"Lost in NashVegas" is sprinkled with Rachel Hauck's signature wit. Only this time, it has a southern accent. This is an entertaining book, yet it didn't move along as smoothly as "Georgia on Her Mind." The characters are likeable, but I don't feel as though I know them as well. I did become invested in the plight of the leading lady - cheering her on and making her friends and enemies my own. The leading man was a bit of a disappointment because I really wanted to like him, but the situations he ended up in seemed to be for the sake of adding a sprinkling of conflict to the story rather than being a genuine action for the character. Still, I would recommend this book. Plus, this novel did contain a wonderful life lesson that I will giggle over for many years to come: "you can't pour perfume on a skunk and call it a kitty."
This isn't my normal type of story but the review drew me in. I could relate to someone trying something new, daring and life changing. The banter Robin has going on in her head was great! There's a light-heartedness in this quick read!
Charming, well-drawn characters, a story chock full of adventures and misadventures and giving us the treat of seeing the backdrop of country music. The situations our heroine finds herself in push the line a bit on respectability and therefore makes the book more authentic than some Christian novels. I loved Robin's dilemnas right from the start. A bit of mystery, a bit of courage needed, a break to get in the door, and finding out a trusted friend has betrayed her. And that's just a bit of what the country gal faced in the big city. Another plus is the first person/present tense which reminds me of standard chick-lit that has become popular recently. Not all chick-lit rises above standard. This one does with a mighty leap!
I just finished this book and loved it! The characters were very likeable and the storyline was great. I loved that Robin went for her dream even though she was scared to death. A quick and easy chick lit read.
"Last week, I stocked groceries in Freedom, Alabama. This week, I live in Nashville, Tennessee about to take the stage at the famous Bluebird Caf. Sounds fantastic, doesnt it? Only one problem. Im terrified to sing in front of people."Robin Rae McAfee has always dreamed of writing and singing her songs. The only problem is she's scared to death, and every time she gets near a stage she turns tail and runs. But one day she decides it's time to give her dream wings and see if she will soar or fall. Either way she won't have regrets of what might have happened.This book is a delightful read. I laughed out loud in many places even as my heart ached for Robin in others. Her journey to her dream is not a straight road; instead, twists, turns and do-overs plague the journey. And she learns her past is more intimately connected to her present than she understood. Through it all she is surrounded by family and friends who believe in her even as she loses faith in herself. The book is written from Robin's point of view in a fresh voice. The descriptions and turns of phrases had me laughing out loud. I also enjoyed the glimpse into the music industry, and Robin's very real reactions to bumping into folks like Keith Urban. This book was so much fun that I can't wait to read her other chick lit/romance novels.