Thursday, October 16, 2014

Blog Tour: Review for Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot

I'm very excited to be sharing with you all a review from one my favorite chick-lit/romance authors!  You also have the chance to win one of her books!

Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot 
Published by: Harper Impulse
Publication date: February 6th 2014
Genres: 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!


★★★★★ stars

Jared "Jed" Marshall needs to get an opening act for his latest tour and soon. He just happens to overhear Honor Blackwood singing and is entranced by her voice. Honor is no stranger to performing. Ten years ago she was the hottest star when an unprovoked attack left her scarred and afraid. Will Jed be able to convince Honor to join him on tour? Will Honor's past come back to haunt her again?

There wasn't much about this book that I didn't enjoy. Both Jed and Honor are perfect for each other. Jed is secure in who he is and he's not afraid to do what he feels is right. I loved that about him. Honor is sweet but so scared after what happened to her. Not only was she physically hurt, but the person she thought would be there to support her wasn't and now he's back once again now that she's thinking about singing again. I really did not like Dan Steele. I did like Honor though. She did go a little loopy on me towards the end of the book which threw me off a little because she had mentioned earlier about not wanting to know more. 

There was one thing that bothered me a little bit. Mandy mentions and uses the Confederate flag numerous times. Now I'm a Southern girl through and through. It is an important part of our history and culture, but it's not really as prominent part of our daily lives anymore. Yes it can be seen on the occasional belt buckle and on many a truck, but the flag isn't flown very often. It's also no longer on graves. Now I know Mandy is from the UK, so that's okay. These days it raises more controversy than nostalgia when used. 

Mandy Baggot is a phenomenal writer and she's done it once again with another great book. I love how the book is set in Nashville, the home of country music and many a rock star as well. Mandy writes characters that are real and easy to relate to. She always manages to write a book that's not only full of romance but also of issues that make and break us. I'm sure at one time or another we've all wanted to be celebrities but we forget what all comes with it.

* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, even though I'd already purchased a copy previously of my own.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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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.

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  1. Thank you so much for joining the tour, Chanpreet and for that lovely review!

    Mandy :)

  2. Lovely review, Chanpreet! It sounds like a wonderful story and with great characters to boot! The romance also sounds very well written!



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