Friday, 27 November 2015

Review: Save Me From Myself by Stacey Mosteller (Nashville NIghts)

Nashville Nights Boxed Set by Stacey Mosteller 

Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: November 27th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 4 ****

Save Me From Myself(Book 1)

The Blurb

Tragedy and betrayal sent her running…

And now she’s starting over far away from the person she used to be.

Lyric Hayes tried to be the perfect daughter and the perfect girlfriend, but those days are over. She’s ready to begin again with a vow to herself: no relationships, no complications, and no turning back.

Easier said than done…

Confident, successful, and charming David Pearson makes her vow nearly impossible. He has it all, and David knows better than anyone not to judge someone by what’s on the surface. Wanting to own her heart, he’ll do anything to gain her trust and save her from herself. But David’s family could have secrets and baggage of their own, which could send Lyric packing and on the run once again. Is his past just another version of a song Lyric has heard before?

My Thoughts

I am always drawn to any book with a Nashville setting so I jumped at being part of the blog tour for Stacey Mosteller's Nashville Nights series. So far I've only read book one but not long after starting Save Me From Myself I could see that Nashville Nights is a series I could quickly become addicted too.

So Save Me From Myself is a little different from all the other Nashville based books that I've read because the lead characters are not musicians looking to make it big in Country music. Lyric Hayes has moved to Nashville in order to start a new life, leaving her family including a difficult ex-fiance and a witch of a mother behind in New York. She has found a job with a magazine in Nashville and moved in with her best friend and the last thing on her mind is finding love.

Unfortunately(or fortunately) for Lyric not long after arriving in Nashville she meets hot and handsome as hell bartender David who turns her world totally upside down. There is an immediate connection between the two of them that Lyric tries very hard to fight but it's a fight that she loses when David gets right under her skin. Before leaving New York, Lyric had suffered a personal tragedy that left had left her reeling and unable to see how she could ever be in another relationship. David has a history of his own so can the two of them survive all the curve balls that are going to be thrown their way including Lyric's ex turning up in Nashville and David's sister blackmailing Lyric to keep her secret.

Save Me From Myself, was a brilliant read. It was entertaining, offered some light relief but was also packed full of emotion, angst and some very steamy sex scenes. It took me a while to get used to Lyric's name, I mean who on earth calls their child Lyric but actually the more I learned of her mother I could see exactly who called their child Lyric. I loved Lyric and Stacey's writing really helped me feel her heartbreak and the pain that she had endured, I found myself really rooting for her to get her happy ending.

David is the perfect book hero. He's handsome, he's charming, he has a wonderful Southern drawl, he's hot and above all he really cares for Lyric and does what he can to protect her. As soon as Stacey Mosteller introduced him to the story I found myself thinking now where can I get me one of him. I enjoyed seeing the way the relationship plays out between Lyric and David and that Stacey holds back just enough of both their back stories to keep you interested.

Save Me From Myself features some great secondary characters that help add to both the humour and the drama and I'm looking forward to finding out more about some of them in the next Nashville Nights book. I'd highly recommend this series to anyone who loves a strong romance with a hint of steam and some really wonderful characters. 

Check out the rest of the Nashville Nights blog tour over on Xpresso Books

About The Author

Stacey is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of Second Chances and Shadows of the Past (co-authored with H.M. Ward), the Nashville Nights, Two Sisters and Nashville U series (coming late 2015 from Swoon Romance).

She is also a wife, mother, writer and self-professed bookwhore – not necessarily in that order! As the mother of three growing boys, her Kindle has become her temporary escape from the insanity of boys, dogs and her husband. Stacey can usually be found curled up with her iPad when she’s supposed to be writing or creating endless Spotify playlists!

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great romance and with well written characters, too! Glad you liked it, Sam! Great review! :)