Published by Sourcebooks Fire on June 16th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Practice makes perfect.
Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she'd get to shadow the Jesse Scott, Nashville's teen idol.
But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He's as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he's accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya's lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse's pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya's playing back up to other people's dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart-and go solo?
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
YES, YOU CAN ALREADY TELL THAT I LOVE THIS BOOK. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and I can damn well assure you that I will be getting the finished copy, because I really wanna reread this book over and over and over again. Have you guys watched Disney’s Starstruck movie before? No? That story is about a girl who chanced upon a teen pop star, and she’s practically the only girl who doesn’t salivate over him. Well, this book is similar to that, only better, with a more solid structure for their romance. Sigh, even thinking about it now makes me wanna reread it.
Like I said, this book has a more solid ground for romance. It’s not all “girl meets teen star, girl hates teen star, girl is different, teen star falls for her.” NO. What made this book amazing was the progression it made. The story wasn’t slow, but it wasn’t fast either. It was just right, that even though I know they’re SO going to end up together, I was glad that the book wasn’t ending just yet. And then there’s the main character, Maya. I loved that technically, she wasn’t the only girl who hated Jesse Scott from the start. She actually REALLY liked him before she got to know him. Let’s just say that Jesse wasn’t exactly NICE at the start HAHA. And she played guitar too. OOOOOH. Awesome female character, and she really kicks ass, guys. Like not literally, but she stands up for herself, especially when she knows she’s being insulted. She doesn’t stand gaga next to Jesse Scott. Also, the way she dressed, sigh I CAN SO IMAGINE.
Jesse, on the other hand, is someone I really had fun laughing about. Even though he was supposed to be a teen popstar, the author did not portrayed him as a spoilt kid. It was more of rebellious. He doesn’t sleep around, he doesn’t splurge his money around. The only problem about dear Jesse Scott was that he did not like people, AT ALL. HAHAHA.
You want your very own teen heartthrob, or at least read about one? YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.