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Love Radio

A self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment 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.


Awards and Praise for Love Radio:
Amazon Best Young Adult Books of the Month
Amazons Best Romance Reads
People magazine Best Book of The Summer
Apple Best Books of 2022
YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers 2023
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults 2023


★ “Ebony LaDelle’s Love Radio is an absorbing and romantic YA debut…a beautifully written novel that gives readers intimate first-person perspectives of both protagonists” —Shelf Awareness, STARRED REVIEW

★ “Readers will find themselves hooked from the first page to the last. A sweet, charming story with both heartwarming and heart-rending moments.” —Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

★ “Both wholly modern and interwoven with nostalgic cultural references, debut author LaDelle’s romance blends comedic banter and poignant connection in a story about two Black teens giving love a chance.” —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

Love Radio is pure joy. This book is a celebration of Black love, Black teenagers, Black friendship, and the Black family, and I adored it from beginning to end.” —Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author

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The Author

Ebony LaDelle

Ebony (she/her) is the author of Love Radio—which was People magazine’s best book of the summer, a 2023 Audie Award Finalist, a 2023 Michigan Notable Book, an Apple Books best book of 2022, an Amazon Editor’s Pick, and was 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 www.ebonyladelle.com and follow her on social at @ebonyladelle.

Ebony is represented by Kristin Ostby.

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