Bluegrass Universe

21 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,366 ratings

Bluegrass State of Mind 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?

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  • Book 1

    • Bluegrass State of Mind

    • Bluegrass, Book 1
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric Dove
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,035
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 929
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 931

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OMG FANTASTIC book

    • By Ginny LaMere on 06-10-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Risky Shot

    • Bluegrass, Book 2
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504

    In the second book of the Bluegrass Series, Danielle De Luca, an ex-beauty queen who is not at all what she seems, leaves the streets of New York after tracking the criminals out to destroy her. She travels to Keeneston, Kentucky to make her final stand by the side of her best friend, McKenna Mason. While in Keeneston, Danielle meets the quiet and mysterious horse farm owner Mohtadi Ali Rahman, a modern day Prince. Can Mo protect Dani from the group of powerful men in New York?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Story Continues

    • By Darlene on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Dead Heat

    • Bluegrass, Book 3
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 466

    Paige Davies finds her world turned upside down as she becomes involved in her best friends' nightmare. The strong-willed Paige doesn't know which is worse: someone trying to kill her, or losing her dog to the man she loves to hate. FBI Agent Cole Parker can't decide whether he should strangle or kiss this infuriating woman of his dreams. As he works the case of his career, he finds that love can be tougher than bringing down some of the most powerful men in America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book

    • By Heather on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Bluegrass Undercover

    • Bluegrass Brothers
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 551
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 548

    Cade Davies is an ex-Army Ranger, teacher, and the new head coach of the high school football team in Keeneston. He barely has time to adjust to all of the changes in his life before he runs into the school's fiery new guidance counselor and a new threat to the peaceful town of Keeneston. DEA Agent Annie Blake was undercover to bust a major drug ring preying on high school athletes across the South. After her transfer from Miami to Kentucky, Annie looks to make her career by solving the biggest case the DEA has open.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love. love. love.

    • By Tiffany on 11-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Rising Storm

    • A Bluegrass Brothers Novel, Volume 2
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 408
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 368

    Katelyn Jacks was used to being front and center as a model. But she never had to confront the Keeneston Grapevine! After retiring from the runway and returning to town to open a new animal clinic, Katelyn found that her life in the public eye was anything but over. While working hard to establish herself as the new veterinarian in town, Katelyn finds her life uprooted by a storm of love, gossip, and a vicious group of criminals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By Peni A on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5.5

    • Secret Santa: A Bluegrass Series Novella

    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    It wouldn't be Christmas in Keeneston without a party! Everyone's invited, even Santa.… Kenna's court docket is full, Dani's hiding from her in-laws, Paige and Annie are about to burst from pregnancy, and Marshall is breaking up fights at the PTA Christmas concert. The sweet potato casserole is made, the ham and biscuits are on the table, and men are losing their shirts - and not because of bets placed with the Rose Sisters! All the while, the entire town is wondering one thing: Who is the Secret Santa that showed up with special gifts for everyone?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to this AFTER Book 3!!!

    • By Jennifer Webster on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 6

    • Acquiring Trouble

    • Bluegrass Brothers, Book 3
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309

    As a natural born leader, Miles Davies accomplishes anything he puts his mind to. Upon returning home from his special forces duties, he has become the strong foundation of the Davies family and his company. But that strong foundation is about to get rocked in a big way by the one woman that always left him fascinated and infuriated. Keeneston's notorious bad girl is back! Morgan Hamilton's life ended and began on her high school graduation night when she left Keeneston with no plan to ever return.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series!

    • By Linda P. Johnson on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Relentless Pursuit

    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300

    Pierce Davies watched as his older siblings fell in love - something this bachelor was not ready for. After all, he was now the most eligible man in all of Keeneston! Though Pierce enjoys the playboy lifestyle, his life is his work and that hard work is set to pay off big time with the unveiling of a big secret. However, this work hard, play hard attitude may have also landed him in hot water as he finds himself arrested for a brutal murder with all evidence pointing to him. Tammy Fields has been suffering from the crush to end all crushes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great Suspenseful Romance Novel

    • By Paula on 12-18-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

    • Secrets Collide

    • Bluegrass Brothers, Volume 5
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262

    After spending the past few months wrapping up his life outside of Keeneston, the mysterious Cy Davies is finally coming home. And he’s not coming alone. After rescuing a sassy investigative reporter for a gossip magazine in a dark alley, he takes her to the one place he knows he can keep her safe - Keeneston.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By Peni A on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Final Vow

    • Bluegrass Brothers, Book 7
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284

    As the ultimate bodyguard, Ahmed's focus has been protecting the lives of everyone he cares about. When the darkest part of his past resurfaces, Ahmed knows he must go on the offensive to protect his future…a future with the one woman that can match his toughness and return the love that was once robbed from him. Bridget Springer's private security work involves training with a mysterious man feared by many in her line of work. She finds herself drawn to Ahmed despite his attempts to remain distant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Series

    • By Darlene on 01-26-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • All Hung Up: Bluegrass Single #1

    • Bluegrass Singles
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146

    Taylor Jefferies fled the Hollywood spotlight and found herself helping the citizens of the small town of Keeneston. As luck would have it, the sexy man who caught her eye and found a place in her heart joined her at college that fall. She just had to graduate college, find a new job, and try to stay out of the media spotlight she'd grown to hate to make her happily ever after possible.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Extension of the Series

    • By Michelle Eriksen on 12-03-14

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 11

    • Bluegrass Dawn

    • Bluegrass Singles, Book 2
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 116

    It's the late 1960's in Keeneston and life is very tense for everyone. War consumes the news and young men prepare themselves for the draft. Jake Davies is fresh out of high school and head-over-heels in love. He’s known she's the one since she hit him in the head with a cheese ball, but then his world crashes around him when his number is drawn in the draft. Marcy Faulkner's home life has caused her a lot of grief. Her sheltered life is quickly turned upside down after a night in a jail cell with the very handsome Jake Davies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series - Love the characters

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-20-14

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 12

    • The Perfect Gift

    • Bluegrass Singles, Volume 3
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 122

    Kindergarten teacher Grace Duvall thought she'd never get a second chance at love. Just as she was ready to give up, fate stepped in. Fate, or Abigail Mueez as she's known around Keeneston, has something else in mind for this sweet teacher. With a little help from Abby and her friends, a pitcher of spiked sweet tea, and some breaking and entering, will Nabi and Grace discover they are perfect for each other and get their own happily ever after?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By Peni A on 03-07-18

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 13

    • The Keeneston Roses

    • Bluegrass Singles, Volume 4
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 93

    Lily Rae Rose has been headstrong since she was a child. She was the oldest, after all. Maybe that's why she fell for the bad boy next door. But Lily learned that not all bad boys can be reformed. After suffering the pain of a broken heart, Lily dedicated herself to finding the perfect matches for her friends. This let her enjoy the benefits of love without the pain - until town gossip John Wolfe forced her to confront the pain of the past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the keeneston roses

    • By monica vande velden on 02-24-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 14

    • Forever Entangled

    • Forever Bluegrass, Volume 1
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245

    Sienna Ashton fell in love with Ryan Parker too late. He was gone from her life before she realized what he really meant to her. Now working as a sports psychologist, Sienna finds herself helping others figure their lives out. She thinks her chance of happily ever after is long gone until a murder brings Ryan back into her life and entangles them in a battle for their heart and their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By Peni A on 12-02-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 15

    • Forever Hidden

    • Forever Bluegrass #2
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 173

    Sydney Davies is used to being in the spotlight. But the former model turned fashion designer isn't used to family secrets. Sydney is sent to dig up the past. What she finds instead is Deacon and a case of a missing girl with a link back to her life in the fashion industry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family history is everything

    • By JRank on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 16

    • Forever Betrayed

    • Forever Bluegrass, Book 3
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 166
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 148

    Zain Ali Rahman is in line for his country's crown. Granted, he's two names down the list, but it still meant he was in the family business of politics. While hosting an international summit in Keeneston, Zain just hopes to make a difference in the world by making it a safer place. What he didn't count on was losing his heart and being betrayed by someone close to him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By Peni A on 12-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 17

    • Forever Driven

    • Forever Bluegrass, Book 4
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 125

    Riley Davies never backs down from a fight. She stands up for herself and those who can't stand up for themselves. But she is just the manager of a farm and can only do so much, until a political matter threatens to ruin her farm and the town she loves. Driven to fight the injustice of losing the farm and having the town of Keeneston destroyed, Riley dusts off her cowboy boots and runs for the state legislature. State Trooper Matt Walz has always been the lone trooper assigned to Keeneston, since he was a rookie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating!

    • By Just My Opinion on 03-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 18

    • Forever Secret

    • Forever Bluegrass, Book 5
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 136

    Sophie Davies is the head of weapon development for a private firm contracted with the Department of Defense. Because of her knowledge and high security clearances, she has kept her job a secret for fear of kidnapping and sabotage. She always knew some groups would kill to learn what she knows, and now someone is trying to do just that.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By Peni A on 12-04-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 19

    • Forever Surprised

    • Forever Bluegrass, Book 6
    • By: Kathleen Brooks
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    You're invited to the Rose sisters' Surprise 100th Birthday Party! What do the people of Keeneston do when they find out the Rose sisters' 100th birthday is only days away? Try to throw one heck of a surprise party that even John Wolfe couldn't see coming! Come back to Keeneston for a visit with each of your favorite couples and their children as they all try to pull off the seemingly impossible-surprise the Rose sisters. Will the Rose sisters be too distracted with all of the other gossip to notice the biggest happening in Keeneston's history or will they blow the surprise?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended

    • By Peni A on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $6.95

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