*I received a free copy of You'd Be Mine from Wednesday Books via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn
Published by Wednesday Books on April 2, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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.
You’d Be Mine was a sweet, emotional, coming-of-age story from new-to-me author, Erin Hahn. Obviously the blurb hooked me but EHahn delivered on that promise. I look forward to reading more from her.
You know that Shakespeare quote, “…some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em?” That’s essentially Annie and Clay. Annie was born into a famous and talented music family. Clay was from a farm family. Annie had music in her genes and a last name that was familiar. Clay was talented but also in the right place at the right time with the right face. Both suffered immeasurable loss and both dealt with that loss in their own ways. A summer tour together brought a lot of emotions to the forefront, not the least of which were the feelings that developed between them.
EHahn did a fine job in crafting a story that was relatable even if it dealt with a reality most of will never know. She highlighted the pitfalls and positives of fame in the country music industry. EHahn also expressed the importance of family and friends…those that are gone as well as those still with us. And she did it all through music.
I truly enjoyed my introduction to EHahn. Annie and Clay are two characters who will stick with me for some time.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2019 New Release Challenge
- COYER Summer 2019