After I read More than Maybe earlier this year, I knew I needed to pick up You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn! I’m a fan of her story-telling and her YA contemporaries.
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You’d Be Mine is all about Annie Mathers, daughter of the legends Cora and Robbie. She’s a country singer, and a good one. But she’s determined to not end up like her parents, who made music and drugs their life.
Enter Clay Coolidge. He’s got everything that a girl’s wanting. A little country charm and he can sing. But he’s got a drinking problem. The only way he’s going to save his career as a musician is if he can get Annie to open for his summer tour.
Give me all the novels about country singers, please and thank you.
You’d Be Mine was such a fun novel. At first, it seems like it’s going to be all fluff, but both Annie and Clay are dealing with some really crappy stuff. Both have lost important people and are dealing with grief as they find their place in the world.
And then there’s the fact that they are falling for each other, even though they both know it’d be a bad thing.
I really enjoyed You’d Be Mine. I loved Annie and I really liked Clay. You get to see both of their POV’s which I thought worked out great for this novel. I was hooked from the beginning and honestly, I couldn’t put it down.
I swooned, I laughed, I cried, I just wanted more and more!
I didn’t love the language in this book (I had the same issue with More Than Maybe), because there was a lot. It is fairly steam-less when it comes to sex, which is always a plus for me when I read YA.
You’d Be Mine is a great one if you’re looking for an escape from the world, Daisy Jones vibes (though, I think Daisy Jones will forever be my favorite book about music), and some YA love.
About You’d Be Mine
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.