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Gone Country (Gone in Love) by Katrina Marie – Review by Ashley Lape

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stella is a workaholic with no social life other than brunch and the occasional scary movie with her two BFF who happen to be her cousins. Stella is putting in all this hard work in hopes to get a promotion. But what hoops will Stella have to jump through in order to get the promotion? The owner of the company requests a meeting with Stella, this could be her opportunity for the promotion but she must move to a small town four hours away for her family and city life. Johnny the country boy mechanic who loves small town life rescues Stella when her car ends up in a ditch in the middle of nowhere.
This book had me hooked from the start. I loved the fun banter between Stella and Johnny. This book was very relatable, funny and it sure did have some steamy moments. The author Katrina Marie did an amazing job with this book. The descriptions had me feeling like I was right there alongside Stella and Johnny. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series.

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Gone Country (Gone in Love) by Katrina Marie – Review by Beverly Finnie

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gone Country by Katrina Marie is a cute and sweet small town love story. I do enjoy how Katrina brought her characters to life.
Stella, a workaholic, has been given the opportunity to go to the small town of Asheville TX to get the new company distribution center up and running. I enjoy Stella’s independence when it comes to her job, but outside of work her codependency on her cousins Audrey and Tiffany is disappointing. As the story moves on we witness her growth in independence outside the workplace. As someone who is all about one’s independence it brought a smile to my face reading through her journey.
Then there’s Johnny, a tall dark and small town man handsome. He not only helps Stella in her disaster on arrival, but he has his own demons to deal with when it comes to intimate relationships. Being scorned by his high school sweetheart he reminded me of a lot of people in this world who have insecurity issues but want to put that behind them and move on. Though never an easy task.
I loved the sweetness of this story as well as the growth of Stella and Johnny, not only individually but also together.
The way Katrina Marie presents her character development, I will definitely be looking into more of her books in the near future!

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Gone Country (Gone in Love) by Katrina Marie – Review by Jess Engel

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Easy-going, lighthearted read! Gone Country by Katrina Marie is a sweet, east read romance!

Stella is a city girl who picks up and loves to the country for a job and meets country boy Johnny! Though they are from two different worlds, the collision of their worlds into this romance was sweet and fun —and funny! I found myself laughing out loud during parts and enjoyed getting to know the characters.

Katrina Marie has a comfortable, easy-to-read writing style and this book entertained me and was a pretty fast read! I’ll look out for more by this author.

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Gone Country (Gone in Love ) by Katrina Marie – Review by Samantha Snow

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gone country is such a wonderful story! Book one it’s series as well! Written by a new to me author, and I loved it and can’t wait to read more of her books! Very quick, fun read! Small town romances are my very favorite reads! Loved this one soo much.

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Gone Country (Gone in Love) by Katrina Marie – Review by Katie Mansfield

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My favorite part about this book was the fact that it is so relatable. You have a guy who got his heart broken and a girl who works her butt off and you get a romance that you can totally see in your own life. It’s an easy read and I got through it relatively quickly. It would be a good weekend read for anyone who enjoys light hearted romance!

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Gone Country (Gone in Love) by Katrina Marie – Review by Amy Brennan

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have never hidden nor denied the fact that my heart and soul belong in the countryside. I was born and raised in the ‘county’ and wouldn’t have it any other way. I have spent my fair share of living in cities, but it’s never really felt like home. This novel really revolves around the mixed feelings that Stella feels when it comes to moving from her big home city of Austin, to a small little Podunk town of Asheville. Not only is she leaving the hustle and bustle, but also her cousins, which she describes are more like sisters in every capacity. I truly enjoyed getting to know Stella, as well as understanding her bond with her cousins Audrey, and Tiffany. Katrina Marie does an amazing job at incorporating the importance of girlfriends, as well as being able to own the independence that lays beneath the surface.

Now, Johnny, on the other hand, sounds like my type of man! The perfect gentleman, but has that alpha side to him that just, for lack of a better description, makes me, and obviously Stella, swoon. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the characters and being able to really picture the scene where the story is set, and the small town ‘family’ that Stella is welcomed into almost immediately. Of course, it’s not always super easy, and people have history, and past relationships, which Stella and Johnny navigate as best they can, especially within such a whirlwind romance. Overall, though predictable, while reading this novel, I had a smile on my face, enjoying all the emotions, and the experience itself. Looking forward to reading more by Ms. Marie!

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Gone Country (Gone in Love) by Katrina Marie – Review by Kayla Octaviano

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Adorable! This is your typical city girl story falling in love with your typical country boy. Stella is focused on her career. Her boss offers her a chance to prove herself by setting up an extension of their company in another city. Her and her two cousins grew up in a small city. As soon as she got the chance, she moved to the city. Her best friends/ cousins followed her so they could be together. But what happens when she falls for a guy who lives away from her cousins in a small town, similar to the one she escaped from? Read this book if you like romance, love, and finding yourself.

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Gone Country (Gone in Love) by Katrina Marie – Review by Heidi Schoolman

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Stella is a straight up city girl. She really wants this promotion, so she takes her bosses offer to prove herself but must move to the country. Sounds simple – or so she thought. She cannot really stand being in the country, but the only shining light in this fiasco is Johnny – the mechanic who helped her when she first arrived. Johnny takes a liking to Stella right away. This was a good read. I enjoyed the city to country transition a lot.

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Gone Country (Gone in Love) by Katrina Marie – Review by Karyn Taylor

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gone Country is the first book in the Gone In Love series by Katrina Marie. This was the first time that I had read any of this author’s work but I can now add her to a list of authors that I’d definitely read again as I really enjoyed this book.
Gone Country is the story of city girl Stella who moves to the country temporarily for her job and Johnny, the country boy who comes to her rescue twice within the first 24 hours of her being in the country.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Johnny and Stella’s story. Two people who seem to be such opposites at the start soon realise that they have much more in common than you think.
I really liked reading about both of these characters. They are very well written and very believable and realistic and I was able to feel a connection with both of them.
Of course the path to true love never runs smoothly and Johnny’s ex girlfriend wants him back and will do everything possible to break Johnny and Stella up.
This is a really well written story. It flows well and kept me engaged from the very beginning right up to the very end.

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Gone Country (Gone in Love) by Katrina Marie – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Gone Country (Cousins Gone #1)Gone Country by Katrina Marie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this heartwarming and lighthearted romantic comedy and I felt engaged with the main characters, Stella and Johnny. Stella is an independent and driven workaholic city girl who is willing to move to a small town temporarily to prove that she deserves a promotion. However, things do not go as planned when Stella ends up with her car in a ditch but luckily local mechanic Johnny comes to her rescue. Jonny offers to show her everything the town has to offer, including “other activities”, but with no strings attached as he’s not looking for a relationship. This is perfect for Stella as she’s not planning on staying in Asheville.
The more time the couple spend together they both start to wonder if their relationship could be more long term but Stella is still intent on her promotion and Johnny’s ex girlfriend is also a complication for the couple. I loved the characters and the chemistry between Stella and Johnny came across in the story from when they first met. I also liked the relationship between Stella and her cousins, Audrey and Tiffany and enjoyed their witty banter. The storyline flowed well and the plot had me happily turning the pages. An enjoyable and engaging read which I recommend and I look forward to reading Tiffany’s story next in the series.

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