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.

You'd Be Mine Details

TitleYou'd Be Mine
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 2nd, 2019
PublisherWednesday Books
ISBN-139781250192882
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Romance, Contemporary

You'd Be Mine Review

  • Erin Hahn
    January 1, 1970
    Obviously, I've already written, read and loved this book... but I just wanted to say that I sincerely hope everyone who takes the time to read Annie and Clay's story finds something of themselves in it. You honor me with your support and curiosity and I can't wait to share my country music kids with all of you! <3
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  • Berit☀️✨
    January 1, 1970
    A sweet love story lively with swoon and swagger! Erin Hahn’s debut is a lively heart warming contemporary YA romance. The kind of book that puts a BIG smile on your face! The thing I really like about young adult romance is how innocent it is; how everything is just so exaggerated, because it is the first time these characters have ever felt this way. I guess I appreciate that the characters have not been jaded yet and I can forgive them their naïveté because they are young. Perhaps I long for A sweet love story lively with swoon and swagger! Erin Hahn’s debut is a lively heart warming contemporary YA romance. The kind of book that puts a BIG smile on your face! The thing I really like about young adult romance is how innocent it is; how everything is just so exaggerated, because it is the first time these characters have ever felt this way. I guess I appreciate that the characters have not been jaded yet and I can forgive them their naïveté because they are young. Perhaps I long for the days when I was a little more naïve and a little less jaded. Annie and Clay are up-and-coming country stars. Clay has a bit of a bad boy reputation, his label insists he gets Annie to tour with him to help repair his image. Annie is the daughter of two major country legends who died tragically, determined not to follow in her parents footsteps she is extremely hesitant to step into the spotlight. The two end up touring together and what follows is a Sweet relationship, that I am sure every reader and fan was rooting for. Of course as in all good teen romances this book had plenty of drama, angst, and emotion. I believe Miss Hahn did a wonderful job handling the drama, and the ending... perfect! Annie and Clay were great characters and I loved the relationship between them. Annie had such a quiet confidence and a sweetness about her. Clay was really a good guy in and boy clothing. The two of them together were quite magical, especially when it came to the music. Erin Hahn brought such strong voices to these characters that I feel as though I’ve heard them sing. A lovely little gem of a book, perfect for readers of all ages who love the love.💕*** many thanks to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***
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  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    January 1, 1970
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/You’d Be Mine showed up as a surprise “I think you’ll love it” in a box of ARCs from St. Martin’s Press. My initial reaction was . . . . I mean, for real. I’m the worst. Which is why I try to be very selective when it comes to reader copies and only request/accept things I think I’ll love. YA romance? Yikes. I’m not always so good at reading those. Buuuuuuuuuuut, sometimes you just know you’re gonna be okay right from the jump. The co Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/You’d Be Mine showed up as a surprise “I think you’ll love it” in a box of ARCs from St. Martin’s Press. My initial reaction was . . . . I mean, for real. I’m the worst. Which is why I try to be very selective when it comes to reader copies and only request/accept things I think I’ll love. YA romance? Yikes. I’m not always so good at reading those. Buuuuuuuuuuut, sometimes you just know you’re gonna be okay right from the jump. The cover and title of this one were appealing, the name dropping of other authors worked great because my mind kept thinking they wrote I’ll Meet You There (so sorry Heather Demetrios – but people should really name drop you because you write some good stories) and the plot???? So here’s a little confession: I have become a super hardcore fan of what I call “pop country” music. I grew up on Waylan and Willie, rebelled with the likes of Eddie Vedder and other soothing song stylings of Seattle grunge, and now thanks to my kid (who also introduced me to 21 Pilots – a duo that never fails to make me feel like a dirty pervert who will have Dateline showing up at the door any moment) I am a lover of Top 40 country music. THIS is a book about Top 40 country music. And I loved it. Kudos to you brave little marketer for rolling the dice on me!The story here starts with Clay Coolidge. He’s the hottest thing in country music and makes all the girls want to take their underwears off by singing them songs like . . . . Unfortunately he also has a rep for being a real bad boy to the point where his underage drinking shenanigans might cost him his contract. The potential solution to his problems? Get himself an opening act that will tidy up his image. That’s where Annie Mathers comes in. A legacy to country royalty and 100% good girl who sings songs like . . . . Annie always keeps her eyes on the prize – especially after seeing what the darker side of fame did to her parents. Their job is simple. Tour the summer State Fair circuit and make America fall in love with the new version of Johnny and June . . . . Heavy on friendship and country music – light on romance, You’d Be Mine is sure to be a hit. If an old grouch like me can fall in love with these kids’ love, surely actual kids who are in the target demographic for this book will too . . . . ARC provided by Wednesday Books in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    January 1, 1970
    GIVEAWAY ALERT!!I enjoyed this book so much that I'm giving away TWO hardcover copies, enter here_____________________________4.5 starsOh wow!!!!This book was way more than I expected. And it was so much more than I could have hoped for. I was feeling this giddiness, happiness, and an all around enchantment I haven't felt in a long time.2018 has been a year of wonderful debut novels. I found so many new authors to keep an eye on, and I'm thrilled that Erin Hahn is one of them.The rockstar genre GIVEAWAY ALERT!!I enjoyed this book so much that I'm giving away TWO hardcover copies, enter here_____________________________4.5 starsOh wow!!!!This book was way more than I expected. And it was so much more than I could have hoped for. I was feeling this giddiness, happiness, and an all around enchantment I haven't felt in a long time.2018 has been a year of wonderful debut novels. I found so many new authors to keep an eye on, and I'm thrilled that Erin Hahn is one of them.The rockstar genre has been a favorite genre of mine, and I think a young adult novel about two country singers fits nicely into this category.Besides its being a wonderful young adult novel, with an highly emotional plot and fantastic characters, there was a certain amount of raw emotions that shone through it. It gave this book an emotional punch that was unexpected.You'd Be Mine truly had everything a music centered novel should have.Swagger, swoon, an over abundance of feelings, lots of music, a little bit of star crossed lovers, and a love story that without a doubt spoke to me.I loved the entire cast. They were sweet, charming, relatable, and so very likable. They cared for each other, supported and teased one another, and just had an amazing time together. Of course such a book doesn't come without a good amount of emotional turmoil, but I was wonderfully pleased by the way the author decided to go about it. It was a truly amazing debut novel.But the writing was what really won me over. I absolutely LOVED this author's voice. Smart, witty, charming - it all worked for me. Nowadays it's really all about the writing for me. Plot alone won't win me over if the writing doesn't grip me. Reading You'd Be Mine was a true pleasure. From the very first page on, I was HOOKED!!If you love young adult love stories that make you swoon, laugh and FEEL - this novel is a MUST READ!!! I'm truly in love with this story, and can't wait to read her next book, I already put it on my GR tbr. 2019 can't come soon enough.ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For more of my reviews:My Blog: Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog
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  • megs_bookrack
    January 1, 1970
    I won a giveaway!!! Raise the flag! And after I got denied on Netgalley for this title. I can't wait to get it and start reading. ((smiles smiles smiles))
  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn is a young adult contemporary romance that takes readers behind the scenes of the world of county music. It’s a bit of an opposites attract where the bad boy isn’t really as bad as he pretends to be.Annie Mathers isn’t too sure of stepping into the spotlight in the country music industry after what happened to her parents. Both music legends themselves Annie’s parents fell victims to the dark side of the industry and it cost them their lives leaving Annie alone in the You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn is a young adult contemporary romance that takes readers behind the scenes of the world of county music. It’s a bit of an opposites attract where the bad boy isn’t really as bad as he pretends to be.Annie Mathers isn’t too sure of stepping into the spotlight in the country music industry after what happened to her parents. Both music legends themselves Annie’s parents fell victims to the dark side of the industry and it cost them their lives leaving Annie alone in the world. However, Annie’s talent surpasses that of her parents and the labels are battling over getting her to join.Much like Annie, Clay Coolidge was born with a natural musical talent that stood out from the rest. Clay however jumped right into the business and hasn’t looked back. When Clay’s label wants to sign Annie to open for his next tour they give him the task of having to convince her to join him on the road, will Annie be able to resist his bad boy charm?You’d Be Mine is a cute little contemporary romance that reminded me a bit of the television show Nashville. This has all the ins and outs, the ups and downs and intrigue of the behind the scenes of the music business. The characters were likable and fun to root for and the story felt as if heading right out on tour along with them giving all the emotion of their journey along the way.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/
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  • Kendall
    January 1, 1970
    Happy pub day week to this book! Check out my blog tour via instagram today for this all those that follow me there :). You'd Be Mine is such a sweet and charming YA novel!! I finished this book in a little over one day!! Let's meet Annie and Clay. Two young and upcoming country stars that have their own inner demons and challenges to overcome in this journey called life. What I really loved about this one? It wasn't all that cheesy romance scenes between teenagers... it went so much more deeper Happy pub day week to this book! Check out my blog tour via instagram today for this all those that follow me there :). You'd Be Mine is such a sweet and charming YA novel!! I finished this book in a little over one day!! Let's meet Annie and Clay. Two young and upcoming country stars that have their own inner demons and challenges to overcome in this journey called life. What I really loved about this one? It wasn't all that cheesy romance scenes between teenagers... it went so much more deeper then the surface level. I loved the entire cast of this book! They were all supportive, caring, compassionate, and in all likable! It was a very strong debut novel and am impressed by Erin Hahn's voice. She has a way to getting into the heart and soul of her readers <3 <3. If you're a fan of YA novels that make you smile, swoon, laugh, and feel all the emotions than get this book on your TBR! Huge thank you to Wednesday books for the arc generously provided via Netgalley.4.5 strong stars!!!Publication date: 4/2/19Published to Goodreads: 1/16/19
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  • Karen McManus
    January 1, 1970
    I was fortunate enough to read an early draft of this book and I absolutely loved it!You’d Be Mine is my favorite kind of YA contemporary: witty, charming, uplifting, and off-the-charts swoony, but with enough tension and challenges to keep the story grounded in reality. Annie is country music royalty and a reluctant rising star, signed to Nashville party boy Clay’s summer tour to help rehabilitate his image. They’re both playing a role, but their hidden depths, dreams, and complicated back stor I was fortunate enough to read an early draft of this book and I absolutely loved it!You’d Be Mine is my favorite kind of YA contemporary: witty, charming, uplifting, and off-the-charts swoony, but with enough tension and challenges to keep the story grounded in reality. Annie is country music royalty and a reluctant rising star, signed to Nashville party boy Clay’s summer tour to help rehabilitate his image. They’re both playing a role, but their hidden depths, dreams, and complicated back stories give them crackling chemistry that’s incredibly fun to read. And the secondary characters are so razor-sharp and well-drawn, you’ll wish they had their own book (can they? please?). This is Erin Hahn’s debut, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.
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  • Tucker
    January 1, 1970
    Many thanks to Natalie at Wednesday Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review But If I close my eyesAnd wish it all awayPretend I'm someone elsePretend I'm here to stayGave us half a chance,Let my stupid heart decideThere's no doubt in my mind,You'd be mine I don't know much about music. And while I do have a personal playlist, I'm not too into music. That said, I, like most people, have quite a few favorite celebrities. It was so fun to get a peak, even if fiction, into t Many thanks to Natalie at Wednesday Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review But If I close my eyesAnd wish it all awayPretend I'm someone elsePretend I'm here to stayGave us half a chance,Let my stupid heart decideThere's no doubt in my mind,You'd be mine I don't know much about music. And while I do have a personal playlist, I'm not too into music. That said, I, like most people, have quite a few favorite celebrities. It was so fun to get a peak, even if fiction, into the broken, beautiful world. So what's this book about? You'd Be Mine follows a wide array of characters but mainly Annie and Clay, two talented artists on the glow up. Much to the industry's dismay, Annie and Clay aren't on good terms. But they are forced together on a summer-long tour around the US. That's this book in a nutshell. Basically, I Have Lost My Way meets Dumplin. It was charming, funny and emotional. Characters: ♣ Jefferson "Clay" Coolidge - Every story about country music needs a cocky cowboy, right? Wrong. Not to say that I didn't like Clay. That's not true. I hated him. For a good half of the book, I really didn't like him. I felt bad because I don't know if that's what the author meant to happen. Towards the end, I did warm up to him but that was mainly because of the character growth as is usual in most YA novels.♣ Annie Mathers - Our second lead, Annie Mathers, is also a singer but is a lot kinder and a lot more humble about it. (*cough* Clay *cough*) As I mentioned earlier, Annie has reservations about going on tour with Clay. It was for a few very understandable reasons. One, she was having a hard time with Clay (Girl, I don't blame you). Two, she was feeling very hesitant to join hands with the "industry" because… Three, her parents were "killed" by it. I won't go into this because it is potentially triggering but I also want to avoid spoilers. Annie didn't have much character growth but that was mainly because, in my opinion, she didn't need it. In fact, I felt like Annie was a bit of a role model as far as celebrities go. Of course, she wasn't perfect but she handled the pressure well and was very humble about her privilege. ♣Trina Hamilton - Trina Hamilton is by far, one of the funniest characters I've met in a while. Partly because her last name is Hamilton which reminds me of the musical but she does not have the decorum or grace but in the best possible way. Trina is like your loving but pissed Teacher who is sick of you zoning out in class but loves when you share smart answers. And it's not like she tries either. She's is so open and brutally honest but instead of making you dislike her, it makes you want to laugh and sit down and have a chat with this woman. Even funnier, I got "villain" vibes from her. I thought maybe she was supposed to be the villain or at least a partial antagonist. I feel so weird. My character senses are broken. Great.♣ Fitz Jacoby - Honestly, I felt like Fitz was Clay's babysitter. No joke. He was really only brought into the story to keep track of and "protect" Clay. Not to say that he wasn't unlikable but he was likable either. He was just a medium. I guess I can be grateful that he basically kept all the characters from hurting each other. Or themselves. Or that squirrel over there- Wow, I just realized how crazy this band is.♣ Jason Diaz - errrrrrrrrrrmmmm. I don't really remember anything about Jason. This could be for two reasons. One, he was forgettable and didn't add anything to the story. Or, two, he wasn't included enough in the story. Two is most likely. It does kind of frustrate me when authors introduce characters and then don't use them. I'm not saying Erin Hahn did this on purpose but sometimes authors bite off more than they can chew.♣ Kasey Rosewood - And now, the part of my review where I talk about psychology! Yay! I know I sound like a broken record but this topic is very, very important to me. Anyway! A big theme in this novel is how being famous can take a toll on your mental health. I wholeheartedly believe this to be true. I don't claim to be famous but I am blessed enough to have a relatively decent following on Goodreads and my blog (Thank you guys for that! Every day, I feel so blessed to have such a large, kind community to interact with! I greatly appreciate and realize my privilege!). Even with my small audience, I do feel the stress of performance. Because it is stressful. There are some days where I just don't feel like reading or writing my reviews. But because most of the books I read are review copies, meaning I am obligated to read and review them, I don't get a break very often. Now, I know you must be thinking: Tucker, why are you complaining? You get to review books for free? Again, I appreciate the privilege but with privilege comes responsibility. Because when you have an audience, suddenly you're not alone anymore. You have hundreds of eyes watching you every moe. There is so much unspoken pressure to get everything right. All I'm saying is being under the spotlight has its perks but also has its downfalls.Another big theme in this novel is country music. Now, I'm not a big fan of country music. I don't mind it but it's not my favorite. Even so, I loved how it is shown that not just country music but music and art, in general, can move the world. Music can show passion, joy, love and release pain, anger, and sadness. This book truly shows the wonder of music.At the same time, we, as the reader, get a really interesting look into the ins and outs of being a musician and singer. I found it so fascinating to read about everything from paperwork to tour buses. It a side of fame we don't get to see much and I really appreciated the inclusion of that aspect. On the other hand, a big issue at play was the "industry". I put industry in quotation marks because industry is very broad and rather vague. What I mean by industry, and I don't know much about the music industry, is things like record labels and all that stuff. Do I have this right? It's record labels, right? See, I told you I don't know much. The point I'm trying to make is that sometimes it can be scary to be an artist when you feel like people are trying to buy not just your music but you.On that note, I loved how Annie and Clay, even though they were working with the industries, stood strong. They stayed true to themselves and to their art. They were independent and strong-willed but were also smart about it. I think the reason big companies get this way is because it stops being a group of people working together with a shared goal. It mutates into rules, codes, and schedules. Soon, the only goal is to get more money. I think that if companies can be aware of this, they can do better at avoiding it.On a lighter note, I enjoyed the little romance side plot between Clay and Annie. It provided a welcome distraction from all the emotions of the celebrity world and the stress of being on tour. I really hope we get another book so we can see more Clay/Annie action!Overall, I really enjoyed this novel! It was cute and funny while being tense and serious all at the same time. It was a beautiful combination of expertly crafted plot and writing that of someone who really knows what they're doing!Bottom Line:4.5 Stars Age Rating: [ PG-13 ] (For sexual scenes, language, heavy themes)Major TW: SuicideCover: ⅘ ~ Plot: ⅘ ~ Characters: ⅘ ~ Audiobook: ⅘ Buy this book
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  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    January 1, 1970
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was a wonderful romance! I went into this book without a whole lot of expectations. I picked this book up largely because it sounded somewhat original. I don't remember ever seeing another book about a pair of young adult country music stars so I decided to give it a chance. That risk worked out pretty well. This was one of those books that sucked you in and didn't let go. I just had a great time with this book.Annie is the daug This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was a wonderful romance! I went into this book without a whole lot of expectations. I picked this book up largely because it sounded somewhat original. I don't remember ever seeing another book about a pair of young adult country music stars so I decided to give it a chance. That risk worked out pretty well. This was one of those books that sucked you in and didn't let go. I just had a great time with this book.Annie is the daughter of country music superstars. Her parents are gone so her grandparents are her closest family. She is leary of walking in her famous parent's footsteps but she has a gift. When Clay knocks on her door to recruit her for the opening act on his tour, she decides to go along with the rest of the trio, which includes her cousin and close friend.Clay is headlining the tour and has been on the music scene just a little longer. Even though he is underage, he has spent a lot of time on the road drinking or hanging out with girls. He has some things in his past that he is also trying to deal with and he isn't always dealing with them all that well.I loved Annie and Clay together. From the very start, I thought that the scenes between them were the times when they were completely real. Clay wasn't always such a nice guy when other people were around but Annie seemed to bring out the best in him. I loved their chemistry both on the stage and off. I really thought that these two were good for each other and it was a ton of fun watching them find their way.I would recommend this book to others. It was a very well done story about two people working to get over their pasts while they fell for each other. I look forward to reading more from this new author.I received a digital review copy of this book from St. Martin's Press - Wednesday Books via NetGalley.Initial ThoughtsThis was a wonderful book! I loved Annie and Clay more and more with each chapter. They both had demons from their past to deal with and it was interesting how differently they chose to do it. I thought that they were great together and I loved seeing how everything wrapped up.
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  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    January 1, 1970
    DNFI don't normally write a review for books I DNF, but I came pretty close to the end so I'm going to sum up my dislikes as briefly as possible. This is the author's debut book, and sometimes that comes through in the writing, sometimes it's indiscernible. Unfortunately for me, the writing was just average, and failed to garner any excitement. The synopsis sounded promising, if a bit cliché. Two teen musicians on tour, discovering an attraction for each other as they deal with the ups and downs DNFI don't normally write a review for books I DNF, but I came pretty close to the end so I'm going to sum up my dislikes as briefly as possible. This is the author's debut book, and sometimes that comes through in the writing, sometimes it's indiscernible. Unfortunately for me, the writing was just average, and failed to garner any excitement. The synopsis sounded promising, if a bit cliché. Two teen musicians on tour, discovering an attraction for each other as they deal with the ups and downs of the entertainment industry. It's a formula I've read many times, but there's always a way to put a fresh spin on things so I went in with an open mind. The author modeled Annie and Clay after Johnny Cash and June Carter, two legends in the country music industry. This didn't work for me. At all. The problem? I failed to feel any interest in the supposed romance between the protagonists. There wasn't any romance that I saw for most of the book. Clay is chasing Annie to use as a life preserver to save his fledgling career. Bright, shiny, talented, Annie who comes from country music royalty and inherited her parents' gifts. His label has ordered him to recruit her as his opening act, or his pending contract will cease to exist. Clay is suffering with the loss of loved ones, has abandonment and grief issues, and doesn't know how to deal. He's bottled everything up and turned to women, alcohol, and fighting. Which I've got to say, didn't impress me all that much. Clay was a selfish jerk that failed to gain any sympathy from me. Maybe if I was sympathetic, I wouldn't have minded him giving giving Annie mixed signals. He'd kiss, hold hands, and be there for her when she needed someone to talk to about her own family loss. The whole time fighting his attraction and admiration for her. This girl who's survived just as much of a tragic history as him, and somehow manages to not act like a buffoon. I might have felt something for this couple for the scattered moments they shared, except for the fact that he was sleeping with his casual sex partner up until almost 70% in the book. The first time it happened, I let it go. They weren't a couple, and were barely getting to know each other. The second time, was TWO CHAPTERS after he had this revelation of a kiss with Annie:I’ve kissed a lot of girls. I’ve slept with a few of them. But I’ve never in my life kissed someone like this. Felt like this. Wanted like this. It’s as though we’re one person. Like my soul found its fucking other half and I don’t even know what to do with that except I can’t ever stop this. I will die happily with her on my lips.Yes...he slept with this other woman AGAIN after starting to have strong feelings for Annie. Was that even it?? NO. Annie shows up at a memorial for his brother to show her support for him, and when she gets to the bar, he's surrounded by women. Throws them in her face and asks if she's jealous. Worst of all, she's perfectly fine with him behaving that way, because "they're not like that," and the poor guy is having a hard time facing reality. Let's give him a pass. Instead of getting angry, her breath hitches at how hot he looks staring at her. Now, by this point, she's trying to fight her feelings for him too because he's the bad boy archetype who's no good for her. She sees his downward spiral and pretty much watches helplessly while staring at how well his butt fills out his jeans. The third and last time he turned to Lora for sex, (at 70%, remember) these are his thoughts about Annie: We weren’t anything more than kissing on a beach. I got more action from Lora this summer. But somehow, it does matter, and fuck if I know why.And there you have it. I couldn't read past this point. I felt zilch for the romance, and Clay frustrated me to no end. Not to mention, it took Annie way too long to put her foot down and say enough is enough. Writing a song called Coattails was her one rebellion against his nasty attitude towards her in the beginning. She sang it onstage as a way to show him that she wasn't putting up with his crap. And then proceeded to apologize to him for it not long after. I thought their relationship was too toxic-one teen rocketing towards underage alcoholism and graduating to drug use before he crashes and burns. The other being attracted to him despite the fact that her own mother had addiction problems and died of a drug overdose. I see that a lot of people have enjoyed this one, but unfortunately it didn't work for me.
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  • Katie B
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsI thought for sure when I read the synopsis this was going to be a great read for me. I normally love stories revolving around the entertainment field, in this case the country music industry, I like romances and well-developed characters with interesting backstories. And while this book had those elements, I found myself bored for so much of the story. There was only one brief moment towards the end I felt any type of emotional connection to the characters. Given so many of the early r 2.5 starsI thought for sure when I read the synopsis this was going to be a great read for me. I normally love stories revolving around the entertainment field, in this case the country music industry, I like romances and well-developed characters with interesting backstories. And while this book had those elements, I found myself bored for so much of the story. There was only one brief moment towards the end I felt any type of emotional connection to the characters. Given so many of the early reviews for this book have been positive, I think this is much more of a case of a book just not being right for me rather than it being a bad book. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an advance digital copy in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review. 5 Nashville stars for the new Johnny and June! I realize that I am not the target audience for this YA country music romance. Then again, I am not the target audience for Riverdale or Pretty Little Liars, but I love those too! Terrific characters, great storyline, and music lyrics that I wish were on Spotify so I could download them. Annie is trying to make her own way on the country music scene Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review. 5 Nashville stars for the new Johnny and June! I realize that I am not the target audience for this YA country music romance. Then again, I am not the target audience for Riverdale or Pretty Little Liars, but I love those too! Terrific characters, great storyline, and music lyrics that I wish were on Spotify so I could download them. Annie is trying to make her own way on the country music scene. A difficult feat when her parents were country music's power couple which ended in tragedy. Clay, is a country singer with plenty of vices, but he cannot resist the sway of Annie's music or Annie herself. During a summer tour across cities in the United States, the pair are being advertised as the new " Johnny Cash and June Carter." Although the two deny any type of relationship in public, behind the scenes tells a different story. I just fell right into this story and Clay& Annie are definitely one of my favorite fictional country couples (right up there with Reva and Deacon). If you're looking a little romance with some richly written characters, look no further than You'd Be Mine.
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  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the synopsis of this one and had heard from a few friends that it was great. Sadly, it was not the cute and fluffy contemp I was expecting. I liked Annie and Clay well enough. They’re both stronger and more resilient than they think. There were qualifiers constantly used for the secondary characters and with a pretty small group, it felt unnecessary and clunky and no one really stood out. Plot wise, I was bored. The shows were repetitive and I skipped over all of the song lyrics. I did l I loved the synopsis of this one and had heard from a few friends that it was great. Sadly, it was not the cute and fluffy contemp I was expecting. I liked Annie and Clay well enough. They’re both stronger and more resilient than they think. There were qualifiers constantly used for the secondary characters and with a pretty small group, it felt unnecessary and clunky and no one really stood out. Plot wise, I was bored. The shows were repetitive and I skipped over all of the song lyrics. I did like the mention of older country stars and their songs. There’s a lot of amazing music in the world and I feel like some of it could be forgotten. Overall, Annie and Clay had a lot of potential, but I didn’t see the spark I was looking for. I couldn’t connect to them and that had me not caring about their story.FYI: talk of suicide, drug overdose, alcoholism, and religion **Huge thanks to Wednesday Books for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    This book is what I imagine reading a really well written country music fanfic would be like. And you know what? It’s actually pretty great.Sometimes I think it’s important to let ourselves enjoy books that might not be the most sophisticated in the world, and enjoy this book I did. I loved every little cheesy romantic line.We follow two characters: Annie Mathers, rising country star reeling from the double suicide of her parents (both iconic country singers), and Clay Coolidge, bro-country sing This book is what I imagine reading a really well written country music fanfic would be like. And you know what? It’s actually pretty great.Sometimes I think it’s important to let ourselves enjoy books that might not be the most sophisticated in the world, and enjoy this book I did. I loved every little cheesy romantic line.We follow two characters: Annie Mathers, rising country star reeling from the double suicide of her parents (both iconic country singers), and Clay Coolidge, bro-country singer who may just be a bit deeper than he seems on the surface. The story follows Annie and Clay as they go tour with Annie’s band ‘Under the Willows’ as Clay’s opening act. Drama, romance, and a surprising amounts of heartbreaking moments follow.I think the writing in this is actually quite beautiful, especially for a debut novel. Erin Hahn describes many things with elegance and beauty, especially music. She obviously knows her stuff when it comes to country music, and her love of music in general really shines through in the way that she writes.The tone of the story is an interesting mix of sadness, sarcasm, and romance. The relationship drama gets pretty heady in some bits, but if you can get past it, there’s a lot of serious stuff that’s actually very well handled.What I think won me over about this book is that both characters are internally struggling with a lot of things, especially self worth and being authentic. Clay is dealing with the death of his brother, wanting to make music he connects with rather than pandering, and substance abuse. Annie is desperately trying not to become her parents, all the while refusing to deal with the impact their death is having on her. The way these characters and their struggles are handled is nuanced and heartfelt. It took it from fun contemporary romance to a book with a whole lot of merit.If you’re looking for an impeccably written contemporary romance that also handles darker themes with care, this book will be a new favorite. So excited to continuing following Erin Hahn’s career; I could easily see her becoming a new favorite YA contemporary author for me!
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    You'd Be Mine is a thoroughly enjoyable young adult novel about Annie, aspiring country singer and daughter of two (dead) country legends, and Clay, a hot young country singer who persuades Annie to join him on tour to keep his label happy because his public image (and private life) have taken a big hit.It's fairly standard ya stuff--falling in love, dealing with family issues, deciding to be yourself--but the writing is *outstanding.* Annie and Clay have scorching chemistry, and both of their t You'd Be Mine is a thoroughly enjoyable young adult novel about Annie, aspiring country singer and daughter of two (dead) country legends, and Clay, a hot young country singer who persuades Annie to join him on tour to keep his label happy because his public image (and private life) have taken a big hit.It's fairly standard ya stuff--falling in love, dealing with family issues, deciding to be yourself--but the writing is *outstanding.* Annie and Clay have scorching chemistry, and both of their troubles with their respective pasts feel genuine. Annie's anger at her parents/fear of turning into either of them was especially well done.If you're a fan of Walk the Line (such an enjoyable movie!) this is a perfect pairing. Sweet with a lot of smolder, and you can't help but root for Annie and Clay as a couple and for themselves. Highly recommended.
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  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    January 1, 1970
    November 12th, 2018:Currently available as "read now" on NetGalley!
  • arini
    January 1, 1970
    beware: potentially new-found favorite contemporary author alert!! erin hahn really set the record straight with this outstanding debut. aahhh i really liked you'd be mine. it has so much heart. it did also in a way remind me of a star is born what with the girl being so heavenly talented and the guy being screwed up in the head. on the other hand, the narrative itself is completely different. i loved that it's about music, a country music at that. i loved that it's character driven. i loved th beware: potentially new-found favorite contemporary author alert!! erin hahn really set the record straight with this outstanding debut. aahhh i really liked you'd be mine. it has so much heart. it did also in a way remind me of a star is born what with the girl being so heavenly talented and the guy being screwed up in the head. on the other hand, the narrative itself is completely different. i loved that it's about music, a country music at that. i loved that it's character driven. i loved that it deals not only with the romantic aspect of clay and annie's relationship but also their personal hardships and shortcomings. i loved that it's also about family and friendship. i also really appreciated that the author didn't use clay and annie's 'love' as a plot device to solve their problems.overall, it's an adorable and sweet read that'll make you swoon but it also has a realistic depth to it. oddly enough by the end of the book i had a strong urge to open youtube and listen to some old country music.bookstagram
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  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!!! Arc generously provided by Net Galley for an honest review. Adorable-Charming and Unputdownable! This is Hahn's debut novel and I admit, I am impressed! This was such a fun read. The characters were funny, likable and just genuine. This book made me want to wear a cowgirl hat and pull my boots out the closet.The author turned me not only into a fan of her work but of country music while reading. The whole time they were on tour and would do a show I felt like I was right there in t 4.5 Stars!!! Arc generously provided by Net Galley for an honest review. Adorable-Charming and Unputdownable! This is Hahn's debut novel and I admit, I am impressed! This was such a fun read. The characters were funny, likable and just genuine. This book made me want to wear a cowgirl hat and pull my boots out the closet.The author turned me not only into a fan of her work but of country music while reading. The whole time they were on tour and would do a show I felt like I was right there in the mix! Highly recommend to those looking for a good book that gives you all the feels!
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  • Hazel (Stay Bookish)
    January 1, 1970
    I read an early copy of this book and I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!! Annie and Clay are precious and they make sweet sweet country music together. Fans of OPEN ROAD SUMMER will fall madly in love with Erin's debut novel. And if books like LETTERS TO THE LOST got ya emotional, YOU'D BE MINE will break your heart then make it sing!! I couldn't get enough of the music, the swoons and the writing. I admired the realness and rawness of both main characters and I loved their romance even more because of that. I read an early copy of this book and I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!! Annie and Clay are precious and they make sweet sweet country music together. Fans of OPEN ROAD SUMMER will fall madly in love with Erin's debut novel. And if books like LETTERS TO THE LOST got ya emotional, YOU'D BE MINE will break your heart then make it sing!! I couldn't get enough of the music, the swoons and the writing. I admired the realness and rawness of both main characters and I loved their romance even more because of that. Have you ever gone to a concert and felt every song in your bones and in your heart so much you wanna cry?? That's what reading YOU'D BE MINE felt like. <3
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  • Sophie
    January 1, 1970
    4 starsThis is the definition of a cute story. Perfect for readers shying away from angsty reads and looking for a good time.The characters are easy to love, easy to connect with.Their inner conflicts are easy to relate with.The pace is just right for the story, not too slow not rushed either.Not many faults to find here. The book has been polished and everything runs smoothly. On one hand you have Annie, gifted daughter of two mega country stars who left her too soon. She is courted by music la 4 starsThis is the definition of a cute story. Perfect for readers shying away from angsty reads and looking for a good time.The characters are easy to love, easy to connect with.Their inner conflicts are easy to relate with.The pace is just right for the story, not too slow not rushed either.Not many faults to find here. The book has been polished and everything runs smoothly. On one hand you have Annie, gifted daughter of two mega country stars who left her too soon. She is courted by music labels for months now but is afraid to follow in her parents steps. She knows what glory can do to someone. How all consuming a passion can be.On the other hand you have the current music golden bad boy Clay. He is barely nineteen and already big in the music industry. “What comes to mind when you think of Clay Coolidge?" (...) "Sex appeal, boozehound, makes love to the mic, rock star, stadium filler.” If he was born to sing he lost his way somewhere since his brother's death. He is now trying to grieve and burrows in his pain in alcohol. The record label grows tired of his antics and sends Clay to settle a contract with Annie. She is their bargaining ship and his last chance.Annie fought for years against her natural inclination but music is in her blood and can't be denied any longer.With her friends she'll do Clay's first part touring the whole summer with him and his best friend Fitz. Country music fans soon flock to these incredible concerts. They are magic together.Of course you will have a romance but ...it's complicated as Annies is extremely guarded given her past and Clay thinks he does not deserve her. “So, she sings like an angel, plays like the devil, pitches championships, and slays amusement park games. Is there anything you can't do?” They both will have to face the demons of their past and overcome their trauma if they want to become who they were meant to be and live their lives to the fullest. I had a great time following this tribe, witnessing Annie's rise and doubts while rooting for Clay who was obviously in need of help. You have all the expected clichés about country music and it worked extremely well in this bitter sweet coming of age romance. For a country music fan like me this was like walking in a candy store: all sweetness and hard to leave. Thank you to St Martin's Press and Netgalley for trusting me with this copy of the book. It had no influence whatsoever on my willing and always honest opinion. Have you read it? Thanks for reading! Sophie
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  • Kristy
    January 1, 1970
    Clay Coolidge is a country music superstar. He sings successful songs about girls and drinking and trucks. But he has a bad boy reputation and pattern of behavior to go along with his good looks and soon his record company will only keep him under one condition: if he agrees to do his summer tour with Annie Mathers. Mathers, meanwhile, is the daughter of Cora Rosewood and Robbie Mathers, also known as country music royalty. Annie grew up in country music. As she states, she knew the words to "Co Clay Coolidge is a country music superstar. He sings successful songs about girls and drinking and trucks. But he has a bad boy reputation and pattern of behavior to go along with his good looks and soon his record company will only keep him under one condition: if he agrees to do his summer tour with Annie Mathers. Mathers, meanwhile, is the daughter of Cora Rosewood and Robbie Mathers, also known as country music royalty. Annie grew up in country music. As she states, she knew the words to "Coal Miner's Daughter" before she learned her alphabet. But her parents died when she was a teen, and she turned away from music, living with her grandparents on their farm. But snippets of Annie's music with her band, best friend Jason Diaz and her cousin, Kacey Rosewood, have made it on the Internet, and they are wowing everyone. Annie agrees to join Clay's tour, because--no matter how hard she tries--she can't stop loving music. But she doesn't want a relationship with anyone in the music industry. It's what tore her parents apart. Still, the more time she spends with Clay, she can't help but see beyond that bad boy "trucks and girls" persona. And she wants to know more. "Either you tour with Annie Mathers or you don't tour at all. I'm willing to take the loss on your contract. We have plenty of eager young talent ready to fill your spot." I was so excited to read this book, because I love country music with all my heart, especially some of the older music that Hahn weaves into this book. I read this on the heels of WHEN IT'S REAL and couldn't help but compare the two. I fell hard for REAL. My reaction for MINE varied, though I still enjoyed it a lot; for sure, the two--while romances--are very dissimilar in many ways. This book has some really dark tones to it, and both Clay and Annie are struggling with some major demons. Each have dealt with some major sadness in their lives, and Annie's past with her parents is honestly just awful. As a result, this isn't a light, fluffy romance, and it has some surprising emotional depth to it and its characters. Annie, especially, is really easy to like and to root for. "Everything in me speaks music with a fluent tongue. Surely it's genetic, but my parents certainly haven't done me any favors. If anything, their deaths nearly killed the music in my soul." As I said, I quite enjoyed the music aspect of the book. Not just the country music part, but the overall fact that the book is centered around a tour. It's really fun to get glimpses into tour life--especially since everyone is so young. Pretty crazy how much responsibility and freedom they all have. There's also a lot of songwriting and emotions displayed through songwriting, which I loved. (Side note: As a child, I always dreamed of being a country singer-songwriter. This was probably due to my intense love of Mary Chapin Carpenter, which lives on to this day. Alas, I cannot carry a tune or read music, so this dream has yet to come to fruition.) "That's the glorious thing about music. It speaks to the very heart of things in the most absolute and obtrusive way." The one hard thing for me was that the book got rather repetitive in the middle with both Clay and Annie going on about how they were wrong for each other. It seemed to stall the plot for a while, as I felt like we were waiting for a bit for something to happen. Yes, we realize each was damaged, but it seemed like the book hit on that just a little too much/too often for a while. Still, this was a really good read. It's very emotional and honestly heartbreaking at times. If you're a music buff, I think you'll enjoy it even more, because of all the musical scenes and songs woven into the book. The characters are very real and go through a lot. There's no insta-romance, and you will root for Annie and Clay, even though you'll want things to move along a bit in the middle. I totally cried at the end, which is a major sign that Hahn did a good job. 3.75 stars, rounded to 4. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher and Netgalley in return for an unbiased review (thank you!); it is available everywhere as of 04/02/2019. Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Google+ ~ Instagram ~ Smashbomb
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  • Kayla Brunson
    January 1, 1970
    "He’s just as damaged as I am. He’s got heartache and grief and loneliness, and if I can’t survive him, he sure as hell can’t survive me."I wasn’t expecting this book to make me feel so many things. This book tackles quite a bit of hard topics such as loss of a sibling/parents, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse. Make sure you are in the right headspace before you crack this one open.With that said, I commend Hahn because she really went for it in this debut novel. We get two really damaged charact "He’s just as damaged as I am. He’s got heartache and grief and loneliness, and if I can’t survive him, he sure as hell can’t survive me."I wasn’t expecting this book to make me feel so many things. This book tackles quite a bit of hard topics such as loss of a sibling/parents, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse. Make sure you are in the right headspace before you crack this one open.With that said, I commend Hahn because she really went for it in this debut novel. We get two really damaged characters here that both are trying to recover from very traumatic things. However, the main thing that they have in common is their love for music. Without music, the small thread they are holding onto would snap in half. Hahn’s writing made you feel that. Made you believe it. Honestly guys, the way she weaved her words together hypnotized me. Don’t even get me started on some of the song lyrics that we get through this book. The lyrics for the title song “You’d Be Mine” fit so well for Annie and Clay that I was amazed at how great it was.The relationship between Annie and Clay stole my breath away. I don’t even like angst but I was inhaling it like air between these two. Read the quote below:"I’ve never in my life kissed someone like this. Felt like this. Wanted like this. It’s as though we’re one person. Like my soul found it’s fucking other half."You guys! Those small moments of pure emotion that we got between these two made me so happy and just tingly inside.If you pick this up thinking that it’s just going to be a basic country love story with no depth, then you will be proved wrong. Erin Hahn made a good debut novel and I can’t wait to read her next book. ARC provided by Wednesday Books for an honest review. Quotes were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication. Blog | Instagram | Twitter
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  • Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 out of 5 Stars.This book, its characters, and the songs pleasantly caught me by surprise, which is pretty shocking given that I jumped into this contemporary with pretty high expectations.As a lifelong lover of Johnny Cash, discovering there was a YA novel centering on music, the effects of the spotlight, and a Cash/Carter love story was everything I didn't know I needed. Color me thrilled that Hahn was able to deliver in her debut novel! Clay and Annie were such interesting, witty, and fla 3.75 out of 5 Stars.This book, its characters, and the songs pleasantly caught me by surprise, which is pretty shocking given that I jumped into this contemporary with pretty high expectations.As a lifelong lover of Johnny Cash, discovering there was a YA novel centering on music, the effects of the spotlight, and a Cash/Carter love story was everything I didn't know I needed. Color me thrilled that Hahn was able to deliver in her debut novel! Clay and Annie were such interesting, witty, and flawed characters and I really felt like I got to know them along their crazy tour. While there were certain elements that truly ticked me off (I'm looking at you and your philandering/self-destructing ways, Clay), I was so invested in this story that I stayed up long into the night to finish the journey. If you're a fan of country music, the Nashville scene, or road trip dramas, this IS the summer read for you! I personally can't wait to see what Hahn has next in the pipeline, and hope you agree!Full RTC.
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.Many thanks to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for the chance to read this book.What an adorable story this was. In many ways, it reminded me of the movie Forever My Girl, but with both main characters living the country star life. A sweet, transportive story with song lyrics readers will be wishing they could hear in real life!Unfortunately, three/three and a half star reviews are the hardest to write. While I enjoyed the book, I wasn't blown away by it. For me, it was simply okay - mak 3.5 stars.Many thanks to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for the chance to read this book.What an adorable story this was. In many ways, it reminded me of the movie Forever My Girl, but with both main characters living the country star life. A sweet, transportive story with song lyrics readers will be wishing they could hear in real life!Unfortunately, three/three and a half star reviews are the hardest to write. While I enjoyed the book, I wasn't blown away by it. For me, it was simply okay - making it hard to elaborate much more. It is fair to say You'd Be Mine was a hopeful and quick read to break up the slow monotony I've been experiencing in my other current reads. I was impressed by Erin Hahn's ability to transport me completely into the world's of these two young country music stars. Even though heavy topics were discussed in this story, like suicide and addiction, the overall tone of this story felt positive and cheerful. The first half of the book held my interest well and I was eager to see where the budding romance between the two main characters would take me.I think this would be a great novel for younger readers hoping to escape their everyday lives and instead imagine the lives of the rich and famous. Thankfully, the characters were more down-to-earth than one might imagine based on the blurb, making Annie and Clay more likable than I expected. However, I was kind of annoyed by the characters being from Northern states while playing up their deep Southern accents. I understood it was part of the persona, but for me, it detracted from the story.Overall, I think this was a really cute read for it's intended audience. I would have enjoyed it immensely myself as a high school reader. As an adult, I appreciated reading a YA book that wasn't inundated with numerous sexual situations or descriptions. Though both characters were deeply flawed, I think this book set healthier expectations of what girls should look for in a relationship compared to many of the YA books I've read recently. Annie's standards were high and she refused to make the same mistakes as her parents or settle for anything less than she deserved. Kudos to the author for that!
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  • Lyn* Nomad *Worlds await*
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoy country music a lot and I’m a big fan of Faith Hill, Rascall Flatts, Lady Antebellum so when I saw this YA Contemporary story centered on country music, I was quite intrigued. I’ve read YA stories featuring rock stars but this is my first time reading a YA story centering on country music.Clay was your typical bad boy, dragging a painful past behind him, hell-bent on a path of self-destruction. One of his latest transgressions led him into meeting Annie, a seemingly good girl. Their path I enjoy country music a lot and I’m a big fan of Faith Hill, Rascall Flatts, Lady Antebellum so when I saw this YA Contemporary story centered on country music, I was quite intrigued. I’ve read YA stories featuring rock stars but this is my first time reading a YA story centering on country music.Clay was your typical bad boy, dragging a painful past behind him, hell-bent on a path of self-destruction. One of his latest transgressions led him into meeting Annie, a seemingly good girl. Their paths collided and only time would tell whether they’d complement each other or destroy one another.Annie was the daughter of a famous singer and she grew up in the limelight. She got out and tried a different path but the lure of music was too hard to resist. When Clay came to convince her to come back and sing, she already wanted to and so started their tour together.They both had their pasts and issues to work through. This story emphasized the beauty of music, the art of it, how it affected people. But also showed the darker side of the music world—the stress and pressure, the depression and the temptation to take the easy way.I appreciated that the author showed the gritty side of the show business but there was a certain depth lacking in the words that would have given the story more impact. The writing style made the issues feel less dark instead of intensifying the impact.That said, “You’d Be Mine” was a pretty good story, dealing with serious issues that impact teens and musicians. Also, throughout the book, one part of my mind kept trying to work out the significance of the title before I finally got it.***Note: Received from Netgalley for an honest review.Posted on Blog
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  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    January 1, 1970
    Full Review on The Candid CoverYou’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn is a hard-hitting contemporary that digs deep into many issues. It has the perfect balance of romance and drama. The characters are realistic and the country music summer tour backdrop make it a perfect addition to a summer TBR.On the surface, You’d Be Mine seems like a fun YA romance novel about country music. Don’t get me wrong, because it is. However, in-between the touring, singing, and sweet first love parts of the book, there is so Full Review on The Candid CoverYou’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn is a hard-hitting contemporary that digs deep into many issues. It has the perfect balance of romance and drama. The characters are realistic and the country music summer tour backdrop make it a perfect addition to a summer TBR.On the surface, You’d Be Mine seems like a fun YA romance novel about country music. Don’t get me wrong, because it is. However, in-between the touring, singing, and sweet first love parts of the book, there is so much more going on behind the scenes. Clay and Annie are both grieving the loss of family members. It is interesting how Hahn shows the reader the many faces of grief between these two characters.❀ REALISTIC CHARACTERSThe novel is told from both the perspectives of Clay and Annie. Annie is easily likeable, as she is a strong-willed character that knows what she wants and how she is going to get there. Her struggles with the death of her parents and being in the spotlight are realistic and her choices are admirable. Clay, on the other hand, is your typical bad boy who actually has a lot more under the surface than most people realize. It is heartbreaking to read about his story, and although he makes lots of poor choices, I found myself rooting for him.❀ COUNTRY MUSIC BACKDROPBooks that feature music and show business are always so much fun to read about. You’d Be Mine has many deep aspects to it, but the scenes where the characters are singing and performing bring lots of light-hearted moments into story. There is even some awards show action in the novel that will satisfy fans of the country music genre.You’d Be Mine is a summer contemporary that you will want to add to your beach bag this year. It has the perfect mix of fun and serious drama. The characters are well-developed and the musical backdrop gives it the perfect setting.
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  • Kara J McDowell
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to read an early copy of You'd Be Mine, and I have FEELINGS. This is the book I've been waiting for. You'd Be Mine is my favorite type of book in my very favorite genre; it's swoony and romantic and charming and fun and heartbreaking all at once. I could not turn the pages fast enough. Clay and Annie are vivid characters with strong, distinct voices, and their chemistry is unreal. I'd read one hundred more books about these two!
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  • Tahera
    January 1, 1970
    You'd Be Mine is a story about two teenage, popular country music singers Annie Mathers and Jefferson (Clay) Coolidge who are dealing with their own respective inner demons and tragic pasts--Annie is trying to get out of the shadows of her famous country music singing duo parents and their volatile marriage and violent death while Clay is angry with his elder brother for going off to war and dying in the ine of duty. Both are exceptionally gifted singers and when Clay gets into another violent r You'd Be Mine is a story about two teenage, popular country music singers Annie Mathers and Jefferson (Clay) Coolidge who are dealing with their own respective inner demons and tragic pasts--Annie is trying to get out of the shadows of her famous country music singing duo parents and their volatile marriage and violent death while Clay is angry with his elder brother for going off to war and dying in the ine of duty. Both are exceptionally gifted singers and when Clay gets into another violent ruckus, his label gives him the choice of either convincing Annie and her two bandmates to become the opening act on his summer tour or else kiss his contract goodbye. While on tour, both Annie and Clay gradually get to know each other, one show at a time, and realise that each one has a deeper layer to their personality. This was a sweet, heartwarming story of two individuals who are trying to overcome the burden of their past and challenges in life, and the only way they know how to do it is through music. I liked the musical tour setting of this story and while reading this book, I kept thinking that this can be turned into a good, decent movie. I cannot say that I have listened to a lot of country music but what I have listened to, I have liked it a lot....there is something very rustic and honest about country music and this book felt the same way.My thanks to Netgalley, the author and publisher for the e-ARC.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 starsYou'd Be Mine is a YA contemporary romance that focuses on the music industry.The main characters are both 18. Annie Mathers is a country singer. Her deceased parents were singing legends. Clay Coolidge is a superstar musician going on tour. His label wants Annie's band to open for him.The book alternates narrators between Annie and Clay (1st person POVs). The beginning of this book was fine. But it just didn't grab my attention like I was hoping it would. I did like both Annie and Cl 3.5/5 starsYou'd Be Mine is a YA contemporary romance that focuses on the music industry.The main characters are both 18. Annie Mathers is a country singer. Her deceased parents were singing legends. Clay Coolidge is a superstar musician going on tour. His label wants Annie's band to open for him.The book alternates narrators between Annie and Clay (1st person POVs). The beginning of this book was fine. But it just didn't grab my attention like I was hoping it would. I did like both Annie and Clay. They were both trying to get over people they had lost. But I just wanted more.The last part of the book was definitely the strongest. I really enjoyed the last chapters. And the epilogue was amazing. I just wish that the rest of the story had held my interest in the same way.Thanks to netgalley and St. Martin's Press for allowing me to read this book.
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