You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Source: ARC via Netgalley
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.
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.
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