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
yes I would I love the book I have it on my kindle but with audio I can listen while I sew or workout
no but I love his voice
I love when they finally find out what happened to Kenna and Mo and Ahmed assure her they have her back
At the top.
I love the whole story. Kathleen Brooks writes wonderful books.
His voice really embraced the light Southern drawl that you hear in KY. I was also impressed that he didn't make me cringe when he did the women's voices. Some times men doing women's voices are hard to take. This wasn't the case here.
YES! I usually listen to audio books while working in the yard or exercising. It made me not want to stop.
Mckenna , , the rose sisters
when miss lilly hit will with a broom
this is the first audio book that i have gotten , the book was great to read and even better in audio
Well, maybe I'm missing something. It has all the ingredients to make a good listen but really fell short for me and I'm sorry for that. SPOILERS: The h/h relationship didn't seem to have much depth and development. I didn't experience the journey. The ex wife was a good twist but again no journey or depth. The mystery plot was a good idea but again, no depth or development. The crimes were pretty whack but Kenna was running around more worried about what she was wearing to the derby and giving interviews on tv when she is supposed to be hiding out. A couple months in and she still hasn't pressed charges and when she finally sees her ex boyfriend it's like no big deal. He walks away.
As for the narrator, he has a wonderful voice but heads so fast through everything that it tends to de-dramatize everything. That's not too say I like a narrator to talk so slow that I fall asleep but to read so fast that I can't even feel the moment may have been a big part of what I feel was lacking.
I gave it 3 stars for effort but 2 stars may have been enough. Sorry. I just had high hopes. It got a lot of good reviews on amazon.
I absolutely loved this book!!! This is the first book of the Bluegrass series written Kathleen Brooks, who is a phenomenal writer. The story begins with McKenna Mason, an attorney from the big city of New York, who gets into serious trouble with some dangerous powerful men who have no respect for a woman. McKenna flees the big city and comes face to face with her first love, Will Ashton. What follows is a wonderful story full of danger, mystery, intrigue, comedy, love, family values, and a great out-pouring of support for each other. You will laugh and cry, fear for their lives, and be completely taken in by the amazing way Kathleen Brooks spins her beautiful stories.
You will absolutely fall in love with the Blue Grass series and the wonderful people of Keenston! Take my word for it you will be hooked on this series and will rush back to buy the next 3 books in this series!!
Listening to the book, even after I had already read the book was still wonderful! I heard things I did not remember from the book. This is a whole new wonderful world for me!!
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
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. ;(
I enjoyed both equally. I love reading but it is just as good having it read to me:)
I like the storyline and the interaction between the characters
I just love his voice :)
Oh yes, I could have listened to it forever :)
Yes. This whole series follows wonderfully, never a dull moment, and very unexpected! Can't wait to read more!
Smooth flow and great narration and of course the wonderful story itself
the fear that was evident in McKenna as she witnessed the incident in the conference room and while running away from Chad
first time with Eric Dove
I love when the town comes together to welcome McKenna as one of their own
I have read this book on Kindle and was very excited to listen on audible and it was above and beyond my expectations
Love the character's and the story line in this book. Eric Dove did and excellent job as the narrator. Does leave you hanging and waiting for the next book. As for me I have already gone out and bought it in paperback. What can I say, couldn't wait. Makes me want to move to this small protective town in Kentucky. What a kick the towns people are. I laughed until I cried at a lot of parts, in both of the book's I've read so far. Can't wait to get my hand's on the next one done in audio. if you are looking for a lot of sex don't buy this book. But if you are looking for a good story go for it!!
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