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A country star looking for a comeback has one last shot at fame—and he might just have one last shot at love. Naomi Mallard is a fixer by nature. And as PR manager for Nashville’s Shooting Stars record label, she’s facing her biggest fix: redeeming country music bad boy Chance Colburn. But in Naomi’s eyes, a police record and a stint in rehab are the least of Chance’s sins. A country star looking for a comeback has one last shot at fame—and he might just have one last shot at love. Naomi Mallard is a fixer by nature. And as PR manager for Nashville’s Shooting Stars record label, she’s facing her biggest fix: redeeming country music bad boy Chance Colburn. But in Naomi’s eyes, a police record and a stint in rehab are the least of Chance’s sins. He has spent his life running from demons and making tabloid headlines that have sent his career into a tailspin. Now he’s struggling to find his muse and maintain his newfound sobriety, all while counting on the woman he once betrayed to repair his tattered reputation. Naomi is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but that’s not easy when an unexpected injury forces the former couple into disturbingly close proximity. Will mending their once-broken relationship be Naomi’s best save yet? Or will Chance’s past wreck any hope for a future together?


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A country star looking for a comeback has one last shot at fame—and he might just have one last shot at love. Naomi Mallard is a fixer by nature. And as PR manager for Nashville’s Shooting Stars record label, she’s facing her biggest fix: redeeming country music bad boy Chance Colburn. But in Naomi’s eyes, a police record and a stint in rehab are the least of Chance’s sins. A country star looking for a comeback has one last shot at fame—and he might just have one last shot at love. Naomi Mallard is a fixer by nature. And as PR manager for Nashville’s Shooting Stars record label, she’s facing her biggest fix: redeeming country music bad boy Chance Colburn. But in Naomi’s eyes, a police record and a stint in rehab are the least of Chance’s sins. He has spent his life running from demons and making tabloid headlines that have sent his career into a tailspin. Now he’s struggling to find his muse and maintain his newfound sobriety, all while counting on the woman he once betrayed to repair his tattered reputation. Naomi is determined to keep their relationship strictly professional, but that’s not easy when an unexpected injury forces the former couple into disturbingly close proximity. Will mending their once-broken relationship be Naomi’s best save yet? Or will Chance’s past wreck any hope for a future together?

30 review for Falling Star

  1. 4 out of 5

    Carol [Goodreads Addict]

    Falling Star is book two in the Shooting Stars series by Terri Osburn. I fell in love with the first book in this series, Rising Star, so I’ve been waiting impatiently for this book. It most definitely did not let me down. This book is about Shooting Stars record label’s second big talent they signed on, bad boy Chance Colburn. I simply fell in love with Chance. I think you will too. Chance Colburn has never had it easy. A childhood of abuse and neglect led to an adult life of alcohol abuse. Chan Falling Star is book two in the Shooting Stars series by Terri Osburn. I fell in love with the first book in this series, Rising Star, so I’ve been waiting impatiently for this book. It most definitely did not let me down. This book is about Shooting Stars record label’s second big talent they signed on, bad boy Chance Colburn. I simply fell in love with Chance. I think you will too. Chance Colburn has never had it easy. A childhood of abuse and neglect led to an adult life of alcohol abuse. Chance is a famous country music star but the success and fame did nothing to erase the darkness of his past. After a very public arrest, Chance has now been sober for one full year. Shooting Stars was brave enough to offer him a recording contract and a second chance. All he has to do is stay clean and write enough songs to make an album. The problem is, he hasn’t been able to write a word. Naomi Mallard is a publicist for Shooting Stars and she’s good at her job, great even. Except that her latest project is none other than Chance Colburn. It’s her job to redeem him in the public eye. To make sure he stays out of trouble and that the public sees the new and improved man. Naomi and Chance have a history, though. Seven years ago they were a couple but it didn’t end well. In fact, it ended horribly, with her heart broken. But it’s been seven years and Naomi is a professional. She can do her job without letting her own emotions get in the way. Can’t she? Chance is a work in progress, battling his demons every day. The scheduled time in the studio for recording the album is fast approaching and he still hasn’t written the first song. But then he and Naomi finally came face to face and had their first conversation. As soon as he got home, the words started coming. It seems he has found his muse. Chance and Naomi are quickly reminded why they were together seven years ago. The attraction, that chemistry, is still there. They both fight it but it’s too strong. An accident, though, complicates everything. But Naomi is determined to take care of Chance and the time together gives them the opportunity to get to know each other again. Of course, there is someone is the background that doesn’t want Chance to succeed, who will do whatever it takes to take him down. The question is, what will Chance do when everything is exposed? I loved this book, I loved both Chance and Naomi. Chance is talented and sweet, yet flawed. I thought that Terri Osburn’s portrayal of his struggles with alcohol were spot on. I loved how Shooting Stars supports their clients. They are like a family and they protect each other. When everything goes down with Chance, Shooting Stars was right there by his side to help. I also really loved how all of the other record labels in Nashville came together when they needed to, even though they were also competitors. I really enjoyed the author’s acknowledgements. Make sure you don’t miss those. I am just loving this series and can’t wait for the next book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ian

    Chance is a recovering alcoholic and a country music star who has been given a second chance in the business. But the oil for his music was always the bottle and now that he is dry the songs aren't coming. Naomi was betrayed by Chance years earlier and is determined it will not happen again. But she is his publicist and both their careers depend on him writing a hit album. Terri Osburn has been a favorite author since a friend pointed me to her first novel and told me to check her out. Back then Chance is a recovering alcoholic and a country music star who has been given a second chance in the business. But the oil for his music was always the bottle and now that he is dry the songs aren't coming. Naomi was betrayed by Chance years earlier and is determined it will not happen again. But she is his publicist and both their careers depend on him writing a hit album. Terri Osburn has been a favorite author since a friend pointed me to her first novel and told me to check her out. Back then, she was in a small group of writers who were reinventing the romance genre which to be honest had grown a little tired and I had all but walked away. It took Penny Reid and Terri Osburn to get me reading contemporary romance again and I'm still reading it. Falling Star is great. It feels like a more personal book for some reason and I'm not really sure why. But I love these characters and I love where this series is heading.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mandi

    This is more about a country music star's road to fame after admitting he is an alcoholic, than a romance. There is romance, but it takes a back seat. And there is a colder tone to the book. Review to come This is more about a country music star's road to fame after admitting he is an alcoholic, than a romance. There is romance, but it takes a back seat. And there is a colder tone to the book. Review to come

  4. 4 out of 5

    Karlie (cozyreadsandtea)

    This was a cute read! There’s romance in the book but it’s more about finding and reinventing yourself. I’ve never read a country rockstar romance and I really loved that aspect! 🖤 I thought the struggles that Chance was going through were very well written and dealt with. The main couples chemistry and protectiveness for one another was wonderful to see. I did wish we got to see more of how they first met and there relationship back then, since this was about there second chance at love. I also This was a cute read! There’s romance in the book but it’s more about finding and reinventing yourself. I’ve never read a country rockstar romance and I really loved that aspect! 🖤 I thought the struggles that Chance was going through were very well written and dealt with. The main couples chemistry and protectiveness for one another was wonderful to see. I did wish we got to see more of how they first met and there relationship back then, since this was about there second chance at love. I also thought Chance was a little too arrogant and self absorbed. The way he spoke to Naomi at times, I didn’t quite like. Overall there were parts where I enjoyed myself! Final rating is 3 stars.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Phyllis

    Chance Colburn was a country music star. He had it all, until he didn't. When the pain of life became too much Chance started to try and dull it with alcohol. Once he started he didn't stop. He was suffering with his music and his life. He was forced to decide, go to jail or get into rehab and fix himself. Chance chose rehab and has been clean and sober for one year. Naomi Mallard is a PR Rep for Shooting Stars records. The same company that Chance is signed up with. She has been hired to try and Chance Colburn was a country music star. He had it all, until he didn't. When the pain of life became too much Chance started to try and dull it with alcohol. Once he started he didn't stop. He was suffering with his music and his life. He was forced to decide, go to jail or get into rehab and fix himself. Chance chose rehab and has been clean and sober for one year. Naomi Mallard is a PR Rep for Shooting Stars records. The same company that Chance is signed up with. She has been hired to try and clean up his reputation. Make sure he is seen in a good light now that he is out of rehab. Get him interviews talking about his future not his past. Only problem is Naomi is part of Chance's past. They had a relationship 10 years ago. They were in love and were making plans for a future when Naomi walked in on him with her boss. It ended there, and she never talked to him again. She thought she was over him and that whole ordeal, but now all those old feelings of hurt and anger are back. She is determined to do her job and do it well, feelings be damned. Chance and Naomi are thrown together for work and he finally apologizes for what he did to her years ago. They are keeping things professional and that is it. She wants nothing to do with him besides work. Or does she? One night she out with her boyfriend, who just so happens to have a past with Chance as well, but Naomi has no idea of this. They are in a club where Chance comes in and sits at the bar with a friend, he is there to just listen to music and try and get some ideas for his own writing. Seems his muse is gone. Naomi sees him at the bar and is worried, she goes to him and tells him to home, things happen from there. A fight, words and such. But something else happens as well, Chance and Naomi seem to change a bit, become friends maybe? Or more? Have their feelings ever died out? Chance has had an awful childhood which has left him very scarred, it will explain a lot about who he is and why he acts the way he does to some point. He has a very hard time with trust and thinks everyone that comes into his life will eventually leave him. Naomi even though a mature adult is still being micromanaged by her mother. Setting her up on dates with her idea of the perfect man and forcing the issue. Naomi hates it but seems to not really do much to stop it. Both Chance and Naomi have issues that they have to deal with from their pasts before moving forward. I loved this book. I have read all of Terri Osburn's books: her Anchor Island series, the Ardent Springs series too. Anchor Island will always be special to me and own a part of my heart. But this series, Shooting Stars is by far her best work yet. The first book Rising Star was a great book, but Falling Star is hands down her best. This book seems like it came out of her heart and landed on the pages. I don't know if it's the subject matter or if she has just become such a strong writer, but she has blown me away with the characters and the depth to them with this one. The story flowed so smoothly and seamlessly. I was sucked in with the first page and never let go until the end. That is how I want to read a book. When you turn that last page and are secretly hoping that there is still more to turn. I recommend this book to anyone who loves second chances for love and strong characters.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Suey_Library

    Received a copy from Book End Tours and Terri Osburn in exchange for an honest Review. I have never read anything from Terri Osburn and now I can honestly say that I am missing out. As a matter of fact, I have never heard of this author until I signed up for the book tour! So why do I need to add more of this author to my TBR? Oh it is quite simple... I loved the characters. I mean I really loved and enjoyed every second of getting to know Chance and Naomi. Chance was really interesting character. Received a copy from Book End Tours and Terri Osburn in exchange for an honest Review. I have never read anything from Terri Osburn and now I can honestly say that I am missing out. As a matter of fact, I have never heard of this author until I signed up for the book tour! So why do I need to add more of this author to my TBR? Oh it is quite simple... I loved the characters. I mean I really loved and enjoyed every second of getting to know Chance and Naomi. Chance was really interesting character. I think he needed to grow the most as a character, battling his inner demons while facing the world especially while re-entering the music world. Hot headed, stubborn jerk off turned into a level headed, brilliant man. His evolution during the novel was amazing. Naomi was also an amazing character. She is definitely a go-getter of personalities who I believe, made the novel, and really made Chance's growth seem so outstandingly beautiful. She was the missing glue to all the scenarios, and though at times she seemed rather pushy towards Chance, I think honestly, she is just an amazing female lead who is strong, independent, and well quite frankly had her own inner battles she needed to figure out along the way. Chance and Naomi as a unit - hot damn. I am definitely a sucker for tension filled romances and these two take the cake especially in a work force environment. From their drama still hovering in their minds from their seven years prior to their new struggles, having to work together was literally the most fun to read. You could actually feel the steam blowing from Naomi's ears while reading. With their tension came the sexual variety. It was delicious. Along with the positives of what I enjoyed most about the chemistry of Naomi and Chance also came a few pet peeves. For me, honestly, the tension filled scenes, the connection was brilliant. It was however the anti-climatic towards the end once the drama hit the shitter, and some of the supporting cast that up to this point seemed lack luster now played a pivotal role in the spiraling issues. It seemed rushed, and slightly out of place. I did enjoy the drama, I just think there might have been more that could have been explained to have gotten from one spot to the next. I just needed more... Then boom, it was over. Rather anti-climatic for such an amazingly built story line up to this point. Bottom line, even with my slight distaste for some of the drama build towards the characters, I really did enjoy Falling Star. It was a super fun premise, I loved the creative outlook of the entertainment business for the characters which greatly influenced their growth and chemistry. And I LOVED the chemistry between Chance and Naomi. Their romance definitely delivered the entire novel for me personally, and they are definitely a swoon worthy couple to indulge in. I definitely recommend giving Falling Star a go, I know I plan on snagging more from this author. 

  7. 5 out of 5

    Kathy Martin

    Chance Colburn had it all, a high-flying music career in country music, money, fame - until he self-destructed gaining a police record and a stint in rehab. Now Chance has been clean and sober for a year and is trying to make a comeback at a Shooting Star after losing contracts with two other labels. Naomi Mallard is the PR director who is trying to redeem Chance's reputation. But Naomi and Chance have a history. Naomi and Chance dated seven years previously when she caught him sleeping with her Chance Colburn had it all, a high-flying music career in country music, money, fame - until he self-destructed gaining a police record and a stint in rehab. Now Chance has been clean and sober for a year and is trying to make a comeback at a Shooting Star after losing contracts with two other labels. Naomi Mallard is the PR director who is trying to redeem Chance's reputation. But Naomi and Chance have a history. Naomi and Chance dated seven years previously when she caught him sleeping with her boss and he broke her heart. She wants to think that she is long over him but the hurt and the anger have never gone away. Nor has she been able to form a relationship with another man. Chance and Naomi meet again when the record label throws him a birthday party. Chance uses the opportunity to apologize which is part of his recovery process. Naomi accepts the apology but makes it clear that, while she needs to work with them, they will never be friends. Things change when they meet at a club where her jealous boyfriend Michael picks a fight with Chance and is then abusive to Naomi when she decides to leave. The boyfriend and Chance have a history of their own wherein Michael blames Chance for cutting him out of an opportunity to advance his career. Chance and Naomi begin to rekindle their romance but both have demons to overcome. Naomi is dealing with a mother who wants to micromanage her life to the point of picking a man for her to marry. She didn't like Neal when they were in high school together and can't imagine that medical school has made him any more acceptable. When her mother arranges to have Neal at their usual Sunday dinner, Naomi finds out and Chance offers to go along as a boyfriend. Naomi's mother's behavior when Chance shows up causes Naomi to walk out and makes her realize that Chance is still important to her. This was a great romance. I loved Chance who had overcome so much and was trying so hard. I also loved the way the Naomi wasn't willing to give up on him and called him on his behavior and wouldn't be chased away no matter how bad things got. I recommend this book for anyone who wants a feel-good romance.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Peggy M

    ‘Falling star’ is the second book in the ‘Shooting stars’ series but you don’t have to read the first book to read this one. However, I did read the first book and I enjoyed it very much, it left me with the feeling that I wanted to read more about the Shooting Stars record label and his people. ‘Falling star’ is a second chance romance story. Bad boy country singer Chance Colburn and Naomi Mallard share a past. They were once lovers until Chance did something that broke Naomi’s heart. Now, seve ‘Falling star’ is the second book in the ‘Shooting stars’ series but you don’t have to read the first book to read this one. However, I did read the first book and I enjoyed it very much, it left me with the feeling that I wanted to read more about the Shooting Stars record label and his people. ‘Falling star’ is a second chance romance story. Bad boy country singer Chance Colburn and Naomi Mallard share a past. They were once lovers until Chance did something that broke Naomi’s heart. Now, seven years later, Chance needs Naomi’s help as a PR manager to restore his bad reputation. Because years of drinking too much and losing his temper has destroyed a lot. But Chance is now sober and he wants another chance to prove to himself, his fans and Nashville’s music industry that he can still do it. But life isn’t always easy, sometimes your past will not stay in the past. Will Chance be a good guy this time or will Chance breaks Noami’s heart again by falling into his old habits? This story is a nice read and we get both POV’s. It’s told in the present time but we get enough information to understand the past and to know what happened in there. I don’t know if I would call Chance really a ‘bad’ guy, he’s more a guy who has had a very difficult childhood and that made him unsure and troubled. This book is also more than a romance story, it shows us how hard it is to stop drinking and to stay sober. Noami is an intelligent woman, who’s loyal and caring. One of the things that I love about this series is the fact that it takes place in Nashville and thus revolved around the country music. I’m very happy that the writer decided to place the series there because it’s a city I don’t know a lot about, so it’s a pleasure discovering it through the books.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ruthie Taylor

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ This is the second book in the series. I would recommend that you read Rising star first as the underlying plot is ongoing, and we do meet up again with Dylan and Charley. Chance has come out of rehab and needs to satisfy his new record contract with songs for his album ... but along with the drink has gone his muse. When he discovers that his "one that got away", Naomi is his label's PR guru, he cannot believe he is goi ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~ This is the second book in the series. I would recommend that you read Rising star first as the underlying plot is ongoing, and we do meet up again with Dylan and Charley. Chance has come out of rehab and needs to satisfy his new record contract with songs for his album ... but along with the drink has gone his muse. When he discovers that his "one that got away", Naomi is his label's PR guru, he cannot believe he is going to have to work with her. Naomi's memories of their breakup are raw too, so they both have a big task ahead. I really liked this set up, and as we learn why he did what he did and as Naomi does too, then we just have to trust that Ms Osburn will manage to wrangle things so they work out by the end. The journey is a good one, with some difficult issues tackled, and some really insightful points about addiction, love, hope and trust. There were some important characters who acted as foils to the story, and gave us a less biased view of the couple and their possible romance. The book also deals really well with a number of difficult issues that arise from rehabilitating a country music star to where he belonged. It was good to see Dylan doing well, and the promise of more romance at Shooting Stars records.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bette Hansen

    Loved this book! It's a fantastic story. With the feel of the TV show "Nashville" the author gives us a comeback story wrapped around a second chance romance. Naomi and Chance are both great characters but I really admired the way the author developed Chance. He owns his past mistakes and problems. Never does he try to make light of them. His apologies always felt real and true. You couldn't help but cheer for his success as he tries to get his career back on track. He did have his moments of be Loved this book! It's a fantastic story. With the feel of the TV show "Nashville" the author gives us a comeback story wrapped around a second chance romance. Naomi and Chance are both great characters but I really admired the way the author developed Chance. He owns his past mistakes and problems. Never does he try to make light of them. His apologies always felt real and true. You couldn't help but cheer for his success as he tries to get his career back on track. He did have his moments of being a jerk but considering the demons he is facing I thought that made his character more authentic. Naomi is a great strong female character and I thought she fit Chance perfectly. This is one for the must read list. I highly recommend it.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly Lund

    I really, really enjoyed this book. I was introduced to these characters in the first book in the series and I thought I wasn't much on board to read about Chance. He kind of seemed like a jerk and the whole alcoholism thing certainly needs a delicate touch to make it realistic. Despite all my misgivings (and putting off reading the book because of them), I started this on a plane travel day and loved it so much I finished it the same day. Chance may not be my favorite hero, but Naomi was great I really, really enjoyed this book. I was introduced to these characters in the first book in the series and I thought I wasn't much on board to read about Chance. He kind of seemed like a jerk and the whole alcoholism thing certainly needs a delicate touch to make it realistic. Despite all my misgivings (and putting off reading the book because of them), I started this on a plane travel day and loved it so much I finished it the same day. Chance may not be my favorite hero, but Naomi was great and I did come around to loving Chance by the end of the book. They struggled, but the happy end was worth all the pain. Great book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Maria11

    Great story Listened to the story but then had to read the end. Great story with a ton of redemption and forgiving. I just read a story about love conquering all and this picked up where the other left off. Warms your heart. Will read the next!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Muzmuz

    Second chance love: check. sweet sassy girl: check. Broken sweet bad boy musician: check. sizzly hot romance: check Do i need to say anything else: NO... just grab the book for that sweet fluffy romance

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sharlene

    Both Naomi and Chance are insecure and afraid to love, for understandable reasons. It is tough going for them, but ultimately a romantic second chance at love. Loving this series!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Shari

    Loved this book of second chances!! Chance is trying to make a comeback in the country music and is a recovering alcoholic. Plus he might just get a second chance of love with Naomi. Naomi is a fixer, she is the PR manager of Shooting Stars and has a history with Chance, professionally and romantically. Chance has lived a hard life but his a survivor, but can such a butt head. He made me so mad at times. Naomi is a fixer and wants to keep everything professional but her heart leads her to roma Loved this book of second chances!! Chance is trying to make a comeback in the country music and is a recovering alcoholic. Plus he might just get a second chance of love with Naomi. Naomi is a fixer, she is the PR manager of Shooting Stars and has a history with Chance, professionally and romantically. Chance has lived a hard life but his a survivor, but can such a butt head. He made me so mad at times. Naomi is a fixer and wants to keep everything professional but her heart leads her to romance. Loved how she stood up to Chance. Great romance between the two. This is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. I highly recommend.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Reina Torres

    Want a romance that will fill your heart? Look no further! Another excellent story from this amazing author! All the flavor and fun of Nashville and all the roller coaster rush of romance!! You’ll be singing along before you know it!!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lorelei Frank

    Wonderful love story I am a fan of country music and romance novels. This story had both. Characters are realistic so is the story line. Wonderful read, hoping this series continues!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Meghan

    I won this on a Goodreads giveaway, and was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it! The story was unique, with good character development and plot. I'll definitely check out the rest of the series. I loved Chance and Naomi (and Naomi's family!) and look forward to their cameos in upcoming books! I won this on a Goodreads giveaway, and was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked it! The story was unique, with good character development and plot. I'll definitely check out the rest of the series. I loved Chance and Naomi (and Naomi's family!) and look forward to their cameos in upcoming books!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Seara

    Loved it!! Great book! One of the best books i read in a while!! I loved it! Thanks for having the giveaway! Im glad i won a copy!! Recieved this ebook today finished today!!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Bec

    As a PR manager for Shooting Stars, Naomi is good at fixing problems, but she faces her biggest challenge yet when she takes on country music bad boy Chance Colburn. Even worse, it's not easy for Naomi to be around Chance since they were once involved until he broke her heart. Luckily though, Naomi is a professional and willing to do everything she can to keep him out of trouble. However, when something happens that will bring these two closer together, will Chance be able to win Naomi back or w As a PR manager for Shooting Stars, Naomi is good at fixing problems, but she faces her biggest challenge yet when she takes on country music bad boy Chance Colburn. Even worse, it's not easy for Naomi to be around Chance since they were once involved until he broke her heart. Luckily though, Naomi is a professional and willing to do everything she can to keep him out of trouble. However, when something happens that will bring these two closer together, will Chance be able to win Naomi back or will they lose their second chance at happy ever after? What an absolutely entertaining, fast-paced, wonderful read Ms. Osburn has penned in this second book of her Shooting Stars series where the hero has been through tough times, but is now starting to get his life back on track; the heroine is determined to keep things professional while doing her best to help the hero stay on track and get back to what he does best -- write and perform music; and the obstacles this couple face are tough, but had me loving the hero's determination to fight his addiction and the heroine's willingness to help the hero despite the fact that he broke her heart badly years ago. What will it take to help the hero to start writing songs again? As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories and this couple's past history where the hero really hurt the heroine by what he did. Why did he have to do the one thing that Naomi might never forgive him for? Moreover, the heroine is strong, brave and I liked her determination to keep things strictly professional when it comes to dealing with the hero, even though there's still so much chemistry between them that seems impossible to ignore. I also liked how the heroine deals with everything she faces, especially when it comes to facing off against the hero's manager. What is the woman's deal? Why does she have such a dislike towards the heroine? While the hero, he has so much to make right in both his personal and professional lives. Will he be able to get his music career back on track? Will he be able to make things right with the heroine? However, in saying that, he's a fighter and I liked the battles he faces when it comes to his addiction because he's determined not to fall back on old habits, even though it's hard sometimes. I also liked how the heroine inspires the hero when it comes to the songs he writes. The words are splendid and show that the heroine is good for him. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was how protective he was of Naomi, even though his protective instincts could get him into trouble if he's not careful, which is proven by what he does for her. Overall, Ms. Osburn has delivered another great read for this series where the chemistry between this couple was intense; the romance was delightful and had me loving this couple together; and the ending left me completely satisfied by the hero's determination to fight for his relationship with the heroine because they deserve a second chance. I would recommend Falling Star by Terri Osburn, if you enjoy second chance romances or books by authors Jamie Beck, Catherine Bybee, Jill Sanders and Kim Law.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tony Parsons

    Nashville, TN. Music Row. Naomi Marie Mallard (Shooting Stars record label PR mgr.), was planning Chance Colburn’s (32, country music bad boy) birthday bash. Clay Benedict (label executive) ask Naomi how she was doing with her positive promotion/portrayal of the country superstar. Blackstone Records had even terminated his contract because of 2 DUI’s in 9 months. Chance had been in/out of rehab several times. The Songbird Cafe. Naomi was going to watch Michael Swanson (BF) perform. Chance had showed Nashville, TN. Music Row. Naomi Marie Mallard (Shooting Stars record label PR mgr.), was planning Chance Colburn’s (32, country music bad boy) birthday bash. Clay Benedict (label executive) ask Naomi how she was doing with her positive promotion/portrayal of the country superstar. Blackstone Records had even terminated his contract because of 2 DUI’s in 9 months. Chance had been in/out of rehab several times. The Songbird Cafe. Naomi was going to watch Michael Swanson (BF) perform. Chance had showed up & was causing quite the commotion. Ruby Barnett Country Crew morning show host was going to interview Chance. Jenna Rudamin (reporter) was going to interview Chance & put him on the cover of the Country Today. Samantha Walters had become the new Shooting Stars mgr. Naomi took Chance to meet her family. Dr. Nadal was giving Shelly Needham (stepsister, mgr.), & Naomi Mallard (BFF) the update on Chance’s condition. He has severe tendon damage & will need a plastic surgeon. Chance will be transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center. Naomi survived the truck accident. I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one. A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written country romance book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great country romance movie, or better yet a mini TV series. It was just OK for me so I will rate it at 4/5 stars. Thank you for the free author; Goodreads; MakingConnections; Making Connections discussion group talk; Montlake Romance; Amazon Digital Services LLC.; book Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)

  22. 5 out of 5

    WycEd Reader

    Check out our Falling Star post on Wicked Reads. Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆ This is the second book in the series. I would recommend that you read Rising Star first as the underlying plot is ongoing, and we do meet up again with Dylan and Charley. Chance has come out of rehab and needs to satisfy his new record contract with songs for his album... but along with the drink has gone his muse. When he discovers that his ‘one that got away,’ Naomi, is his label's PR guru Check out our Falling Star post on Wicked Reads. Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team Ruthie – ☆☆☆☆ This is the second book in the series. I would recommend that you read Rising Star first as the underlying plot is ongoing, and we do meet up again with Dylan and Charley. Chance has come out of rehab and needs to satisfy his new record contract with songs for his album... but along with the drink has gone his muse. When he discovers that his ‘one that got away,’ Naomi, is his label's PR guru, he cannot believe he is going to have to work with her. Naomi's memories of their breakup are raw too, so they both have a big task ahead. I really liked this setup, and as we learn why he did what he did and as Naomi does too, then we just have to trust that Ms. Osburn will manage to wrangle things so they work out by the end. The journey is a good one, with some difficult issues tackled, and some really insightful points about addiction, love, hope, and trust. There were some important characters who acted as foils to the story, and gave us a less biased view of the couple and their possible romance. The book also deals really well with a number of difficult issues that arise from rehabilitating a country music star to where he belonged. It was good to see Dylan doing well, and the promise of more romance at Shooting Stars records. Reviewers received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

  23. 4 out of 5

    patrick Lorelli

    This is the second book in the author’s rising star series. I must say I liked this book as much as I liked the first book. The female character Naomi Mallard is a PR manager for shooting stars records, and she is their go to women to fix whatever or whom is the problem. Her problem is Chance Colburn who after a stint in rehab is trying to get his career back on track, but he has not been able to write anything for the upcoming recording session and he is beginning to worry. He has never been ab This is the second book in the author’s rising star series. I must say I liked this book as much as I liked the first book. The female character Naomi Mallard is a PR manager for shooting stars records, and she is their go to women to fix whatever or whom is the problem. Her problem is Chance Colburn who after a stint in rehab is trying to get his career back on track, but he has not been able to write anything for the upcoming recording session and he is beginning to worry. He has never been able to write a song, which is what he is known for, well that and drinking, getting arrested and you get the idea. Now showing up at a honk tonk listening to music and being with a friend. He sees the one person that he messed up with and is wondering if there would be any way he could fix it with her. Naomi is at the bar because her new boyfriend singer is playing singing that night. When she spots Chance she is worried that he is drinking and goes to confront him and when the music stops after one song for a break and Chance does like the way he grabbed her and now has him up against the wall. Naomi ever the fixer, gets Chance out and fixes this one. The story takes off from her and you realize there is more to their story. Like Carly Pearce song “Hide the Wine”, there’s not enough good wine or cheap wine for this story because they are drawn to each other like a long slow drink. It is not until Chance faces his demons of his childhood that he begins to make progress with her and he still might lose her. One thing though he is writing, which is more important the music or the girl? Read this wonderful book and find out. I like the characters in this book also. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

  24. 5 out of 5

    Vikki Vaught

    Terri Osburn has become one of my auto-buy authors. Her books are real with flawed characters I can easily love. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, to read and review Falling Star, I quickly accepted. As with all Ms. Osburn's books, I was immediately pulled into the story and couldn't stop reading until the last word. The pacing is quick and lively without feeling rushed. The writing is emotionally-charged with just the right amount of description. Naomi Mallard's ch Terri Osburn has become one of my auto-buy authors. Her books are real with flawed characters I can easily love. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, to read and review Falling Star, I quickly accepted. As with all Ms. Osburn's books, I was immediately pulled into the story and couldn't stop reading until the last word. The pacing is quick and lively without feeling rushed. The writing is emotionally-charged with just the right amount of description. Naomi Mallard's character is a total nurturer, wanting to take care of everyone in her life. This comes through when Chance Colburn injures his hand. She immediately takes charge and ensures he has the best surgeon to guarantee he would have a full recovery. She does this, even though she knows her heart is at risk. Chance is a fantastic hero with plenty of flaws that only makes him more loveable. He struggles with his temper, but he listens to his AA sponsor. He realizes he messed up big time years before when his inexcusable behavior left Naomi with no choice but to leave. Now that she is back in his life, he wants to get her back. The chemistry between Naomi and Chance is blazing. I thoroughly enjoyed watching their relationship grow and mend. I truly wanted them to find their happy ending, and of course, this is romance, so they do. I totally loved the heart-warming ending. If you're looking for a character-driven love story with engaging characters and believable plot, then you will love Falling Star as much as I did. This is Ms. Osburn's best book so far. I can't wait to read the next one in this series. Happy reading!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nina DuBois

    I just didn't like this book. I didn't feel the connection between Naomi and Chance. I feel like the romance part of this book was more of an afterthought. I can't say I really felt all that much for either of these characters. I had no problem with Chance being a music artist that is getting his stuff together since he's an alcoholic and trying to clean up his image. Naomi being the ex he cheated on probably shouldn't have been the one he was working with, but whatever. I really just can't say I just didn't like this book. I didn't feel the connection between Naomi and Chance. I feel like the romance part of this book was more of an afterthought. I can't say I really felt all that much for either of these characters. I had no problem with Chance being a music artist that is getting his stuff together since he's an alcoholic and trying to clean up his image. Naomi being the ex he cheated on probably shouldn't have been the one he was working with, but whatever. I really just can't say what it was exactly that turned me off from this story, but it overall just didn't do it for me. I just didn't feel the connection between Naomi and Chance. It was superficial at best. I will give it to Chance for truly trying to clean up his act and letting go of all the crappy things that happened to him in the past. It was nice to see Chance grow up quite a bit and see the error of his ways. It took a while to figure it out, but I liked it nonetheless. Don't be so turned off by my two star rating. Falling Star just didn't do it for me and was a bit of a let down. I had a far easier time reading Rising Star than I did this one. I'm a sucker for a second chance romance, but I didn't feel the connection. I could see why people would love this book more than I did, but it didn't meet up to my standards that I look for in a good romance. I received a copy of this book as part of a goodreads giveaway. All opinions are my own.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Patti Lucas

    I really enjoyed Falling Star by Terri Osburn, the second book in the Shooting Stars series. Falling Star is the story of Chance Colburn, a successful singer songwriter who is trying to get life back on track after a recent stint in rehab, who recently signed a contract with the Shooting Star records label and Naomi Mallard, his PR manager at Shooting Stars. Chance and Naomi had been lovers seven years ago when they were both starting out in Nashville. Chance cheated on Naomi and they ended thei I really enjoyed Falling Star by Terri Osburn, the second book in the Shooting Stars series. Falling Star is the story of Chance Colburn, a successful singer songwriter who is trying to get life back on track after a recent stint in rehab, who recently signed a contract with the Shooting Star records label and Naomi Mallard, his PR manager at Shooting Stars. Chance and Naomi had been lovers seven years ago when they were both starting out in Nashville. Chance cheated on Naomi and they ended their relationship. Naomi's mother is trying to set up Naomi with her neighbor, Neil, but Naomi wants no part of being Naomi Nelson. Chance has a heartbreaking tale of growing up. Will he ever let anyone break down his walls and find love? Will Naomi risk her heart again on Chance? Falling Star is filled with plot twists and surprises, they kept me reading late into the night. Chance and Naomi become intimately involved while Chance is recovering from an injury to his hand. Can Chance and Naomi find love again? Terri Osburn is an amazing storyteller and I love every page. The characters are so real. I thoroughly enjoyed every page and am looking forward to reading the story of Ash Shepherd, a songwriter who was introduced at the end of Falling Star, in Wishing On A Star.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)

    Before I get into Falling Star, I have to do a PSA. I’m not a fan of authors writing abuse into their stories. If an author or publisher chooses to include abuse in their stories, I think they owe it to the character, readers, and themselves to acknowledge that this is wrong and to mention ways for someone being abused to get help. In Falling Star, Naomi is abused by someone and she chooses not to report it. I can’t stress enough how this sends the wrong message. End of PSA. I’m one of those fans Before I get into Falling Star, I have to do a PSA. I’m not a fan of authors writing abuse into their stories. If an author or publisher chooses to include abuse in their stories, I think they owe it to the character, readers, and themselves to acknowledge that this is wrong and to mention ways for someone being abused to get help. In Falling Star, Naomi is abused by someone and she chooses not to report it. I can’t stress enough how this sends the wrong message. End of PSA. I’m one of those fans who falls in love with one series of an author’s and then compares all their other stories and series to my favorite one. I loved Terri’s Anchor Island series. In my mind, no other books could be as good as those. I was wrong. Her Shooting Stars series is easily becoming a favorite as well. Clay Benedict, founder and executive of Shooting Stars Records, has just signed the second artist to the label. Chance Colburn isn’t a newbie to Nashville or the record business. He’s a thirty-two-year-old recovering alcoholic and fallen star trying to make a comeback. Put in charge of making him look good to the world is Shooting Star’s PR manager Naomi Mallard. Naomi is extremely good at her job. However, her skills, patience, and heart are going to be put to the test when she has to work with Chance, the man who broke her heart seven years previously. Chance is a man who knows what demons are and what they can do to your life. He’s been running from his demons pretty much his whole life. To a certain extent, he still hasn’t truly faced them. All of that is about to change. But before his demons can be slayed, Chance and Naomi are going to be pushed to their limits. I have no words to express how much I loved Falling Star and the characters of Naomi and Chance. These two are truly good together and for each other. This is a second chance romance with characters who truly deserve a second chance. Their time apart allowed them to grow, mature, and truly become people who could offer someone forever. I loved that Terri didn’t shy away from the struggles of being an alcoholic and what a person and family going through the disease goes through. I also loved that this was a story about reconnecting on an emotional and psychological level, with sex being a goal, but not happening until 75% into the book. If you’re looking for a story about second chance love and characters you can easily fall in love with, then Falling Star is definitely a must read. While this is the second book in the Shooting Stars series, it is a standalone read. **Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed the book.**

  28. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    This book has on-page sex and cursing including a handful of f-bombs (15 according th my Kindle search feature). While neither is overly done, if those things will cause you to leave a bad review, you should use your own discretion before reading this one. The story in this book was excellent. I loved watching Chance's struggles and seeing him grow as a person. That said, I also very much struggled with his actions at times. While he was never abusive, his “grumpiness” was borderline at times and This book has on-page sex and cursing including a handful of f-bombs (15 according th my Kindle search feature). While neither is overly done, if those things will cause you to leave a bad review, you should use your own discretion before reading this one. The story in this book was excellent. I loved watching Chance's struggles and seeing him grow as a person. That said, I also very much struggled with his actions at times. While he was never abusive, his “grumpiness” was borderline at times and as someone who has been the victim of verbal abuse, it really bothered me. This might be a spoiler but stick with him because he does get his 'stuff' together eventually. Naomi was fabulous. I loved how strong she was, and how smart she was. Her ability to handle Chance's many (many) moods made me admire her greatly. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good second chance story – both the romantic kind and the real life redemption kind.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Darcy

    I'm sort of on the fence with this one and a big part of it is that I found Chance to be too cocky, even when he was repentant he came off as cocky and didn't seem all that sorry for his actions. Over and over through out the book Chance would lash out to those close to him, his sister and Nadia. I liked that towards the end both women called him out on his behavior and that he tried to change. I especially liked it when Chance stood up in a meeting and owned up to his actions the night before. N I'm sort of on the fence with this one and a big part of it is that I found Chance to be too cocky, even when he was repentant he came off as cocky and didn't seem all that sorry for his actions. Over and over through out the book Chance would lash out to those close to him, his sister and Nadia. I liked that towards the end both women called him out on his behavior and that he tried to change. I especially liked it when Chance stood up in a meeting and owned up to his actions the night before. Nadia was a sweetheart, not sure how because her mom is a bit crazy and a bit of a bitch. I liked how Nadia did her job for Chance at the start, even though you could tell she really didn't want to. Even later when Chance's world was coming down she did what she could to stop it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cyrene Olson

    Slowly but surely, this story gives you a background on both main characters in a very organic way, with both of them opening up to each other. One of the things that was a bit over the top was Naomi’s meddling mother, and I only wish Naomi would have stood up to her long before she did, but when she did, it was quite satisfying. Naomi grows before the reader’s eyes as she finally begins to stand up to both her mother and Chance. A nice read by another new-to-me author, and I look forward to read Slowly but surely, this story gives you a background on both main characters in a very organic way, with both of them opening up to each other. One of the things that was a bit over the top was Naomi’s meddling mother, and I only wish Naomi would have stood up to her long before she did, but when she did, it was quite satisfying. Naomi grows before the reader’s eyes as she finally begins to stand up to both her mother and Chance. A nice read by another new-to-me author, and I look forward to reading more from her and definitely going back for the first book in the series. Reviewed by Cyrene 4 1/2 Stars

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