Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie leaves Virginia for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she'd inherited from her grandma called Gertrude.
But Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, and Nashville has never seemed farther away.
Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be.
Nashville - Part Two - Hammer and a Song
CeCe McKenzie grew up dreaming of a life doing what she loves - singing in Nashville. When she and her Hound dog Hank Junior set out to make her dream come true, life takes some twists she hadn't counted on. Like falling for Holden Ashford, a songwriter with a gift. And also a girlfriend. Can a country music star's hunky son help her forget about Holden? Or is that even possible when her heart insists on writing the song?
Reviewers on Part One and Part Two of New Adult Romance Nashville
"Ms. Cooper has written such a beautiful story that gives you hope. It fills you with laughter, sadness, and many other emotions. You feel connected to the characters and really share in their successes and hurt in their failures. I can't wait for the next part to come out. I've really grown attached to the characters and want to see what lies ahead for them. Again...beautiful story." - Amazon Reviewer
"Her car catches fire, 2 smokin' hot guys stop to help. . . .the rest is history." - Amazon Reviewer
"Inglath Cooper made me cry. I cried. I did. This rarely happens when I read but Cooper brought me to tears more than once. This story is so simple and real it is overwhelmingly compelling. Maybe it's just because I'm also struggling artist who loves dogs and irascible men but CeCe was so easy to relate to, to connect with. I definitely want the next book and I want it NOW." - G. Wright - Amazon Reviewer
"This book captured my attention from the very start! The characters are each unique yet seem to fit together. I love each of them, especially Hank. I was reading this on a plane and was so disappointed when I turned the page and realized I was going to have to wait to find out what happens. Excellent! I definitely recommend Nashville!" - Bookishblonde - Amazon Reviewer
"Tissue Alert. The tears are still flowing down my cheeks. Looking forward to laughing and crying my way through Nashville - Part Two." - B. Tobey - Amazon Reviewer
I jerk my head up to see Holden looking down at me with resignation on his face, like he’s finally given in to the idea that they are stuck with me.
“For this minute, it is,” I shoot back.
“Sleeping in a parking garage?”
“Does it look like I’m sleeping?”
“It looks like you’re crying.”
“Since when is that illegal?”
“Get in the truck, CeCe.”
“No,” I say. “I’ll be fine.”
“Oh, you’ve been doing a great job of proving that,” he throws out.
“I didn’t ask you to rescue me!”
“And I sure as heck didn’t volunteer for the job,” he says, opening the door and swinging out.
I pop to my feet, the concrete scratching at my back through my thin cotton shirt.
“Are you coming with us or not?”
“I don’t need your charity, Holden!”
He leans in like a football player aiming a tackle and hefts me over his shoulder. I start kicking and wriggling, but he tightens his hold like I’m a sack of grain. Hank Junior stands there looking up at us, wagging his tail.
I’d like to think Holden is being chivalrous or some such thing. The truth is he’s mad and altogether tired of me messing up his plans.
“When you two get finished with the foreplay, hop on in, and we’ll go get some sleep,” Thomas tosses out the open door.