When Zac Ryan is roped into replacing an absent guest on a Chicago radio talk show, he decides to have some fun. After all, he’s Australian, on vacation, and fellow host Cassie is something else. So when their chemistry burns up the airwaves, it’s a no-brainer to come back for a few more shows.
But the difference between Cassie’s sexy on-air personality and her prickly, professional off-air self makes Zac wonder which side of her is real — and whether he’s the man to find out.
I loved the idea behind this book – hot Aussie sparky* on holiday gets roped in as a guest on a radio show, and ends up creating waves with the audience and making sparks with his co-host.
Night Talk was a fun romance which I quite enjoyed reading. There were a few minor details I didn’t quite get but it was still a great read.
Zac is dragged in to replace a missing guest on Cassie’s radio show. At first, Cassie isn’t aware of what is going on, but their banter and unmissable chemistry creates a real stir with listeners who are soon begging for more. Soon their sizzling on-act repartee translates into a hot and steamy off-air fling. But the ever-present spectre of exes and Zac’s limited time in the country certainly put a dent in what could become a great future.
I liked Zac and Cassie as a couple. Their electric connection and witty banter made it oh-so-east to imagine their attraction as a real thing. The sexytimes were equally hot and added to their relationship rather than being put there to make up word count.
I didn’t quite get the amount of time spent in the point-of-view of Cassie’s ex-husband. The parts told from his perspective were important in setting up the story, but there could have been a few less pages of him.
Things did tie themselves up nice and neatly, and it was reasonably easy to see from early on how it would do so. But, to be honest, this didn’t bother me. This was fun and sexy, and a very enjoyable read.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5
Release Date: 1 July 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by Escape Publishing, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Australia via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
* In case you are wondering, a sparky is an electrician. Australians often have different ways of describing things.