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April 9, 2008

Review: A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action by LuAnn McLane

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A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action by LuAnn McLane

Reading romances, it always interests me the places in which authors set their story as those places became a character themselves, adding as much to the novel as the hero, heroine, or any supporting character. With its rich history in all things country music, I always wondered why Nashville was never the location in any of the stories I read as that was my own hometown. I chalked it up to this city being boring as most people feel about their hometown unless they live in some glamorous place like New York City or Hollywood. But LuAnn McLane changed all of that when she came onto the scene with her novels, many of them set in the city I call home. And her newest novel, “A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action”, due out this July, takes the best of Music City and uses it to spin a hilariously fun and sassy tale of a woman coming into her own as she sets out for the adventure of her life!

The novel actually begins in the small town of Hootertown, Kentucky, where Macy McCoy lives and works at the Cut ‘n Curl with her best friend, the newly married Jamie Lee Sheldon. Serving as the bridesmaid for the nuptials, Macy has been spending a lot of time with sexy Luke Carter, who happens to be the brother of the bride. Luke is somewhat of a town hero, a former football star who has returned home to coach the local high school team and has aspirations of coaching for a college one day. But more than that, Luke is the one that got away from Macy, or more so the one she never had a chance in getting. Macy doesn’t think she stands a chance in gaining Luke’s attention but she enjoys admiring the gorgeous bachelor from afar. And that is good enough until Luke starts to give her signs that there may be interest in something “more” after all. But just as they begin to explore a relationship, life throws a wrench into their budding romance.

Macy gets the opportunity of a lifetime to move to Nashville, Tennessee and be the hair stylist for country music star Tammy Turner. And even if she wonders if taking the job will put a permanent kibosh on her and Luke developing anything together, Macy takes a chance and accepts. Once in Nashville, with her new apartment, new friends, and new fame, Macy has it all…except for the one thing that her heart desires most–Luke. With over an hour between them and the possibility for an even greater distance of separation when Luke gets a job offer in Florida, how will these two manage to build any kind of worthwhile, lasting relationship?

There were so many wonderful things about LuAnn McLane’s “A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action” that I hardly know where to start! I think I related so well to Macy because like myself, she’s a single southern woman trying find her way in the world, somewhere she belongs and someone to belong to as well. As the story is told from Macy’s point-of-view, in the first person, it is a direct look into the mind of a woman who gets easily flustered by the man of her dreams as well as someone who is quite frank and candid in her thoughts even if they don’t all make it out of her mouth. Another great part of the novel was the cast of supporting characters which ranged from Macy’s best friend Jamie Lee to her new employer Tammy and her friends, Carrie, Sam and Lilly, who very quickly become Macy’s friends too! These women are the embodiment of smart and sassy southern ladies who will give it to you straight! Reading about them, I felt like I was one of their friends, enjoying their antics alongside with them as they planned…okay  schemed…ways to get Macy and Luke together once and for all. And the best part for me was that the novel was set in Nashville, the place I call home, which made the places Macy and her friends lived, worked, and played easily recognizable and comfortingly familiar. As Macy and Luke found themselves falling in love, I found myself falling in love too with the city I had come to describe as boring when in fact, Nashville has so much to offer its residents, visitors, and those seeking to live their dreams in the country music industry. So if you enjoy fun, sassy women who aren’t afraid to let you know exactly what’s on their minds, then you will have a blast with Macy and her friends as she engages in “A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action” on her journey to find love!

 

Yours truly,

 

Q

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5 Comments »

  1. WOW, LuAnn! Great review. I love the title, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the cover:)

    Can’t wait to read it!

    Jules

    Comment by Jules Bennett — April 10, 2008 @ 11:35 am

  2. Awesome review. I have been waiting for this book for ages.

    Comment by Judy F — April 10, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

  3. Excellent review! This promises to be a great book – I’m looking forward to reading it! LuAnn does a wonderful job writing first person.

    Comment by Laurie — April 10, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

  4. Awesome review LuAnn! This sounds like another can’t be missed book. Looking forward to its release.

    Comment by Lori T — April 10, 2008 @ 9:37 pm

  5. FANTASTIC REVIEW!! I know for sure this will be another amazing LuAnn book!!! I cant wait for the the release!!!

    Comment by Marie T — April 11, 2008 @ 11:06 am


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