Ever thought a dream might pass you by?
Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she’d inherited from her grandma called Gertrude. But when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well.
Ready to Reach was a great little read. It is the first in a series of nine books and I highly recommend buying all nine together. I just finished the first one but have already moved onto the next few. The book was fairly short compared to a few other books I’ve read this summer with only 185 pages. This was PERFECT for a weekend read.
Overall I really liked the story and the need for Cece to be helped by Thomas and Holden. She obviously was able to trust them, yet finally was starting to develop a friendship with them after the first day.
As for the country music, I don’t know much about what it takes to be a star, but I loved the way they showed our three characters struggling to make it. No one makes it overnight and I think this was a great setup for the books to come. There were a lot of current pop references in it, luckily I wasn’t too lost on those!
I didn’t realize it was a full series that continued one book after another when I started. I was expecting everything to wrap up but was surprised to find that the book ended encouraging us to move onto Nashville – Part Two – Hammer and a Song. This was actually okay with me because I always find myself getting sad when a characters story line ends. This way we really are able to follow their journey more than just the first 36 hours.
Get The Series
Nashville – Part Two – Hammer and a Song
Nashville – Part Three – What We Feel
Nashville – Part Four – Pleasure in the Rain
Nashville – Part Five – Amazed
Nashville – Part Six – Sweet Tea and Me
Nashville – Part Seven – Commit
Nashville | Part Eight | R U Serious:
Nashville – Part Nine – You, Me and a Palm Tree
RITA AWARD WINNING AUTHOR INGLATH COOPER writes books that aim to give her readers a mini-vacation. A stretch of time during which they can visit other places and other people’s lives. Her books have reached the top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller list, with Truths and Roses hitting #11.
Inglath Cooper’s Nashville series became a reality after she spent time in Music City, writing lyrics with other songwriters. She fell in love with the community and gets to revisit regularly through her characters.