It's not that Tate Grayson is impulsive, it's just that he thinks life is too short to take seriously. That's why he sold his multimillion-dollar company and spun his fanaticism for sports into a radio talk show. Tate also knows that love is fleeting as well--a fact he never resists rubbing into the face of the relationship advice radio host and total stick in the mud, Noelle Butler.
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 over-privileged 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.
Each book in the One on One series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Tell Me Something Good
Book #2 Slamdunked by Love
Book #3 The Deal with Love
About the Author
Jamie Wesley has been reading romance novels since she was twelve when her mother left a romance novel a friend had given her on the nightstand. Jamie read it instead, and the rest is history.
She started her first romance after she graduated from Northwestern University in 2002 and couldn't find a job. Life got in the way as it often does, i.e. she found a job, and she didn't finish the story. However, she never forgot about it and finally got serious about completing it in 2009. She's been writing ever since.
A proud Dallasite, Jamie holds a master's degree in sport management - yes, that's a real thing :-) - from the University of Texas at Austin, so it probably comes as no surprise that she loves sports and spends way too much time rooting for her alma maters and the pro teams who call Dallas home.
She also adores Walt Disney World, shopping, and pop culture . Want to know if your favorite TV show is going to be canceled or what the newest Disney attraction is? Ask Jamie. She'll probably know the answer. For more info or to chat, please visit Jamie at the following sites:
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Tell Me Something Good
A One-On-One Story
By Jamie Wesley, Gwen Hayes
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2014 Jamie Wesley
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Tate Grayson drummed his fingers on the steering wheel, barely resisting the urge to curse. He prided himself on having an easygoing attitude, but after moving maybe a quarter mile in forty-five minutes, even his masterful patience had just about deserted him.
He dropped his head against the headrest and sighed. He lived in Dallas. Traffic delays were nothing new, and there was nothing he could do about it. He needed to chill.
Too bad his SUV was a freaking sauna. The air-conditioning was turned up to arctic blast, but it was still no match for the scorching Texas sun. Or his frustration with his parents, who'd called right before he left his place. His parents, who'd combined for five marriages, were going for lucky number six.
With each other this time.
"Aren't you happy for us?" his mom had asked, her giddiness practically leaping through the phone.
Happy for them?
Yeah, right. Since he was a kid, he'd watched them make a mockery of marriage in their quest to find that allconsuming love delusional singers were always wailing about. No, he wasn't happy. Not even close.
Damn. That was enough thinking about that.
His eyes flicked to the clock on the dashboard. Provided traffic started moving soon, he should get to work on time. Only two blocks to go. He needed to be patient.
The song on the radio wasn't helping his nerves though. He loved hip hop as much as the next guy, but if he heard one more song auto-tuned to cover up the artist's vocal shortcomings, he was going to lose it.
And didn't that make him sound like a grumpy, old man?
He cringed as the artist "hit" another note.
Screw it. He pressed a button on the radio panel, changing the station to WTLK, the premier talk radio station in Dallas. A woman's voice, thankfully not auto-tuned to within an inch of its life, greeted him.
He'd never admit it to anyone, but he occasionally tuned in to Noelle Knows, Dr. Noelle Butler's show. Not for her opinions, which were typical if-your-man-loved-you, he'd-be-willing-to-do-whatever-youask, love-conquers-all mumbo jumbo. He wasn't a relationship guy. He liked to keep his liaisons free and easy, but he had to admit it was a pleasure listening to her voice, which was smooth as caramel with a hint of smoke. Sexy. The kind he liked to hear whispering in his ear while he made love to its owner.
Too bad he'd met her in real life. Many times. The reality didn't live up to the hype.
Noelle was a certified pain in his ass. She thought she knew everything. He was pretty sure she lived to frown her never-ending disapproval at him. She was the one who needed to chill. Shirts always buttoned up to her neck even in the middle of a heat wave. Never a hair out of place. But whatever. He didn't care about her. He just wanted her voice to distract him from the fact that he knew the beat-up red pickup truck in front of him had thirty-two dents in its bumper and tailgate. Because he'd counted them. Twice.
"... sports aren't that important."
Wait. What did she say? Was she crazy? He jerked the volume dial to the right.
"If your needs aren't being met, tell your husband that sacrificing everything for a game isn't what's best for your family."
"But he loves sports." The female caller sounded uncertain and frustrated. "He says I should accept his hobby and stop nagging him."
"Nagging?" Noelle replied. "Ridiculous. This is what I know. It's not your fault, Kelly. Let me guess. He comes home from work, plops down on the couch, turns on the TV, and watches ESPN for the next five hours. Sports aren't that important, certainly not enough to take precedence over everything else in his life."
Tate glared at the radio. What did Noelle know about sports? Probably nothing, and yet she felt qualified to give advice on the matter. He knew firsthand how important sports were. Growing up with parents who'd treated marriage like a game and hadn't give much thought to making their only child's life stable, sports had offered the steadiness he craved.
Feeling a day's worth of frustration boiling over, he wrenched his cell phone from his right hip pocket and stabbed at the 1.
"WTLK, how can I help you?"
Good. Matt had answered. The phone screener thought Tate was the coolest thing since the iPad.
"Hey, man, it's Tate. I want to talk to Noelle."
"Umm ... I'm not sure that's a good idea."
"Come on," Tate cajoled. "I need to talk to her. I'll owe you one. Give her a fake name."
Matt sighed. "Okay."
Tate turned down the radio to avoid the earsplitting feedback that would occur when Noelle came on the line.
"Let's go to Mark from Dallas. He wanted to weigh in on the last call. So, Mark, what do you think?" Noelle asked in his ear.
"Actually, it's Tate Grayson," he answered, working to keep his voice calm. She'd be more likely to see his point if he didn't loudly hammer home his arguments like he wanted to do. "I heard you talking about how unimportant sports are, and you couldn't be more wrong. Sports teach leadership, teamwork, hard work, and dedication. You're not doing your caller any favors by dismissing sports and telling her what she wants to hear."
"I never tell my listeners what they want to hear. I tell them what they need to hear, Mr. Grayson," Noelle replied.
Her controlled tone only pissed him off even more. "She didn't need to hear what you said since you were wrong," he said through clenched teeth.
"I'm sorry you feel that way. This might come as a surprise to you, but everyone doesn't live and breathe sports. Some of us find them mind-numbingly dull and a complete waste of time. Which they are in this case. Thank you for calling."
He stared at his phone, his mouth hanging open in equal doses of shock and anger. Had she really hung up on him?
A car horn blared. Tate jerked his head up. The truck that had been a foot in front of him for the past fifty minutes was now at least twenty feet ahead. He tossed the phone onto the passenger seat and pressed his foot on the gas. He had to get to work. Setting Dr. Noelle straight would have to wait till later.
* * *
"For those of you interested in sports, The Tate Grayson Show is coming up at the top of the hour. This is what I know. I've enjoyed the last three hours. Thanks for spending them with me. I'm Noelle Butler. Talk to you tomorrow."
When she heard her show's peppy jingle in her ear, Noelle stood and yanked her headphones off, wincing when they snagged a strand of her hair. One more thing she could blame on Tate Grayson. She smoothed her hair back into place and glared at Matt through the window separating the studio from the phone screening room. The turncoat simply shrugged.
A muffled snicker reached her from across the studio. She turned to the left where her producer and best friend, Caitlin, sat. "What's so funny?"
"The look on your face when Tate identified himself. I didn't realize eyes could roll that fast."
"Yeah, well. I can't believe he called in." She held up a hand. "Actually, you know what? Yes, I can. That loudmouth is always doing something impulsive. At least I kept my cool."
Caitlin shot her a look. "You hung up on him."
Ignoring the pang of guilt that tried to wiggle its way into her heart, Noelle busied herself by tidying her stack of show notes. "I did not. I ended the call at the appropriate time, that's all. He can talk about how sports cure all of society's ails during his own show."
"Tsk, tsk. Sarcasm kills, you know," Caitlin said.
Noelle pressed a hand to her chest and opened her eyes wide. "Who, me? I'm innocent of all charges."
She met Caitlin's eyes and burst into laughter, tension melting out of her shoulders. She welcomed the release. Ending her show on a contentious note wasn't how she wanted to finish the day. Regardless, she stood by what she'd said. Sports weren't the be all, end all like Tate believed. They were fine, but too much of anything could be a problem. She knew firsthand, unfortunately. Noelle bent down for her tote. "We're set for tomorrow, right?"
"Yes. The same meeting we hold every morning at nine," Caitlin said.
Noelle rose and returned her producer's rueful smile. "I know I'm crazy. I can't help that I like everything to be orderly."
"I know. That's why I love you."
"I love you, too, even if you're laughing at me."
"That's what friends are for."
"Yeah, yeah. Let's go." Noelle stuffed her notes in the tote and followed Caitlin out of the studio and down the hall.
"I know you'll be working tonight, but be sure to take a break at eight," Caitlin said.
"Duh. I have to watch The Real Housewives."
"Strictly for research purposes," they both said solemnly before turning to each other and laughing.
"I'll see you tomorrow," Caitlin said, stopping at the bathroom door. "I need to make a pit stop."
"Okay." Noelle continued on her way. She reached the elevator and pressed the down button. While she waited, her mind turned to the next day's show. She'd read an article in American Psychologist about couples only staying married for their children's sakes she wanted to discuss. Noelle frowned. Speaking of marriage, she hoped her caller Kelly could resolve her issues with her husband.
A few seconds later, the elevator bell dinged and the doors slid open. She took an automatic step forward, only to run smack-dab into someone rushing out. The impact sent her stumbling back. Muscular arms wrapped around her waist, preventing her from falling on her butt. Her nose buried in a hard chest, she was enveloped in a circle of masculinity by someone who smelled delicious, a wonderful mix of pine and soap. A whisper of awareness curled in her stomach.
"Sorry," they said simultaneously.
Noelle froze. She knew that velvety-smooth voice. It belonged to her last caller of the day. Tate stepped back as quickly as she did. An arrogant grin graced his face, one that unfortunately matched his voice in excellence. Twinkling, rich amber eyes that said he was always having a good time. Full lips, the bottom one plumper. A firm, rounded jaw. Chestnut-colored skin.
"Can't keep your hands off me, can you, Doctor?"
Please. Noelle rolled her eyes. She peered at her watch, then shifted her gaze to him. "Wow, you're early. You've got two whole minutes before your show starts. Way to be responsible."
His grin disappeared. "Shit." He took off, sprinting down the hall.
She shook her head and entered the empty elevator. She was sure it wasn't the first time he'd been late and probably wouldn't be the last. But he wasn't her priority. Making Noelle Knows the premier relationship/love advice talk show in the Dallas/Fort Worth area was.
The elevator deposited her in the building lobby, and she made her way outside to her brand-new hybrid sedan. It wasn't fancy schmancy like Tate's showy, gas-hog SUV parked in the next space, but she loved it. The heavenly new-car smell hit her as soon as she slid in. Settling in the seat, she turned on the radio. Of course, because she was a loyal employee if nothing else, WTLK poured from the speakers.
"Welcome to The Tate Grayson Show." Tate didn't sound winded at all. Hmmph. "I'm Tate ... "
"The Great," his sidekick, Bobby Matthews, chimed in.
"Grayson," Tate finished the sentence.
"Tate 'The Late,'" Noelle muttered. Tate and Bobby went through that whole charade each time they returned from a commercial break.
"We have a great show lined up for you today," Tate continued. "As the Cowboys get ready to head to training camp, we'll discuss whether or not they're Super Bowl contenders. Speaking of playoffs, what about the Texas Rangers? They've played well the first half of the season, but can they win a tough division and make the postseason? I want to hear what you have to say."
"Tate, we have breaking news," Bobby said.
"We all knew Daryl Rhodes was getting divorced. Now we know why. Photos of a man who appears to be Daryl and two women, neither his wife, caught in a delicate situation were leaked and are all over the gossip sites."
Her hand hovering over the dial, Noelle waited to see how Tate would respond. Would he steer the conversation back to what athletes were doing on the field, or would he turn into a gossip hound?
"You know how I feel about athletes getting married, Bobby."
Question answered. Curious about his oh-so-expert opinion on the matter, Noelle let her hand fall away.
"Rhodes shouldn't have gotten married. No athletes should. No man should. Why give up all that freedom? Nothing can come of it but heartache or a boring existence. Who wants to live that way with nothing new or exciting on the horizon?"
Was he crazy? What did he know about relationships? As far as she knew, he'd never been serious about a woman. Their office gossip pool was deep. If Tate Grayson had a girlfriend, it would take a millisecond for the news to make a splash across the station.
Before she could blink, Noelle reached into her purse, pulled out her phone, and dialed. "Matt, it's Noelle. Put me through."
Crap. What was she doing? She never did anything that wasn't well thought out. Not anymore at least.
"Seems relationship guru Dr. Noelle Butler has called in to offer her opinion on a sports-related topic," Tate drawled in her ear.
Double crap. Too late to hang up now. Not that she would after that greeting.
She gripped the phone tighter. "It stopped being a sports-related topic when you started bad-mouthing marriage. Relationships, and by extension, marriage are the bedrocks of our society. People making a commitment to love, honor, and respect each other make us who we are."
"I call 'em like I see 'em, Dr. Noelle."
He was calling her that to tick her off. He knew she preferred to be called by her first name only in order to foster a closer, more personal relationship with her listeners. She never wanted them to feel like she thought she was better or above them in any way. She was even more ticked off that his transparent ploy was working.
"How many times have we seen professional athletes get caught cheating?" he continued. "What about our next-door neighbors or coworkers who don't know what discreet means? We'd all be better off if we stayed single."
"No, we wouldn't," she shot back. "Studies prove that married people are happier than single people."
"This is what I know." Again poking at her by using her signature phrase. Again ticking her off. "The world is full of beautiful women willing to have fun, and I see no reason to limit myself to just one for the rest of my life."
"What about love?" Noelle asked through gritted teeth.
"What's love got to do with it?" he asked in a falsely upbeat tone. "Thanks for calling."
Noelle sputtered. That know-it-all had hung up on her. Her thumb raced across the phone screen, redialing the station. How dare he hang up on her? How dare he utter such nonsense when he had all those listeners who hung on his every word? How dare he be so irresponsible?
Oh, God. What was she doing? Noelle halted her dialing and raised a shaking hand to her forehead. She was on the verge of losing control. She never lost control. What did she care if she couldn't convince that Neanderthal of the error of his ways? Her listeners were way more enlightened. Those were the people she cared about.
Very carefully, she returned the phone to her purse and turned her attention to leaving the parking lot and going home to prepare for the next day's show. Which, if there was any justice in the word, wouldn't include a phone call from the annoying Tate Grayson.
* * *
Tate smiled as he stepped into WTLK's program director's office.
"Hey, Sandy," he said to the assistant at the front desk. "I'm here bright and early, like you asked. Is Deb ready for me?"
Sandy offered up a friendly smile. "Hi, Tate. Yeah, you can go in. They're already in there."
They? There'd been no indication in their earlier conversation that this would be a staff meeting. He knocked on the door and stepped inside at the "come in." He stopped short when he spied the attendees. Deborah Sanchez sat behind her desk, which wasn't a surprise. The woman sitting in one of the two chairs in front of the desk was, however. Dr. Noelle Butler.
Perplexed, he looked to his boss. "Hi."
Deb tucked a strand of curly brown hair behind an ear. "Tate, I'm glad you could join us. Have a seat."
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tate "The Great" Grayson is a sport loving, commitment loathing radio show host. Initial impressions suggest he is a bullish rogue, who injects every conversation with a sports theme. Noelle Butler has the radio show preceding Tate "The Great", where they discuss all things relationship based. Their phone in discussions are centred on the meaning of love and Dr Noelle dishes out advice to her wide fan base. On the journey into the radio station one day, Tate finds himself calling into Dr Noelle's show following a preposterous piece of advice the infuriating psychologist had dished out. The resultant on air altercation leads to a rise in listening figures, peaking the controller's interest in moving forward. The decision is made to join forces and overlap the two shows, attempting to capitalise on the dual hosts angry chemistry laden foreplay. Jamie Wesley was a new author to me, and what a fun-tastic surprise her story was. Filled with humour, these contradictory characters commence their work forced relationship, and move towards an understanding of each other's psyche. I enjoyed getting to know both Noelle and Tate, especially when initial impressions are proved completely off kilter. This was a delicious slow burn, followed by a fabulous mix of humour filled steam. Complimentary copy generously provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
"She wanted a real relationship with a kind, caring man who wanted a future with her" "He wasn't a relationship guy. He liked to keep his liaisons free and easy" Two Radio hosts; one an arrogant sportscaster, the other a controlling psychologist, each with very different opinions on relationships. When the station decides to combine their shows for a couple of weeks to bump up the ratings, a battle of wills commences. A battle filled with stubbornness, sparring, flirt and undeniable chemistry. We are treated to a man who will make your heart melt. Tate Grayson may be arrogant, opinionated and have a dim view on love, but underneath he possesses the capability of being a romantic and says and does the sweetest things. Noelle was likeable; quick, snippy and as competitive as Tate, underneath the prim and proper exterior is a woman who longs for a happy ever after. The phrase opposites attract was created for this couple and when they give in it's worth the wait. Fun, witty, intimate and heartfelt, Jamie Wesley has written a story which is refreshing and unique. Admittedly I spent the first 25% unsure as to whether I was going to like these characters, but as the story warmed up so did my feelings; if a book can make me spontaneously and unexpectedly burst into tears of joy, then the author absolutely deserves credit. All that's left to say is I loved it and enjoy. Reviewed for a Read Your Writes Book Reviews. Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion
Tell Me Something Good is a fun contemporary romance by Jamie Wesley. Ms. Wesley has delivered a well-written book furnished with outstanding characters. Tate hosts a sports radio program. Noelle is a psychologist and works at the same station offering relationship advice. Tate and Noelle's story is loaded with drama, humor and spice. I enjoyed reading Tell Me Something Good and look forward to reading more from Jamie Wesley in the future. Tell Me Something Good is book 1 of the One-On-One Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
This is a real winner !
Enjoyable romance. Kept my interest and made me laugh. On to the second book. JC
Really good! I will definitely keep reading everything she writes. This was a great storyline and loved Tate and Noelle. mjw
What a sweet, melt your heart, smart, funny romance! My favorite hero is the guy who is the commitment phobic but then treats the woman like gold and does things only for her. Because underneath is a serial monogomist at heart.
What an amazing love story to read! From the very beginning, the author provides a very good character makeup of the hero, Tate. You can start to feel why he thinks the way he does. The chemistry between the two comes alive at the very beginning of the story; along with humor. The heroine, Noelle, has issues of her own, and the two of them have some relationship concerns to overcome. Noelle and Tate are as different as oil and water. You can’t wait for them to connect. As the story continues, the author quickly pulls you into the storyline of their love/hate work relationship. As I continueD reading the story, I loved how the author entertains the reader with quick wit and humor, and the dialogue between Tate and Noelle is just so funny at times. The author provides great background information. As you continue reading, you can feel the chemistry jump off the page between Noelle and Tate. I also like how the author has secondary characters involved in the storyline. The sexual pull between Noelle and Tate is very strong. The reader will enjoy the intensity and the sweetness of the love scenes. The feelings between Noelle and Tate continue to grow as does the passion between the two. This author has found a way to make the reader truly believe in love and want to champion the happy-ever-after for Noelle and Tate. What an amazing love story to read! You will laugh, cry, and have your temperature rise once or twice. This is a quick, romantic-weekend read you can enjoy, along with a glass of wine. I would definitely look for other works from this author. -Reviewed by Tanya
This is my first book by Jamie Wesley and it won't be my last. Ms. Wesley has written a beautiful story of love and pain, healing, second chances, and moving on. Tell Me Something Good has wonderful characters with real flaws, real strengths, and real passion. Noelle and Tate's physical attraction is white hot, their desire for one another an unstoppable force. This book captivated me from the very beginning.
Tate Grayson, a sports radio personality, doesn't believe in love. Not because he's cynical, but because he didn't grow up in the ideal environment with parents who showed each other love. Noelle Butler's dream is to one day find the love that her parents had. Until then she offers relationship advices to her callers. When these two radio hosts who are the exact opposite of one another end up paired together for a show of their own, what will happen between them? Tell Me Something Good is a magnetic book that captures your attention and doesn't let it go. Once you start reading, you can't put this book down. The chemistry between Tate and Noelle is truly amazing and I loved it. What I loved more is their passion and the way that both of then always have to be right. These two challenge one another in ways I've only seen played out in a Gilmore Girls episode in a scene between Tristan and Rory (Yes, I did just reference Gilmore Girls in this review. What can I say, I've watched nothing but season 1 reruns since I've been sick). Tate is your typical man's man, sports guy and the exact opposite of Noelle who is a bit of a nerdy doctor who thinks she knows everything there is to know about relationships. You'd never think this pairing would work together, but in a surprising way it does and the reader sees that they are actually pretty perfect for one another. Tate allows Noelle to loosen up and be a bit carefree in her life which has always been scheduled to a tee. Noelle makes Tate recognize that his parents are his parents and although things may not have worked out for them and his childhood was a bit rough, they did love him. Tell Me Something Good makes me wish we could hear Tate and Noelle on air. I'm sure that would be a great show to start your day to! Tell Me Something Good is a five star winner!
Tell Me Something Good by Jamie Wesley is an adult contemporary romance. When I was requested to read this book, I had never heard of Jamie Wesley and I was totally surprised how much I loved the book, and how well written it was. This is a story of two radio show hosts who would never call themselves friends. They are different like night and day….totally opposites. Our heroine is Noelle Butler, she is a psychologist, who hosts a radio talk show giving advice to those who have problems with love and relationships. Tate Grayson is our hero, who hosts a show all about sports. Noelle believes in love, and she tries to bring couples together. Noelle keeps a business like appearance, wearing suits and always with her hair in place. She is the ultimate professional. Tate is the opposite, totally laid back, casually dressed and believes with all his heart that athletes’ should never ever get married. Just go out and have fun, which is what Tate does himself, with no shortage of woman. Needless to say, these two do not get along. The manager of the station decides after hearing them antagonize each other on the radio to put them together for two hours a day, in between their own shows. They both dread working together, but they have no choice but to try to put aside their differences and work together. One of things that I loved about the book was that this was not instant love. Many romances have the couple meet and fall in love almost at the start, but not the case here. There was a lot of humor in the story, when Tate tries to teach Noelle about sports. Noelle tries to be patient and show Tate that relationships and love is worth fighting for. It was so great to watch their defenses slowly begin to crumble. They began to learn about each other, their backgrounds that lead to their choices, and the start of a friendship, which would eventually lead to love. Their chemistry together was apparent as they worked together, and it turned out to be a very sexy sensual romance. Jamie Wesley did a fabulous job bringing these two together and allowing us to experience the fun of watching them discover each other, slowly falling in love. Very well done. I totally recommend that you read Tell Me Something Good.
I enjoyed Tell Me Something Good by Jamie Wesley. The fact that the story of two radio talk show hosts was centered on relationship issues and sports was intriguing. There was a definite contrast between Tate’s and Noelle’s viewpoints. And I loved how their relationship evolved as they spent more time together while they attempted to help others with their problems. For a debut contemporary romance novel, Tell Me Something Good was a quick, fun, smexy read. And I look forward to reading future work by Wesley. Actual Rating 3.5/5 I received an e-arc from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Love is in the Air What a shocker – a man cynical about love and marriage and a woman who dreams of nothing else. How many times have we read that story? But under Jamie Wesley’s expert writing, these characters are given three dimensional form as Tate “the Great” Grayson and Dr. Noelle Butler – two people forced to work together while their radio station flounders amidst so-so ratings. The premise of the story was unique and Wesley handled the sports-side and the relationship-side with subject matter expertise. I loved the chemistry between these two characters and the sexual tension evident from the beginning that built and built until I almost passed out with their first kiss. *Spoiler alert* It was worth the wait. And the romance! Yes, ROMANCE! The relationship that develops between Tate and Noelle is gradual, sweet, sassy, and so believable it made me sigh. Truly some wonderful romantic details in here that will take your breath away. And the ending was so wonderful and satisfying – the best HEAs always bring a happy tear to my eye & again Wesley rounded my third base & brought it home. What a wonderful debut novel from Jamie Wesley! I can’t wait to read more from this talented author.
This book is a great read. Noelle and Tate story is loving someone is giving your all and receiving it back is the greatest gift ever.
It's all about meeting the right one. This was a very cute sweet story with just the right amount of heat. Tate was a man's man and did not want a relationship, didn't think he had what it takes. But I do love when those men fall for the right woman, makes the connection so much sweeter. Noelle was a strong independent woman. I truly enjoyed her character. She was smart, held her own against Tate, open minded and true believer in love. Their dialog was amusing and their chemistry was smoking. A great quick read story that puts a smile on your face as you go. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing There is nothing sweeter than reading a new author for the first time and loving every single word she has written....Jamie Wesley has done a superb job of this book and I look forward to reading many, many more books by her. This is the story of Tate and Noelle. They both have slots on a talk back radio station. Tate as the guru sports guy and Noelle as the relationship specialist. She believes in love and wants nothing more than to have what her parents have one day. Tate is about as laid back as a guy can get and he certainly does not believe in love. After all his parents have each been married 3 times and are now marrying each other again. He believes in living for the moment and having fun. When the station manager teams the 2 of them up to co host a programme together about sports and relationships they are definitely not happy. After all they cant stand each other....sure they are attracted and there is chemistry but they are completely mismatched.... Except are they? I highly recommend this book and of course it has all the usual oldies but goodies you can expect from a Entangled author..... Romance (check), hot steamy factor (double check) Fun loving and wonderful characters (triple check) and the piece de resistance, the cheesy happy grin you get when you are finished with the book!!!
Good Book! Tell Me Something Good by Jamie Wesley is another wonderful addition to the new Lovestruck imprint from Entangled Publishing. Ms. Wesley is a new author and I am so glad I was given the opportunity to read her very first book. This is the story about two radio show hosts, psychologist Noelle Butler and former social media mogul turned sports analyst Tate Grayson. Noelle's show is all about relationships and love, while Tate's show focuses completely on the sports scene, most specifically, pro sports in the great state of Texas. Noelle and Tate met about a year ago when Noelle joined the station, and instantly they rubbed each other the wrong way. Now a a year later, due to the popularity of their individual programs, they are forced to work together in order to increase the station's ratings. Ms. Wesley does a nice job of evolving their relationship from adversarial, to friends, and finally into lovers. This is an entertaining, witty romance that was fun to read. I found the pace to be a little slow during the first half, but it picks up right after that. I liked getting to know Noelle and Tate, without any major distractions from other characters. I enjoyed their smart and clever banter, as well as their sexual chemistry. Overall, this is a well-written book with two main characters that I really formed a connection with. Complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
3 - "Sports and relationships, what do they have in common?" Stars... Noelle Butler and Tate Grayson, have one thing in common, they work for the same radio station, everything else they pretty much disagree on, but in particular love and relationships. Noelle’s 3 C’c for a healthy relationship - Cool, Commitment & Communication. Tate’s 3 C’s for a healthy (non)relationship - Chill, Cling–off, Change. After spending the past few months goading each other in staff meetings and such, things eventually take a step too far, and they end up calling each other’s shows to vocalise their disagreements on air. Unfortunately, for them the station executives think that their verbal sparring is radio gold, and they are given a regular spot for the next two-weeks to continue their debates, about relationships and sport and how the two correlate. ”Casual doesn’t mean no fun. And I want to make a lot of ... fun with you, Doc.” This was an enjoyable and easy-going read, Tate is definitely reminiscent of the boy in the playground that pulls your pigtails, because he fancies you and wants to get your attention. Noelle, had the sexy-librarian persona down to a tee as well. Do opposites attract, and can they both make the other see that there is more to life than the defined rules and beliefs that the other lives by... ”I thought You were a breast man.” ... “I’m an everything man. Everything about your body fascinates me. Everything.” This is the first book I have read by Jamie Wesley, I look forward to reading more from her in the future. ”It’s been fun. It’s been frustrating. It’s been real.” ARC generously provided by Entangled, in exchange for the above honest review.