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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
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ebook, 250 pages
Published December 17th 2012 by Pocket Star
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
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
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Jill

Sadie Hutchins is a certainty for the position of director at the Kentucky Tourism Commission when her boss retires. That is, until she's told the Commissioner wants to use a new hotshot in marketing from Atlanta.

Josh Vaughn is big-city, tailored, groomed, impeccable and believes in promoting Kentucky's polished underbelly. Sadie is country-bred, easy-going and believes that the Hillbilly Days Festival and Bizarre in the Bluegrass are the sorts of campaigns that will bring visitors to the state
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Ingela
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
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KatLynne
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
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Karla
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
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Jae
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
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Paula

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
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Letitia
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

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Duchess Nicole
Jan 09, 2013 Duchess Nicole rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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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,
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Jacob Proffitt
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'
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Ian
Dec 13, 2012 Ian rated it 4 of 5 stars
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 t
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Dee
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
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Regina
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
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Saly
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.
Jennifer (a.k.a The Book Nympho)
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
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Feminista
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
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Keri
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.
Stephanie
ORIGINAL POST
FANGS, WANDS & FAIRY DUST
MY BLUEGRASS BABY by Molly Harper
Have you ever had a job stolen out from under you?




MY BLUEGRASS BABY
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.


Description
A brand-new novel in an original eBook series from popular romance author Molly Harper! When Sadie
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Lara
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
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Dragana
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
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Chanpreet
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!
Donna
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
Sarah
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.
Tracy Dalton
Molly Harper's books always make me laugh!!! Very entertaining and a cute story. The narration was excellent as always with Amanda Ronconi.
Zel Polev
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Aarann
Summary
Sadie works for the tourism bureau of Kentucky, a job she adores. When her boss retires, she is under the impression she'll be a shoe-in for the job. Then she finds out that Josh, an ad man from outside the area has been hired and will be competing with her for the promotion. Understandably upset (and Josh does his share of provoking, so don't be thinking he's innocent in all of this), Sadie and Josh begin to wage office warfare, only to realize along the way, they'd rather be making love
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Romantic Reading Escapes
I've always loved reading Molly Harper novels, and I'm a huge fan of her other series. My Bluegrass Baby is the first in her new Bluegrass series set among Kentucky tourism and is outside of her normal paranormal genre. There are no vampires or shapeshifters floating through the bluegrass state in this series. This one is strictly contemporary romance....well, I would classify it more as chick-lit/romance minus any heat. It's fun, light-hearted, witty, and flawlessly written as all of Molly's bo ...more
Nefise
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.
Kaetrin
Why I read it: This is one of my own purchases. I think Harper and Ronconi are a winning combination.

What worked for me (and what didn’t): Molly Harper’s sense of humour just works for me and when Amanda Ronconi is narrating, it just adds to the fun. Ronconi’s comedic timing gels nicely with the text. This author/narrator combination feels in sync to me. There’s nothing earth-shattering about the stories, a Harper audio gives me reliable enjoyment and I know it will make me laugh. This series ap
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