Kings of Country, Book 3
Captivating Opposites-Attract Romance
What’s a country music star to do
when his world is falling apart around him?
Can he find his way back home?
According to his record label, Travis King’s drinking and partying has to stop. Or else… Image rebranding means joining AA and singing opposite one of the industry’s rising stars at an upcoming awards show. It wouldn’t be so bad if Loretta Gram wasn’t cold as ice. No matter how hard he turns on the charm, she won’t give him a break. It looks like this cowboy has finally met his match.
Loretta is still grieving the death of her original singing partner, and she doesn’t have it in her to deal with playboy Travis King. But her career is all she has, so if singing with the Three Kings is what she needs, she’ll do it. Loretta isn’t as cold as she lets on, but she’s had more than her share of heartache. When she finally shows Travis who she is, he knows he’ll do anything to be her forever cowboy.
Perfect for fans of:
Enemies-to-lovers and opposites-attract romance
Behind-the-scenes glimpses into country music
Characters who find the courage to be their true selves
Poignant romance that warms your heart
This is the third book of the series, and my first read from this author. I have to say that I am not a fan of country music, it’s about the only music I really don’t care for. There are a few exceptions (looking at you, Dolly Parton!) and I love Coal Miner’s Daughter, the Loretta Lynn movie, but beyond that I am not too familiar with many country artists. Nevertheless, I really liked this book so it didn’t matter at all.
Loretta lost her music partner when he died way too young. Her record label is not ready to give her a solo career, so they match her up with Travis King. His whole family are stars, starting with his daddy. His sisters are twins and they are hugely popular country stars, and Travis has been singing backup. But he has an alcohol problem and one night he loses it, someone with a phone gets it all and the video goes viral. He gets himself to rehab, and has been sober for months.
Neither of them is thrilled about being forced to work together, but Travis thinks Loretta is beautiful so that helps. And she thinks he’s gorgeous but way too much trouble. But working together brings them close, and eventually Travis wears down her defenses and they find their happy ending, both professionally and personally.
These characters were well developed and really came alive on the page, even the secondary characters. The story is a good one, and it was an easy and very enjoyable read. Not sure I would categorize this as a cowboy romance, but more of a music industry romance. Now I’m curious about the books that came before.
9/2021 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
COUNTRY MUSIC COWBOY by Sasha Summers. Sourcebooks Casablanca (August 24, 2021). ISBN: 978-1492688624. 288 pages.