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You'd Be Mine

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  4,760 ratings  ·  1,236 reviews
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
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Published April 2nd 2019 by Wednesday Books
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Erin Hahn Good question! Before starting, I saw a documentary on the Carter family by chance. I learned just exactly HOW influential that family was in the earl…moreGood question! Before starting, I saw a documentary on the Carter family by chance. I learned just exactly HOW influential that family was in the early years of country music. They were iconic, to say the least. I had no idea that June came from that kind of history until, at the end of the documentary, Johnny Cash came on and spoke of how awestruck HE was by her and her name. It really changed my perspective on the couple and influenced the way I wrote Clay and Annie. (less)
Ana I really liked this book too. "Meet me at Midnight" by Jessica Pennington is also great if you're looking for teen romance, "The Trouble with Hating Y…moreI really liked this book too. "Meet me at Midnight" by Jessica Pennington is also great if you're looking for teen romance, "The Trouble with Hating You" by Sajni Patel if you like romance combined with overcoming real issues, or "A Rogue of One's Own" by Evie Dunmore if you like feminism and enemies to lovers books. Hope this helped, happy read!

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Jul 12, 2020 rated it liked it
100th read of 2020!! 🥳

This was a quick cutesy story of a girl who can sing, making it big by touring with a boy who can sing. They’re both country artists, so there are some country life things thrown in there. Kinda predictable... 😬 Pure Country. A Star Is Born. Country Strong. There’s a tear in my beer.... and country artists have a lot of baggage. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I can’t say it’s the best I’ve read, but not the worst either. 😊
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-read
A sugar sweet romance cupped in the hands of tragedy.
This story went a lot deeper than I anticipated but I hella enjoyed it!

There's a little Johnny and June in all of us.

Full review to come...stay tuned.
Erin Hahn
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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 ...more
Larry H
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Be still my music- and drama-loving heart!!

In Erin Hahn's You'd Be Mine , Clay Coolidge is one of the hottest young country music stars out there. Sexy and talented, he’s perfected the frat-boy, everyone-have-fun, check-out-the-pretty-girls type of music that has netted him a Grammy for Best New Artist, and has crowds following his every move, especially women, despite his only being 18.

But Clay’s fun-loving style barely hides his drinking problem, his emotional issues that push anyone away w
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Tucker by: St. Martin's Press

Many thanks to Natalie at Wednesday Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review

This book was sent to me by the publisher! If you would like to know how to get ARCs and review copies, feel free to watch my video, Advanced Reader Copies 101!


But If I close my eyes
And wish it all away
Pretend I'm someone else
Pretend I'm here to stay
Gave us half a chance,
Let my stupid heart decide
There's no doubt in my mind,
You'd be mine

I don't know much about music. And whi
demi. ♡
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
❥ 4.5 / 5 stars

But if I close my eyes
And wish it all away
Pretend I'm someone else,
Pretend I'm here to stay
Gave us half a chance,
Let my stupid heart decide
There's no doubt in my mind,
You'd be mine

WOW. This book is really GREAT and completely beyond my expectation. I’m so in love with it that I want to read the second book from Erin Hahn today or tomorrow. 😍🥰
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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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
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Oh 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.

Karen McManus
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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

I 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
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-2
This one opens with a bang and sucks you right into the life of Clay, teen country music sensation who’s waking up after a bad night and a bar fight. And now his agent and his label are pissed. I was immediately captured by Erin Hahn’s fun voice and also her quick no-nonsense storytelling. Clay’s label tells him he has to convince Annie Mathers, the daughter of country sensations (recently deceased) to come on tour with him if he wants to continue playing.

I loved the small scenes in this one, t
Katie B
2.5 stars

I 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
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
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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
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 ...more
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, kindle
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
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
Vicky Again
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

I soooo enjoyed this one! Refreshing and unexpected and a little bit darker than you might think!

Content Warnings: (view spoiler)
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 si
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
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 a little 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.
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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 ...more
Sophie "Beware Of The Reader"
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

This 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 mu
Jacob Proffitt
Jul 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
This is a slow-motion train-wreck and I'm finally jumping off with a sense of relief. The author is actually pretty good. Which is why I kind of hated the story. I mean, the characters are well-drawn and the secondary characters have a strong presence. But Clay is that poor-me jerkwad with a monster dose of self-hatred that translates into the dreaded "I'm no good for you" negative motivation*. And Annie is sweet, but has personal demons that are quickly catching up to her right as fame and mone ...more
Hazel (Stay Bookish)
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.
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it

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
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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Erin Hahn is an author of YA romances, including "You'd Be Mine", "More Than Maybe" and the upcoming "Never Saw You Coming". She married her own YA love interest whom she met on her first day of college and has two kids who are much, much cooler than she ever was at their age. She lives in Michigan, aka the greenest place on earth and has a cat, Gus, who plays fetch and a dog, June, who doesn't.

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