Book Review: You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Book: You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Published April 2019 by Wednesday Books|256 pages

Where I Got It: I borrowed the e-book from the library

Series: None

Genre: YA Contemporary

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.

Erin Hahn’s thrilling debut, You’d Be Mine, asks: can the right song and the perfect summer on the road make two broken hearts whole?  

I absolutely LOVED You’d Be Mine.  It seemed like it was right up my alley, and I’m glad I read it.

I loved Annie, and her story was amazing.  I can’t imagine stumbling across what she did, and she must have been conflicted.  She loves singing and performing but she also lost her parents to it, and it must have been hard to reconcile that.  Annie is a pretty lovable character, and I rooted for her the whole time.  I just wanted her to be okay and help her through it.

It seems like people definitely had their expectations for her, and she tries so hard to not be like her parents.  There’s one scene where she’s really angry at her parent’s graves, and that really stuck with me.  I don’t blame her for that at all, and I feel like I would be angry at them too, especially her dad.

I actually really liked her and Clay together.  Their romance felt really natural, and she does have some reservations because of her parents, but things seem to work out between them.  I also completely get her reservations.

I really liked Clay as well, though not as much as Annie.  I wish we got a little bit more on Clay’s family and his backstory, because it didn’t seem like enough.  I still felt for him, and he really struggles with who he has to be, and who he wants to be.  Things do seem to be headed in the right direction for him at the end of the book, and hopefully, it’ll stay that way.

I loved that the book was set during the summer, and that it was about country music!  I love country, and even though I was a sobbing mess by the end of the book, I still had a lot of fun reading it.  It’s a great summer read, at least for me.  There’s something heartwarming about the book and it’s a pretty emotional read.  But it was worth it.

5 stars.  I LOVED this book so much, and I’m glad I read it.

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