all. “No one has ever looked at me the way she does, with honest-to-goodness, genuine consideration and interest. Like she doesn’t give a s$$$ what everyone else knows or sees. She wants to know the real me.” ~Mateo Speaking of Mateo, he might have a huge ego, but underneath it all, he really is a sweet guy. I discovered he isn’t single because he wants to perpetually be a bachelor. He was hurt deeply by his ex’ just like Teague was. So, the two are helping each other heal. I loved seeing him fall for her. “I’m completely taken with this girl. Her kiss. Her body. Her humor, intelligence, and genuine sweetness. She’s the kind of air I want to breathe in every single day.” ~ Mateo This book is as perfect as a book can be! It has it all: romance, spice, friendship, humor, and great characters! I love how the writer hinted that there may be a future book about Harper and possibly Levi! I can’t wait for that one. If you want a book that will leave you weak i
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Talk British to Me (Wherever You Go) by Robin Bielman This is Mateo and Teague's story. This was a fun and steamy romance. I fell in love with Teague and Mateo. So, if you like a fun romance with a lot of spice then this book is for you. I laughed so much reading Teague and Mateo's story. They both had things that they thought they wanted in life. Sometimes in life we don't see what's right in front of us. Will Teague and Mateo take a chance on love or let it pass them by? You just need to read their story. FYI, contains mature content.  I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Mateo has a secret; he is the sexy British dating advice guy whose radio voice everyone is swooning over. In reality he is a sexy American SoCal guy who is just as gorgeous and lovely as his mystery alias and is enjoying the job of dating and observing others to share his observations with his adoring public, because it also leaves time free to pursue his charity work coaching soccer for underprivelaged kids. Teague is a busy gal working in a local coffee shop while studying to be a travel writer and searching for her ideal job. A series of coincidences bring the two together while work rules try to keep them apart and misunderstandings as well as nerves throw roadblocks in the way, but there are oh so many sexy moments and swoon worthy talks here that will keep the reader pulled in until the end of this excellent read. If you are a fan of modern adult romances with comic moments and some truely steamy sections, then this should be your next read and don't be suprised if it ends up full of highlights or in your favorites list because there are parts worth repeating again and again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe I should stop ready New Adult Romance - it was a good read, but that's it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
momof3boysj More than 1 year ago
Fast-paced, smexy, and fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice quick read, great sexual tension, cute premise.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
I freaking loved this book!! Reading Teague come out of her shell and go for what she wanted was so much fun! As I started reading I noticed some familiar names and sure enough, Teague is the younger sister from one if Ms. Bielman's other series. It was a nice surprise to see the other characters again. I adored Teague and her best friend Harper in this book. They were both very likeable, hilarious, and complete opposites, but always there for one another. Then there is Mateo. He comes across as arrogant and thinking he is God's gift to women at times, but Teague definitely puts him in his place. I love that he cannot stay away from her or not touch her or not have her in his life. Of course there were a couple of times he needed some sense knocked into him, but he finally got it, and made it all better. Mateo was a really decent guy, loyal and caring to his friends and family and oozed charm with sex appeal. I really enjoyed reading this book and stayed up all night just to finish it. I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Loved! I absolutely adored Mateo's voice--his cocky confidence in himself and his abilities was so much fun to read! (And made it all that much more meaningful when he started to question things he'd never questioned before!) Teague wasn't too bad herself--plus, she was so easy to identify with--really, I just had so much fun with this one. There are many, many highlighted passages in my digital version, and there may have been a few instances of snort-laughing. Though I'll never tell. ;) The secondary characters here are a lot of fun too--Teague's BFF Harper and Mateo's roommate Levi are clearly being set up for a future series book (yay!), plus they have a third roommate (double yay!), and don't even get me started on Zoe, their six-year-old next door neighbor and the cutest kid (sadly only fictionally) alive--Ms. Bielman made them all come alive on the page, and made you want to become besties with every single one of them. The first in a new series, Talk British to Me (and OMG, that title leads me to one of my favorite bits, at the very end) is also being referred to as a standalone, but if you really want more of these characters and don't feel like waiting for book two, Teague's the younger sister of Luke from Kissing the Maid of Honor and Erin from Wild About Her Wingman in the Secret Wishes series. You're welcome ;) Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
My day gets a little brighter EVERY time I read one of Robin Bielman's sizzling, sweet, romantic books. This is book one in the Wherever You Go series and it features Mateo Gallagher and Teague Watters. This wildly romantic story is full of fabulous characters, self reflection, friends and lots of loving and caring family. Teague and Mateo have undeniable chemistry that shows every time they're together. I didn't like how easy it was for him to hurt her. He was able to easily explain away certain situations and she, too naïvely in my opinion, accepted those excuses. Other than those couple of incidences, the story line was sweet, romantic, funny and a little sad but mostly sweet. And Mateo…SEXY! As I was reading I had the perfect tone of voice in my mind for Mateo and Bennett. YUM! And that cover? It sets the tone for the very sexy Bennett! As always I can't wait for the next book from this amazing author. Oh, and now I'd like a hammock of my own. (wink,wink)
CCarroll More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun read. I love it when the authors take the time to develop an interesting and totally unique plot. This is not a run-of-the-mill romance story but it does lean into the chick-lit and even rom-com categories a bit. I love the fact that this is a lighthearted read that is without a ton of drama and angst. The author took her time developing the characters along with a great deal of sexual tension and anticipation. Robin Bielman never fails to deliver a engaging and captivating read. Sweet and saucy, this series is definitely going to be one to lighten your heart and enjoy to the fullest. * copy received for review consideration
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BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Imagine if you will a mash-up of The Devil Wears Prada, Hitch and one of those 1950s/1960s comedies starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day where he wants to have an affair and she wants to get married (Lover Come Back apparently). Well this book reminds me of that! Mateo Gallagher is the son of a wealthy LA family, after a broken leg ended his soccer career before it began, and lost him his girlfriend, he began playing the field. A random one-night stand with a radio producer led to him having a morning dating radio programme called 'The Dating Guy' where he imparts his wisdom on dating and women to the world. There are three conditions: anonymity, secrecy and Mateo must stay single. As the world's greatest gift to women Mateo loves his job and it comes easy to him. He is happy with the conditions, he wouldn't want his parents to be embarrassed by what he does/ says on the radio and so he calls himself "Bennett" and fakes a British accent. Teague Watters is the baby of her family. Coming from a small town where everyone knows her and her business she has moved to LA to be with her BFF Harley (about whom more anon), she is working in a coffee shop when she gets offered the job as assistant to wedding planner extraordinaire Gabrielle Gallagher whilst delivering coffee to Gabrielle's offices. Teague is smalltown girl writ large. But she's clever and motivated and has a 'can-do' attitude, no matter what her bitchy boss says or does. Mateo and Teague run into each other (literally) in a bar, he is captivated, she less so. They run into each other again shortly afterwards whilst Teague is trying to deliver some wedding invitations which is when they realise that Mateo's mother is none other than Teague's new boss. Now there is even more reason for the Dating Guy to stay away from Teague, other than the fact that she has 'girlfriend material' written all over her. This is not the book I thought it was, when I read the blurb I thought there would be a lot of Bennett's opinions on girls and dating but there are surprisingly few, like maybe six. Really this book is all about Teague, although Mateo has to go on more of an emotional journey. With the exception of Harper (who I loathed), I loved the characters in this book and would happily read their stories. Harper was a foul-mouthed, embarrassment who could easily have got Teague fired by gate-crashing her professional engagements and acting inappropriately. I guess she was supposed to be wacky and funny but caring - she failed, she just seemed like that 'friend' who doesn't know when she's crossed the line and is really immature. Unfortunately I think she will be the subject of the next book :( Anyhoo, I thought this was going to be a typical NA/YA novel where the guy is a jerk and the girl is a doormat (or terribly scarred from an horrific childhood trauma - take you pick) and I left it on my TBR pile until Wendy's fantastic review persuaded me to give it another chance. Mateo is a great guy, loves kids, loves his family, does charitable work - just love him! He could be my new book toyboy! I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
Teague is having quite the year. Moving to a new city, getting a new job, and being pursued by a hottie. Honest almost to a fault, people will walk over her if she's not careful. This includes her new boss. Mateo is glad to be friends with Teague. He knows she is the forever kind. He cannot be in a committed relationship right now, or his career will be crushed. So he settles. Scared of his secrets coming to light, he makes the most of his friendship with the best friend he has had in some time. Sexy and sweet, this book moves at a good pace and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. There is so many surprises inside, this book is worth the read. Glad to have the humor to break up the heart crushing pieces, this story kept me turning the page! ***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
heartwarming and entertaining read with Talk British to Me I really had fun reading this story. It was very interesting and the plot was captivating. This is a light-hearted, fun and sexy romance that kept me entertained with all the interesting characters interwoven throughout the story. The main characters Mateo and Teague were a great pair. They had fantastic chemistry with witty and flirtatious banter. This is a story that is set on the radio, with L.A.‘s top morning show and its not a inta-love story but more of a slow burner romance which definitely throws off a lot of heat and heart. Talk British to Me is the start to the Wherever You Go series. I loved book 1 and I would be interested to see what the next book will hold. I adored Mateo and his sexy accent , I loved Teague and her sweet ways. If you love contemporary romance , especially NA romance, then you will love this story. I do not want to give too much of the story away, this is a book you need to experience!! My Rating: 4.5 stars ***** "I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
DanieReads More than 1 year ago
Teague is really trying hard to stay away from Mateo. He is too cute and he knows it. She recently got dumped by the only guy she has ever dated and is feeling a little insecure. Plus Mateo just happens to be her new boss's son. Teague cant help but be charmed by Mateo but she tries so hard to keep her heart out of the equation. There is just something about Teague that draws Mateo in even though he knows she is not the one night kind of girl. He knows he is in no position to be what she needs due to his job as "The Dating Guy" on a local radio show. Mateo wants Teague but he also wants the single life. He is kind of at a crossroads of what he should do. At first I really liked Mateo. Mateo really was a good guy. When reading the synopsis I thought he would come across like a douche but he didn't. He was just very confident. The one thing that keep me from loving him was his relentless pursuit of Teague when he knew he would eventually hurt her in some way. I wish he would have manned up a little earlier in the story. I liked Teague. She was just a little to sheltered to me. She blushed every time Mateo said something to her. I really liked the friendship between Teague and Mateo. I'm a sucker for characters growing from friends to a more intimate relationship. I liked the conflict and resolution of the story. Both felt realistic to me. I also liked the secondary characters in this story. So much happened with them I'm wondering whose story will be next. I'm leaning towards Harper and Levi because there is some connection from the past there but I would also like Madison to get a happy ending. Overall I did like this book and would recommend it to others. I really look forward to reading about other characters in this series. 3.5 stars
NRuffo More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars - I'm so pleased that I discovered this author! She's truly gifted in portraying the emotions of her characters, giving them depth and passion, as well as friends and family that add to their journey. She also created a well-developed world and makes you interested in not only the main couple but the secondary characters as well. I'm hoping we see some of these characters in future books, like Levi, Harper and another certain someone (I'm not giving it away ;)). This book was reminiscent of The Wedding Planner meets The Devil Wears Prada with a twist. I loved everything about it, the way Teague and Mateo kept bumping into each other, their easy friendship, and the fun and sexy banter. Everything about their relationship seemed incredibly natural. I loved the progression of their relationship from something light and playful to more intimate and loving. And the humor throughout the book added the the greatness of this story. I can't wait to read what the author has in store for us next! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Readers Copy of this book.
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
mateo gallagher is not british. he is the dating guy, l.a. talk radio's hottest dj ever. in order to date and preserve his anonymity he uses a fake british accent on the air. that his job requires him to stay single and available is no hardship. that is, until he meets teague watters. and suddenly he finds that staying unattached can be a challenge when you've met the right girl. except beyond mateo's employment contract, they have a bigger obstacle in mateo's mom, gabriella, who also happens to be teague's boss. and she does not approve of her assistant socializing with her beloved son. but it's also impossible to stop their paths from crossing given mateo's prominent role in one of the weddings gabriella is planning. the more teague gets to know mateo, the more she realizes that there is more to him than just a pretty face. and he comes through for her in a big way when her world is rocked by a family crisis. but when he holds back, she believes it's because he doesn't think she's worth the commitment. when actually it's his job and his sudden realization that he wants her in his life full time that has him running scared. is it even possible for him to have it all? mateo is super dreamy and teague is funny and charming and normal. these two characters are so great, and it's nice to see them work it all out in a believable, rational way. sometimes these new adult romances can go a bit over the top with the melodrama, but that isn't true in talk british to me. **talk british to me will publish on june 19, 2017. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (embrace) in exchange for my honest review. for more information on talk british to me read on past the jump.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars-- TALK BRITISH TO ME is the first installment in Robin Bielman’s contemporary, new adult WHEREVER YOU GO romance series This is radio host twenty three year old Mateo ‘Bennett’ Gallagher, and twenty two year old barista/PA Teague Watters’ story line. Told from dual first person perspectives (Teague and Mateo) TALK BRITISH TO ME follow the forbidden relationship between barista/PA Teague Watters, and radio talk show host Mateo Gallagher. Mateo is the ‘Dating Guy’ and does a weekly radio show talking about his dating experiences but a stipulation in his contract states that he must remain single. Enter Teague Watters-the woman who has caught Mateo’s eye-and a woman who is off limits in more ways than one. What ensues is the building relationship between Teague and Mateo, as Teague battles to keep her job as the new PA to one of L.A.’s most prolific and notorious wedding planners; and Mateo struggles to keep his personal and professional life separate. As part of the job Mateo is expected to serial date-a new flavor of the week every weekend, but our hero never expected to fall in love- a complication that could affect his job and his on air personality. Not only was Teague not one of Mateo’s weekly dates but our heroine never knew the professional side of the man with whom she was falling in love, and in this Mateo’s secret life begins to take its’ toll on our story line heroine. Teague Watters battles between her head and her heart knowing that to get involved with Mateo Gallagher would mean risking her job and reputation. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Teague’s extended family, her best friend Harper, Teague’s roommates Elliot and Levi. We are also introduced to several wedding and bridal clients –some of whom are very close to the Gallagher family. There is some definite history between Harper and Levi-history that has yet to be revealed or explored. The world building focuses on the relationship between Teague and Mateo from friends to friends with benefits, to lovers and so much more; Teague’s struggle with her attraction to a man who has been declared off limits; and Mateo’s battle to keep secret the on-air personality of the Dating Guy. With the introduction of family and friends, there is plenty of opportunity to continue the Wherever You Go series. TALK BRITISH TO ME is a sweet, sexy, and passionate story about two people with different plans for the future. The premise is entertaining with a little bit of humor, fun, drama and romance. The characters are intelligent, colorful, dynamic and charismatic; the romance is seductive; the $ex scenes are limited without the use of sexually graphic, over the top language and text. TALK BRITISH TO ME is a lighthearted, heartwarming and energetic tale that will captivate your heart with its’ delightful story.
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
TOTALLY FELL LOVE WITH THE BOOK AND THE CHARACTERS!!!! 5 Stars isn’t anywhere enough stars for this romantic comedy. Talk British to Me ranks as one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOKS! I read it in 24 hours! Once I started, I couldn’t put it down. I had to force myself to get at least a few hours of sleep. Mateo is the host of a hit radio show that gives a single guy’s perspective on dating. He dates a lot and quite a few women have ended up in his bed. It’s the perfect job for him even if he has a no relationship clause in his contract…he’s no where near ready to settle down that is until he literally runs into Teague. He’s mesmerized from that moment on. He knows there is something special about her from that moment. Too bad she is the girl that you would commit to. Plus, she wants nothing to do with him. He isn’t used to being given the brush-off. Luckily for us, readers, Teague later agrees to Mateo’s offer of friendship…just friends, after finding out her new boss is Mateo’s mother. No way does she want to lose her job. But, the sparks are way TOO hot!!!! I wondered how long it would take them to give into each other. I knew when they did everything would change. I loved the storyline. There were little secrets kept, like Mateo’s identity as Bennett. He has perfected the British accent he uses for the show, so Teague has no idea who he really is! I loved the slow build-up and electric sexual chemistry that the author used to keep me interested. It was perfect timing. As I was waiting for the inevitable to happen, a friendship developed between them. So, it wasn’t just lust, a deep caring bond occurred between them; one that lasts a lifetime. OMG! I loved the characters, even Mateo’s hard butt Momma. I adored the friendship between Teague and her BFF, Harper. Bielman sums it up perfectly: “We’re totally different but complement each other perfectly. She’s the loud to my quiet, tough to my soft, careless to my careful. She’s the flip side of me, and I love her like a sister.” ~ Teague Who wouldn’t fall in love with Teague? She is just so adorable and has no problem showing others kindness. “She is so d$$$ considerate she must have unicorn in her, because I’ve yet to meet a girl as selfless as she is.” ~ Mateo As sweet as she is, she also has a backbone and doesn’t let others run over her. That is part of her appeal to both Mateo’s mother and Mateo himself. She finds him irresistible yet she doesn’t fawn all over him like other girls do. She sees him for just who he is…flaws and all. “No one has ever looked at me the way she does, with honest-to-goodness, genuine consideration and interest. Like she doesn’t give a s$$$ what everyone else knows or sees. She wants to know the real me.” ~Mateo Speaking of Mateo, he might have a huge ego, but underneath it all, he really is a sweet guy. I discovered he isn’t single because he wants to perpetually be a bachelor. He was hurt deeply by his ex’ just like Teague was. So, the two are helping each other heal. I loved seeing him fall for her. “I’m completely taken with this girl. Her kiss. Her body. Her humor, intelligence, and genuine sweetness. She’s the kind of air I want to breathe in every single day.” ~ Mateo This book is as perfect as a book can be! It has it all: romance, spice, friendship, humor, and great characters! I love how the writer hinted that there may be a future book about Harper and possibly Levi! I can’t wait for that one. If you want a book that will leave you weak i
ADonovan More than 1 year ago
This was a fun story to watch unfold, and a perfect summer read. Teague is a recent college graduate in the very relatable position of wanting independence but not knowing exactly what to do with the rest of her life. Through chance meetings and the encouragement of her best friend to step out of her comfort zone, Teague ends up with both a more exciting job as assistant to a wedding planner, and with a new crush/friend in Mateo. I loved seeing their friendship/flirtation develop from both their points of view. Both of them were trying to resist because they each thought they wanted an outcome the other was totally opposed to. There were a lot of sweet moments in the book and interesting dates. This review is of an ARC provided by Entangled Publishing.