ARC Review: You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Title: You'd Be Mine
Author: Erin Hahn
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Hardcover, 304 Pages
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2019


Summary: 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.

I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I'm so glad that I did because it was such a great story! It was a super-quick read that I breezed through quickly, and I managed to read it while I was on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii, so that made the atmosphere all the better. So without further ado, let's get into the review! 

As the summary explains, Clay is a bad-boy country music star who finds himself in hot water with the threat of being dropped from his label -- and the only way they're willing to keep him on is if he can convince Annie Mathers to join the tour. The only problem? Annie is the daughter of two of country music's most famous stars -- whose love of their career and fame ultimately killed them. So music is something that she attempts to avoid at all costs. But slowly, Clay manages to convince her to join, and she finds herself not only loving performing...but also starting to fall for the boy that convinced her to go in the first place. The question is, will she be able to keep performing and falling for Clay, or will her parents' prophecy stand in the way?

I really enjoyed reading this book! It was super short -- less than 300 pages -- so I managed to breeze through it so quickly. It was an adorable story that hooked me from start to finish -- especially the banter between Annie and Clay, which was super adorable, and also the tour group as a whole. This book definitely provides some heartwarming themes of friendship, love, loss, and finding a passion in yourself that you've been avoiding for so long.

My favorite character in this book was definitely Annie. It was hard to see her in such pain at first, still reeling from the loss of her parents so many years before, and so unsure of whether or not she should follow her dreams, so afraid of everything that stands in the way for her. I was rooting for her the entire time, and seeing the way she opened up on stage and fell in love with performing all over again just made my heart glow with pride. The entire idea of a summer tour, playing music and dancing around with your shoes off and just living so carefree, made me super jealous for summer and it definitely can't come soon enough! You definitely got major summer break vibes here.

The love story in this book was also super adorable and made me swoon all the way. Clay and Annie were so super cute, even in the moments where they were arguing and not at their best, their feelings for each other were so clear. I kept picturing Scott Eastwood the entire time -- The Longest Ride is pretty much the only country romance story that I've ever really watched -- so it made it extra-swoon worthy for me. Seriously guys, my feels were all over the place with this book. It really took me on an emotional roller coaster, that's for sure!

Overall, I really enjoyed reading You'd Be Mine, and I'm so glad that Wednesday Books gave me the chance to review an advanced copy of it! If you're looking for a super quick, swoon-worthy romance, then look no further than this book, because you definitely won't be disappointed. And also -- don't forget to check out our exclusive interview with author Erin Hahn!



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