***Review of Bluegrass State of Mind (Bluegrass Series book 1) by Kathleen Brooks***
McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a handsome, successful race horse farm owner. As the old flame is ignited, complications are aplenty in the form of a nasty ex-wife, an ex-boyfriend intent on killing her, and a feisty race horse who refuses to race without a kiss. Can Will and McKenna cross the finish line together, and more importantly, alive?
This is the first book in the Bluegrass Series.
I absolutely loved every second of this book. Kathleen did an amazing job pulling you into the story. I loved how descriptive she was from the clothes, to the surroundings, the horses, noises and so forth. It allowed me a person who knows absolutely nothing about horse racing, or living in a small town to really grasp what things where like for Kenna.
There are so many great things about this read that I really don’t know where to start. Kenna running for her life ends up in a town where her first crush lives. She is looking for him to help get her foot in the door in what she likes to call the “boys club”. She is going from big shot New York City lawyer to small town lawyer. Will is way more than what Kenna remembers and there is an instant connection between these childhood crushes.
Unfortunately like in real life there is a whole lot of messiness. Will has a psychotic ex-wife, Kenna has some very rich and powerful man looking for her. There is the crazy Rose sisters, which just let me tell you I would kill to have just one of them looking out for me and my town. They are like “fairy god mothers” and keep track of everyone and add a huge comic side to the story, actually the town as a whole adds so much humor to this story.
I cannot stress to you how wonderful this story is and how much I would recommend it. Will and Kenna’s story is filled with drama, psycho exes, humor, love, friends and a whole lot more. Please do yourself a favor and pick this book up. At this time this is a Free Read so there is no reason not to pick up your copy!!!!
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