Thursday, October 19, 2023

Erin Hahn is the friend we all a book giveaway

We are happy to introduce you to Erin Hahn, whose latest rom-com, Friends Don't Fall in Love, is now available. You don't have to like country music to enjoy this story, but you may find yourself listening to it when you're done! Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

Erin Hahn is the author of the young adult novels You'd Be Mine, More Than Maybe, and Never Saw You Coming as well as the adult romance Built to Last. Romance is her vibe, grunge is her soundtrack and fall is her signature color. She fell for her flannel-clad college sweetheart the very first day of school and together, they have two hilarious kids who keep her humble. She lives outside Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has a cat named Gus who plays fetch and a dog named June who doesn't. Visit Erin at her website and on Instagram.

Lorelai Jones had it all: a thriving country music career and a superstar fiancĂ©. Then she played one teenie tiny protest song at a concert and ruined her entire future, including her impending celebrity marriage. But five years later, she refuses to be done with her dreams and calls up the one person who stuck by her, her dear friend and her former fiancĂ©’s co-writer and bandmate, Craig.

Craig Boseman’s held a torch for Lorelai for years, but even he knows the backup bass player never gets the girl. Things are different now, though. Craig owns his own indie record label and his songwriting career is taking off. If he can confront his past and embrace his gifts, he might just be able to help Lorelai earn the comeback she deserves—and maybe win her heart in the process.

But when the two reunite to rebuild her career and finally scratch that itch that’s been building between them for years, Lorelai realizes a lot about what friends don’t do. For one, friends don’t have scratch-that-itch sex. They also don’t almost-kiss on street corners, publish secret erotic poetry about each other, have counter-top sex, write songs for each other, have no-strings motorcycle sex, or go on dates. And they sure as heck don't fall in love... right?

"Hahn deserves a CMA (Country Music Association Award) for her insider's depiction of the industry in this thoroughly satisfying romance." 
- Booklist

"[T]akes readers behind the curtain of the country music industry in this sassy rom-com...Those most familiar with the country scene and its artists will especially appreciate how deeply the music and culture is woven into the plot." 
- Publishers Weekly

"A really fun rom-com that takes you behind the scenes of country music, with two characters that you really like, and root for. This one is a winner." 
- Red Carpet Crash

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
Isn’t it so ridiculous how hard it is to remember compliments? An easier question would be “the worst insult,” because I remember them all! But I think my favorite is when readers tell me they’ve looked up my characters on Spotify or YouTube, wanting to hear their songs, but forgetting for just a moment that they aren’t real. That’s beautiful to me.

If you could tell the debut novelist version of yourself one thing, what would it be?
Write for your readers, not for publishing. Publishing is always chasing the next big thing, but your readers will fall in love with what you bring to the table – your very specific and special brand of love story. They’ll sustain you through those rocky moments. Every time I read something along the lines of “I will read anything Erin Hahn writes” or “Erin Hahn’s characters always…” it warms me down to my bones to have that kind of connection with my readers.

If Friends Don't Fall in Love was made into a movie, who would you cast in the lead roles?

Oh gosh. This is a tough one! I’m going with my gut on this and say Jake Johnson (New Girl) as Craig Boseman and Julia Garner (Ozark) as Lorelai Jones. Julia might not look the way I imagine Lorelai, but she is phenomenal in playing fed up female characters. Her sass is top tier. 

What is your go-to autumn beverage?
Like Lorelai Jones, I’m celiac, so my autumn beverage is a (hot) chai latte with oat milk and several pumps of pumpkin spice syrup. 

If your life were a TV series, which celebrity would you want to narrate it?

I feel like Kate Winslet would be fab. She’s just so down to earth but sounds posh and also I think she would most properly convey the perfect amount of “dngaf” I’ve started to embrace in my 40s!

If we were to visit you right now, what are some places you would take us to see?
I’d take you around my backyard! Visit the chickens, pick some berries, chop some wood, swing on the big swing and then we can wander the meadow to the pond and look for turtles. Afterwards, we can crack open a bottle of wine and sit on my porch while listening to some country music. ☺

Thanks to Erin for visiting with us and to St. Martin's Press for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends October 24th at midnight EST.

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Amy said...


Rita Wray said...

Toby Keith

Toni Laliberte said...

I really like old country music like, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Dottie West, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, etc...

Mary C said...

The Chicks

Robyn said...

Tim McGraw

dstoutholcomb said...

Kenney Chesney

Lisa D said...

Dolly Parton!

Mary Preston said...


Suburban prep said...


penney said...

Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood
Thanks for the review, this sounds very good

bn100 said...


Xia Lee said...

Dolly Parton

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I am a big country fan so the list is endless. I think Brad Paisley is at the top of my list, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Shania Twain... I could go on and on.

Lelia said...

patsy cline -- walking after midnight ....
cannot get that song out of my head : )

Jess R said...

Zach Bryan and Merle Haggard

penney said...

Thank you very much! I've sent you my info