Hey Book worms !! How are you guys? I am at home ,and we are currently on our 31st day of lockdown in India, which translates into 31 freaking days of no going out of our homes except for getting essential stuff like groceries and medicines! So, I have been catching up on my reading these days and I am back with a young adult, contemporary romance which I recently finished.
My Rating- 4.0 Stars
Plot- 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.
This was all that I needed right now to cheer me up . The right balance of romance and music just hits a sweet spot while reading . Music is something which I very much adore . I listen to all kinds of music and it really brightens up my mood when I am having a bad day . So this book basically revolved around music ,finding one’s first love and ill-effects of fame, especially at a young age . You’d Be Mine follows a wide array of characters but mainly Annie and Clay, two rising ,talented country music artists, who don’t get along with each other. But when they are forced to be together on a summer-long tour around the US, they discover they have more in common than they previously thought. We follow them on their journey as Annie and Clay face their own inner demons and challenges and overcome them.
“Hes just as damaged as I am. Hes got heartache and grief and loneliness, and if I cant survive him, he sure as hell cant survive me.”
The author provides us with two very real, three dimensional characters which are damaged in their own way. The characters are so memorable . The main thing that they have in common is their love for music. It is this passion for music that helps them find the way back from whatever life throws at them . Don’t even get me started on some of the song lyrics that we get throughout this book. Those lyrics were so great and relatable and were a delight to read. It dwells on dark issues and goes beyond the fluffy story-lines which YA contemporaries have .This deals with death , suicide,and the grief which comes after a loved one dies. I really loved Clay fighting his demons and emerging stronger every time.The romance between Annie and Clay was so intense and I felt so much all at once reading about those tension-filled moments . This also had some really touching moments. I had a great time reading this book
This book was witty, charming, uplifting, and off-the-charts swoony, but with enough tension and challenges to keep the story grounded in reality with beautiful characters .