Love Notes: Eight Country Romances
Country music tells a story. The songs come from the heart and soul…musical tales of good times, bad times, and everything in-between.
Whether it’s in a hole-in-the-wall honky-tonk or under the bright lights of Nashville, these musicians have something to say. From star performers in packed arenas to first-timers ready to make their dreams come true, they’ll serenade you with a love song.
Welcome to Love Notes: Eight never before published romantic stories with a country music twisted.
Queen Of My Heart – (Life Won’t Wait, Book One) USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Lynn Barrett
When the next King of country music offers to take you under his wing, what’s a girl to do?
Pinch herself, of course. Repeatedly. Then take the offer!
Quinn Winters is tired of being the actress known for most killed off characters. After discovering her love of music when her last role portrayed a country singer on a daytime soap opera, she’s making a much needed change in life. Quinn is unprepared for the demands and expectations needed to succeed in Music City. One pleading call from her sister puts her in an all too familiar, but unwanted position.
Five years ago, Tucker McGinnis auditioned for a reality singing show, never expecting to win. His sudden fame and popularity comes as a major surprise. After a multi platinum debut, his second album is suffering the dreaded sophomore jinx. His musical muse becomes elusive when guilt plagues him over an accident which affects his family. He is blown away by Quinn when he overhears her audition at his record label, singing his most personal song.
An attraction builds, and a connection through music is formed. But when life gets in the way, Tucker makes another offer – A temporary marriage which will benefit both of them, until things become too real.
Two souls destined for the stage, two hearts blending together to create beautiful music as individuals, but even better as country music’s next power couple- if they can shed the images of who they used to be.
Dissonance – National & International bestselling author Michele Shriver
Kenzie Bolton had it all, or so everyone thought. She was the hottest voice in country music and married to her famous manger. But behind the triumphs, Kenzie lived a nightmare that was hard to break free from. And when she finally did, the hits stopped coming, leaving her new manager searching for a way to get Nashville’s sweetheart back on the charts.
Chad Radcliffe eschewed family expectations, instead pursuing his music dream, and went from playing college bars to platinum success as the front man for A New Horizon, but now one of his band mates wants to take a break, and the soulful rocker needs a new project to occupy his time.
When a producer suggests they team up for a duet, these two musicians from different genres are skeptical. Can dissonance result in beautiful harmony both in and out of the recording studio?
Rattled and Rolled (A Rough and Tumble Novella) – Crystal Green
Sophie Quinn isn’t just an up-and-coming country princess–she’s a runaway bride. The last man she ever expected to catch her is Cruz Gonzalez, who always had a song in his heart for her. Will they be able to make some sweet, sinful music together?
Whiskey Bent – Kimmie Easley
‘Fate can kiss my big, country ass’ is the only thought that music sensation Joselyn Tillman, can string together as she kicks the cold, hospital bed. Country music hearthrob, Dean Covington, watches the love of his life go from the vibrant, healthy lead singer of their band, Whiskey Bent, to lying in the hospital choosing to die. Will the lovebirds of country music ever make sweet music again? Or will they have to cancel the show?
Last One to Know – Bestselling author Sharon Coady
Leona McCoy has two secrets; she loves John Montgomery and wants to pursue a career in country music. Her controlling mother has prevented her from doing either. John Montgomery has his own secrets; he wants to see Leona pursue her dreams and he is determined to get her to admit her love for him.Will this summer prove to be the one where their dreams finally come true?
Holding the Other – Lyssa Layne
“I feel like I can conquer the world with one hand when you’re holding the other.” ~Anonymous
On Valentine’s Day, Country Music King Lee Maverick’s life took a drastic turn when his wife, fellow country crooner Miranda Wallen, asked him for a divorce. It’s exactly what both of them wanted but after ten years touring together, Maverick is unsure what his career will be like without Miranda. Kyle Kelly, or KK as her friends call her, has been waiting for her big break into the country music scene. After another broken heart from a local guitar player, KK decides to give up on her musical aspirations, but her best friend, Brianna Rossi, refuses to let it go that easily. Thanks to her best friend, KK joins the newly divorced Maverick in his singing endeavors. After spending the first part of the tour fighting their attraction for one another, they finally give in to the inevitable. Both think they’ve found their happiness… until Maverick’s ex wants back in the picture, exactly where she left off.
Broken Strings – National Bestselling author Susan Ann Wall
As co-host of an award-winning country radio show, Colleen Cooper is living her dream despite the steep price she paid to get there. She’s no longer the young woman who narrowly escaped her would-be attacker in college. She’s stronger. Wiser. Determined never to be that vulnerable again and ready to open her heart to the one thing she’s always denied herself – love.
Jake “JD” Donovan is best known as a country music playboy. After selling out to make it big in the industry, Jake is ready to live life without his record label’s puppet strings. And he wants Colleen, the woman he’s always loved, by his side. He intends to record music his way, but when months of anonymous threats escalate to a personal attack on his tour mate, it’s clear someone doesn’t want Jake breaking out on his own.
Jake and Colleen find themselves falling into perfect harmony until she becomes a target. Jake’s determined to protect her, but she’s keeping secrets that threaten to undermine his plans. With her former lover as the investigating detective, Jake now has to prove he’s not the one sabotaging his career. More importantly, can he convince Colleen to take a chance on the man’s he’s become?
Nothing But a Hound Dog – National & International bestselling author Marcia James
After a night of raucous partying, country music hunk Ryan “Rowdy” Gates is sentenced to community service at the Jenkins Animal Shelter. Cindi Landon,shelter director and his high school crush, offers Ryan something he’s never had–a home and unconditional love.
Nikki Lynn Barrett: I’m an avid lover of books. I’ve been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first “book” by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I’ll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.
Michele Shriver writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance. Her books feature flawed-but-likeable characters in real-life settings. She’s not afraid to break the rules, but never stops believing in happily ever after. Michele counts among her favorite things a good glass of wine, a hockey game, and a sweet and sexy book boyfriend, not necessarily in that order.
Crystal Green is a RITA nominated romantic fiction author who tries her best to avoid international incidents whenever she takes a break from her first love, writing, and cheats on it with her other true love—traveling. She’s the author of the New Adult digital first Aidan Falls series, along with the Rough and Tumble romances, and she has an alter ego named Chris Marie Green, who writes mystery thrillers (The Final Girls Books), the paranormal thriller Ghost for Hire series, and the urban fantasy Vampire Babylon series.
Kimmie Easley is an International bestselling romance author who grew up traveling the country, rarely settling in one place for much longer than a minute. Being no stranger to heartache and love, she allows her unconventional life to fuel her writing.
Kimmie is addicted to all things books, wine, cupcakes and flip-flops. She is a homeschool momma, southern wife and pug wrangler.
Kimmie can be found somewhere in the south writing wine worthy stories.
Best Selling Author Sharon Coady was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Rockville, Maryland. Her husband spent 22 years in the Army so they did a lot of traveling around the world. They settled in Florida with three of their daughters and five of their eleven grandchildren. Sharon is a nurse working for the Veterans Administration, the mother of four daughters and grandmother to three granddaughters and seven grandsons. Writing has always been something she has loved to do, after years of encouragement from her mother she finally got the courage to publish her first book. She has written contemporary romance, suspense, YA paranormal, sweet Christmas and a Spicy Christmas romances. She has five published books and is currently writing a Country Music Romance.
Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.
Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand at writing a romance story. Her attempt turned into the Burning Lovesick series. You can find Lyssa’s own interests throughout her stories although all stories are fictional.
Big dreamer and certifiable overachiever Susan Ann Wall embraces life at full speed and volume. She’s a beer and tea snob, can be bribed with dark chocolate, and the #1 thing on her bucket list is to be the center of a Bon Jovi flash mob. Susan is a nationally bestselling, multi-genre author of racy, rule-breaking romance and women’s fiction. Her bragging rights include the Fighting Back for Love series, Puget Sound ~ Alive With Love series, Superstitious Brides Romance series, Sunset Valley Women’s Fiction series, and Devon Taggart Suspense series. She also likes to boast about her three perfect children, two amazing rescue dogs, and a happily ever after that started while serving in the U.S. Army and has spanned two decades (which is crazy since she’s not a day over 29). In her next life, Susan plans to be a 5 foot 10, size 8 rock star married to a chiropractor and will not be terrified of large bridges, spiders, or quiet people (shiver).
Marcia James writes hot, humorous romances featuring heroines you can root for, heroes to die for, and funny dogs. She finaled in 11 Romance Writers of America contests before selling her first comic romantic suspense, At Her Command. In her eclectic career, she has shot submarine training videos, organized celebrity-filled nonprofit events, and had her wedding covered by People Magazine. After years of dealing with such sexy topics as how to safely install traffic lights, she is enjoying “researching” and plotting her novels’ steamy love scenes with her husband and hero of many years. Please visit Marcia’s website to read book excerpts, enter her monthly contest, and subscribe to her e-newsletter.