Behind the Strings
As one of Nashville’s hottest music bloggers, Celia Westbrooke spends her days chasing stories and her nights mingling with country music’s rising stars. Her life is a whirlwind, but it keeps her mind from remembering a past she left behind. That is, until a new assignment forces her to face the one person she thought was gone forever.
Logan Kent is on the fast track to country music stardom. It was the dream he had worked his entire life for. A dream that cost him the one person he ever truly loved. The same dream, that five years later, will be the reason she returns.
In the heart of Music City, Celia and Logan will be forced to relive the remnants of a relationship they thought would never be. And just when they think they have what it takes to put all the pieces back together, one night could tear it all apart. Secrets will be revealed, loyalties will be tested and both will be left to decide if what they really want, is worth what they’ll lose in the process.
What Readers Are Saying!
“Once again, Courtney Giardina delivers us a compelling story with characters we can relate to. This first book twists in ways you would not expect, leaving the reader hanging on until the very last word. Her talent shines through again as she weaves together the lives of three country music professionals in her newest love story. I can NOT wait for the sequel!”
“This was another amazing book by an amazing author! From the moment I started reading I was hooked. Author Courtney Giardina creates worlds that completely captivate your attention. I couldn’t put it down! The ending was amazing and I cannot wait to see what comes next!”
“Another must read by Courtney Giardina! Courtney has a knack for writing love stories that tug at the heart strings (no pun intended) and leave you feeling like you actually know the characters personally. I particularly enjoyed the setting of this story. Before reading I had very little background info on country music, so I really love the way Courtney brings Nashville and the country music scene to life. I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment of this series. I can’t wait to see how things pan out for the characters I got to know so well in Behind the Strings.”
My main characters Celia and Logan come from the small town of Hamden, TN where the only place to feed late night cravings after a night out was Frank's hot dog stand. So it only made sense when they reunited after 5 years to reminisce over old memories by finding a hot dog stand in Nashville to compare to good old Frank's! My inspiration for this scene was the I Dream of Weenie hot dog stand. This one of a kind stand is located in East Nashville.
Soulful Grinds coffee shop was inspired by Bongo Java in Nashville.
Courtney wanted an original photo for Behind the Strings. She set up a photo shoot with a local photographer and borrowed the guitar pictures from her neighbor.