Book Review: Floating on Air by Syrie James


Title: Floating on Air

By: Syrie James

Genre: Romance

Pages: 239

Release Date: October 30th, 2021

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

A siren called. He answered.

A successful radio deejay embarks on a thrilling, long distance love affair with a charismatic entrepreneur, a relationship that plays havoc with her carefully controlled life—and heart.

On a hot summer's day in 1986, Southern California radio deejay Desiree Germain is hosting a contest on the air when she's entranced by the deeply masculine voice of caller number twelve.

Voices never matched faces. Desiree knows that better than anyone. As KICK's hottest radio host, she has a sultry voice that leads people to expect a tall, voluptuous bombshell. Petite in every sense of the word, she hardly lives up to that image.

To Desiree's surprise, caller number twelve turns out to be Kyle Harrison, a handsome, wealthy businessman from Seattle. Kyle has come to claim his prize—and her heart.

They are soon involved in a whirlwind love affair that makes Desiree's heart sing. Is it worth the risk? All the rules say that long-distance romance and radio don't mix. But a man who is answering a siren's call doesn't care about rules.

This novel can be read as a standalone … or enjoy the series!

Newly revised edition, previously published as Songbird.


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Some people wouldn't know love if it slaps them in the face.

I really enjoyed this read. Syrie James has an easy way of writing that tells a great story. Her characters are relatable and the world building is like I'm right at home. 

Desiree is a strong woman who is career driven. When she had the opportunity to take the job of her dreams, she moved away from her home and her husband to follow those dreams, but her long distance relationship ended in heartache when her husband cheats on her and the ask for a divorce. Now Desiree is leery of relationships, especially long distance ones. She must protect her heart at all costs.

Kyle seems to be a typical arrogant rich boy at first glance, but he's really a softy at heart. When he hears Desiree's sultry radio voice, he has to know who she is. 

I find these two characters to go well together. They vibe off each other and have so much fun. The one thing, just one, that drove me nuts was Kyle's pushiness. He seemed to push for sex every chance her could, and I get that was his way to show that he loved Desiree, but it should have flowed more naturally. 

This was a great steamy read that made my heart melt. I can't wait to read the next book. 

Received an copy from the author in exchange for a fair review. 


  1. Thank you Sara for your wonderful review! This book is a very personal story that’s dear to my heart. It’s inspired by the early days of my whirlwind romance with my husband Bill. I'm so glad you enjoyed it (and that it made your heart melt!) I hope you enjoy book 2 in the series, Two Week Deal, just as much.

    1. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to read your books. I've already started Two Week Deal and its another heart melter.

    2. That is now my new favorite phrase: "A heart melter"! Thank you so much Sara. I just read your 5 star review of Two Week Deal on Goodreads -- and I couldn't be more thrilled! Thank you again!