Mammas, don't let your cowboys grow up to be…singers.
Five years ago, I was an oilfield roughneck with little to show for myself besides my voice. I never thought my songs would land me in the spotlight, working with country music legend Krystal King, but now that I'm here, I'm determined to make it all the way to the top. If only Krystal's haunting eyes weren't so distracting…
Krystal grew up on stage, and the more time I spend with her, the less I see the appeal of her "golden life." She's got secrets, and soon, I'm fostering a wild addiction to her, and letting go of my own dreams to help her heal. But getting her to risk her battered heart may not be possible, and the path to redemption looks like it's going to be even harder than the path to glory.
With this sizzling contemporary romance, Summers (Christmas Flowers) launches a series that will appeal to lovers of country music and cowboys. Identical twins Krystal and Emmy Lou King are parts of a legendary country music family. Where Emmy Lou is gentle and sweet, Krystal revels in her "bad" twin reputation. But Krystal's rebelliousness hides a vulnerable spirit stemming from a dark family secret. When roughneck aspiring country star Jace Black joins the Kings' tour as their opening act, sparks fly between him and Krystal. Krystal won't let herself trust that too-good-to-be-true Jace is really interested, leaving Jace determined to show her that he is different from the men who've hurt her in the past. Though the chip on Krystal's shoulder makes her initially off-putting, her character development is well-paced and believable. Earnest Jace is sure to make readers swoon, and the relationship that develops between him and Kyrstal is sexy and meaningful. The combination of romantic and familial drama in this behind-the-scenes glimpse into the country music world is sure to have readers coming back for more.