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Rising Star (Shooting Stars #1) by Terri Osburn **Jodie’s Review**


RISING STAR by Terri Osburn
Montlake Romance | On sale September 12, 2017
Paperback ISBN: 978-1542046893 | $9.99 US | 272 pages | Ebook ASIN: B06XH5TJ2P | $4.99 US


Can love survive the bright lights of fame?

A popular DJ at the hottest station in Nashville, Charley Layton is doing what she’s always wanted to do: living in the heart of country music. Charley puts her career first and relationships second, but when a charismatic stranger in a black cowboy hat invites her back to his place, she decides to give herself one night of no-strings fun.

But Dylan Monroe isn’t a no-strings kind of guy. Charley is beautiful, brainy, and brassy as hell—the kind of girl he’s always wanted. When his record label books him an interview on Charley’s show, he’s determined to find out why he woke up alone, and when he can see her again.

With Dylan now the most eligible bachelor in country music, Charley doubts their fling stands a chance, but she’s willing to try. Dylan dreams of fame, but he also craves a life offstage with Charley. Can he convince her that both of their dreams are worth chasing, and that love is still possible, even in the spotlight?






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I am a huge country music fan so I was so excited from the blurb to read this story!   Bonus for me it was better than I expected.   This is a fast paced, fun, make your face hurt smile book.   This is a book that gives every romance reader exactly what we want, that take me away and make me forget life for a couple hours.


Dylan is an upcoming Nashville star that is getting his second chance at his dream and Charley is an upcoming radio DJ trying to make it in Nashville.  I loved the mix for these two and how they are brought together.  I loved the build up of the relationship but I am not going to lie it’s an easy story plot to read into and know where everything is headed.  This isn’t a butterflies in your stomach or angst story line, it’s more hearts and flowers!  For me as a reader I did get mad at Charley during one part but my anger passed just as quickly as it came.  I am not going to lie though, I completely am in love with Dylan as a character. The way Terri wrote him is exactly what I dream ever country star is.  Just go look at his smirk on the cover and tell me he is not melting things.  FYI He is totally melting things!   Oh and don’t worry there is also that character that you want to throat punch repeatedly in here so I shouldn’t really say it’s all hearts and flowers!!  Actually, there are a ton of secondary characters that I want more from, especially, a certain character named Casey and the lucky damn hat!!  I just need that whole story ** HINT,  HINT **    However, I am totally ready for Chance to fall in my kindle, I mean a girl can never have too many country boys!!



Praise for Terri Osburn

“Terri Osburn has crafted a wonderful story about two wounded people making peace with their pasts and learning to live for their futures. It’s both heartbreaking and heartwarming, and definitely well worth reading.”
— Harlequin Junkie on Her Hopes and Dreams

“It’s one of my favorite books of the year from one of the few authors that leave me so happy I could jump.” — Floating Leaves on More To Give

“A funny and poignant second chance at love with a lovable cast of characters guaranteed to keep you smiling until the last page.” — Deluged With Books Cafe


In her sexy new Shooting Stars series, Terri Osburn proves there’s more to Nashville cowboys than guitars. These fun and flirty books feature an up-and- coming record label in Music City and the dreamers who walk through its doors. These artists are passionate about their songs but learn that sacrifices must be made on the way up—especially when you mix love and fame. Set in a big city that feels like a small town, this series explores the struggle to hold on to love while living in the spotlight.




About the Author

Award-winning author Terri Osburn fell in love with the written word at a young age. Classics like The Wizard of Oz and Little Women filled her childhood, and the romance genre beckoned during her teen years. In 2007, she put pen to paper to write her own heart-melting love stories, and just five years later, she was named a 2012 finalist for a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Her debut novel was released a year later. Terri resides in Middle Tennessee with her teenage daughter and a menagerie of high-maintenance pets. To learn more about this international bestselling author, visit her website at


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