Rising Star

Rising Star

by Terri Osburn


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Can love survive the bright lights of fame?

A popular DJ at the hottest station in Nashville, Charley Layton is doing what she’s always wanted to do: living in the heart of country music. Charley puts her career first and relationships second, but when a charismatic stranger in a black cowboy hat invites her back to his place, she decides to give herself one night of no-strings fun.

But Dylan Monroe isn’t a no-strings kind of guy. Charley is beautiful, brainy, and brassy as hell—the kind of girl he’s always wanted. When his record label books him an interview on Charley’s show, he’s determined to find out why he woke up alone, and when he can see her again.

With Dylan now the most eligible bachelor in country music, Charley doubts their fling stands a chance, but she’s willing to try. Dylan dreams of fame, but he also craves a life offstage with Charley. Can he convince her that both of their dreams are worth chasing, and that love is still possible, even in the spotlight?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542046893
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Series: A Shooting Stars Novel Series , #1
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 814,724
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Terri Osburn fell in love with the written word at a young age. Classics like The Wizard of Oz and Little Women filled her childhood, and the romance genre beckoned during her teen years. In 2007, she put pen to paper to write her own heart-melting love stories, and just five years later, she was named a 2012 finalist for a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Her debut novel was released a year later. Terri resides in Middle Tennessee with her teenage daughter and a menagerie of high-maintenance pets. To learn more about this international bestselling author, visit her website at www.terriosburn.com.

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Rising Star 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
I love books that make me want to step into and become part of them. This book made me wonder what it would be like to be a DJ on the radio as well as think about what being a star really means. Who is behind the person who makes it to stardom? Who assists and who doesn’t? What does it take to be the significant other of a star? What qualities are required to make it to the top? This book made me think and that is always a good thing. It also made me feel and care and kept me entertained. Great characters in Dylan Monroe and Charley Layton – their chemistry sizzled though their communication missed a few beats from time to time. In addition to the H/h that kept me tuned in with more than conversation there were other worthy characters that intrigued me that I would love to see in future books. I have a feeling Chase and Naomi may show up in book two of the series but before the series ends I do hope that Clay and his ex-partner Tony can be friends again AND that Clay finds professional success AND a romance that will provide him with a HEA. I have a feeling that Dylan and his band, Charley’s friends Matty and Elvis and some others may keep making appearances as the series progresses and I look forward to following this series as each book comes out. Thank you to NetGalley and Montlake Romance for the ARC – This is my honest review.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A great start to a new series, with the glitz and glamour of Nashville and plenty of romance makes for the perfect read. I have never been to Nashville but now I so want to go. Dylan is an upcoming singer, songwriter and has no time for relationships until he meets Charley. Charley is the new DJ on the country radio station, her career is first and foremost and relationships are the last thing on her mind. But after a one night fling, Dylan knew what he wanted, Charley!! Now only to convince Charley of the same. Loved the chemistry between Dylan and Charley, they will have you smiling and laughing. Plus they are hot in the bedroom!! I highly recommend this book. Can't wait to read more in the series!!
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Sometimes the line between blogger and fan gets blurred. I started reading Rising Star as a blogger to clear my reading list. But my reading quickly became that of a fan, as I was quickly reminded why I was one of Terri Osburn's first fans. She drew me into the story with likable, relatable, everyday characters. Dylan Monroe may be an up and coming country singer but he's real. He's just a guy from Louisiana with manners galore. He doesn't want to be famous. He just wants to make music. Charley Layton is an up and coming DJ. She is probably one of the best people at doing her job, but she doesn't know it. She doesn't want Dylan for fame or fortune. She just wants him for him. Rising Star is one of those stories that surprised me. I wasn’t expecting to immediately start laughing. I wasn’t expecting to have happy endorphins filling my body throughout the entire book. Not only were Charley and Dylan great characters but so were the secondary characters. Many of whose stories I definitely would love to read. I really liked that Rising Star was a story about Dylan and Charley coming together without having baggage from the past weighing them down. I simply loved everything about Rising Star. I highly recommend reading it. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for the stars of Shooting Stars Records. **Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed the book.**
judiOH More than 1 year ago
a romantic story set in nashville, tennessee. i enjoyed every bit of this story and am waiting for book 2.
SW57 More than 1 year ago
To be honest, even if I hadn't been a huge fan of Terri Osburn's, I would have bought this book for the cover art! But seriously, I love this book so much I finished it in a day! Dylan, the upcoming country music star, well represented by the sexy cowboy on the cover, and Charley, the up and coming DJ on a popular Nashville station, were both extremely likable characters. There was a very palpable attraction their first meeting, with a rapid progression in their relationship which Dylan believed in, but Charley had a hard time trusting. There was one particular manipulative person who was out to destroy her trust in him, as well as damning press on a road trip. I am so happy with how this turns around and can't wait to see who will be the "stars" of the next book in the series!
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
This is a good story and a good start to this new series. Charley and Dylan are great. Charley thought she didn't want a permanent relationship, but then she met Dylan. Charley's mom gave up her dreams when she met Charley's father. Charley was never going to let that happen to her. Dylan is one of those steady men that would make you think of forever. Dylan is a singer who is on his way to the top. Charley may be a radio personality, but she doesn't like the limelight. Can Dylan convince her that she can have her dream and a good life with him too?
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Fans of the tv show Nashville are going to love this series! This is a great story of a singer songwriter working hard to make it in the music business. He's had one shot and blown it so now he can't let anything get in his way. Dylan Monroe has everything planned out. That is until he meets one of Nashville's up and coming DJ"s Charley Layton. Charley is smart, sassy, and beautiful. Everything he never knew he wanted. But now that he has her how can he keep her and kick start his career?? Terri Osburn did a great job with this one and you don't want to miss it. Definitely a recommended read.
caroldh4 More than 1 year ago
Rising Star is book one in the brand new series, Shooting Stars, by Terri Osburn. I have only previously read one short story by Terri but I fell in love with it. Why I never read anything else is the big question here. I decided to jump in now because this is a new series and well, just look at the cover. I can’t say no to a man that looks like that in his Stetson. This book was amazing. It was everything, fun, sexy, the Hero was seriously swoony. Sometimes when I fall in love with a book right from the start, I wait for the feeling to fade, for the story to dim a little bit. But that never happened. I loved it more with every page. And that ending. I had to wipe my eyes. So after all this build up, let me tell you about it. Charley Layton is twenty-five years old and has only been in Nashville a few months. She came from a small town where she was a DJ for a radio station there but to work for a well known station in Nashville was her dream and now she was living it. She was the newbie but that was fine. She would gain everyone’s respect. This was all she’s ever wanted to do. She has made a pact with herself that relationships are a big NO! She has to concentrate on her career. She is an independent woman and she won’t give up her dreams for anyone. It’s her birthday so her roommate has taken her out for the night. You know that old cliché of the eyes that meet across the bar and sparks erupt? Well, that happened. She saw him at the end of the bar wearing that black Stetson and was struck speechless. She was off of relationships but that didn’t mean maybe she couldn’t give herself a birthday present of a one night stand with a very hot cowboy, right?! Dylan Monroe is a country music singer who is on the cusp of finally gaining some recognition. He had a chance once before and it fell apart. After years of struggling, now is his big chance. He has a single releasing and it’s only the beginning. When he saw the beautiful woman across the bar, he couldn’t look away. And when they talked, he was even more taken with her. When he held her in his arms in a dance, he didn’t want to let her go. And when they kissed, the world stopped spinning. “His gut said there was something here. Something worth pursuing.” Clay Benedict is the owner of the brand new record company, Shooting Stars Records. He has put everything he owns into getting this company off the ground and currently, they have one artist, Dylan Monroe. Clay has secrets of his own, the reason he walked away from a very lucrative partnership with his life long friend. “I’m here for a song, remember?” “You are a song, Charley Layton.” So starts Dylan and Charley’s relationship. Perhaps starting a brand new relationship at the same time that a musical career is just taking off isn’t the best timing. Dylan is so taken with Charley, though, that he is determined to make this work. Charley was so determined not to get involved but she just can’t resist Dylan. But what happens when Dylan is on the road and all those young groupies are throwing themselves at him? She hasn’t even known him long enough to be able to trust him. “Do I seem like a damsel in distress to you?” “Not in the least.” “Then why are you always coming to my rescue?” “Lucky, I guess.” “Who’s lucky? Me or you?” “Maybe we both are.” This book! I loved every page. I am so in love with Dylan. He made me sigh, swoon, just melted me into a puddle. He was just that perfect.