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Summer Serenade

(Quinn Valley Ranch #19)

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4.67  ·  Rating details ·  246 ratings  ·  49 reviews
She wanted to be a star—until he crushed her dreams in front of millions.

When Ivy Quinn’s father dies, her dream of moving to Nashville gets put on hold, but she isn’t giving up on a music career. At least not until country superstar Nash Bennett delivers a devastating critique of her audition…on national television. Returning home to her supportive family and a stable job
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ebook, 150 pages
Published June 17th 2019 by Cardinal Press, LLC
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Kari Hansen
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ivy dreamed of pursuing a musical career however it all came crashing down in the most public way which left her devasted. She has made a different life for herself where she helps out at the family’s pub and sings there when the mood strikes.

Nash is a successful country music star is taking a break from touring and is staying in Quinn Valley. He is intrigued when he hears her sign and surprised that she wants nothing to do with him as he doesn’t remember that he is the one that put an end to he
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CarolKat
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I seem to be finding many multi-author series lately and I am liking the opportunity to read new to me authors. This one is set in Quinn Valley, Nevada and as I am starting it at the end and not the beginning, I will have to go back.

Ivy Quinn writes music and occasionally performs at her siblings bar and grill. Even though they keep telling her to pursue her music she is perfectly happy waitressing and performing once in a while here.

Nash Bennett is in Quinn Valley for R&R and physical therapy a
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Mindy Lopez
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is Book 19 of the Quinn Valley Ranch Series and can be read as a standalone. It is a sweet, second chance romance between two flawed souls, country music star Nash and aspiring songwriter Ivy. Once they reconnect, it is a journey of self-discovery as Ivy and Nash work through their issues and overcome their challenges. It is refreshing to read the push and pull and ups and downs in their relationship. It is a slow burn love story with more than enough drama, secrets, humor, and love, plus e ...more
Sharon
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ivy is living her life in Nevada working for the family businesses. She had a dream of becoming a singing sensation but that was brutally crushed and relived through the internet ten years ago.
Nash is a singing sensation that is trying to lay low and recover from a leg injury and all around burn out from being a music star. When he hears Ivy sing he is drawn to her but she wants nothing to do with him. When he is informed of why she is not happy to see him he works to resolve and make up for the
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Marie Bourgery
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nash hurt Ivy ten years ago when he went mean judge on her at on a reality show competition. But she’s a much better singer-songwriter now and he wants to work with her. Still it will take a lot to overcome that hurt and trust him. They get closer musically and romantically until Nash listens to the wrong person and has to decide what’s important to him and who he can trust. I watch reality show competitions and I’ve seen how soul crushing some of the judges can be. Some famous singers and music ...more
Pamela Mitchell
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sweet and tender contemporary romance with unforgettable characters and a beautiful story that kept me entertained and engaged from beginning to end. I loved the raw emotions and undeniable chemistry between Ivy Quinn who dreamed of being a star and country music superstar Nash Bennett who had crushed her dreams ten years before on an American Idol type show. Summer Serenade is a perfect beach book that will give you an afternoon of reading pleasure in the must-read multi-author Quinn Valley R ...more
Sherri Babb
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read in this series. I really love Melissa McClone writing so I thought I would give it a try. I have to say I was not disappointed. This book can be read as a stand alone. I found Ivy and Nash's story to be really sweet, and romantic. A long time ago Nash crushed any dream that Ivy had of becoming singer. Now a decade later they run into each other and Ivy wants nothing to do with him. Nash hears her sing and he wants to help her. Will she let him? Honestly pi ...more
Nethanja
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ivy and Nash, a famous country star, have a history, for her the worst time of her life while he can’t remember. Now they meet again. Nash is in awe when he hears her sing but she doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. Can he make amends and can she forgive him? Will their love for music bring them together? Take this emotional ride with Nash and Ivy, and the rest of her family.
I really loved this story, Ivy is such a lovable character but I wanted to yell to Nash to not be so stupid, luc
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Diana
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Summer Serenade by Melissa McClone
Ivy Quinn is an aspiring song writer and singer and Nash Bennett is a country music superstar who had told Ivy to go home and give up her dream 10 years before when she tried out for a talent show. They meet again when he shows up in her town hiding from public while recovering from an injury. They fall in love but there are obstacles that they have to overcome. I really enjoyed this book and totally recommend to anyone looking for a good book to read. It is the
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Paula
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ivy has suffered the loss of her father and then the loss of her dream. Ten years later she runs into Nash, the dream killer, and sparks are flying. I loved how he wouldn't give up on her and her dream. They both showed such growth and strength throughout this book. He did aggravate me somewhat toward the end - fame can really taint your thought process. Loved her family and the town. Really sweet ending and great epilogue.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily lea
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Eileen
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ivy and Nash’s sweet story in Summer Serenade was a heartwarming, sweet romance by Melissa McClone, book nineteen in the Quinn Valley series. Country music star Nash Bennett was in Quinn Valley to recover from exhaustion and an injury to his leg while on tour. The former foster child was getting bored while hiding from his fans and struggling to find his creative muse. Ivy Quinn went after that dream of a singing/songwriter career ten years ago when she unsuccessfully auditioned to be on an Amer ...more
Isha Coleman
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Ivy Quinn is living her own country strong. Will it prove to be a ballad of heartache or a duet of second chances? Summer Serenade begins with a dream. One woman dares to follow her heart and ends up facing betrayal, heartbreak and love along the way. Ivy is the dreamer who wants to be star. Nash is the star who has lost the ability to dream. Both have a great deal to learn about falling in love. McClone keeps it simple and captivating with a big time romance.
Beth
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved how the story brings Ivy and Nash back together again. He learns how he treated Ivy so many years before has impacted her life. She learned from the heartache. Once again, Melissa McClone brings us a romance that we hope real life could replicate!
Teresa
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartache, second chances and sweet romance. Wonderful interaction with Quinn family members as they support and protect their own. Ending with a well deserved happily ever after.
Kathy Clark
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book!!!!! I love country music, so I loved reading this story!!!! Couldn't get enough of the story line and characters!!!!!!!!
Sandra Singleton
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A must read plot and characters from this author. I volunteered to read an advance copy for an honest review.
Brenda S
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story takes place in Quinn Valley where there are dozens of Quinn cousins slowly being married off 1 by 1; however, Ivy Quinn doesn't believe that she will ever be one of them. When she was still a teenager, she experienced the death of her father and then shortly after, not only were her dreams crushed by her idol, they were recorded and broadcast on social media for everyone to see and comment on. Move ahead 10 years and we find her working in the family pub where she also sings from time ...more
Christyg
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ivy is living in her hometown and living a comfortable life. But she has talent and a dream that she is not pursuing. Nash is hiding from the press while he recuperates from an injury. He ends up in Ivy's hometown. And both of their lives will change when they cross paths again. It's a great lesson in pursuing your dreams, learning who to trust and forgiveness. I haven't read any other Quinn Valley books and really enjoyed this one, so it stands alone. But after reading, I may have to check out ...more
Debra Floyd
Jun 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: melissa-mcclone
Summer Serenade is a wonderfully written book. Melissa McClone has done it again.

Ivy wants to be a singer/songwriter and tried when she was a teenager. That didn’t go so well so she returned back to Quinn Valley. Nash a country music singer is sent there for rehab. Does he remember that he was the one to crush her dreams when she was a teenager?

Nash heats her sing and wants to help her. Can he though? You will have to read with all the twist and turns to see how it turns out.

Awaiting the next
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Pam Vogt
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Summer Serenade by Melissa McClone was such a sweet story about Ivy and Nash. When Ivy was 18 years old she auditioned for a talent show where Nash was a judge. He turned her down then saying she couldn't make it in the business. What a way to crush the dreams of a young girl. Ivy worked in the family pub and some nights she sang on stage. One night Nash was there, of course being disguised so no one would recognize him, and he liked what he was listening to. He did not recognize Ivy or remember ...more
Jane
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED it!! Ivy is my idol!! Strong, independent and even though her dreams had been dashed yrs ago, she still had the confidence to keep trying. Nash, on the other hand, I got a little mad at him because he couldn’t see he was being played by an unsavory person. Then I fell in love with him once he made right by Ivy. This story was sweet, heartbreaking (at times), romantic and my heart was filled with joy at the ending! Totally a must read for anyone that believes in following their dreams!
Shari
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
A sweet heartwarming romance between Ivy and Nash. Nash has arrived in Quinn Valley for some much needed down time from his music career when he meets local, Ivy. Ivy is a waitress and sings in the local bar at times. Nash loves her voice, but little did he know that he turned down her competition and said she would never make it in the music field when he was a judge. Now he needs to convince Ivy that she has real talent is singing and writing, but soon they can't deny the chemistry that they h ...more
Doni
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is such great book!
I truly adored reading it!
It's a feel-good & moving romance.
Nate, is in Quinn Valley, recovering
from an injury. Also hoping to revive
his music career.
10 years ago, Ivy experienced the 2nd worst day of her life. Now, she is approached my the last person she
ever wants to see again.
Nate & Ivy's story, will pull at your heartstrings, wanting more.
Another great book in the series.
I loved everything about this Must
Read Story!!!
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Cindy
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book was so good I could not put it down! There were so many twists and turns. Every time I thought I knew what would happen next, I wasn’t even close!
I haven’t read many of the other Quinn Valley books, but this book can be read just on its own.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Cheryl
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ivy is ultimately very forgiving when she discovers country star Nash Bennett hiding out in her uncle’s hotel. Nash is the reason she gave up on her dreams of moving to Nashville to become a singer/songwriter. He crushed her dreams 10 years earlier, and at first doesn’t even remember doing it.
I will give them both credit for owning up to their mistakes (Nash) and letting go of past slights (Ivy), but the relative speed in which this happened dropped this from a 5 to a 4 star for me. It has noth
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Marie
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
More fireworks!

Whenever Ivy and Nash meet there are fireworks....devastating fireworks, steamy fireworks, musical fireworks...but how many times can Nash get it wrong and Ivy forgive him? Will he survive the wrath of the Quinns when he once again breaks her heart? And will Ivy finally find the bravery needed to chase her dreams in Nashville again? Ivy has had a special place in our hearts throughout this series, so it is fantastic that she finally gets her book, but it is a very emotional one! T
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Shari
Jun 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet heartwarming romance between Ivy and Nash. Nash has arrived in Quinn Valley for some much needed down time from his music career when he meets local, Ivy. Ivy is a waitress and sings in the local bar at times. Nash loves her voice, but little did he know that he turned down her competition and said she would never make it in the music field when he was a judge. Now he needs to convince Ivy that she has real talent is singing and writing, but soon they can't deny the chemistry that they h ...more
Sam
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Quinn Valley Ranch series is definitely one of my favorites. This wonderful family in a small town in Idaho with this story focusing on Ivy. Working at the pub but really is an extremely talented singer. Her dreams were crushed on a talent show 10 years ago by her country music idol. Present day he is recovering in seclusion from an injury in none other than Quinn Valley. Showing up at the pub on one of the few nights Ivy is signing and thinks she is great. When he reveals himself to her he ...more
Barbara
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incognito

Nash Bennett, famous country star is in Quinn Valley to recuperate, but he's bored. Going to the Quinn Pub in disguise seems logical until he meets Ivy Quinn. Her voice mesmerizes him and he lets her in on his secret only to be crushed by her reaction to him. Ten years is a long time for a hurt to fester. Nash has a lot of groveling to do and Ivy and the Quinns have a lot to consider before allowing this man into their live.
This is a fast paced read. Quite enjoyable.
Lisa
Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-romance
I enjoyed reading Summer Serenade. I liked Nash and Ivy and enjoyed the character development (personal growth) that both experienced. I loved Ivy's huge and protective family and Nash's foster mom. This story is about second-chances, forgiveness, trust, and going for your dream all couched in a great romance. There is a sweet HEA and a wonderful epilogue. I highly recommend this to readers of clean/wholesome romance. I definitely plan to continue reading Melissa McClone's books! I obtained my c ...more
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