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Can’t Walk Away

Nashville Dreams #1

by Sandy James

In Nashville the stars shine a little brighter, songs sound a little sweeter, and love lasts a lifetime.

Young, rich, and better looking than a man has a right to be, successful songwriter Brad “Hitman” Maxwell was once Nashville’s biggest celebrity. Then a heartbreaking loss and a shocking betrayal caused his light to go out. Now, instead of pouring his soul into song, he pours beers at Words & Music. His bar is the perfect escape–a place to forget his past–until the night she takes the stage…

Savannah Wolf used to dream of becoming Nashville’s hottest star. Now, as a young single mom, she dreams of a steady income and being home to tuck her daughter into bed. So when Brad Maxwell offers her the gig of a lifetime–playing as the headliner at Words & Music–Savannah discovers the best of both worlds. And she refuses to ruin this opportunity by falling for her sexy boss. Except that Brad suddenly starts writing music again… music inspired by her.

Both Brad and Savannah have super trust issues, which you can imagine what that means.  Yep, just a few bumps that end up being a bigger deal than maybe they should have been.  Part of their problem is that they have a pretty hard time ignoring their attraction to each other so they are moving pretty fast.  Leading to lots of assumptions and jumping to conclusions that is only exacerbated by their trouble with trusting each other.

Granted both of them have their reasons.  Brad’s marriage wasn’t what he thought it was and when he finds out it changes a lot about how he sees the world.  It also damaged his confidence and he tried to get it back with women … lots of women.  And since Savannah’s last relationship was with a scoundrel who took off with all of her money and left her alone, she’s not exactly feeling all that sure of herself either.

The nice thing though is that James does a great job of having Savannah stand up for herself.  She knows what she wants and she’s not willing to back down.  She just has to make sure that Brad actually hears her, which isn’t always the easiest of things.  He’s not completely clueless though and does figure things out eventually 🙂

Make sure that you are ready for a lot of ups and downs, because things are not easy for these two.  But I found the ride differently worth the bumps.