Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Bluegrass #1
Published by Audible Studios, Pocket Books on April 9, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 5 hours 28 minute
Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks & Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position.
Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign. So when their boss pits them against each other in a winner-takes-all contest, they’re both willing to fight dirty if it means getting what they want. But it turns out, what Josh and Sadie want could be each other—and Josh’s kisses are the best Kentucky attraction Sadie’s found yet!
I’ve missed the Molly Harper, Amanda Ronconi duo. Its been almost a year since I picked up an audio book by this duo and it was too long. My Bluegrass Baby was the laugh out loud, sweet romance I’ve come to expect from Harper. And Ronconi delivers those one-liners so perfectly I don’t think you can help but laugh out loud, wherever you are, no matter how inappropriate the timing.
My Bluegrass Baby won’t blow you away with the originality of its storyline – you know the end pretty much as soon as you start. But that’s really not the point – the getting there is the fun part.
I love the characters Harper creates, they’re so real – they are full of glaring flaws and weaknesses, but they have so much heart and goodness too. I loved the main characters Sadie and Josh – even when they were behaving badly.
I’m so used to Harper writing in small town settings, I didn’t realize at first that My Bluegrass Baby doesn’t have that at all. But she created her own version of a small town in the tourism office’s community – they’re like that small town where everyone’s in everyone’s business and, with few exceptions, loves each other like a big, dysfunctional family. I love that element in her books and I’m glad it showed up in a unique way here.
If your looking for a quick romance that will make you smile and laugh, pick up My Bluegrass Baby. And I insist, you HAVE to listen to this one. It would be a shame to miss out on the greatness of Amanda Ronconi!