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Sunday, February 9, 2014

In the Lyrics Blog Tour: 4 Star Review & Giveaway

Title: In the Lyrics
Author: Nacole Stayton
Publication Date: February 7, 2014
SummaryHensley Bradley is the definition of the girl-next-door. She’s kindhearted, beautiful, and talented. Bored with her mundane life, thoughts of fleeing her small town begin to consume her. With aspiring dreams to use her voice as a one-way ticket, she suddenly discovers that music might not be her only passion.

After a fallout back home, Colby Grant decides to leave his family’s farm, determined to show his father he’s more than just a wanna-be country singer. With his All-American good looks, it doesn’t take long for girls in his new town to focus their eyes on him. But things aren’t what they appear from the outside, and it isn’t long until Colby feels he doesn't fit into the perfect world that so quickly embraced him.

A chance encounter places Hensley in Colby’s path, but it isn’t her natural beauty that first captures his attention – it’s her voice.

When love and music mix, will the combination blossom into a beautiful melody or wither into a heart-wrenching tune?


Hensley is a sweet girl who has her mind set on leaving her down and making it big. She keeps a huge wall around her heart so that nothing can distract her from going after her dream. The last thing she ever expected was to fall head over heels in love with her best friends roommate. She allows herself to fall for Colby after a lot of fighting. 

Colby falls completely in love with Hensley the minute he sets eyes on her. When they finally get on track with their relationship, he takes her home to meet his parents. After an emotional week and taking their relationship further, they are confronted with a new challenge. Colby is offered a contract with a record label but he turns it down they they don't take Hensley and Dusty as well. They guys from the record label turn around and offer Hensley a contract which she signs on the spot. Colby is angry that they would do that, hurt that she would sign without talking to him and sad that she is leaving him. 

Colby was so stinking dreamy! He is that country boy that any girl can't help but fall for. He is so sweet and just plain adorable. My heart broke for him especially with his brother and then dealing with his dad. I just wanted to give him a big old hug. I wanted to drop kick Hensley for the way she treated him in the beginning and then for just up and leaving. I understand Hensley's reservations but come on girl!. 

This book was pretty good so I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did.



“Do you know the first thing that I noticed about you?”
    She shakes her head no.
“It was your confidence. I had just gotten to town and was going to grab a bite to eat and then call Dusty, but I saw this girl sitting on the street corner.”
           “I felt like you were staring holes in my head,” she says softly.
           “Truthfully, I was. Anyway, once you started to sing…it was like…ya know when your favorite song comes on the radio and you’re jammin’, listening to every word, your heads bobbin’, and you’re just feeling the music, but then your phone rings and you know it’s a call you can’t miss? There’s a split second where you debate on pressing forward to voicemail so you can finish the song, but you’ve been waiting for this call, so you turn down the radio knowing you’ll miss your favorite part just to answer it. It was like you were my favorite song, and I was forwarding my calls to voicemail. In that moment, I didn’t care who was standing around me. All I was worried about was tuning in to you, listening to your voice.”
           “I love you.” Those three simple words are spoken, and much to my amazement it’s Hensley that says them first.
           Clutching her face hard in my hands, I kiss her. I kiss her for being so darn dumb and insecure, for acting like a jealous girl, and more importantly, for loving me through it all.

About the Author 
Nacole Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass State. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life, like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family, and The Bachelor.

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