GIRL WITH GUITAR
(Kylie Ryans, #1)
*This is a New Adult Romance and contains MA 17+ Content.
After Kylie’s dad dies in a freak accident, he leaves her with nothing other than her crazy stepmother, Darla, and the ability to play guitar. When Darla kicks Kylie out and she loses her job all in the same day, she hops a bus to Nashville determined to make her late father’s dreams come true.
Waitressing and saving her pennies to record a demo, her big break comes when she’s asked to join a tour going down the tubes with once platinum album-selling country music superstar Trace Corbin. But touring with Trace is hardly a dream come true since he’s pretty much drinking his career down the drain. If Kylie can’t pull Trace out of his rut, he’ll pull her and her dreams down with him.
What an adorably sweet and tender read!
Many thanks to this awesome author for being kind enough to gift her story. You sincerely ROCK…Kylie-style!
Kylie Ryans is an 18 year old spitfire who has been somewhat beaten down by life, but is far from defeated. Armed with raw talent and fierce determination, she sets off for Nashville to pursue her dream of becoming a country music singer. With a strong mind and a sassy tongue, it seems Kylie wont let anything or anyone stand in her way…until a run-in with country music star, Trace Corbin threatens to break down those solid walls that guard her….
Trace Corbin should come with a warning label: highly addictive…
Trace is a gorgeous and sexy, infamous bad-boy who’s on a downward path of self-destruction. When Kylie is asked to join him on tour, he wants nothing to do with her–and the feeling is mutual. I absolutely LOVED their initial bicker-filled banter and Kylie’s ability to put that bad-boy in his place was nothing short of awesome. Their tension-filled connection sizzled and the steam-factor was quite pleasantly surprising!
This story is told in third person perspective, but we really do get a lot of Kylie’s inner dialogue–which was simply delightful. Her quirky character gave me many laugh-out-loud moments, and her just-trying-to-make-my-way-in-the-world persona was entirely believable. She was quick to become one of my favorite, kick-ass heroines!
The country aspect to this book is what I enjoyed the most. It gave the story quite an endearing and charming feel. I truly felt connected to these characters and the dialogue was so natural that I, at many times, felt a part of it. Trace and Kylie’s story was intense without being over-the-top, and sweet without ever becoming sappy. Definitely an enjoyable read and I look forward to more from this author!
Even though I know it’s wrong, you turned my life into a country song and I keep playin’ it, on repeat.
▪ Genre/Category: Romance/NA
▪ Steam Caliber: Highly steamy and sexy
▪ Romance: Slow-building. Sexy, sweet and angsty.
▪ Characters: Damaged and brooding hero. Strong, funny, and determined heroine.
▪ Plot: Music themed. Inspiring and passionate story.
▪ Writing: Witty, sexy, and engaging.
▪ POV: 3rd Person Perspective
▪ Cliffhanger: None. Open for more story.
▪ Next Installment: Follow up.
(originally read & reviewed on April 9, 2013)