Famous in a Small Town – book review

Famous in a Small Town
by Kylie Scott
Release Date: April 7, 2022
Publisher: Independent/Self Published
Number of pages:  219
Kindle Edition
Source: Amazon Purchase
Contemporary Romance
Ages 15 and up
CW: death of loved one
What chance does a small-town girl have with a world-famous rock star?

Two years after his wife’s death, rock star Garrett Hayes hasn’t moved on. But he has moved out of L.A. Where better to escape his past than a small town in the Northern California mountains? If only he could get the townsfolk of Wildwood to leave him the hell alone.

Ani Bennet returned to her hometown for some much-needed serenity. The last thing she needs is a grumpy, too hot for his own good, rich and famous rock star living next door—and rent-free in her brain.

She set her fangirl tendencies aside and deleted his photo off her cell when they became neighbors. But when Garrett asks for help, she can’t say no. The problem is, spending time together is making those fangirl feelings resurface—and bringing them to a whole new level.

What chance does a small-town girl have with world-famous rock star? It’s time for Ani to set her fears aside and find out.

Kylie Scott writes such great chemistry. I really enjoyed how Ani and Garrett made their way from neighbors to friends to more. It was sweet and wholesome while also being sensual and sultry.

Not only are Garrett and Ani wonderful, so is the cast of side characters. From the people in Ani’s small town to Garrett’s bandmates and friends. They all keep things interesting and bring a levity to many of the scenes. I especially enjoyed some of the older folks in town and how the reacted to Garrett and later protected him.

Ani has such grit. The way she stands up for herself when it’s needed is inspiring. She’s been through a lot and has every reason to hide away from the world. Which she is actually doing to some extent. But when she finds herself drawn to Garrett and ready to open up she finds that she has quite a strong backbone and she’s much tougher than she thought.

While I finished this story quite quickly, I didn’t engage with it to the same extent as I usually do with this author’s books. It was great and I thoroughly enjoyed the story, but there is something I cannot quite put my finger on that was missing for me. Again, still a terrific story.

4 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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