Release date: April 2, 2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
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.
Could this book be any more adorable?! It’s been awhile since I read a YA novel much less a romance one but I’m back on the train because I absolutely loved this one. It was sweet, cute and full of heart. And while I have your attention if you have any recs in this genre please let me know!
If you’re a country music fan you’ll appreciate this one, I am and I loved the insight into the industry through the eyes of an already established star and also an up and coming new artist. Besides the glitzy and not so glitzy side of the entertainment industry being showcased this had all the teen angst and drama and I am here for that! There was a lot of will they or won’t they going on, great chemistry and a whole lot of country charm.
This surprised me with the amount of depth and growth the characters experienced, both Clay and Annie have some pretty dark and heavy issues in their pasts which made it all the more realistic for me. If realistic means two teenagers as country stars, but you get what I mean. Overall a wildly enjoyable read for me and the perfect addition to your spring reading lists!
You’d Be Mine in three words: Adorable, Angsty and Enjoyable
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.