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You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2019 by Wednesday Books
ISBN 1250192889 (ISBN13: 9781250192882)
Edition Language English
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Source:Netgalley EARC

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"Witty and charming, with an off-the-charts, irresistible blend of romance, humor, and characters who steal your heart from page one. Erin Hahn is an author to watch." - Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

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.

Erin Hahn’s thrilling debut, You’d Be Mine, asks: can the right song and the perfect summer on the road make two broken hearts whole?

My Thoughts


As her past and her present collide can Annie Mathers keep her heart intact or will Clay Coolidge be the one to shatter it’s pieces beyond repair?

That is the burning question she has to keep uppermost in her mind every time his dazzling smile turns her way, and it is much harder to stay detached the more the pair spend time together on and off the stage.

At a very young age, almost from the time they were born in fact, both Clay Coolidge and Annie Mathers loved performing.

Singing was an effortless way in which these two found a way to block out/escape the harsher realities of life that caused them to relive painful memories that threatened to overcome every bit of hard won peace in their day to day lives.

As Annie and Clay grow closer those same memories also threaten to tear apart any kind of personal relationship before it ever came to be one.

Hanging over Clay’s head is the knowledge that his bad boy persona/lifestyle was not an acceptable fit for the good girl/sweetheart image that Annie Mathers was known for throughout the industry. Nor did he feel worthy of her due to recent mistakes while they were on tour together.

Funny thing is that Annie has her own personal hangups causing the thinking that she is not the right one for Clay either thanks to past experiences growing up with her volatile parents as examples.

Sometimes listening to the heart not the head works out better, sometimes not so much.

In the case of Annie and Clay it takes a little of both methods to gain clarity and make a correct decision.

What I took away from this story is the truth that ones past does not have to dictate ones future, a truth finally accepted by both Annie and Clay leading them to a place in their heads that led to healing long held inner wounds.

Country music was at the forefront of this story and was represented very well for me as in my own youth grew up on Cash, Parton, Rogers and the rest that these characters loved as well.

I enjoyed the original songs that held so much emotion in them for both Annie and Clay. The emotions rang true as did their road to finding each other outside the bounds of fame and fortune. Both of which fade but a lasting, loving partnership through life outweighs the loss of each of them in the long run.

[EArc from Netgalley]


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Reading Progress

November 12, 2018 – Shelved
November 12, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
November 12, 2018 – Shelved as: arc-digital-copy-to-review
November 12, 2018 – Shelved as: arc-galley-copy
November 12, 2018 – Shelved as: e-book-edition-for-review
November 12, 2018 – Shelved as: netgalley-e-book
February 19, 2019 – Started Reading
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: digital-arc-copy-for-review
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: digital-copy-to-read
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-romance
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: contemporary-setting
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: country-music
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: singers
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: young-adult
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: young-adult-romance
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: legacies
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: relationships-and-friendships
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: relationship-issues
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: new-beginnings
February 19, 2019 – Shelved as: second-chances
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February 20, 2019 – Shelved as: read-digital-copy
February 20, 2019 – Shelved as: read-for-review-in-2019
February 20, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-2019
February 20, 2019 – Finished Reading

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