Love Songs for the Road [NOOK Book]

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A rock star. The nanny. A love that could rock their world.

The only thing rock star Marcus Troy loves more than making music is his kids. So finding just the right nanny to take on tour with them is important—as is proving to his ex he deserves joint custody. Falling for his employee wouldn’t just be fodder for the paparazzi: it could ruin everything.

Too bad the perfect nanny turns out to be beautiful, vibrant Ryan Evans. Ryan’s never left ...

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A rock star. The nanny. A love that could rock their world.

The only thing rock star Marcus Troy loves more than making music is his kids. So finding just the right nanny to take on tour with them is important—as is proving to his ex he deserves joint custody. Falling for his employee wouldn’t just be fodder for the paparazzi: it could ruin everything.

Too bad the perfect nanny turns out to be beautiful, vibrant Ryan Evans. Ryan’s never left her small Montana town before, so she jumps at the chance to see the country. And as much as accidental fame doesn’t gel with shy Ryan, what does is her relationship with her capricious, smoking-hot, shockingly good dad of a boss. Marcus is nothing like what she expected. But when the whole world’s watching them, will life in the spotlight be too hot to handle?

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622661640
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/13/2014
  • Series: Entangled Bliss
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 56,778
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Farrah Taylor recently celebrated her tenth anniversary as a first-grade homeroom teacher in the Lake County, Montana public school system. Farrah, who earned her masters degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Development at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, is a fiction junkie who strives to instill in her students a lifelong love of reading.

Farrah is thrilled to be publishing her first novel, Love Songs for the Road. Intrigued by real-life entanglements between celebrities and nannies, she was fascinated by the complex relationships and intimate connections obscured by tabloid headlines. Beneath the gossip and the drama, she knew, lived an old-fashioned, romantic story about two good people doing their best to navigate life and love in the age of Facebook and Twitter.

Farrah, who has spent far too much of her savings on rock-concert tickets, is glad to finally be seeing a return on the investment in the form of her debut novel. She lives with her husband, Ty, and son, Latham, in Polson, Montana. One day, she hopes to override the boys protests and achieve her long-time goal of owning a Chinese Crested Hairless dog.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    What a fantastic debut!  Farrah Taylor definitely has a hit on h

    What a fantastic debut!  Farrah Taylor definitely has a hit on her hands!  I loved these characters SO MUCH!  And not just Marcus and Ryan.  Marcus's kiddos, Charlotte and Miles, are totally adorable, even when they are sick, or getting into mischief.  :)  And Smitty, Marcus's lead guitarist, is a GREAT secondary character!  And, as much as I hate Marcus's ex-wife, well, needless to say, Farrah Taylor did an excellent job of making me hate her.  :)

    Despite their age difference, Marcus and Ryan not only have fantastic chemistry, but they work really well together.  Of course, when one person in a relationship is a divorced rock star with two kids, and the other person is from a small town and has had a fairly recent, pretty crappy relationship experience, there can be some MAJOR disturbances in the relationship, no matter how perfect they are for each other.  I mean, there's an ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend, and let's not forget the paparazzi! 

    Although what the public mostly sees is a hard-core rocker, Marcus is an amazing father, and he cares very deeply about his children.  It is seriously, like, the sexiest combination EVER in a man!  He is by no means perfect, but once you get to know Ryan, you will understand why he's perfect for her.

    Ryan is a small town girl, but she's had lots of experience working with kids.  She is super awesome with Charlotte and Miles, and you can tell she takes her job with them very seriously.  Which of course makes it EXTREMELY hard to be around Marcus...just because he's her boss doesn't make him any less attractive to her!  But she doesn't want to lose her job either.  And even once their romance is starting to blossom, Ryan is terrified of being in the public eye, with the heat of the spotlight shining down on her.  I honestly felt really bad for her, but at the same time, I wanted her to stand up and fight for their relationship, even if it meant being on ET or in gossip mags.

    This book is SO well written, I still can't believe that it's Farrah Taylor's debut!  I read this book in one sitting, staying up until 5AM to finish it!  I couldn't put it down!

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    This is a fantastic story! Rock star Marcus needs a nanny for hi

    This is a fantastic story! Rock star Marcus needs a nanny for his two children while on tour. Small town girl Ryan needs a summer job and being a nanny is perfect. When attraction flairs and the paparazzi get involved things get crazy! I recommend this wonderful sweet story for everyone!

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  • Posted March 17, 2014

    I really like the premise of Love Songs for the Road - a rock st

    I really like the premise of Love Songs for the Road - a rock star, single father hires a nanny to help care for his children while on tour. I've read so many rocker books, but none with that particular angle. And true to form with the Bliss line, it is a sweet romance that made me smile a lot.

    When I think to my reading experience, I can definitely say that I did like this story. The two main characters, Ryan and Marcus were likable characters with good intentions. And though I'm a mom, I sometimes become annoyed with kids in books, especially when they are super precocious, but the children in this book were very sweet and played a nice - and prevalent - role. In addition to the characters, I thought the story was an interesting one because not only do we have a rock star and his nanny falling in love tour, but it also examines the pressures on the new romance from the media (not to mention the ex-wife). Even better, Love Songs for the Road deals with what happens when a normal woman who wants her own life and career, falls in love with a man who has a consuming career of his own. Ryan must decide how to pursue her own life goals, and still be with the man she loves, or will she choose him at all? I like that Ryan wasn't the one who had to bend to Marcus' lifestyle, that he must meet her.

    Despite liking Love Songs for the Road, I can't say that I was swept away by the story. I've thought about this a lot, and cannot exactly pinpoint why. It was sweet, it had romantic moments, but I wasn't consumed. I think that might be due to a lot of off-page interactions between Ryan and Marcus. I'm fine with fade-to-black, but I needed a little more emotion to go on.

    Having said that, I did like Love Songs for the Road. It was sweet, heart-warming and real.


    Favorite Quote:

    He pressed his mouth hotly against hers. With their lips and tongues, they teased and flirted, asked questions and gave answers in a wordless dialogue. Marcus felt the heat of the desert sun warming their joined bodies. And the hollow, still emptiness in his chest--the bottomless well of craving and yearning that had been there for so long he forgot it existed--fill with air and light.

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  • Posted January 25, 2014

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    I really liked this book. I have found a new author to follow.

    I really liked this book. I have found a new author to follow. Hope to see more of the characters in the future. 

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  • Posted January 16, 2014

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    This book had a strong start--a real "meet cute" in wh

    This book had a strong start--a real "meet cute" in which Marcus also manages to demonstrate his awesome dad abilities--loved it! Ryan wasn't too overwhelmed by her new boss's star power to stand up for herself, which was fantastic--for much of the book, she was a really strong character. I liked that she had such a solid understanding of kids and was able to get a handle on Marcus's two, Charlotte and Miles, right from the start.




    As Ryan says at one point, "Adults were crazy; kids were a piece of cake."




    Charlotte and Miles really steal the show. Whether they're interacting with Marcus, Ryan, Smitty (lead guitarist), or a combination, they practically jump off the page--especially six-year-old Marcus. You can really tell that the author has spent a lot of time around children--no frighteningly fictional kids here!




    The setting of being on a national rock tour was definitely different one--it makes for an interesting view into the life of a famous musician. One can only imagine how difficult it must be to be so much in the public eye all the time, and Ryan naturally is not at all used to the pressure. That said, however, the two times that she snaps--one early on, one about halfway through--really seemed out of character for her. They do play a big part in future events, but still those two scenes just didn't sit right with me.




    It felt like Marcus and Ryan's relationship progressed a bit too quickly, especially given the previous experiences of the two (Ryan was badly hurt by a cheating boyfriend, and Marcus hadn't had any relationships at all since his bitter divorce four years earlier). Initially, both felt the attraction and resisted, knowing that it wasn't a good idea to act on it--and rightly so. (The image of big, burly Smitty acting as a cautioning angel on Marcus's shoulder was particularly amusing.) Next thing you knew, though, their resolutions were out the window. I almost thought I'd missed something there, because it still didn't seem like a smart idea to me--hormones or no. It seemed at odds with the more mature Marcus and his dedication to his kids, not to mention usually level-headed Ryan.




    Don't get me wrong, I wanted them to get together--but the timing didn't feel quite right there.




    Marcus--and Ryan, by going along with him--made a really questionable choice during his last concert stop that really had me questioning his judgement. He was called on it, though, and ended up realizing that he'd made a poor choice, which went a long way toward redeeming him--and that aspect of the plot.




    The ending, like the beginning, was strong. I appreciated that their relationship, when not on tour, slowed down to a reasonable pace given their lives and situations. I finished the book with a smile, the overall feel-good ending overshadowing the earlier elements that had given me pause. I'll definitely be interested to see what Ms. Taylor has for us in the future.




    B+ rating.




    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted January 15, 2014

    This is a excellent debut novel from Farrah Taylor. Romantic, sw

    This is a excellent debut novel from Farrah Taylor. Romantic, sweet and fun, Love Songs for the Road is a charming read filled with emotion.

    Taking the winning formula of a sexy rock star hero, this is slightly different in that Marcus Troy is an amazing Dad to two very insightful, fun-loving cheeky youngsters who inject many of the moments at which you simply can't not laugh and smile at. Taking them on the road with him means they need a nanny and level-headed, sweet-natured Ryan is that lady. Marcus hugely surprised me with his personalities and traits, I loved both him and Ryan and whilst their intimate moments were behind closed doors, their growing feelings or the obstacles they face weren't. Their chemistry may not have been electric but it was touching and with a good air of realism.

    Although I would have liked a little more content when they finally gave in to their feelings, it's a worthy addition to the Bliss line of books and a sweet easy-read romance that I lost myself in. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    I received this as an ARC from the publisher for an honest and unbiased opinion.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    This was a good story between country superstar Marcus and Ryan

    This was a good story between country superstar Marcus and Ryan a graduate student who is working as his nanny. The story was a little confusing, and there were to many villains.  I did enjoy the interaction between the father and his kids.  The story was  confusing but enjoyable. 




    I received an ARC copy for an honest review.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

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    Five stars to debut novelist Farah Taylor for Love Songs from th

    Five stars to debut novelist Farah Taylor for Love Songs from the Road, an anthem to romance. 
    The advice that tells a writer to depict what they know was taken to heart by first-time author Farrah Taylor. She's receiving a standing ovation from me for a contemporary romance novel that's not only a fun read, but also provides some insight into a musician's life on the road - and it's costs. Her book, Love Songs for the Road (Entangled Bliss), tells the story of rock star Marcus Troy, his two children Charlotte and Miles, and their new nanny, Ryan Evans.
    While we're probably very familiar with stories - fiction and nonfiction - of celebrity employers falling in love with their nannies (and vice versa), Taylor is able to keep this trope fresh with both the likeability of her protagonists and also the rock star bus tour setting of the main part of the story.
    Love Songs for the Road also has conflict, both from a jealous longtime admirer of Marcus and also the machinations of his ex-wife. Both these subplots keep the tension level raised and the pages turning.
    What drew me into the story? Simply put, the answer is the initial description of characters of Marcus, Ryan, Charlotte, and Miles. How could I not be fascinated, as I believe Ryan was, with a millionaire rock star who allowed his children to bind him in his study - while he was in his skivvies. His good nature - and somewhat clueless approach to what might be perceived as startling or beyond the bounds - was fresh and resonated as true for someone in his position. Ryan, a Kalispell (MT) native, was immediately drawn to his physicality and balances out his spontaneity with her more serious and studied approach to the care of children. She was able to see immediately that he was a loving and caring father - and that is one of the love songs that resonates throughout this story.
    Ms. Taylor, yes, all those concerts you attended did pay off as your depiction of life on the road, the isolation of the famous, and the desire for something real all resonated as true. This was not a rock star road trip book filled with groupies or wild and anonymous sex. But there are some beautiful love scenes between the protagonists, and more than that, a touching and moving story of admiration, friendship, and physical attraction building into love.
    I'm looking forward to future stories from this author and I think you will be too. Kudos!
    In conclusion, I'm awarding five stars to debut novelist Farah Taylor for Love Songs for the Road, an anthem to romance.
    I received an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley for use in this review.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

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     Falling in love with your nanny seems a little cliche, but rock

     Falling in love with your nanny seems a little cliche, but rock star Marcus Troy doesn't really care how cliche it may be once he gets to know Ryan Evans.  These two are a fantastic couple, but they can't be a couple because she's the nanny and he's the famous rock star.  She wants a normal life, and he is constantly surrounded by press and fans.  Farrah Taylor managed to keep these the central problem in their relationship without pounding on it so much that it got old or repetitive - it was constantly being reworked from a different angle - privacy, custody of the kids, different career goals - it continued to be new and different ways of looking at the same situation.




    Many people threw obstacles into their path (including themselves) as they tried to find a balance, and a few almost succeeded.  This was a really great book with some really sweet characters.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

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    This was such a sweet story, one I had a lot of fun reading. Pro

    This was such a sweet story, one I had a lot of fun reading. Probably my favourite part of the book was how Marcus was such a different character than you would expect from a rock star love interest. Marcus is this thoughtful guy who loves playing music and loves his fans, but he's not into the rocker lifestyle. He’s all about his kids and keeping them happy and safe.

    The chemistry between Ryan and Marcus was really fun right from the beginning. There’s a bit of a forbidden aspect to their relationship, with Marcus going through tough custody issues and Ryan being a part of his staff. I liked how once the “forbidden” nature of their relationship was out of the way, though, there wasn’t a ton of drama between them. I liked reading about characters who not only cared for one another, but also really trusted each other. The only question to the relationship is if Ryan, a small town girl with dreams of her own, can deal with constantly being in the spotlight and judged for who she loves.

    There are a lot of great aspects to this book, including the addition of the kids and seeing both characters interact with them. Seeing the progression of a romance happen while on a rock tour was another fun part of the book. Overall: a fun and sweet novel that was just what I wanted at the moment I read it.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    Lovely Light, Sweet and Romantic Read! Ryan is thrilled when

    Lovely Light, Sweet and Romantic Read!




    Ryan is thrilled when she gets the job of a nanny to rock star Marcus Troy's kids. It's just for his summer bus tour and she will earn enough in 10 weeks to finish her schooling. She didn't count, though, on the paparazzi and her undeniable attraction to Marcus.




    I really enjoyed this light, sweet and romantic read. I loved that Marcus was written as a father who really cared for his kids and the behind-the-scenes look at his life as a rock star. I would recommend this book to anyone from young adult and up who loves a good contemporary romance. 




    Very good! 




    4 Stars!

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    A sweet, heartwarming romance. A family story, rock star meets

    A sweet, heartwarming romance. A family story, rock star meets nanny. Not a racy read. I loved the main characters. Ryan, the nanny, knows what she wants in life, and will not be swayed by a celebrity. Marcus, the rock star, is such a good dad and will do anything for his family. There is laugh out moments, Marcus in his Christmas suit, still smiling. This is a debut book by Farrah Taylor, now on my list to read her next book.
    I received this ARC book from the publisher for a honest review.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    Love songs for the road by Farrah Taylor A great book.  I couldn

    Love songs for the road by Farrah Taylor A great book.  I couldn't put it down once I started reading it.  Who wouldn't love the hot rock star
    Marcus or the Nanny Ryan.  Loved the character development between these two.  I would recommend this book and author to everyone who 
    enjoys a great romance.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

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    Love Songs for the Road

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    Marcus Troy is a famous rock star who has finally convinced the court and his ex-wife to allow him to have his kids for the summer and take them on his North American tour. The only problem now is he needs a nanny FAST. In walks wholesome twenty-five-year-old Ryan Evans. Being a nanny is nothing new to Ryan and she’s very good at what she does.

    Marcus finds himself very much attracted to the younger and beautiful in every way, Ryan. To his surprise, Ryan is also attracted to him as well. But this is a forbidden love. Not only is having a relationship with his employee bad for business, Marcus must remain professional or give his ex a reason to seek full custody of the kids.

    The fact that Marcus and Ryan kept going back and forth between whether or not they wanted to be in a relationship with each other was annoying. It's not really a big secret that they are attracted to each other and with Marcus' status, the media is looking for any and all kinds of juicy gossip on these two. Of course, this puts stress on their relationship.

    I struggled through the first quarter of this book and had to put it down. Once I picked it back up, I continued to struggle. It wasn't until well over three quarters in that I started to really enjoy it. But once I got to that point I didn’t want to put the book down. In the end, I enjoyed watching these two realize that they cared and loved each other enough to make sacrifices for one another.

    Source: Publisher

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