Genre: YA Romance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle is an adorable romance novel about Dani, a girl who has basically given up on love, and Prince, a DJ who tries to convince Dani that he can make her fall in love with him after just 3 dates. Dani wants nothing to do with love, but can’t resist Prince’s thoughtfulness and sincerity.
LaDelle shares some of her goals for the novel in a letter to readers at the beginning of the book, and I must say, she accomplished all of those goals in this cute, but deep story. The novel focuses on Dani and Prince’s relationship, but it also addresses serious matters, such as cultural appropriation and sexual assault.
Furthermore, I’m not from Detroit, but LaDelle describes her hometown so vividly that I felt like I was there with the characters. I especially loved the way she incorporated music into the novel, and shared with readers how Mowtown was such a vital part of music history.
As a whole, Love Radio was a beautiful love story that dealt with issues so many people face in their lives. LaDelle’s message of the importance of self-love shined throughout the entirety of the novel and made the romance that much stronger!