Welcome to my stop on the TBR and Beyond Tours Book Tour for A Little Bit Country by Brian D Kennedy. This title and this cover were too cute for me not to be interested it in lol. I don’t think I’ve read a book that’s focused on county – Pop bands/music yes, but not country – which really is a shame on my part lol. If you’re curious what other’s have thought, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the tour schedule and links to other content creators.
Brian D. Kennedy writes books for young adults. Born and raised in Minnesota, he occasionally elongates his vowels still. He now lives in New York City with his husband and their very photogenic dog. When he’s not writing, Brian can be found working at the LGBTQ Center, sitting in the audience at a Broadway show, or out buying more books—despite the stack of unread ones he has at home.
About The Book
Title: A Little Bit Country
Author: Brian D Kennedy
Publisher: HarperCollins/ Balzer + Bray
Publishing Date: May 31st, 2022
Page Length: 352
Age Range: YA
Rep: Queer & Gay
Emmett Maguire wants to be country music’s biggest gay superstar – a far reach when you’re seventeen and living in Illinois. But for now, he’s happy to do the next best thing: Stay with his aunt in Jackson Hollow, Tennessee, for the summer and perform at the amusement park owned by his idol, country legend Wanda Jean Stubbs.
Luke Barnes hates country music. As the grandson of Verna Rose, the disgraced singer who had a famous falling out with Wanda Jean, Luke knows how much pain country music has brought his family. But when his mom’s medical bills start piling up, he takes a job at the last place he wants: a restaurant at Wanda World.
Neither boy is looking for romance, but sparks fly when they meet – and soon they’re inseparable. Until a long-lost secret about Verna and Wanda comes to light, threatening to unravel everything.
Will Emmett and Luke be able get past the truths they discover…or will their relationship go down in history as just another Sad Country Love Song?