This was such an enjoyable break from some of the heavier stuff I have been reading. I love all that crazy, heavy reading but sometimes it's good to settle into light-hearted romance.
Kathleen Brooks' Bluegrass State of Mind was just the book I needed. It is full of endearing characters in a 'Mayberry' type small town who seem to embrace you as they embrace the main character, McKenna.
McKenna and her friend Danielle witness a crime perpetrated by McKenna's boyfriend and the law partners from her prestigious firm in New York. The group also contained a high-powered Senator and McKenna knew their only hope of survival was to split up and disappear.
McKenna ends up applying for the Assistant DA position in the small town of Keeneston hoping to use an old friend from her childhood as a way in.
The important things about this story are how it made me feel. I loved the town and it's citizens. I felt the author truly knew these people and they were not one-dimensional characters. The romance between McKenna and Will are secondary for me but still well written and important to the story. The added suspense of McKenna's past gave the over all plotline flavor.
I am not a huge Romance reader these days but I am thankful Kathleen Brooks asked for the review. I am happily adding the rest of the series to my TBR shelf and will continue to follow Ms. Brooks future works.
I recommend this book highly to all lovers of Romance and those that need to change it up from their typical reading preferences.
About the Author
Kathleen Brooks is a NewYork Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Kathleen writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and mysteries featuring strong female heroines, humor, and happily-ever-afters. Her Bluegrass Series and follow-up Bluegrass Brothers, Bluegrass Singles and Forever Bluegrass Series feature small town charm with fun quirky characters that have captured the hearts of readers around the world while her Women of Power Series show that behind every powerful woman is a man strong enough to love her.
Kathleen is an animal lover who supports rescue organizations and other non-profit organizations, such as Friends and Vets Helping Pets, whose goals are to protect and save our four-legged family members.
She loves to hear from readers and can be reached at Kathleen@Kathleen-Brooks.com.
Kathleen's Website: kathleen-brooks.com
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Bluegrass State of Mind
Bluegrass Brothers Series
All Hung Up
The Perfect Gift
The Keeneston Roses
Women of Power
Chosen for Power
Built for Power
Fashioned for Power
Destined for Power