06 December 2014

Smoky Mountain Dreams by Leta Blake

 Sometimes holding on means letting go

After giving up on his career as a country singer in Nashville, Christopher Ryder is happy enough performing at the Smoky Mountain Dreams theme park in Tennessee. But while his beloved Gran loves him the way he is, Christopher feels painfully invisible to everyone else. Even when he's center stage he aches for someone to see the real him.

Bisexual Jesse Birch has no room in his life for dating. Raising two kids and fighting with family after a tragic accident took his children's mother, he doesn't want more than an occasional hook-up. He sure as hell doesn't want to fall hard for his favorite local singer, but when Christopher walks into his jewelry studio, Jesse hears a new song in his heart.
I feel as though I should start this review off with this statement, I personally do NOT pay more than 4.99 for an eBook and the fact that I bought this book with its price of 5.99 should tell you something right there.

I have yet to read a book by Ms. Blake that I haven’t loved, and this book didn’t disappoint me in the slightest.  Ms. Blake was able to create a world that was so fascinating and involved that while reading, I literally felt as though I was going through everything that the characters were going through. 

There was just something about Christopher that really touched me.  I think it’s because of how simple he was, yet he still had his dreams.  And he realized that even though he couldn’t get his “big” dream, he was still happy with what he had.  I just couldn’t get enough of him while reading, and him with Jesse?  Oh my gosh just amazing chemistry and amazing EVERYTHING!

Which brings me to Jesse, I wish that there were men like that out there in the world.  He was so amazing, sweet, and overall just a great man.  I loved how Ms. Blake was able to write a character like him, that was broken yet together.  And he was battling with so many things already, yet he was willing to open his heart to Christopher.

Everything about this story was amazing – from start to finish.  I just couldn’t get enough of this book and I really hope that Ms. Blake writes another book with Christopher and Jesse because they are just a great couple!
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  1. Thanks for the great review. I love how you started it. :-) Thank you also for the giveaway chance. I have read Training Season and loved it. I've heard a lot of good things about this new one too.


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  4. Wow! Thanks fir the chance to win! The only book I don't have leta' s is smoky mountain dreams. :) vicki potter. dale.earnhardt03@yahoo.com

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  6. I've really loved Leta Blake's other books but haven't got to this one yet.
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