I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.
After graduating high school, Olivia “Ollie” McKenna leaves her small town roots in Summerville, Georgia, to pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer. With her best friend and older sister in tow, wholesome Ollie travels to the big city to compete in singing contest Atlanta Idol. There she meets nineteen-year-old Jack Bradley, a fellow country singer who quickly becomes a close friend. The connection between them is magnetic and an opportunity to sing together could change their lives forever. But what about Ollie’s mama’s fear of the music business? She’s been burned by the lures of the bright lights before and doesn’t want Ollie anywhere near that world. And Ollie’s growing feelings for Jack as more than just a pal could ruin everything. Despite her own doubts, Ollie is determined to win. Can she make her dream come true or will she return to her hometown empty-handed and brokenhearted?
My Review: 3 out of 5 stars. I thought the story was cute. However, I felt that the story lacked some depth. It was written from the main character’s point of view which may explain the writing (as she was in her late teens, early twenties). I just felt that the story lacked some oomph. I did like the concept and all of the characters. And I liked the story line which was inspired by 2 recent American Idol contestants’ journey together.
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