You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2019
I would love to say a big thanks to Wednesday Books for providing me with a free review copy of this lovely book ahead of the release date.
It’s been a while since I’ve read an actual romance novel, months I’d say. Seeing as it’s Valentine’s season I thought I would treat myself to a classic romance and boy did this book deliver!...and then some.
You’d Be Mine is Erin Hahn’s debut novel. It follows two main characters, Annie Mathers, a sweet girl with the most incredible singing voice, who is heir to her parents legacy to two huge country stars, and Clay Coolidge, who is everything that her grandma warned her about. A troubled bad boy, heart-breaker, and a glorified country star. Clay is so much of a bad boy that his record label threatens to drop him unless he can convince Annie Mathers to jump on board as the opening act of his big Summer U.S tour. Annie on the other hand, has been avoiding the spotlight all her life after the tragic death of both her parents, despite the fact that all she wants to do is get on stage and sing, you can say that performing is in her blood. Clay takes a trip to Annie’s house to try and get her on board and manages to succeed with the help of his southern charm and incredible good looks, she just couldn’t resist so Annie goes on the tour along with her band. From the get go, the fans see something special in Clay and Annie so much so that they want them to be an item, over time they both see that maybe the fans could be right, but Annie struggles to find peace with dating a super star heart-breaker and doesn’t want to follow in the footsteps of her parents’ destructive marriage. She somehow has to convince her heart that Clay may be worth the risk, and Clay hopes that his self destructive behavior won’t bring her down. I will leave the plot at that! Don’t want to be a spoiler.
You’d Be Mine was a great YA (Young Adult) book. It had charm, it was sweet, tender, had lots of drama, was uplifting, and made you feel all warm and fuzzy after reading it. It was simply a great romance novel. It made me really want to visit the southern states so much! Erin Hahn’s writing was spot on, she made it very easy to believe that you were right there with these characters and that you could feel what each of them was going through. I could very vividly see them all come to life in front of me. Especially the scenes with the live music! I literally felt like I was right there on stage performing in front of thousands. Loved it. The blurb did not lie you guys, if you liked A Star is Born (in the shalaa shalaa lowww- couldn’t resist), then you will definitely like You’d Be Mine. It has a lot of similarities to the movie, but was also very different. It almost felt like a cross between A Star is Born, and Nashville, the TV show. If you haven’t watched Nashville, your missing out, even for me, I never ever listen to country music but I’ve watched the show and also thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! It had a humbling feeling, but also felt quite glamorous too. I also really liked all the characters in this book. They were all very like-able, especially Annie, she’s so sweet and you just want to be her friend. The supporting characters really pulled the book together too, I totally wanted to be in their circle of friends.
You’d be mine was an emotional, punchy, fun, thrilling, coming of age Young Adult book. This is one to read over the spring or summer on your front deck (if you have one), or laying under the warm sun with a cool glass of lemonade in your hand. It’s that type of book. Also, it had one of the best last lines that I have read in a book in a long while! It’s not a cheesy romance book at all, it had a lot more depth than some of the romance books I have read in the past, and made you actually believe in the characters. I genuinely feel like there is a Clay Coolidge and Annie Mathers out there somewhere, performing on various arenas and country music festivals. If your after a heartwarming romance book, then this is the one for you. Definitely add it to your ‘to read’ list. Also, how pretty is the book cover!
You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn comes out on the 2nd April 2019. You can pre-order yours on the links below. Thanks again to Wednesday Books & NetGalley for my advance review copy :)
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Romance
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