Series: Country Blues #1
Published by: Entangled Bliss on February 15, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Love is one dare neither of them can take...
Arabella Stone, Nashville’s darling, is eager to shuck her prim-and-proper rep, and a few wild months spent checking items off her “ summer bucket list” is the way to do it. First up: kiss the man she’s crushed on since she wore a training bra, the bad boy of country himself, Blue bassist Charlie Tucker.
For Charlie, a beautiful woman flirting with him isn’t out of the norm—but a beautiful woman bolting after the hottest kiss of his life sure is. And when he finds out his kiss-and-run Cinderella is none other than Arabella Stone, daughter of his label’s CEO, he knows he’s in trouble. Because not only is she a Stone, she’s also his employee for the next few months at the recording studio he just bought.
Over the course of one thrilling summer, Arabella and Charlie chip away at her bucket list and fight the simmering attraction between them...knowing that once it's all over, so is their time together.
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Seven Day Fiancé, My Not So Super Sweet Life, The Fine Art of Pretending
One Line: Very sweet and fun!
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
As usual, Harris has given readers another gem of a romance novel. Going into this, I had no idea that this was a spin-off of Harris’ Love & Games series. It doesn’t make a difference since this is a full story on its own, but it makes me happy because I got to see some of those characters again, and you know how much I love catching up with couples I’ve read and loved in the past. In regards to the story itself, it’s your typical crush-turned-something-more kind of romance, and I loved every minute of it. Arabella is a great mix of innocent and strong-willed, while Charlie has got that charming and sweet guy thing down pact.
First off, let me say how I love the name Arabella. It’s different, but not too different, and I just like the way it sounds! Anyways, about the character herself, I liked her, too. She reminded me a lot of myself and I’m a sucker for lists and a girl with a plan, whether or not her plans actually play out the way she wants them to her not. Things between her and Charlie do take awhile to build up, and I appreciate those slow-build kind of romances every now and then. It fit with their story and I like watching them go from “strangers” with a mutual attraction to friends with a common interest to lovers with a strong connection.
As for Charlie, I love it when the guy has a playboy exterior with that charm and look that’s hard to resist, but also has a sweet and caring “interior” that makes you want to root for him and whoever he is trying to pursue. Ah, I loved him!
I’ve always been a fan of a sweet Contemporary Romance that revolves around the music industry, so if that sounds like something you’re into, you need to get this book. There are plenty of sweet, touching, and swoony moments in this book that left me smiling and all mushy inside. I’m definitely looking forward to checking out the rest of the series, as Harris has yet (and I don’t think she ever will) to let me down.