Published by Entangled, Embrace on June 19, 2017
Series: Wherever You Go #1
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
As the Dating Guy on L.A.‘s top morning show, I give the single guy’s perspective on dating, love, and sex—and I give great advice. Everyone’s hooking up…well, except for me. Sure, I can get any woman I want, but I’ve got a “no relationship” clause in my contract and the only woman I want has “relationship” written all over her. Probably stamped on her ass, too. And wouldn’t I like to confirm that.
Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with me. At all. Something about the next Ice Age might have even come up in her rebuttal. Adorable. Because she’s determined to ignore what one simple kiss proved: she wants me as badly as I want her.
Everything in me is screaming to go after her, but I’ve got a secret that I’m fairly certain will end up with her roasting my nuts over an open fire. So, job on the line? Check. Nuts on the line? Check. Can’t get her out of my head? Nail…meet coffin. But what a way to go…
Talk British to Me is the first book in the Wherever you Go series by author Robin Bielman. I have really enjoyed a lot of Robin’s other books, so I was pretty set on reading this one when it came out. But then I read the summary for it and I was totally hooked. An American man that poses as a British dating guy to stay anonymous for his popular dating talk show. And a young lady who has a huge crush on said british talk show host, but meets the american version in real life and non-dating hijinks ensue. Umm, yes please!
Talk British to Me is told in dual narrative between Teague and Mateo. I really liked both of the main characters a lot. We got to know them each really well and I loved the slow burn of their relationship. They are great friends first and foremost, even if Mateo wanted to date her pretty much from day one. Well, maybe date is not the right word…
Teague is great. I loved that interwoven with the whole romance aspect of the story was Teague working for Mateo’s mother- a very highly sought after wedding planner. That aspect of the story had a Devil Wears Prada kind of vibe going on that I really enjoyed. But the main focus was very character driven with our couple to be. I loved how lighthearted and fun the story was. I very much enjoyed their journey, their friendship and their banter. I didn’t want their story to end. I think the series is going to be a group of interconnected standalones, each one focusing on a different couple. This is a model that will work well for Teague and Mateo’s two groups of friends.
The only think I wish Talk British to Me had a little more of was the whole radio show host aspect. There wasn’t much, if any, off air british talking. I would have liked for Mateo’s two lives to have intersected a little more. A close call or two of him being found out would have been a lot of fun, especially if it involved Teague almost finding out. But sadly, that was not the case. It was very drama free, and largely stress free for Mateo in that regard.
Bottom line: Talk British To Me was a light hearted, fun summer romance that I gobbled up in one sitting. I really enjoyed this character driven story and I think you will too. If you are an old fan of Robin Bielman, you won’t want to miss this novel, and if you are new to her work Talk British to Me is a fun sexy romance that you will want to check out.See why @BookBriefs loved TALK BRITISH TO ME by @RobinBielman @EntangledPub #Review #Romance Click To Tweet
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