Shane Hart loves the ladies. Like hit records, he can never have too many. Shane swore long ago never to treat a woman the way his abusive father treated his mother, but hi ...more
I really liked this follow-up book in the Nashville Nights series... even better than the first, which I enjoyed. This story focuses on Shane Hart, Jolene’s brother and newcomer to Nashville, Avery O’Leery. I liked both Shane and Avery from the moment they stepped onto the pages. Shane, though a commitment-phobe, did not present in the usual manwhore way. Avery was sweet and gen ...more
I liked this book, but I didn't love it. I liked both of the main characters. I thought Shane was interesting and I really liked Avery. I believed the characters, I also believed their attraction and their motivation. I liked that some of the secrets that were revealed were handled in an adult manner...no extra drama. I also liked the supporting characters and the addition they gave to the story.
So, why the 3? There wasn't enough of their relation ...more
I am really enjoying this series, and the premise for this book was great.
We meet Avery when she's dumped on the side of the road of Nashville by her long-time boyfriend of 8 years...because he was cheating on her. Yeah, he's a jerk.
Shane is a big-time Nashville player both in the bedroom and out. He's a successful producer, his sister is one of the biggest names in country music now. But because he has a lot of pull, women fawn over him...oh, yeah, and the fact he's gorgeous doesn't ...more
I always enjoy Erin McCarthy. The Nashville Nights series drew me in from the first book and I have looked forward to every one since. The story of Shane and Avery was absolutely wonderful. It was fast and fun. The story flowed and it wasn’t drawn out. We got to know and understand both of the main characters and visited with old friends.
Shane came across as a manwhore in previous stories. Now, we are seeing the real man behind the mask. He’s ...more
Avery is having a really bad night and Shane seems willing to stick it out to see her purse returned by an unrepentant Ben.
Avery holds up but a lot of her strength is having Shane there with her because she's done with foolish Ben.
Avery's con ...more
I really enjoyed this book; I appreciated the author had the two characters meet without knowing who the other is. I liked the back and fourth story telling between both characters giving us both points of view because if it was only told from one point of view I think the reader's opinion could be easily swayed to one party.
I liked the back story that both Shane and Avery had; that neither of them had the perf ...more
Thanks to NetGalley for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I think I'd rate this 3.5 stars, if I could, but I'll round up because I liked the characters. Shane is the brother of Jolene Hart, superstar singer MC from the previous book in the series. He is a music producer, and a manwhore, gorgeous and sexy. When he sees a girl dumped out of the truck in front of him after an obvious fight, he stops to help. Avery just found out her b ...more
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I was lucky enough to read Heart Breaker and Dream Maker in one sitting. Heart Breaker unfortunately had an immature to feel to it that I generally wouldn't associate with Erin McCarthy's style. I was hoping Dream Maker wouldn't have the same tone and thankfully it was more impressive.
I loved that Shane held the trope of tortured hero but with a more rock era vibe. He finds Avery after her very-recent breakup (Lit...more
Avery is a songwriter with dreams of making it big in Nashville. After finding ...more
I found the writing so choppy at the start of this story that I almost DNF’d it. Fortunately, the writing does become more fluent as the story progresses. This is a cute, sweet romance between a struggling songwriter and a famous Nashville producer.
I struggled to warm to Avery, the slightly TSTL heroine. A virgin in her mid twenties, still dating her high school boyfriend and prone to tears, Avery is not a woman I’d actively b ...more
The second book in the series features Jolene's producer brother, Shane. If you enjoyed book 1, this gives even more of the behind the scenes of these country music families' romances. It is somewhat clichéd, but I guess that is what we are led to expect from that section of the music scene.
Avery is a woman on a mission - yet she has been in a dead end relationship for 8 years, waiting for the 'right' moment - and somew ...more
This features Shane, Jolene from the first books brother. He's a commitment phobe due to things he experienced in his childhood. He's a nice guy. He meets Avery and they spend an evening getting to know one another which culminates in sex. They had great, believable chemistry and the sex scenes were well written.
I liked them both but the story is not long enough which was annoying as I wanted to read more about them. It's too rushed b ...more
This was a cute story that I may have liked a little bit more than I liked the first one, probably because I'm a fan of encounter stories than I am of 2nd chance love. Avery was fun and feisty, but she still seemed to evolve through the course of the story. Shane was a good guy, but he had some jack ass moments. While annoying, they also gave him a chance to be redeemed. The story was enjoyable and I liked the connec ...more
Avery O’Leery is finally getting her chance to have her music heard. She's always had a dream of being a song writer and now is her time. She first meets ...more
The first few lines definitely piqued my interest and I just had to see where this was going.
I adored the whole book.
Avery was tough but naive, and I loved her character. Her mouth was maybe 1 step ahead of her brain sometimes, and would get her in bits of trouble, or just make you lol.
Shane was a woman lover or lover of women I should say. He meets Avery quite by accident and gets a lot of feelings he's just not wired for, or so he thinks.
A really feel good romance with sigh worthy heat, s ...more
First, I love Ms. McCarthy's writing. It is always so full of heart and soul that I fall in love with her characters usually before I'm halfway into the book. This was no exception. I loved the setting of Nashville. I loved the backdrop of country music, stars and songwriters. I felt at home reading about Shane and Avery and learning about their pasts and their problems. I loved Shane coming to Avery's rescue, I loved him finding her so accidentally later on and th ...more
The second book in the series and just as good as the first. Always interesting to see how people interact and overcome their backgrounds. Shane and Avery meet by accident. He's a music producer in Nashville, she is an aspiring songwriter. They both are hiding secrets, and there's lots of angst but they do eventually have their HEA.
Now I have to go find the next story and complete the Hart family
This is a must read book I highly recommend it.