Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Catch a Fallen Star by Amy Vastine

Posted December 15, 2016 by meezcarrie in Amy Vastine, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 11 Comments

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about the book

He’s got to save his career—and himself


Hitting rock bottom has landed country star Boone Williams in the middle of his worst nightmare: a recording studio on a horse therapy farm hours away from Nashville.

He has no interest in dealing with his problems or writing a new album. And he’s definitely not interested in the gorgeous, feisty mom of one of Helping Hooves’s young clients. She doesn’t even know who he is!

But his record label is one tabloid story from cutting him loose, and Boone can’t seem to turn around without bumping into Ruby and her daughter, Violet. Clearly, Boone’s not going to get what he wants. Could Ruby be just what he needs?

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SERIES: Grace Note Records #2
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (clean)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2016
PAGES: 384

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“What I wouldn’t give to be what you needed.”

Amy Vastine is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the Grace Note Records series, The Girl He Used to Love, but I think I loved Catch a Fallen Star even more.

Ruby’s teenage daughter Violet is sarcastically hilarious – when teamed up with Boone, the combination had me laughing nearly every time they shared a scene. OR they had me teary-eyed. They were sweet and funny together, and the perfect father-figure/daughter-figure duo. Ruby made an ideal foil for the two of them, and Jesse the social-worker-turned-horse-trainer rounded out the mix with his thoughtful questions and advice.

Catch a Fallen Star takes an honest look at addiction and its effects on families. Boone’s struggles felt real and honest, his attempts at reconciliation with his daughter heart-twisting. There aren’t pat answers or easy escapes, and Vastine doesn’t give any. Instead, she shows a man fighting against the power of addiction and the consequences of his alcoholism.

teaser-3-catch-a-fallen-starAnd Boone … Boone has some of the greatest swoony lines. Lines like “What I wouldn’t give to be what you needed” and “Never apologize for coming to find me” and *fan* “Sometimes being bad isn’t so bad“. Ruby has a few too, but Violet… VIOLET is the winner of today’s prize when it comes to best lines in the book. You’ll just have to discover what I mean by finding a copy of the book for yourself 😉

Bottom Line: Funny and sweet and romantic, Catch a Fallen Star is more than just a story of two people falling in love. It’s also about family and addiction and recovery and restoration. Toss in a sassy teenager with lots of wisdom in spite of her occasional stupidity and this book becomes a new favorite.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / Fantastic!

KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

amy vastine

Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.



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 1 winner will win a grand prize of The Girl He Used to Love, A Heartwarming Holiday anthology, winner’s choice of CD or MP3 of Tim McGraw’s album Damn Country Music, and a guitar Christmas ornament (US only)

 5 winners will win an ebook of A Heartwarming Holiday anthology and a 20% off coupon for a Heartwarming novel of their choice from (open internationally)

 5 winners will win The Girl He Used to Love (paperbacks US, ebook international)

– Ends December 23rd

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11 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Catch a Fallen Star by Amy Vastine

  1. Winnie Thomas

    Another new-to-me author, Carrie! My ever-expanding TBR list thanks you. LOL This really sounds like an interesting book.

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