Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper

My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper

A brand-new novel in an original eBook series from popular romance author Molly Harper! When Sadie & Josh compete for the same Kentucky Tourism Commission job, sparks fly—turns out Kentucky really is for lovers.

Sadie Hutchins loves her job at the Kentucky Tourism Commission. Not only could her co-workers double as the cast of Parks & Recreation, but she loves finding the unusual sites, hidden gems, and just-plain-odd tourist attractions of her home state. She’s a shoo-in for the director’s job when her boss retires at the end of the year…until hotshot Josh Vaughn shows up to challenge her for the position.

Josh is all sophisticated polish while Sadie’s country comfort, and the two have very different ideas of what makes a good campaign. So when their boss pits them against each other in a winner-takes-all contest, they’re both willing to fight dirty if it means getting what they want.




After bawling my eyes out from reading Me before You by Jojo Moyes, I am in need of a romantic comedy fix. So I grab My Bluegrass Baby to give myself a good laugh. This is a typical romantic comedy, but not as funny as Sophie Kinsella or the Wallbanger (with much more crude jokes).

This story set in Kentucky (remind me of fried chicken), about Sadie, who worked as the assistant marketing director for the state tourism board. She is so confident about getting the promotion to director postition, after Ray, her boss, retires. Unfortunately, here comes Josh (Sadie hates him for being so well-groomed), from Atlanta, recruited by someone higher in the food-chain, to take the job away from Sadie. So here starts the office war between both of them. To give them both a fair chance, they each have to come out with a marketing idea for the state fair, so the winner will get the job.

The supporting character, Kelsey (Sadie's assistant) provide many laugh out loud moments and I do pity Josh when he end up as the victim of many of the mischievous revenge they plot against him. What I like most about Josh is that he is a non-confrontational type of guy. Even though he knows Sadie and Kelsey's jokes on him nearly caused him to have a concussion, he did not confront them. He just sucked it up and go to work the next day as if nothing had happened. Such a nice guy. I hate guys that confront girls and demand every explanation. 

“He was always 'checking in' to see if I needed any help with my campaign, which on the surface seemed nice enough, but it was done in a condescending tone that made me want to staple his lip to his tie.” 

The staff even separate themselves into Team Sadie and Team Josh. Their bickering in the office is getting unprofessional, and Ray pointed out to them. Half way through, with the help from Kelsey, they settled their differences and come to a truce. They will work as friends and won't sabotage each other, may the best person wins the position. 

The funniest part is when Josh's ex fiance showed up during the Derby Day event, and he totally freaked out and starts hyperventilating. Poor guy. Luckily, Sadie helped him save the day. This actually showed that no matter how much Sadie despised him, she still have a good heart in her. This is also the part whereby Josh explained why he move from Atlanta to Kentucky.

Both of them had then started to have feelings for each other, but Josh (the thinker), feels that they should not start dating because after the winner is announce, he doesn't want any of them to have hard feelings. So they agree to wait until the competition ends. But oh Josh, I know you can't wait that long. 

I was quite anxious to know who is the winner because each of them had such a different idea when comes to idea in marketing. There was a little twist in the ending, and I love Josh, oh so much.

A charming romantic comedy set in Kentucky between co-worker that make you smile.

P/s: one non-explicit sex scene.

Rating 4/5