A talk show brings our hero and heroine together nine years after their divorce. Travis Malloy accepts the ticket to this show as payment for services rendered as a fishing guide. Kara Taylor takes her grandmother, who is an avid fan of the hostess, to the touring talk show out of affection. The topic is communication betwen couples, and after considering this, neither character can help but take up where they left off nine years ago.
Travis sits in the audience and he commiserates with the men. He eventually becomes their spokesperson. He has had nine years to determine what went wrong in his marriage to Kara and he is voicing his own frustration as he seeks to counsel couples by benefit of prior experience.
Kara fumes in her seat as she hears the one-sidedness to the male argument. When Travis answers in a way that brings back the painful memories of miscommunication, she can't stop herself from confronting him on national television.
This begins the start of a reunion novel by Jan Freed. It is well written and focuses, throughout, on the lines of communication between men and women. I really enjoyed this aspect of the novel because it was humorous and rang true. As a story, Talk To Me successfully illustrates a few of Dr. Gray's concepts on the relationship between men and women. While reading this story, however, I felt that though Kara argued well on the behalf of women, it was really Travis who succeeded in opening up the lines of communication between the two of them in order to confront Kara's insecurities and to find the happiness they had long denied themselves.