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Rising Star

A Shooting Stars Novel, Book 1
Narrated by: Megan Tusing
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (169 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Can love survive the bright lights of fame?

A popular DJ at the hottest station in Nashville, Charley Layton is doing what she's always wanted to do: living in the heart of country music. Charley puts her career first and relationships second, but when a charismatic stranger in a black cowboy hat invites her back to his place, she decides to give herself one night of no-strings fun.

But Dylan Monroe isn't a no-strings kind of guy. Charley is beautiful, brainy, and brassy as hell - the kind of girl he's always wanted. When his record label books him an interview on Charley's show, he's determined to find out why he woke up alone, and when he can see her again.

With Dylan now the most eligible bachelor in country music, Charley doubts their fling stands a chance, but she's willing to try. Dylan dreams of fame, but he also craves a life offstage with Charley. Can he convince her that both of their dreams are worth chasing, and that love is still possible, even in the spotlight?

©2017 Terri Osburn (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Sweet Southern Charm

I mostly enjoyed Rising Star and thought that for this to be my first read by Terri Osburn it was pretty good and I definitely enjoyed her writing. I liked Dylan a lot and thought he was a sweet country boy with a lot of manners, who knew how to treat a woman. He was a real genuine nice guy. I liked the music side of the story pretty well as well.

I really enjoy listening to Megan Tusing. She does a great job with accents and I loved her narration in Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart. The southern accent of Charlie is spot on and I love how she talks when Charlie's character is getting sassy. Love. Love. Loved her. Even the parts from Dylan's pov. She is a wonderful job narrating this audiobook.

My only issue with this book and why I didn't rate it higher is because the heroine Charlie was OTT and dramatic as hell. Everything was a big deal and turned into one huge leap into assumptions and insecurity. She didn't want to date Dylan because she is afraid of being like her mother who gave up on her dreams for a man and got pregnant with her and then there was obvious insecurity when Dylan goes on tour and she was just overly dramatic and annoying.

But other than Charlie's dramatics I did like Charlie and Dylan together. Their relationship was very easy and cute as they got to know one another and went on cute and simple dates. It was a nice set for this series. Now I can't wait to read the next book.

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Entertaining and Fabulous!
This was a delightfully fun love story of two really great people. Both Dillon and Charlie were strong characters who truly complemented each other. The story was engaging and the narrator was excellent!!! Loved it!!! Hope this becomes a series like ardent springs!!

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Great characters and setting until....

This book and narration were great with terrific wit and such until the implausible miscommunication melodrama. This took away from a 5 star rating quite significantly. I could only this "Oh, come on!..Really?"

I was disappointed by the handling of that part. It was really good until....

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Cowboys, Singing, & ................

Loved this book. You can’t beat a Book about a Cowboy whether he’s a rancher, hired hand, he’s into rodeos, or a singer. Whatever role he’s given, the Cowboy always wins. Cowboys are made from tough stock & hard work....... And when it comes to taking care of their family’s & loving their women, they know how to do it Right!!!!!!!!!

Can you say Respect???

when a Cowboy gets his woman alone, he knows exactly how she likes to be loved & all the right places she likes to be touched. Cowboys make sure their women are satisfied first. Because they know if they have totally satisfied their woman, then they’ll both be satisfied in the end. Cowboys aren’t left out either. Not only do they get to enjoy their women’s entire body as for-play, but in return they also get some really great for-play. when a Cowboy makes love to you, he uses all those wonderful, tan, muscles to move in all the right places.
So, you better hold on tight to your saddles ladies, because this is one book you don’t want to miss!!!!

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Oh Brother....(Mild Spoilers)

Sorry, but the whole thing where Dylan "couldn't get in touch with Charley" is soooooo rediculous.

He had her work number, but kept calling her after her shift (and he knew it was after her shift).

And then he even went on social media to view one of his friend's pages (on the friend's phone) to see what Charley could see since she was his friend on his page...............so WHY didn't he just shoot Charley a message and say, "Hey, this Dylan, just using my buddy's account to let you know my phone was stolen and I don't have your number memorized. Can you message me back with your number so I can call you?"
But nooooo....for some strange, really bizarre reason that doesn't occur to him.

And in this day and age does he really not have either her personal or work email address??? She's a radio personality....just go to the website and it usually has their work email or work contact info. He could have even called in to her radio show under the guise of wanting to request a certain song to be played.

Like come on, man. Dylan's a wuss who didn't even try.

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My Musings

Another fabulous read by Terri Osburn. This one is her best by far and I've loved her other books. I can't wait for the next one in this great series. Wonderful characters, fantastic plot, I could not put it down . I listened to the audio version and the narrator is fantastic. I highly recommend this great book. Happy reading!