TITLE: Best New Artist
AUTHOR: BA Tortuga
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
NARRATOR: Brian Hutchison
COVER ARTIST: Alexandria Corza
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: April 28, 2017
PRICE: $19.95 -audio-book
Kasey “Tuff” Tuffman just told Nashville to kiss his you know what. After winning Best New Artist at an award show, he knows it’s time to head back home to Texas. So after a very public meltdown, Tuff makes his way to Austin, where the Red Dirt music lives large.
Jonah Littlejohn once loved KT more than anything in the world. When KT loses it on national TV, Jonah knows he has to reach out and offer his home studio as a place to heal and make music. A bad relationship has left Jonah broken and wary of romance, but he wants to help his old lover out.
Seeing Jonah again proves to Tuff that he’s made the right decision. Now all he has to do is convince Jonah that they’re the most perfect duet there’s ever been.
I was excited to dive into this book because…well, hot country music stars.
I was held captive by the end of the first chapter, and I must admit I loved every minute of Kasey Tuffman’s very public, very epic meltdown. Kasey makes his way back home not only to heal but to pick up and rebuild starting with Red Dirt Music and coming full circle to Jonah Littlejohn.
Kasey and Jonah have each faced their own share of trauma and tragedy, and in a lot of ways, are not sure if they can be anything more to each other again, or if the past should remain where it is. Can they find a way to a new normal, can they forge a new future?
This book was light, easy to listen to with just enough angst to keep you listening for what happens next. It’s a story of rekindling a romance that by all means should not have survived.
The narration for this book was well done. Brian Hutchinson’s voice is well suited for this title. Although the narrator didn’t give substantially different voices to each character, I still had no trouble following the storyline. His inflections and country twang were just enough to keep me listening without being overbearing. I was fully engaged, smiling constantly, and completely satisfied.
I’d recommend this book for anyone who loves a good story with excellent narration, for any lover of stories centered around Texas and great music or really for anyone who loves that sweet happily ever after.
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book***