You’d Be Mine Review

You’d Be Mine

By Erin Hahn

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?

I have been reading a lot of darker books lately like, The Sea Witch (watch for that review and check out my bookclub discussion here) and Enchantee and I was ready for a lighter more happy-go-lucky book.  You’d Be Mine was like a breath of fresh air on a sunny day.

I really loved story though it was a bit predictable and corny, but sometimes that’s perfect. Jefferson and Annie were such strong characters and I loved seeing their growth as they faced their demons.

I’m not really a country music girl so I was iffy about this book, but I realized I don’t actually have to listen.  I love this story line and had a lot of fun reading about this. I loved watching Annie’s confidence grow as she went on tour.  I also loved that she also always removed her shoes. A girl after my own heart!

There was one line that said “Iike my soul found its other f***en half” and I just didn’t care for that word at this point. I have no problems with cuss words, but at this particular line I felt it was uncalled for and ruined a good moment.
I got over that moment though I was brought to tears a few times as Annie and Jefferson hit some pivotal points in their life and had to face the past hurts.
It was predictable, but after the intense books that I had read I loved that.  Sometimes it just nice to fall in love and read a sappy love story.  I highly recommend giving this book a chance.