From Here to Nashville

My debut contemporary romance was released in February 2015 and is available from Amazon.

‘Thidfw-js-fhtn-cover-smalls book gives what we want from a contemporary romance, escapism with… a story that is interesting and which maybe isn’t quite as predictable as you might expect.’ TheTBRPile.com

‘It kept me entertained from beginning to end. All in all, a great début and I look forward to the next book!’ Annie’s Book Corner

 

 

 

 

 

From Here to Nashville

Two worlds, 4,000 miles apart. Can music unite them?

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 and to see whether music really can bring them together.

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.’

I blushed then, an honest-to-goodness shade of pink that made him chuckle once more, locking eyes with me as he did, so I knew the compliment was sincere.’

 

And here’s my book trailer too:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 thoughts on “From Here to Nashville

    • Thank you very much! I will gratefully accept. I have just read yours on your blog and wholeheartedly agree that you are the kind of person who likes to help others. You have already helped me so much in the short time I have known you :)

      • Aw, thanks hon! I’m glad I’ve helped so far – the feeling is mutual! :)
        Good luck with your post, am interested to read your own.
        Take care, Cat

    • Thank you. It is still very much a provisional cover at the moment but you’re right, it will be important to get the right one when the time comes (hopefully later this year!) Thanks for commenting. I loved your blog post too and look forward to reading more of them :)

  1. I was told by a mutual blogger/ Twitterer/friend Bill Cunningham that your debut novel would probably be something I liked. By the look of the cover, it is definitely something I’d enjoy reading. Congratulations, I’m looking forward to it.

    • Thank you so much, Dena. I’m just finalising a professional cover version and have sent the manuscript off for a final edit now. There’s so much to do though, as you know, so probably looking at the New Year for publication! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment :)

    • Thanks so much, Katherine. That first kiss I wrote on your course is still pretty much the same as it was on that day! Thank you :)

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