You’re Still the One (Country Blues #1)
by Rachel Harris
Love is one dare neither of them can take…
Arabella Stone, Nashville’s darling, is eager to shuck her prim-and-proper rep, and a few wild months spent checking items off her “ summer bucket list” is the way to do it. First up: kiss the man she’s crushed on since she wore a training bra, the bad boy of country himself, Blue bassist Charlie Tucker.
For Charlie, a beautiful woman flirting with him isn’t out of the norm—but a beautiful woman bolting after the hottest kiss of his life sure is. And when he finds out his kiss-and-run Cinderella is none other than Arabella Stone, daughter of his label’s CEO, he knows he’s in trouble. Because not only is she a Stone, she’s also his employee for the next few months at the recording studio he just bought.
Over the course of one thrilling summer, Arabella and Charlie chip away at her bucket list and fight the simmering attraction between them…knowing that once it’s all over, so is their time together.
One night was all it took for prim and proper Arabella Stone to cross out one thing from her bucket list. To flirt with a stranger. One night was all Charlie Tucker had to leave a good impression for his boss. To shed off his playboy persona. One night together, she was unknown to him, while he was so well-known by everybody else. One night, in a men’s room, a surprise kiss, a bucket list of desires, one unforgettable moment.
In his arms, innocent girl Arabella blurted out her top 10 things to-do list. And one of them is Charlie Tucker.. No, I didn’t mean like, she wanted to “do” him. (Gosh, even Charlie got confused with that statement, ha!) Without revealing who she really was, Arabella was able to leave a lasting impression on Charlie, something that boggled his mind in the next weeks to come.
Until they finally saw each other again. Some secrets were revealed. She never knew she was soon going to work for him. He didn’t know she was his boss daughter. What tough luck these doomed lovers have…
This is my first Rachel Harris book and it has been exhilaratingly great! Music and romance come together, creating a vivid world of imagination. Charlie and Arabella fit each other like puzzle pieces. I love how they’ve grown and matured in their own ways, diminishing their undesirable qualities, one song at a time. From virtual unknowns, to mere acquaintances, from being boss and employee, to being friends, and eventually…. well, your guess is as good as mine.
What I loved most about this story is the drama and lessons that came with the romance. Teenage angst, depression, despondency, self-reliance, determination. Charlie’s concern with his troubled niece was admirable, Arabella’s dreams of making a difference in the world was truly commendable. Rachel Harris’s writing, exceptionally wonderful. Like I said, this had been exhilaratingly great!