Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog. Visit her at www.amyvastine.com
Catch a Fallen Starby Amy Vastine
He's got to save his careerand 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,/b>/b>/b>
He's got to save his careerand 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?
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Emotionally gripping! With the latest in her Grace Note Records series, Amy Vastine brings us the story of a legendary country music singer who has lost his way in life and is now on the verge of losing everything that ever mattered to him. The characters are flawed in a a “we’re all human” type of way, and are fighting their way up, trying to get their heads out of the ever sinking reality of their life. It’s edgy, it’s sad, it’s sweet … and the sass on this teen will have you laughing out loud! Loved it! Once great country music star Boone Williams has stumbled one too many times in recently months, and his record label is at the end of their rope with him. He’s making his way in the right direction finally, but they want assurances that they are going to get some new music out of him again, so insist he needs to leave Nashville and hang out on a horse therapy farm a couple of hours away to do some healing and song writing. Feisty single mom Ruby Wynn doesn’t even know who Boone is when she runs into him, but she’s got enough on her plate with a mouthy teen in whose eyes she can do no right. The last thing she needs is a man with an attitude piling more onto her! Once Boone gets to know Ruby and her daughter Violet, they make a peace with each other, and end up bringing out the best in each other. Will this visit end up being just what they both needed?
This is the second book in the series, but can definitely stand alone. I didn't read Book 1 and I never felt lost, as it follows the story of a different character. Boone is a big country music star who has let his career and addiction come before his family. After hitting rock bottom, he's ready to make some changes, but it's hard to prove he's a changed man. Violet is a teen full of angst and sass. She's also getting help with her problems, but for different reasons. A bond that can't be explained is forged between these two and Ruby, Violet's mom, isn't immune to Boone's charms either. The author does a great job of using the characters to show each other both sides to the story. Absent fathers and salty teenage girls, using their saucy personalities to cover their hurt, prevail in this book. I love the way deep and painful soul searching occurs. As a mother of a teenage girl, I know how fragile relationships can be and how things are said that aren't always meant. This is a difficult time and with other hard situations, life can very challenging indeed and it's hard to navigate alone. I don't know why things often click when someone else, aside from parents, gives advice, but those relationships are an important part of growth. Boone and Violet have a great bond that rooted into my heart. I love their banter, teasing, and the ways they help each other through the ups and downs of life. Mary Ellen, the nosy neighbor, is a great side character and one who made me laugh. Of course, a romance wouldn't be a romance without the...romance. Boone and Ruby have a great chemistry together, but I would have like to see a few more sparks before they recognize what they are blessed with. Their relationship follows a natural course, full of insecurities, triumphs, and fighting against their feelings. I could almost taste their joys and sorrows, which shows good writing. Overall, this is a book full of emotion and one that is enjoyable from start to finish. Content: talk of past addictions; mild romance. *I received a copy through Prism Book Tours. All opinions are completely my own.*