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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  32 reviews
** This love story is a suggestive romance. The love scenes will not be graphic.

A tease from page 256 - because that's what page number Gene called out! :)

“Maisie,” she said in a voice filled with delight, “it’s beautiful!”
“I see more detail, but I need time to sketch it out.”
“So, does this mean you forgive me?” she asked, guardedly.
“I can forgive,” I said, and hesitate
Paperback, 314 pages
Published March 26th 2015 by bsswrites Create Space
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Tate by Barbara Stewart
4.5 stars!!

“I want what we have to be unique. You are my unique, Tate.”

If there is one thing that I have come to expect from Barbara Stewart it is an intense romance and this one ticks all the boxes. This is romance at its best, it is pure, and it is from the heart and as always with Barbara, emotional. The emotion in this book is through the intense connection that Tate and Maisie have and the situations that they find themselves in, so beautifully written that they c
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 Stars!!

Tate Morrow young, up-and-coming country-western singer who works as a UPS driver by day and singer in a small bar at night. Andy (from the Rock and Roll Series!) discovers Tate and brings him to Tennessee to begin his recording career. I absolutely loved Tate, he is a down-to-earth, average guy with huge talent who is literally thrown into the country music scene and tries to navigate his way among all the sharks. Tate is paired up with Audra to be his manager, and she immediately b
Three Chicks
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review by Jen Hagen

Tate Morrow is a 30-year-old tall cowboy who can croon a tune. By day he is a UPS driver, but on the weekends he is the star of the local country western bar. He was recently discovered by a talent scout and is leaving his Tennessee roots to record with Andy in Florida – yes, that Andy – that Andy of her Rock and Roll series. I was so ecstatic to see Andy’s name in print again. Back to Tate…He is a simple guy, works hard, and lives and breathes his country roots. He is not set
Kristine GPI Bookblog
I picked up the first book in Barbara's Rock and Roll Trilogy almost two years ago and I was spellbound, what I adored so much about Rock and Roll Never Forgets and the subsequent books in the series When I Look to the Sky and Feel Like Makin' Love was the sheer beauty of Barbara's story, the way her words would envelop you like a warm caress, nothing she wrote was rushed, you were drawn in so slowly and subtly that the more you read the more these characters came to mean to you, reading for me ...more
Jennifer Chretien Johannes
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
NO SPOILERS ***As a Red Pen Mafia member, I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review***

As being a member of the Red Pen Mafia ARC Readers I've had the honor and privilege to have read every book written by Barbara S. Stewart. I have found that she has grown and improved as a writer for each book that she continues to write. She has definitely written a wonderful and captivating love story in her most recent book "Tate". I honestly could not put this book down nor did I want
Lustful Literature
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it

I first fell in love with Barbara Stewart’s writing with Andy and Bethy’s story in Rock N Roll Never Forgets. But the love of her books didn’t stop there. Her RRNF series will always be one of my favorite series but then came Mitchell and Renie’s story in the Face in the Mirror. And it now continues with Tate and Maisie’s story in Tate.

Tate has lived a simple life doing what he loves, singing in a local bar for almost 10 years. That was until Nigel Rose from the Travellers disco
Francine Petro
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review*

I'm a big fan of Barbara Stewart and have loved all of her books. I have to be honest, when I first heard that the book was going to be written about a country music singer (her main character in the past was a rocker) I was a little skeptical at first. However, that didn't stop me from going in. Tate has become my all time, absolute FAVORITE! From the very beginning this book captured me. I had a hard time putting it down and that
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everybody!
*As a member of the red pen mafia group, I received an ARC copy in exchange for an HONEST review* Thanks Barbara for choosing me, I feel honored! This was a 5+++++++++++++ read and I recommend it to everybody!


Title: Tate

Author: Barbara S. Stewart

Release Date: 2-4-2015

Rating: 5++++++stars

Cliffhanger: No


Wow, Barbara did it again, I couldn't put this book down.
At first, thanks for bringing a bit of Andy b
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Tate's story. His love for music and his family is touching. He's a good ole boy who is totally content singing to a packed house at Willie's every weekend. Once he is discovered he is excited to live his dream until his life is turned upside down. His manager has him set to be every woman's dream but he only wants to be one woman's reality.
Ms. Stewart is a great story teller and her characters are like friends by the time you close the book. I loved that we were able to catch
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
Tate Morrow. Oklahoma native. Thirty, single, and genuinely humble & nice, Tate is a UPS driver by day and a performer on the weekend, and let me tell you, he works the stage like a pro. Tate is not looking for anything - fame, money, none of that, he just wants to sing. After signing at Wet Willies for ten years, Tate is picked up by Nigel Rose & Andy Stevens and he heads to Florida to record his first album. He wasn't expecting fame, nor was he expecting a very intriguing seamstress by ...more
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly Breathtaking are the two words that came to mind when I finished Tate. I fell in love with the beautiful love story between Tate and Maisie. The storyline and characters have you feeling like you are part of this amazing love story and loving every minute of their journey. I got so involved with this incredible book that I could not put it down until the end. This is one of those books that deserves more than 5 stars.

I have been a big fan of Barbara S Stewart since the day I picked up
Jenae Aguilar
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tate is a down home country boy, just trying to make it on the country music scene. His first hit puts him in a position to have every female's eyes on him, and what's not to love about a hot country guy that can melt you with a song? Maisie is a seamstress to the stars, and Tate feels a connection to her right away. Maisie has a past and has been through heartbreak before. Will Tate be able to break down the walls that Maisie has built around her heart? Will the spot light of being with Tate be ...more
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Mushy, Starry-eyed Romance with a Surprising Plot

Humble, down-home hunk, Tate, gets scooped up to make music in Nashville and is determined to make sweet music with Maisie, seamstress to the country stars. But she’s brokenhearted and reluctant to experience new love and happiness. Once Tate has her by his side, the tabloids expose some horrible gossip and scandal related to Maisie’s past. Tate and Maisie begin to wonder who would benefit from uncovering such a story and as the reader, I had my s
Karen Hrdlicka
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is the first book I have read by this author. I definitely need to find her backlist and start reading those. If you like well written, deeply romantic, character driven books, look no further. Tate and Maisie's story sucked me right in. Once I started the book I could not put it down. All of the characters, both main and secondary are well developed and integral to the storyline. Along with the romance, there is suspense plot that took a twist I did not see coming. This book is set ag ...more
Pamm Oldham
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I was one of the lucky ones to be chosen to receive an ARC copy of Tate in exchange for an honest review. This is another homerun for Ms. Barbara again. Andy, my love from Rock and Roll Never Dies trilogy. Now there is Tate, what a great man. And Maise, scared yet desires to be with another man as wonderful as Blake. Tate standing in front of her, yet she is so apprehensive. She lets her guard down much to her surprise. The characters are grown with nurturing love and care, we d ...more
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Tate, I love you to the Moon and back! This is my first read by this author, and it truly was like a breath of fresh air. Tate is so refreshing; a genuine gentleman, with charm, talent, persistence, sensitivity and strength. As the reader, you can't help by fall for him. His wooing and courtship of Maisie was precious and oh, so special; it made me sigh from warm fuzzies and contentment. The love was palpable and the songs were the icing that made this so delicious. I will definitely check out m ...more
Teresa Adkins
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had the honor of being chosen an early reader of Barb's newest book, Tate. As someone who has also read all her books, I believe Tate to be her best work so far. A perfect love story with a mystery wrapped up in the middle, to another love story being developed as the perfect love story goes along. I caught myself trying to figure out the mystery, but was totally caught off guard at the end, a perfect end, I might add. I absolutely loved the way the story was told from two different views, his ...more
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tate, I love you to the Moon and back!

This is my first read by this author, and it truly was like a breath of fresh air. Tate is so refreshing; a genuine gentleman, with charm, talent, persistence, sensitivity and strength. As the reader, you can't help by fall for him. His wooing and courtship of Maisie was precious and oh, so special; it made me sigh from warm fuzzies and contentment. The love was palpable and the songs were the icing that made this so delicious. I will definitely check out mo
Jennifer Hinsman
Jan 27, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a cozy romance, but a bit slow I thought. The main characters, Tate and Maisie find each other and fall in love. The country background is fun as I didn't know a lot about it. Tate isn't very realistic, I didn't think, because he was too perfect. The other characters in the story were more believable. There was a lot of material that probably didn't really need to be there, like so much detail about a dinner out for example. It took me a while to read the book.
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Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another Fabulous read from Barbars Stewart

Another great story from Barbara S Stewart, really enjoyed Tate and Maisie's story and Tate story of coming into to stardom. A really enjoyable sweet romance with just the right amount of drama added in. Loved that we got to see some more of Andy from RRNF and loved all the music lyrics Tate wrote for Maisie

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ARC received in exhcange for honest review
Lynda Capo Edwards
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Tate” was the first book I read as a Red Pen Mafia ARC Readers. This is a truly moving story of a real love affair between two real people who met by accident. Tate Marrow fell in love at first sight but had to win the affection of Maisie. Their story goes through some unexpected ups and downs but they land squarely on their feet. Barbara has the ability to get you settled into a happy plot then out of nowhere the plot thickens. A true romance novel I would recommend to anyone.
Diane Barthel
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In Barb's crown of jewels, this is the diamond..... Since it is April 2nd and the cat is out of the bag, I loved "Tate". This book was a little romance and a little mystery showing Barb's maturity and wisdom growing with her writing. I could not put it down from page 1 to page 300. Get it now and just enjoy, let it carry you away to Nashville and places beyond. Thank you Barbara Seaman Stewart the author.
Cassandra Davis seaman
Aug 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! I believe it may be the best book yet by Barbara is in a close running with Rock and Roll Never Forgets. It is a wonderful love story with just enough drama to keep it a page turner. I HIGHLY recommend it for someone who just needs a feel-good story to get swept away in for a couple of days!
Tracy Trixy
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
On the whole I really liked this book, I loved the characters and their introductions to the story, and after a couple of the books I'd been reading this was a romance story at heart.
I'm not really good at whodunits but this kept me intrigued :) tho for me, at some points this book was overloaded with mush, I love you, can't live without you, type situations, but on the whole, loved it :)
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again, I was chosen to pre read the book Tate, by Barbara Stewart. I have been a lucky one to read before her books are published for the public to enjoy. As always, Barbara has written a story that keeps me wanting more. After reading each book, I say that is my favorite... this time, Tate, just happens to be my favorite.
Looking forward to reading it again..
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC copy of Tate for an honest review.....I've been reading Barbara's stories from the beginning and have loved all of them....and with that said her newest creation does not disappoint....I loved "TATE"❤ ...more
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. Loved both Tate and Maisie!
Susan Bevins
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tate
Tate was the best book that I have read from Barbara and I have read all her books. I was so lucky to be one of the ARC readers. All I can say is don't miss this one.
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love reading Barbara Stewarts books and this is a wonderful story. Worth more than 5*+++ read synopsis for story line. Excellent
Nov 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love country music and I love Barbara Stewart so I could not wait to read this, and she did not disappoint! Tate and Maisie's story was beautiful from the beginning!
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I'm Barbara, I read. I write. I come from the northeast, born in Havre de Grace, MD, and grew up in Pennsylvania. In my teens we moved to the Space Coast area of Florida. Now I live in Middleburg, Florida (Jacksonville area) with my husband, Gene.

I've worked in the electronics industry, and most recently in healthcare. I give back by volunteering whenever I can, and in 2009, I received The Americ