Blog Tour: Love Strung by Jamie W. Matlock

Love Strung by Jamie W. Matlock
(The Love Series #2 - can be read as a stand-alone)
Publication date: January 21st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Country music hopeful, Kennedy Masters is a leap-before-you-look type of woman. Live in the moment, the here and now. That’s her policy – anything other than that is boring, and she’s never been particularly interested in boring. So, when she makes the irratic decision to join country music’s reigning star, Mick Callahan, on his tour bus after a show, she’s just living right up to her life’s motto.
The only problem? Her snap decision making lands her on the front page news and it’s for less than desireable reasons. Even worse is the fact that Mick decides she’s his next conquest, irratically announcing to the public that they’re engaged.
Her only option? Hiding out at the Callahan Ranch until the storm blows over – a decision that she’s not altogether pleased with, but one that she must follow considering the circumstances. When unexpected sparks fly upon meeting Mick’s mysterious older brother, Griff Callahan, Kennedy’s left sorting through matters of the heart – something that’s not exactly her forte.
And her career? Well, it’s been labeled TBD.
Kennedy must figure out a way to deal with her heart and her career, all while fighting her own feelings and fending off someone else’s.

Actual rating is 3.5

What drew me to this book is that it had the element of music in it. Kennedy wanted to step out of her sister's shadow, the famous ex-tennis player Kole Masters by doing something totally different. She wanted to be a musician. Her dream was not without basis as she was truly a talented singer and writer, as what her mother always says to her. Now, she has set her path towards achieving that goal. She may not be living the dream, but at least she gets to sing her heart out as an extra in Mick Callahan's gigs. However, she may not get what she wanted but would she end up with what she didn't know she needed all along?

At first, I truly liked Kennedy Masters. She's the no-nonsense type of girl who lives by acting before thinking. I like that she's a little bit rough around the edges and yet, when she's with the people she trusts the most, she shows them a part of herself that she keeps guard. That is why, I got confused when Griff Calahan came to the picture.

Griff Calahan reminds me of a true NA Alpha Male with how he treats Kennedy at first until his complete confession on actually liking her in the end. There were instances in the book that shows his dominant trait on Kennedy.

Regardless, the book showed mostly the progress on the development and maturity of both characters as it focused more on how they conquered their demons together.

Jamie W. Matlock is the author of The Love Series, which includes Love Aced & Love Strung. Bored with punching a clock and watching dust collect on the frame of her marketing degree, she decided to turn her lifelong hobby into a career and hasn't looked back since.

Known for mixing both humor and drama into her novels, she likes for her readers to experience a gamut of emotions while enjoying one of her stories. She's also a sucker for flawed protagonists, strong male characters and incredible sex scenes, so be on the lookout for all three in each of her novels.

Outside of writing, you can find her spending time with her family, yelling at a television screen during sporting events, nursing her coffee addiction and coupling a good book with a glass of wine.

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  1. Great review, hun! I love to see character growth in a book and this sounds like a character driven read overall which are my fav kinds of reads! :)

  2. Thanks so much for reading! I appreciate the review!!!