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It's in His Song

(Red River Valley #4.6)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  313 ratings  ·  85 reviews
They’re both back in Red River for good, and the chemistry is stronger than ever. But will her secret tear them apart all over again?

Dylan McCoy is restless to take over Red River’s favorite watering hole—Cotton Eyed Joe’s—when his Uncle Joe retires. First, he’s got to prove he has what it takes to carry on Joe’s legacy. Finally able to put the painful scars from his day
Kindle Edition, 114 pages
Published June 24th 2019 by A Touch of Sass, LLC (first published May 28th 2019)
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Claire Robinson
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "You won’t be able to resist me forever…" Stars!

We return to Red River Valley for the sixth instalment in the series. It’s In His Song gives us Musician/Barman Dylan McCoys’ story, and although novella length it was an enjoyable addition to Shelly’s series.

She’d been burned once… She wouldn’t dare play with fire again…

We get two of my favourite tropes in this one as well, in that Hailey Hicks is back in town, and after being stood up by Dylan six years previously, so he could go off and
Paula D
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great second chance romance! Hailey Is a hairdresser with a secret. Dylan is back from doing his music dream and working with his uncle at a bar which is next to Hailey. Some drama and sweet and sexy times. Loved this story! It’s perfect second chance romance that steals your heart 4/5 stars
Cali Jewel
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining, heartwarming, emotional second chance journey filled with secrets, longing, stubbornness and undeniable passion.... a great read from beginning to end it was very hard to put down. Really enjoyed this journey.
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
4.5 Hearts

It’s in His Song is the sixth book in the Red River Valley series by the talented, Shelly Alexander. I have read most of the series and have loved each couple. You can read as standalone. This one is a novella so I will make it quick.

Six years. Dylan McCoy left Red River six years ago to follow his musical dreams. After only one album with his band he was back in his hometown, not long after leaving it and everyone behind. Hailey Hicks left town only five weeks after Dylan walked awa
Isha Coleman
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Dylan and Hailey thought they had a chance. Then life happened and heartache won. Did the mistakes in their past earn them a chance at rebuilding their future? Or will the biggest secret of all, put an end to their second chance? It's In His Song packs a mountain of emotion inside of a pint sized read. Alexander is unique because she steps inside the heartbreak and blasts her way through the storm. The impact is explosive, but the recovery is realistic. The head on approach gives readers somethi ...more
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the first time I have read this author. This was a sweet second chance book about Hailey and Dylan. Hailey moves back to town after 6 years to be partners in a hair salon. Dylan is back in town because of his uncle. They meet again and Dylan wants her back after all this time however she doesn't at first because of how he left. She also has a big secret that she needs to figure out how to tell him. It was a quick read but I wish there was a little more. I felt like their story wasn't co ...more
Disclaimer! I received this book by Advanced copy but this is an honest and fair review; I've read most of this series without having an Advanced copy!
Quick Info
Standalone/Cliffhanger?: Standalone
Part of a Series?: Yes
Meeting the Characters
Dylan McCoy
Hailey Hicks
What happens?
Hailey comes back to town after hiding herself and her daughter away. She buys into her cousin's salon and during some reconstructing of the property the wa
Ana Laura
Yeah, yeah ... Do you think there is something new here ??

I've read all of the series to this point, and I've noticed that the story is going more toward novellas than actual novels, which is disappointing to me, as I feel that things get glossed over too much and you don't get
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hailey has just returned to her hometown after a six year absence. While she was away, she completed her studies at an elite cosmetology school and became a much sought after hairstylist. Now she has become a partner in her cousin’s beauty salon in order to have some financial security and to be close to her family. Both are important to Hailey because of her young daughter. She meets Dylan again on her first day back in town. She had known that seeing him again was inevitable since he is taking ...more
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dylan and Hailey were a hot item when they were growing up in Red River. Unfortunately, Dylan had big plans of being a singer and that didn't include his hometown sweetheart. He soon found out that the grass wasn't always greener on the other side but his calls went unanswered when he tried to make amends.
Years later they are both back in town and the sparks are still there. Is it a little too late? What about the secret that Hailey has kept hidden for so many years? You will have to read it to
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hailey and Dylan have a past and they both left for bigger and better things but end up back in their hometown.
They still feel the pull and the need to be with the other but secrets are bound to come out and will they ruin them forever or is their love enough to make it to happy.
This pulled at my heart with what each went through and are really still going through and the need to want them to make it .
Bette Hansen
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's in His Song is a wonderful if short second chance romance story bringing Dylan and Hailey back together again in Red River Valley. These two have always had sizzling chemistry between them but life got in the way and tore them apart. Now they are both back in Red River Valley and the spark flares back to life. Will the secrets from the past tear them apart again? You'll want to read and find out. I highly recommend it. ...more
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This book was a sweet, fun and flirty story. I was very quickly lost in Dylan and Hailey's story. Hailey has moved back to her hometown and she's trying to do it quietly so both the residents aren't aware immediately and not to draw attention to herself from Dylan. Neither works out very well for her. She's now an owner of a hair salon with her cousin. They share a wall with Cotton Eyed Joe's, which Dylan is in charge of and soon to own. When there's trouble, they can't help but see each other. ...more
Christine Campbell
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She doesnt want anyone knowing she is back in town just yet. She is the Coowner of a salon with her cousin. He is back home after his fame as a musician. Neither of them can let their feelings for each other go. They both still love each other however there is a huge secret that she has. It was so good I loved it.
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! What else is there to say. This was a really HOT story, and you will be missing out if you do not read it. I could not put it down it was that good!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tina Todd shobe
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dylan McCoy stood Hailey Hicks up on a date during a time period they were young lovers and left town. He had plans to become famous in the music industry. She in turn also left town and moved on with her life.

Hailey returns to town to go into business with her cousin in her hair salon. During the frustrations of the renovations she meets her next door neighbor, non other than Dylan McCoy. He become disillusioned with the LA music scene and came back home. He's now running his Uncle Joe's place,
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great read in the Red River Valley series. We finally get Dylan’s story and why he wouldn’t get involved with anything music related. Good story, the lovin’ was pretty steamy, but not nonstop. The whole series is great for those of us that like a good romantic book with steam.

“I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the publisher and am voluntarily reviewing it.”
Reading Addict
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's In His Song was a cute, second chance romance in the Red River Valley series. Hailey Hicks has returned home to partner with her cousin on running a beauty salon. She left town over 6 years ago and is now back to stay and raise her young daughter Melody. Dylan McCoy was the young man who broke her heart and caused her to leave town. Dylan had big dreams of making it in the music industry and one night he didn't show up for their date and took off to follow those dreams. He made it to the bi ...more
Nicole Levy
A nice addition to the Red River Valley series! It's In His Song is a quick read and a second-chance romance in the lovely Red River, with plenty of reappearances of past characters in the series.

Overall, Dylan and Hailey were relatable with good chemistry, and a novella-length story worked well for the plot, but I didn't find myself particularly invested in this characters. If you're liking this series already, definitely pick up It's In His Song. If you're new to this series, I'd recommend sta
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Who does not love a guy with dimples? Dylan and Hailey share a past and a lot of unresolved feeling. Their interactions cracked me up. How many accidents can one have? They are both trying to start over and did not expect to run into each other. This is a story that you can read in one day. It is engaging and very quick.

I received this book from the publisher and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
A second chance romance between Hailey and Dylan. They both returned to Red River Valley to set down their roots. They share an undeniable chemistry that they can not ignore but Hailey has a secret that might destroy it all.

I love returning to Red River Valley, a quaint town in New Mexico and this was no exception. This is a novella but a complete story that I thoroughly enjoyed. I read through my kindle unlimited.
Jun 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s fun and heartwarming quick read. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters you will fall in love with. The characters had great chemistry and connection. A great second chance at romance story.
Jenny O'Connor
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have really enjoyed all the books in the Red River Valley series. Dylan's character was introduced to the reader in previous books in the series and I was looking forward to reading his story. Hailey and Dylan had a "thing" together some years ago but Dylan had big dreams to be a musician and left Hailey and Red River in a rush to pursue his dream of making it big in the music industry. However, the reality wasn't what ...more
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have really enjoyed all the books in the Red River Valley series and I was looking forward to reading this story. This book is a novella and so is a shorter read than usual. The story felt a little rushed in places because of this but not so much that it spoilt what was a very good read. Shelly has a way of writing that makes you feel like you were there in Red River. I am very much looking forward to the next book in t ...more
Jenessa G
Jun 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelly Alexander delivers another romance within the town of Angel Fire Falls. I love the concept of reading and finishing a love story but getting to continue their journey through other books. I enjoy her writing style as she incorporates thoughts we all would have if we were to have these encounters- from both (or all) parties involved.

The story is one you can latch onto with both characters sharing the bond of coming home after their dreams didn’t pan out as expected. The scenes make you lau
Natalie Brady
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a sweet book with a little bit of steam in some scenes. They’re both back in Red River and her secret is as big as his regret. Just fine as a stand alone book as I’ve read it that way. Characters are well developed quickly and storyline is a good classic love story with bits of suspense.
Michelle Horn
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it

I loved reading the Red River Valley stories and it's in his song did not disappoint. Dylan and Bailey story was a fun light read. I only wish is was a novel instead of a novella. I can't wait for Shelly to write more of this series.
Allyson Abu-Hajar
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hailey Hicks was left sitting at a table waiting for Dylan McCoy. Unknown to her, was that Dylan had taken off for L.A. to jump start his music career without so much as a goodbye. Hailey left Red River six years ago, with a secret. After her difficult childhood, she was determined to keep the secret from everyone.

After Hailey carved out her own path as a beautician, she's returned to Red River to be co-owner with her cousin of Shear Elegance. Little did Hailey know, that just on the other side
Lea Modena
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s in His Song is book six in the série Red River Valley. It’s a short story but fun and sweet. It was good meeting again old characters from other books. Dylan and Hailey had a last but he was too young and ambitious to think in a future together. After six years both are back in Red River and need to confront their past. For me it’s the best book of the série.
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Shelly Alexander was a 2014 Golden Heart® finalist, a 2019 RITA® finalist, and an Amazon #1 Bestseller in several categories.

Shelly grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I

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