Thursday, 13 February 2014

Blog Tour: In The Lyrics by Nacole Stayton

Title: In The Lyrics
Author: Nacole Stayton
Genre: New Adult
Source: InkSlinger PR
Publication Date: 7th February 2014
Find the book: Goodreads|Amazon US|B&N|Amazon UK

Tell Me About It
Hensley Bradley is the definition of the girl-next-door. She’s kindhearted, beautiful, and talented. Bored with her mundane life, thoughts of fleeing her small town begin to consume her. With aspiring dreams to use her voice as a one-way ticket, she suddenly discovers that music might not be her only passion.

After a fallout back home, Colby Grant decides to leave his family’s farm, determined to show his father he’s more than just a wanna-be country singer. With his All-American good looks, it doesn’t take long for girls in his new town to focus their eyes on him. But things aren’t what they appear from the outside, and it isn’t long until Colby feels he doesn't fit into the perfect world that so quickly embraced him.

A chance encounter places Hensley in Colby’s path, but it isn’t her natural beauty that first captures his attention – it’s her voice.

When love and music mix, will the combination blossom into a beautiful melody or wither into a heart-wrenching tune?

Warning: This book is intended for readers 18+ due to explicit language and sexual encounters.

The minute you begin reading In The Lyrics you are drawn into Colby's family life, and it's not a happy place to be. His only way of escaping this is to move out early and live with his new roommate, Dusty, while waiting for school to start. His arrival in this new town brings him to see two buskers trying to make money for rent, family, and to make ends meet. Unbeknown to Colby, these two buskers are Dusty and Hensley, and this trio quickly become acquainted.

In The Lyrics is more than I expected. I went into reading this thinking the main focus would be on music, and while that is mostly true, there is also a lot of focus on friendship, family, love, loss, and trying to make your dream come true. The friendships felt real and strong, especially between Hensley and Dusty, he is her shoulder to cry on, and the one person she can rely on for anything and everything. When I first saw their relationship I did think something was going on between them, but they are just very good friends. I enjoyed seeing the friendship develop between Hensley and Colby, and like any friendship it has it's ups and downs....and some sexy times too. The sparks fly immediately between this duo but it takes them forever to really act on it, and I desperately wanted to lock them in a cupboard together to push them into acting on their feelings.

As In The Lyrics progresses this trio work hard to achieve their dream, some are able to sacrifice it all for love, but others are quick to grab tight hold with both hands and the after effect of this is quickly seen. My heart broke at seeing things fall apart in front of my eyes, but part of the problem was lack of communication which would have made this whole situation less fragile.

I'm not going to say much more about In The Lyrics as I don't want to accidentally let something slip that will give the plot away or what happens at the end. The story unravels at a perfect pace, never feeling rushed or pushed along, but not slow either. In The Lyrics was an enjoyable read that has just enough to keep you interested but not to much to overwhelm you or give you needless information. Nacole has done a great job of drawing you into the story and the lives of the characters and becoming involved with their outcomes.

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About Nacole
Nacole Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass State. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life, like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family, and The Bachelor.

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