1) NASHVILLE. I absolutely love that TV show, and in this first book, the female main character is a country singer, plus the story is set in Nashville. Even the Bluebird Café appears in it! Needless to say when I read that in the book’s summary, I was sold.
2) Max Butler. He’s hot, and he’s real. I don’t mind reading about alpha males, but often find them too possessive, and that’s not my thing. I really liked how Max really cared for Kit, and how he gave her space here and there and just not acted like a total jerk. (Of course he made stupid decisions, but hey, we all do!)
3) This book has voice. Both Kit and Max have a very distinctive voice that matches their character. It felt true, and made them come alive on the page. This also made it very easy to switch between the characters. I didn’t even need to read the name—the way their POV was written made this very clear.
4) Their connection and chemistry. This book is not love at first sight, but it definitely has instant chemistry—and both characters acknowledged that for what it was.
5) The character’s background. Both had a very decent background story that made the characters three dimensional, and it made the book more than just ‘boy meets girl’. Their background stories moved the main plot forward and added interesting secondary plots to it.
6) (Bonus!) SEXY TIMES. No explanation needed.
All in all, I really fell in love with this book. I read it in one sitting (stayed up to 2AM to do so—something I regretted (but not really) the next morning) and can’t wait to read the second book in this series, called SALVATION.
Five years ago, Kit Landry was homeless and alone at sixteen. Determined to ditch her crappy life, she moved to Nashville with only $200, her guitar, and a notebook full of songs. She hit it big as America’s country sweetheart, but a year of living like a rock star plus a stint in rehab has killed any good will she had with her label. The suits have ordered Kit to shape up or ship out of the limelight. The last thing she needs is a hot, sexy distraction with a sinful smile.
He doesn’t know the meaning of the word.
Max Butler is as far from a celebrity as you can get and he likes it that way. A Nashville firefighter, he’s living the single life with a revolving door of parties, friends, and a different woman in his bed every night. When his normal life suddenly collides with the girl on his favorite Rolling Stone cover, he sees the perfect chance to fulfill his ultimate fantasy and see just how bad Kit can be.
Sometimes bad is so very good.
With three weeks until Kit leaves for her big tour, Max promises to give her a break from being the good girl--no strings attached. But when hot days lead to sultry nights, the lines get blurred and suddenly three weeks of bad might not be good enough.