My Bluegrass Baby (Bluegrass #1)
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 ...more
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
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
Josh just moved to Kentucky and got Sadie's job, so they're basicall ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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' ...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
If you're a fan of characters you'll love and you also like to laugh, then this book is for you!
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
I had a dark sense of humor, even then.
In high school, when other girls my age were writing poems about dying unicor ...more