*ARC courtesy of Netgalley*
Publication Date: April 2nd 2019
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.
My Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Somebody get me a cowboy hat and some boots cause I’m ready to do the hoedown!
Ok, a bit overdramatic but oh my God this book was such a surprise and so great!
Country music and romance are two things that I’m actually not a fan of so this book had a few things going against it to start but I came to love this book.
It follows Clay Coolidge, country heartthrob and bad-boy who must convince America’s sweetheart Anne Mathers , to join his tour or else his record label will drop him.
There is a romance that develops between the main characters, it was obvious from the start but I loved their relationship. I do wish it had been better and more developed to start with but throughout the story they really grew on me.
Both characters have such layers that are discovered. Their pasts was so much more heart-breaking then I was expecting and I really enjoyed how it showed that and showed how they were dealing with it. I also really appreciated that the characters were aware that they maybe weren’t in the right place to be starting a relationship.
Clay has such great development throughout this book. I didn’t like him at first, thought he was a total jerk but now I just want to protect him. I’m so happy with how his story went.
Another thing I loved was the relationship between Anne and her friends/band. It was super supportive and sweet and there were no unnecessary drama.
I also realy enjoyed how this book highlighted how toxic and unhealthy the music industry can be. There are definitely Trigger Warnings for this book: Substance Abuse, Overdose, Mentions of Suicide. So be careful going into this because they’re not just brushed over.
This was a great blend of emotional and heart-warming and I highly recommend!