Ready to Reach by Inglath Cooper
Publication date: October 4th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Ever thought a dream might pass you by?
Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she’d inherited from her grandma called Gertrude. But when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well.
New Adult Romance where “the characters are so alive you can almost hear them next to you.”
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Over All Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Robin
Cece Mackenzie has taken off with her dog in her grandma’s old car for Nashville to pursue her dream of becoming a country singer. Too bad that the car breaks down. And catches on fire. And her purse and all of her belongings are lost when it blows up. Thank god two cute guys stop to help her and offer her a ride. Oh wait…one of them is kind of a butthole. Will she ever get to Nashville?
“I hear the car explode even as I’m still running flat out. I feel the heat on the backs of my arms. Hank Junior yelps, and we run faster. I trip and roll on the rough surface pavement, my guitar case skittering ahead of me, Hank Junior’s leash getting tangled between my legs.
I lie there for a moment, staring up at the blue Tennessee sky, trying to decide if I’m okay. In the next instant, I realize the flouncy cotton skirt Mama made me as a going away present is strangling my waist, and Hank Junior’s head is splayed across my belly, his leash wrapped tight around my left leg.”
When Holden meets Cece he thinks she may as well be named “Calamity Cece” in his mind. She’s a curse for Thomas and Holden who are moving to Nashville for their career. This first part in the serial is a cute introduction to the characters and reminds me of the “Nashville” TV series. All of these talented people just want to catch their big break. I enjoyed the beginning and definitely want to read more about these characters.
I know this is a short but sweet beginning and will read the next part in this series to find out if this trio has what it takes to make it in Nashville. I’m crossing my fingers that they will get themselves a record contract and be on their way!
About The Author
RITA AWARD WINNING AUTHOR INGLATH COOPER writes books that aim to give her readers a mini-vacation. A stretch of time during which they can visit other places and other people’s lives. Her books have reached the top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller list, with Truths and Roses hitting #11.
Inglath Cooper’s Nashville series became a reality after she spent time in Music City, writing lyrics with other songwriters. She fell in love with the community and gets to revisit regularly through her characters.