Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Review: Ready To Reach by Inglath Cooper includes giveaway

Ready to Reach by Inglath Cooper
(Nashville #1) 

Publication date: October 4th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Stars: 4 ****

The Blurb

Ever thought a dream might pass you by?
Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads 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 when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, 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. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well.
New Adult Romance where “the characters are so alive you can almost hear them next to you.”

My Thoughts

Ever since I read Made In Nashville by Mandy Baggot I've fallen in love with all things Nashville. I've become addicted to the TV show and will jump at the chance to ready any story set against a Nashville back drop. That is why I jumped at the chance to take part in the Xpresso Book Tours blog tour for Inglath Cooper's book Ready To Reach which is the first book in her Nashville series.

The first thing to mention about Ready To Reach is that it is a novella so don't read if you prefer fully fledged novels. I also find it really hard to review novella's because they are so much shorter and I often feel they are over before they've even started. This is not entirely true with Ready To Reach as this is book one so although the story finishes a little abruptly I know that book two is ready and waiting.

Ready To Reach starts out with aspiring musician, CeCe Mackenzie leaving her home in Virginia to follow her dreams to become a country music singer in Nashville. Unfortunately for CeCe things don't go entirely according to plan when CeCe's car bursts into flames en-route to Nashville, all she is left with is the clothes on her back, her guitar and her dog, Hank Junior. Luckily two footballers Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin who are on their way to Nashville to perform stop to help CeCe and give her a lift. 

Thomas is an easy-going,friendly guy but Holden on the other hand is moody, sullen and doesn't seem to like CeCe very much. When the trio first meet it is very easy to want CeCe to end up with Thomas but it becomes obvious quite quickly that there is an attraction between CeCe and Holden. CeCe moves in with the two boys so that she can get herself back on her feet and Holden does his best to keep his distance. Holden still kind of had a girlfriend, Sarah who he has left behind in Atlanta so he tries to ignore the sparks between him and CeCe.

Ready To Reach is a wonderful easy read and is the perfect story for fans of romance and country music. I loved the connection between the three main characters and we start to see good character development. The story is well written, with wonderful characters and packed with country music charm. I find that there is something really comforting about books set in Nashville. Inglath Cooper now has me totally hooked to her Nashville series and as soon as I finished I immediately downloaded the next book in the series. I'm sure you will to.

Check out the rest of the Ready To Reach blog tour here.

About The Author

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.

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)

  • $50 Amazon Gift Card

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1 comment:

  1. I'm a huge country music fan so I've had my eye on this series from the start. It sounds charming and character driven and just plain fun! Great review, Sam! This is def right up my alley!