Radio producer Jamie MacMahon is in over her head with ex-hockey player-turned host Drew Milan. She’s attracted to the man who earned the nickname “the Beast” during his playing days from the moment they meet, but he’s her boss and she loves her new job. She’s made plenty of mistakes with men and loathes the thought of being yet another plaything for Drew, a man who sleeps with women but doesn’t date them.
Drew doesn’t want to lose a great producer and knows Jamie deserves a real relationship, but can’t stay away from the sizzling chemistry they create every time they’re together. Jamie’s insecurities and the very real prospect of having to leave a great job if this thing doesn’t work out clash hard with Drew’s fears about opening his heart and the possibility of losing his first competent producer.
Jamie has just started as the producer of a radio show called ‘The Beast is Back’, hosted by ex-hockey player Drew Milan. During her interview, Jamie is drawn to Drew’s picture, but meeting him in person is almost more than she can handle.
Drew goes through producers like water and the last thing he expected was a woman producer, especially given his reputation with the ladies. But seeing Jamie for the first time, Drew’s body instantly reacts.
Jamie and Drew trade banter back and forth as they are both determined to not let their attraction effect their work. Jamie has made a lot of mistakes in past relationships and her self-esteem with the help of her sister has suffered. Drew is a playboy and doesn’t want a relationship since breaking it off with his cheating fiancé years ago.
The situation Drew finds Jamie in that leads to them admitting their attraction is classic and wonderful. The intensity of attraction they feel is palpable when reading Talk to Me. After their first night together, Drew is shocked he let Jamie stay and sort of rushes her out. Jamie is hurt and figures she made yet another mistake. As the two come to struggle with what they can both handle, the reader wonders if they can overcome expectations of themselves and each other to be together.
Both Drew and Jamie are believable characters with issues most of us can relate to. Talk to Me does a great job of giving us the little details that mean so much when connecting with characters and a storyline. I would recommend Talk to Me for anyone who wants to read a good romance with a lot of heat and a lot of heart.