You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn is a hard-hitting contemporary that digs deep into many issues. It has the perfect balance of romance and drama. The characters are realistic and the country music summer tour backdrop make it a perfect addition to a summer TBR.Title: You'd Be Mine
Author: Erin Hahn
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
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.
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Book Review: You’d Be Mine
On the surface, You’d Be Mine seems like a fun YA romance novel about country music. Don’t get me wrong, because it is. However, in-between the touring, singing, and sweet first love parts of the book, there is so much more going on behind the scenes. Clay and Annie are both grieving the loss of family members. It is interesting how Hahn shows the reader the many faces of grief between these two characters.
❀ Realistic Characters
The novel is told from both the perspectives of Clay and Annie. Annie is easily likeable, as she is a strong-willed character that knows what she wants and how she is going to get there. Her struggles with the death of her parents and being in the spotlight are realistic and her choices are admirable. Clay, on the other hand, is your typical bad boy who actually has a lot more under the surface than most people realize. It is heartbreaking to read about his story, and although he makes lots of poor choices, I found myself rooting for him.
❀ Country Music Backdrop
Books that feature music and show business are always so much fun to read about. You’d Be Mine has many deep aspects to it, but the scenes where the characters are singing and performing bring lots of light-hearted moments into story. There is even some awards show action in the novel that will satisfy fans of the country music genre.
You’d Be Mine is a summer contemporary that you will want to add to your beach bag this year. It has the perfect mix of fun and serious drama. The characters are well-developed and the musical backdrop gives it the perfect setting.