Friday, 14 February 2014

Guest Book Review & Giveaways: Mandy Baggot - Made in Nashville

Reviewed by Louise Wykes

Made in Nashville…feel the country!

An on-stage attack left Honor Blackwood with more scars than just the one on her face. It’s been ten years since she left her spot as Nashville’s brightest country music star. Is now the time to return? And is she brave enough to do it?

Country rebel and rock star, Jared ‘Jed’ Marshall is hot property on the Tennessee music scene in more ways than one. He’s wild, he’s sexy and everybody wants a piece of him. But when he sets his sights on Honor, is it pure attraction or just distraction on his mind?

Honor’s record label sign the ex-boyfriend that dumped her and suddenly going back to her old life is harder than she thought. And when a secret from the past becomes public knowledge it’s no longer just about the music… Are all the people in her life lying to her to get what they want?

Join the country scene to find out!

Made in Nashville – where the off-stage action’s as hot as the music!

Amazon link: Kindle

Being completely unfamiliar with the country music scene I was entirely unprepared for what I would find in this book but I am glad I stepped out of my comfort zone as I discovered a fantastically sexy, romantic tale that kept me reading until the small hours. 

Honor Blackman used to be a rising star in country music, however, this came to an abrupt end when a crazed fan attacked her on stage one night when she was eighteen and left Honor emotionally and physically scarred. Since the attack Honor has tried to avoid the country scene altogether as she is petrified of what happened and it seems she has also shut out people emotionally too when into the music store where she works, walks Jared (Jed) Marshall. 

Jared is a rising star in the more rockier, contemporary side of country music and is looking for a support act on his upcoming tour. After inadvertently hearing Honor singing he decides that he wants Honor to support him but he has to try and persuade her to join him. 

This was a wonderful, compelling read and although at first I thought things fell into place quite easily for Honor and Jed, I was completely surprised by the twists and turns that the author revealed and the story went down a road I was completely unprepared for. The main characters are engaging and well written and I loved Honor’s vulnerability and thought Jed was a fascinating hero, well mannered yet tough and ready to right wrongs he sees happening. 

I loved this book and highly recommend it for a fun, passionate and exciting read and I’m off now to buy my husband a Stetson!

Mandy is really spoiling readers with not one but two giveaways, each host on the tour is running a giveaway to win a Made in Nashville eBook but Mandy is also running a second giveaway where the winner will win a white Kobo mini, a £10/$15 Amazon gift card, plus signed copies of Strings Attached and Security
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  1. Louise, a fab review. So glad you enjoyed Made in Nashville!

    Sharon, thank you for posting on your blog :)


  2. Fantastic review :)
    I can't wait to get stuck into this one!
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

  3. It's good to step out of your comfort zone sometimes. Glad you enjoyed this.