But If I close my eyes
And wish it all away
Pretend I’m someone else
Pretend I’m here to stay
Gave us half a chance,
Let my stupid heart decide
There’s no doubt in my mind,
You’d be mine
Title: You’d Be Mine
Author: Erin Hahn
Date Published: April 2, 2019
Number of Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Wednesday Books
I listened to an audiobook copy of this book via Scribd.
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📚 Series? No.
📚 Genre? YA Contemporary Romance.
📚 Cliffhanger? No.
⚠ Content Warnings: Suicide. Mental Health. Depression. Drugs. Alcohol. Religion.
⚠ Book Tags : Musicians. Country Music. Music Industry. Fame. Slow burn.
⚠ This Book In Emojis: 🤠🎸🎤🎻🥁💓💔💗
Book Blurb from Goodreads
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.
About the Author
The book is about:
You’d Be Mine is a book about a young superstar, Clay Coolidge, and a rising legacy star, Annie Mathers, — with both artists focusing on country music. If you are a fan of novels about being on a band and going on a tour, you will adore this one. It tells the story of a bad boy and a good girl with a shower of fame and what really happens in the music industry.
What drew me in:
I saw this audiobook on Scribd, read the blurb, and started listening right away. This is mainly because it’s about music and I won’t be able to resist. If you have read my older reviews, you would know that I am a sucker for everything involving the music scene!
Characters & connections:
This book is very character driven and the story relies on the thoughts and actions of the main characters. Because of the setting and environment, I already knew that I will connect well with the characters and that’s exactly what happened.
I loved Annie and Clay because I felt connected with them. As main characters, they were both flawed and real – which made reading this book even more genuine as an overall experience.
I love the dynamics between each character, even with the band members and the tour manager. The banter was perfect, as well as the angst, which made me breeze through the book. It was that good!
Everything I liked:
Aside from the characters, I loved the overall country music concert tour experience. I’m a die hard music fan and I can’t help but go crazy over music themed books.
Also, reading this book felt a little like reading a YA version of my favorite Daisy Jones & The Six books. I really don’t know why, but the vibe is quite similar in my mind.
I also liked all the serious themes this book was able to discuss. These topics did not feel forced.. and the execution was perfect for the story. However, please see content warnings above for more details and to be on the safe side.
Lastly, I would just like to gush over how much I loved the writing style of the author. This method made connecting to the story much easier and it is so surprising to see that from a debut author.
You’d Be Mine is an unexpected favorite read of mine. I came in blind and I finished the book with having found a new favorite author! The story was brilliantly executed and ending it felt like saying goodbye to a friend. I rooted so hard for the characters and I hope that I can read about them again anytime soon.
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
☁ FINAL VERDICT: 4.81/5 ☁
♡ , Yna the Mood Reader