From Here to Nashville (From Here to You, Book 1) by Julie Stock @wood_beez48 @rararesources #giveaway #bookreview #contemporary #romance

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Two worlds, 4,000 miles apart. Is their love strong enough to keep them together?

Rachel Hardy dreams of being a successful country music singer in Nashville’s Music City, four thousand miles away from her lonely life in Dorset. When Jackson Phillips, an independent record label owner, encourages her band to audition for a nationwide ‘Open Mic’ competition, she decides they have nothing to lose.

But when she starts to fall in love with Jackson, the stakes suddenly get higher and she finds herself with a great big dilemma on her hands. Should she abandon her dream and take the easy way out or should she leave the life she has always known behind and take a gamble on a man who has personal demons of his own?

Follow Rachel and Jackson as they learn to trust in love again to see whether their music really can unite them.

EXCERPT

I turned slowly to find myself staring up into the most beautiful pair of brown eyes I’d ever seen. The gorgeous man who’d been watching me earlier now stood before me and my breath caught as I studied him close up. He towered over my petite frame, his soft, wavy, dark brown hair falling over his forehead, hands slung low in his pockets and cowboy boots peeking out from beneath his jeans. 

‘Er, hi,’ I managed to stutter out, reminding myself to breathe.

‘Hey there,’ he drawled in the most luscious American accent. ‘I heard you singing and I wanted to find out more about who that fabulous voice belonged to.’ He smiled and as he did, I noticed the way his lips turned up invitingly at the corners.

‘Thank you. I’m glad you liked it,’ I replied, trying to appear calm and to bring my focus back to his eyes.

And then he chuckled. God, he knew how to make a chuckle sound sexy. He oozed confidence too, with his broad shoulders pulled back and his head held high.

‘You British, you’re so damn polite,’ he said, raising his eyebrows. ‘You sounded great up there.’

‘Yeah, the crowd had a great vibe tonight. I can’t quite believe it.’

‘Well, you have no reason not to; the proof’s all here. I loved your own song by the way. You have a real talent there.’

MY REVIEW

Please join me in wishing Julie Stock a happy fifth year birthday to her debut novel, the charming From Here to Nashville! It’s book one in Julie Stock’s From Here to You series and my second book by this author. When a talented singer is discovered in Dorset, England, by a charming American record label owner, their pasts come between the growing love they feel for each other.

Rachel’s dream has come true. She’s leaving her home in Dorset, England, to follow her budding singing/songwriting career in Nashville, Tennessee. And, she’s going there with the attractive and charismatic Jackson Phillips, multi-millionaire record label owner, who has swiftly swept her off her feet. Is it happening too fast? Does she really know him?

Julie Stock creates interesting and realistic characters. Rachel and Jackson’s relationship develops quickly and it is understandable there are issues of trust and certainty when the past comes calling. In addition, the solid supporting characters also give depth to the story.

Overall, this is a credible and compelling debut novel with a lovely romance that crosses continents.  I look forward to reading the rest in the series.

Thank you to Ms. Stock for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.

Giveaway

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Giveaway to Win a signed paperback copy of From Here to Nashville, a bookmark and a guitar magnet (Open to UK Only)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julie StockJulie Stock writes contemporary feel-good romance from around the world: novels, novellas and short stories. She published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in February 2015 and her second novel, The Vineyard in Alsace in March 2017. Over You (Sam’s Story) and Finding You (Jenna’s Story), her follow-up novellas to From Here to Nashville were published in 2018, making the From Here to You series complete. She has also published a boxed set of the From Here to You trilogy of books.

The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge was published in August 2019, followed by Bittersweet, a collection of 12 Short Stories for Modern Life in September 2019.

Julie is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and The Society of Authors.

Julie is married and lives with her family in Bedfordshire in the UK.

Follow Julie on her website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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