Sparks fly when a country music sweetheart and a bad boy superstar team up for a summer tour.
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I’m extraordinarily picky when it comes to choosing my books. In a world of overused plots and cliché characters, I’m always on the hunt for truly original contemporary fiction. So when You’d Be Mine arrived in my mailbox, I knew it was exactly what I'd been looking for.
During a rough patch in his music career, infamous Clay Coolidge needs country music royalty to help gloss over his poor public image. Enter Annie Mathers: a rising star and the beloved daughter of two country music legends. As Clay and Annie embark on a summer tour, both will learn to overcome their inner demons and to lean on each other in times of trouble.
With wonderfully flawed characters, a refreshing plot, and an entertaining country music backdrop, You’d Be Mine delivers on every level. Seriously, this book has it all. If you’re looking for a book with witty dialogue, a creative plot, and realistic characters, this is the novel for you. It’s now a favorite of mine, and I hope it’ll be a new favorite of yours too.
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.
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I couldn’t find a good spot to stop reading this book for the night. Each chapter goes right into what you want to know next. All the characters are beautiful and real. Best book I’ve read this year.
Forest City, IA
This book.. Was something else entirely. I'm a huge fan of Cliché romances. And that's what I thought this book would be. But the characters are so complex and loveable. I couldn't put it down, honest
I absolutely fell in love with Annie and 'Clay'. I found myself rooting them on as they leaned on each other to conquer their past demons. Not only did I laugh but also found myself in tears. Loved it
Lincoln Park, NJ
I could not get enough of this book!Annie and Clay's story sucked me in from the get go and I couldn't not root for those two. I can't wait to own a hard copy of this book and read it again and again.
For me a little slow starting but once you were a few chapters in you were hooked. Such strong and relatable characters. A real love story, growing up to be with one another. Fast read, and a good end
I loved everything about this book. Jefferson and Annie have been through so much and they learn to deal with their demons themselves without relying on the other one to save them. Absolute perfection
The perfect love story: I laughed, I cried (admittedly a lot!) and I fell in love with the characters and their own stories. A coming-of-age, coming-to-terms novel that you won't wanna put down! Cute!
Town and Counrty, MO
Easy to read and I loved every minute of it. At first I thought it was going to be love story with a sad end ending, because let’s face it... country music... but it was great. Absolutely loved it.
Two country music stars tour together while grappling with stardom, grief and being in love. Narration is interspersed with song lyrics which adds to the plot. Reminiscent of Nashville, the TV series.
I was looking for another book after Daisy Jones and The Six and this was PERFECT. Fell in love with Annie and Clay/Jefferson. I raced through to the end because I was rooting for them to be together
Smith Center, KS
Loved this rollercoaster of a story. I can feel the chemistry and love between the two of them by just reading each page. As someone who met the love of their life at a young age, I feel connected.
I LOVE ERIN HAHN! Such an underrated YA author that deserves all of the attention! The romance between these two country stars sizzles and makes me swoony. A YA with heart and soul and cowboy boots.
FORT WORTH, TX
I could relate to this book on so many levels - what started as an easy summer read turned into a heart-breaking adventure that left me crying and in love with the characters and their story. Love!
I was expecting a light read, something cute and breezy, I found You'd Be Mine all that and with an emotional depth I was not prepared for, but absolutely loved! This is on my Best of 2019 list!
Normally, a rinky dinky teen love story has me rolling my eyes, but this story sucked me in from the beginning. I couldn’t put it down. Finished the whole thing in one day. love the characters
In this world of addiction, the tragedy and triumph through the characters was real and raw. This book was meant for book club to discuss the healing and pain of addiction and who it can hurt.
I love this book - the plot, the characters - I read it all in 4 hours - so really, I consumed it. I would love for there to be more to this story; would transpose very well to a movie!
I’m a sucker for a summer romance, and this one didn’t disappoint! Loved that Annie is also a strong female protagonist-she knows who she is and she doesn’t let anyone change her.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. As a country music fan, it drew me in immediately. Loved the story and how it went deeper than the party lifestyle of musicians and into their actual lives.
I really enjoyed this! It reminded me of Nashville (the tv show) and a had some if-Daisy-Jones-were-a-country-singer vibes. Just like with DJatS I'd love to hear these songs one day!