Lost in Tennessee (Lost, #1)Lost in Tennessee by Anita DeVito
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Lost in Tennessee starts out with all the country charm of Sweet Home Alabama, then quickly turns into a mystery. One, that if it's not solved quickly, could mean big trouble for Kate Riley because she has become completely enamored with Butch McCormick and he's the one constant in everything taking place around them.

Kate, an architect from Michigan, is in Tennessee working on a project when she gets lost. She stops to ask for directions, having no clue the man she is talking to is the country star Butch McCormick. Kate doesn't believe in love at first sight, but when she takes a wrong turn and ends up back at Butch's house with a flat tire, love at second sight, might not be so hard to accept.

Butch decides to come back home to rest before his upcoming tour. He also just filed for divorce from his third wife. Women should be the last thing on his mind at the moment, but when a fiery red head happens upon his farm looking for directions, he can't stop thinking about her. He convinces her to stay at his place while her 1966 Shelby Mustang is getting repaired. The more time he spends with her, the more he realizes, he doesn't want her going anywhere.

When I started reading this book, I kept hearing the narrative in my head as Waylon Jennings in the Dukes of Hazzard. Don't ask me why. It could have been the country theme, I don't know. It's just the way my brain works. :)

I'm normally not a fan when the characters fall in love too fast, but I didn't have a problem with it when it came to Kate and Butch. Their relationship was inevitable. She put a light in his eyes that only burned for her. Also, the easy banter between all the characters was a nice comedic relief.

The mystery aspect was a bit predictable, but it didn't take away from the story. There were even a couple of times when I thought maybe I was wrong. However, I did stick to my reasoning and turned out, I was right! Even though I knew who was causing the incidents, my chest still tightened with the suspense of the final scene where the person was revealed.

Lost in Tennessee is a book I would recommend to anyone who loves romance or mystery.

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