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- Print Length: 412 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Nikki Lynn Barrett (May 31, 2016)
- Publication Date: May 31, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01ETNVTF8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,575 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By: Nikki Lynn Barrett
5 out of 5 stars
The story Queen Of My Heart (Life Won't Wait Book 1) by Nikki Lynn Barrett is a contemporary romance book. She is an actress who wants to start over as a country singer. He is a man that has lost his musical muse. He is deeply moved when he hears her sing a song with personal meaning to him. What starts out as an offer to help with her career turns into so much more. Now their feelings for each other only grows every day. Has this couple found true happiness in each other’s arms or will the past leave them unable to keep their connection?
This is an amazing love story! Not only is it set on the country music scene, it has all the hallmarks of a story about true love and soul mates. This is the first book I have read by the author and she has created a story that will have you quickly turning pages to find out what happens next. Not only is the story amazing the characters are as well. This is the story of Quinn Winters and Tucker McGinnis. Quinn doesn’t want to be an actor anymore. She is ready for a change and loved her last role as a country music singer. Quinn is really brave to start out on her own, moving to a town where she doesn’t know anyone and starting a new career. I admire her for this as I don’t know if I could do that. She is overwhelmed when she meets Tucker and he wants to help her break onto the music scene. I could tell that Quinn was also hesitant about Tucker’s offer as she doesn’t understand his motives for helping her. She is one that doesn’t trust very easily with the business she was in. Then one call from her sister puts her in a situation that is all too familiar. Tucker is right there by her side wanting to help her. Bit by bit Tucker is breaking down the walls Quinn has placed around herself. Will she finally let him into her heart or does the past have too strong of a hold on her?
From the first time he heard her sing Tucker wants to know more about Quinn. Even though he is having issues with his career, he makes himself available to help her. Tucker is also having a hard time dealing with a situation that occurred and affected his family. My mouth dropped open at times at the things that he does and says. Tucker has such a large heart. He genuinely cares for Quinn and his attraction for her only grows every day. Tucker has secrets about his past that he doesn’t tell Quinn about. What would happen to their relationship if these secrets are revealed?
Overcoming the past and learning to trust are two of the main themes in this story. I was constantly amazed at how this couple became so close in a short period of time. This is a story that had me laughing, crying, and having that warm feeling when reading of two people falling in love. This is the first book in a series and I can’t wait to read the next one. Be sure to get your copy and find out if Quinn and Tucker get their HEA. This story does include adult situations. It would be for those 18 years of age or older.
I did enjoy the combination of Quinn and Tucker in Queen of My Heart. It was a great collaboration and despite the individual obstacles they each had, they always seemed to look on the brighter side of the coin! I felt the characters grow through the story and it transpired at a steady pace. It was nice to read and see the changes occur naturally more so than being pushed as they are in some stories. I give a solid “high-five” to the author for handling that with finesse. I would have liked to have seen more character interaction in certain parts of the story, but it did not detriment to the extent of ruining the story.
This is truly a heartfelt story that touches on real issues that so many feel ashamed of and try to hide. The way the author has woven those into the story was well done and provided a captivating story with a budding romance. I enjoyed this first book of the series and am intrigued to read the next once it is available.
Tucker's childhood was awful and still haunts him. He has a physical condition that he has tried to keep anyone from finding out. He also has guilty feelings for something that happened to his niece Lily. Quinn's sister is arrested on drugs again and her 8 month old baby is put in foster care. Tucker and Quinn go back to Quinn's hometown to try and get custody of the baby. Tucker ends up stating that he and Quinn are going to get married and this makes it easier for them to get custody of Piper Quinn's niece.
The story is very moving and there are sub stories that are just as touching. Quinn and Tucker have ghosts from their pasts they must get through before they can be strong together. Tucker's sister was a wonderful person. There were other sub characters that Quinn became close to that made me happy. I strongly encourage you to read this book.
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I felt that there was 'too much going on' for the two main characters both in their pasts and the present. It felt overwhelming. All the supplemental plot lines made the main story progress too slow for my liking. I also got frustrated at the almost painfully slow drip feed of information about their back stories. When one of Tucker's issues actually manifests itself I was unconvinced by the incident, the details of the attack made me think of different conditions, not the one that was diagnosed.
Eventually I skipped to the end and could see that there was nothing in between that left me wanting to fill in the details of Tucker and Quinn's lives so I moved on to my next book. Sorry.
I read and reviewed a copy of this book with no obligation.
Queen of my heart is the first book in the Life Won’t Wait Series by Nikki Lynn Barrett. It is such a sassy, sexy, flirty, fun read! I wasn’t expecting to like it quite as much as I did and that’s entirely due to Ms. Barrett’s skills as a writer. Only a few pages into the story I found myself falling under Ms. Barrett’s spell. I also love the concept of the story; it was refreshingly original- a little different from the other musical superstar romance stories that I have read before.
Quinn Winters is a twenty three year old actress who is taking a shot at making it big in the country music scene. She had been in the industry since she was a child and is a little jaded from her experiences. Quinn felt it was time to try her hand at something new and as she has always loved music, it seemed to be the logical choice. Part of her reasoning is also the fact that she has gained the reputation of being the one actress who has had the most number of characters she has played, killed off on daytime television and made for TV movies. Leaving that baggage behind would be a relief. With no real plan or anything definite to do, Quinn packs up and moves to Nashville, taking quite to follow her dream of making music.
Tucker McGinnis is country royalty, flouted as the next king of country. He is internationally renowned, multi award winning country music artist who got his big break when he entered and won a music show. His first album was widely acclaimed and sold millions of copies. But after releasing his second album, things aren’t going so well. He has a lot of expectation resting on his shoulders and he feels immense pressure to produce another platinum selling album. A difficult thing to do at the best of time, let alone when inspiration and musical creativity seem to be eluding him, or maybe even left for good. If he doesn’t find his musical mojo very soon, he will end up a has-been.
When Quinn auditions for the same record label that Tucker is signed to, he happens to be in building at the time and overhears her audition. He is blown away by her sexy, sultry voice and has to meet the woman behind the voice. Quinn’s audition doesn’t go as well as she hoped, as the record producers want more than just a great voice. She doesn’t play an instrument or write her own music and the executives suggest that she spend some time writing and learning to play her own songs and then come back. Quinn is devastated because she has so much riding on her success here in Nashville. She quickly leaves the studio and runs right into Tucker.
He is so taken with her that after finding out what happened, he goes against his better judgement and offers to teach her to play the guitar and give her pointers on writing her own songs. And so the story begins…….
I love the addition of the blog posts at the beginning of each chapter. They added an interesting element and helped lay out some of the story.
I really love Ms. Barrett’s take on the country music scene. She writes beautifully and her descriptive attention to detail had me seeing the story, immersing me in it- instead of merely reading the words.
This is such a fantastic start to a series it will be interesting to see where Ms. Barrett goes from here. I can’t wait for the next book!
Thank you Ms. Barrett!
I received an ARC and have chosen to leave my honest review.