Check out the first book in this new series by Edie Danford. Read my review and an excerpt !!
A wounded singer’s second act. A bodyguard’s redemption. Two grieving souls find healing in love’s sweetest song.
Four years ago, a brutal attack shot down my soaring music career. My bodyguard, a man I loved like a brother, was killed, and serious injuries left my voice permanently damaged.
Songs silenced, I retreated to my Vermont home, unsure I’d ever perform again.
Now I’m ready to go public with my new act. But, yeah, I’m a little nervous. So to handle security for a trial-run tour, I’m hiring a guy I trust absolutely—Antonio Callan, my former bodyguard’s brother.
But when Antonio shows up, all super-chill fierceness and warm, understanding eyes, I’m up against an unexpected risk—losing my heart.
Touring backwoods bars with a reclusive singer is the wrong gig at the wrong time. But how can I refuse the wounded kid my brother thought of as family?
After a week in Vermont, I’m feeling more helpless than heroic.
Sage has grown up, and I’m crazy-attracted to him. His broken-but-beautiful voice knocks me out, and his quiet courage sings to my soul. The more time we spend in close quarters, the harder it becomes to resist our attraction.
Soon, Sage’s second act is rocketing to the top of the charts, and being his hero takes on a whole new meaning. It’s up to me to take his cue and find the courage to reach for a star.
Second Song is the first in the two-book Sugarhouse Blues series and can be read as a stand-alone. Contains angsty-hot pining (and Vermont pines), first-time lovin’, sappy songs (and Vermont maples), and the healing power of loooooove.
Check out my review and read an exerpt ——>
I am not really familiar with Edie Danford’s work yet. Some of her books are on my TBRlist, but this is the first one I’ve read so far. I really enjoyed it and I will definitely be checking out those other books 😉
That said, this story did start out a bit slow, and considering the number of pages, it had me worried for a while. I like a nice slow build as much as the next person, but I am also a bit impatient….am I still making sense ???
Thankfully it picked up a bit towards the end, but I am gonna be honest here and say that I would have enjoyed a bit of a faster pace.
The writing style was a bit different then what I am used to, which was kind of refreshing. I especially liked the romantic epilogue, it made up for a lot of frustration I felt along the way. Talking about frustration…. I am not so sure how I feel about Shiloh.
This was a very emotional story and Sage and Antonio definitely tugged on my heartstrings. They both deserved a second chance at life…a second song ….
If you’re a fan of hurt-comfort stories, then you should definitely give this one a go.
Edie lives in Vermont with her husband, two sons, and random creatures that might or might not be pets. She loves libraries (where she’s found play, work, and love since she was a kid), long walks (unless ice is involved), lewd language (in the right context), luscious romance (of any variety), and alliteration.