Love Radio (Paperback)

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Prince Jones, also known by many in Detroit as DJ LoveJones, has always dreamed of falling in love. After going through a breakup, Prince wants to take things slow until he notices Danielle "Dani" in the library. Dani, Prince's middle school crush, is not one to believe in love and is hesitant to get involved with Prince as deadlines for college applications come closer. Even so, Dani agrees to Prince's proposal that he can convince her of love after just three dates. A good recommendation for anyone who enjoyed Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything or Renee Watson's Love is a Revolution.

— Ayah

May/June 2022 Kids Indie Next List

“Can DJ Love, a teenage expert on love with his own radio show, take his own advice and build a relationship with the girl of his dreams? Detroit and R&B classics mix with characters you’ll fall in love with. A romcom with depth and so much fun!”
— Susan Williams, M. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers, Greenville, SC


“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

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781665908160
ISBN-10: 1665908165
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 29th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English