Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event brought to you by Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming books. I don’t consistently participate in WoW, though this week I’m featuring a book I can’t wait to get my hands on:
Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
Simon & Schuster / MTV Books, 288 pages
Publication Date: July 16, 2013
Bailey wasn’t always a wild child and the black sheep of her family. She used to play fiddle and tour the music circuit with her sister, Julie, who sang and played guitar. That ended when country music execs swooped in and signed Julie to a solo deal. Never mind that Julie and Bailey were a duet, or that Bailey was their songwriter. The music scouts wanted only Julie, and their parents were content to sit by and let her fulfill her dreams while Bailey’s were hushed away.
Bailey has tried to numb the pain and disappointment over what could have been. And as Julie’s debut album is set to hit the charts, her parents get fed up with Bailey’s antics and ship her off to granddad’s house in Nashville. Playing fiddle in washed-up tribute groups at the mall, Bailey meets Sam, a handsome and oh-so-persuasive guitarist with his own band. He knows Bailey’s fiddle playing is just the thing his band needs to break into the industry. But this life has broken Bailey’s heart once before.a She isn’t sure she’s ready to let Sam take her there again…
I’ll read any of Jennifer Echols’ romantic dramas, and I’m excited about the Nashville music-scene setting in Dirty Little Secret. I love the show Nashville too, and the topic should make for a fun read with its mix of family drama, music and romance. The cover is pretty and designed a little differently than Echols’ other books. I like the color palette and the way it ties in so nicely with the premise. Sounds like an overall awesome summer read to me!