Review:  Tell Me Something Good

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD - Jamie Wesley
Entangled Publishing/Lovestuck
EBOOK
August 2014
CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
REVIEWER:
Misherald Brown |  RATING: A
SYNOPSIS: After the death of her parents, a tragedy she blamed on herself, Noelle Butler 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 overprivileged mouth.

REVIEW: TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD shows you how upside down two persons’ lives can be when fate throws them unexpected life changes.  These life changes can either make or break them but will they overcome the challenge or will their past dictate their future?

Dr. Noelle Butler is a psychologist who hosts a relationship talk show providing advice about relationships and love.  Noelle believes strongly in love and that every couple she encounters can withstand any test.  With her business attire and her extreme need for control, she finds herself at odds with Tate Grayson, the more laid back sports fanatic who hosts a show all about sports. When Tate overhears a comment that Noelle makes to one of her listeners, he calls in and has a heated exchange with Noelle, but not before Noelle can get payback by calling in on his show to dish her opinion.

When the bickering back and forth catches the attention of Noelle and Tate’s listeners they take to social media which instantly catches the station manager’s attention Not only is she inspired to combine these two but she realizes it may be exactly what is needed to improve the station’s ratings and save the station. When the Noelle and Tate find themselves involved in another couple’s relationship, it leads to a major competition between the two radio personalities, and in the process, they learn a lesson or two along the way and soon everyone starts to see what takes them a little time to notice.

Ms. Wesley not only writes a good books but she brings her characters to life.  Each character in the book played a vital role.  Tate and Noelle’s producers who got a chance to see the relationship start out rocky to seeing the passion between Tate and Noelle before I think even Tate and Noelle realized truly what was happening.  To their boss who simply is out to save the station without realizing she was simply pushing to two opposites together which could have been a total disaster had fate not intervene.

Tate's outlook on life comes from his youth and seeing a relationship that should have been the example of love treated as nothing more than a match of wits. Noelle is still dealing with a lost that she blames herself for and therefore she tends to look at the situation of love in a half empty type of situation and she’s a natural hopeful. The build of each character allows you to understand them and the manner of how the deal with things as well as how the overall situation with Noelle and Tate actually started and exactly which buttons got them hot. Tate and Noelle’s chemistry is like none other; not only does the author show the softer side of Tate but she also makes them real people by showing them with their flaws and all. The two are dynamite waiting to explode.

Not only is TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD entertaining but Jamie Wesley’s debut novel is exceptional and I can’t wait to see what comes next from this 2012 RWA Golden Heart Finalist.

1st September 2014 | romcol@caribsurf.com