ARC Review: My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper

Posted December 17, 2012 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper
My Bluegrass Baby
by Molly Harper

3 Stars


Released: December 17, 2012
Series: Bluegrass #1
Published by Pocket Books
Pages: 250
Format: ARC

…this was a well written book which makes you laugh and is packed with memorable characters, so the fact that the romance wasn’t too strong, although disappointing, didn’t effect my enjoyment of it. ~ Under the Covers

Sadie Hutchings loves her job working for the Kentucky Tourist Commission, finding the weird and wonderful attractions that the state has to offer and spreading the word, so when her bosses job as Marketing head opens up and she is guaranteed the position she can’t wait to get stuck in. But there is a snag, a very sexy snag in the form of Josh Vaughn who, thorough his connections is now in direct competition for her job! But as the competition to win the job heats up and the whole office has chosen sides, the undeniable attraction between Sadie and Josh escalates…..

I normally associate Molly Harper with Paranormal Romance so I was intrigued when I saw My Bluegrass Baby pop up and decided to give it a try. I found that her contemporary romance isn’t that much different from her paranormal ones! She still has quirky characters and humour that had me laughing all the way to the end.

The book was told in first person through Sadie’s eyes and although I am not normally a fan of this perspective I didn’t mind it; Sadie was such a wacky, sarcastic and hilarious character so reading through her thought processes was fun and quickly seduced me into the book. As well as Sadie the characters around her office from the bubbly Kelsey to the oblivious Charlie were all great, I wish the office I worked in was half as much fun!

What might put romance readers off a little is that I didn’t think the romance in this was very strong, not only because I didn’t really feel the connection between Josh and Sadie, but also because this book reads more like a funny chick lit rather then a romance novel. But this was a well written book which makes you laugh and is packed with memorable characters, so the fact that the romance wasn’t too strong, although disappointing, didn’t effect my enjoyment of the it.

A great feel good read, I really hope that this becomes a series so we can explore some more office romances in the Kentucky Tourist Commission!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Molly Harper

When Molly Harper was eight years old, she set up a “writing office” in her parents’ living room, complete with an old manual typewriter and a toy phone. And she (very slowly) pecked out the story of her third-grade class taking a trip around the world and losing a kid in each city. She had a dark sense of humor even then.

When Molly was considerably older, she headed for Western Kentucky University, where she majored in print journalism. After graduation, she landed a job with The Paducah Sun and married her high school sweetheart, David, a local police officer. After six years at the newspaper, Molly took a more family-friendly secretarial position at a local church office.

A big fan of vampire movies and TV shows, she decided to write a vampire romance novel. Molly created Jane Jameson, a bit of an accidental loser. Jane is single, almost 30, and a librarian working in Half-Moon Hollow, Ky. She has become a permanent fixture on her Mama’s prayer list. And despite the fact that she’s pretty good at her job, she just got canned so her boss could replace her with someone who occasionally starts workplace fires. Jane drowns her sorrows at the local faux nostalgia-themed sports bar. On her way home, she’s mistaken for a deer and shot by a drunk hunter. And then she wakes up as a vampire. The three-book Jane Jameson series–which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs,Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men and Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever—was released in 2009. A fourth and final installment, Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors, was released in 2012.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Suz, I’ll put this on my list when I need something light and funny to read. I usually enjoy Molly’s wacky sense of humor.
Thanks for the review.


Thanks for the review! I just got this book and I look forward to reading it 🙂

Annette C.
Annette C.

Love a good feel good read, will check it out.

Lori Meehan
Lori Meehan

Sounds like a nice feel good story. Thanks for the review.


Thanks Suz!