The Melody In My Head

The Melody In My Head

by Nikki Lynn Barrett, Robert Barrett

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This is Book Two in the Love and Music in Texas Series. Baby Stetson kicks off the series.

Melody Roland is on the run from the one person she trusted completely. One who hid a dark past she could never have imagined. When a pregnant woman on the bus she's fleeing on goes into labor, Melody rushes to her aide. Now she finds herself stranded in a tiny remote town just off the highway, with no way to her original destination.

She's alone, on edge, and unsure who to trust. Her instincts scream to get far away and fast. But how and where?

Jameson Grant struggles through the roughest year of his life. Suffering from the loss of his father, one grief stricken night, he made a mistake. One which cost him the only woman he's ever loved. Each lonely day he's faced with the constant reminders of how quick things can change. Throwing himself into the one thing he has left, his music, helps dull the pain he fights to keep hidden. His last salvation begins to crumble as things spiral out of control and he has no choice but to face the 'music' of his past.

The last thing he needs or wants in his life is a woman with more trouble on her heels than the best of country music lyrics. But Melody sings a sirens call within him that can't be ignored.

Jameson and Melody bond in ways stronger than either could have imagined, but one dangerous person from her past may threaten it all...

If she doesn't flee before he can convince her to stay, and that some love songs last an eternity.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148513889
Publisher: Nikki Lynn Barrett
Publication date: 07/27/2013
Series: Love and Music in Texas , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 582,220
File size: 885 KB

About the Author

Nikki Lynn Barrett lives in Arizona with her husband and son. She's an avid reader, a dreamer, and loves everything about books. She runs a book blog, an online used bookstore, and writes various genres of romance. Nikki can also be found outside with her camera when a storm is near, snapping photo after photo. Her dreams of becoming a writer started when she was young, when she started writing books in one subject notebooks by the fifth grade. You can visit Nikki's site at: for more information. She is currently working on her next book. Nikki would love to hear from readers. Email her at . You can also visit me on Facebook at

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The Melody In My Head 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I caught a glimpse of Jameson in Baby Stetson and really liked him. I was so excited to hear he got his own story. He and Melody fall in love while they're both dealing with issues but somehow they help each other through them. There was a subplot with the couple in the first book and it was great to catch up with them too. Can't wait to read the next book in the series!
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the Love and Music in Texas series. Loved the story between Melody and Jameson. Another great book by Nikki Lynn Barrett! 
XenaMolly More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story about Jamison and Melody. We have Jamison trying to get over Avery aka Baby Stetson, he screwed up the relationship and she found someone else. He has to take care of his mother who has become a alcoholic after his dad died and his sister took off long ago and left him to deal with everything. He has so much guilt and is trying to overcome that. We have Melody aka Mary who is on the run and has come to this small town in Texas. She falls for Jamison and he with her, but she is so scared to be with him as the guy who is after her might harm him because of her. If you read Baby Stetson, Nikki gives you a updates on what is happening with Lucas and Avery, this book was enjoyable as I love to hear about characters from previous books that are linked to together by the series. If you have not read Baby Stetson you don't have to but I would recommend getting that book as well as it was such a good story as you can see more of Jamison and how he and Avery were once a couple and now are not but still best friends. Such a wonderful job Nikki Lynn Barrett has done to tie the two books together but still have them be separate stories.
kristys_reviews1 More than 1 year ago
The Melody in My Head is book 2 in the Love and Music in Texas series by Nikki Lynn Barrett. This book continues the story of Avery and Lucas, but brings in two more amazing characters for their own story. Melody Roland is on a bus running away from a bad experience. There was an incident on the bus that caused Melody to stop in the town of Harmony Grove, Texas. She isn't sure what she wants to do, but helps a pregnant teenager so that she isn't alone. Jameson Grant was in love Avery. One mistake caused their relationship to end. From there he is fighting his guilt from his fathers death, helping his mother who has turned to alcohol to cope with the lost of her husband and trying to get help from his absent sister. Somehow Melody and Jameson are drawn to each other. They are both lost souls that find each other in their time of need. Melody has danger following her and Jameson is dealing with his own guilt. Nikki Lynn Barrett has the talent to finish up the story without anything hanging. She tied up the story of Melody and Jameson, and included more of Avery and Lucas from Baby Stetson. This could be a standalone story, but it is part of an amazing series. Book 3 is currently being edited and will be available for us to read soon. In book 3 I know that there will more of the story of Melody and Jameson and I cant wait to read more! This is a sweet love story that I am so glad that I got to read. Mrs. Barrett gave me a copy of The Melody in my Head for an honest review. I can compare Mrs. Barrett to some of my favorite authors that I grew up reading. I wish I could give it more then 5 stars!
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Melody learned not to trust anyone. One person very close to her taught her that lesson. Now she is on the run and trying to get away. She ends up stuck in Harmony's Echo, Texas. She helps a woman going into labor and ends up missing her bus. While she loves the quaint town she is afraid o get close to the people. That is hard to do when she meets Jameson. He offers to help her out while she is in town. Jameson is dealing with a lot. He has lost the woman he loved do to a mistake, his dad has died and his mother can't past her grief and hides it behind a bottle. He is very lonely and while he is friends with his lost love and her boyfriend. he can't help feel like a third wheel at times. He is trying to keep everything together and Melody makes him want to let it all go. He knows she has a secret and he should stay away but he can't help be attracted to her. Getting close to her may just shatter what is left of his heart. Melody seems like a shy,scared woman and that is what she is to an extent. She has some bad people looking for her who will stop at nothing to get to her. She wants to trust Jameson and his friends but finds it hard to do. She opens up with Jameson in something she never really thought of. She begins to write songs with him and it opens her up. While she doesn't share what she is hiding she begins to want something she doesn't think she can have. She wants to stay in the town and stay in Jameson's arms. She knows she has to face what she is running from but knowing and doing are two different things. Jameson I loved in the first book and while he has made a mistake he still has my heart. I love him and felt so bad for him in this book. I hated that he was struggling with his mom and that he was trying to hold everything in. He is sweet, caring, sexy and just wants to put everything back to right. I have rambled in this review and I know it. I really love these characters and this town. It was a pleasure seeing the characters I got to know in the first book and where they were at in their life now. Melody and Jameson are both good for each other even if at times they both seem on the path to self destruction. I wondered if Jameson would be able to open his heart up again. How they both work together to create beautiful songs is wonderful. I did like how Melody didn't want to interfere with the bad or make anyone mad and how some forgave her for trying to do something bad. I won't say what but she did push Baby Stetson's generosity and was forgiven. There is an element of danger as someone is after Melody but that isn't all. There is an old danger that raises it head as well. If you are looking for a great romance, lovable characters with an element of danger be sure to try this. Even if your not try this series it is amazing. I can't wait to see what happens next.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
The second book in the Love and Music in Texas series, was just as good as the first one. Once again Nikki Lynn Barrett, held my interest and made me feel like I was a part of this small Texas town. I also loved the fact that we got another look at Avery and Lucas from the first book, Baby Stetson. Melody, gets off the bus in Harmony's Echo, Texas, to help a woman that she just met on a long bus ride. She does not realize that she will get left in this small town and is surprised to see how much the people are willing to help her out. She meets Jameson, who is still trying to deal with things from his past, and never expects to feel the way that he feels about her. Both, Jameson and Melody, have to find a way to deal with their past and move on. Love this book, loaded with romance, suspense, and true emotions. Read this series, you want be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nikki has written a simply delightful romance in The Melody in My Head.   I love that there is also a element of suspense in the story as we are constantly wondering exactly what Melody is running from and how that will resolve itself.   Jameson is the perfect gentleman and treats Melody like a princess.  This is book 2 in a series but I read it without having read book 1 and it was easy for me to follow as Nikki filled in those gaps for the reader with ease.  I hated putting the book down to go and tend to housework as it was so exciting.  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.