by Erin Hahn
Who’s my new favorite YA auto-buy author? Yes, that would be the one and only Erin Hahn.
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.
Have you seen the tv show Nashville? This is the YA book version of it and I am here for it!
Where to begin with this book? First of all, I absolutely loved it. Earlier this year I read More than Maybe by Erin Hahn and I easily fell in love with her writing-style. This author knows how to write teens in love mixed with some really awesome music.
Told from multiple POV’s (points of view), You’d Be Mine is the perfect YA rom-com. I immediately fell in love with our boy Clay Coolidge. Can he be a jerk? Yes. Can he also be sweet? Yes. Do we understand why he has his jerkish moments? For sure.
And Annie – sweet Annie. I did find that I started to get annoyed at how “perfect” Annie was trying to be but she become the yin to Clay’s yang and I ended up falling in love with her more and more.
The mix of teen love angst set to a country music soundtrack is perfection. I cannot get enough of Erin Hahn’s storytelling and am anxiously awaiting her next book.
Enjoy YA romances and country music? This book will pierce your heart!
My pathetic heart couldn’t be clearer on the issue of Jefferson. This song is a confession and a condemnation i none; regretting something that was over before it even began. But I know, I know, it would have been big. It would have been real and true and sappy as hell.Erin Hahn, You’d Be Mine