I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Molly Harper
Released: December 17, 2012
Series: Bluegrass #1
Published by Pocket Books
…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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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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