Monday, 13 October 2014

BLOG TOUR (Review) - Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot

The Book
Release Date: 6 February 2014
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An on-stage attack left Honor Blackwood with more scars than just the one on her face. It’s been ten years since she left her spot as Nashville’s brightest country music star. Is now the time to return? And is she brave enough to do it?

Country rebel and rock star, Jared ‘Jed’ Marshall is hot property on the Tennessee music scene in more ways than one. He’s wild, he’s sexy and everybody wants a piece of him. But when he sets his sights on Honor, is it pure attraction or just distraction on his mind?

Honor’s record label sign the ex-boyfriend that dumped her and suddenly going back to her old life is harder than she thought. Can she get a new contract? Will she get to perform at the Marlon Festival? Or will Dan Steele destroy everything?

When a secret from the past becomes public knowledge it’s no longer just about the music. Are all the people in her life lying to her to get what they want? And who is really behind the anonymous gifts she keeps getting sent?

Join the country scene to find out!

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My Opinion  3 STARS
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

Its taken my head a few days to get round writing a review for this book, mainly because at about 80% in a really good book took a swift downhill turn, and suddenly I felt like I had lost something.

Honor is a very talented country singer who gave up the limelight after having been attacked on stage 10 years ago leaving her with a scar on her face. She is now fairly shy and works in a music shop.

Jed is a big country star who hears her song on the radio and decides he wants her on tour with him. He pursues her, but also helps her and looks out for her best interests.

As you can imagine things go well between them and they fall in love, telling secrets about themselves they have held back. However Honor does not want to hear Jed's as she trusts him.

Thats. Thats where the story suddenly tuns to pot. Jed's secret comes out in the media and Honor finds out from a journalist and things break apart, and both characters act like utter children. After what they had been through I was so disappointed in this. It almost left me feeling betrayed by the author for handling the ending in this way.

Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads.

Represented by Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency she is also a contributor to writing blogs, magazines and short story anthologies and regularly takes part in fiction festivals and literary events.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, Corfu, shoes and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.

Author links:  Website  |  Goodreads  |  Facebook  |  Twitter


  1. Thanks for being on the tour, Emily! I'm glad you liked it even if the reveal at the end disappointed you. I haven't read it but I'm def curious about it all! :) Great review!

  2. Thank you for the review and for taking part in the tour! The ending does split opinion!

    Mandy :)