You’d Be Mine is a super-advanced reader for me, and I’m already to read more from the characters. The cover is what drew me first to the book because she seemed so free spirited, and I think that’s so representative of our main character Annie. Here’s my review:
Annie grew up in the shadow of her talented parents, and their tainted romance. After finding them dead of a double suicide, she doesn’t want the spotlight and fame, not if it comes at such a high cost it did her parents. She doesn’t want to turn into them.
The execs are intent to sign her, so when Clay Coolidge shows up at her door, she’s resigned to join. It might be fine headlining for him, he’s a great performer and real easy on the eyes. He’s been in the news a lot lately, he’s got a drinking problem and he keeps ending up in trouble. Sweetheart Annie Mathers might be just the thing Clay needs to clean up his reputation.
But two broken souls that aren’t ready to heal might not be the best for each other, even if their attraction is strong. There needs to be a lot of healing for each of them to move forward.
You’d Be Mine is a fun YA read, it’s got a lot of great characters including Annie’s cousin Kacey and her best friend Jason, they make for a fun band together. While I didn’t love Clays’ character, he was written really well, his bandmate Fitz is a lot of fun and he does well to balance out Clay because he understands the hurt that has caused Clay to act out. Annie’s reasons for not wanting to make it big are understandable, and I think being paired up with Clay helps her to see that she’s a lot better off than she thought she was.
You’d Be Mine has some great YA elements of love, self-acceptance, and the pressures of everyday life.
Watching Annie blossom from being super talented to being super talented and adored is great because she’s as star struck with her fans as they are of her. She’s a fun character and I wouldn’t mind reading more of everyone down the line.