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Rhythm and Bluegrass Audiobook
Rhythm and Bluegrass
Written by: 
Molly Harper
Narrated by: 
Amanda Ronconi
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Rhythm and Bluegrass Audiobook

Rhythm and Bluegrass

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Publisher's Summary

In the second e-novella in Molly Harper’s Bluegrass series of contemporary romances, two people determined to fulfill their own agendas come head to head—and find love in the process.

Kentucky Tourism Commission employee Bonnie Turkle is up Mud Creek without a paddle. When she gets permission from the state historical society to restore McBride’s Music Hall in Mud Creek, Kentucky, to its former glory, she thinks the community will welcome her with open arms. Instead, her plans interfere with a proposal to sell the property to a factory that would bring much-needed jobs to the town.

Even though Bonnie is trying to preserve mayor Will McBride’s family heritage, he is more concerned with the welfare of his people than memories of the past. Will finds her optimistic sentimentality extremely annoying—but that doesn’t stop him from kissing Bonnie senseless.

With an inspection deadline looming and local saboteurs ruining her restoration, Bonnie must find a way to compromise with Will to save McBride’s and the town…while hopefully winning a few more kisses in the process!

©2013 Molly Harper White (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 09-16-14
    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 09-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Fell SHORT of expectations"

    Molly Harper's books are always funny and clever and an auto "buy" for me (except when she writes about icky witches - the only book I passed on). I especially like her vampire and werewolf stories.

    This book was hysterical, as usual, and I was enjoying it alright until it hit a sour note with the very unfunny and malicious behavior of the mayor and "hero" of the story. Romance is alway a perk in Molly's stories, but this one didn't work - at all.

    The author tried to create conflict in a way that was a little contrived -- the heroine tells the worse of her plans without explaining right away the solution that made it a NON problem. So of course misunderstanding flourished and seemed a little ridiculous. But the way the mayor lashed out was vicious and should have killed an attraction that was in it's infancy. Did for me. With a poison pen he tried to sabotage her project, trash her reputation and threaten her career. And just when all is about to be forgiven (amazingly), he acts like an asshat again. But the romance had ceased to be cute long before that.

    The book seemed really short to me -- but I was ready for it to be over. I laughed at the authors funny lines right up to the end, but the story was not up to par. When I saw it was only 5 hours long, I got irritated. I don't waste credits on short books as a rule, so I was not happy with Rhythm and Bluegrass as an audio book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Malinda 03-15-14
    Malinda 03-15-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Love Harper and Ronconi!"

    I love any book by Harper and paired with narrator Ronconi. I buy it as soon as I see the two names together. book is hilarious!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Madison, AL, United States 02-26-14
    Karen Madison, AL, United States 02-26-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Makes me laugh every time"

    Molly Harper and her dry wit make me laugh every time and Amanda Ronconi is the perfect match for reading her. Do not miss any of her books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carilyn 10-12-14
    Carilyn 10-12-14

    Lover of Literature

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    "Just okay"

    I am a big fan of Molly Harper. I have read most of what she has written.

    There are times however, when her snark and wit come a little close to the inappropriate/constitutes-abuse line. It's one thing to joke about quick little punches to arms and throwing things at others in frustration and another to do purposefully malicious and physically harmful things to another person. This time, she crossed the line. Relationships are not supposed to have this level of malice attached. I would call what Will did to Bonnie abuse, and it was concerning to me as a doctor who works with couples in domestic violence situations to see this kind of mean behavior toward another person put in a positive light. I was disappointed and thought the author went too far this time.

    Otherwise cute premise for a story and the narrator was fabulous once again. Just a "meh" this time and some residual disappointment.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    BonnieC. 03-31-16
    BonnieC. 03-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Sweet and Funny"

    Had I listened to this book before Ms. Harper's Half Moon Hollow series I'd have given it a slightly higher rating. it's a sweet and funny story but can't compete with her wacky cast of HMH.
    that said it was an easy listen and I enjoyed it.

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    Amazon Customer 05-07-15

    Addicted to Audible! I'm always listening to something.

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    "Just Okay ...."
    What did you like best about Rhythm and Bluegrass? What did you like least?

    There seemed to be more depth to this book than the other two in the series. My favorite scene was when Wil was trying to save Bonnie's "baby" from her burning car. I liked the way the Bonnie handled herself in the face of opposition.


    If you’ve listened to books by Molly Harper before, how does this one compare?

    This three book series is the first I've listened to from Molly Harper. Book 2 really can be independent. It isn't reliant on info from the first book, and the 3rd book isn't reliant on info from the 2nd book. After listening to these three, I'm not sure I'd read or listen to anything else from Molly Harper again.


    Which character – as performed by Amanda Ronconi – was your favorite?

    This series was the first time I heard Amanda. I would like to listen to her reading another author before I make any judgements. Her female characters seem to come across a little sarcastic all the time, it could just be the author's writing style.


    Did Rhythm and Bluegrass inspire you to do anything?

    Nope!


    Any additional comments?

    I'd say skip books 1 and 3. If you really want to listen, just go for book 2. Again I'll state these are the first Molly Harper books I've read and I didn't care for the writing style. The characters do not seem to have much depth. The first person writing wore on my nerves after awhile.

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    Kevin Ann Mullen 04-11-15

    I love books. My work is serious so I am looking for fun! Audible has changed my morning commute.

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    "I love it when an author makes me laugh and sigh."
    Where does Rhythm and Bluegrass rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love Molly Harper and her characters. I really loved this book but I would rate it my 3rd favorite so far. But I could not imagine not reading it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Bonnie. She is so determined and sweet.


    What about Amanda Ronconi’s performance did you like?

    She really brings the characters to life. Her voice is so fun and expressive. She makes these southern girls come to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both!!!! I started to write down the phrases that make me laugh. I am trying to incorporate them into my sayings. It is fabulous.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't miss out!!!
    It is a super fun treat!

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    Amy 04-08-15
    Amy 04-08-15
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    "Fun but short"

    So cute as always southern charm and snarky friends. Classic Molly Harper not her best but the people in the story are great.

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    NurseLisainOhio 03-25-15
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    "Easy breezy mostly :)"

    Title: "Rhythm and Bluegrass" - Book 2, Bluegrass Series
    Written by: Molly Harper
    Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
    Format: audiobook via audible.com
    Overall rating: 3.75/5 stars
    Performance: 5/5 stars (AR is THE BEST!)
    Story: 3.25/5 stars

    Brief remarks:

    My I just beginny saying, I think Amanda Ronconi is one of, if not THE, BEST narrators in the business?! I buy books because she is reading them, at times!

    As this story opens with our female "lead" and a car fire, I was already worried about boredom setting in. I am NOT a history fan. AT. ALL. In ANY way shape form it format. I admit this because the basic premise if this story is built upon restoring some significant music history in a super small Kentucky town . I started my yawn only to be interrupted by the hot save-the-lady "lead" dude. Hello, "trademark panty dropping smiles". *fist pump*! Does Ms. Harper know her readers, or what?! Lol

    Seriously, I recommend sticking with the story as it gets interesting and has a really good twist to look forward to.

    Light, uncomplicated, humorous at times & fun Molly Harper reading (listening)! She's sleaus worth my time ;)

    Enjoy, fellow reader!

    Cheers!
    Lisa (@NurseLisainOhio)

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    Wendy M 03-21-15
    Wendy M 03-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another score!"

    This one had me laughing to the point I garnered funny looks from strangers. I love Molly Harper. I love Amanda Ronconi. The two together? Stellar.

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  • Beccy
    11/1/15
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    "Bluegrass with a twist"
    What made the experience of listening to Rhythm and Bluegrass the most enjoyable?

    Easy listening to a very funny story. You might be able to see the story coming but you get too wrapped up in the characters to care.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bonney, she is the easiest to relate to.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Ronconi’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Always a brilliant and well timed performance to get the most out of the book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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