Well, You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn definitely falls into the category of a guilty pleasure read. I don’t have many, but the stories that follow celebrity falls in love with a vaguely normal girl and hate to love novels really are the sort that pulls me in, even despite my typical desire to avoid most contemporary teen romance novels. Honestly, though, despite my weird connection toward these types of stories, I don’t feel super inclined to read You’d Be Mine. And the truth is that I’m not entirely sure why. It definitely fits the general theme for the novels like this that I find myself liking but for some reason I don’t feel particularly engaged in the plot. And I still end up wondering why it’s always about fixing the bad boy image? Why is this a theme authors can’t seem to let go of? Can’t there be another reason for why the famous bloke needs the non-famous girl? Maybe I’ve just been reading too many of these kinds of books lately, but I’m just not feeling this one.
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.
How do you feel about You’d Be Mine? Does anything about this novel entice you to want to read this novel? Is it a book you just don’t feel like reading? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments!