You'd be mine A novel

Erin Hahn

Book - 2019

A whip smart teen romance debut inspired by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash from a bright new voice 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 mo...st 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?

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Genres
Romance fiction
Published
New York : Wednesday Books 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
pages cm
ISBN
9781250192882
1250192889
Main Author
Erin Hahn (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Daughter of a late renowned country singer, Annie Mathers is making her own splash on the music circuit these days, singing in small venues but reaching a wide audience via YouTube. Her emergence comes just in time for country singer Clay Coolidge, a gorgeous superstar whose management decides he needs a reboot after drunken episodes lead to negative press. A dual tour could give Annie more exposure and help clean up Clay's image. Annie has reservations but can't help but fall under Clay's spell. The big-time tour reminds her of how her parents succumbed to high-life pressures and media glare, ultimately meeting untimely deaths. Clay, too, suffers from traumatic loss, his beloved older brother dying in military combat overseas. In alternate chapters, the supremely talented teens voice inner thoughts and reveal fragile psyches as they inch forward, developing a fervent romance. Hahn's nuanced and complex rendering of both protagonists will stir hearts. Romance fans and country-pop aficionados will glom onto the story's emotional intensity and intimate, behind-the-scenes look into music celebrities' lives. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

This satisfying romance about two teens in country music offers a glamorous backdrop of music and stardom. After a bar fight and some embarrassing publicity in Nashville, 18-year-old heartthrob Clay Coolidge needs to win his way back into his record label's good graces by persuading 18-year-old Annie Mathers, a YouTube sensation and daughter of country music royalty, to join him on tour. Alternating between Clay and Annie's first-person accounts, the chapters chronicle the teens' shared love of music, initial spats, mounting attraction, and struggles with personal demons as they tour the country. While Annie confronts the memory of finding her famous musician parents dead after a double suicide, Clay (whose real name is Jefferson, a name only Annie earns the right to call him) drinks in order to forget his deceased brother. A magazine feature casts the stars as Johnny Cash and June Carter, and their story mimics that one—Clay crashes from fame just as Annie's career begins to ascend. Though the plot follows familiar and somewhat predictable lines, the talented duo proves winning as Hahn depicts the highs and lows of life on the road. Fans of country music and romance will find much to cheer for in this bighearted debut. Ages 14–up. Agent: Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary. (Apr.) Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 9 Up–Teenage heartthrob Clay Coolidge recently won best new artist at the Country Music Awards, but his bad boy image (fueled by the death of his brother who was fighting overseas) needs to be cleaned up as he is about to begin a U.S. summer tour. His record label has him invite Annie Mathers and her group to be his opening act. Annie is the child of country music royalty, but she has her demons too. Her mother died of an overdose, and her father committed suicide. As a tween, Annie was the one who found them dead. Annie's music eclipses Clay's as they make their way across the country, and both of them try very hard not to fall for the other. Romance may or may not be in store for Clay and Annie, but two of their band mates make a connection. Annie and Clay offer their views on the tour in alternating chapters, chronicling the ups and downs of the music and the band members' platonic and romantic interactions. The characters are very likable and seem true to life. The difficulty of having a normal life in the face of celebrity is addressed many times in this layered and fun romance. VERDICT Readers do not have to be fans of country music in order to root for Annie and Clay to find their way to love. A strong choice.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Avondale, LA Copyright 2019 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Warned by her Gran about the dark side of her country music legacy, the daughter of two tragically deceased stars reluctantly agrees to join the summer tour of a pop idol who needs her to join him to prevent him from being dropped by his music label, an arrangement that is complicated by fan speculation about a romance between them. Simultaneous eBook.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

One of Oprah.com's "Best Romance Novels of 2019"!

"If you’re still obsessing over A Star Is Born (because, same) you’ll love this new romance novel by Erin Hahn." - Cosmopolitan


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?

"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