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Abby and the Cute One

(Backstage Pass #5)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  340 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is as forbidden as the secret romance it contains! It has hot kisses, graphic language, and extreme misbehaving. DO NOT GET CAUGHT WITH THIS BOOK…unless you want everyone to know you believe in true love.
Every member of Seconds to Juliet has a girlfriend—except for Nathan Strong. Now the band's manager is leaning hard on "The Cute
ebook, 197 pages
Published November 16th 2015 by Entangled: Crush
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Norah Una Sumner
Too cute for words.

I really enjoyed reading this book.The characters are lovely,the story is very interesting and captivating and the writing is excellent!Both Abby and Nathan are extremely wonderful and relatable and the chemistry between them is…explosive.In a good way,of course.I couldn’t wait to find out what will happen next so,yeah,I’ve read it in one sitting.That’s how much I enjoyed it!There’s a lot of adorable romance,a bit of drama and a charming ending that will melt your heart.


Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an easy read and is full of good feelings. For those of you who are into darker romances this isn’t for you unless you want to try something a little different like I did. I usually read heavier romances but I have to tell you it was a nice change. It reminded me of innocence again but still kept with the rock romance theme with a band that reminded me of One Direction and yes, I do like them along with my usual hard rock music.

Nathan was the youngest in this boy band and since the other
This is the fifth book in the series - and I've read, enjoyed and reviewed them all! Having said that, I don't think you need to have read the others to enjoy this one, but they're all great so why miss out on the others?

The Seconds toJuliet boy band are on tour and are about to audition for a new opening act. Youngest band member Nathan Strong is sixteen years old and coming under pressure from their manager who is endeavouring to change Nathan's image from the cute youngest one to their new he
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Finally, we get Nathan’s story! I knew he was going to be Abby’s love interest when we see him kinda fangirling over her in the previous book. But this was much more fun than expected!

If you don’t know, this series is about a boy band called Seconds To Juliet. Each boy has his own story as a whole book written by different authors. Thats is what fascinated me from the beginning. And this is the last book, focusing on Nathan Strong, the band’s “baby”. The youngest of them all.

I myself am not
Paula  Phillips
Jun 01, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a series that I have read Books 2-4 previously and each one features a different boy band member and their quest for love and finding their perfect girlfriend and a HEA for now as they are only teens to early adults and being musicians you can't expect them to settle at this young age straightaway. A different author also writes each book. Book #5 Abby and the Cute One is written by Erin Butler and features the youngest member of the band, Nathan, he is also the only one not attached and ...more
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-e-book
“I chose you. And I’ll continue to choose you if you let me.”

-- review will be up on November 16th! :)

=== REVIEW ===

Before anything else, thank you for giving me a chance to be part of the tour and I am able to review this wonderful book. I haven't read the other books yer I believe this is a series type of book? But this one is my first ever Erin Butler book that I've read. With so much honesty, I felt a bored in the first parts of the book, I suddenly felt like it was just the same story I've
Veronica of V's Reads
This is the fifth book in the Backstage pass series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Nathan Strong is the new IT boy of Seconds To Juliet, and he’s not happy about it. All his bandmates have real relationships, with girls they love, and he’s on a blind date every week with some starlet he doesn’t know and who doesn’t want to know him. It’s lonely on the road, and he’s feeling down about it when he meets Abby Curtis. It’s a sweet meet-cute and they’re getting along well before he realizes that
Alex (Pucksandpaperbacks)
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
**I was provided this book by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This does not change my opinions.**

Abby and the Cute One is about Abby Curtis and Seconds to Juliet member, Nathan Strong. Abby is an aspiring singer/song-writer and she is auditioning for a spot on Seconds to Juliet’s tour. Little does Nathan Strong know when he finds her singing one night alone. They spend a special night talking about music and the audition, the next day.

Nathan and Abby face obstacles throughout this s
A Leisure Moment

This is the last leg of the journey on Second to Juliet’s American Tour (does that give us hope for more?). Unfortunately, I think this is the last happy ending that we might get, but not without a little tension along the way. Abby and the Cute One is a wonderful conclusion that will leave your heart pumping with excitement—you’ll be wishing to be on tour!

Plus, Abby's a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries, so that's reason enough to want to read this book.


You don't have to read them in order and
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, review
Oh, how do I say goodbye...
The boys of Seconds to Juliet end on a Cute and very enjoyable note. 4.5 Stars!
Abby's spunk and determination to do what was right for her personal and professional life made me cheer for her right off. I want to hear her stories too, I'm sure they make spectacular songs. Nathan, as the baby of the group, had some growing pains to sort through, but with his heart in the right place and the insta-spark he shared with Abby made me a fan. I would've like to have seen the
**ARC provided by Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review.**

Well, this final book to the Backstage pass series was just as adorable as I expected it to be!

One of the things I liked is that situations with LJ, the manager, were taken care of. That guy annoyed and pissed me off. So I was happy with the way he was dealt with.

Nathan wasn't my favorite guy, because that is still Ryder (I like the bad boy!) and it kind of annoyed me how he was so back and forth, wishy washy about things. Abb
Read InAGarden
Abby and the Cute One is the final book in the Backstage Pass series and it doesn't disappoint. Nathan is the youngest member of Seconds to Juliet and the last single member. Management is banking on using his single status as bait to attract fans. They set up fake dates with young starlets and expect Nathan to play along. He's OK with the plan until he meets Abby and is smitten. Then Abby becomes the opening act for Seconds to Juliet and Nathan starts having a very hard time playing the good bo ...more
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Abby and the Cute One was a perfect way to bring the Backstage Pass series to a close.
Loved the book, it was sweet, fun and adorable.

I highly recommend this series, it's been such a great read.

I really enjoyed Erin Butler's writing and I'm excited to read more from her in the near future.

Thank you Entangled Crush via NetGalley for the advance copy.
Suma Hegde
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Choo cute. <3
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
cute ending to a fun series.
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
At A Glance
What a lovely end to the series.
The Good
The Backstage Pass series has been a guilty pleasure of mine for some time. There is nothing super special about it but there is something there that keeps me coming back for more. It's endearing, it's silly, it's fun. Abby and the Cute One was no different. I easily fell for the characters as they fell for each other.

Abby was so down to earth and sweet. She's how you hope your favorite pop stars are like in real life. Her passion fo
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.

Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

I can't quite wrap my head around the fact that after over seven months since the Backstage Pass series was launched, we've now come to the end of Seconds to Juliet and the girls who have changed the lives of the five members with the release of Abby and the Cute One, the story of Nathan Strong and Abby Curtis penned by author Erin Butler. I've enjoyed all fiv
Katja (Life and Other Disasters)
This review was first published on Life and Other Disasters!

I was provided with an eArc from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!

First off, I should probably mention that Abby and the Cute One is Book 5 in the Backstage Pass Series and that I have not read any of the other books. However, it’s not rocket science and I easily understood the premise and that the previous books were about the other band members of Seconds to Juliet. But on to the actual book review now!
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
**Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for allowing me to read this in exchange for an honest review!**

The second that I got an email about Abby and the Cute One, I knew that I had to read it. The Backstage Pass series is everything I've always wanted in a series of books, so I couldn't pass up a story about the last boy in the band.

I loved how quickly this story jumped right in. The reader is immediately introduced to Nathan, who is seen as the band's most eligible bachelor. Since everyone else
Lisa Mandina
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
The final story is about the youngest band member, who is now also the only single one left, Nathan. their manager, LJ, is very insistent that he must remain single, although they want him to seem accessible to the fans, so they have him going on fake dates. One night after a fake date that Nathan can barely stand to get through, he convinces the bodyguard he's with, Beau, Daisy's dad, to let him go for a walk down by the river. There he meets one of the girls who is going to try out to be the o ...more
Anais Torres
Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it
This is another tale of LJ threatening a band member, separating them to manipulate and, in effect, blackmail them into adhering to his commands. And I felt a little disappointed that we did get to see his execution. I SAT THROUGH FIVE BOOKS FOR IT.

Any woo, the story has a relatively straightforward but credible plot with enough twists in it to keep the reader interested. It is well written giving further insights into backstage life for young people in similar situations. This story was bit du
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have enjoyed the previous books in this series, so I was extremely excited to read this book. I was so happy that this book lived up to my high expectations.

I really liked all of the characters in this book. Each person was so unique and lovable in their own way. I felt like I could connect to each person in a different way. I was also very impressed with the writing. I thought Erin did a great job!

The romance felt a tad like insta-love, but it worked for this story. It really didn't bother m
Rachel Geiger
As you can probably tell from my previous reviews, I have absolutely adored the Backstage Pass series from Entangled Crush. Truthfully, I've loved it so much that I'm not at all prepared to let it go. I just think it was such a clever idea to have five different authors write this series revolved around a boy band, with each book focusing on another member's love story. The last book is from author Erin Butler and she tells the story of the final and youngest member of Seconds to Juliet. Nathan ...more
4-1/2 stars.

This review also appears on Swoony Boys Podcast.

This is my favorite of the series.

Abby is the opening act for Seconds to Juliet. When she shares a sweet, swoony moment with Nathan Strong from S2J, she's on cloud 9. Their budding romance is totally forbidden--Nathan's got to remain single to keep up the band's dwindling appeal. Will they be able to resist each other when everyone else wants to keep them apart?

This was the swooniest story of the entire Backstage Pass series.
“I chose y
Kei • fiction court •
ARC kindly provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

3 stars!

These boys, I love them all! Abby and the Cute One was another great add to the series and it still continues to amaze me how a whole series is written from different authors, so good and sweet.

Nathan and Abby’s story was so cute! Abby is auditioning for Seconds to Juliet opening act. The previous night she met Nathan and the both of them shared the cutest moment. But with LJ being a monster-manager and putting the weight
K.M. Robinson
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ecopy ARC in exchange for an honest review. Abby and the Cute was utterly adorable. I’ve only read one of the other books in the series (they can all be stand alone books, so no worries if you haven’t read the others) but this was definitely my favorite. It’s just so sweet. If you want a good chick flick of a book to read, this is a great one. They meet, they kiss, they end up working together, they fall, they’re kept apart, drama, rally, happy ending. You can help but sit there a ...more
BookWorm 221
Nov 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, arcs-2015
Excellent book to read in one sitting!

Such a fun, cute, lighthearted book, the perfect book to get you to get lost in the story of two teens falling in love for the first time.

Abby and Nathan are two sixteen year old pop stars, Nathan is part of a famous band and Abby is just getting started as their opening act in their tour. Needless to say from the moment they meet, there are sparks flying around all over the place, the connection is instantaneous and the both just can't stop it from unfoldin
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a really fun and easy read. Of course being a shameless One Direction fan is what drew me to the boy band love story
Laura Martinelli
Aug 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, ebook
I think by reading my other reviews for this series, I’m approaching this as someone who has been down that road of tween pop fandom long ago, and while I still enjoy it to an extent, I also tend to look at the next crop of prepackaged boy bands and think “Oh honey.” (And to be fair, people did that to me when I was fourteen, so again, I know what I’m talking about.) That said, aside from my outright dislike for Aimee and my “Wait, did no one mention this gaping plot hole” with Anya, I have like ...more
Nov 26, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars. This one was So Cute! Though it was a little instalove-y, I really shipped Nathan and Abby. Nathan was so sweet and he's probably my new favorite boy bander. I thought the rest of the band was really well represented and loved all the scenes of them together. There is a big thing to happen with the whole LJ as a villain arc that has been going on through the whole series that I wish we would've gotten to see, but overall it was a good ending to the series. ...more
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Erin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she loves to read. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially fangirls over a sigh-worthy romance.

She lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson

Other books in the series

Backstage Pass (6 books)
  • Aimee and the Heartthrob (Backstage Pass #1)
  • Mia and the Bad Boy (Backstage Pass #2)
  • Daisy and the Front Man (Backstage Pass, #3)
  • Anya and the Shy Guy (Backstage Pass #4)
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