(Grace Note Records #2)
by Amy Vastine
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
December 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
He's got to save his career—and himself
Hitting rock bottom has landed country star Boone Williams in the middle of his worst nightmare: a recording studio on a horse therapy farm hours away from Nashville. He has no interest in dealing with his problems or writing a new album. And he's definitely not interested in the gorgeous, feisty mom of one of Helping Hooves's young clients. She doesn't even know who he is! But his record label is one tabloid story from cutting him loose, and Boone can't seem to turn around without bumping into Ruby and her daughter, Violet. Clearly, Boone's not going to get what he wants. Could Ruby be just what he needs?
Catch a Fallen Star is the second book in this Grace Note Records series. I read the first book in the series but I really think this book can stand alone. The characters in the first book appear in this book but only as side characters. I enjoyed the first book in this series so if you haven't had a chance to read it, I'd recommend starting from the beginning.
This book holds a lot of drama within it's pages. This isn't a romance in the typical sense, but more of the stories of many people with struggles and issues, fighting their way through and finding healing and help in each other. Boone is a recovering alcoholic. He has made some pretty big mistakes and is trying to piece his life back together. One of his biggest regrets is the loss of the relationship with his daughter. When Boone meets the young and sassy Violet, they forge an instant sort of connection and fill a void for the other. For Boone it's a daughter figure and for Violet, it's a father figure. Both Boone and Violet are receiving counseling and therapy for the things they are struggling with.
Ruby is naturally brought into this circle as she is Violet's mother. Her interactions with Boone are at first filled with frustration and sometimes anger but Ruby can see the way Violet looks up to Boone and needs him. Boone and Ruby's interactions become softer and the attraction builds between them. I liked the way Boone and Ruby's relationship took such a natural course. Through each other they begin to see the other side of the story.
I loved the natural progression of all the relationships in this book. It felt real and sometimes gritty but always with a glimmer of hope and healing on the horizon.
Content: Clean, some talk of alcohol addiction
- I received a copy of this book from Prism Book Tours. All opinions expressed are my own.
Other Books in the Series
The Girl He Used to Love
(Grace Note Records #1)
by Amy Vastine
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
The past will always be between them
He swore he'd never return home. Then a flat tire lands Dean Presley back in Grass Lake, Tennessee, and he's forced to confront the woman he left behind. Faith Stratton was once the love of his life. Now her gifted brother could be the rising Nashville star Dean needs for his struggling music label. But it means taking Sawyer away from the horse therapy farm that Faith's so proud of. That won't be easy, especially since those old feelings that started all the trouble… Well, let's just say he can't go back there, because he doesn't want to relive the memories of the terrible accident that drove them apart.
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