Terri Osburn's Top 5 Reasons to Read Falling Star #TopList #BookGiveaway
Hello! I’m Terri Osburn, author of contemporary romance, and I’m here to talk about my latest release, FALLING STAR. This is the second book in my Shooting Stars series, set in the country music world of big hair and bigger dreams.
Chance Colburn has seen his dreams come true. But fame and fortune don’t mean much to the demons that haunt him, and after years of trying to drown the voices in a bottle of Jack, Chance lands in jail and then rehab.
The story picks up during his recovery, when it’s time to get back to work. Shooting Stars Records is giving him the shot he needs to salvage his career. And in the process, he might have a shot to win back the only woman he’s ever really loved.
So here we go. The TOP 5 REASONS TO READ FALLING STAR:
Reason #1: The hottest bad boy in country music. Seriously, Chance is hot and damaged and cranky and protective all rolled into one. Did I mention he’s hot? Here’s a little description from the book.
Squaring his stance, he slipped strong hands into the front pockets of his black jeans. Regardless of the venue, Chance maintained his casual style. Ruggedly handsome and screaming virile male—from the thick black hair dancing along the edge of his collar to the snakeskin boots on his feet. And the parts in between could bring a woman to her knees, as Naomi knew all too well.
Reason #2: The only heroine who can handle him. Naomi is a fixer, and one of the most capable heroines I’ve ever written. At the same time, her struggles with her mother make her relatable and human. When it comes to Chance, she doesn’t always get things right, but she doesn’t give up and she doesn’t run when his cranky side comes through either. In fact, she calls him on it more often than not.
“Do I look okay to you?” he asked, lifting his injured hand and regretting it immediately. “Goddammit.”
She nearly ran to him. Ran to his side and offered soothing words. But no cooing or coddling was going to fix this. Naomi would be with him for the trial ahead, but she would not be bullied for her trouble, nor would she tolerate a grown man acting like a spoiled baby.
“I suggest not doing that again.”
“Not if you keep acting like this.”
Chance snorted through gritted teeth. “You’re as irritating as Shelly is.”
Naomi leaned on the bottom bed rail. “Maybe. But I’m still here, aren’t I? I can take whatever you dish out, Mr. Colburn. I can also give as good as I get. So we can be a team, or we can be at war. Your call.”
Reason #3: Country music. I’ve loved country music for a long time and moved to Music City more than twenty years ago with a dream of working in the industry. But one of the first things you learn when you pursue such a dream is that Nashville isn’t as friendly as it appears from a distance. The town is, sure, but the music business is as volatile and tricky as the rest of the entertainment business.
At the same time, there is a family there. As well as amazing talent and hard-working individuals striving to make beautiful, meaningful art. In FALLING STAR, you see both sides of this glittering and often gritty world, but you also get to see the good win out in the end.
Reason #4: The bathtub scene. Seriously. You’ll thank me later.
“Is that good?” she whispered in his ear, and Chance realized he was about to get what he wanted.
“Yeah,” he drawled. “Real good.”
Skilled hands slid along his rib cage before flattening against his pecs. Back once again against the porcelain, his head rested between two firm breasts.
“I think we should rinse now,” Naomi said, hands trailing over his shoulders.
Chance would have done anything she asked at that point. “Yes, ma’am.” Keeping his left hand out of the water, he dipped down and worked the lather out with the other. When he came up, Naomi stood beside the tub holding a towel.
With a wicked grin, she said, “Time to get out now.”
Reason #5: The sigh-worthy happy ending. I always write a happy ending, of course, but these characters went through so much and deserved true happiness more than most. As expected from a romance novel, that HEA does not come easy, and at times seems like it won’t come at all. Especially when Chance’s demons take charge once again. So he does the one thing he knows how to do, and that’s write a song. An apology set to music. It doesn’t fix everything, but it’s a step in the right direction.
A man can only go on for so long
Chasing down the devil
Trying to be a rebel
Pouring out his heart in a country song.
He can claim to be a loner
A deep thinker and a stoner
Burn in hell before admitting when he’s wrong.
But a woman, she knows the real man
What he’s hiding
When he’s lying
And loves him as hard as she can
Despite the fighting
And the crying
Through it all she’s still his biggest fan
Until the day she says I won’t do this again.
It’s too late once she’s walking out the door
And regret becomes a four-letter word
“Baby, please” doesn’t cut it
You missed your chance
She doesn’t want it
You know damn well that you’ve both been right here before
Won the battle, boy, but now you’ve lost the war
Well, I can tell you, son, ’cause I’ve been where you are
Sayin’ you’re sorry doesn’t get you very far
Don’t be like me
Give her what she needs
And say it anyway
There you go. Five heart-felt reasons to read FALLING STAR. I hope y’all will give it a try. Thanks to Night Owl Romance for letting me visit today and happy reading!
Falling Star - A Shooting Stars Novel Book 2
A country star looking for a comeback has one last shot at fame—and he might just have one last shot at love.
Naomi Mallard is a fixer by nature. And as PR manager for Nashville’s Shooting Stars record label, she’s facing her biggest fix: redeeming country music bad boy Chance Colburn. But in Naomi’s eyes, a police record and a stint in rehab are the least of Chance’s sins. He has spent his life running from demons and making tabloid headlines that have sent his career into a tailspin. Now he’s struggling to find his muse and maintain his newfound sobriety, all while counting on the woman he once betrayed to repair his tattered reputation.
Naomi is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but that’s not easy when an unexpected injury forces the former couple into disturbingly close proximity. Will mending their once-broken relationship be Naomi’s best save yet? Or will Chance’s past wreck any hope for a future together?
Bestselling and award winning author Terri Osburn writes contemporary romance with heart, hope, and lots of humor. She fell in love with the written word at a young age and the genre of romance beckoned during her teen years. In 2007, she put pen to paper to write her own heart-melting love stories. Six years later, her debut novel released and became an Amazon number one bestseller. Since then, her work has been translated into five languages, and sold more than a million copies worldwide. Terri resides in middle Tennessee with her teenage daughter and a menagerie of high-maintenance pets. You can learn more about this international bestselling author by visiting her website at www.TerriOsburn.com.