Monday 11 April 2022

⭐ FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN 🎢 Kylie Scott πŸ–€ #BlogTour #Excerpt ⭐


• 7 April 2022
• Small Town Rock Star Romance
• Standalone

4.65 Stars!

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 from 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 a world-famous rock star? It’s time for Ani to set her fears aside and find out.

Ani + Garrett

Ani is 30 years old and for reasons we don't yet know, she left Los Angeles four years ago and came back to her small home town in Northern California. She's working at the general store and has a great group of friends and pretty good, quiet life.
Until HE moves in next door. Her long-time super star crush: Rock Star Garrett. She knows all about his sad life - his wife died two years ago and his band basically died too. And now he's here to find some peace and quiet in this cute small town. With all its gossipy residents. LOL!


You had me and you will always have me at ROCK STAR!
I just love these kinds of books.
And small towns! Ugh. I love those too!

Ani is so adorable and a bit broken too - we don't know what happened to her, but something did! But she didn't stop living, she loves her town, her friends, cheese, trivia night.

And Garrett. He's still so broken and sad and also a tiny little bit super interested in his new neighbor.

I just love those two together. How they agreed that they're both not ready - and never will be ready - to date again. So they just hang out together on non-dates. Those poor darlings. We all know how this will end - and we love every page on the way to that happy end!

I loved the whole setting and the cast!
The town of Wildwood is just what you want a small town to be. Amazing residents and friends and all of them interested in Ani and her new Beau. LOL!
And the rock star excitement and changes Garrett brings to town.

Of course it's not easy for both our darlings with their past to trust in this new happy life - but we'll get there!

I just loved this book!
I want more of everything!
(I also wouldn't have minded an epilogue!)

FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN was such an adorable smalltowny rock star love story. Amazing cast, beautiful coverS - just perfect!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Garrett - this one is MINE!

ARC received for an honest review!
Well, wasn't that just a fabulous dose of small towny, rock starry goodness, I mean, Kylie Scott always has me at rock star, but add in the small town vibe and the girl next door and I was all in

I totally get the small town thing, having done the tree change to a small town.  The gossip mill is always rife, but the town (nearly always) circles the wagons when it comes to one of their own.

I loved the spark between Garrett and Ani, how they are both a bit broken, are closed to relationships, but *singing some REO Speedwagon* can't fight these feelings anymooooore,

I just wanted more, and more, and more of this pair.

I also wanted more of Smith - I hope that one day Ms Scott will write his story for us?

My new neighbor arrived at midnight on a Thursday. First came the moving truck, followed by a Jeep Wrangler. Mrs. Cooper, the former owner of the house, passed a while back. A damn shame. The woman was not only nice, but she made biscuits like you wouldn’t believe. For years the grand old Victorian house sat empty at the end of the cul-de-sac. Not unusual for a small town. Few people wanted to move to the middle of nowhere in Northern California, no matter how picturesque it might be. While the place had been sold not long after listing, there’d been no sighting of the new owner until now.

“What the heck?” I mumbled to myself, standing at the window.

Who moved in the middle of the night? It seemed covert and suspicious. Like something a criminal or government agent would do. Although, maybe they just traveled far and this happened to be the time they arrived. But most people would stay at a hotel and wait for daylight to do this sort of thing. Surely.

The only things ever happening at midnight in Wildwood were: 1. Harry, the town drunk, performing Bob Dylan classics in the middle of Main Street. 2. Me, an insomniac, wandering aimlessly around my house. That was it. Everyone else in the whole wide world—or our corner of it—was fast asleep.

Half hidden behind a curtain, I watched the truck being unloaded. A full moon shone down through the pine trees as the moving men hauled stuff inside. The first guy, the one who drove the Jeep, went straight into the house. He was tall and wore a ball cap. That was about all I could see. Maybe he was setting the place up for his wife and family. Maybe he had a boyfriend. He couldn’t possibly be single, heterosexual, under sixty, and emotionally mature. My luck just wasn’t that good. Not that I intended to date again in this lifetime.

Whoever he was and whatever he was doing, it would all be known in due course. Such was the joy of small-town life.

Once the furniture was moved inside, things got a little dull. There’s not much you can tell about a person from their boxes.

I took the opportunity to once again check the locks on all my windows and doors. After that, I made a cup of chamomile tea. Neither of these things helped me sleep, but the rituals were soothing. Mom always said I had a busy mind. I didn’t necessarily think about anything useful, I just thought a lot. At night, I tended to think about books, bad memories, and ex-boyfriends. The last two were often one and the same.

As a child, I was the daydreamer who got busted humming in class when everyone else was concentrating. (Like anybody actually needed algebra. If you can work out the discount at a sale, you’re good to go. Then again, this attitude might explain why my life had gone approximately nowhere.)

I returned to the window just in time to see my mystery man reappear. The new neighbor strode out to the Jeep and opened up the back. When he once more headed toward the house, the ball cap was gone and his short hair was on display. In each hand he carried a guitar case.

I perked up. Musicians were cool. Unless he owned electric guitars and believed in turning the volume up to eleven. That could get old fast.

As he got closer to the house, the porchlight hit him and…huh. Something about his profile tugged at a memory.

Guess he felt my gaze, because he turned toward my place. And whoa. His lips were a thin line, his jaw set to cranky, and none of it mattered—the man was beautiful. Though he really was strangely familiar.

Meanwhile, with only a lamp on behind me, I couldn’t have been more than an outline. A shadowy person lurking in the dark. Great. Nothing like being spied on to make you feel welcome in your new neighborhood. So much better than a casserole or cookies.

Wait! I knew where I recognized him from. Only it couldn’t be, because that would be crazy. Absolutely fucking wild. Yet there he stood.

“Holy shit,” I whispered.

My new neighbor was a goddamn rock star.


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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014,
by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been
translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of
romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films.
Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband,
she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.