Book Info:

A Little Bit Country Brian D. Kennedy

Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: May 31, 2022

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Emmett Maguire wants to be country music’s biggest gay superstar–a far reach when you’re seventeen and living in Illinois. But for now, he’s happy to do the next best thing: Stay with his aunt in Jackson Hollow, Tennessee, for the summer and perform at the amusement park owned by his idol, country legend Wanda Jean Stubbs.

Luke Barnes hates country music. As the grandson of Verna Rose, the disgraced singer who had a famous falling out with Wanda Jean, Luke knows how much pain country music has brought his family. But when his mom’s medical bills start piling up, he takes a job at the last place he wants: a restaurant at Wanda World.

Neither boy is looking for romance, but sparks fly when they meet – and soon they’re inseparable. Until a long-lost secret about Verna and Wanda comes to light, threatening to unravel everything.

Will Emmett and Luke be able to get past the truths they discover…or will their relationship go down in history as just another Sad Country Love Song?

15 Reactions while reading

1- This book had an interesting start and I’m curious as to where this story will go. 

2- Luke has an interesting family dynamic, and I can’t wait to find out more about Luke and his siblings. 

3- The meeting of Luke and Emmett was so cute and I can’t wait to see what happens between the two of them. 

4- I love the friendship between Luke and Vanessa. They have a history but really care about each other. 

5- I thought Emmett was bold to ask for Luke’s number upon a second meeting. However, I also found the scene adorable. 

6- The first date where Luke tells Emmett and the reader about his family was so sweet. I loved how Emmett was willing to listen as Luke spoke. 

7-Emmett meeting Wana Jean was so sweet and I loved what she said to him. 

8- The early moments of Emmett and Luke falling in love are so sweet. I really hope they get together. 

9- The scene with Luke and Vanessa getting an outfit for Luke was so sweet. You can tell both of them still care about each other, even though they’re not dating anymore. 

10- The conversation Emmett has with Orrin Merrick is very eye-opening for him, and I believe it’s exact;y what he needed to hear. 

11- The family dynamic between Luke, Gabe, and Amelia is so sweet. I feel like they act as real siblings would, even though they’re step-siblings. 

12- Even if Luke and Emmett don’t end up together, the way that Emmett cares about Luke’s mom is so sweet, and I just love it. 

13-I love that Emmett is sticking up for himself in the music studio. The music industry is tough, and it gets harder if you don’t stick to your guns, and perform your own music. 

14-I love that Emmett got promoted to the front half of Calamity Joe. I feel like this is a big step for him because he is showing that he is a team player.  

15-The end of the book was so sweet. I’m so happy that Emmett and Luke patched things out, and that they had that sweet moment in the end.

About the Author & Links

Brian D. Kennedy writes books for young adults. Born and raised in Minnesota, he occasionally elongates his vowels still. He now lives in New York City with his husband and their very photogenic dog. When he’s not writing, Brian can be found working at the LGBTQ Center, sitting in the audience at a Broadway show, or out buying more books—despite the stack of unread ones he has at home.  

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Blog tour & Instagram Schedule

May 30th
Kait Plus Books – Interview
Ace Reader – Review
Djreadsbooks – Top 5 Reasons to Read A Little Bit Country & Tik Tok

May 31st
The Book Dutchesses – Promotional Post
The Candid Cover – Review & Favorite Quotes
Paiges of Novels – 15 Reactions While Reading A Little Bit Country

June 1st
Twirling Book Princess – Promotional Post
PopTheButterfly Reads – Review

June 2nd
Whispering Stories – Interview
Kappa Reads Books – Review

June 3rd
Midsummer Night’s Read – Review
Unconventional Quirky Bibliophile – Review & Mood Board

June 4th
dinipandareads – Review & Favorite Quotes
Lu is lost in books – Review & Favorite Quotes
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post

June 5th
Melancholic Blithe – Interview
The Bookish Context – Review
I Dream in Books – Review

May 30th
thisreadergirl – Favorite Quotes
djreadsbooks – Blogger’s Choice

May 31st
writingrosereads – Promotional Post
paiges_of_novels – Blogger’s Choice

June 1st
stitchsaddiction – Review
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice

June 2nd
feliciareads11 – Promotional Post
findangoh – Book Look
melaniereadsbooks – Review

June 3rd
bookaremagictoo – Review
quirkybibliophile – Blogger’s Choice

June 4th
tbrandbeyond – Promotional Post
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice

June 5th
midnightbooklover – Top 5 Reasons to Read A Little Bit Country
idreaminbooks – Blogger’s Choice


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