Happy Friday, YA pals!
It might be cold and dreary outside, but this sweet and summery romance is sure to brighten your day!
YOU’D BE MINE by Erin Hahn
Ages 14 to 18
Available April 2, 2019 from Wednesday Books
Clay is a bad boy rockstar. Annie is country music royalty. Will they survive the summer together?
Clay will be dropped by his label unless he can convince Annie to join his tour. Annie agrees (who can say no to the charming Clay?) and proceeds to spend her summer riding tour busses and playing sold out stadium shows by Clay’s side. Thrown into this heated mix is the romance the two have been asked to fake… But as this witty and charming duo are faking their way into their fans’ hearts, will they also find their way into each other’s?
The romance in this YA debut is very sweet, but YOU’D BE MINE is not all sunshine and sweet kisses. It’s the story’s deeper moments that appealed most to me. Similar to Johnny and June (the novel’s inspiration) Annie and Clay are very complicated—Annie’s parents’ both committed suicide and Clay is on the verge of an alcohol problem. But maybe together they can finally move beyond the darkness that haunts them.
This book is an ode to country music and a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse of the industry. While reading it, I was warmly reminded me of growing up in a small town, driving my parent’s car, and blasting the country music station with the windows rolled down. Even if you’re not a fan of country music, YOU’D BE MINE will make you want to throw on a cowboy hat and curl up in the back of a pickup truck with your crush.
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