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.
This is book one in the series and is a quick read. In this book, you are really getting the basics-setting, characters, etc. CeCe is the girl you want to root for. She is having a terrible day when we meet her and is rescued by hunky Holden. The story is all about chasing your dreams and its nice to read about musicians trying to do that. It seems like most of the books in this genre take place when the person is already famous. Having CeCe working toward her dream makes her more realistic and relatable. Nobody uses sex as an icebreaker either which is refreshing!
You really can’t JUST read this book. You have to have the series but this book will give you a taste to see if you want to read the rest. CeCe initially ‘picks’ the guy who is a jerk and I am so over that trope.
RITA AWARD WINNING AUTHOR INGLATH COOPER writes books that aim to give her readers a mini-vacation. A stretch of time during which they can visit other places and other people’s lives. Her books have reached the top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller list, with Truths and Roses hitting #11.
Inglath Cooper’s Nashville series became a reality after she spent time in Music City, writing lyrics with other songwriters. She fell in love with the community and gets to revisit regularly through her characters.