The Nashville Starlet Series

A Nashville based country music romance book series

She's the hottest music blogger in Nashville.

A night out with a country music star was part of the job...until he ended up in her bed.



Country music blogger Celia Westbrooke is no stranger to what goes on behind the scenes of the music industry. She refuses to be anyone’s one-night stand which is why falling for a musician is out of the question…until one of them ends up in her bed. When what should have been a normal interview turns into a night of passion – everything changes.

Jesse Rockford moves to Nashville with a guitar on his back and pocket full of dreams. He's looking for a record deal. Instead, he meets a girl worth writing songs about. The only problem – the person who introduces them has made it crystal clear that she’s off limits.

The more their relationship heats up, the higher the stakes should their secret come out, but it turns out the two of them have more than chemistry between the sheets and it just might be worth risking everything for.

Slow Dancing on Main Street


Head home for the holidays to the mountains of east Tennessee in the highly anticipated conclusion to the Behind the Strings series.

How will it end for Celia and Logan? Will Celia find her way back into Jesse’s heart? Or will one final secret mean the end of it all?

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.”

Fun Facts

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.

Courtney Giardina is a Rochester, NY native who now lives in North Carolina. She published her first novel in 2013. Tear Stained Beaches defined the staple of what her self-publishing mantra would become, strong, independent women finding their place in the world. Her time working in the music industry inspired her to write the Behind the Strings series.

As a creative, she has not only published multiple novels, but has appeared on TV shows like Nashville and has a weekly YouTube show all about inspiring others to dream big and believe in themselves because life is too short to wonder, “what if.”