Synopsis from Goodreads
As the Dating Guy on L.A.‘s top morning show, I give the single guy’s perspective on dating, love, and sex—and I give great advice. Everyone’s hooking up…well, except for me. Sure, I can get any woman I want, but I’ve got a “no relationship” clause in my contract and the only woman I want has “relationship” written all over her. Probably stamped on her ass, too. And wouldn’t I like to confirm that.
Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with me. At all. Something about the next Ice Age might have even come up in her rebuttal. Adorable. Because she’s determined to ignore what one simple kiss proved: she wants me as badly as I want her.
Everything in me is screaming to go after her, but I’ve got a secret that I’m fairly certain will end up with her roasting my nuts over an open fire. So, job on the line? Check. Nuts on the line? Check. Can’t get her out of my head? Nail…meet coffin. But what a way to go…
Talk British to Me is a cute romance with a fairy-tale feel to the narrative. Beautiful barista lands an incredible job by accident and is swept off her feet by a smooth talking playboy who also happens to be her new boss’s son.
Teague is a LA transplant having made a bid for independence away from her loving but over protective family. Although she considered a career in law it was soon obvious it wasn’t the right choice for her, so Teague is now pursuing her dream of travel writing. While Teague’s family is financially more than secure, Teague is determined to make it on her own, hence the barista position. Teague has small town girl written all over her, but her warm, caring personality and ability to put people at ease naturally make her the type of person others gravitate to. Her organisational skills and multi-tasking abilities catch the eye of one of her coffee customers when she delivers the coffee as a favour. Making Teague an assistant to the best wedding planner in the county, who also happens to be a dragon lady to work for.
Mateo is an utter dream boat whose alter ego just happens to be the dating expert on a talk radio show that Teague happens to have a huge crush on. Mateo has embraced the player persona justifying it as part of his job but also as a way of channelling his negative emotions following the bitter break-up with his long term girlfriend. Getting to know Mateo through Talk British to Me shows there is a lot more to him than he allows people to see, he is terrified that deep down he is a failure due to the loss of his soccer career and previously mentioned girlfriend.
Teague and Mateo know they aren’t looking for the same things in a relationship but their attraction is undeniable. I loved watching the attraction between them give way to something deeper the more time they spent together. However, Mateo’s barriers create additional problems when he is too afraid to face his growing feelings for Teague.
There is a lot going on beside the romance between Mateo and Teague, with a wedding party destined for destruction and the choice between doing what is expected and doing what is right. I loved Teague’s best friend, Harper and would love for her to get her own HEA.
Talk British to Me is a light, quick read perfect for the wonderful for the sunny weather we are currently blessed with ♥