Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper

Posted September 8, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 7 Comments

Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly HarperRhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper
Series: Bluegrass #2
Published by Pocket Star on October 7, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 182 pages
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Amazon | Audio | Goodreads

Bonnie Turkle, multimedia historian for the Kentucky Commission of Tourism, is dispatched to Mud Creek, a tiny eastern Kentucky town, with few prospects but many oddballs, to rescue important artifacts from McBride’s Music Hall. Now fallen beyond disrepair, McBride’s was once a jewel of the early American music scene, an intersection of the country-western and rhythm and blues circuits. The former owner’s grandson, Will McBride, who also happens to be Mud Creek’s esteemed mayor, would like nothing more than to see the place bull-dozed in favor of a factory that will provide much-needed jobs to his citizens. But Bonnie finds evidence of a legendary musical event at the music hall and her plans to turn it into a museum put Mud Creek’s economic future at risk – not to mention the growing flirtation between the two of them. If Will and Bonnie can’t find common ground, the town’s past and future will be lost.

First Thought:

No fur or fangs required; although there is some biting going on during the smexy times.


The Story:

Bonnie is a quirky historian that just wants to save the Mud Creek’s music hall.  Will just wants the hall gone so that Comfy Cheeks, a big underwear company can build a factory in the hall’s place so that the small town he loves can get much-needed jobs.

Bonnie and Will have chemistry the minute they meet on the side of the road outside of Mud Creek. Why do they meet on the side of the road? Bonnie’s car is no fire. Yeah not the 1st impression she wanted to make in Mud Creek and in true Molly Harper fashion the event is funny.

Over the months that Bonnie is in Mud Creek she and Will become friends, the can kind lust after each other. But when there are secrets and miscommunication between them, they become frenemies. But with help from some great secondary characters the couple finally gets their act together to save Mud Creek and find their HEA.


Final Thought:

I love Molly Harper, paranormal or not. I can’t wait to read SNOW FALLING ON BLUEGRASS.



Molly Harper fans will love RHYTHM AND BLUEGRASS. And romance readers that like small town romances with some sass will enjoy it too.



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About Molly Harper

Molly is the author of the Jane Jameson series, which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever and Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series, Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses. Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology. A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses and a special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas and the upcoming The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire.

Molly also writes about werewolves in her Naked Werewolf romance series, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf and How to Run With a Naked Werewolf.

Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby, Rhythm and Bluegrass and Snow Falling on Bluegrass.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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7 responses to “Rhythm and Bluegrass by Molly Harper

  1. I love her too! I am looking forward to trying her contemporary romances and from the looks of it I think I will love it just as much as her Paranormal ones.

  2. I don’t read contemporary, but I am strongly tempted to give this series a go, because well—it’s Molly Harper! I’m happy to learn that her humour continues to shine, regardless of the genre. I’m just surprised that you actually READ this book instead of listening to it. LOL

    • Because I had it from Netgalley and I have no audio credits left. LOL I’m also going to read the next one for the same reason.

      If you decide to try one of her contemporary books I think you’d like And One Last Thing. It had a Jane Jameson feel to it but with out the paranormal elements.