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Bluegrass State of Mind: Bluegrass, Book 1 | [Kathleen Brooks]

Bluegrass State of Mind: Bluegrass, Book 1

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?
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Publisher's Summary

See where the USA Today best-selling Author Kathleen Brooks began!

This is the first book in Kathleen Brooks' Best-Selling Bluegrass Series.

McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?

©2011 Kathleen Brooks (P)2013 Kathleen Brooks

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    Amazon Customer Leander, TX, United States 08-20-13
    Amazon Customer Leander, TX, United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "So glad to see this series come to audio!"
    What made the experience of listening to Bluegrass State of Mind the most enjoyable?

    I love this series! I have read all of them on Kindle and was so excited to see that they were now offered on Audible. Listening to them is just like reading them all over again! And having Eric Dove as the narrator just adds to the greatness!


    What about Eric Dove’s performance did you like?

    I love listening to Eric Dove's narrations! I was so excited to see he was reading this series!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-15-13
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 08-15-13 Member Since 2015

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "Disappointing Story - Fair Narration"

    Bluegrass State of Mind is a really great title, but the story was disappointing. The reviews, for the most part were quite positive, which leaves me to question the reading experience of some of the reviewers. More often than not, the reviews are most helpful when making a decision to buy, so I was surprised by this listen.

    Do some of you remember The Wonderful World of Disney, where the narrator was needed to tell the story because their audience was comprised primarily of children? That seemed to be this author's style of writing for Bluegrass. The characters and plot could have been amazing, should have been amazing, but they weren't. I think that there was background information overload...too much explanation and background information narrated instead of the story being developed and told by the characters themselves.

    Eric Dove has a wonderful voice, and a good southern accent, although he seems to race through his narration. A great narrator lends his or her voice to the characters and brings the author's words to life for their audience. Tempo is as important as inflection.

    I would not listen to Bluegrass State of Mind again, and would not be able to recommend it as credit worthy. ;(

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't waste your money"
    What would have made Bluegrass State of Mind better?

    The story moved to quickly without enough details to go so fast, the sentence structure was very mechanical. The story line had promise but had a lot of holes and areas that needed to be worked on. The book Aldo jumped around so much it was confusing and you don't know what happened or what's going on. There were a lot of potentials where the author started something but then just left off in the middle and jumped to something else. It leave a you wondering about a lot an there is no closure at the end of the book. Don't waste your money.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kathleen Brooks again?

    No not at the moment unless I maybe barrowed it from someone and thy have it an extraordinary review


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eric Dove?

    The narration was fine it was te material


    What character would you cut from Bluegrass State of Mind?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy this book, I hate saying anything bad about the book but suggestion to the author rewrite and rerelease the book when you have actually completed the book. This seems like a rough draft.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hoxiesgirl The Ozarks, USA 04-01-14
    Hoxiesgirl The Ozarks, USA 04-01-14 Member Since 2014

    Hoxie's girl

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    "Kentucky or Death?"

    This is a simple book, simple story, you've heard it before don't waste a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 03-03-14
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 03-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Can’t consider this one steamy"

    The storyline was great and the small injection of suspense was an added touch. I only wish there was a bit more passion mixed in since I felt the story could have been so much better with that addition. The narrator also did a very nice job with the characters but his voice for the prince was superb. It was hard not to imagine Antonio Banderas for that personality. The second story in the series is about the prince so even though I am certain the passion will be lacking, thanks to the narrator, I will have to purchase that book as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diane 07-26-13
    Diane 07-26-13

    The Rebel

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    "Welcome to Mayberry U.S.A."

    If you are a past fan of the Andy Griffith shows, you will enjoy this. If you are looking for a more indepth listen, then you might want to punt. The narrator does a decent job and actually for me, he was the only reason I was able to complete the audiobook. But when you need a mental break then this will fit the bill. No humor, small suspense. Mostly a small town that embraces an outsider. Yeah, I may get the second book for that occasion when I need a 'fluff' diversion. But I wouldn't recommend this author or book to anyone I know.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leesa 06-16-13
    Leesa 06-16-13 Member Since 2014

    I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.

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    "Nothing special"

    In my opinion there's nothing to make this book stand out. It's not one that I wanted to listen to in one sitting. I like to be swept into a story and I don't have to have the hot sexy scenes to enjoy a book, but this one is dull and there's NO passion at all. The sexual scenes are alluded to. I didn't like it at all the one and only time the characters make love it's practically a kiss then the next day. The story had allot of things going on but theres no excitement in it for me. There's a few humorous parts to the book but not enough to make it good.

    I wouldn't use my credit on this book and to be totally honest I wouldn't want this one on sale either.

    12 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    DK 01-17-15
    DK 01-17-15 Member Since 2013

    HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review

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    "Nice Easy Sweet Comfortable Recommending to Anyone"
    What made the experience of listening to Bluegrass State of Mind the most enjoyable?

    Bluegrass State of Mind

    This was a sweet and safe romance read. There are several important characters that didn't make sense in small-town Kentucky -a Sultan Prince?!?

    There was enough mystery to keep me interested but if you like a lot of descriptive 'romance' than this book will leave you frustrated.(D.M.T.)

    It IS part of a series but I do not think I will continue because it was a little too 'good' for me. Also, Audible does not have any others in the series.

    Not bad for $1.99 and this is my second listen.

    Notes: No Warnings to speak of. This one is safe to listen to with your friend, your mother
    or with kids around. No blushing!

    Credit worthy/$: I purchased this at $1.99 and am pleased with the purchase. There is no way I would use a credit or recommend someone using a credit unless they like really, really safe romantic genre. If you like a little spice in your romance, pass on this one.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather 11-29-14
    Heather 11-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Formulaic but with great characters"

    This is a standard formulaic boy meets girl novel. The plot is predictable but the characters are interesting and the pace is quick enough to keep things moving. The book ends a bit abruptly which was a bit frustrating but understandable when trying to set up a series. The narration was good with Eric effectively bringing the characters to life. If you want a mindless enjoyable story this is a good choice. If plot holes and stereotypes give you conniptions then give this a pass.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    John Murphy Lansing, MI USA 11-16-14
    John Murphy Lansing, MI USA 11-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "More romance than suspense"
    Would you try another book from Kathleen Brooks and/or Eric Dove?

    No.


    What was most disappointing about Kathleen Brooks’s story?

    The plot was thin and the story dragged worse than a third grader going to detention.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I kept waiting and waiting for this book to get "suspenseful." The only suspense it ever generated was how Ms. Brooks was going to come up with a DIFFERENT way to say that the male protagonist had ripped abs and that the female protagonist couldn't resist said abs.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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