"I want to make things with her:  music she won't sing, promises I can't keep, love that won't last. I want to know her. To unravel her secrets, layer by layer. To strip her bare."





When Felicity Wilde arrives in Nashville, she’s not looking for fame — she just wants a safe place to hide from the ghosts of her past. And for a while, starting fresh seems possible. She lands a job at a local music hotspot, collects her tips, and keeps her head down. 

Until one night, he steps on stage.

Ryder Woods is a rising star. Everyone knows he’s destined for bigger things — it’s only a matter of time before he lands a record deal and heads for Los Angeles without looking back. He has no interest in getting stuck in Nashville, like all the other washed-up musicians who’ve never quite made it. But once he spots the quiet girl working behind the bar — the one with haunted eyes, who sings the most heartbreaking lyrics he’s ever heard in his life — Ryder’s suddenly not in such a hurry to leave. 

As Felicity and Ryder begin to make music together, their connection only deepens… but with demons of Felicity’s past circling closer, and the demands of Ryder’s future finally coming to fruition, they’ll find themselves at an undeniable crossroads…

They always say fame comes with a price...
But what if that price is the love of your life? 



“In the first installment of her next showstopping duet, Julie Johnson spins her thread and weaves together a whirlwind romance novel filled with whiskey, drugs, and broken hearts. It's a classic country song come to life.”  - Inked Avenue Book Blog 5 star review

“I binged this book from start to finish without moving from my spot on the couch. And now I wait in eager anticipation for book two!”  - A Is For Alpha B Is For Books Blog 4.5 star review

“This book is potent, soulful, and enticing and ensnares you right from the beginning and doesn’t let its grip on you go for a moment. As I was nearing the end of this book I knew that I would be waiting with bated breath for the second part of this duet which I am sure will not disappoint because when you enter a Julie Johnson novel you never want to leave.” - Eleonora, Goodreads 5 star review

“Faded is a quick read with a strong and loveable heroine, and wonderful supporting cast, too. I highly recommend Faded. It's one-click worthy for sure!” - Nicole, Goodreads 5 star review