Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot
Published by: Harper Impulse
Release date: February 6th 2014
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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?
Join the country scene to find out!
I thoroughly enjoyed Security by Mandy Baggot when I participated in the blog tour back in April 2013. I was excited to read Made In Nashville, the premise sounded very intriguing and who can turn down rockstars? I loved the characters and world building that Ms Baggot created, Honor was a broken woman that became an Agoraphobic and when she found love, she found the courage to step outside her comfort zone.
Ten years ago, Honor Blackwood was attacked on-stage during a concert and ever since, the now twenty-eight year old, has a severe fear for being in public. Now working in a small music store, Honor still writes songs but they just sit in a drawer at home.
The disfigurement of her injury causes her daily worry and even after twenty operations, Honor still feels ugly and distressed to be seen. Her advisor, Larry is still trying to bring her out and get her to make a new album, but she just can’t do it.
Jared Marshall is a serial bachelor and currently sits on top of the country music charts. Going on tour soon, he’s looking for a supporting ac and his advisor, Buzz has a lot of ideas, but when Jed hears an angel’s voice on the radio, he wants that angel.
Honor is at work and fiddles with a song while waiting for customers. That’s where Jared finds her, just singing to herself and playing a guitar. It’s her, his angel in the flesh. Honor is startled when she hears the door open, lost in her music. Jed wants to try a guitar and Honor is amazed that this man that looks like a hobo is a phenomenally gifted musician.
When he introduces himself, Honor already knew he is THE Jed Marshall, she sells so many of his albums in store. Jared tells Honor he wants her for his supporting act on tour. Of course Honor refuses, but Jared is determined to change her mind.
Jared is resolved to get Honor on his tour and continues to chase her. He follows her to a bar and Honor runs into her ex-boyfriend who will also be her competition. It’s not a friendly meeting and all of Honor’s memories of that fateful night come slamming into her. Jared realises just how broken Honor is and now having her on his tour isn’t as important, he just wants Honor for himself.
Will Jared be able to help heal Honor’s scars and get her back to where she belongs, on stage? Will Honor open her heart again to this fabulously strong and talented musician? Will Honor go on tour with Jared and what about her own music career, will she sing the songs hidden away in drawers?
Watch as Jared becomes Honor’s champion and the strength of this woman that has been scarred come back to life. Fabulously written and with surprises along the way, Made In Nashville is certainly a must read for all romance readers.
4 COUNTRY MUSIC HEARTS
About the Author
Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads.
Represented by Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency she is also a contributor to writing blogs, magazines and short story anthologies and regularly takes part in fiction festivals and literary events.
Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, Corfu, shoes and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.
Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.