Friday, December 16, 2016

Catch a Fallen Star by Amy Vastine {Blog Tour Review/Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Catch a Fallen StarCatch a Fallen Star
(Grace Note Records #2)
by Amy Vastine
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
December 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He's got to save his career—and himself

Hitting rock bottom has landed country star Boone Williams in the middle of his worst nightmare: a recording studio on a horse therapy farm hours away from Nashville. He has no interest in dealing with his problems or writing a new album. And he's definitely not interested in the gorgeous, feisty mom of one of Helping Hooves's young clients. She doesn't even know who he is! But his record label is one tabloid story from cutting him loose, and Boone can't seem to turn around without bumping into Ruby and her daughter, Violet. Clearly, Boone's not going to get what he wants. Could Ruby be just what he needs?


My Review: 4 Stars

This is the second book in the series, but can definitely stand alone. I didn't read Book 1 and I never felt lost, as it follows the story of a different character. Boone is a big country music star who has let his career and addiction come before his family. After hitting rock bottom, he's ready to make some changes, but it's hard to prove he's a changed man. Violet is a teen full of angst and sass. She's also getting help with her problems, but for different reasons. A bond that can't be explained is forged between these two and Ruby, Violet's mom, isn't immune to Boone's charms either.

The author does a great job of using the characters to show each other both sides to the story. Absent fathers and salty teenage girls, using their saucy personalities to cover their hurt, prevail in this book. I love the way deep and painful soul searching occurs. As a mother of a teenage girl, I know how fragile relationships can be and how things are said that aren't always meant. This is a difficult time and with other hard situations, life can very challenging indeed and it's hard to navigate alone. I don't know why things often click when someone else, aside from parents, gives advice, but those relationships are an important part of growth. Boone and Violet have a great bond that rooted into my heart. I love their banter, teasing, and the ways they help each other through the ups and downs of life. Mary Ellen, the nosy neighbor, is a great side character and one who made me laugh.

Of course, a romance wouldn't be a romance without the...romance. Boone and Ruby have a great chemistry together, but I would have like to see a few more sparks before they recognize what they are blessed with. Their relationship follows a natural course, full of insecurities, triumphs, and fighting against their feelings.  I could almost taste their joys and sorrows, which shows good writing. Overall, this is a book full of emotion and one that is enjoyable from start to finish.

Content: talk of past addictions; mild romance.

*I received a copy through Prism Book Tours. All opinions are completely my own.*


Other Books in the Series

The Girl He Used to LoveThe Girl He Used to Love
(Grace Note Records #1)
by Amy Vastine
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The past will always be between them

He swore he'd never return home. Then a flat tire lands Dean Presley back in Grass Lake, Tennessee, and he's forced to confront the woman he left behind. Faith Stratton was once the love of his life. Now her gifted brother could be the rising Nashville star Dean needs for his struggling music label. But it means taking Sawyer away from the horse therapy farm that Faith's so proud of. That won't be easy, especially since those old feelings that started all the trouble… Well, let's just say he can't go back there, because he doesn't want to relive the memories of the terrible accident that drove them apart.

Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

Tour Schedule

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will win a grand prize of The Girl He Used to Love, A Heartwarming Holiday anthology, winner’s choice of CD or MP3 of Tim McGraw’s album Damn Country Music, and a guitar Christmas ornament (US only)
- 5 winners will win an ebook of A Heartwarming Holiday anthology and a 20% off coupon for a Heartwarming novel of their choice from (open internationally)
- 5 winners will win The Girl He Used to Love (paperbacks US, ebook international)
- Ends December 23rd

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