Now I will never admit this to your face but I’m a bit of a closet Country Music fan. Growing up on a diet of Johnny Cash and Glen Campbell, my Dad made it a compulsory accompaniment to every childhood car journey. As I result I now secretly love the Nashville tv series and adored the Lady Gaga version of A Star Is Born. So, with that in mind shimmy into your tight blue jeans, button up your favourite checked shirt and get ready to give yourself over to the magic of Nashville.
Honor Blackwood was once the female face of country. The Taylor Swift of her day. With the voice of an angel and a warm and effervescent personality she was the woman that everyone wanted to love. Now, ten years later, all she has are the gold discs and the memories of that terrible day.
Jared Marshall is the bad boy of Country. He’s a hard living, hard drinking rebel who has broken the boundaries by mixing heavy rock with Country music. He needs a great support act for his upcoming tour and after a chance encounter he decides that Honor would be perfect. Except that Honor has eschewed the world of music and is too afraid to return to the life that nearly destroyed her.
One Summer in Nashville will have you tapping your cowboy booted toes and dreaming of the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. While it is a fun romp through Music City it isn’t just a fluff piece and there are some quite adult situations that both Honor and Jared have to face. Coping with the consequences of other people’s actions ten years later leaves them both a little fragile and wanting something more.
Supplied by Aria and Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: 13th Feb 2020.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.