You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn ~ 304 pages ~ to be published 4/2/19 by Wednesday Books
Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things.
But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it happen.
Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.
What I Thought:
*I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*
I have two great loves in my life: books and singing. I was so thrilled when I heard the premise of this book, because it combines my two loves. The fact that quite a lot of it also takes place in the city that I love as well was just icing on the cake.
I absolutely loved Annie and Clay. They were both such strong characters, and when you put them together I felt like they just leapt off of the page. I enjoyed seeing how they both had trauma in their past and how they each dealt with it in such different ways. Even though they were both teenagers, I never felt like their problems were juvenile. At the same time, I also never felt like they were behaving differently than a typical teenager would behave. I thought that Hahn did an excellent job portraying how a teen would navigate the high-stress world of being a professional musician.
I really loved all of the references to classic country artists. It gave the world a real feel of authenticity. I was able to connect to the characters in their love for these real-life classic singers, and it really immersed me in their world. I thought this was very well done.
All in all, this book was fantastic. Believable and likable characters (fantastic supporting characters as well), and a well-drawn world made me fly through this book. I truly didn’t want it to end!
I gave You’d Be Mine 5 STARS!! If you are interested in country music and the world behind the scenes of touring musicians, this is a great pick for you!
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