From RITA award-winner Inglath Cooper comes "Nashville," a New Adult series of intensely romantic, artfully written novels. Part One is available free today for your Kindle!

Nashville - Part One - Ready to Reach, by Inglath Cooper

"Beautiful story! In this story, you meet CeCe, Thomas, Holden and precious Hank Junior. Cece is determined to fulfil her dream of becoming a country singer and songwriter. Everything works against her, and she finds herself alone on a the side of the road with only Hank Junior (her dog) and her guitar case. Coming to her rescue, Thomas and Holden take care of her and their little group becomes close as they travel to Nashville. Ms. Cooper has written such a beautiful story that gives you hope. It fills you with laughter, sadness, and many other emotions. You feel connected to the characters and really share in their successes and hurt in their failures. I can't wait for the next part to come out. I've really grown attached to the characters and want to see what lies ahead for them. Again...beautiful story." -- Amazon reviewer
New Adult Romance from the Author of Truths and Roses - Reached #11 on the Amazon Kindle Bestseller List

Ever thought a dream might pass you by?

Nineteen-year old CeCe Mackenzie is determined to make her dreams come true. She heads for Nashville with not much more to her name than a guitar, a Walker Hound named Hank Junior and an old car she'd inherited from her grandma called Gertrude. But when Gertrude ends up on the side of I-40 in flames, Nashville has never seemed farther away. Help arrives in the form of two Georgia football players headed for the Nashville dream as well. When Holden Ashford and Thomas Franklin stop to offer CeCe and Hank Junior a ride, fate may just give a nod to serendipity and meant to be. Because while CeCe is chasing after her dream, she might find love as well.

New Adult Romance where "the characters are so alive you can almost hear them next to you."


Nothing in my life has ever felt as good as Holden's kiss. Not the top of my first roller coaster ride, right before the plunge. Or the first time I performed one of my own songs in front of a crowd. Not even the day my Uncle Dobie said he thought I had a future in country music.

At first, Holden is gentle, kissing me like he's not sure where the line is. I'm the one who deepens it. I loop my arms around his neck and pull him closer, opening my mouth beneath his and inviting him in. He accepts. I've never been kissed like this. Thoroughly. Completely. Expertly.

And that's what it feels like. As if Holden knows exactly how to coax, persuade, entice. A couple minutes of this, and my mind is blanked of everything but him. I explore the ripples of abs. His breathing quickens, and I trace the other side.

He runs his hands down my back and anchors me against him as if he needs me to know what I'm doing to him. Knowing I'm not ready for what I've so clearly asked him for, I pull away and study his far too good-looking face, my chest feeling as if I've just run a marathon.

"I'm sorry, Holden," I say.

He smooths my hair back from my face. "If this ever happens between us, it has to be for the right reasons."

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Meet the Author

Bestselling, RITA® Award winning author Inglath Cooper fell in love with books as soon as she learned how to read. She is a Virginia girl who also loves dogs, compassionate people, being outside, summertime, pretty much all vegetables and happiness.

"Truths and Roses. . .so sweet and adorable, I didn't want to stop reading it. I could have put it down and picked it up again in the morning, but I didn't want to." --

On Truths and Roses: "I adored this book...what romance should be, entwined with real feelings, real life and roses blooming. Hats off to the author, best book I have read in a while." - Rachel Dove,

"I am a sucker for sweet love stories! This is definitely one of those! It was a very easy, well written, book. It was easy to follow, detailed, and didn't leave me hanging without answers." -

"I don't give it often, but I am giving it here - the sacred 10. Why? Inglath Cooper's A GIFT OF GRACE mesmerized me; I consumed it in one sitting. When I turned the last page, it was three in the morning." -- MaryGrace Meloche, Contemporary Romance Writers

5 Blue Ribbon Rating! ". . .more a work of art than a story. . .Tragedies affect entire families as well as close loved ones, and this story portrays that beautifully as well as giving the reader hope that somewhere out there is A GIFT OF GRACE for all of us. -- Chrissy Dionne, Romance Junkies 5 Stars. "A warm contemporary family drama starring likable people coping with tragedy and triumph." 4 1/2 Stars. -- Harriet Klausner -- Romantic Times

"A GIFT OF GRACE is a beautiful, intense, and superbly written novel about grief and letting go, second chances and coming alive again after devastating adversity. Warning!! A GIFT OF GRACE is a three-hanky read...better make that a BIG box of tissues read! Wowsers, I haven't cried so much while reading a book in a long long time...Ms. Cooper's skill makes A GIFT OF GRACE totally believable, totally absorbing...and makes Laney Tucker vibrantly alive. This book will get into your heart and it will NOT let go. A GIFT OF GRACE is simply stunning in every way--brava, Ms. Cooper! Highly, highly recommended!" 4 1/2 Hearts -- Romance Readers Connection

"...A WOMAN WITH SECRETS...a powerful love story laced with treachery, deceit and old wounds that will not heal...enchanting tale...weaved with passion, humor, broken hearts and a commanding love that will have your heart soaring and cheering for a happily ever after love. Kate is strong-willed, passionate and suffers a bruised heart. Cole is sexy, stubborn and also suffers a bruised heart...gripping plot. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Cooper's work!" -