Thursday, October 16, 2014

Blog Tour: Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot

Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot 
Published by: Harper Impulse
Publication date: February 6th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

An on-stage attack left Honor Blackwood with more scars than just the one on her face. It’s been ten years since she left her spot as Nashville’s brightest country music star. Is now the time to return? And is she brave enough to do it?

Country rebel and rock star, Jared ‘Jed’ Marshall is hot property on the Tennessee music scene in more ways than one. He’s wild, he’s sexy and everybody wants a piece of him. But when he sets his sights on Honor, is it pure attraction or just distraction on his mind?

Honor’s record label sign the ex-boyfriend that dumped her and suddenly going back to her old life is harder than she thought. Can she get a new contract? Will she get to perform at the Marlon Festival? Or will Dan Steele destroy everything?

When a secret from the past becomes public knowledge it’s no longer just about the music. Are all the people in her life lying to her to get what they want? And who is really behind the anonymous gifts she keeps getting sent?

Join the country scene to find out!

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My Review:
Honor was once a bright country singer, but now she's a twenty-eight year old woman who has been broken. After an attack ten years earlier that left her scarred and several operations to repair the damage, Honor became an Agoraphobic. Afraid to face the public after the attack left her disfigured, Honor settles for working in a small music store.

With her fears at an all time high, Honor is scared to put her music back out in to the world so as she writes lyrics she puts them into a drawer and hides them away much like she hides herself away. 

Jared 'Jed' Marshall is topping the charts as a country musician. Gearing up for his tour, Jared is looking for a supporting act. When he hears an angelic voice across the radio, he knows he needs the angel who sings that song. Jared is determined to get Honor to go on tour with him although Honor refuses.

When Jared begins to realize how broken Honor truly is, he realizes it's no longer about wanting Honor for the tour, it's about wanting Honor herself. Will love be enough to heal Honor's scars and get her back into the spotlight? 

Author Mandy Baggot's 'Made in Nashville' is beautifully written. Full of grief, passion, and love Made with Nashville has readers falling in love with this book and with the characters. Honor has been through hell the last ten years, but when Jared walks into her life he gives her the strength she has needed to begin to move on. Honor is one of the strongest, bravest characters I've had the pleasure of reading about before. She's an angel with a broken wing.

Jared is an amazing musician resolved to being a serial bachelor. When he hears Honor's song he thinks she's an angel and upon meeting her and realizing how broken he is, he still believes in her and what she could do if she freed herself from the past. Jared is the strength Honor needs and he supports and guides her every step of the way. 

The relationship between these two characters was sweet, passionate, and you could feel the chemistry between the two from the very first meeting.

Made in Nashville was my first country music scene romance which is just a crime if you ask me, since I love country music. I absolutely loved this book and believe it is a must read for all romance lovers out there. With that being said, I give Made in Nashville 5 stars.


Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads.

Represented by Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency she is also a contributor to writing blogs, magazines and short story anthologies and regularly takes part in fiction festivals and literary events.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, Corfu, shoes and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.

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  1. I love this review! Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed Honor and Jared's story!

    Mandy :)

  2. Wonderful review, Jessica! This sounds like much more than just a romance story, and I love how well written the characters sound especially! Glad you liked it! :)