Monday, 14 July 2014

Blog Tour: American Honey by Nancy Scrofano

Today I am delighted to be part of the tour for American Honey by Nancy Scrofano with a review.



Synopsis

After graduating high school, Olivia “Ollie” McKenna leaves her small town roots in Summerville, Georgia, to pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer. With her best friend and older sister in tow, wholesome Ollie travels to the big city to compete in singing contest Atlanta Idol. There she meets nineteen-year-old Jack Bradley, a fellow country singer who quickly becomes a close friend. The connection between them is magnetic and an opportunity to sing together could change their lives forever. But what about Ollie's mama's fear of the music business? She's been burned by the lures of the bright lights before and doesn't want Ollie anywhere near that world. And Ollie's growing feelings for Jack as more than just a pal could ruin everything. Despite her own doubts, Ollie is determined to win. Can she make her dream come true or will she return to her hometown empty-handed and brokenhearted?




Review

This was a really fun, upbeat book, with some really likeable characters thrown in. 

Ollie is taking part in the Atlanta Idol competition to help pursue her dream of becoming a singer. It is there that she meets Jack, who is also taking part. But as Ollie and Jack start to become close friends, will Ollie lose sight of winning the competition. As the stakes get higher, will she achieve her dream or come away empty handed.

I liked the fast pace of this book, you are never in want of something to happen and immediately as soon as you start the book, the action happens. I also loved the dialogue in American Honey. It's that lovely Southern American drawl and I particularly liked the way the characters addressed everyone as y'all.Ollie is a really likeable character as she's just fun and easy going and likes to talk a lot. I was rooting for her to win all the way.

I haven't read a book with a strong music focus before, but I found it enjoyable and it was great the way Nancy also added song lyrics in. Despite not being musical I still tried to make a tune to go with the lyrics; didn't really go very well...

I did think the ending could have been wrapped up more. A lot happens right towards the end and I would have liked to have seen the outcome of what came to light. But this is only the first book in the series, so it should leave you wanting more.

Overall a fun, enjoyable novel.

3.5/5


American Honey is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US


Author Bio

Nancy Scrofano is the author of American Honey, True Love Way and Cupid On Deck, as well as short stories in the Sunlounger and Merry & Bright anthologies. She lives in southern California where she is at work on her next novel. For more information about Nancy, please visit www.nancyscrofano.com.


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