Falling Star by Terri Osburn
Publisher & Release: Montlake Romance, March 27, 2018
Time and setting: Present Day, Nashville
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length: 301 pages
Heat Level: 1 Flame
Rating: 5 Gold Crowns
A country star looking for a comeback has one last shot at fame—and he might just have one last shot at love.
Naomi Mallard is a fixer by nature. And as PR manager for Nashville’s Shooting Stars record label, she’s facing her biggest fix: redeeming country music bad boy Chance Colburn. But in Naomi’s eyes, a police record and a stint in rehab are the least of Chance’s sins. He has spent his life running from demons and making tabloid headlines that have sent his career into a tailspin. Now he’s struggling to find his muse and maintain his newfound sobriety, all while counting on the woman he once betrayed to repair his tattered reputation.
Naomi is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but that’s not easy when an unexpected injury forces the former couple into disturbingly close proximity. Will mending their once-broken relationship be Naomi’s best save yet? Or will Chance’s past wreck any hope for a future together?
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Terri Osburn has become one of my auto-buy authors. Her books are real with flawed characters I can easily love. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, to read and review Falling Star, I quickly accepted.
As with all Ms. Osburn’s books, I was immediately pulled into the story and couldn’t stop reading until the last word. The pacing is quick and lively without feeling rushed. The writing is emotionally-charged with just the right amount of description.
Naomi Mallard’s character is a total nurturer, wanting to take care of everyone in her life. This comes through when Chance Colburn injures his hand. She immediately takes charge and ensures he has the best surgeon to guarantee he would have a full recovery. She does this, even though she knows her heart is at risk.
Chance is a fantastic hero with plenty of flaws that only makes him more loveable. He struggles with his temper, but he listens to his AA sponsor. He realizes he messed up big time years before when his inexcusable behavior left Naomi with no choice but to leave. Now that she is back in his life, he wants to get her back.
The chemistry between Naomi and Chance is blazing. I thoroughly enjoyed watching their relationship grow and mend. I truly wanted them to find their happy ending, and of course, this is romance, so they do. I totally loved the heart-warming ending.
If you’re looking for a character-driven love story with engaging characters and believable plot, then you will love Falling Star as much as I did. This is Ms. Osburn’s best book so far. I can’t wait to read the next one in this series. Happy reading!