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About The Book

“Readers won’t be able to get enough of these dope-ass characters.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land

Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this “mega swoon-worthy, effortlessly cool” (Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author) novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can get a girl who hates all things romance to fall in love with him in only three dates.

Prince Jones is the guy with all the answers—or so it seems. After all, at seventeen, he has his own segment on Detroit’s popular hip-hop show, Love Radio, where he dishes out advice to the brokenhearted.

Prince has always dreamed of becoming a DJ and falling in love. But being the main caretaker for his mother, who has multiple sclerosis, and his little brother means his dreams will stay just that and the only romances in his life are the ones he hears about from his listeners. Until he meets Dani Ford.

Dani isn’t checking for anybody. She’s focused on her plan: ace senior year, score a scholarship, and move to New York City to become a famous author. But her college essay keeps tripping her up and acknowledging what’s blocking her means dealing with what happened at that party a few months ago. And that’s one thing Dani can’t do.

When the romantic DJ meets the ambitious writer, sparks fly. Prince is smitten, but Dani’s not looking to get derailed. She gives Prince just three dates to convince her that he’s worth falling for. Three dates for the love expert to take his own advice, and just maybe change two lives forever.

About The Author

Photograph by Taylor Baldwin

Ebony LaDelle is the author of Love Radio—which was People magazine’s best book of the summer, Apple Books’s best book of 2022, an Amazon’s Editor Pick, and featured on the Today show. Prior to being an author, Ebony was a brand marketing director in book publishing and worked at Penguin Random House and HarperCollins, among others. Born in Michigan, awoken at Howard University, and cultivated in Brooklyn, Ebony can usually be found eating out somewhere or being the undisputed Mom Friend of any group. You can visit her online at and follow her on social at @EbonyLaDelle.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (May 31, 2022)
  • Runtime: 8 hours and 49 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797139463
  • Ages: 12 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

"Joniece Abbott–Pratt portrays Danielle Ford, a blocked writer and booklover who dreams of college in New York. Abbott–Pratt helps listeners experience Dani’s sassiness, perseverance, and continued feelings of trauma from a past sexual assault. In alternating chapters, JaQwan Kelly captures the genuine and generous nature of Prince Jones, who is far more than what he appears to be — the local celebrity DJ who dispenses love advice. Kelly allows listeners to hear Prince’s conflicted heart as he struggles with caring for his mother and younger brother and fulfilling his own desire for Dani and his future. Because of their excellent portrayals, listeners grasp the truths, needs, and caring that lie below the playful flirting of both characters."

– AudioFile Magazine

Awards and Honors

  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
  • NYPL Best Books for Teens
  • Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee
  • High School Sequoyah Book award Master List (OK)
  • TAYSHAS Reading List (TX)
  • ALA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults - Top Ten
  • BCALA Youth Literary Award
  • Massachusetts Teen Choice Book Award Nominee

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