Today I’m so excited to participate in the blog tour for Under a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson. The tour runs from Dec. 2nd through the 12th. Click the above banner for other stops 🙂
I received this book via I Am a Reader. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.Under a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson
Series: Georgia Moon Romance #1
Published by Winsome Press Publishing on 2014-10-02
Length: 266 pages
Reviewing eARC from I Am a Reader
Addie Heywood thought she was doing okay after her fiancé dumped her just weeks before their wedding, claiming he’d found someone else more compatible with his health food tastes. But when he marries the other woman three months later, Addie needs to get away. Leaving her home in Idaho, she escapes to Mitchel Creek, Georgia to visit her Aunt Janie. She just wants to spend the next two weeks enjoying her aunt’s southern cooking, not dodging the guys her aunt is determined to set her up with.
Chase Nichols isn’t looking for love. His dream is to trade his computer mouse for his guitar and make it big in the country music world. If he can land a job in Nashville, he might have a shot at getting discovered. His plans get derailed when he does his neighbor a favor and picks up her niece, Addie, at the airport. Things get even more complicated when his ex-girlfriend comes back into the picture. That’s when he hatches a new plan. Since Addie wants to avoid her aunt’s matchmaking schemes, and he wants to avoid his ex-girlfriend, they’ll fool the world by pretending to date. What neither of them counts on is actually falling in love.
Ok so you know those cheesy Hallmark movies that come on nonstop this time of year? The ones that are so sappy and so predictable that your husband or significant other rolls his eyes at you for watching them? The same ones that even though you know how they end you still watch them, still laugh at them, still cry during them all the way to the ending credits? You do…that’s great! That’s this book 😀
Despite the cheesy Hallmark feel, I ♥︎ this book so much! I’m not sure I can put it into words. Under a Georgia Moon follows the story of Addie, a jilted young woman forced on vacation to forget her heartache, and Chase, a young musician realizing his dreams may not be what God has planned for him.
Addie is exactly what you would expect of a woman dumped by her fiancé a few weeks before their wedding. She is angry, hurt, and extremely self-conscious. Nothing really that you can fault her on because I would be exactly like her. Finding moments that just cause you to break down into tears. Yep, we’ve all been there at one point. Now though her father and sister think it’s time she gets back out there. Her ex is married to another woman and expecting a baby!! She needs to move on. She knows this, but her heart and her head are saying doing the same thing for once…building walls to protect what’s left of herself.
Chase is just….wow! He’s not only nice looking (thank you Cindy 😉 ) but he is a talented musician and puts his family and God first. He’s not looking for marriage though his friends and family tell him it’s time to settle down. He’s just looking for his big break into the country music scene. That is until he meets Addie.
Addie’s aunt sends Chase to the airport to pick up the forlorn traveler and from there a relationship blossoms…however it isn’t what you think. You see, Addie’s aunt is determined for her to meet a guy and start dating again the two weeks while she is visiting in Macon, GA. And Chase’s ex is in town trying to force him to be with her. So he comes up with a little proposal for Addie to get both of them off their backs…they fake a relationship. Yeah…you see where this is going without me telling you right 😉 because I’m not spoiling anything for you! Navigating the relationship between Addie and Chase is rough waters as the lines between what’s real and what’s pretend begin to blur. And Addie is unsure what she wants as her heart and her head begin to conflict.
Despite the predictability, I really enjoyed this book! I sat down one night before bed to read it, thinking “Oh, I’ll just start this one tonight” and about eight hours later at four in the morning I had finished it. The characters, the writing, and even the predictable plot sucked me in and I just couldn’t sit it down. Bonus and kudos to the author…the book is completely clean! No closed door sex scenes or anything, no foul language either! Maybe one or two heavy makeout sessions 😉 If you enjoy clean, contemporary romance, I highly recommend you check this book out! It will not disappoint!
“You?” Addie said in disbelief. “You’re the friend my aunt sent?”
A slow, mischievous grin tipped his mouth. “Yes, ma’am.”
She stared at him, wondering if he was telling her the truth. “But…she said an old friend of hers was coming to get me.”
“I am an old friend of hers.”
Addie made a quick perusal of her surroundings, searching for an older gentlemen holding helium balloons. For all she knew Pretty Boy here could’ve stolen the sign since she’d mentioned it earlier. “If you are who you say you are then where are the balloons?”
“I left them in my truck.”
A likely story.
He started to laugh. “Look, I didn’t knock anyone off, if that’s what you’re thinkin’.”
It had been what she was thinking. “Then where did you get that sign?”
“From your Aunt Janie.”
“How did you know her name was Janie?”
That little smirk was back on his handsome face. “Because she’s known me since I was a kid.”
“Oh, really.” Addie leaned in close. “Then what’s her last name?”
Drat. How did he know that? Unless, of course, he was telling the truth. “I’m going to need to call my aunt just to be sure. Could you give me your name?”
“Are you sayin’ you really don’t remember meeting me?”
“Well, yeah. You just helped me get my bag but I don’t remember us exchanging names.”
He grinned. “I meant before today. Chase Nichols? That doesn’t ring a bell?”
Addie’s mouth dropped open. “You’re Chase Nichols?” Her eyes skimmed over every inch of him. He was a lot taller and so much hotter. “You used to be short.”
Again, the smirk. “I had a late growth spurt.”
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