Tate Morrow, a new on the scene, single, sandy-haired, blue-eyed, country singer is making his way up the country charts. His first single thrusts him into reluctant stardom, and the question becomes, ‘who will win this cowboy’s heart?’
He meets Maisie Bolden, seamstress to some of Nashville’s elite – a dark haired beauty, experiencing her own reluctance – and he knows the answer to the question. Emotional struggles keep Maisie from giving in, but Tate’s charm and persistence finally steal her heart.
Personal trials keep them in an unwanted spotlight, until finally, a story comes to light that places them firmly on a path to a future Tate Morrow never dreamed of.
Take this ride with them and follow Tate’s heart on his journey of a lifetime.
Tate Morrow young, up-and-coming country-western singer who works as a UPS driver by day and singer in a small bar at night. Andy (from the Rock and Roll Series!) discovers Tate and brings him to Tennessee to begin his recording career. I absolutely loved Tate, he is a down-to-earth, average guy with huge talent who is literally thrown into the country music scene and tries to navigate his way among all the sharks. Tate is paired up with Audra to be his manager, and she immediately begins scheming to create a public persona for Tate. She sees big things in his future. She intends to mold him into star material and brings him to a stylist to have his clothes tailored and that is when he meets, Maisie, another up-and-comer who is a talented seamstress among the music-induistry insiders.
Tate knows that she is something special and likes her immediately. For Maisie, things aren’t so easy, since she has had a painful past and finds it difficult to connect with anyone romantically. She lives a closed-off, sheltered personal life but dares to hope things might be different with Tate.
I absolutely loved the behind-the-scenes look in to the glittery world of country music, the tough times going on tour and the difficulties trusting the people around you are supposed to have your best interests at heart. This book is told in a delightfully fresh alternating POV which adds a perfect touch to this story. Tate is an honest, trusting and giving man and I loved watching his rise to stardom. He never waivers from his true self and never gives up on Maisie.
Tate and Maisie face tough times together as they face media scrutiny and at times I thought they would not be able to withstand the firestorm! But not to fear, they definitely get their HEA and also several characters get what’s coming to them! Tate, like all of Ms. Stewart’s books, is incredibly well-written and she spends time developing her characters. Tate is romantic and sweet, with just the right amount of steam. If you are looking for a contemporary romance with lots of heart, you will love this one!
“I want what we have to be unique. You are my unique, Tate.”
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review)