13 Oct 2014

Review: Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot

Made in Nashville by Mandy Baggot
Published by: Harper Impulse
Publication date: February 6th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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 when he sets his sights on Honor, is it pure attraction or just distraction on his mind?
Honor’s record label sign the ex-boyfriend that dumped her and suddenly going back to her old life is harder than she thought. Can she get a new contract? Will she get to perform at the Marlon Festival? Or will Dan Steele destroy everything?
When a secret from the past becomes public knowledge it’s no longer just about the music. Are all the people in her life lying to her to get what they want? And who is really behind the anonymous gifts she keeps getting sent?
Join the country scene to find out!

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 had me in tears it was so moving.
I'd also like to add that I love the fact that Mandy included mentions of the British country music band, Raintown, of which I am a big fan myself. They deserve huge success, just as Mandy does!
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable read - I totally fell in love with all the characters, especially Honor and Jared who were just perfect for each other.

Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads.
Represented by Kate Nash of the Kate Nash Literary Agency she is also a contributor to writing blogs, magazines and short story anthologies and regularly takes part in fiction festivals and literary events.
Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, Corfu, shoes and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.
Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.


  1. Thank you for this wonderful review of Made in Nashville, Suzy and for joining the tour!

    Mandy :)

  2. It was my pleasure, Mandy! Thanks for the opportunity to read the book. It was great. I'll go and add it to Amazon, etc now :D xxx

  3. I love to see fellow country music fans! I def think I'd like this one too and I do enjoy some high-drama contemp stories like these! Sounds like a highly character driven read, too! Great review, Suzy! :)

  4. Thanks for dropping in, Giselle! If you love the show Nashville as much as me you will like Made in Nashville! I also loved adding my favourite country artists to the playlist at the front of the book.

    Mandy :)


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