Review: My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper


My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper
Contemporary / Humor
Pocket Star (December 17, 2012)

Rating: B++
Heat: Sweet

Heroine: Sadie Hutchins – Assistant to the Director, Sassy 
Hero: Josh Vaughn – Interloper, Prickly 
Setting: Kentucky, USA



Move over Parks and Recreation—there is a newer, funnier and sweeter show in town! Or, er, book? Either way, My Bluegrass Baby turns the Kentucky Tourism Commission’s department into a rom-com that is full of outrageously hilarious antics and more sexual tension than you can shake a stick at.

Sadie Hutchins is sweet and sassy and smart. Independent and maybe a tad lonely, she has been all work and no play her entire adult life. Putting all of her focus on her career and an upcoming promotion to director. That is, until Josh Vaughn shows up and stomps all over her dreams. Cool and prickly, with a tendency to come across standoffish and… priggish, Josh’s appearance at the Kentucky Tourism Commission ruffles everyone’s feathers. Especially Sadie’s.

Josh and Sadie quickly become rivals for a position she was told was already hers. And, oh, they put the Hatfield’s and McCoy’s to shame. Those two duel it out at the workplace like a showdown at the O.K. Corral. And it is Funny. As. Heck. We’re talking hijinks, pranks, and mayhem to the n’th degree.

And just like two sticks rubbing together, the friction is bound to catch fire. Because Josh isn’t quite what he seems. Underneath is a totally different dude. And even though Sadie riles him up like no other, she also brings out the lighter, more carefree side of Mr. Vaughn. And Josh challenges Sadie like no one else ever has, making her grow and expand outside her comfort zone. And also, maybe, adding some fun and levity to her otherwise structured life.

My Bluegrass Baby is witty and sharp and matches my sense of humor to a T. I love the mix of pop culture and slightly nerdy references. Miz Harper had me at Game of Thrones and won me completely with Star Wars. And Sadie’s voice as our narrator tied it all together in a merry little bow.

Oh! And there is even a very, very delightful scene for the historical romance lovers out there. It will met your pantaloons. Just sayin’.

Miz Harper has such a fun and humorous way of telling a story, of unfolding a romance. You never know what you're going to read next. It might make you pee your pants. Or cry or swoon. No telling. And every single character manages to stand out. They all have distinct personalities that I can’t help but completely adore. I can’t wait to read more of Sadie, Josh, and the gang.

(And at $1.99 this a downright steal! Seriously.)

Favorite Quote:

“UST?” I repeated as Kelsey flopped into the chair in front of my desk.
”Unresolved sexual tension. You two have more UST than you can shake a stick at.”
”You know, I’ve never understood that expression. Who walks around shaking sticks at things?”
”I can’t believe this conversation is actually talking place.” Kelsey sighed, dropping her head to the table.


Thoughts While Reading:

14.0% - "Can't say I'm a Josh fan at the moment..."
40.0% - "Liking Josh much more. Wanna stab his ex with a spork!"


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