Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Nashville Parts 1 and 2 Book Review

I once again had the opportunity to review another story by +Inglath Cooper. These are two novellas that I had such fun reading back to back!

Since they are both connected, I will review both of them as one story. I sure was very happy to have had the two parts available to read because I was not ready for the story to end.

Inglath Cooper and Covers for the Nashville Parts One and Two
Synopsis of Part One - Ready to Reach:

Nineteen year-old Cece MacKenzie leaves Virginia for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she'd inherited from her grandma called Gertrude.

But Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, and Nashville has never seemed farther away.

Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer Cece and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be.

Title: Nashville Part One - Ready to Reach
Author: Inglath Cooper
Publisher: Fence Free Entertainment, LLC (October 4, 2012)
Format: Mobi
Genre: Romance
Location(s) Available: Amazon

Synopsis of Part Two - Hammer and a Song:

Cece MacKenzie grew up dreaming of a life doing what she loves - singing in Nashville. When she and her hound dog Hank Junior set out to make her dream come true, life takes some twists she hadn't counted on. Like falling for Holden Ashford, a songwriter with a gift. And a girlfriend. Can a country music star's hunky son help her forget about Holden. Or is it even possible when her heart insists on writing the song?

Title: Nashville Part Twp - Hammer and a  Song
Author: Inglath Cooper
Publisher: Fence Free Entertainment, LLC (April 5, 2013)
Format: Mobi
Genre: Romance
Location(s) Available: Amazon

Inglath Cooper has a fantastic way of making the reader fall in love with her characters. Right from the beginning you can't help but love Cece. She's got a determined attitude but in a gentle, almost naive way. She's definitely got making music, not fame, on her mind. She takes a chance and moves from all she's ever known to pursue that passion of songwriting and singing.

Then in walks Holden, oh man... Holden. What can I say about him?! He's brooding, got a major attitude but he's so magnetic that you are drawn to him despite the facade he puts up. From the moment he is described, wearing cowboy boots *swoon* and a cap pulled low on his head over his sunglasses, whew... Holden had my attention. He too is chasing the dream of playing the music he writes for all to hear. I should say that I am biased towards Holden because there's something sexy about a man wearing cowboy boots.

Another integral character to this story is Thomas Franklin. Thomas is like that big, teddy bear brother, cousin or best friend that you always feel secure around. He'll always have your back but give it to you straight. He's not the "I told you so" type but will comfort you when needed. There's no hidden agenda with Thomas, his heart is as pure golden as the sun. He's the singer with that smooth voice who brings life to the words that Holden writes.

From the moment Cece and Holden meet, you can feel the electricity crackle between them. They are drawn to each other but don't want to admit it.

Events happen through out Part One that bring Cece and Holden together and you can see the beginning of a forbidden relationship between them. They both know that nothing could ever come out of a fiery and passionate kiss that overtakes their senses. If only life weren't so complicated!

In Part Two, we get to learn more about the characters and are introduced to a new one, whom I didn't like, at first. Not because of how she was written but because of what she meant for Cece and Holden. She's a character you can't help but love to hate, in the beginning. However, as we learn more about her she grows on you and you like her.

I want to say Part Two was my favorite of the two novellas. We get to learn a little bit more about Cece, Holden and Thomas. The story is riveting and grabs a hold of you. I literally couldn't put it down. I wanted take it all in and know what was going to be happening. As I got to the end of the book, when I turned, swiped, the page that ended the story, I was looking for more. Before the ending, we got a sense of resolution, a sense that things were finally going in the right direction. Then it happened, I was turning, swiping, the pages looking for more. My mind refused to accept the story ended the way it did! As far as cliffhangers go, this is really a great one.

I will be patiently waiting for Part Three to come out. I will devour it just to get my fill of Cece and Holden.

Being that the story is about singers and songwriters trying to make it in Nashville, Inglath has shared the songs that Holden has written at the end of each book. Which is awesome. To add even more excitement to it, Holden has a blog (here) in which he shares his music. He's the songwriter to the duo between him and Thomas. I think that is pretty cool, if you ask me.

Do I recommend these two novellas? OMG! I do! If you want to fall in love, go on a country music roller coaster ride where you know you'll have a good ole time, I do!

If you'd like to get the novellas as a combination, you can do so as well at Amazon.

1 comment:

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :-)