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My Bluegrass Baby (Bluegrass #1)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  2,105 Ratings  ·  247 Reviews
A brand-new novel in an original eBook series from popular romance author Molly Harper! When Sadie & Josh compete for the same Kentucky Tourism Commission job, sparks fly—turns out Kentucky really is for lovers.

Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks & Recreation, but she loves findi
ebook, 250 pages
Published December 17th 2012 by Pocket Star
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
Dec 04, 2012 Blacky *Romance Addict* rated it really liked it
Recommended to Blacky *Romance Addict* by: Jill
This is a lovely story about two people fighting for the same job, and in the meantime falling in love Photobucket

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I had so much fun reading this! The writing style is witty and funny and I thoroughly enjoyed myself :D I know I'll be reading more from this author, most definitely Photobucket

The story

Sadie has worked so hard on the Derby tourism campaign, and she knows that a promotion is coming soon after it. The promotion does come, but not for her Photobucket
Josh just moved to Kentucky and got Sadie's job, so they're basicall
Written September, 14 2014

3 Stars - N*I*C*E, NICE, Nice, nice - Yeah, a nice one

An Molly Harper 5:28 hours m/f audiobook well narrated by Amanda Ronconi.

I read How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (4 stars) a year ago. That was a "light" PNR romance and it was a both cute, witty and well written, so it was with great hope I started this one.

One word describes this book perfectly: NICE
I'm maybe a bit dissapointed. It isn't anything wrong with this story, and this narrator Ms Ronconi is allright s
3/5 Stars

My Bluegrass Baby is a contemporary romance that’s loaded with a cast of fun, quirky characters. Sadie and Josh are rivals for the same job and Ms. Harper dishes up the laughs as these two opponents go all out to win the prized position.

Sadie Hutchins loves her job as assistant director for the Kentucky Tourism Commission. As her boss’s retirement quickly approaches she’s looking forward to moving up to the director’s spot. It’s a sure thing until the Commissioner brings in hotshot Jos
4 Fun Stars! Love this author's witty voice!

I love Molly Harper's sense of humor and once again it shined in My Bluegrass Baby. You can't help but fall in love with her quirky characters as they fall in love with each other. She adds to the story by introducing us to many note-worthy secondary characters, that bring an extra layer of depth to the book, and additional fun. Many times I found myself wiping tears from my eyes, I was laughing so hard. I'm a fan of her paranormal books, but she is no
Oct 16, 2012 Jae rated it really liked it
This book was so much fun.

When you were like this the whole time reading, you knew you made the right choice by chucking all other books aside. I have always loved MH's writing. The characters in her books were either a bit wild or a lot crazy. And either one would guaranteed to crack me the hell up.

Sadie and Josh were rivals going after the same job position. And the story revolved around them butting heads to top each other to get the job. I liked Sadie quirkiness (all MH's heroines were ext
Oct 17, 2012 Paula rated it really liked it

My Bluegrass Baby is a delightful contemporary filled with southern charm, laughter, romance, and smart humor. Molly Harper has a wonderfully witty voice that always makes me laugh out loud and this one is no exception.

Sadie Hutchins loves working at the Kentucky Tourism Commission as the assistant director. She’s saucy, boldly smart, independent, and might love her job a little much. She has put all her time and focus into her career, which leaves her no room for a social life. Now that the di
Oct 17, 2012 Letitia rated it really liked it
Rating: B++ ... Heat: Sweet

Move over Parks and Recreation—there is a newer, funnier and sweeter show in town! Or, er, book? Either way, My Bluegrass Baby turns the Kentucky Tourism Commission’s department into a rom-com that is full of outrageously hilarious antics and more sexual tension than you can shake a stick at.

Sadie Hutchins is sweet and sassy and smart. Independent and maybe a tad lonely, she has been all work and no play her entire adult life. Putting all of her focus on her career and

Duchess Nicole
Dec 27, 2012 Duchess Nicole rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie
ARC courtesy of Pocket Star Publishing via Edelweiss

I think I've found a go to author for a guaranteed good read. This is my second Molly Harper book, and both have been solid, sweet, funny as hell contemporary romances. I've not yet delved into her paranormal romance, but I imagine it's much the same.

Sadie is on her way to taking over her boss's job upon his retirement. In fact, everything is set up for her takeover except for the signing of paperwork. So when Josh is brought in to be the new
Jacob Proffitt
Dec 20, 2012 Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, steamy
Molly Harper is currently my top "buy immediately" author. I have yet to give any of her books less than four stars and I don't think that trend will end any time soon. Certainly not with this book.

My Bluegrass Baby is a contemporary romance without any supernatural elements at all. I say that descriptively, rather than proscriptively. Josh and Sadie have great chemistry from the beginning, starting with a classic romantic trope of meeting, having an instant connection, and then finding that he'
Lady Lioness
This was the last book I'd read before my power came back and it was a great way to end my Sandy Reads. Harper has such a deft hand with humor and I was thoroughly amused. It's a homage of sorts to Parks and Rec, but just different enough that you don't feel like you're reading fanfic with the serial numbers filed off.

The state of Kentucky is as much a character as Sadie or Josh. I'm a native New Yorker so it was kinda cool to see the state from a marketing perspective. As a former bookseller,
Sep 04, 2012 Ian rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of chick-lit / conetemporary romance
4.5 Stars

"You are heading down a very dangerous path, Sadie. If this promotion was the One Ring, you would be Gollum. If it was the white whale, you would be Ahab. If it was the Iron Throne, I'm pretty sure you would be a Lannister, and nothing good ever happens to a Lannister."

Sadie loves Kentucky and she loves her job promoting Kentucky. So when she is passed over for the promotion to director of the Kentucky Tourism Commission and a flashy PR man from Atlanta is brought in to fill the job
Nov 17, 2012 Dee rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, read-2012
Review Copy provided by Pocket Star and Edelweiss books

Three things, I had never considered prior to reading My Bluegrass Baby by the fantabulous Molly Harper – that I could claim programing my Tivo on my resume (I’m sure that parlays into something workplace related), the number of cartoon characters who run-around with no pants on (aka, the Pantless Pantheon) and Squirrel genitalia (as my friend Toni would say, its all about the nuts ; )

But when I reading Molly Harpers newest contemporary rom
Nov 10, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Have you ever had a job stolen out from under you?

by Molly Harper
Pocket Star, December 2012 (on or around 12/18)
eBook, 250 pages
ISBN-10: 1476706050
ISBN-13: 9781476706054
About $1.99
Provided by publisher for review purposes. No remuneration was exchanged and except as noted all opinions are my own.

A brand-new novel in an original eBook series from popular romance author Molly Harper! When Sadie
Jun 06, 2013 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, audio-books
First Thought:

Vampire, werewolf or just plain human, Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi never fails to entertain me.

Why I listened:

Hello, it’s Harper and Ronconi.

The Story:

Saddie’s boss is getting ready to retire and what should have been a sure thing for Saddie to get his position turns into a funny romance where she has to work with her competition for the Director position with the Kentucky Tourism Commission, Josh.

And of course there is an attraction between Josh and Saddie at first site until
Molly Harper always makes me laugh. It doesn't matter if she is writing about werewolves, vampires, infidelity, or potential job loss -- she has me nearly in tears because I am laughing. I would categorize My Bluegrass Baby as chick lit. It is fun, it is light, there is a smattering of romance and passion but the focus is on the main character, her job and her life.

So why only 3 stars? I read Molly Harper for the funny escape and the fantasy that the working girl will get everything back on tra
Nov 30, 2015 Froggie rated it it was ok
Shelves: year-2015
Not my cuppa. Both characters annoyed me with their childish behaviors. I particularly don't enjoy reading about a narrow-minded, vindictive heroine who revels in humiliating others AND a stuck-up yet gullible hero who is too nice to push back. I secretly wished Josh would do something to balance the power but he didn't. It was as if he enjoyed(?) getting bullied, which should be fine if the author made it clear that he really did. For me, the switch of the f/m roles was fun at first but got sta ...more
Jan 09, 2013 Saly rated it really liked it
I normally do not enjoy books with single POV usually but I found this book funny. Hero/Heroine become rivals for the same job, then the office shenanigans start. I even enjoyed the crazy romance.
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Already a fan of Ms. Harper’s Jane Jameson and Half-Moon Hollow series (also narrated by Ms. Ronconi), I knew I needed to try her contemporary Bluegrass series. The first book sets up the world of Sadie Hutchins, the assistant director with the Kentucky Tourism Commission. While there are no vampires or shifters, I felt like she could have been friends with Jane and lived her world, as the quirky characters and silly shenanigans were very similar.

Sadie’s boss, Ray, is retiring, and she is ready
Feb 19, 2013 Feminista rated it liked it
Rating: 3 out of 5.

I have been wanting to read My Bluegrass Baby for a very long time. But alas, I wasn't too impressed with it.

My Bluegrass Baby had the makings of a good contemporary novel. A job promotion wanted by both the hero and heroine. I knew they both were going to be ambitious and I love that sort of thing.

But the one thing that let me down quite badly was the writing style. Now I know that Molly Harper has a unique writing style. I liked it at first, but having read many of her novel
Apr 15, 2015 Jennavier marked it as didn-t-finish
I think this may have two of the most unlikable characters I've ever read. Josh is an over the top douche beamed strait in from the days of clubs and rocks. Sadie was a spineless nincompoop who could only stand up for herself through childish pranks. Paired together in one of my least favorite romance tropes of all time they make a frustrating book. I'm done
It's not a secret that I am a Molly Harper's fan. I adored her Naked Werewolf series and contemporary romance And One Last Thing .... I always pick Molly Harper's book when I need to have a good laugh and hang out with some interesting characters.
Sadly, the chemistry Molly and I used to have was not present while I read My Bluegrass Baby. Maybe my expectation were set too high, maybe you need to be from Kentucky to find the situations funny, ... well whatever happened this was just average chick
Apr 07, 2013 Lara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, 2013-tower-team
I listened to the audiobook version and it was fabulous. Amanda Ronconi is an excellent narrator for Molly Harper's books. There is a scene in which someone is talking while eating a sandwich, and she sounds like she has her mouth full and is pausing to chew and swallow. Excellent work.

This one features two marketing staff competing for the same job. Sadie has only ever worked there, and has been groomed for a promotion. Josh is an outsider who has flashy credentials and rubs Sadie in all the wr
Dec 15, 2012 Donna rated it it was amazing
Sadie Hutchins is up for a promotion at her job for the Kentucky Tourism Commission. She is at a Derby function when she is informed that there is a new contender for the job. Hunky Josh Vaughn has great credentials from his job in Atlanta but needs a life change and when he heard about the position from a frat brother he applied. Sadie’s boss has decreed that Josh and Sadie must come up with competing campaigns by the end of the summer; they will be presented at the fair and the citizens will v ...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
OK, was looking through my books, and my audible library... wouldn't you know I read this earlier this year and forgot to even mark the bad boy! Sadly (looks right and left for Molly Harper fans) usually Harper and narrator Amanda Ronconi is a winner for me... and this wasn't bad or horrible, but I just wasn't as delighted. Like, so not delighted that I'm doubtful if I would even bother to re-listen or continue the series... which for me is not the norm. Especially when we're talking Amanda Ronc ...more
Oct 06, 2012 Keri rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars for me. This was a straight contemporary romance with some of Molly's trademark snark humor. Why I didn't rate it higher was the ending was too abrupt and felt more like a HFN versus a HEA. Although from my understanding we are going to see more of Bluegrass series, so hopefully we will see more of Sadie and Josh.
I had enjoyable time when reading but I was expecting more romantic book.
It's like more chick-lit, less contemporary romance for my taste. And I wish I had read a little more about their relationship. I know, in the last days I'm picky.
So maybe, because of that I'm thinking it's not what I was expecting.
Mar 23, 2014 Chanpreet rated it really liked it
Charming and hilarious! I absolutely loved the book. I laughed aloud a couple of times and have no doubt you'll enjoy the book as much as I did. I'm eager to read the second book in this series, which thankfully I already have, and the third is due to come out soon.

If you're a fan of characters you'll love and you also like to laugh, then this book is for you!
Mar 09, 2014 Sarah rated it liked it
This if a fun, witty, easy-to-read novel. Like myself Molly Harper is a native Kentuckian and Western Kentucky University Grad. I really enjoyed the quirky Kentucky facts she scattered through the book. The characters are likable and believable.
Apr 11, 2015 Shelly rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars! What a great quick read that had me laugh out loud at times. The banter between Sadie and Josh was great and entertaining.
Jul 18, 2016 Haz rated it liked it
3.5 stars
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