After graduating high school, Olivia “Ollie” McKenna leaves her small town roots in Summerville, Georgia, to pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer. With her best friend and older sister in tow, wholesome Ollie travels to the big city to compete in singing contest Atlanta Idol. There she meets nineteen-year-old Jack Bradley, a fellow country singer who quickly becomes a close friend. The connection between them is magnetic and an opportunity to sing together could change their lives forever. But what about Ollie’s mama’s fear of the music business? She’s been burned by the lures of the bright lights before and doesn’t want Ollie anywhere near that world. And Ollie’s growing feelings for Jack as more than just a pal could ruin everything. Despite her own doubts, Ollie is determined to win. Can she make her dream come true or will she return to her hometown empty-handed and brokenhearted?
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. American Honey was the third book I read on vacation, it was the perfect beach read. The Southern setting of the book was perfect because I vacation in South Carolina so I was able to hear the accents of the characters perfectly. Not a huge fan of country music, but I loved the songs that are included in the book written by the characters. I also really loved the whole singing contest aspect. I can’t wait for the next book to come out, but this was great as a stand-alone novel. I recommend this 3.5 star book for anyone who needs a quick, fun, Southern beach read, xo!
Nancy Scrofano is the author of American Honey, True Love Way and Cupid On Deck, as well as short stories in the Sunlounger and Merry & Bright anthologies. She lives in southern California where she is at work on her next novel. For more information about Nancy, please visit www.nancyscrofano.com.