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Made in Nashville

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  351 ratings  ·  108 reviews
An on-stage attack left Honor Blackwood with more scars than just the one on her face. It’s been ten years since she left her spot as Nashville’s brightest country music star. Is now the time to return? And is she brave enough to do it?

Country rebel and rock star, Jared ‘Jed’ Marshall is hot property on the Tennessee music scene in more ways than one. He’s wild, he’s sexy
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published February 6th 2014 by Harper Impulse
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Cora Tea Party Princess
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
5 Words: What the hell was that?

It's true, if you're a fan of the TV show Nashville, you'll love this. Love it. And I'm a huge fan. From the first word, I loved it, I was convinced that I'd give it a solid five stars.

So why did this only get 4 stars?

The last 20%.

Everything is fine and dandy and passionate and drama filled and amazing until you hit exactly the 80% mark. Then I felt that things got a little OTT (as much as a story featuring such big, famous personalities can be OTT). Because you l
Claire Robinson
Jan 24, 2014 rated it liked it
3 Still Slightly Miffed Stars.

I have stepped away from this book, and taken a few days to calm myself down before writing the review for it, because if I am honest what started out as a potential 4 – 4.5 stars read, degenerated into the perfect way to ruin a book in the last 20%. I want to be clear that this review is only my opinion, and while I have absolutely no issues with the writing etc, I just really didn’t like how the author chose to wind up the book.

Honor Blackwood was a rising star on
Mandy Baggot
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm the author of this book - here is the blurb:-

Made in Nashville...feel the country!

An on-stage attack left Honor Blackwood with more scars than just the one on her face. It’s been ten years since she left her spot as Nashville’s brightest country music star. Is now the time to return? And is she brave enough to do it?

Country rebel and rock star, Jared ‘Jed’ Marshall is hot property on the Tennessee music scene in more ways than one. He’s wild, he’s sexy and everybody wants a piece of him. But
Anne OK
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-reads
I had very high hopes for this one -- I'm in a "Nashville" state of mind lately. But I felt disappointed from the slow get-go in this one. The price of $8.00 caused me pause in the beginning but seeing all the great reviews pushed me forward and I one-clicked. Of course, I wanted to love it but I didn't - and I can see I'm definitely in the minority. It was just a fair read and one that really didn't keep my attention either.

The characters weren't very well developed but worse yet was the devel
Moon Love
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jared "Jed" Marshall needs to get an opening act for his latest tour and soon. He just happens to overhear Honor Blackwood singing and is entranced by her voice. Honor is no stranger to performing. Ten years ago she was the hottest star when an unprovoked attack left her scarred and afraid. Will Jed be able to convince Honor to join him on tour? Will Honor's past come back to haunt her again?

There wasn't much about this book that I didn't enjoy. Both Jed and Honor are perfect for each other. Jed
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have always been a huge fan of country music, even though it isn't as big here in the U.K as it is in America, and recently, the TV series Nashville has been a firm favourite of mine! So when the lovely Mandy gave me an ARC copy of Made In Nashville, I was thrilled. It is the third of Mandy's books I have read, and one thing I have learnt, is that Mandy knows how to create a serious book hotty! And there is certainly no disappointing with Jared! He is hot, and sexy, and dark and brooding, and ...more
Feb 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this heartfelt, sincere but, also in places, rather cheeky read from Mandy Baggot. It was a real sensory experience - I felt the southern heat, tasted the ribs and sauce, heard the guitars! Somehow country rock is rendered so much sexier than your more 'traditional' rock gods and I loved it.

The tragic Honor could so easily have become 2D, or annoying in her hesitancy to the impatient reader, but there's never even the threat of that happening. You really understand the psychologi
Judith Spencer
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read of Mandy's, and I wasn't disappointed. I loved the country music feel, and her main characters Honor and Jed.
Honor was left scarred while playing one night, and couldn't face carrying on, that was until Jed appeared on the scene. Can she face her demons to perform with the sexy Jed again?
There is a secret that could destroy everything. I loved it! 5 stars from me Mandy.
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romance readers
This review was originally posted on Coffee, Books and My Kindle

Honor Blackwood is an orphan young woman, she doesn’t know her real family or story. She was a brilliant country singer until a crazy man attacked her on the stage. He cut her face with a knife without a real reason, no he wasn't a stalker or an obsessed fan, it was a random thing. Crazy shit happens sometimes. She lost her career, her crappy boyfriend and her music, she doesn’t want to know anything about country music, but she’s l
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Made In Nashville is Mandy Baggot’s second Harper Impulse title and it’s set in the home of country music – Nashville! It’s the story of Honor Blackwod and Jared Marshall. Honor, at 18 was about to take the country music scene by storm. She was beautiful with the voice of an Angel but when a crazed fan manages to make his way on stage and attacks her she is left scarred for life on the inside and out.

10 years later, Jed Marshall is the bad boy of country. He’s known for rocking it out with thous
Dec 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Being a country music fan living abroad, I was positively tickled that a British writer would pen down a story set in Nashville. It’s my 2nd book by Mandy Baggot and I remain a fan, although I thought that in her most recent book “One Wish in Manhattan” her characters had more gravitas and the story was better developed.
Made in Nashville is a light read and tells us the story of two young country singers – Honor Blackwood and Jared Marshall - who may seem, at first glance, very different but wh
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It’s a fact that Mandy never disappoints on the book boyfriend front but she’s definitely outdone herself this time!

Jared is incredibly protective of Honor, loves his family, he’s upfront and a straight shooter but has that all-important bad boy edge. Honor is damaged herself but they understand each other on a level no one else does, and with the pair connecting almost instantly, the sparks fly off the pages.

Having both suffered in the past, it’s was great to read on as Jared and Honor begin to
Overall rating: 2.5 stars

Plot: 7/10
Ending: 6/10
Writing: 5/10
Hero: 6/10
Heroine: 5/10
Humour: 3/10
Steaminess: 3/10
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Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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I’ll be honest and say I had no idea what to expect from Made in Nashville other than I’ve heard great things about the author and if Harper Impulse published it, I’m probably going to love it. It took me until around halfway through chapter one when I realised that I was going to love this book. I reached 44% of the way through (I checked) and came to the conclusion that I’d taken this book boyfriend thing way too far. I was slightly un
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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*Copy provided by the author in exchange of honest review*

I'm not a really big fan of country music, but I am a fan of a good old romantic story. So when Ms. Baggot sent me her new book, I did my happy dance :). After reading Security, I couldn't wait to read her next novel.

Young singer Jared is looking for tour partner, and he can't find someone he likes. One moment, he listens radio and hears that angel voice singing and dec
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Made in Nashville. Mandy Baggot
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
By now Mandy has become one of my auto read authors, I just know I’ll get a romance that's well written and plotted, and has lots of emotion and drama and that's what I need to enjoy contemporary romance. Not just a sweet boy meets girl HEA, but a story with highs and lows, full of emotion and angst.
So Honor, what an awful thing to happen when she was so young, and just having tasted success. Not only was the attack horrific
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I got this book Made in Nashville as an ARC for an honest review. I totally loved it. Mandy does it again seems like she can write anything to any kind of story. The main characters are Honor Blackwood former country music star because of something that happened in the past but then she meets the other main character whom is a country rock'in music star, rough around the edges, tough, sexy and admired by many, also top on the record charts. When they meet Jared or Jed is instantly taken by Honor ...more
Shona Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom
Lately I have been struggling to read, every book I pick up feels heavy (literally and figuratively). Two friends had already read Made in Nashville and has assured me it was well worth a read so I decided to jump in with both feet. Before i knew it i was on chapter 5 and really intrigued as to where this was going. By Chapter 10 I couldn't put the book down. And I have to admit that by the time I hit 50% of the kids were left to fend for themselves and i was pulling an all-nighter just to see w ...more
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading Made in Nashville. I have to say I after reading some of the reviews I was a little worried I wouldn't like it. I thought that the story was going to be a little bit to much country for me to enjoy but that was not the case.

Honor grew up in foster care but she survived and made something out of herself. She was one of Nashville's country music stars when she was attacked on stage. She has a scar on her face from the incident and has shied away from the music industry. She swe
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have always enjoyed Mandy Baggot’s books. She has a very strong style of writing and her plot lines are never dull. ‘Strings Attached’ has always been one of my favourite books by Mandy, that was until I read MADE IN NASHVILLE. I enjoyed every word of it.

Jared Marshall, Mr Bad Boy, who is actually Mr Good Guy, is to die for. A loved the rogue element to him, yet was safe in the knowledge that underneath it all, he was full of morals and a sense of doing the right thing.

Honor Blackwood was equa
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Feb 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I’m not a massive country fan but when I read the blurb I just couldn’t wait to dive in.

Honor is such a sweet girl. She has been through so much in her life and is so scarred. I thought she was strong and extremely brave.

Jared is hot, very hot. He’s a bit of a trouble maker but he has a go
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
ARC received from publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review

Having not read anything by Mandy Baggot before and not being that keen on Country Music I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this book or not but the blurb sounded interesting so I was willing to give it a go and boy am I glad I did.

The story pulled me in almost instantly and I found myself trying to do all my everyday things with my Kindle glued to my hand. The book's main male character, Jed, ticked all the boxes o
Terry Tyler
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love the TV series 'Nashville' so I was very interested to read this - if you love it too, you should get this book! I'm glad I know more about country music through watching the series because it really helped me understand the atmosphere of this more.

This is a light, contemporary romance, witty and smart. Ms Baggot has got the genre licked! Jared's a terrific character, as sexy as hell! I think the absolute best one, though, was Mia, the slightly kooky best friend - I loved her, she's one of
Claire Thake
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-reviews, 2014
Well the first thing I thought when I was given this book was that it wouldn't be my cup of tea. Not because Mandy isn't a good writer but because it was all about Country music and singers, of which i am not a fan. However after having the pleasure of meeting Mandy previously, I got stuck in and I wasn't disappointed.

I could not put Made In Nashville down! I was well and truly glued to it! I loved the characters which were so well written that you really felt a connection to them, and enjoyed s
Lady Lioness
Snagged from NetGalley, 3.5 stars.

The part of me that loves country music and famous people romances really liked this one. The rational part of me raised an eyebrow several times.

I think this is...not wish-fulfillment exactly, but everything seemed to happen too easily. The heroine's being pressured to re-launch her career and the hero just happens to hear her signing & immediately decides he must have her for his tour. Things go FUBAR with her label and the hero arranges things so she get
Suzy Turner
Oct 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge country music fan so how could I pass up the opportunity to read a book entitled Made in Nashville? Plus the fact that I follow Mandy online and she's such a fun gal herself! This novel wasn't quite what I was expecting though. I thought there would be a slight humorous slant to it but instead I got intense drama with a beautiful love story between two deeply hurting characters. I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were a few twists and turns that I wasn't expecting and the ending almost ha ...more
*ARC via netgalley*


Country rebel and rock star - check

Heroine with a tortured past - check

Hero hiding secret from the past - check

country language from hero's mouth - check


everything between them too rushed - check

hero's emotions jumping all over the place every other second - check

too much of drama - check

self-absorbed and irritating heroine - check


could have been better.

The writing style wasn't my cup of tea. I was really excited to read this ARC but ended up dissapointed and honest
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed. Held my interest all the way through. Definitely Go Buy and Read

My vision of the MCs



Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mandy gives the reader namely me exactly want I desperately look for in a book. A strong heroine with flaws and a hero where there is definitely more than meets the 'eye candy'.

This is a lovely read, the storyline flows effortlessly and Mandy has the setting spot on, with an ending guaranteed to bring a tear...dare I say a smile to even the most cynical of readers.

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Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Made in Nashville is written with heart and soul of the music and characters, the drama never stops and there is no lulls in the descriptions of places, people and feelings. I loved every page in this book, from the opening and seriously love the way it can be joined with Nashville the program.
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Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer.

The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016.

Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handba
“He raised a hand and she closed her eyes on instinct. She waited, expected to feel his fingers in her hair. When he touched her she snapped her eyes open and let out a gasp. His index finger was tracing a slow, tender path from the side of her face and along her scar. No one had touched her scar before except her surgeon. No one had wanted to and why should they? It was horrible. It was ugly. It was a disfigurement. As if reading her mind, he spoke. ‘You’re beautiful, Honor.” 0 likes
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