Most of what I’ve been in the mood for recently has been fluffy YA romances, so I jumped at the opportunity when I saw that You’d Be Mine was available to Read Now on Netgalley. This book ended up being everything I had hoped it would be, plus a little more.
Let me start off by saying that I’m not typically a fan of books (particularly YA books) that deal with heavy topics and You’d Be Mine tackles alcoholism, drug use, depression, grief, and the death of a parent. With that many issues in one YA book, it would be pretty common for me to get overwhelmed and think it’s too much. I’m really happy to say that the author handled these topics well and I was not overwhelmed, nor did I think it was too much.
Now that I have that part out of the way, I can talk about my favorite topic: the romance. The relationship between Annie and Clay is so cute. I loved it so much. I thought that the progression of their relationship was written really well and I loved seeing them not only realize their feelings, but also become willing to act on them. And let me tell you, even if I’d hated the rest of the book (and I didn’t, at all, I loved it), the whole book would have been worth it because of the last line. I almost cried legitimate tears.
Erin Hahn is such a talented writer and I can’t wait to read more from her.
Have you read You’d Be Mine?
What’s the last book you read that just made you happy?
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