Title: Dream Maker
Author: Erin McCarthy
My Rating: A-
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Nashville Nights #2
Main Characters: Shane and Avery
Release Date: October 2016
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Sexual Intensity: hot
Shane Hart loves the ladies. Like hit records, he can never have too many. Shane swore long ago never to treat a woman the way his abusive father treated his mother, but his traumatic past has kept him from making any solid commitments—even to a fiery redhead like Avery O’Leery. Shane’s happy enough to rescue her from a tight spot, but that’s as far as their connection goes—until their unforgettable liaison has him rethinking his impulse to love ’em and leave ’em.
Avery has big plans: first, shake the dust of small-town Kentucky from her boots; second, become a bona fide songwriter; and third, keep the truth hidden about her birth father from everyone in Nashville. Nowhere on that list is she supposed to land in bed with a sexy stranger who rescues her off the street at midnight, especially if that stranger is Shane Hart. Avery’s trying not to fall for the dreamy music producer who could make or break her career. But her best-laid plans seem to be no match for a love that feels like destiny.
I am really enjoying this series, and the premise for this book was great.
We meet Avery when she's dumped on the side of the road of Nashville by her long-time boyfriend of 8 years...because he was cheating on her. Yeah, he's a jerk.
Shane is a big-time Nashville player both in the bedroom and out. He's a successful producer, his sister is one of the biggest names in country music now. But because he has a lot of pull, women fawn over him...oh, yeah, and the fact he's gorgeous doesn't hurt him either. He's way out of Avery's league, but he finds himself intrigued by her.
Avery has just moved to Nashville. She hasn't lived there long enough to be jaded and bitter. She's honest and has a straight-forward style to her that Shane can't resist. And it helps her that she's immensely talented too.
Their chemistry is fabulous and explosive. I loved how different they are in their experience levels, but Shane is the one blown away by the two of them together. It's a great dynamic.
I really enjoyed all the aspects of this story. I liked the insight into Avery's songwriting. I liked her backstory with her family ties in Nashville...that little story line kept me reading because I couldn't wait for it all to be revealed. This was one of those books that I didn't want to set down because it was completely entertaining from page one.
I know there's another book coming in the series. I can't wait to see what that story line is. So far, I'm loving this country music themed series. It's been a fun one!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.