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Nic Starr

Nic Starr lives in Australia where she tries to squeeze as much into her busy life as possible. Balancing the demands of a corporate career with raising a family and writing can be challenging but she wouldn’t give it up for the world.

Always a reader, the lure of m/m romance was strong and she devoured hundreds of wonderful m/m romance books before eventually realising she had some stories of her own that needed to be told!

When not writing or reading, she loves to spend time with her family–an understanding husband and two beautiful daughters–and is often found indulging in her love of cooking and planning her dream home in the country.

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One True Thing
Piper Vaughn, M.J. O'Shea
Sweet Delight
Lynn Hagen
It Should Have Been You
Michael Murphy
The Prisoner (Broken, #1)
Kol Anderson
Crack the Darkest Sky Wide Open
S.J.D. Peterson, Eric Arvin, Abigail Roux, T.J. Klune, S.A. McAuley, Jason Huffman-Black
Man, Oh Man! Writing M/M Fiction for Kinks & Cash
Josh Lanyon
Artistic Appeal (Bottled Up, #6)
Andrew Grey
Final Encore - Scotty Cade Overall I liked this story and found the plot engaging. Billy is a country singer and is seeking his fame and fortune. He starts working as a ranch foreman and sings at Open Mic Night at the bar owned by his employers. They are good people and draw the attention of their friend Ian who comes along to hear Billy perform. Ian is a talent scout for a music label and he sees great potential in Billy.One of the main issues faced by the men is Ian's reluctance to put his heart on the line "He had long ago decided that he could never totally give his hear to another man, never totally trust anyone again. The risk of loving, trusting, and possibly losing was far too great. The stakes were too high, and his heart, even after so much time had passed, was still too sensitive to chance it." Plus there is drama caused by someone holding a grudge which injects a bit of excitement.I love a good cowboy and a good musician romance so had high expectations for this story. However it didn't quite achieve the heights of my expectation. This was mainly due to a couple of factors. In the early chapters of the book I felt like the story was being told but it wasn't drawing me in. And some parts of the story had a slightly unnatural feel about them. For example, when Ian finally shares some details of his history and recounts an episode from his past, it has a strange level of really specific detail that I wouldn't normally expect in a memory being shared, recounting every look and touch.I like country music, as in I don't mind listening to it but I don't usually seek it out. so it was really interesting to see the songs sung by Billy. I took the opportunity to look them up and enjoyed being introduced to something new. The songs were:"Moments" by Emerson Drive"Love Me If You Can" by Toby Keith"Find Out Who Your Friends Are" by Tracy Lawrence"Bless the Broken Road" by Rascal FlatsI now publish all my m/m reviews on my blog so if you want to see all my m/m reviews in one place come visit at Because Two Men Are Better Than One!