Title: In the Lyrics
Author: Nacole Stayton
Publication Date: February 7, 2014
Synopsis: Hensley 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?
Review: Nacole Stayton wrote an amazing story. I couldn’t put this book down! I love how she can weaves words together and pulls so many different emotions out of me. There were times I wasn’t sure what was going to happen and I’m sure I made some frustrated noises during my lunch breaks and got some weird looks from co-workers!
Hensley thought she had everything planned out in her life. She was going to finish college, get noticed by a big label and do her best to make it big as a singer. She wants to do what her mother didn’t get to do because she came along. That is until Colby comes to town and turns her her world upside down!
Colby just wanted to get away from home and the past that’s haunting him. He’s started college in Nashville and he wants to make it big in music as well. Hensley and Colby have the same dream. He didn’t expect to find love when he moved to Nashville.
Hensley doesn’t want to make the same mistake that her mother made. She wants to get out of town and make it big. She doesn’t plan on letting any man get in her way. It hasn’t happened yet and she doesn’t plan on it ever being an option, but when Colby steps onto the street corner that she’s singing on with her best friend she can’t take her eyes off of him. And it seems fate has smashed their two worlds together because Colby is now roommates with her best friend.
She tries hard to fight it at first, but she finally gets to the point where she is tired of feeling numb. She wants to be able to breath, to feel, and to know what it’s like to be held by Colby. So she throws caution to the wind. When big things start happening she wonders if their relationship can stand the test of time and distance.
This is one emotional roller coaster you don’t want to miss! I’d like to buy a season pass to this amusement park! Colby is definitely my new book boyfriend! And he can write a song about me anytime!
“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.