Published by Wednesday Books
Published: April 2, 2019
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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.
The one thing I think YA needs more of are books that take place on the road. Whether it is a road trip or a music related story, a book on the road is always great entertainment. As a reader you get to travel with the characters and see new places and experience new things. Honestly almost every book I have read that falls into this theme has been a win and You’d Be Mine is no exception. This book was a great combination of a road trip and music story and I enjoyed every page.
You’d Be Mine is the debut novel of Erin Hahn. It is about Clay Coolidge, a music superstar that needs and image upgrade. He has been on a crash course to trouble and needs someone with a clean cut image to help and Annie Mathers is that person. Born into country royalty Annie has managed to stay out of the main stream spotlight and played strictly on her YouTube channel for a long time. But with an offer to join Clay on the road for his summer tour Annie, her cousin and her friend can’t pass this up. Suddenly Annie and Clay find themselves doing interviews and photoshoots and performances together. Annie starts getting to know the real Clay and she likes what she sees. But both of them have some demons they need to face and the last place they want that to happen is in the spotlight or in front of each other.
I think what I liked most about You’d Be Mine, besides the road trip aspect, was how real Annie and Clay seemed. They both went though horrible things and were both dealing different ways which made them feel like someone you know since not everyone deals with tragedy the same. Clay was completely shut off and angry and Annie just wanted to forget and move on. When they let their guards down in front of each other their chemistry truly showed. They broke my heart a lot and I really wanted to Clay to talk to Annie more, but in the end they were just what the other needed.
In the end I think You’d Be Mine is a book you should add to your TBR. It is a fast read with a lot of depth and emotion and I think it will be a good addition to your reading list. Definitely check out Erin Hahn. Im happy I did.