30 October 2022

Run, Rose, Run - Book Review

Run, Rose, Run by Dolly Parton & James Patterson
Publication: March 7, 2022
Pages: 448 pages
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆☆
Sweet Spark: I did not realize til I searched for the book cover image that there's an album to go with this!

I was so excited when I was approved to read this one. See, I don't get to read many books that aren't already on my review list from Netgalley or the other blog I review for. So I definitely wanted to read Run, Rose, Run, but getting approved to review it gave me the excuse I needed.

AnnieLee Keyes showed up in Nashville out of nowhere, with the voice of an angel, and a sassy personality that could have been said to be just the opposite. Her defenses were always up, and she seldom reacted the way anyone expected. She never trusted anyone who said they just wanted to help her out. Life had taught her that everything has a price.

But Ruthanna Ryder - the 'Queen of Country' who has recently retired, and Ethan Blake (with his own dark history), recognize something in AnnieLee, and they are determined to see her star rise as it should. By the time they realize how little they know of AnnieLee's past, it has already potentially gotten the best of her. 

While I've ready several James Patterson books over the years, I really wanted to read this one for the fact that Dolly Parton was in on it. I admittedly tried to read the two female country musicians in her voice, obvs. 

Overall, I enjoyed the story. It moved smoothly and entertainingly, and I continually wanted to know what would happen next. I would recommend this book for those who like music stories (not even necessarily country), independent female characters, and those with tragic backstories. I gave this 4 out of 5 stars and would keep reading anything else Dolly Parton works on.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my electronic copy of this book. Receiving it for free did not influence my review. 

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