About the book: From Best Selling and Award Winning Author, Jennifer Peel, comes a three-story collection of contemporary romances. Set in Nashville, the City of Music, Pianos and Promises follows the interwoven lives of three different couples.
Christopher and Jaime
Doesn't everyone say you should marry your best friend?
Jaime has two goals in life: marry her best friend, and buy her very own grand piano. Christopher never gets the memo and marries someone else. But when Christopher's wife dies, Jaime finds herself raising his young daughter and on the end of a very unlikely proposal.
Can their friendship endure a marriage of convenience?
Beck and Call
What happens when a dashing Englishman and an almost-famous country star collide? Sparks. And lots of them.
Call's life always seems to be on the cusp of working out, only to unravel at the last moment. For instance, when she finally meets the guy--the man she's been fantasizing about from afar--their first meeting is nothing like she hoped; in fact, she wishes she never met him.
But can the charming Englishman change her mind?
Cole and Jillian
Can a few hours really change your life?
Jillian knows a thing or two about the country music scene, and she wants no part of it after her country singer ex-husband. But as fate would have it, she's seated next to country legend Cole Pendleton on a red-eye flight home to Nashville from Las Vegas. Between her emotional state, her fear of flying, and maybe a little vodka, she finds herself taking comfort in Cole's arms and lips during their four-hour flight.
Cole is determined to prove to her that he's a man of his word, but can Jillian trust his midnight promises?
My Review: This is a cute collection. Who doesn't love to read three completely different, amazing romances. And for me, the fact that some of the same characters reappear in all three made it just that much better!
I really enjoyed the story line in Christopher and Jaime. I loved the whole premise behind the two of them. Best friends from high school. Jaime has loved him forever, and well, then there's Christopher. He's kind of a wild card in this one. You really don't know how he has been feeling, but it doesn't appear that he's been as invested in their relationship as Jaime has been. And I'll just admit that at the beginning of this one, I didn't like him very well. He just seems selfish and that all he cares about is his work. I wasn't even sure how much he cared for his daughter.
Jaime was amazing though. I loved the way she loved his daughter, Ally, and always wanted to be with her. The way she was able to love another woman's daughter, and a woman she couldn't stand at all, was just amazing.
Beck and Call is up next. I love the way their names fit together, even though Call hated it and I love the way she refused to call him Beck! Call is amazing in this one. She works at a gym and plays at a bar in the evening, even though she could have had a record deal, because their mom had died and she needed to care for her younger brother, Noah. I was really in awe of all she did for him, that part of the story was just sweet.
Beck is Christopher's assistant. He needs someone to care for his dog while he's in England. I loved the way that Call's interview went. It made me laugh when Beck was appalled at her educational experience even though it was just for someone to care for his dog. So funny. Their love story was so sweet!
Last but not least, Cole and Jillian. Wow! I loved this one! Jillian has just gotten divorced from her country starish husband when she meets Cole on the airplane headed home. She is terrified of flying, and one thing leads to another and pretty soon she's kissing him. There are serious issues though, Cole is a country star himself, he's just gotten out of rehab for an alcohol problem, and Jillian really doesn't want a relationship at all right then, especially not one that seems like the one she just barely got out of.
I loved the way that Cole worked on himself and gave Jillian some time to get used to her new life before finding her again. He was really selfless. I also loved the way that he went after her wholeheartedly as soon as he felt like he ought to. I think this whole story might have been my favorite of the 3, although they are all fantastic!
There are a few mild swear words in these, but that's about it, so cute!
I was sent a copy of this collection in exchange for an honest review.
Labels: Clean Romance, Jennifer Peel, Pianos and Promises