Title: Ready To Reach (Nashville #1)
Author: Inglath Cooper
Release Date: October 4th, 2012
Ever thought a dream might pass you by?
Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads to 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 the I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Georgia dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop 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.
I was stupid again, I didn't realise that Ready To Reach was a short story, so I was pretty surprised when it suddenly ended. I was really enjoying the story following CeCe and her journey to living in Nashville, and I really liked the Southern guys that came to her rescue. The fact that the story was so short didn't leave all that much room for character development. Although I liked the characters I didn't feel like I knew them.
The American South and Nashville are two things that really intrigue me, and that's why I was drawn to Ready To Reach. These elements came across well in the story, I even started to believe I could have been in Nashville!
Honestly, the only thing that let this story down is the general lack, of length and character depth and growth. I would recommend Ready To Reach, but I'd advise you have the next instalments ready, because that damn ending!
Will you be reading Ready To Reach? Let me know in the comments!
About The Author
Rita award wining author Inglath Cooper writes books that aim to giver her reader a min-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.
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