“If I had to choose my favorite, you’d be mine.” – 4.25/5 stars!
Attention! This book contains: amusement parks, tiger plushies, small bikinis, revenge lyrics, fiddles, gems, ball caps, red carpets, award ceremonies, good looking jeans and barefoot dances.
It doesn’t happen very often, but sometimes I turn on my Spotify, I play my favorite country playlist and I sing like I was born in Tennessee. It’s not something that I do on a regular basis, but I really enjoy country music whenever I listen to it. And since the only thing I knew about this book is that it was about two young country singers – I didn’t know too much about what the story was about, as usual -, I was automatically interested.
This story is about a very talented, young country singer named Annie Mathers, who is the daughter of two of the most famous country singers ever – and unfortunately they died when she was younger. She is part of a band with her two best friends – a fiddler and a drummer – and she shares her gift of singing like an angel with small audiences. They have a few fans of their own but most people know Annie for her parents’ legacy. One day, something very unexpected happens. She gets an invitation to be the opening act for the tour concerts of the country superstar Clay Coolidge. He has a bad reputation because of his bad behaviour, and his label company is threatening to drop him if he doesn’t convince her to be part of the tour to make him look better. The band accepts to be part of Clay’s shows, but not everything runs smoothly. There is some tension between the groups, especially between the two singers! So everyone has a very interesting tour across the country…
What I liked so much about this book is the atmosphere created. To me, a good book makes you travel to another place and makes you feel the characters’ experiences and emotions. And I felt like I got that with this book. I felt like I was part of the concerts and it made me feel like I traveled with country singers and saw their lives on a personal level. I have to say that some things were realistic, others not so much, but I was very happy with the end result. All the characters were very likeable and I loved how both groups hung out together and got to know each other. I also really liked the banter between the singers and all the bickering! That made the story even more interesting to me – also, I love enemies-to-lovers stories, so it was a no-brainer for why I liked the romance.
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. It has the right amount of depth and fun. It’s definitely not a “hollow” book. I wish more people read this because I feel like it’s underrated! If you like country music and YA books, you are in for a treat.