You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Ohhh it’s April, the best month of the year, and my life is absolutely crazy nuts right now! I’ve been in class most of the weekend, and I’m late to this review, but I knew I had to get it out there. This book is too good not to share!

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Title: You’d Be Mine {304 pages}

Genre: YA

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Summary:

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.

Review:

Clay is ever bad boy musician that we have fallen in love with since the beginning of our musical journey. He’s gorgeous and he can sing and he has that kind of swagger that makes you giggle non-stop. Annie is the child of country music superstars, the kind of humble girl that you can picture as a kind of country Sleeping Beauty, complete with twittering birds and lovesick deer following her. If Clay wants to keep his contract, he’ll tour with Annie. If Annie wants to make it big in this business, she’ll tour with Clay. Neither of them expect to actually enjoy their summer, much less fall in love with each other.

But like a country song, their path to romance is not a smooth one, and Annie and Clay learn that there is much more to the other than meets the eye.

This book is summer. Like, sunshine and music and dancing with your friends in a field and wearing cute dresses and being all sweaty in the best way. Clay and Annie made me want to go outside, and I never want to go outside, and they made me want to listen to country music, and that has happened since the mid 90s. Erin Hahn created a story that made me bury my face in my hoodie and scream from the cuteness and the stupid boy and the brilliant girl.

Long story short? I loved You’d Be Mine.

No spoilers, but I loved the ending. I love that certain people got what they deserved and that it wasn’t some kind of redeeming storyline. I love that Annie was her own woman and that she knew she would have to make it on her own, even while being Clay’s opening band. I love Annie’s friends and bandmates, Kacey and Jason, and how the three of them are not only a band, but a tight-knit and well-oiled family. I love Clay and his will to survive. I love his bandmate Fitz and his manager Trina and the people that he surrounds himself with. I love that he wakes up one day and realizes he’s an ass and that he needs to work things out before he can be Clay Coolidge.

I love, I love, I love. I love this freaking book.

Needless to say, the writing is beautiful and lyrical, and the characters are all fully realized with their own voices and needs and wants and flaws. Erin Hahn has a way of evoking an entire season with just a paragraph. Like I said, this book is summer, and Erin Hahn’s writing is the reason why. You can smell the freshly cut grass, hear the crickets and ocean, feel the balmy nights where anything could happen.

She’s also a delight on Twitter, so if you need some smiles over at that god awful website, give her a follow.

Spring is in the air, I know, but You’d Be Mine will have you wishing for warm days and swimsuits and new romances {or, at least, those sweet memories of them}. Grab this book and read it. Then read it again and again. Never stop. We all deserve a bit of happiness right now.

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