Tennessee

A-
Beard in Mind

WARNING: This book contains a main character with severe OCD who self-harms.  If you find this subject matter triggering - even though the author handles it with tact – then this might not be a comfortable read for you.  Proceed with caution. Everyone loves those Winston boys.  And who can b ...

A
A Note Yet Unsung

I’ve enjoyed several of this author’s books, so I took a break from housework to read a chapter of A Note Yet Unsung. Within the first pages, I decided the housework could wait.  One chapter turned into another. The housework never got done, but the compelling story, vibrant characters, and dee ...

B+
If I Was Your Girl

Amanda Hardy is starting over in a new town, where nobody knows her big secret - she is transgender. After a suicide attempt, she completed a full transition (including hormones and surgery) to female. When, as part of trying to establish herself in a new female life, Amanda also falls in love with ...

A
Beard Science

Penny Reid’s Beard Science is awkwardly and wonderfully odd, and no carefully selected combination of adjectives can adequately communicate the mind-bending deliciousness of this thoroughly enjoyable book. The author's creativity beats to its own drum, and she's successfully written something diff ...

B-
Dream Maker

Dream Maker is the second story in Erin McCarthy’s country music themed series, Nashville Nights. I first became a fan of this author after reading her Fast Track series, which centered around a group of race car drivers . At that time they were some of the sexiest romances I’d read (and listene ...

B+
Restless Heart

The film Crazy Heart for which Jeff Bridges won an Academy Award as Best Actor gave audiences a look at one end of a country musician’s journey. In this engrossing book Judd gives insight into the other end of the road – the first few steps in becoming a country star. When a Kentucky radio st ...

C
Line of Fire

Line of Fire is Jo Davis’s fourth book in her series about the men and women of Fire Station Five. It not only gives us the story of Tommy Skylar, the glamour boy of the outfit, but sets up the story for Sean Tanner, whose story will be told in the next book in the series.  Tommy Skylar is tal ...

C+
A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action

I voted for LuAnn McLane's Dancing Shoes and Honky-Tonk Blues as best contemporary romance in AAR's 2007 Annual Poll, so was very eager to read her latest release. While I enjoyed reading A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action, in the end, I could have done with a little more talk between the hero ...

B
Natural Born Charmer

What you start out with here is definitely not what you ultimately get. With opening scenes decidedly on the wacky side, Natural Born Charmer soon evolves into the story of a group of wounded people coming to terms with themselves and the mess they've made (with the help of others) of their lives ...

B+
Grave Surprise

Grave Surprise follows Grave Sight in Charlaine Harris's new series about the adventures of Harper Connelly, a lightning-strike victim who can now see the dead, at least as long as she's touching their graves. But seeing the dead isn't Harper's only talent. She can also experience their last ...