28 February 2014

Review: Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot

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. Can she get a new contract? Will she get to perform at the Marlon Festival? Or will Dan Steele destroy everything?

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? And who is really behind the anonymous gifts she keeps getting sent?


5 Words: What the hell was that?

It's true, if you're a fan of the TV show Nashville, you'll love this. Love it. And I'm a huge fan. From the first word, I loved it, I was convinced that I'd give it a solid five stars.

So why did this only get 4 stars?

The last 20%.

Everything is fine and dandy and passionate and drama filled and amazing until you hit exactly the 80% mark. Then I felt that things got a little OTT (as much as a story featuring such big, famous personalities can be OTT). Because you learn something about Jed. And Honor changes and becomes supremely superficial and a mega-bitch.

Jed was definitely my favourite character, followed by Mia. Then Honor.

Jed was this masculine, hunk of passion, who is perhaps the most respectable gentleman I'v read in contemporary romance. It was so refreshing. He was in turmoil with himself, always trying so hard.

Honor was at first this timid young woman, scarred both physically and mentally by her past. She's punishing herself because of what was done to her. And Jed comes along and stops this, makes her stronger, brings her back to herself.

And then Honor finds out about his big secret and judges him even though SHE asked not to know any more and SHE said she trusted him anyway and SHE doesn't even know the whole freaking story. This big change in her just ruined it for me.

Listen to this with a country playlist - I did and it was awesome.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review Cora, I've seen this around quite a bit, but I'm unsure if I want to read it or not...I think I might put it on my TBR longlist. Fantastic review nonetheless.

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