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 prizeand 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.


A Struck By Love Novel, Book One
Read as a stand-alone or enjoy the series!

Newly revised edition. Previously published as Songbird.




"Tender, heart-stopping ... and exquisitely passionate ... A deliciously ardent hero and an endearing and hardworking heroine fall irrepressibly in love with the backdrop of 1980s nostalgia. Treat yourself to this heart-melting and profound story about risking your heart and finding love!"
-Austenesque Reviews

"Swoony and romantic. Love at first sight can be a heady trope in romance and author Syrie James puts a bit of a spin on it with falling for a voice over a radio broadcast call in. "
-Caffeinated Reviewer

"A beautifully written, almost lyrically told story about two people overcoming their fears and the profound love they share for one another. Desiree and Kyle had an instantaneous connection. The chemistry between them is intense. I loved it!"
-The Book Hookup

"Eighties nostalgia mixed with romance. Music is my love language, so all the songs were a welcome addition. 5 out of 5 stars."
-My Bookish Bliss

"Provocative, sultry romance! Hits all the right notes. This lyrical, poignant love story kept me turning pages well into the wee hours of the morning."
-The Quill Ink

"This has everything you could want from this genre. A lovely meet-cute, a glorious chemistry, a fair bit of conflict and a great ending. A few steamy moments too. Fun, fresh and flirty."

"A great steamy read that made my heart melt. I can't wait to read the next book."
-Book Confessions

"From the moment Desiree answered that call and talked to Kyle live on air, I was invested! Their instant attraction led to the most swoony interactions and adorable dates. The writing was engaging and it was so easy to fall in love with the characters!"

"Amazing on all sorts of levels. The writing itself is an excellent piece of art. Truly a great read!"
-The Paige-Turner

"A wonderful book!"
-Paulette's Papers


Read the Excerpt

Read Syrie's blog, 7 Ways My Real-Life Romance Inspired Floating on Air.


Published by: CLA, New York: Trade paperback, ebook, audiobook
Pages: 268
ISBN13: 978-1-7379248-5-2