*TW: death, addiction, suicide*
One of my resolutions for 2020 is to actually read the books I received for Christmas. Last year I asked for three books and STILL haven’t touched them, so I’m determined to break that cycle by reading the books I received this year. First up: You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn.
What it’s about: This one follows heartthrob Clay Coolidge and country royalty Annie Maters as they go on a summer tour together. Annie’s been avoiding the spotlight after her parent’s tragic deaths in fear of repeating history. Clay, in attempt to get good with his label and clean up his bad boy image, invites Annie on tour with him. Annie eventually agrees and soon it becomes hard for her to deny her feelings for Clay despite her fear of following in her parent’s footsteps.
I’ve head a lot of comparisons to A Star is Born, but for me if I had to compare it to anything, I’d say it gave me more Daisy Jones & the Six-vibes.
What I loved: I loved the way Hahn tackled hard issues like alcoholism and the pain of losing a loved one. I completely felt both Clay and Annie’s pain and heartache, and it made me want to reach into the pages and hug them both. Emotion bled through the pages and their pain was gut wrenching at times. The romance was electrifying and my heart both melted and broke every time Clay and Annie shared the page.
The only reason why I didn’t give this 5 stars: I felt like things were wrapped up pretty quickly at the end. I would have liked to have seen more of how everything comes together. There were also a few big event moments where I would have liked to have seen more of as well (i.e. the big hotel scene).
Rating: 3.8/5 stars