Set in the country music scene, Girl with Guitar made me want to stomp my feet and holler with delight.
Kylie, whose father has died one year ago, has the misfortune to lose her job on the same day that her step-mother kicks her out. Determined to siege the opportunity, Kylie packs up her bag, her guitar and her dreams and jumps on a bus to Nashville. Does she have what it takes to make it big? Or will her encounter with once platinum album-selling country music superstar Trace Corbin flush her chances down the toilet?
When I was younger (and I know I’m dating myself here!) there was one movie that I fangirled about. It was ‘The Thing Called Love’ starring River Phoenix. I watched it over and over and over. So when Jessica mentioned this book on Twitter, I took one look at the description and hit that one click button as quick as a flash as it reminded me of that movie. And before we knew it, there was 6 of us doing a ‘read-a-gether’ of Girl with Guitar.
Thanks to these tweetees for making this book so much fun with all the excited twittering and exclaiming!
Jessica From Lovin Los Libros
Danielle from What Danielle Did Next
Wendy from Book Scents
CeCe from CeCe’s Steaming Mug of Books
Chelsea from Starbucks & Books Obsession
Tonya from lillybloombooks
Sheri from Tangled Up In Books
As you can imagine, I loved the setting. We have a girl chasing her dream, the music sharks willing to take advantage, the moody musician and the backdrop of the country western scene. This isn’t a setting I have come across in a book before so I loved the uniqueness of this. However while the setting was unique, the story wasn’t really, it did follow along some predictable lines.
But, I still really enjoyed this. This book isn’t getting stars for the plotline but it is getting them for the characters. I loved Kylie, she is sassy, lippy and fun. Her encounters with Trace were flirty and made me laugh at loud. He is full of bull and she doesn’t let him away with his bull for one minute. She calls him on his crap time and time again.
Trace is our resident bad boy, just what every tour bus needs. He is the bad boy, I love to hate though. And really I don’t hate him at all. Moody, stubborn and on a self-destruct mission but beneath the rough edges he is kind and caring. When he was good, he was very, very good and when he was bad he was horrid! He drives me mad at times but I know I would do a ‘Kylie’ and fall head first for him too. I enjoyed his character development as we get to see a little of why he is the way he is and all I know now is I want to know more.
Of course as this is NA, I hardly need to mention that it comes fully equipped with its own emotional rollercoaster. Do I? No, thought not! Be prepared for a rough, adrenaline packed ride. And steam, lots of steam.
Who should read Girl with Guitar?
If you want an entertaining, quick read and are a fan of NA then I suggest you pick up this book. Slip on your cowboy boots, stick on some country music in the background and just enjoy. It made me as happy as a tick on a hound dog!