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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

#SummerImpulse Review: Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot

Oh oh oh – what a fabulous start I’ve just had to the #SummerImpulse Readathon. The idea is to read and chat about as many fantastic Harper Impulse titles as possible during this week (1st August – 7th August).

I decided to start with Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot. This lovely paperback has been sat staring at me from my shelf for a couple of months, ever since I won it in a twitter giveaway- and I’m chuffed to have finally read it. An absolutely gorgeous read.

There was so much to love about this story. First of all, let’s talk about the Nashville setting. Right at the heart of country music, this book was vibrating with the stuff (which I happen to love). I now want to save up for a new guitar and visit Nashville to go and shop for it… of course, getting discovered as a country sensation along the way would be great ☺ (Top Tip: download Mandy’s country playlist from the front of the book onto Spotify – it’ll get you in the mood in no time!)

The story was pure, old-school romance. Yes- you’ve got a feisty but damaged heroine in Honor. Yes- Jared (Jed) is a bad-boy hero (who’s oh so good!) and yes, they are both damaged goods, fragile, vulnerable and ultimately, stronger together.

The best part about this book is that it’s packed with plot. A strange thing to say about a novel perhaps- but all too often these days we see the main characters pottering around, navel gazing without very much to actually do, poor sods. This is definitely not the case with Made in Nashville. We’re taken on a rip-roaring ride of secrets, lies and self-discovery – all set against the sizzling Nashville backdrop.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It’s beautifully written and made me fall in love with Honor as much as with Jed. This one will be making it firmly onto my ‘keep’ shelf, I’ll definitely be settling down for another trip to Nashville in the near future.

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The Blurb:
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!

Next up for #SummerImpulse: Stable Mates by Zara Stoneley.

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