Monday, February 22, 2016

You're Still the One by Rachel Harris

Book Description

Love is one dare neither of them can take...
Arabella Stone, Nashville’s darling, is eager to shuck her prim-and-proper rep, and a few wild months spent checking items off her “ summer bucket list” is the way to do it. First up: kiss the man she’s crushed on since she wore a training bra, the bad boy of country himself, Blue bassist Charlie Tucker.
For Charlie, a beautiful woman flirting with him isn’t out of the norm—but a beautiful woman bolting after the hottest kiss of his life sure is. And when he finds out his kiss-and-run Cinderella is none other than Arabella Stone, daughter of his label’s CEO, he knows he’s in trouble. Because not only is she a Stone, she’s also his employee for the next few months at the recording studio he just bought.
Over the course of one thrilling summer, Arabella and Charlie chip away at her bucket list and fight the simmering attraction between them...knowing that once it's all over, so is their time together.

AVAILABLE: February 15, 2016

You're Still the One (Book 1)

You're Still the One by Rachel Harris is the first in her new Country Blues series.  This was also the first book I've read by this author and I most definitely won't be my last.  I thought You're Still the One was incredibly sweet and charming.  I LOVED Charlie and Arabella (what a pretty name) together.  This was a story of family and friendship, overcoming ones fear, and finding YOUR passion.

Arabella Stone has summer-bucket-list for her summer away from home.  First on the list: Flirt with the man she's had a crush on since she was a teenager, Charlie Tucker.  The rest: drink a beer in a biker bar, get a tattoo, learn a country two-step, ask a stranger for his number, experience a two-curling kiss, do a random act of kindness, go skinny-dipping, stare at herself naked in the mirror, and find her passion.  This is her chance to get out of her comfort zone and experience things she's never dared to do at home.  Only, she doesn't expect to see Charlie again (so soon) after performing her kiss-and-run.  

Charlie is determined to stay out of the spotlight and figure out how to get his new charity up and running this summer.  When his boss asks him to watch out for his daughter who has an internship at the studio Charlie JUST bought, Charlie has to agree to please his boss.  But when he discovers that Arabelle was his kiss-and-run girl, he finds it hard to keep his distance and stay professional with her.    

The romance between Charlie and Arabella (Ella) is slow building in all the right ways.  You always feel their chemistry and attraction towards each other but they (mostly Charlie) refuse to act on it.  This was a really sweet read and look forward to reading more by this author. 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.**