"A hot romance and a fast galloping plot."—JODI THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author, for Jace
What's a country music star to do
when his world is falling apart around him?
Can he find his way back home?
According to his record label, Travis King's drinking and partying has to stop. Or else... Image rebranding means joining AA and singing opposite one of the industry's rising stars at an upcoming awards show. It wouldn't be so bad if Loretta Gram wasn't cold as ice. No matter how hard he turns on the charm, she won't give him a break. It looks like this cowboy has finally met his match.
Loretta is still grieving the death of her original singing partner, and she doesn't have it in her to deal with playboy Travis King. But her career is all she has, so if singing with the Three Kings is what she needs, she'll do it. Loretta isn't as cold as she lets on, but she's had more than her share of heartache. When she finally shows Travis who she is, he knows he'll do anything to be her forever cowboy.
Perfect for fans of:
•Enemies-to-lovers and opposites-attract romance
•Behind-the-scenes glimpses into country music
•Characters who find the courage to be their true selves
•Poignant romance that warms your heart
Summers explores the less-glamorous side of country music fame in her kind-hearted, optimistic third Kings of Country romance (after Song for a Cowboy). Loretta Gram's life and career have been rocked by the lethal overdose of her musical partner. The last person she wants to relaunch her career with is Travis King, a notorious party boy about whose post-rehab sobriety Loretta has her doubts. But when their label pairs them for an awards ceremony performance, their chemistry is undeniable. Loretta and Travis are asked to tour together as a new musical duo, and their deepening connection makes it ever harder for wary Loretta to keep her heart closed. Country music fans will enjoy getting a peek into this world of tour buses, promotional interviews, and screaming fans. Early chapters do a great job of examining this milieu with heart and realism, showing how gown fittings and studio sessions are just a day's work for Loretta and Travis, and mining for drama Loretta's struggle to maintain her professionalism in spite of inner turmoil. Increased focus on Travis's cartoonishly villainous mother moves the plot forward as the story progresses but distracts from the quieter, more rewarding tension between the central pairing. Still, fans and new readers alike will enjoy playing this one until the end.