He'll do anything to win her heart. She'll do anything to keep him away.
Country star Cole Grayson is in town, and Kylie Andrews is less than thrilled. As if months of changing the radio station and tearing down his posters weren't bad enough, now she has to deal with a town of fans swarming toward the man who deceived her the year before. But when Kylie's eyes meet Cole's again, she can't deny the electric chemistry that drew her to him the first time around.
Cole Grayson is on a mission. Ever since Kylie left him, he hasn't been able to forget her sweet country smile. After writing a song just for her, he sets off for her hometown to prove he's not the player she thinks he is. But as much as Cole can't forget her, Kylie wonders if she can forgive him.
Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll Award: Best Short Romance of 2014
If I had one complaint about Taming the Country Star: A Hometown Heroes Novella by Margo Bond Collins, it would be that it is just too short. After I read Legally Undead by Ms. Collins, I pretty much knew that I would love anything she writes. And she proved me right with this little book. I jus... ...more
What a super story! Just as their romance was getting started, events tore them apart. She wants a quiet hometown life, he's a country singing star. Incredibly written with characters that come to life. Very well done! I highly recommend this one. ...more
4.5 star review
I really should know better by now. Novellas are short and you can read them quickly. The problem for me is when the author does such a good job grabbing you, making you eager to know what happens next, that I often am not ready for the story to be over when it is. Well, Collins do... ...more
Taming the Country Star is a great addition to the Bliss family. Short, seductive and sweet it has mild but sexy intimate moments being part of their Red Hot line which I love. And with a couple who have a bit of history, the story has some depth which novellas sometimes lack.
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If you are looking for a quick, fun, heartwarming read then this is the book for you. I read this novella in an afternoon and when I finished it I did so with a happy sigh.
The author has done a fantastic job of getting a lot into a little. You forget that it's a novella it's so engaging. Cole an... ...more
Loved it, the author brings us super cute characters and a unique story. Kylie and Cole had a wild week in Mexico a year ago when she was on her should be honeymoon and he is trying to get a much needed break from the spotlight. Kylie has been trying to get Cole out of her mind since then and Col... ...more
This was a very sweet book with a good plot and charismatic characters. Even though this was just a novella, I really liked the overall story and characters. I was pulled in immediately and really was hoping that it would be longer, but in the end, it was just right. It did not feel rushed at all... ...more
I gobbled up this little gem. Cute, sweet and witty with the right amount of sexy for a "Red Hot." Kylie is quirky and strong, while Cole is a delicious babe who could...ya know...drag me to a cattle drive, anytime. ...more
Cute book! Even though this was a short story, the characters were well thought out, and the story just worked!! Looking forward to reading more from Ms. Collins ...more
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Fort Worth is one of my favorite places to visit, maybe because it's the home of my mother, or maybe it's because of the down home feel to it. When I started reading this book I had no idea what to expect, but I def... ...more
I enjoyed this one from the very first page. When Kylie tries to rip down Cole's poster and it turns into an awkwardly difficult moment? Yeah, she had me from that scene. I could sooo relate.
Both Kylie and Cole's characters were fun. I enjoyed Ms. Collins's light and breezy writing style--I've al... ...more
This is yet another wonderful little novella from the Entangled Bliss line. It’s sweet and endearing; with loads of main character chemistry that jumps right off the page. I particularly enjoyed the fact that Kylie and Cole had a past coming into the start of the novel, so the love connection was... ...more
4.5 stars for this short, but satisfying, very romantic story. Cole is a country super star taking his show to San Antonio where he knows the woman, Kylie, he fell in love with last year lives. They had a torrid, beautiful few days in Mexico after she had been left at the altar (a somewhat mutual... ...more
Kylie and Cole met one year ago in Mexico. Now Cole is in town for a concert. He remembers this is where she said she was from, he is determined to find her; and Kylie is determined to never see Cole again.
I like Kylie's character. She has a kitschy country western store that is just start... ...more
Go ahead and leave me tonight...just call me tomorrow
This was my first Margo Bond Collins read and I really enjoyed it. Yes, it was predictable, but that's okay. It's like a guilty pleasure, you continue to consume what you can't get enough of. I can't get enough music themed books. They draw me... ...more
"4 out of 5 stars! Together these two are able to reconnect and deal with their differences in a ways that make for such a fun sweet read. For such a quick read, I loved how this novel was able to fill the reader in about Kylie & Cole's shared past without loosing its flow."
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I loved this book! Bliss always puts out awesome stories! Some tamer than others but never the less, great reads!!! I like that they make both! For people who want the cleaner story...the regular Bliss is awesome. If you want a little steam...then the Red Hot Bliss is awesome! Taming the Country... ...more
Taming the Country Star by Margo Bond Collins is the first book in her Hometown Heroes series and the only thing I didn’t like about it was I wanted MORE!
Kylie Andrews grew up with a father in the spotlight and saw how it destroyed her family and her mother especially. She has vowed to never rep... ...more
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Taming the Country Star is the first story in the Hometown Heroes series by Margo Bond Collins and is novella in length, making it a quick but fairly fun read about Cole Grayson, a country star, and Kylie Andrews, a shop owner, who meet in Cozu... ...more
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Kylie Andrews is a woman who owns her own business. Cole Grayson is a man who’s full of what ifs. Then as you see things unfold, you start to realize that you’re rea... ...more
Kylie goes on her honeymoon to get over the breakup with her fiance and ends up meeting Cole. She decides to spend time with him with the stipulation of no last names. They fall for each other and grow closer until everything is ruined when photographers take pictures of them together for tabloid... ...more
In Taming the Country Star by Margo Bond Collins, Kylie Andrews is not happy to learn that country star Cole Grayson is in town. When she had a holiday affair with him in Mexico she was happy, until she found out he had been lying to her about his identity. And ever since she has been avoiding an... ...more