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Reach for a Star
What if your dreams were so close you could reach out and touch them?
How could anyone resist Michael Tennant, with his hypnotic blue eyes and voice like molten chocolate? Jessie Simmons certainly can’t. But Jessie’s a single mum who can’t sing to save her life – there’s no way she’ll ever cross paths with the star tenor.
At least that’s what she thinks until she’s unexpectedly invited to take part in a new reality TV show. The premise? Professional singers teach hopeless amateurs how to sing. The surprise? Jessie’s partner is none other than Michael Tennant!
As she becomes better acquainted with the man behind the voice, will Jessie find out the hard way that you should never meet your idols? Or will she get more than she bargained for?
I have to confess this is one of my all time favourite stories for putting a huge grin on your face! I mean, who wouldn’t smile at the idea of meeting your pop idol and having them teach you how to sing? Well, maybe not such a great idea if you are tone deaf and can’t hold a tune and if it is part of a reality television show. No, Jessie Simmons didn’t actually enter herself into the contest but, thanks to her offspring, she’s taking part. Well the contest was for hopeless amateurs to be taught how to sing and there’s really no one quite as hopeless at singing as Jessie!
Their initial meeting wasn’t anywhere near as swoon worthy as she’d imagined – much more of a nightmare really! She’s one feisty, sassy, single Mum and she’ll take no prisoners if someone crosses her – which is what the man who had been her idol, Michael Tennant, initially does. However, as they work together mutual attraction grows but is this the stuff those dreams are made of or is this yet another nightmare for them?
This is a fun, heartwarming romance with plenty of laughs, a healthy dose of reality and plenty of twists to keep you guessing. What a change to have the star actually being portrayed as a reclusive introvert who much prefers keeping himself to himself except when he’s performing. He’s about to embark on an eight month world tour whilst she’s a stay at home Mum of two pre-teenage boys. They are opposites in so many ways but in this case it is true that opposites attract. However, is attraction enough? Can they work out how to be together despite their differences?
This is a thoroughly enjoyable, heartwarming, romantic comedy that I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending. I’ll certainly be looking out for more by Kathryn Freeman in future and also recommend you check out ‘Crikey a Bodyguard‘ by her.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and laughing my way through it!
Author Bio –
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
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