Bare Essentials

Will their dirty secrets keep them apart He s a cowboy with a guitar and an attitude She s Nashville s toughest, most sought after music agent They have one thing in common country music Cutter Harrison relies on two things beer and music his music At twenty six, he s happily divorced and plans to keep it that way Holly Avery is on the hunt She s determined to discWill their dirty secrets keep them apart He s a cowboy with a guitar and an attitude She s Nashville s toughest, most sought after music agent They have one thing in common country music Cutter Harrison relies on two things beer and music his music At twenty six, he s happily divorced and plans to keep it that way Holly Avery is on the hunt She s determined to discover the next country music superstar and is willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.An unexpected meeting in Arkansas makes them question their pasts, their futures, and the bare essentials of love Country music brought them together, but will their dirty little secrets keep them apart
Bare Essentials Will their dirty secrets keep them apart He s a cowboy with a guitar and an attitude She s Nashville s toughest most sought after music agent They have one thing in common country music Cutter Harris

  • Title: Bare Essentials
  • Author: M.L. Stephens
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 169
  • Format: ebook
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    1. *3.5 stars*“There’s nothing wrong with pain. You need it so you know what does and doesn't matter. Without it, there’s no healing, no appreciation…no satisfaction.”I have mixed feelings about Bare Essentials. On one hand I really liked the main characters, but on the other hand I couldn’t connect with their relationship. It felt rushed.Bare Essentials tells the story of Cutter Harrison, Arkansas cowboy and talented singer/songwriter, who unexpectedly gets scouted by Holly Avery, top- [...]

    2. Bare Essentials By M.L Stephens. 4.5 StarsThis is the second book that I have read by M L Stephens. After reading Bare Assets, I feel in love with M.L Stephens writing style and her characters. I couldn't wait to read this book and see if M.L Stephens has hit the same standard she has hit previously.Bare essentials is a stand alone novel. However there is a character crossover for M.L Stephens other book, Bare Assets. I would recommend reading Bare Assets first so you get the background knowledg [...]

    3. 4 REDEEMING STARS!This was a really good book. It is not my typical read at all but I loved Bare Assets by this author so I thought I would give it a try and I am glad I did. This book is about learning to take control of your life, forgive yourself, and opening your heart again to love. While this book was not a steamy as I am use too, I was glad to see a slow build up in the relationship.This is Cutter and Holly's story. Cutter is drowning his sorrows in booze. His only release is singing and [...]

    4. Favorite Quotes:“Not every road leads to where you want to go, but sometimes… just sometimes… the greatest joys lie at the end of an old dirt road.”“Happiness wouldn’t smack you across the head with a frying pan and scream until you noticed. No, you had to grab it by the horns and ride it for all it was worth because tomorrow it could end.”“That woman keeps more secrets than a city priest.” “What he needed was a mind enema, a cleansing, because his mental pipes were backed th [...]

    5. A sweet read that, once started, I could not put down until the last word had been read. This story will leave you with a smile and a happy heart. It is a love story that captures the heart as you follow Cutter and Holly on their journey. Cutter is a cowboy with the sexiest voice and, damn, he can sing! He is a love and leave them type of guy, not looking for any type of commitment. Being burned twice has made him feel this way with his first love slipping away from him and his second turned int [...]

    6. I enjoyed this story , we met Cutter in book1 and although he may have rubbed me the wrong way now that I know him better I absolutely love him and was happy to follow his journey to fame and love !! Cutter has lost his true love for good. Mistakes he had made years ago had forced Angie out of his life and when brought back together it was too late for him to make up for lost time. Divorced from the woman who has ruined his life , estranged from his one true love ,he is now drowning his sorrows [...]

    7. Series: Dirt Roads #1Category /Genre: Contemporary RomanceRecommended for: 18+ due to sexual contentGrammar/editing: A – near perfectReceived from: M.L. Stephens (in exchange for an honest review)This is the second book in the Dirt Roads series. Each will stand-alone with some characters in common, but it is best to read them in order.Holly Avery is a Nashville agent looking for the next star in the rough. When she is invited to a field party to hear the local talent, she is instantly mesmeriz [...]

    8. ** I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. **M.L. Stephens is one of those writers that I will read anything she writes; probably even her grocery list! She always pulls me in no matter the genre she writes. Bare Essentials is no exception! This is a stand – alone novel but the main male character, Cutter, is a character from M.L.’s novel, Bare Assets. However, this novel is completely understandable without having read Bare Assets. This is a complete [...]

    9. I was fortunate enough to be gifted with an ARC by the author♥ML Stephens has earned the title of "Master Yoda" she's one of those gifted people that have the all round "Midas Touch" ! Whether it be paranormal, erotica or good old fashioned romance , whatever she touches turns to gold ♥Holly , a talent agent , discovers Cutter by accident and the chemistry between them is instant! Having been burnt before Holly is careful with her heart and tries to keep their relationship professional but C [...]

    10. Heart broken, damaged and filling his life with no attachments Cutter has been carrying the fact that he ruined the best parts of his life. Hurting and losing Angela the person he was meant to marry. Drowning his sorrows in beer and his music is how he lives his sad life.Holly is looking for the next bug thing to hit the country music scene, when she stumbles on Cutter playing or baring his souls at a party for everyone to hear. Can you fall in love instantly? I loved that these two people found [...]

    11. Okay first off, I love M.L. Stephens! She never disappoints me no matter what genre she is writing in! That is hard to do! This book takes them all! I absolutely loved it! If I could award more than 5 stars I would gladly! This is a stand alone book and has NO cliffhanger! Cutter is trying to forget heartbreak and dives into his music, the farm and booze and one night stands. Oh I love him. Holly Avery, well she is not looking for any relationship! She is a talent scout out looking for her next [...]

    12. This is the first book I have read by M.L. Stephens and it will definitely not be the last. I will admit that I have a thing for cowboys and when i saw the cover of this book at the signing I attended, I was sold. Little did I know that this fast paced read would hold the most original love scene I have ever read. No spoilers, you need to read it for yourself. Cutter and Holly's story is beautifully written. Both characters have made poor choices in relationships that have soured them on love. C [...]

    13. 4 fangsThis is a series I believe but can definitely be read as a standalone.Cutter missed his ex girlfriend Angie, and was singing the song that he wrote for her, from the back of his truck with a gathering of students as the listeners.Holly is a country and western music agent sent to town to seek new talent. Whilst there she overheard a couple of girls talking about how good Cutter is, and the one girl offers to take her to him.Holly hears Angies song and is instantly smitten with cowboy and [...]

    14. Bare Essentials. 5 starsLove Cutter's story. He's your typical sexy southern boy. It's great to have a man that has his demons and isn't perfect but is still proud of his roots. Love those southern manners and his respect for his parents and his heritage. Holly is a woman in a man's world and has paid her dues and won their respect. Her love and devotion to those she calls family is so strong. I truly enjoyed watching her let loose and allowing herself to be just her. They both have such a stron [...]

    15. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I am completely hooked! My attention was captured right away and I read the book in one sitting. I didn't take a break once. It was so good. The chemistry between Cutter and Holly is out of this world. I just loved following their story of getting to know each other. I absolutely loved the entire book and the ending was amazing.For those of you who like a good romance novel that sizzles, then this is the book for you. I can't wait to rea [...]

    16. In the spirit of full disclosure, I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.Anyone who follows my reviews knows I'm huge fan of this talented author. She has several awesome series, but this one is becoming a fast favorite.I fell in love with Cutter in the first book Bare Assets. His pain of loss touched me and drew me to him. To get a front row seat in this one, and have his pain of loss resonate inside me, only made me love him even more.Holly is a spitfire and distracted him so muc [...]

    17. I've loved M.L. Stephens since I first discovered her with the Broken series. M.L. is an amazing author and an even more amazing woman. I've had the opportunity to meet her on several occasions and have loved every moment I've spent with her. Cutter had his heart broken by the only woman he'd only loved when she left home and moved on with her life. Not only that, but she moved on and found someone else to love. Holly is a hard hitting music scout who doesn't take no for an answer. The one thing [...]

    18. I am about as country as country gets! With saying that I fell deeply in love with this book! Especially Cutter! I just wanted to reach out and wrap my arm's around this sexy country boy! When reading about Cutter, my heart just melts!This book is a well written romance and I must say that I am very pleased with the author of this book, M.L. Stephens! I think I have found another all time favorite author! And I just may read this book one more time before I have to move on to my next oneat's how [...]

    19. Well what can I say M.L. Stephens has blown me away once again with another amazing novel! I read the entire book in one sitting as I could not put it down! Brilliantly written to keep you hooked and turning the page! In fact I found myself sad reaching the last page. Holly and Cutter are brilliant characters, Holly the music exec and Cutter the sexy cowboy, mix them together and the chemistry is explosive. I cannot recommend this book more, its a fantastic read and I cannot wait to see what M.L [...]

    20. I have read pretty much everything by M.L Stephens so far and she never disappoints. Holly Avery is a talent agent who goes all over searching for the next big musician. She discovers Cutter by accident and the chemistry between them is instant! Cutter has lost everything important to him and has himself determined to not let that happen again. I have to say this story is so heart felt and is nothing but sweet. This story reminds me of a Lifetime movie that I would for sure love to watch. I high [...]

    21. Super fast and sweet story. I really loved Cutter. He thinks that he's not a good person but he's just so loveable. The banter between Holly and Cutter is great. They really compliment each other well. Both are very strong characters.This was also a very emotional read. Both characters have had heartbreak and a hard time with love. So their relationship is a very slow burn. They are slowly healing each other. I really enjoyed her writing style and look forward to reading more from this author.

    22. 1. I love cowboys2. I love country musicMix the two and some steamy hot sex, and you get an explosive story! I loved this book. I sat down and read the whole thing in one sitting! It was sweet and sincere. I loved the fact that it's a music star book without the drama of drugs and drinking. A good ol' down home southern boy and his music. It's a touching story and one that's sure to please many people!

    23. ARC received from the author as part of her blog tour. Review to come on June 19th.)

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